A birthday tube skirt outfit

Inspired by Angie’s blog post, I am wearing a tube skirt in white with black dots around the circles, an EF silk chamuse grey top and Naturalizer pewter metallic loafer/mules and little silver crossbody bag to celebrate turning 74. The top will adjust so that the little box I need to wear will not show as much, I hope, but don’t really care. I wish the skirt were a little longer. Is it ok for summer wear? I can wear the skirt in colder weather with boots and a black or a white sweater. Any other styling suggestions? Sorry about the long quarantine hair.

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  • merwoman replied 1 month ago

    Happy happy birthday! Cant see the pics, but your outfit sounds a dream, and I know you’re looking gorgeous!

  • MsMary replied 1 month ago


    And happy birthday!!

  • Joy replied 1 month ago

    Sorry about that. Pictures are now added and thank you for the birthday greetings.

  • MsMary replied 1 month ago

    Wow! What a great outfit! I especially love those pewter loafers!

  • bonnie replied 1 month ago

    Happy Birthday! You look great and I like the length of the skirt on you. 

  • rachylou replied 1 month ago

    Very pretty! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    I’ll bet the skirt would look good with oxfords too.

  • Sal replied 1 month ago

    I love this on you Joy!! You look great. And happy birthday:)). Hope you get some fun in with your family.

  • Joy replied 1 month ago

    Thank you, MsMary, Bonnie, Rachylou and Sal. We are having take out fried chicken and a cake made by the grans, who will be coming over to help eat chicken, waffles and cake, maybe kale salad. Rachylou, I will change into off-white sneaker/oxfords.

  • Jenn replied 1 month ago

    Happy birthday, Joy! You look great!

  • Glory replied 1 month ago

    Happy happy birthday! You look amazing and I hope you enjoy your day!

  • Runcarla replied 1 month ago

    A very happy birthday to you!  You look fantastic - long hair and all!  

  • catherine replied 1 month ago

    Happy birthday, Joy. I hope you have your best year ever. You look so pretty.

  • MsMaven replied 1 month ago

    Happy birthday! I love this outfit and it would look great with boots and black top. Have fun!

  • Bijou replied 1 month ago

    Happy birthday, you look so fab in this outfit. You hair is beautiful at all lengths. I hope you were able to enjoy your special day. xxxx

  • unfrumped replied 1 month ago

    Super cute skirt outfit. I like that length on you.
    Happy birthday!!

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    You are a SUBLIME birthday girl who wears the pewter palette with the best of them! KILLER. Gorgeous hair too :)

  • notsaf replied 1 month ago

    The skirt is the perfect length! Happy birthday, dear Joy!

  • JAileen replied 1 month ago

    Happy Birthday, Joy.  You look fab!

  • Joy replied 1 month ago

    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and sweet, helpful comments.

  • Aquamarine replied 1 month ago

    You look so pretty in that outfit and the tube skirt is perfect. Happy birthday!

  • slim cat replied 1 month ago

    Happy birthday! The outfit and the hair - all looks great! Adorable classic pencil skirt in a fun print - perfect length!

  • Joy replied 1 month ago

    Thank you , Aquamarine and slim cat. I am thrilled that this quick outfit receives approval. What a birthday present!

  • bridgie replied 1 month ago

    Joy, perfect outfit for you.  Your hair looks great.  Happy Birthday!

  • Minaminu replied 1 month ago

    Happy birthday Joy! You look fab in outfit, the long bob is very stylish!

  • Liesbeth replied 4 weeks ago

    Happy birthday! What a great outfit. The skirt is a classic length that suits you well. It looks really interesting with that pattern too.

  • Staysfit replied 4 weeks ago

    Joy, the skirt outfit looks great!  The skirt is a perfect length.  Happy Birthday to you!  

  • Inge replied 4 weeks ago

    I love this colour combo on you, Joyce! And it looks so luxe with the subtle sheen of the footwear and bag. Oh, and the skirt is a perfect length (fun polka dots!).

    Happy birthday!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

  • Star replied 4 weeks ago

    I love everything about this outfit, the silhouette, the colors.  The skirt is just up my street.  Happy Birthday!

  • suntiger replied 4 weeks ago

    Happy birthday :) Love the outfit and the hair! The light colors are so good on you!

  • anchie replied 4 weeks ago

    Happy birthday! I first saw this post without photos and was picturing the outfit in my head, but it is much better than I imagined.

  • torontogirl replied 4 weeks ago

    Just lovely and happy birthday! I agree with Ms Mavens winter styling suggestion, certainly worth a go!

  • Vildy replied 4 weeks ago

    Happy Birthday!  And you always look so offhand elegant to me. 

  • AliceWonders replied 4 weeks ago

    Happy Birthday! I love how the silver accessories elevate the look. Lovely outfit!

  • Firecracker replied 4 weeks ago

    That's a super fab outfit, Joy. I think the skirt is a great length. Happy birthday!!

  • shevia replied 4 weeks ago

    Happy birthday! The skirt looks great - no styling tips but best wishes!

  • Joy replied 4 weeks ago

    Thank you all for your comments and boost of confidence. These days of quarantin I feel old and vulnerable.

  • Jane replied 4 weeks ago

    Happy Birthday! The skirt is lovely. You look youthful and modern! I hope that you had a super day.

  • Cardiff girl replied 4 weeks ago

    Happy Birthday!And what a great look,comfy but smart.lm so sorry that quarantine is weighing heavy.I hope that you manage to forget it for a few hours and enjoy your birthday

  • Joy replied 4 weeks ago

    Thank you, Jane and Cardiff girl. As JAileen said...just when you thought things could not get worse...we still have bag air quality from huge out of control forest fires so we could not go outdoors, along comes cases of West Nile virus and the first people I know coming down with the corona virus where my parents used to live in Iowa. One is in the hospital on a ventilator with hardly any kidney function. These are middle aged active farmers that were in good health. They had been very careful and mostly around close family.

  • UmmLila replied 4 weeks ago

    This is beautiful, Joy. Happy belated birthday!

  • Joy replied 4 weeks ago

    Thank you , beautiful UmmLila.

  • lyn67 replied 3 weeks ago

    Wow, a  really stylish birthday outfit with the metallic shines  added!!!! LOVe! LOVE! LOVE! And Many happy returns of The Day, Joy, you always look so stylish and fab!!! Please stay safe and healthly in these very stressfull, trappy times!!

  • RobinF replied 3 weeks ago

    I think this is my favorite outfit of yours! The skirt is great, I quite like the length. And I really love those shoes with it.

  • Suz replied 3 weeks ago

    Joy, I am late here, but happiest birthday! You look sensational in that tube skirt -- quite elegant but also relaxed -- and the colours of everything are brilliant with your glorious hair. Lovely!

  • kellygirl replied 3 weeks ago

    Happy belated birthday, Joy! Gorgeous outfit for a lovely lady! That tube skirts look so hip with the blousy top--you are fab head to toe! 

  • Joy replied 3 weeks ago

    Many thanks. I am so grateful for each of you, lovely wise and kind women. You make my life better and happier.

  • Brooklyn replied 3 weeks ago

    Happy belated birthday Joy! You look wonderful in those colours.

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