Hello friends , a bit of a different post this week . Anyone who has known me for a while knows how much I love a good skirt, so when Gail ( who blogs At This Is Mutton ) had a #7 skirts in & days challenge on Instagram I simply had to join in. It was a lot of fun and really got my creative juices flowing. I also discovered several new bloggers and Instagrammers.
I have always been a separates girl , be it pants or skirts , as they suit my body best and I enjoy the versatility of simply changing tops to make different outfits.
My skirt for Day One was from Trelise Cooper and is black tulle with black velvet spots. This was an online purchase , something I don’t do often but when this skirt went on sale it had to be mine.
As the day was a little chilly a jacket was in order . I found this Harry Who leather jacket at local recycle store Return to Splendour (sadly no more) a few years ago.
Day Two – wearing one of my many Moyuru skirts . I discovered this Japanese label many years ago and fell for their avant-garde styling .
I paired the Moyuru skirt with a little cream Paule Ka cardigan that has the labels signature black bow.
Day three was a work day for me , a black Ping Pong skirt with a frill peeking out was my skirt for the day. I have had this skirt for many years and to be honest hadn’t worn it for a while as it was a bit snug.
I paired the skirt with a black mesh top worn under another recycle find , an interesting top with its red velvet flocked lady. The top is a Canadian label , how it ended up down here in Tasmania is anyone’s guess- the joy of recycling wondering about the previous owners.
Day Four – a silvery , glittery Sass and Bide skirt that I purchased to take to Paris back in 2018. It is a woven knit fabric that travelled beautifully.
To be honest as much as I love this skirt I do find it tricky to style with anything except black , be it a tee shirt, this one is a Paula Ryan favourite, or a knit . I would appreciate any styling suggestions.
Day Five – I couldn’t possibly not include one of my all time favourite skirts , an olive green Sarah Puccini that I wore to my son’s wedding in 2016. I have dressed it up for more formal occasions or down with a knit and boots.
I donned a new Mos Mosh jacket (a naughty Spring purchase) . This really is Spring in a jacket with its sprigs of flowers in corals , pinks and apricots on a cream background. Under the jacket I wore a soft green Lisa Ho cardigan that I have owned for many Summers.
Day Six , another of my Moyuru skirts, this time a black and white check number that has been featured many times on my blog but that doesn’t ever worry me as I feel our blogs should reflect day to day life.
I paired the black and white skirt with a white poets blouse and wide corset belt both by Maude Dainty and a new to me necklace , a recycle find last week , and a bangle. It is a bit hard to see in the photo but the ceramic squares are like licorice allsorts.
Day seven – not real life but a touch of fantasy – what I would wear if a formal event occurs in the future.
I have owned this Gay Naffine skirt for over thirty years , it is the most magnificent fabric with a metallic sheen and has a tulle underskirt. I will also admit that it has little wear over that time , formal events don’t present themselves often in my world. I also will admit that for many of those years it was way too small. That said I couldn’t part with the skirt and I do plan to wear it in the future.
A skirt this fancy calls for sequins , my Paula Ryan black sequin cami obliged . A vintage white ostrich feather jacket came out to play . I found this jacket many years ago at Red Vintage Fox. My little gem and tassel embellished hat from local Tasmanian milliner Susan Macarthur completed the outfit.
Thank you Gail and your co-hosts for the challenge , I have really enjoyed meeting fellow skirt lovers.
Joining Gail at This is Mutton, Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Jacqui for Stylish and Chic, Nancy for Fancy Friday.