November in Toronto has not been snowless in over 30 years. Although it was a bit nippy on this day, I could still get away with early fall wear. Not too much longer though…so I decided to see the last of the season out in style…
|From Style Per Diem|
The skirt: Previously posted perfect, tweedy cotton grey pencil skirt with hip flattering rouching – worn last for our 2 yr anniversary dinner. I layered with grey wool blend tights which were surprisingly warm and cozy.
The sweater: NOTE: This sweater is NOT blue. Its this gorgeous bright purple colour that somehow reads blue on my point and shoot camera and I cannot get it to do any better. If I succeed, I will re-post a picture of just the sweater.
This outfit was built around this lovely sweater, purchased at a brilliant 50% sale from my favourite store – Costa Blanca. It is a very different silhouette than what I am used to, clinging tightly to the hips and loose on the top with a wide boat neck and fall away sleeves that cuff just above the elbow – almost built for a high waisted pencil skirt. Here’s a closer look at the sleeve and how I wore it. I enjoyed it very much because a) it is a sweater which meant I did not have to layer up and feel all constrained to feel warm, b) I am trying to diversify the shapes I choose and this one is unique and c) it is effortlessly chic, which is great in what is otherwise a simple single colour sweater.
The shoes: An absolute STEAL at Payless, these lovely ruffled T-straps that I bought this summer are as versatile as they are comfy. Much loved, under used!
Accessories: Even though the top was a blank canvas, I wanted to dress it up without over powering it. This acrylic/glass bead necklace with chain in between beads works well, but I think I might go on a hunt for similar necklaces soon. I also added a think black belt below my natural waist and the waist of the skirt, just for interest. Other than that I just left in the usual silver hoops and rings.
I absolutely LOVED this outfit for an exceptionally warm November Friday and I thoroughly enjoyed putting together several simple, effortless pieces into a workable ensemble.