Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Floral skirt etc

I'm tentatively dipping my toes back into the blogging world. Work seems to be taking up a huge amount of time and energy, as does sorting stuff out in general. The renovation is coming along - pics of that later in the week if anyone's interested.
For now, here are a couple of Spring-like outfits.
A lot of my clothes are in storage while we live in our rented digs, so I'm trying to be creative with my basics.
In addition, my budget for clothing is zero this season, due to renovations etc.

Anyway, here's a basic outfit consisting of Frame denim jeans, old Acne shirt, and newish Nicholas Kirkwood pumps:


This outfit is very 'new' for me. I usually steer well clear of full skirts, as I think they overwhelm my frame. However, this floral skirt arrangement (Karen Walker current season) was one of my last purchases before the Great Budgetary Restrictions kicked in. I have an abundance of pencils skirts, so this seemed like an interestingly different addition.

It has a 50s vibe, and I'll wear it with pumps or sandals once Sydney picks up its weather game. For now it's a bit chilly to get the legs out:

Karen Walker 'Scorned' skirt, old denim jacket, Daniele Arancani boots, Mansur Gavriel bag.


Without jacket - it's a big skirt!


Close-up of the fabric - it's a heavy curtain-like material with lovely mosaicy patterns.

What's your take on full skirts? Yay or Nay?

17 comments:

  1. Definitely want to see reno pics. Jeans and top looking sharp, full skirt with denim jacket looks fab, and agree the full skirt doesn't work as well w/o the jacket. I, of course most favor pencil skirts but also like full skirts as a more comfortable alternative and a woman's height is a big factor. Petite women have to get length and fullness exactly right whereas the tall women have greater latitude.
    For similar reasons, I never wear double-breasted as it looks too boxy on my 5'6" frame.

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    1. Thanks GSL. You're right about the petiteness factor with full skirts. I think this one works as long as I wear it with a cropped, fitted top. I also agree with you about double-breasted suits. They're tricky on the not very tall.

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  2. There's my girl. So happy to see you "dipping". Because of the big tits I stay clear of a full skirt..nuff said. Much love to you and yours.

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    1. Yes, big chest and full skirts can be hard. It's good to be back, although I am still very time-poor!

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  3. Yes please to reno pictures! I love that Karen Walker skirt on you, but know what you mean about full skirts. I really only feel right in those that are full-ish but not full, if you know what i mean. Might be because I'm not that tall, but I just feel silly in them. I've had a couple that end up sitting in my wardrobe - everyone else tells me I look great in them, but they just don't feel very me. I do like your outfits though, and really like the fabric on the skirt. xx

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    1. Reno pics over the weekend I hope, although there isn't that much to see yet.
      I think the KW skirt is a keeper, as I feel good in it, although with an oversized sweater it was dreadful!
      Hope you're over your shingles?

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  4. Brady - Perth ShoegirlSeptember 18, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    Great to see you back Ruth, looking forward to the reno pics! xx

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  5. So happy to see your beautiful face! Yes to Reno photos!

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    1. Thanks Wendy, I'm going to try to catch up with everyone, too - looks as if you had a good trip!

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  6. So lovely to see you Ruth and in your new floral skirt too, very nice pattern and I like it with the denim jacket.
    I hope the reno is going well, we move out of our house in one month so we'll be able to commiserate! Yes pics and updates please!
    I've thought of you many times and I hope your whole family is doing well, very happy to see you back :)

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    1. Hi Dani, we can share our reno highs and lows! Ours are supposed to be over and done by mid December, but I'm not holding my breath!
      Thanks for your thoughts. It's been a hard year.... 3 close friends have also lost their fathers in the past 2 months, so we're forming a 'dead dads' club to support each other.

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  7. Yay! Glad you're dipping back in...it's so wonderful to see you! I love the full skirt on you and think it looks good with or without the jacket. Please do share your reno pics! I'm sure you'll be relieved to finally have them finished and move back in. We were in a rental house from February to mid-July when we finally bought our new home and moved in, so I can relate to how you're feeling in your rental right now. There's nothing like being a place that is truly your own. :)

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    1. Thanks Melissa! It is a bit unsettling to be in someone else's house, complete with their furniture etc. I rented for years, but always unfurnished, but this is very different. It's not bad, though, just a bit odd.
      The worst thing is paying mortgage and rent! Eeek!
      Reno pics soon!

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  8. I like a full skirt but some can make me look like the side of a house.
    Will await the shopping from your wardrobe outfits with enthusiasm

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    1. Hi Cilla, yes, I know what you mean about full skirts. I don't have much of a waist, so that coupled with the large chest can make me look like tits on a stick. I think this one works as it's not high-waisted.
      It's going to be hard to not shop, but I'll try!!!

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