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Skirt? Tevrow and Chase, end of season sale at Winners
Silk Shirt? Thrifted in Owen Sound
Shoes? Derek Lam, Holt's Last Call
Purse? Tignanello, thrifted at Talize
Belt? Roots, thrifted at Talize

I wore this outfit helping out at the church nursery last Sunday. I am not a particularly practical person but this was a little ridiculous. In my defense, I didn't know I was on the list for the nursery until I was sitting down in church. If I had been forewarned (ie. if my writing things down on the calendar skills were better), I would probably have begged off because of my major cold, but in the flurry of activity, my general snottiness was forgotten until I was in the nursery. Calm down all you mothers... I would never expose your children to my germs, I would only do that to my IRL friends (yes, that makes me feel cool to write IRL). Besides, I did my best to avoid unnecessary contact and I didn't share my toys with anybody... even if they said please.

I don't think there was a single element of this outfit that was suitable for nursery time. My skirt was so voluminous that it kept catching air and exposing, the silk shirt was a magnet for spit-up and the shoes had all 6 foot plus of me (5'11 plus heels) tottering around in a room full of toddlers. Perhaps I could have removed the heels but that would revealed the holes in the ancient pair of socks that I must have accidentally stolen from my dad at some point. And that would have ruined the whole look I had going on. They may just be toddlers but it's not too early for them to learn about fabulous. In this case, fabulous was the towering behemoth in the colourful skirt, sneezing her brain cells out in the corner.



Apple said...
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Apple said...

I LOVE that purple skirt. The leaves are gorgeous too. What church do you go to?

Modest Apple -- A Fashion Blog

Unknown said...

That skirt is awesome!

In Kinsey's Closet said...

I really love this skirt. Sometimes it doesn't matter how practical something it, just wear it! I love your styling :0)

Academic Writer (a.k.a. A-Dubs) said...

Ha! You're right; it's best they learn about fabulous as early on as possible. And who better to teach them than the fabulosa in the brilliant skirt who knows better than to ruin an ensemble - in any venue - by removing the shoes.

That said, if you did decide to remove the shoes, and if by chance I saw those shoes just lying around, I'd make off with them in an instant. Fabulous ensemble be damned! Those of us who don't possess your supernatural thrifting skillz have to get the goods through other (significantly less virtuous) means.

Morgan and Lua said...

I didn't know you and purple were such good friends. Now I know. I also didn't know you and holey socks were intimate. Shame on them for cheating on me.

Next week you should teach them all about fabulous. It's about time they learn.

Dylana Suarez said...

Your skirt is gorgeous! I love the print!

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine the scene in the nursery. It's a beautiful skirt nevertheless.

Sarah said...

That skirt...ahh...wiping drool off my face. I'm really into crazy patterns right now and that skirt makes my list and then some.

Healthy and Homemade said...

Loving the full skirt =)

samantha said...

nice skirt, good fabric! YOU LOOK CUTE. You look so adorable and cozy=)

Nadine said...

Hilarious - "I shouldn't be on nursery duty, I'm dressed TOO FABULOUSLY!" I love the skirt - the colours remind me of things I wore in the 80s. (Yeah, I'm old . . er than you.)

my healthy twist said...

I love that top and skirt and the socks are a cute touch with those shoes!! You always find such grade thrift finds! XOXO, Natalya

eleanor said...

I really love that skirt, and those shoes!
Impractical - maybe, wonderful - yes! These photos are really gorgeous.


Jameil said...

I NEED THAT SKIRT!!! And indeed, the babies need fabulosity forever.

T said...

"Perhaps I could have removed the heels but that would revealed the holes in the ancient pair of socks that I must have accidentally stolen from my dad at some point."

HAHAHAHAAHA! I have the dilemma all the time.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Deary me. I hope you're feeling much better now.
I truly love the skirt/sock/shoe combination. It's decadent and gorgeous.

GS said...

Holy legs! I was never quite convinced of the socks with heels and a skirt combo.. until now. Must go steal all of boyfriends socks. I don't think my christmas ones will cut it.

Laura said...

LOVE your skirt, it's such a pretty mix of colours :) great outfit, and what a pretty setting

L x
Half Dressed

Anonymous said...

I think the skirt is really fun, but I can see how it might not be practical for the nursery. :-)

Kyla said...

And yet, I doubt for a second that every one of them wants to grow up to be just like you! Beautiful!

No Guilt Fashion said...

I don't know if it is your writing skills, or the fact that I am my churches nursery director. This had me giggling out loud. I could picture myself doing the exact same thing on just about any given weekend.

Secondhand Stella said...

Love the purple skirt!!!!!

Kelly said...

You look fabulous! Too bad the kids in the nursery didn't appreciate it as much as we do! :)

C said...

I don't know what you're talking about. This is what I wear every time I play with kids.

Anonymous said...

I hate it when that happens. I was wearing a skirt that constricted my movement on a day when I had to go get a student's trombone and then haul it across campus to a photo shoot. Had I only known, I'd have worn sweats ...

Love the skirt, though!

Holly Courtney said...

Hahaha. Oh man, I have been there. Well, not in a nursery but as the overdressed behemouth in heels towering over my tiny friends/coworkers in jeans and flip flops. You look great, though. I love the skirt especially.

Alessia said...

The purse is awsome. I just recently heard about Talize and couldn't believe I had never been. Can't wait to check it out!

Andrea said...

Just gorgeous!

Unknown said...

As a tall girl myself (I'm just over 5'10), I wanted to say Thank You for wearing heels as often as you do. I love heels, but since I've married a man shorter than myself, I tend to opt out of wearing them most days.

I'm working on being braver. I'm also trying to work on getting my husband to accept his shortness (compared to me, I think technically, he's average).

Louise Mc said...

Well, it may not be practical, but it looks fabulous. I'm also very tall (6ft) and love wearing heels. :-)

Jamie - Thrifty Threads said...

The rich jewel tones in your skirt are lovely, especially with the ivory blouse. Very pretty!

MerciBlahBlah said...

LOVE it, and I am DYING for that skirt. Needs.

The end.


KT said...

Love this skirt! It is the perfect color combination for the fall. The jewel tones are great and I bet it can be combined with a lot of tops and jackets to make it versatile through the cold fall months. - Katy

Unknown said...

i love it!!! and can i just say that the socks are kind of genious... i have been looking for the perfect socks to go with cute heels... so cute!


Farm Girl Fashionista said...

I love your stories and your style! Stay fab!!

Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...

Another witty and sharp blog post ms. chic. Errr, wait, since you're married I guess it'd be MRS. chic? ;)

So, reading through this post I was abnormally excited to come to realize you (too) are 5'11! I mean... since I'm tall, I always assume people are tall too, but 1. you know what that does, and 2. just isn't the case. Sounds like quite the afternoon in those high heels, but sounds just like something I'd have done too.

GREAT skirt.

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Frances Joy said...

Fabulousness trumps practicality, even in the church nursery. That's a fact. Love everything about this outfit.

mituKatie said...

i absolutely LOVE this outfit. the skirt! the proportions! perfection! :)

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