Friday, October 25, 2013

Miller Time Friday: Giving Me The Slip

Happy Friday!
I am tired this morning - woke up at 4:30 - dear son is off on a school trip to Boston and was leaving early - watch out for him Merry Wife!

Thought I would share another little gem that has been added to my wardrobe this fall.

Sometimes, it is the little accessories that can just bring out the best in our current clothing. 

So when I was shopping a few weeks ago and I came across a half slip with the most beautiful trim, I knew I could do a lot with it!


The ivory slip is lovely - I would even consider wearing it on its own in the summer with a tee.

A close-up of the lace hemline:



And below you can see it underneath a lovely navy woolen skirt (the Marc Cain that I am wearing to death this fall and which I assume will be worn lots in the winter as well), it adds a touch of whimsy and fun:


A close-up of the Vera Moda blouse I am wearing underneath:


Sometimes, it's these little touches that just make all the difference!

Not sure if any of you saw the amazing popbacks on JCrew this a.m. - there is a ton of old school stuff!  I actually scored a silk organza skirt in shell pink from several years ago that I had always loved but had missed at the time for a song.  Worth checking it out to see if there is anything there for you...

Do any of you wear embellished slips?  This is my first one, and I love it!

In honour of my topic of the day, let's make a Fairy Slip cocktail, shall we?

Fairy slip Cocktail

How to make a fairy slip:

Fill tumbler with crushed ice, top with Kahlua and club soda. Squeeze lime and place on top. Drink enough of these and you too will believe in fairies!
Ingredients:

Luckily for me, I already believe in fairies, but since I have all of these ingredients, I think I will give this a go!

Happy Friday and Stay Safe Out There!

34 comments:

  1. i hardly wear skirts but I do know several that wear embellished slips to lengthen too short skirts/dresses. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. I wear skirts less now than when I was working outside the home, but I admit, I still love a skirt! You have an awesome weekend!

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  2. I have just acquired my very first slip this month! Not embellished or anything, but baby steps ....

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    1. Oh I have spanx that I squirm into and which makes me feel like an encased sausage... not good. This is a real old-fashioned slip and I love it, so I think more slips may be in my future!

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  3. Your slip is gorgeous and I love the look of lace peeking out of a hem. I always wear a full silk slip under dresses in the winter, so much more comfy and warmer as well. I can't wait to see your JCrew popback, that sounds beautiful!

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    1. do you have a favourite brand? I screenshot the purchase, so will post it tomorrow - it actually made me sad, seeing some of those wonderful old pieces juxtaposed with poly....

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  4. Why you little minx. Showing your slip? you would have been the Miley Cyrus a hundred years ago!!

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    1. Now don't give her any ideas, after drinks tonight we'll find her naked on a wrecking ball.

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    2. So long as WMM doesn't stick her tongue out at us all.

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    3. I will be good as gold.....

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  5. Hi Wendy, that's a most unusual slip, I've never seen one with such detailed trim before - is it actually vintage?

    Love CSW's comment!

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    1. Nope - it is brand new - I bought it at a store called Envy here at the local mall!

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  6. Gorgeous slip! I've been looking for one because with tights season comes my skirt is sticking and riding up season. I may just have to make myself a silk one, with lace! Perfect for wearing with all those mini J Crew dresses ;)

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    1. well it really is nice - \I've worn it with several items and they all look good with it and it just adds a pop! and it is nostalgic, so fits with my personality!

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    2. Nostalgic! I don't think I ever told you I love the idea of you being "nostalgic," it just sounds so romantic! Risking an oxymoron, I love new stuff that looks vintage ("old school" rather than old and ratty). Does that make me nostalgic too? Or just frilly? Maybe I should take that fashion quiz :)

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    3. AB - I think it does make you nostalgic - my daughter and I stared at a brand new 40s style coat for 15 minutes yesterday - it looked old and new all at the same time!

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  7. I almost ordered the Lana top, just to see what I'd get. But then the item I really wanted popped out of my cart so I nixed the whole order. Can't wait to hear about your skirt. I can't believe there are items from Spring and Fall 2008 online at jcrew.com right now... just crazy!!!

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    1. I am curious as well - I have never seen anything like it...

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  8. I just love the word "slip" it reminds me of Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin roof, I wish I was a slip girl but I am a fleece slumper.

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    1. I love my fleece too! Do you have no slips for under those slinky dresses? I would have figured you for at least once liz slip!

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  9. SECRET FRILLS Love the cocktail name, very you. But Kahlua and lime, hmmm.

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    1. I have eaten little sandwiches with chocolate and basil, so I am hopeful!

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    2. Well how was it? I'm with GF- Kahlua and lime- whoa does not sound like a likely combo!

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    3. Not bad - I have drank worse! ;-)

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  10. I have never worn a slip (except for those awful body-shaping things that make you feel like a sausage). I love the one you picked up - so cute with your skirt. I hope your son has a great trip to Boston!

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    1. I hope Boston survives him! They are doing museums and going to see Romeo and Juliet!

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    2. Sounds like they have a great weekend planned. :)

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  11. The lace peeking out the bottom is certainly eye-catching. I have a body-skimming half slip in a lovely grape color with a wide lace hem but I could not let it show on purpose. My grandmother's ghost would stop me at the dressing room door!

    Great catch on the J.Crew skirt, it sounds lovely. I long for those good old days.

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    1. I laughed out loud about your grandmother!!!

      Those were the good old days on prints, etc for sure!

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  12. Ooh, boho folkloric look for you, very artsy.

    I don't think I have any slips left, but surely make sense esp in the winter.

    I hope yr son has a good trip and sees the big Museum of Fine Arts and maybe Isabella S. Gardner Museum which has a cool new addition. What a time to go, during the World Series. City will be packed.

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    1. That's what I told him- Boston will be hopping! He is doing Fine Arts and maybe the Isabella, though we went a couple of years ago, so he may go shopping,,,,

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    2. I agree, Lane. The city is going to be crazy packed! I remember when I first moved there, during my first year of grad school, I thought there was some kind of baseball cap invasion in the city and the burbs. Those Bostonians really love their sports! I hope your son enjoys himself. Boston is such a lovely place to visit!

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  13. Lovely slip! I don't own a single slip! Perhaps I'll have to take the plunge, but I'm not sure how I'd wear one!
    Congrats on scoring the pink skirt! I missed the crazy pop backs!

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    1. Ruth - I am like you, I think. The reason this one made the cut was the detail and that the detail was meant to be shown - it made it fun!

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