Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sep 6th - Outfit #5 - She's Wearing Pants!

It was a hot, sunny day today! I love when summer lingers into September. 

However, I wasn't really dressed for super-hot weather. Nope.
This is my lovely leopard cardi that I thrifted back in April 2011 (first worn here with sky-high heels!). It's by Twelve Layers (an offshoot of Forever 21). I love the industrial zipper, the taupe ruffles and the orange leopard print (yay!).

I've previously worn it here in July 2011 (with a casual skirt and leopard shoes) and before that in June 2011 (3rd outfit here, with more orange).
I put it with these awesome wide-legged chocolate brown crepe trousers. They are by Tobias and I got them on clearance when Plum closed for $35 (first worn here in January 2011). They are made in Canada! They have a very high waist too, which I love - it gives them a nice vintage vibe.

I last wore them October 2012 for a "menswear or oversized pants" challenge put on by Megan Mae at MMD. Of course I did both in one item, ha! That's how I roll.

But I've only worn them twice. That's it! Only two wears out of these great classic trousers. For shame, Sheila.

I console myself by looking at my shoes.
Oh, the shoes
Pretty sweet, eh? I got these in June 2011 (last outfit) to wear to a fashion show (check out the awesome body paint). They are so comfortable! They're made by Locale and I paid $120 for them new at Feet First.

If they look familiar to some newer readers (hello!), that's because they were in one of my Wild Card outfits: this one in May. I've also worn them here (2nd outfit), in August 2011, with a jumpsuit (!) for a friend's party. I ended up walking most of the way home (about 3 km) in them after the party. Ouch.

I also wore them earlier in August 2011 with my skull cardigan, and again in June 2011 with black and my silk paisley blouse.

The shoes are a really high platform (just over an inch), so I'm pretty tall in these! Good thing, as the pants are really long. So long that they presented a challenge for walking to work. I don't relish destroying the hems of my pants by having them drag on the ground, so I came up with a temporary solution.
I'm super-cool! 
I used a safety pin on the outside of each leg and pinned the hem up to mid-calf. Looked dorky, worked great.

The stuff:
I love red accents with this cardigan.

I included these shoes deliberately this month so that if the weather turned cold, I'll still be able to wear them with tights.

Cardigan (Twelve Layers, thrifted), trousers (Tobias), belt/bracelet (Plum), shoes (Locale), earrings (The Cobbler), ring (Oscar & Libby's, gift from Cindy).

Anyway, I've been slacking quite a bit with my physical activity in the last while, and have been feeling slack and soft. Yeah, I walk to and from work (and take the stairs to the top floor), and yeah, I play Ultimate, and yeah, I do my push-ups, but I can't seem to shake the few pounds I want to lose.

So I signed up for a boot camp! It's outdoors, and you just pick the location and day you want and go. I'm excited! I'll be starting next week. I expect to get my ass kicked.

18 comments:

  1. Creative idea! I also like that you stick to sneakers while walking around. Some people wear bad-walking shoes for long commutes and I always wince thinking about it. Goodluck at your bootcamp. You'll do great. Kick ass!

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    1. I don't want to subject my good shoes to that kind of wear and tear - nor my feet!

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  2. Can't wait to see all the ways you wear those shoes. Love them!

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  3. Yes! I love those shoes so much! And hey wow, a pair of the Elusive Magic Flattering Pants, of which there are so sadly few. Congrats!!!

    You are adorable with your pinned-up hems. :)

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  4. Those red shoes are absolutely fabulous dear!

    And the animal print pairing is a sure win!
     
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  5. Love those shoes so much that I even tried to find a pair at my local Locale store before they closed. Alas, it was not to be.

    You look great in trousers! Red and leopard is a foolproof combination.

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    1. Yeah, that's why I bought the red ones at full price. You had a Locale store?? :(

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  6. I love your ingenuity for getting to work safe and sound, Sheila! You look fabulous in trousers, and those shoes, sigh - they are swoony.

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  7. I adore this outfit. I love, love animal prints with red accessories. That bracelet is so cool. What are the connector beads? The larger ones look like some sponge coral that I have.
    You look fabulous in pants.(oh actually in everything!)

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    1. Yes, the bracelet is red coral - the connector beads are silver.

      Thanks, Debbi!

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  8. Both outfits are great. Peg - UI

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  9. Go SHEILA !!!! although boot camp seems a bit extreme :)
    And that is one kick ass cardigan, i like to see you wearing trousers.

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  10. Red and orange leopard go together so well. The ruffle is a great feature on the cardi. I like your thumbs up picture -practical is best for walking! I ave been known to secure turned up hems with elastic bands before, so not chic.

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  11. Go Sheila!!
    That cardigan is absolutely STUNNING!!
    Love the shoes!
    I've been on the hunt for some brown trousers for fall.

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  12. Do you have a cute work out outfit all put together for bootcamp? I'd suggest the silver tennies rather than the red platforms. haha! Seriously though, cute workout clothes make it more fun.

    I seriously love that cardigan!

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  13. Awesome shoes. Good luck at boot camp. "Don't forget to breathe!!" - I used to do an aerobic cassette tape by gunnery sergeant whatever-his-name-was. He always said that. My favourite exercise was called "dodging bullets," no kidding... It kept me in shape. Good luck.

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  14. Love the cardi and that belt together. Smart to save the hems that way

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