I a couple of great comments from the lovely Cara (check her out) responding to new commenter Shawna regarding yesterday's outfit:
Of course she likes it -- it's a gateway outfit! Imagine having average interest in fashion, and then seeing a coworker dressing to the 9s every day. It's going to be overwhelming -- but when you wear a "gateway outfit" it allows her to take note of some of the more fun details (the fluttery collar, the made for you fit of that skirt...) that she can slowly adopt into her wardrobe!
Such a perfect summation of it. I've always erred on the side of whackadoodle in my dressing and I'm cool with that, but I do understand that many women can be intimidated by some of my bright colour combinations, not to mention some of the more "out there" outfits I do.
What do you think? Is today's outfit a gateway outfit as well?
This is my new-to-me vintage yellow pencil skirt that I picked up here (scroll down) last weekend at the WIN thrift store for $8.50. It is likely from the 80s based on: high waist, length, colour and a more modern label than earlier clothes.
The sweater is another gorgeous item to wear. I last wore it here (2nd outfit) while being lame in January.
here in June 2013 with more 80s vintage. These are a smidge too high for me nowadays, but they'll have a place in my closet for a long time, even if I don't wear them more than twice a year.
Sweater (Limited, consignment), skirt (Mister Leonard, vintage 80s), shoes (Steve Madden), belt (Plum), necklace (vintage 60s, Grandma J's, Trifari), bracelet (Trifari, vintage 60s), earrings (don't remember).