Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Twirl Factor



One thing I have wanted for a while, is a lovely knife pleat skirt.  Yesterday my local Maudes charity shop had a half price sale.  Thank you to Little Miss Flossy for letting me know.  The timing was perfect because today, I had a job interview.  Normally I would wear black pants and a blouse, not unlike the blouse I am wearing and perhaps a jacket depending on the weather.  Today, however, with the mercury reported to climb over 30 degrees, I had a problem. Interviews are uncomfortable enough at the best of times without the added pressure of over heating.  I briefly thought of wearing my Vogue 1247 skirt, but felt with the pockets and linen fabric,  it was a little too casual.  So, you can imagine my excitement when I found the perfectly fitting, perfectly coloured knife pleat skirt in black for a mere $3 in the sale.  The skirt is by St. Michael and made in the UK.  It was however pleated and I suspect dry clean only.  I like to launder charity items before wearing so very carefully I handwashed the skirt in warm soapy water before plunging up and down in some cold water and then drip drying in the sun.  Thank goodness for hot summer sun!    

I was fortunate enough to  have my new skirt coordinate with my favourite formal blouse, a lovely lined sheer white number with little black stars by Amie and was also picked up at a charity shop for a couple of dollars.  The belt and shoes I bought new.

Now, I know all of this is not show casing my me made talents, but I don't know if it is even possible to make such a skirt myself which made this purchase especially gratifying.  It probably won't be often styled this way because it does look a little too office attire for my liking but it also lends itself to this....



Now, while I was telling my Mum about my score, as I tend to do, she said she had the perfect pair of shoes that my sister was throwing out that I could have.  These are brand new and  because they fit me, I am picking they were a size too large for her.  I am quite the fan of espadrilles and these are not too high so perfect for me.  I am wearing my deliciously swirly skirt here with another Vogue top which was among my favourites last summer and I wrote about here.




14 comments:

  1. Such a fun skirt! anything that gives you a good twirl is wearable. :) Visiting from the Wardrobe Wednesday Link up.

    Lindsay
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I think this one is already a favourite.

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  2. Sale and twirly makes for one of the best kinds of skirt.

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    1. I agree. There was certainly no buyers remorse with this one.

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  3. Bargain. Hope the interview went well for you.

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    1. So do I? The proof I guess is in whether I get the job!

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  4. I love espadrilles! How lucky.. and red too! I like the top you made and the skirt is a great bargain. I just found a photo of about 24 years ago when I had the same skirt but with tiny white dots... I loved it and it looked fabulous for years.

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    1. If only we had more storeage space those sorts of lovely things could be kept. Fashion seems to come around again so quickly.

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  5. Score! The skirt looks great. I bought a few merino jersies ready for winter and a little peachy cardi. Love those red shoes, lucky you. So how did the job interview go?

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    1. It went well actually. But unfortunately not quite well enough....oh well, there will be others.

      I didn't buy quite that much but then I did go later in the day so perhaps it had been picked over. I have been back to pay it forward so to speak and replenish their stocks.

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  6. Good luck with the job interview, I hope it went well :)

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    1. It did go well but not "the one" this time.

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  7. Lucky find a good combination of feminine but work appropriate. Good luck for future interviews but try not to work too hard - it seriously cuts into sewing time. Don`t you love when family buy the wrong size shoes !

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    1. Thank you! My sister can buy the wrong size shoes any time she likes, as long as they fit me!

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