Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fashion Challenge: Not Mustard

Shirt - thrifted
Skirt - Simply Vera
Tights - Foot Traffic via Sockdreams
Ride Boots - Cydwoq
Scarf - gift from Ana

Yellow and I have the most tragic love affair you'll ever hear about. It spans my blog's life and before... but the short version is I fucked up my last yellow item. My Sheila skirt got put in the wash!!! And it was 50% wool, and it felted. I'll admit I might have wanted to cry.. First my teal cardigan, and now my yellow skirt... I am not having good luck this week.

So scrambling this morning I pulled out my "radioactive egg" skirt that I won off ebay last week. It's another Simply Vera item.. a bit thin for the cold weather, but thick tights help. If you can imagine this exact look with my yellow skirt, that's what I had planned. But I think this works with the printed skirt too. I kept the scarf on because it does have a tiny bit of mustard shade in the print, and I thought the pattern mix worked okay.

Admittedly, I'm finding this challenge a lot harder than I expected. Since I started editing my closet, I've been paying a lot more attention to color, shape, what I'm wearing - which doesn't always work for trends. Good thing tomorrow is Grey because I have a lot of that!

26 comments:

  1. Oh I'm sorry about your skirt! That has happened to me before too. It just does. I still like what you are wearing today! The skirt is fun yes, I see mustard in the scarf, I say that counts!

    I've done pretty well with the colors this week. I have no problem with gray tomorrow either, if anything I own TOO much gray!

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  2. I have the hardest time with yellow items too, actually; they seem to be the pieces that get ruined the most in my wash.

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  3. Hey it's the thought that counts! Scrambling for radioactive eggs, huh.

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    1. Lol! I'm glad somebody caught that. ;)

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  4. My DH once washed several sweaters and all ended up Barbie size. After that the rule was to never wash my stuff again. I just washed a top that should not have been washed and dryed the way it was and sure enough it shrunk. Sorry about your skirt! This skirt is cool though with its acidy colors. Love, love the scarf!

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    1. Sadly, I think it was my fault. I tend to ball things up and move the whole load and didn't realize it was even there. The DH is better at laundry than I am.

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  5. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! You mean THE yellow skirt???? So sad!!!! I do like what you came up with though! that skirt is very fun!

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    1. Yes - THE yellow skirt. The perfect one. I am so sad and angry.

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  6. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your skirt. I hate so much when something like that happens.

    You look great, though, and yeah, that scarf totally had mustard in it.

    Cannot WAIT for grey. Lovely, comforting, infinitely wearable grey.

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  7. I just realized the two skirts I bought earlier today are DRY CLEAN ONLY and 100% wool, so I feel that sometimes in the future this is going to be my story, too. :-( I always accidentally put wool things through the wash, which sucks because I love them so much.

    I love your outfit, and I like that your skirt has a name. :-)

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  8. Ugh, that sucks. I am psychotically careful about laundry because I don't want to wreck anything but I totally destroyed a vintage cardigan I love because I thought I'd washed it before but apparently I was wrong and it got ruined :( I'm still sad. I love the print on the skirt - it reminds me of a microscope view of bacteria or virus!

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  9. I have heard (via the Pinterest... Yes, I do now realize, after commenting on your blog two days in a row about Pinterest fixes, that I have a problem) that there is potential fix for shrunken and felted clothing. Something with conditioner and warm water maybe? I haven't tried it but have been meaning to. If I find it when I get home I'll send it along.
    But that skirt you're wearing? Fab!

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  10. I love this pattern mix together, and think you look absolutely gorgeous. I have become a more successful eBay stalker recently, inspired by you :)

    I am so sorry to hear about your Sheila skirt accident, but wondering if Cara's fix above works?

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  11. I really like the pattern mixing and that eggy skirt is such fun. I only own one piece of yellow clothing, the skirt I wore today and I have worn it to death, may need to invest in a new one!

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  12. Darn on the skirt!! Are your cats doing the laundry or something? Cause maybe they're jealous...I know how cats can get.

    I really like this skirt though. It worked out well!

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  13. Awww I've ruined many a skirt too. So sorry that happened but on the plus side you did pull together a cute outfit in a pinch!

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  14. Oh no! Was the skirt ruined? Maybe you can make some fingerless gloves out of it or a scarf or something? I'll keep an eye out for that skirt again - it's likely to turn up and it's easy to spot on the racks.

    I've learned my lesson with ruining clothes in the wash - things that don't get washed (eg. lined skirts) get hung up right away to air. Most things that aren't worn right next to smelly areas of the body are fine if they don't get washed. I do spot clean and will dry clean if something is about to go in storage. Things of mine that can be washed, but are delicate, go into my own special pile (pick up a smooth basket second-hand) and I do them in cold water, delicate cycle, hang dry.

    FYI, I just read Dawn Cook's "The Decoy Princess" - Kim Harrison is Cook's pen name. This is a fabulous book! Same great female lead characters as the Rachel Morgan series, but more of a "Three Musketeers" feel. I know you'd like it!

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  15. That skirt is really fun. I have one pair of mustard pants, but that is the only yellow that I own.

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  16. Sorry about your skirt! Like most of us here I've felt your pain -- a gorgeous ivory wool sweater that got mistakenly machine-dried and ended up baby-size : < I love your egg skirt though and the scarf does indeed make a lively pattern mix.

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  17. I love this outfit! So fun and pretty!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  18. Oh no! So sad about the yellow skirt.

    Reminds me of a time when I was a teenager and I didn't see a little white top of my mother's lurking in the washing machine and put in hot pink towels. It didn't end well :-(

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  19. Sorry about the skirt :( this one is pretty cool though and goes well with the tights!

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  20. Oh dear, so sorry! Good for you for managing lovely colours and patterns and radioactivity regardless. As for grey, I had to fight options paralysis due to having so much of it!

    I have a similar system to Sheila's of separate laundry piles for special-care items, but it's still easy to miss things, especially pulling things out of the washer which don't go in the dryer. Poor Beary has learned the hard way to stay out of my VERY SPECIFIC laundry needs, but bless him, he'll haul stuff out and put it up on the clothesline - if I separate it first. He easily makes up for no-laundry with grocery shopping and cooking though!

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  21. UGH on ruining your yellow skirt!!!
    I do however LOVe your radioactive egg skirt!!! And the top & scarf are stunning!!

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  22. Oh Im sorry to hear of the misfortuned yellow skirt. However your replecement kncks you out of the park!!!

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  23. Hi Megan, thanks for checking on me daily, this week. It was another fun Challenge and stay tuned for a post tonight because it will talk more about the challenge.

    Now, how do I E-Mail Keely my outfit, what is her E-MAIL address?

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