Monday, February 29, 2016

Plaid Palette










Just a simple outfit for another winter weekend. Plaid skirt + thin sweater = easy ensemble! A winter formula I rely on when I start to get bored of dressing for the cold. Luckily this weekend it was legitimately warm out! Perfect picnic weather really, crazy nice for February!

The thin sweater is another from Forever 21, I found three there this winter despite their other offerings being totally different in style to my own. The skirt I made back in November and is a favorite now, even if I made the waistband a bid snug! I found the adorable palette brooch on etsy last year, though it has yet to debut here on the blog. Too cute to pass up!

Now, to business, my shoes! These are the lovely Chelsea Crew's I recently snapped up from Royal Vintage Shoes! I had been lusting after these adorable red and white T-straps for ages, and I am so glad I finally gave in and added them to my closet. They are even nicer in person than I was expecting and they fit my rather large (US size 10) feet perfectly! I can't wait to wear them with fun summer dresses when the weather warms up. I have to say too that shopping with Royal Vintage was a total breeze, and my order was delivered so ridiculously fast! As an avid online shopper there is nothing I love more than fast shipping :)

I didn't get nearly as much sewing done this weekend as I would have liked and I think I'll be sewing nights after work this next week. As I sew all day for my "day job" (how fun is that! I'm a lucky gal) the idea of doing yet more sewing when I get home is a bit daunting! Still, I sewed a really nice lapped zipper this weekend, so I feel accomplished in having done that at least! Zippers and I still don't get along very well even though I've been sewing for over a decade now! Do any other seamstresses out there have that one sewing thing that still drives them mad?

Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: Chelsea Crew from Royal Vintage Shoes
Belt & Brooch: Vintage
Tights: Amazon
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (years ago!)

9 comments:

  1. You always wear plaid so beautifully. More important for this post, though: your t-straps are amazing!

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    1. Thank you! I had to have these shoes, I'm glad you like them! I can definitely recommend them as they are really true to size and comfortable for heels :)

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  2. Ravishing ensemble. I love, love, love those shades and whole look. Red is sizzling on you and seems like just the hue to usher in spring's warmth with.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I am on a constant quest for good retro sunglasses!

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  3. Lovely outfit and great shoes! They have lots of outfit potential. Rather fabulous hair too!

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    1. Thank you Kate! I know I'll be wearing them all the time!

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  4. Look at those blue skies! You look great, the hair, the shoes. Everything looks better in the sunshine. How did you do the hair? Also, I am the same size shoe as you! Xx

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    1. Thanks Porcelina, no shortage of blue skies here! I dream of grey days with perfect diffused lighting. I'll add this style to a list of hair tutorials I want to do soon :)

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  5. The pleating/gathered detail on the front of your skirt with the hip drape!! Love it! And I'm, as always, swooning over the plaid.... ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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