Before we get stuck in to Skirt Three I need to confess that I have today created an Account at Darn Good Yarn, in full expectation of succumbing to further skirts. This means that I now have a Referral Code giving a $10 discount to a Friend.
I have no idea whether this is First Come, First Served or if it is reusable. I will find out. (I found out, it is, so I will just leave it here to tempt you)
Skirt Three, a game of two distinct halves, methinks. Personally I wouldn’t choose to put these layers together but I adore the top one so will live with it. Apparently there is a Frankenskirting option, should I ever come across a better long layer.
It’s not a heavyweight skirt but is undeniably silk and has a fabulous drape, hang and flow to it. Quite the sexy skirt. The top layer is very silky and leans towards satin-smooth. The lower layer is a slightly lighter fabric with a slight crêpe-ish feel.
Different photography setup today as the clothes airer has actual laundry on it..
Okay, you know what I am going to say, don’t you? This is a really difficult colour to capture! I have tried my best to correct the colour in Lightroom but honestly, not even close. It’s a real chameleon and actually looks a different colour (definitely green) downstairs where I am writing this but very Aqua upstairs in the bedroom! The one thing that I am certain of is that it has lots of beautiful golden colour in it.
From this point on I am going with whatever the camera chucked out because colour correction seems nigh impossible. Maybe I should take it outside… I think I should set manual White Balance and find a grey card before any new skirts arrive.
The two layers together don’t speak to me, though I do see the relationships – there is an aqua stripe in the lower layer and some dark blue in the patten on the top layer. Without the red it might have been perfect.
There are a few pin holes and rather a lot of colour spots on the long layer. I think the colour spotting comes from the original red dye so may not wash out.
I do love that texture!
There is a spotted amla on the top layer.
The golden border is gorgeous.
I have a few options on the styling without going off shopping.
The legs and feet aren’t going to be easy but during this winter I believe navy tights and French Navy boots will do. My desire for a plain silky T-shirt in French Navy is growing.