I think this is one of the more conservative outfits I've worn in a while. Conservative, in that the parts are pretty basic - black sweater, knee length skirt, black tights and "girl shoes"; no 80's shoulder pads, crazy prints, vintage leather, or clunky boots. The bright colours of the skirt had enough "POW!" that basic black seemed to be the best frame for it. The skirt came from fellow blogger, Curtise, who decided that since she didn't wear it very often, and I had admired it when she wore it on her blog, that she would pass it on to me. It fit perfectly, the colours are wonderful (the back panel is yellow), and the pleats held up even after 8 hours of sitting at my desk.
I had more compliments from co-workers on this skirt than I've had on any other item of clothing I've worn in recent memory - it must be the happy colours. Two people pointed out that the colours of the skirt are the exact colours of the GOOGLE logo. Thus, the skirt has been christened "The Google Skirt". Thank you so much Curtise!
sweater - thrifted
belt - Mesh Consignment boutique
Google skirt - Curtise
multi-buckled wedges - Winners
And in other news......
I was contacted by Readers.com, to ask if I would style an outfit around a pair of their reading glasses to be featured, along with some other bloggers, on their recently revamped website. In the post, which appears on the Readers.com blog here, I am in the company of Patti of Not Dead Yet Style and two other bloggers I was not familiar with. Apparently I was the only blogger greedy enough to ask for two pairs of glasses, but what the heck, I couldn't decide between the colourful Elton frame which I'm wearing in the photo above, or the larger Architect, which conjured up visions of Iris Apfel. Unfortunately, my eyesight is so bad I am well past the "reading glasses" stage so I couldn't see a damn thing while doing the photo shoot. Thank goodness for my friend Heather, who took the photos and made sure I didn't fall over anything.