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Aubergine Skirt

This is my new skirt by Una. I picked it up at a trunk show at Velouria. I love the color and shape. What’s hard to see in these photos is the contrasting marigold stitching. Also, it’s bamboo and hemp. A great environmentally friendly fabric blend. The skirt is thicker and softer than a simple cotton jersey fabric. It’s rich and luxurious had has a smidgen of lycra to hold its shape.

una sksirt

flowers and una

detail of outfit

Top and tank: Old Navy
Necklace: Gifted
Bracelets: Lucca
Bag: Nine West via thrifted
Shoes: Aerosoles

I can’t wait to remix this skirt. I want to pair it with white or chartreuse. For fall, I’m going to add tights and boots. You’ll be seeing more of this one.

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Earth Day Dress

You might have noticed that, despite being Earth Day today, I’m not dressed up as a tree hugger. I am, however, wearing a couple of sustainable pieces. My dress is bamboo. I was intrigued when I saw it on sale in a Seattle boutique a couple of years ago, and pleasantly surprised when I tried it on and it fit. It feels more like cotton jersey than hardwood floor. Bamboo is considered sustainable because it grows quickly and doesn’t need pesticides or as much water as cotton.

My clutch, which I’m equally proud of, is a vintage thrifty find. It’s made of fabric and has rows and rows of delicate buttons sewn on it. This would be an easy (but time-consuming) DIY project. It’s one less new thing I bought and one more old thing not in a landfill.

I’m really starting to get into colors that “aren’t supposed to go together.” I was walking my dog recently and I looked at my brown-gloved hand holding his red leash and decided to try a brown and red outfit. I added a touch of robin’s egg blue because it goes well with red and brown and I thought it would tie together the otherwise non-matching colors .

How are you celebrating Earth Day?

bamboo dress

red bamboo dress

Dress: Seattle boutique (now defunct)
Camisole: Wet Seal
Belt: Wet Seal
Clutch: Thrifted
Boots: Bass

It’s still National Poetry Month, so I present you with an excerpt from If the World Was Crazy by Shel Silverstein:

If the world was crazy, you know what I’d wear?
A chocolate suit and a tie of eclair,
Some marshmallow earmuffs, some licorice shoes,
And I’d read a paper of peppermint news.
I’d call the boys “Suzy” and I’d call the girls “Harry,”
I’d talk through my ears, and I always would carry
A paper umbrella for when it grew hazy
To keep in the rain, if the world was crazy.


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