Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunny yellow for a grey day

The bright yellow of my wool/acrylic skirt cheered me up one recent dreary grey morning. Instead of toning down the colour, I took inspiration from the circus and went with coral jewellery and bold stripes. This skirt is the second of the two I thrifted in the 2.50 euros sale in Bratislava (see the first here). One of the fun parts of thrift shopping is discovering previously unknown labels, then googling them to get a better sense of the quality and price point. This skirt is by Caroll, a French company with stores in Europe, Japan, the Middle East and North Africa, so I'm hoping I won't spot it on anyone else in Ottawa.  

This weekend B's taking me away for a belated surprise birthday celebration. I can't wait to see what he has planned! Then we're having dinner with my family to celebrate my grandmother and brother's birthdays. For my grandma's birthday, we got a card sent from the Prime Minister's office which is a standard, free service for Canadians. She was over-the-moon and promptly replaced a framed picture of the family with it in her living room. Thing is, she thinks the Prime Minister himself decided to send it and we don't have the heart to correct her. Why? Because she shares a maiden name with our city's mayor and at her age that's reason enough. Ever mindful of good manners, she sent a lengthy thank you letter...addressed to the premier of our province. 

{Summer remix option: Wear blazer over a light floral sundress with chunky boots.} 

Blazer - Thrifted (George) (also here)
Tank - RW & Co.
Skirt - Thrifted (Caroll)
Tights - Costco
 Necklace - Dynamite
Shoes - Guess via Winners


  1. Aww grandma's are too cute! I LOVE this yellow skirt. There are so many remix options with this piece. The blazer adds some fun too :)

    Have a great belated birthday celebration!


  2. your yellow skirt is beautiful! I love it! I am your new follower via google friend connect hope you can follow me back so we can keep in touch! have a great day!

  3. Kat, this is another great look! That jacket looks amazing with the skirt. The pop of red is genius!

  4. That skirt is gorgeous. I love the color. Super cute. OH, I bet a hot pink sweater would look amazing with that skirt! Sorry, I blurt out ideas a lot. It's my own personal tourettes tick.


  5. The skirt is such a bold and beautiful piece. The striped blazer makes it very fall appropriate. You could wear the skirt in the spring with a floral top and denim blazer.

  6. Hi girl, just catching up on your posts. I feel like I have not visited you lately. Your outfits have been so smart and really pretty on you. The thrifted Caroll skirt is gorgeous. I love how you put your outfit together. Also, I really like your boots from your last post with the liquid chic. Have a great night. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  7. sunshine girl with your bright yellow skirt, & professional blazer! oh your grandma.


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