Last night I was having difficulty sleeping because it was so hot and humid. I also couldn't turn off my brain and for some unknown reason I started thinking about when I was in Junior High in 1983-85 and my home town got an Eaton Centre. A new MALL!
My friends and I went to check out the NEW MALL and do what 13 year olds do, which thankfully I can't remember, and see what fabulous new stores were in the mall that we wouldn't be shopping in because we didn't have any money.
It was then that I discovered my new love - Le Chateau. Le Chateau had such unique and edgy clothing! So different from the clothes I'd been getting at Sears. Specifically I fell in love with a pair of teal, balloony pants with suspenders and a mustard yellow blouse that was HUGE. (It was the 80s - everything was huge.)
I wore the hell out of the pants - in fact my Grade 7 and Grade 8 photos were taken in them. I loved the blouse which I wore with a brooch at the neck and with my yellow eyeshadow - until someone made fun of me. Being 14, of course I let that bother me. And that led to my changing my way of dressing to conform with the masses. The preppy years. Layering a sweater over an oxford shirt over a polo shirt over a turtleneck. Bass Weejuns penny loafers. Pegged jeans.
And that's about when I fell asleep.
The point of this ramble is that it wasn't until recently that I have felt comfortable enough to "be myself" when deciding what to wear. Sounds corny but it's mostly true.
That being said, look! I totally copied Sheila and bought the same skirt as her.
Cardigan: Pretty Things Boutique (last worn here)
Shirt: Smart Set
Belt: Lut Boutique
Skirt: Club Monaco
Shoes: Anna Sui for Hush Puppies (last worn here)
I was at the mall the other night to pick up a package and I found myself making a beeline to Club Monaco where I found this skirt on extreme markdown.
Sheila wore her's so fabulously that I couldn't resist.
I seem to always where these shoes with my polka dot cardigan. They seem like a natural fit.