The last time I went op-shopping at the Salvation Army I found this stunning lilac suede skirt. Yes, you read correctly, suede!! I cannot believe the lovely things people throw out sometimes... It has a very slightly graded frill around the bottom, is completely lined in mauve lining and has a raw edge hemline. It has one label reading Otto collection, and its care label is completely in Japanese. It's in immaculate condition and fits me perfectly. And I love it. And it was $10. How could I walk away from a winner like that?
And since today is a glorious warm and sunny autumn day I'm wearing it with my pistachio linen top, refashioned from an old pair of drawstring pants here. And my boots, because it was just chilly enough this morning that my feet were cold. I'm not sure about this old necklace. At the time I made it I though it was so wonderful, but now I'm going off it a bit... I put it on because I wanted a bit of ... something to add pizazz and fill in in the big open neckline of this top.
Top; own design, refashioned from old linen pants
Skirt; Otto collection, opshop
Necklace, own design, made by me
Boots; Enrico Antinori, Zomp
Just to show you, Polyvore just had a nautical competition and here is my entry. Not very classically nautical (like, nearly every single other entry was navy, red and white with stripes tossed in there somewhere) but I was going for something a bit different and fun here. And turquoise is so hot right now!!