Thursday, September 6, 2012

Gaultier does Degas

I got home from work, feeling a little stressed, and was happy to have a package from Sheila with the fabulous lime green pants, a very cool ring, and a comic book made by her friend. Thanks S! Perfect timing. You're awesome!

Here's the skirt that I gave a sneak peek to earlier last week.

Jacket: Lilith
Shirt: Joe Fresh
Skirt: Jean-Paul Gaultier (thrifted)
Shoes: Messeca (from Capezio in Toronto)

Business on top, party on the bottom!

I love Lilith's clothing and I got this jacket on eBay for $51.00. That's an insane price. And I thrifted this skirt!  Who could possibly have given it up?

The skirt is so pretty - ballet dancers! I used to take ballet lessons and had dreams of trying out for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet but that was never going to become reality.

I finally saw a ballet, La Sylphide, in Washington DC in 2009 and it was amazing. Brought tears to my eyes because it was so beautiful.

Here's the back so you can see stripes going in different directions.

I bought these shoes in Toronto last weekend from Capezio. They are a brand that I'd never heard of before but I was drawn to the pointy toe, straps, velvet fabric and the unique piece on the heel.

Today my coworker said that these were less extravagant than my usual shoes. I think they are pretty funky myself.



  1. Love the jacket -- twisted pinstripes are so cool!

  2. Oh, my gosh, what don't I love about this? The jacket is so cool - the pinstripes are fab. The skirt is just stunning! Who could give that up? And the shoes are completely amazing!

    Wow, that was fast! I'm glad you got the package already! I hope the pants fit. :)

  3. Oooh this is one of my favorite outfits you've worn. I adore the skirt (really looked forward to it's premier!). The print is gorgeous. I'm jealous of you for thrifting it!

    I think the shoes are plenty funky. Straps, velvet and the great little heel detail.

  4. I cannot believe this wonderful skirt, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Love, love, love.

  5. I love the contrast between the pinstripe business top half and the colourful dancing Degas bottom, and your feet look quite the ballerina in those shoes (and the positioning, a hint of your dancing past, Megan!) xxx

  6. Every piece of this outfit is just amazing, and together - spectacular! I know intimately those early dancer-dreams you mention, and Capezio was originally a maker of dance shoes. I love your second photo the mostest. :)

  7. Hi Meagan!

    This skirt is amazing, this is a keeper! Who would give it up! you are right!
    The jacket is pretty cool as well, nice eclectic combination, well done
    So you get the comments from your co worker as well hey? i did at the beginning i still do, but i do not care and more so as i am getting older, i will the lady who does dress age appropriate, this is all bullshit btw, the age appropriate thing
    Your shoes are lovely, love them, so delicate and feminine

    I was in the new Doc Martens store in Montreal- OMG! i died and went to heaven, you should see the all the colors! I am tempted by the pink Docs!
    I was invited to the official store opening in sept, that is cool!

    Have a great weekend

    Ariane xxx

  8. I am totally in love with that skirt - what an incredible thrift find!! Nice contrast with the striped jacket. I too used to harbour dreams of being a dancer and remember looking at the shoes in the Capezio store in Toronto. I don't believe you really have bunions because you certainly don't look like it in those shoes!

  9. Love it all. Especially the jacket. Does Lillith run big, small or just right?


  10. Gosh, that skirt is beautiful. The way it is cut /draped is a little Japanese, almost like your dress yesterday. I also admire good toe cleavage on a lady! (wink wink)

  11. You chose a fantastic title to you post. I couldn't wait to scroll down and see the Degas below the waist. So fun!
    And tell me, why is it you have the cutest shoes on the planet??? I'm "jellies" as someone expressed once. (jealous)

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Just when I think I've seen my favorite shoes of you, the next pair of my favorite shoes of yours comes along :D

    My oldest just got a job with the New York City Ballet. I was so excited I forgot to ask if she gets comp tickets. Turns out she does. I'm about to explode from

  13. Buy Shoes in Toronto
    I found your shoes very lovely but i found some good one at Rieker Shoes Canada LTD. You can also check them out.