Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pirate in Purple and Burgundy

Yar, I felt like a pirate all day!
 Partly because of this new-to-me thrifted Danier suede shirt - it has ginormous lace cuffs inset into the sleeves. Not the best thing to be wearing when you're swabbing out the coffee carafes at the end of the day...

I bought the shirt/top/jacket here this past weekend, for $37.50. Yee haw for half price racks at the thrift store!
Due to the shape of the sleeves and the snug fit of the top, not to mention the stand-up collar, I didn't want to do a full, long or swooshy skirt. One Swoosh Factor per outfit - is that a rule? It should be.

Anyway, I went with this short, slightly-pouffed brocade skirt - ah, it's my Soft Goth look, isn't it? I've done it again. I last wore the skirt here in August (just beam me up!).
I matched purple tights to the skirt, then added my favourite burgundy boots and matching leather obi (matchy matchy heaven!). I last wore the boots here in October (with the matching obi again - so predictable!).

The stuff:
Yar, avast! It be pirate booty! Nah, it's just my Myka* necklace and earrings. I treasure these - they are hand-made in Vancouver and they are just gorgeous to wear. I know they weren't cheap (L bought them for me years ago for Christmas) but they are so beautifully-crafted. That means more to me than the cost. Oh, and L does have excellent taste!
*linking 'cause I love, and if you ever get a chance to buy some, it's worth it

Pirate shirt (Danier Leather, thrifted), skirt (Plum), boots (Miz Mooz), necklace/earrings (Myka Designs), obi (locally-made).

12 comments:

  1. Soft goth it is! I love the necklace--L does have great taste!

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  2. Oh! Fire hazard sleeves! Those are my favorite. I love it. Rock it, ye scurvy scallwag.

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  3. Sheila, I love it!! Pirate sleeves, yes, yes!!! You look great. The colors are perfect!

    XOXO
    Lynn

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  4. I love your soft goth looks -- so textural and decadent -- every day we should feel decadent!

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  5. Oh those dang pirate sleeves caught swabbing ye coffee carafes! Great top which lends itself well to your imaginative stylings. And I'm ogling your treasure. L certainly does have great taste but he knew his pirate queen could wear these the way they were intended.

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  6. That top is beautiful! I really like the skirt too :) Such lovely colours in this outfit!

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  7. Ahoy - you are a gorgeous pirate! Your treasures from L are divine.

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  8. The most glamorous pirate I know!! The blouse is amazing--and perfect for you!! I love it with the purply skirt--and your pirates booty is stunning with it!! Soft Goth indeed!!

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  9. L does have excellent taste. And yes, soft goth! I like it!

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  10. LOVE the black top. And the boots really do add the perfect touch to an everyday pirate look.

    Also yes, L has great taste. I bet he could run his own fashion blog!

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  11. I think you could have had two swooshy things in one outfit, but the top does command a lot of attention. Wow! The boots and the necklace are fabulous pirate treasure!

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I appreciate every comment, thank you so much! Please feel free to tell me what you think! I will respond to questions.

Cheers,
Sheila