Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sort of a Suit

I should have paid attention when the sun coming up made gorgeous pinky-red clouds this morning: it rained all the way home and I got soaked.
I took this picture after I redried my hair, and you can see that the hem of my skirt is dark from the rain. *sigh* Welcome to the "Wet" coast!

This jacket is new - I got it with my Dots gift card from my awesome Winesday Women for my birthday. Thank you, guys! You are the greatest!

Of course, I am a major sucker for any kind of brocade or costume-y looking clothing, and I already liked the Naughty brand that I've found at Dots before, so when this jacket fit, it was mine! Mine, I tell you!

I was thrilled to see how well it went with my skirt that I got at Plum's clear-out earlier this year: Vizzini, not so thrilled. He's giving his toes a good lick.

Check out the back of the jacket:
Ah! That sweet little dip at the back, and then it's higher on the sides and lower in the front? Love! I would like to wear this with a bigass full black ballroom skirt (you know I have one).

The price on this was $162.00 marked down to $54.99, plus I had a 40% off coupon, so it was $32.99.
The purple parts are a silk/linen blend and the grey parts are a silk and cotton velvet. Mmmmm...velvet...Isn't it cool how well the purples match? It's like they were made for each other.

The stuff:
I had about a dozen people squeal (men and women, although not so much squealing from the men, hee hee) when they saw these shoes - I love having a new audience to appreciate my collection. These are my absolute favourite pair that I own, and I've had them since December 2008.

Jacket (Naughty), skirt (Plum), shoes (Poetic Licence), earrings (The Cobbler).

16 comments:

  1. Can I squeal over that jacket? Because I am. It's gorgeous and it looks like it was made to go with that skirt! The shoes are also a perfect match. Sorry to hear it rained on you! We're due for some here on the East coat tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it.

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  2. What darling shoes! And I love your tights again! You have such a variety of colors and designs...quite jealous :)

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  3. Wonderful jacket, the details are gorgeous-you have great friends!

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  4. How dare the cats not be humbled in awe of your outfits! And to insult you with a toe lick!?! Don't they know how pointy some of your shoes can get?? But I'm sure you're too nice to use them that way!

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  5. You always look great! I Love your jacket! Love your shoes!

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  6. Every time I see these shoes I go green from envy! Even though the heels are a bit too high for me.

    The jacket isn't bad either *going still greener* Congratulations on such a wonderful piece!

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  7. I love that jacket! And it looks amazing on you :D

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  8. That jacket is glorious, I'd squeal over it, too! I love the grey and purple combo.

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  9. Wow, that jacket is just wow! Love the way it shapes and swoops and even matches! Cats don't appreciate fine fashion. Mine sleep on my cashmere : >

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  10. I love the jacket and how cool is it that you got it for such a great bargain? I totally love this whoile outfit and the shoes, oh the shoes are so cool. It is just perfect.

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  11. Amazing "suit" effect! Love the colors & fabrics.

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  12. The shoes Sheila--those shoes!!!!! and the jacket is cool too. you are in your element~

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  13. Ha, Megan, go ahead! I was rather chuffed with my shopping prowess. Eh, we get used to the rain, but it still sucks to be unprepared.

    Anjali, thank you! I buy tights from the clearance bins in the off-season. You can find really good ones!

    Lesa, thank you!

    Cara, I know, little buggers!

    zhine, thank you, and thanks for commenting.

    Victoria, actually, with the platform, they are only a 3" heel. They only look high! Thank you!

    Ki, thanks!

    Beck, thank you - I fell in love with it. Thanks also for reading!

    Patti, isn't it just the most awesome jacket? Ah, those bad kitties...but at least they know quality!

    Debbi, thank you! I love bargains!

    Trytan, thanks - I felt very Goth.

    Paula, I know, aren't the the best? Thank you!

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  14. WANT. WANT THAT JACKET. WantthatjacketsomuchOMGAH!!!! Can I buy it off of you? PLEASE?!?!?! It is the perfect jacket of WIN. I am coveting so hard right now.

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  15. Sheila hello! I like your shoe collection- the teal pumps are something I think I need and these spectators are awesome! I squealed!

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  16. Erin, if I ever get tired of this jacket, you can have it, okay? But I'm warning you, it's not going to happen soon!

    Rosebud, thank you so much!

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I appreciate every comment, thank you so much! Please feel free to tell me what you think! I will respond to questions.

Cheers,
Sheila