Last Saturday Night....

we were invited to a 40th birthday party.  It was to be in a marquee on a lifestyle block.   Now, what to wear....I didn't want to dress too casual, but given it is spring and the nights are still quite cold and the venue was a marquee, the last thing I wanted to be was cold.  I was the nominated driver so warming myself up from the inside was not going to be the answer.  Given it is spring, I also didn't want to turn up in all my winter woollies.  I decided that this skirt and top combo was my answer (along with the wool jacket I put in the car just in case).  The weather gods however were smiling on me and I really didn't need all of my layers. 

The blouse I blogged about here.  The skirt was made using NewLook 6345.  This is the same pattern I used to make my pencil skirt here.  This time however I added two pleats to the front and two pleats to the back.  The fabric is a mystery camo green linen fabric remnant that my mother gave to me.  I added slant pockets to the skirt and large belt tabs.

With the skirt and blouse combo I added my new grey leather boots and grey tights plus the beautiful glass necklace I won on The House That AM Built (see AM if you are lerking I put it to good use). 


  1. Nice outfit, I still love that satin blouse. The print is just gorgeous. It looks like it might be still quite cold where you are.

  2. Compared to the weather we have had over winter it is decidedly tropical. The boots have been discarded in favour of shoes but as yet not warm enough to entice me to get my lily white legs out. The thing about where I live is we get occasional snow so day time temperature in winter can get as low as 1deg and in summer we can get as high as 40 deg c, so we are a city of huge extremes.

  3. Thanks for your comment Andrea, and you mentioned you weren't sure what fabric the coat is made out of; at the end of each of my posts are "details" in which I specify the fabric for each garment. There is also always a link to the original post for that garment. In the case of the coat; it is made of a fine woven 100% wool, and is lined in raspberry pink cotton.

  4. Transmuting: change into another form, nature or substance


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