Monday, December 12, 2011

Fun Filled

Here's a skirt-based outfit that made the grade for the walk to work. The skirt is dense and holds its shape well; thus there's no need for a slip, either for opacity or to prevent the skirt from clinging to my legs. To me that makes a world of difference, because half slips make an outfit feel like they're in need of constant adjustment. You've got multiple waistbands to deal with, and then you have to make sure the slip isn't hanging out at the bottom of your skirt hem or twisting around in some awkward way. I want to start experimenting with full slips under a skirt and top, because I think that might be a better option. There are so many things you never notice about outfits until you have to walk a long way in them.

I've had a fun-filled couple of days. On Thursday night Mark and I attended the annual holiday party at Anchor Brewing Company, where we ate delicious food, sampled the new Christmas Ale, and even got some VIP access into the distillery and the rooftop bar (thanks to my fabulous inside connection). Reporters from the Celebrator and 7x7 Magazine were in attendance, so who knows, Mark and I might even end up in their pages.

On Friday I had the pleasure of finally meeting Lisa, aka LPC, in person for lunch downtown. She is vibrant and intelligent and a delight to talk to; I felt like I'd known her for years. For all her talk of being a Sturdy Gal, I suspect she has a big streak of Arty Cousin lurking just below the surface, so I'm looking forward to going shopping together and seeing how much of that comes out.

On Saturday Mark and I attended my company holiday party at Foreign Cinema here in the city. I wore my Valentino dress with Wolford tights and Miu Miu shoes, a combination I've been wanting to put together for quite awhile. And yes, I was too lazy to take photos.

I'm headed off on my trip to Germany and France today; see you next week!

Jacket: thrifted
Skirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Boots: Ecco
Necklace: Wendy Brandes


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

GREAT LOOK...I especially like the jacket. Sounds like you had a fun weekend..maybe you will be in the fun!

Patti said...

Very cool look, Audi - and I peeked back at your Valentino dress and Miu Miu shoes - ack! So gorgeous.

LPC said...

It was SUCH a pleasure to meet you. I'd like to add, you are more beautiful in person than on a web page, and have in particular a very lovely voice. Not to go all fangirl here, but the nice people deserve to know:). Have a great trip.

DeeDee @ Decoding Dress said...

I love the mil-spec jacket with this outfit! I've been looking for something like this for a long time.

Have a great trip!

GenkiOriana said...

I love the skirt!! Wow, Germany and France? Enjoy your trip! :)

Shybiker said...

Love the skirt: very special.

Try wearing a full slip over a skirt and top. I've tried it and it's more comfortable than a half-slip.

Enjoy your trip!

Eurasian said...

I love! I have similar items in my closet, but would have never thought to combine them. Awesome!

sarah said...

word. half-slips are the worst. full slips are better, especially if it's with a top that requires a cami underneath - the slip can perform double duty!

Villy K said...

Love your look and especially the skirt. I love different skirts!

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