Friday, 6 July 2012

Silk Feeling Polyester

Today being Friday, I thought it safe to wear something a little more casual.  My favourite hot weather clothing is a longer skirt with some room to move.

Pink Calico: Flouncy Skirt

Today's skirt is no exception.  It is actually one of my favourite longer skirts - I think it was the colour which first caught my eye, but the fit and flounce have made it a regular summer staple.

I have no idea about the label - it says Net Girl; it holds its shape well and is thick enough that you don't need the extra layer of a slip. And I love how it is almost a circle skirt except that the waist/hip area fit.

Pink Calico: Flouncy Skirt


I wore it with my refashioned vest, although the original plan was to wear it vestless:

Pink Calico: Flouncy Skirt

We're allowed to have one half of our foot (either heel or toe, but not both) uncovered at work so I wore these slip on Bare Traps.  They are from a liquidators; not super cheap at $30, but I've worn them enough times over the past few years to justify the price.

And the scarf is that coveted "100% Silk Feeling Polyester"!  I jest.  I had no idea it was supposed to feel like silk - it doesn't.  But I wonder if someone has bought the scarf thinking it was silk?

Pink Calico: Flouncy Skirt

See how weavy, thick and burlapy it looks in the photo?  It is actually quite light, soft and floaty.

So, not sure if it is because I looked weird or what but this outfit got a noticeable amount of second glances this morning.  Perhaps it was the sunshine.



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13 comments:

  1. That is a great summer skirt- wonderful color and "flounce." I laughed at the "silk feeling poly" label. It reminds me of the 1970's era "we use and recommend genuine Naugahide," which of course was a brand of fake plastic leather.

    Wishing you a fab weekend!

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    1. Ooh - I remember naugahyde - i think some car seats were made of premium naugahyde.

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  2. Oh, the skirt is marvelous. I'd have trouble not dancing in it.

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    1. Yes - it is very swooshy - you almost can't help but swing your hips.

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  3. That's a pretty skirt, I would swirl around in it if I had it hehehe =)

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    1. Hi Shey! I doooo swirl around in it and sometimes catch myself picking up one side and flourishing it when going up the stairs!

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  4. Narda I love this outfit. Althouh I prefer it without the vest. The skirt is so pretty. I would twirl around in it all day. :)

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    1. Hey Karla: that was the original idea - without the vest, but in the end I thought it would get cold in the office.

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  5. This has a very Southwest USA feel to it... but with a twist. I'd like to see it with some Native American type silver accessories and boots! And when you get THAT put together, may I borrow it? lol

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    1. Hi Susan!

      The outfit does seem very southwest now that you mention it.

      Thanks for following me! Do you have a blog? I clicked on your name, but couldn't tell.

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    2. Hummingbird. See if that works.

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  7. Why do you pull at the skirt in one of the pictures?

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