|I am joined here by Heidi, my parents’ dachshund. I love that dog!|
I was going to show this skirt for the “How I Wear My: Casual Party Outfit” post but have been so into my white jeans this summer that I decided to focus on them instead. My friend Ana of Mrs. American Made asked if I would share pictures of my eyelet skirt since she has been doing some sewing this summer and I told her I had made it. Hey Ana, this post is for you!
I have worn this outfit a few times, even to a child’s birthday party in July when I thought I better give my white jeans a rest. I have been seeing eyelet everywhere this summer, in skirts, dresses, and blouses and I still love it. I have a feeling it will be around next summer too.
|After my white jeans, this is my favorite outfit this summer.|
|Shown here with a pale slip underneath.|
I specifically didn’t line the skirt so I could wear it with a pale slip. The wonderful Terri at RAGS Against the Machine sent me a gorgeous blue slip she thrifted to wear underneath the skirt and I love the effect. It can be hard to see in photographs but it is a lovely combination of black and blue, one of my favorites. Thank you, Terri!
|Under the eyelet is a blue slip, a gift from Terri of RAGS Against the Machine.|
|Oh do I love this necklace by my friend Nerida, who sells them at Duchessa Jewels.|
The necklace is by Nerida of Duchessa Jewels. My mother owns two of her necklaces and this London Blue Topaz is my favorite. Nerida, like me, was obsessed by Anna Wintour’s collet necklaces, took advantage of her location in Hong Kong to find a manufacturer to make similar ones (without that pesky thousands-of-dollars price tag that Anna’s cost, being original Georgian collet necklaces!), and sells them at Duchessa Jewels. Do pay her a visit, either at her jewelry site or her blog Art For Interiors. She has a great eye and loves pattern, bold color, and big jewelry!
|Gazing off into the middle distance, Heidi is ready for her close up!|
Since I was wearing all black, it seemed appropriate that Heidi, my parents’ dachshund, got into the pictures with me. With her silky black coat with touches of bronze, her penchant for barbecue (bits of which I feed her on the sly) and getting into trouble, this is a dog after my own heart.
Have you been wearing eyelet this summer? Or big sparkly necklaces?
Do you love a dachshund like I do?