WIW: Tildon Tube Skirt (ETA see added update re: lining)

Ok…let me explain…I know I was going to sell the skirt on eBay due to the ill fit and sticking-to-tights issue…BUT…I couldn't get this skirt out of my head. I absolutely LOVE the bold broken circles and the black/cream combination. So I took it to Wonder Woman last week and for $12 she: took in the waist, shortened the skirt by 3.5 inches, closed the kick pleat and tapered the bottom. She also stitched in 2 inch wide pieces of silk ribbon every 4 inches on the inside of the fabric lining which gives the skirt "slippery-ness" and voila - no more sticking to tights in winter (she suggested this as she has done it before). I could not be more thrilled - picked it up last night and had to join Team Wear!

So I've paired this bold, graphic skirt with my dark red tank and topped it with my black suit blazer. For footwear, I went with my pointy toe kitten heels. I have two corporate meetings this afternoon that warrant a more conservative and business professional outfit. For a bolder, fun look I would swap the blazer for a leather jacket and the kitten heels for my Docs.

For accessories, I chose my black/dark red handbag, silver bracelet and wedding ring, red specs and red lip.

So what do you think? Have I saved the skirt and can you forgive me? What are your thoughts on the outfit? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blazer: Nygard
Tank: Eileen Fisher (eBay)
Skirt: Tildon
Shoes: Calvin Klein
Handbag: Kate Spade (thrifted)

LINING UPDATE: Well the ribbon lining is driving me NUTS so far this morning :( It's scratching the bare part of my legs and is causing the lining to twist a bit when I walk. So great idea but isn't working for me. I'll just take the skirt back to WW to remove the ribbon strips. I adore the fit of the skirt though so still thrilled with it. I'll just figure something else out for wearing it with tights - now that I like the fit and know I'll wear it, I may just have WW take out the fabric relining and re-line the skirt with proper slip lining. No biggie.


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WIW: Bronze & Boots

Autumn weather is starting to creep in now and the leaves are beginning to turn already - time to bust out the boots!

Today's outfit started with my black knit pencil skirt and a simple black knit sleeveless sweater. On top of that, I added my bronze metallic open knit hi-lo cardigan (should have taken a pic sideways so you could see the exaggerated hi-lo hem). 

For footwear, it was time to debut the new Doc Martens - oh so comfy and adds that bit of urban edge. I adore the pairing of a pencil skirt with stompy boots - great juxtaposition.

For accessories I went with my red/animal print clutch for a wild pop of colour and print, gold wedding band, red specs and red lippie. I would have liked to have worn a gold cuff but I'm a bit worried about any jewelry catching on the open weave of the cardigan so thought best to leave it off.

What do you think? Does it all work together? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Cardigan: Eileen Fisher (eBay)
Sleeveless sweater: Jessica (Sears brand)
Skirt: Cleo Petite
Boots: Doc Martens
Clutch: Material Girl


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WIW: Soft Black Layers

I have worn this silk white-black ombre blouse before and have layered it underneath my black suit jacket/blazer. For some reason, I'm just not feeling as much love for a strict, structured blazer these days and am really enjoying the "freedom" that comes with a soft cardigan.

So today's outfit started with my cropped and rolled slim leg EF black trousers to which I added my black tank and then my silk blouse. But instead of topping that with my black blazer as protection against the a/c, I chose to layer it with my short black hemp-blend cardigan. I love the way the outfit feels on and the movement it creates, but I'm not sure this cardigan creates the right proportions and wonder if it's too short for this combination.

I chose my black kitten heel pumps for footwear and accessories include my black with gold hardware leather handbag, silver bracelet and wedding ring, black/white specs and a swipe of bold pink lipstick.

So what do you think? Does this cardigan work in this instance or are the proportions all wrong? Would the blazer have looked better? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Please note that due to a very hectic work schedule for the next two weeks, I may not be able to pop back into this thread in a timely manner :)

Cardigan, blouse and trousers: Eileen Fisher (eBay)
Tank: Smart Set
Shoes: Calvin Klein
Handbag: Danier Leather


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WIW: Casual Chanel-esque

Happy weekend all :)

I have a day full of running around and it's a little cool outside...what to wear, what to wear....ooohhhh I know - that Chanel-esque sweater I bought as a late spring refresher and didn't wear because it then got too hot.

I started with my fave jeans - Ralph Lauren slim BF's and added my taupe snakeskin belt. I then chose my drapey white tee semi tucked and topped that with the grey/cream textured knit sweater. I loved this sweater the moment I tried it on - it's incredibly soft but has structure and I adore the cream trim, pockets and gold buttons. It speaks to the retro lover in me.

The pick up the cream trim in the sweater and mimic the texture of the waffle weave, I chose my cream laser cut oxfords for shoes. I finished off the outfit with my taupe/silver wrap watch, silver wedding band, red snakeskin wallet clutch and red specs.

Ready for the day ahead - what do you think? Have I removed any possible frump factor out of the cardigan?

Cardigan: Dex
Tee: Joe Fresh
Jeans: Ralph Lauren
Belt: Olsen Europe (thrifted)
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Clutch: Danier Leather
Watch: Fossil (eBay)


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If you were choosing...

...which one of these EF dresses would you pick for me? Both dresses are sleeveless which I realize most folks wouldn't choose for fall/winter. However, I will be layering a jacket or drapey cardigan over top and my office is ridiculously hot in the winter (yes...ice cold in the summer and crazy hot in the winter...). This does not bother me in the least. So picture both with some type of topper, tights and boots.

Pic 1 is made of the same fabric as my EF drape front dresses, has an asymmetrical hem with a chiffon edging on the hem. The stock photo is in black but the one I'm considering is in grey - one of my colors for my fall/winter wardrobe.

Pic 2 and 3 is a slightly heavier jersey blend than the other dress and although short on the model, would be knee length or even slightly longer on short me. It is cocoon shaped and has a detachable full slip.

Okay - let the choosing begin...and definitely holler out if you would choose neither.


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WIW: White After Labour Day

Today's outfit started with my white BF jeans - I feel like such a rebel wearing white jeans after Labour Day - lol!

To the jeans I added my cream/animal print mixed media blouse, semi tucked with a tan leather belt. For footwear, I went with my sand suede Toms wedge booties - this helps to pull out the sand tones in the blouse. I then decided to wear my vintage Cartier dark red leather handbag for a pop of unexpected colour. Rose gold/black watch, gold wedding ring, red specs and a swipe of red lipstick finish off the outfit.

Thoughts? Feedback? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blouse: Lord & Taylor
Jeans: True Religion Brianna (eBay)
Belt: Danier Leather
Booties: Toms
Handbag: vintage Cartier (consignment)
Watch: Fossil (eBay)


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WIW: Army Lace

These dark olive green cargo pants always remind me of the Army - I remember when I was about 16, I went to the Army Surplus store and bought a pair of men's cargo pants and wore them with a cinched belt to keep them up - loved those pants.

Today I've paired my cargo pants with a semi tucked black lace tee. I love the pairing of black and olive. I chose my black heeled sandals (gotta wear sandals while we still can!) for footwear and my large print clutch for handbag. I've been wearing these pants rolled lately in BF style but went for full length today for a change. Hopefully the amount of scrunch is ok.

When I step out the door, I'll pop on my faded mixed media denim jacket. It's a little cooler in the mornings now and sometime I need a topper until I get to the office.

What are your thoughts on this outfit? All comments/suggestions welcome.

Jacket: Buffalo 
Tee: Smart Set
Pants: Ricki's
Sandals: Clarks
Clutch: XOXO (thrifted)
Watch: Fossil


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WIW: Blue & Pewter

Good morning my lovely Fabbers - happy Autumn :)

Today's outfit started with my blue EF drape front dress, which is what I would call a "true blue". On top of that I added my navy blue lace moto (with scrunched sleeves). I like how the two different blues play together. For footwear, I went with my pewter wedge peep toe pumps to play off the colour of the zipper on the moto. For accessories, I chose my olive/cobalt clutch (my third shade of blue) and a chunky pewter bracelet to continue the pewter metallic in the outfit. To finish things off, I popped on my silver wedding band, red specs and a swipe of Berry shade lipstick.

The weather is unpredictable these days - one rainy cold day, followed by a sunny warmer day. But the nights and early mornings are definitely on the chilly side now. Time to start the season transitional style of dressing I guess - which to me means an outfit that looks complete both with and without a topper since that has the potential to come off and on throughout the day.

So what do you think? Does this all work together? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Lace moto: INC
Dress: Eileen Fisher
Shoes: Mark's Work Warehouse
Clutch: Trouve
Bracelet: thrifted


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