Daily outfit 20/3/2013: Oz the Great and Powerful

This outfit post has been a long time coming.  I took these pictures more than a week ago!  This is the outfit that I wore the night that Ross and I went to see Oz: The Great and Powerful.  I wanted to dress up because it was date-night.  Also, I wanted my outfit to have a bit of an Oz twist, without looking too costumey.

DSCF7843I am wearing:

– Emerald green satin camisole from Pilgrim

– Black pinstripe trousers (thrifted)

– Ruby slippers from Payless shoes

– Beetle ring (gift from my parents)

– Butterfly necklace (gift from Ross)


This top is actually part of an outfit I bought years ago to go an see Wicked.  It has a matching emerald green silk skirt with a gigantic slit that I adore.  I decided against wearing the entire outfit, because I thought that it was a tad too dressy for the movies.  That’s why I like buying separates for formal occasions.  You’ll get more wear out of the outfit if you can split the pieces up and dress them up or down for other events.  I’ll have to style the skirt for another outfit to show you how lovely it is.


As funny as it sounds, my green outfit is one that I truly do save for special occasions.  I don’t really believe in having “special occasion” clothes, because it seems like a waste to me.  I try to wear most of my wardrobe on a regular basis.  This was a very expensive outfit though, so I don’t like to bust it out too often.  It’s also nice to have something truly special tucked away for really important events.  When you dress up most days, it can be tricky to find something to wear on an occasion where you really have to look special.  When your everyday wear is dressier than most folks fancy-day clothes, it’s nice to have one truly special thing to wear on important days.

DSCF7848Ross gave me this butterfly necklace for our first Christmas together.  I adore butterflies, and this is one of my all-time favourite pieces of jewellery.


I couldn’t have gone to see an Oz movie without my ruby slippers!

And how was the movie?  Well, in short, I loved it.  I won’t spoil it for you, but I thought it was fantastic.  Although it’s a long movie, it moves pretty quickly, and there were no points where I thought, “Man, this is really dragging”.  I highly recommend it.  It has some pretty scary scenes though, so I wouldn’t advise taking small children to see it.  Seriously, if you thought the flying monkeys were frightening the first time around, let me tell you that you ain’t seen nothing yet!

Do you have special occasion clothes?


  1. You look so pretty! Love the fact that your outfit is very Oz inspired too with the emerald green and ruby red shoes 😀 I don’t think I really have “special occasion” clothes since I tend to like dressing up everyday — it’s like everyday is a special occasion!

    • Thanks. I actually debated whether or not I should wear my ruby slippers. I have a pair of silver slippers too, and I wondered whether they’d mention those in the film. I had a little tug-o-war with myself about which shoes would be the most appropriate. But then they didn’t mention the shoes at all in the movie, so I needn’t have worried!

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