Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12th - Outfit #10 - Layered Leather

Thank you all again, for your empathy, your kindness and your tears for our sweet Inigo. Your comments made me cry, and your sweet emails touched me. 

A big thank you and a shout-out to Kathryn and "the girls" at the seniors' center who have been enjoying my blog - hi, ladies!

Today, I still needed my yellow:
This outfit features a few fresh items from April's capsule that I haven't worn yet: the print silk blouse (last worn here in July, yikes!), the leather dress (last seen here), and the red shoes (last seen here).

I know, it looks like I'm wearing a skirt, but this really is a dress - and I only paid $20 for it! New! I also wore it here and here. Oh, and here.
I first wore the cardigan here.

I am still not really in love with these shoes. They serve a function: red, medium heel, comfortable, look okay...but they just don't ring my bell. I will, however, hold onto them until I find a better red shoe.
This blouse is one that has survived many, many purges over the last 4 years. It's been with me since I started this blog. Here's the very first time I wore it, in April 2008. I love it and am looking forward to getting some more frequent wear out of it this month.

With the wild print on the blouse, I kept the accessories simple and black.
Hurray for this cheapy black rose bracelet. It was a good $9.99 (on sale) spent a few years ago.

Cardigan (Club Monaco, consignment), blouse (INC), dress (Truly), shoes (Feet First, thrifted).

16 comments:

  1. What a great idea for that leather dress. The tie blouse is really cute- oh wait!! That's the halter top! Great use of layering.

    I have the same problem with my red heels, although mine are a kitten heel. I'm not in love with them but I haven't found the right replacement. I pull my green shoes out more often than red ones, so I haven't felt the need to find one.

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  2. So sorry for the loss of your beloved Inigo. ~Tessa Scoffs

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  3. I hope wearing colourful colours helped you! I really like the yellow cardi with the blouse. Continuing to think of you!

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  4. Oh yes, bring on the yellow!! Envelop yourself in yellow!! Clearly your body and spirit know what it needs right now. Warm yellow.

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  5. You look great! I love the blouse and the shoes are pretty :-)

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  6. You look gorgeous in these colors, Sheila, and the leather dress is fab. And I can see why you are keeping the bright blouse - it's so flattering.

    Furry and non-furry hugs are sent your way today.

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  7. LOVE the outfit!!! your outfits this month featuring that sunny yellow inspired me to pick up a mustard yellow with thin white stripes LandsEnd t-shirt at the Goodwill yesterday. You'[ve given me lots of great ideas on how to style it!!

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  8. Loving the yellow on you! But I'm loving those red shoes even more, those are so sassy and fun!

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  9. The blouse is so awesome. I can see why it has been a staple in your closet for 4 years. I know what you mean about those shoes. They are pretty and red but they are no Sumatra.

    Extra pats and hugs for Vezzini.

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  10. Sheila: I am so sorry that you lost you dear little cat. Our pets just never live long enough. I can see why you needed yellow for the past few days. You are right, sometimes it is not easy to 'fake it 'til you feel it'.
    Know that I am thinking of you.
    Lovingly, Peg - UI

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  11. I can see why that blouse survives closet purchases - it's amazing, and has a lot of great colors to work with. Those red shoes photograph really well, even if they're not your fave. I have a similar mustard sweater, and now you've got me thinking about thrifting the perfect blouse to go with it!

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  12. Once again, I am so so so sorry about Inigo. Pets bring us such joy on a daily basis... which make losing them that much harder. Hang in there. (((((((((doublehugs)))))))))))

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Sheila