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You’ve seen this terrific waxed cotton African-print skirt before. I found it in a thrift store in Toronto and it was cheap (maybe $12). Then I needed it taken in, which cost twice as much as the skirt. Must.learn.to.alter. It’s still a great deal and one of my favorites, because it’s unexpected and elegant at the same time.
The asymmetrical hem sweater is old (five or six years) and I can’t remember where I bought it. Sweaters don’t wear out in the sub-tropics. It’s got gold-tone studs on the shoulders that complement my vintage gold bracelet. The 1970’s pendant is from Citizen Rosebud‘s shop (now on sabbatical).
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That’s a beautiful sweater. I love the details along the shoulders.
What a fabulous skirt, Patti, and certainly worth the money to get it altered. I’ve done that too, paying more for alterations than for the garment itself. I guess I too must learn to alter 😉 xxx
thanks, Ann, and thanks for the fun travelogue. Loving the pink slippers! xox
What a wonderful print Patti! Love the skirt on you! I think if you love something it is so worth it to get it altered to fit perfectly 🙂 Great color top too, love the detail.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving too!
Love your sweater from Poshmark – it’s a wonderful place to shop! Thanks for your kind words, and wishing a happy Thanksgiving to you too. xox
I love this look, Patti! It’s very you!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
thanks Andrea – you’re inspiring us to get some faux leather leggings right now! xox
Love this look Patti, the skirt is so unique. Scrunched up Meg Ryan face…lol! I love her too though. I just read that she and John Mellencamp are engaged, that’s kind of an unexpected pairing.
thank you, Debbie. Meg and John together – good luck to those crazy in-love kids. I love, love your pink + mustard look today! xox
Love the print of this skirt. Happy Thanksgiving!
thank you Kristin, and HT to you too. Your lipstick vid is brilliant! And I’m ordering the winner, thanks! xox
super chic style! Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving!
thank you Tianna, and the same happy wishes back to you! xox
The wax cotton skirt is gorgeous! Well worth paying for the alterations. I love the gold studs on your sweater. Thanks for hosting, hope you have a great week!
thanks dear Emma! And your leopard print maxi looks fun to wear, xox.
Waxed cotton! Be still my beating heart – my next favourite thing after an indian block print.
that skirt is utterly fabulous on you, perfect with that blue top and your beautiful face (no need for weird facelifts and Botox with your natural beauty!) xxx
Thank you for those lovely comments, Vix. I really got a color and style lift from your post, esp the gold print dress! xox
Love your outfit. I really like midi and maxi length dresses and skirts, easy to wear and great with flats or heels. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!!
Thank you, Alison. Your velvet wide-leg trousers are swoon-worthy! xox
Oh, my, Patti, I adore that skirt! I’m so glad someone is giving it some love and it has a happy home after being in the thrift store ;).
Thanks, Kim! I agree with your post about who has the very best customer service, xox.
We should always wear our favorites. That maxi skirt is so fun and unique!
Happy Thanksgiving Patti!!
Thank you, Ada, and I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving as well! xox
Oh my goodness, Patti! You do look like Meg Ryan with your face all scrunched up! That made me chuckle! Another fabulous outfit, too. Very you!
thanks Shelbee, and thanks for linking up; I am coveting some Eva Trend pieces! xox
You are just too cute! Happy Thanksgiving!
thank you Amy! I love your real-life Thanksgiving style tips, xox.
I really like your skirt, Patti. So pretty! The sweater is also lovely. Blue is my favorite color. Love your humor..I hope I took a good picture! (wink)
Thank you Debbie, and thanks for coming by. Love your pink spectator flats! xox
Love this outfit dear Patti and I also think you look like Meg Ryan (when she was beautiful without all that work, mind you). Thanks for the linkup 🙂 Kisses
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thank you Vale! Your lacy maxi skirt is divine, xox.
Your skirt is fantastic! I do hate it when the alterations cost more than the item but this skirt looks to be worth every penny! I am a huge Meg Ryan fan, I loved every movie she was in! You do resemble her Patti!!!
Thanks, Kellyann! I know you and I share the weather, and I love your layered look with boots, xox.
lovely outfit! and lovely Meg Ryan vibe too! ;DDD
I love your african print skirt, and totally agree that it’s both unexpected and elegant, which is doubled fabulousness!. Gorgeous!
thanks so much, Sra, and thanks for sharing your vibrant, layered look! xox
Thanks for hosting and have a great day!
Same back to you, Nancy, and thanks for sharing some amazing shoes! xox
I’ve thought before that you resemble lovely Meg Ryan! This outfit is so great Patti – the pattern in the skirt is fabulous xx
Aww, thanks, Maria! And thanks for linking up your chic ladies-who-lunch style, xox.
Yes, you do look like Meg Ryan! Just as cute. And the skirt was quite a bargain, and it’s beautiful, and worth having it altered. You look very relaxed and cool. BTW, what is ‘cool’ weather in Florida?
thank you Tiina, for your kind words. And LOL, our definitions of “cool” will never match: it’s cool here at below 70 degrees F! xox
Lovely warm fall look Patti.
thank you Anna, and I hope you have a lovely week ahead, xox.
You do look like Meg Ryan! I love her movies!
Loving that you’re living in your favourites, Patti!
Thank you as always for hosting!
thanks, my friend! As always, I enjoy the Adventures of Vizzini! xox
Patti, that outfit is VERY cute–and totally you!! And yes, I do see Meg Ryan, who I also love!!
Thanks for sponsoring the Link Up and sharing your unique style.
Thanks so much, Darlene! And no, we are not tired of animal print, ever! xox
Ha! You do look like Meg Ryan — but I think she’s adorable and so are you. This outfit is too cute. Love the asymmetrical hem.
Thank you Daenel! I look forward to your art-inspired outfit. xox
You totally have a Meg Ryan vibe going on. I miss her. She was so popular and then all but disappeared.
Love that you got the skirt altered. You need a photo of how fab your butt looks in this.
Yeah, I miss her too – she could still be making warm and funny films. LOL at the butt pic – you and Ally alone know from the fitting room that this skirt creates good butt. xoxo
I love the African skirt, such a unique and beautiful print. You are quite the consignment shopper, one of my favorite things to do as well. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Patti.
Thanks, dear Cherie. I am in love with your white booties and think I’d like to find some! xox
What a fabulous wax print skirt and sweater! Still, with alterations under 30.00 ! Fabulous ! Yes a bit of MEG here! I’ll have what she is having , she being you!
thank you so much, Elle. I love your post today, your gorgeous boots and your shout-outs to Housing Works and Suzanne Carillo’s shop! xox
African print skirt is so beautiful and unique. I love thrifting and I need to get back and check the thrift store I used to find beautiful pieces.
Your style is so unique and I love it <3
thank you Rama. Your hairstyles are inspiring, and your hair is stunning! xox
I am SO glad I had my mom teach me some altering, Patti. Needless to say, there is much to learn on YouTube also, but it’s made shopping feel so much better because I know I can get it to fit.
Thanks Jodie! You three look smart today in your stripes, plus a bit of animal print and floral, xox.
I LOVE this outfit Patti. Still too warm for sweaters in my neck of Florida. That skirt is to live for and the entire look is stunning. Yes, you do resemble Meg Ryan in this pic. 🙂 Blessing upon you and family in this Thanksgiving week.
thanks Katelyn, for your kind words, and have a very happy Thanksgiving. xox
The waxed cotton ethic print is beautiful. I ‘be always admired them. Happy Thanksgiving.
thank you Terri, and the same to you and your family, xox.
I love the prints! It is fun to wear your favourite styles. You get more use out of them and can showcase fashion perfectly. 🙂
Thanks Heather. And speaking of prints, your feature on Dior bags was eye-catching! xox
LOVE this beautiful boho look, Patti!
Thank you Dawn Lucy! I love your candy-striped lounging pj’s and your furry friends, xox.
LOL! Even before I read your copy, I though of Meg Ryan when I saw your first picture! I like her, too, and you and your outfit look fantastic. : )
Thank you, Cee and thanks for coming by! xox
I love the African skirt! African prints always speak to me. The length of yours is fab. I hope your cooler weather continues! xx
Thank you Lisa. Your new red checked coat is a striking piece! xox
Have a wonderful thanksgiving Patti xx
thanks Laurie, and the same is wished to you and your family, xox.