Skirt Love

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.

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18 Comments

  1. November 4, 2020 / 7:07 am

    I always love your skirts, they are so unique. And what a magnificent name for that shop ! The first skirt is my favorite as I have a similar one! Have a great day.

    • grownupglamour
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      November 5, 2020 / 9:23 am

      Many thanks Nancy , I do love my skirts and always on the look out for interesting ones.

  2. November 4, 2020 / 8:36 am

    You certainly know how to wear a skirt!
    That Harry Who jacket is fabulous, what an amazing thrift store find. xxx

    • grownupglamour
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      November 5, 2020 / 9:21 am

      Many thanks Vix , I always love a skirt and as you can see have been collecting for a while. The Harry Who jacket was a great find and one of my favourites. xxx

  3. November 4, 2020 / 2:26 pm

    So glad to have “met” you through the challenge Jill – I love your style and covet your wardrobe! That vintage white ostrich feather jacket! Not to mention the black tulle skirt with black velvet spots. I hope you’ll come back next week, I host a link up every Wednesday, #WowOnWednesday.

    • grownupglamour
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      November 5, 2020 / 9:18 am

      Thank you so much Gail , I had some fun with the challenge, it was my pleasure sharing a few of my skirt collection. It would be my pleasure to join your link up next week .

  4. November 4, 2020 / 6:38 pm

    What a fabulous parade of skirt-based outfits, Jill! You really have the most wonderfully quirky collection of skirts.
    I’m loving your first and last outfit the most. I love how the leather jacket offsets the flouncy tulle skirt in the first one, and your fantasy outfit is truly magnificent. I hope you will be able to take it on a well-deserved outfit soon! xxx

    • grownupglamour
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      November 5, 2020 / 9:14 am

      Thank you Ann , glad you enjoyed my skirt post , quirky is a wonderful description of them. I did enjoy playing and composing the different outfits. Hopefully an occasion will present itself in the New Year. xx

  5. November 4, 2020 / 9:01 pm

    I ENJOYED THIS VERY MUCH………….
    IS that your garden with the white trellis?MAGNIFICENT!
    I have items too I can not part with even if they will NEVER FIT ME AGAIN!!!
    XX

    • grownupglamour
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      November 5, 2020 / 9:07 am

      So pleased you enjoyed this one Elizabeth. Yes, that is in my garden , the roses are all coming into bloom. Some things are just too good to part with.

  6. November 4, 2020 / 9:04 pm

    Love those skirts but particularly that silver Sass and Bide skirt and the fab check and the final outfit too. What stunning styling with the sequinned top ostrich feathered jacket and the HAT . So lovely to have connected with you Jill. I did not realise you also knew Gail and Jacqui and Jess!
    And thank goodness for La Contessa x

    • grownupglamour
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      November 5, 2020 / 9:03 am

      Thank you so much Hilda , I did enjoy showing some of my skirts in the challenge. I agree it was lovely to also connect with you . I did enjoy meeting you through the wonderful La Contessa.

    • grownupglamour
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      November 5, 2020 / 8:56 am

      Thank you so much , I do enjoy my skirts.

  7. November 6, 2020 / 11:07 pm

    Such a great range of skirts! If I was to do this it would just be maxi skirts every day, haha! 🙂 I love that sparkly sass and bide one too – it would look great with pastels as well as block and it is a stunning skirt on you 🙂

    Hope that you have a great weekend ahead 🙂 Thanks for joining the link up!

    • grownupglamour
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      November 10, 2020 / 8:27 am

      Many thanks Mica , so true maxi skirts are certainly your style. I do like the sparkly skirt and must really wear it more often. I did have a busy and fun weekend , always my pleasure to join your linkup.

  8. November 9, 2020 / 4:24 pm

    I’ll have to join in the next challenge. I LOVE that quilted leather jacket ! Wow, looks fab on you and shows off your small waist. The skirt is also an eye catching design. You know I love how you accessorize! The Spring blazer is lovely to look at as well.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • grownupglamour
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      November 10, 2020 / 8:24 am

      The challenge was a bit of fun Jess and I know you love skirts too. The recycled quilted jacket is one of those lucky finds . You know me well and my love of accessories. Always my pleasure to join the link up.

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