16 February 2011

Day of Failures

So in a day of failures (Prius injury, cranky students, and a poem that won't write itself), I did manage to get my outfit right.  Since I got this skirt, it has been the recipient of many compliments. It's so easy to mix and match since the skirt carries so many lovely muted colors. Today I paired it with my cozy blue sweater and a pin that I've had tucked away for awhile. It was my great-grandmother Albina's and she had a fondness for costume jewelry.  In the next few months I plan to start a project in which I transcribe her diaries and poems (my dad always said I got it from somewhere) and of course, wear more of her jewelry. You'll be able to read about her right here on the blog.

The last time I wore this skirt, I matched it with brown boots and blue tights, but today I opened one of my many shoes closets and took out these beauties. Tonally they work with the outfit, yet provide more impact than brown did.

Outfit consists of:

Sweater: navy blue double breasted cardigan by It's Our Time found at TJ Maxx
Pin: 1970s silver-tone feather pin { the exact same one here at Chatham09 and gold-tone version here at Lydia's Vintage }
Top: stone colored ruffle trimmed tank by Spense found at TJ Maxx
Belt: Brown belt found at Last Chance
Skirt: 1970s textured knit skirt found at The Greedy Seagull { similar concept here at Cool Vintage Finds }
Tights: brown striped windowpane tights found in Florence, Italy
Boots: 1970s cranberry suede boots found at Vintage Shoe Love { similar here at Vera Vague }

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the gray bird said...

this is SUCH a fabulous outfit! and i love that you're wearing something from your great grandmother... so great!

The Greedy Seagull said...

I LOVE how you styled it- it looks great on you!

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

That skirt is ridiculously cool, and I just adore the colors here! The boots are perfect.

Aimée - Vint Condition said...

Thank you for the outfit love! I absolutely had to have those boots and the skirt, and I'm glad they came together in one place.

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

i love this outfit! the pattern on that skirt is just wonderful.