Here I am wearing an outfit of two new pieces: a fabulous tweed skirt by Tahari and a beautiful sheer black blouse from DKNY. Although they’re new to me they’re not new to the world. The blouse and skirt are both hand-me-downs from my auntie. For many years my aunt worked as a salesperson in the designer department at Macy’s in downtown San Francisco. She augmented her wardrobe with high-end pieces bought on deep sale. Some things she loved and wore all the time, some things weren’t quite “her” but they were too good of a deal to pass up. This skirt and blouse both fell into that category. To say I love them is putting it mildly. The skirt in particular is sooooo wonderful. I’ve been obsessed with tweed since I was old enough to know what it was, but wearing such heavy fabrics is difficult living in such a warm climate. This skirt is rather lightweight, and the little bit of fur trim make it extra special, don’t you think? To see the outfit in motion check out the little video, below.
A Tweed Skirt and The City
The music is by Catrin Finch. The song “Andante” from the album Italian Concerto, BWV 971 Bach (Creative Commons Attribution) If you cannot see the video try heading directly to my post to see it online, or you can also see it here on Vimeo.
The video was taken at the beautiful Vista Hermosa Park overlooking downtown Los Angeles. We found out after a few minutes of taking video that photography isn’t allowed in the part without permission, so we headed to another park to finish the shoot.
My New Tweed Skirt
This outfit feels professional yet whimsical, and very chic. I’ve worn the tweed skirt and black blouse several times already this December and I especially like to wear them to meeting with clients. I’ve also worn the same skirt with my usual black T-shirt, and the blouse looks just as good with jeans as it does with a skirt. All in all a wonderful and unexpected gift. Thank you auntie!
- Tweed skirt by Tahari
- Blouse by DKNY
- Shoes by Nine West
- Purse from Nordstrom
Do you wear tweed? Have any great hand-me-downs? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!