I attended a very pleasant birthday morning tea for a friend this morning, so dashed very quickly into the park to take this morning's photo: this top is my own design, refashioned from my old pair of pants, first posted about here. I'm pretty thrilled with this because I always get compliments when I wear it, and to think grey is supposedly "not my colour".
On my last visit to the op shop I picked up this skirt, in the $2 rack!! I didn't even try it on, just thought, hey great colour and grabbed it, thinking I could make something else out of it if it didn't fit. Well, the op shop fairy was smiling on me that afternoon, because not only did it fit perfectly, but that was also the day I picked up my lilac suede skirt, and a beige suede skirt, both of which also fit me. I think this skirt and top look like they were made to go together!
Now having worn this skirt for half a day I can see why it was so unloved by its previous owner; the lining is made out of that particularly horrible lining fabric that clings to your legs in a very annoying cloying hair-raising way. I'm going to have to take it out and replace it, although this will be a refashion that will be invisible to the casual observer. Well, hopefully an invisible refashion anyhow. The skirt is perfect in every other way.
I have done a bit more work on my ballgown but will leave that for another day, for now here is an entry I submitted to the Polyvore eco-chic competition (all items recycled or fair-trade, and eco friendly), you can see the hold mustard and grey is having on me lately...
For me now it's back to the office...
Top; own design, grey linen mix, refashioned from old 3/4 pants
Skirt; Millers, from Salvos op shop
Sandals; Vicenza, from Soletta shoes