I have been wearing some variation of this for most of my life, often to school. Turn the skirt into a kilt, and add cabled knee socks and penny loafers, and this could’ve been something I wore in about 1982. This very much says “school” to me, but I tried to grow it up a little bit for this month’s Everybody, Everywear challenge, because I am, after all, 45 and not fifteen anymore!
Blouse: Jaeger, thrifted. I was on the fence about keeping this, the last time I wore it, but today’s ensemble convinced me it’s a keeper, because the slightly too-short sleeves actually work very well under a jumper with scrunched-up sleeves. No breast pockets or buttons, so it layers very well. Plus, it ironed up very quickly and easily, and given how little effort I am willing to put into ironing, that counts.
Jumper: Some fine gauge merino with an Italian name on the label I can’t recall, via TK Maxx, remixed.
Skirt: Handmade, thrifted. I love this one a lot, because as part of its handmade nature, it has a very simple, flat waistband, and thus, anything worn over it lies flat.