Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hang On To My Rainbow Sleeves


My blogger friends Jean and Valerie (otherwise known as The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas) sent me these cool comic strip patterned arm warmers.  They were socks in their original incarnation, but the IF's envisioned them as funky sleeves to cover my ugly black wrist guards that I have to wear at work, so  I cut the toes off the socks and voila! (they didn't run because they are a tight-knit polyester/nylon blend)  I've been wearing them more often outside of work than at work, and I like how they add some snap to a solid colour t-shirt.
 
Even though I love the colour, I hadn't worn this thrifted red leather skirt for a couple of years because it was originally a very unflattering below-the-knee length.  I decided to chop it off and now it's much more "me". 
t-shirt - The Gap
man-eater necklace -  Create Beautiful Beads
leather skirt - CTS Thrift store in Toronto
striped tights - Winners
shoes - From Mars

I am wearing heels!  The pain in my right foot that has been plaguing me for months seems to be here to stay, and I have been wearing flats since it started, leaving my beloved pink ankle boots, and these El Naturalista ankle straps, to languish in the back of the closet.  I decided to live dangerously and risk possible discomfort, but was pleasantly surprised when I was able to wear them for several hours before I had to change to flats again.  They have a thickly cushioned insole and chunky rubber sole, so they are about as comfortable a heel as you can get.  I've missed my "Girl Shoes".....

15 comments:

  1. Absolutely fantastic idea. I love the cartoon sleeves. And striped socks, red skirt perfect. I once had a cartoon dress but became too thick at a time so I gave it away to the Red Cross. I have to hunt for socks for my arms

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  2. Love those arm warmers!! The skirt and those shoes also!

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  3. cool outfit. Those shoes do look comfortable

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  4. Those armwarmers rock but mostly I'm distracted by how fabulous your legs are! x

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  5. The arm warmers are a great idea! I am loving that fabulous shortened leath mini, and those shoes! I know that foot pain thing, I can still do heels if I wear them on alternate days, and the relief of flats is increasingly welcome... Oh dear!
    Get a load of your great legs, Shelley, woo hoo! xxxx

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  6. You are looking rather HOT!
    The arm warmers are brillant! Funky and practical!
    Loving the skirt, tights and shoes...sometimes looking fabularse needs a bit of pain, darling! You'll just need a good foot soak and/or rub! XXX

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  7. Whoa! Awesome armwarmers. And it's amazing what a pair of scissors will do to kickstart a skirt. You radiate in this. I love the colour and the shoes with those tights.

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  8. Holy sweet jaysus woman!!! Nearly pee'd myself didn't I? Bloody GORGEOUS you are, LOVE the arm warmers and shoes, your entire outfit is out of the stratosphere I swear!! It must have been lovely to pop on a bit of a heel for a while, they're beautiful:) xo

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  9. Great style!
    so original!
    I invite you to follow my blog on http://laviecestchic.blogspot.it, hope that you like it.
    xoxo Marika

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  10. The perfect gift!! Wonderful on you and outstanding with this outfit. Glad you cut off the skirt and are now enjoying it. The shoes and tights look comfy, warm, and just "girly" enough :-)

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  11. Coolest arm warmers ... ever! The skirt is so much better than it would have been long - if it's an 80s/90s skirt it was likely shaped like a tube, and that style is flattering only on toothpicks. Love the girly shoes too; hope your feet like them. :)

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  12. The IFs knew what they were doing when they sent you those fabulous arm warmers. How they spice up an outfit and I'm sure that you turn many a head. Especially with the tights, the brilliant red skirt and your 'girl shoes.'

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  13. You look amazing!! I like your blog! Would you like to follow each other? :)

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