26 February 2010

Halloweenie

Why is it that a gal can't wear orange and black without the inevitable (and asinine) Halloween jokes flowing freely from every dufus in a twenty metre radius?   I guess that's why the withering stare was invented.

Anyhoodle, this outfit centred around two of my favourite things:  getting UFOs off my back and getting cashmere onto it.  First, let's chat about the UFOs.  The pants are (yet another pair of) Loes Hinse Hepburns made from a black linen/rayon blend woven purchased from Fabric Mart.  The top is a shortened version of the Textile Studio Madison Avenue dress, created from a knit purchased when Textile Studio was still a purveyor of beautiful fabrics (Man, I miss that resource.  Marsha, why have you forsaken me?).

Over top, I threw on an orange cardigan that was one of the many purchases made during the Great Cashmere Haul of 2009.  Lastly, I pinned on an enamel bee from the Joan Rivers jewelery collection sold on the Shopping Channel (the Canadian home shopping network) and donned my black double strap Marilla Mary Janes by Clarks.  All together, a comfy, professional outfit.

22 comments:

Elle said...

You look great, and I don't see anything Halloweenie about your outfit at all! Stare away at those who deserve it!

Sew Passionista said...

That's what you get for being a High
School teacher . I know the feeling well having spent over 30 years in tha boat. The outfit is just lovely and I love the pin. I have three Joan Rivers bees myself.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your outfit looks very good on you and very professional.

Must check the Shopping channel more often :) Love the bee.

KID, MD said...

Oh my gosh, I am dying over that adorable top!! That print is wonderful. I love the outfit - very nice, and not Halloweenie!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I'm definitely missing the Halloween connection because you just look chic, polished and professional to me!

BTW, I like the Joan Rivers connection though I only own 2 bee pins!

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Very cute! The print really makes me forget Halloween. The cardigan and top would also look great with taupe.

Heather said...

Beautiful outfit and nothing at all like Hallowe'en.

Rose said...

You look terrific! Halloween? I don't think that fashionistic look would go with a witch's hat.

Julia said...

Ive always liked orange and black, and you know, I never think Halloween when I see. I mean, when it's not actually Halloween. Anyway, you look very lovely here! The blouse is quite romantic!

xx

gwensews said...

That's a terrific outfit. Love the orange. I love orange with orange, black, brown, navy, white, turquoise, yellow--it's a great color and not just fo Halloween!

eword10 said...

That does NOT read halloween to me at all. I think the people who are making such comments to you are devoid of all creativity.

Nancy K said...

I don't see Halloween here either. It's a really nice look. I love linen and rayon blends.

angie.a said...

Hey, you're sewing! And I think the outfit is awesome. I really need to try those Hepburn pants. I don't have that one!

Myra said...

I don't get why everything orange and black is halloweenish. That outfit is not halloween at all. I love it. Very well put together. I considered making a pumpkin colored top recently and wondered if anyone would say something if I wore it with black pants.

Trudy Callan said...

Not halloweeny at all. You look great.

Isabelle said...

These colours are perfect on you! Fabulous outfit.

(... I want a cashmere cardigan so bad!)

Elaray said...

The colors look great on you. I see a very well coordinated outfit - nothing Halloweenie at all!

mermaids said...

doesn't look halloween to me, but, then again, i am not a snarky teen. i might need to give that pants pattern a second look. since getting a new, bigger, bulkier brace for my knee, most of pants won't fit over it. grrrr. i need some quick to make looser fitting pants.

countrygirlcouture said...

Adorable! I'd definitely glare at anyone who suggested that I was dressing for Halloween, for comments like that. Now my question is, why can't I find adorable prints like that when I am shopping for fabric?

Teddylyn said...

You look fabulous! Love orange and black--love orange and brown too. I agree--kids make comments that can often be not out of good taste (understatement :>)

Lynda in LV

Mea said...

I didn't see the Halloween connection either! But then, my high school colors were orange and black(and our mascot the witch) so I see nothing wrong with those colors year round, even almost 20 years later!

amber said...

Adorable! Chic and professional, definitely not Halloweenie.