Monday, October 24, 2016

Layers of Leaves & Lace










Quilting cotton once more...oops! I realize the real reason this fall leaf print was offered in a wide width (60" as opposed to the typical 45") was for people to use it for making table cloths, but I see a wide width fabric and I immediately think circle skirt. So of course I some how ended up with just enough to eek out this light weight skirt for the warmer days of fall.

The lace of this top almost looks like spider webs too, which is just perfect for the week before Halloween right? I scandalously skipped the camisole I would normally wear underneath this top too, as my new Rago longline bra provides a lot of coverage by itself. I'll be reviewing this longline bra and the Rago high waist shaper (girdle really) soon, as I invested in both recently. To add even more leaves to the mix I pinned on my duo of celluloid and amber rhinestone brooches and paired them with gold and rhinestone earrings in a similar hue. The belt and handbag are vintage, but the shoes are my new favorites from Royal Vintage shoes! I have to resist the temptation to wear them all the time, rotation is good ;)

I am quickly running out of time to prepare things for my trip to Mexico as November is approaching fast. I have an amazing vintage skirt I need to hem among other sewing tasks weighing on my mind before I can pack. Still a few days at the beach (and a lovely wedding) could be just what the doctor ordered to chill me out before we dive into the holiday season at work!

Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: Royal Vintage Shoes
Gloves, Handbag, Belt, & Jewelry: Vintage

13 comments:

  1. I do love those brooches, they're so pretty. The whole outfit looks lovely, really seasonal.

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    1. Thanks Mim! The same brooches are easily found on Etsy as they were made in by the dozen it seems by Avon back in the day :)

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  2. Your skirt is so wonderfully autumnal/fall-like. As I clicked through to this post, I accidentally scrolled fast down and I kid you not that as it whizzed past iIthought the leaf photo was a photo of the skirt fabric! Kx

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    1. Thank you! The leaves on that oak were just as bright if not brighter than the ones on my skirt so it is an easy mistake to make :)

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  3. I think fall must be your season! Your colouring suits it beautifully and you rock the fall appropriate colours like nobody's business! How perfect that the colours of the oak matched your skirt like it was meant to be. I hope you will blog about your trip to Mexico, it's a country I would really love to visit one day :D

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    1. Thank you Harlow! I definitely plan to blog about Mexico, I have some special outfits planned too of course :)

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  4. I'm so with you on wider widths of circle skirts ~ they are just a match made in heaven! Plus, quilting cotton is awesome. I love it. For the right garment, it works beautifully!

    Annnd, speaking of beautiful ~ your outfit is so lovely! I really adore how your skirt almost blended away into the fallen leaves; you look like a pretty fall wood nymph. It's gorgeous. ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. Thank you Bonita! I'm happy to be a wood nymph any time <3

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  5. My, those colours in the fabric are spectacular! It was just crying out to be made into a circle skirt. x

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  6. What a beautiful autumn outfit :) I love how the skirt almost camouflages into the leaves!

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  7. All the pretty colours! Fabulous skirt, love the photo of you sat with it spread around you in the leaves. A great make.

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