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.