Saturday, October 27, 2012

Oct 27th - Outfit #27 - A Bit Bizarre

Happy weekend! Everyone having fun? I am! L and I cleaned the bedroom top to bottom, I sorted out my November capsule wardrobe (and discovered I was about to unwittingly duplicate a shoe! Heavens!), and I may nap a bit.

Edit to add: yes, I'm in the area that the earthquake affected, but farther south and we didn't feel anything. Good vibes to the communities farther north who might be in danger. My area is in a tsunami advisory, but it's considered to be at a very low risk level. 

I went to my WW meeting this morning and then for lunch with L and a bunch of friends.
I needed to be warm (it's pouring today) and yet be light for getting on the scale. I layered my Noa Noa blue netting skirt under my red pencil (last worn here with crazy patterns). I also have a red cami layered under my blue sweater (last worn here a couple of weekends ago for a shopping expedition).

I didn't feel like wearing tights, so I wore knee high blue and black argyle knee high socks. I don't care if I'm too old for this look - I felt great.
My black boots were excellent in the rain - I last wore them here with red legs a few days ago. The Smoking Lily silk obi finished of the colourificness. The boots have one more wear this month, but all other capsule pieces in this outfit are appearing for the last time.

I wore odds and sods of silver jewelry ("you missed one finger," one of my friends said at lunch).

Sweater (Reitman's, thrifted), cami (Mexx), skirt (Jacob, thrifted), boots (Marc Softwalk), underskirt (Noa Noa), obi (Smoking Lily), socks (MacGregor), assorted charms, earrings and rings.

I am getting excited about November's capsule - only 3 outfits to go for October, including my Hallowe'en costume which is actually made from my capsule! I'll be working on that tomorrow.

19 comments:

  1. A shoe duplicate! Oh, the horror! lol

    You are not too old for this look. You have great legs, and the socks are fun with the colors in your obi and sweater.

    I took a long nap today. I will be taking one tomorrow - and cleaning our bedroom from top to bottom. It is finally getting cold tomorrow, so it will be fun to move fall/winter clothes to the front of the closet.

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  2. Are you okay up there? Aren't you near the area where the earthquake hit????


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    1. Hi, Chrissy, I'm fine, thank you for checking. We didn't even feel it here, and our area is considered very low risk for a tsunami, although there is a warning.

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  3. Love this look on you, the red and navy work so well together!

    Sounds like such a productive day too :)

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  4. This is cute and unique. I like it; you have your own inner style guide and it never seems to fail you.

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  5. The socks are an unexpected delight. Love that!! No such thing as too old. And I like that sassy netting peeking out there.

    Please rewind - this is NOT the end of October. That means the time roll-back. No, no, no! It's already dark too early.

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  6. I'm loving the sheer peeking under your red pencil skirt. And I agree with Melanie. Never too old! You look great as your creativity shines!

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  7. Really, really glad you, L, and Vizzini are safe! You look fantastic, Sheila! I am also a 40+ wearer-of-knee-socks-with-boots-and-skirt, and I say pooh pooh on ageism! I love how you've created such a range of looks with this capsule, you are a superstar. I'm looking forward to your Halloween costume!

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  8. I love the net skirt! We are thinking alike today about tulle : > And the knee socks are wonderful with the boots. I think you look smashing for any occasion, esp lunch with your favorite people.

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  9. You're totally right - this outfit looks excellent and you look great, and most of all, that is partially due to the fact that you aren't going to let some societal constructs dictate what you wear. Hooray for wearing what makes you feel good and looking great in it!

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  10. I love it with the socks!! Quirky and so you!!
    I'm glad y'all are ok re: earthquake!!! We are getting hunkered down here for hurricane Sandy!!

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  11. This looks great. You have good legs (and knees!), so yes to the socks. Boo to silly age limits, mostly dreamed up by people with no style. I like the floofy net underneath, very nice.

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  12. Love the obi belt and socks! Looking forward to your next months capsule.

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  13. Your belt/obi is sublime! Can I borrow it?
    Anne (Playing With Scarves)

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  14. It's good to know you were not affected -
    Smoking Lily is always perfect - i am a fan of their brand because of you-

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  15. Sheila, I always love to see how you've mixed things up. It encourages me to do the same. So curious to know what you Halloween outfit is...

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  16. I just had to say I think you are totally ROCKING this look. I love your style in general.

    Becky (frequent lurker on your blog)

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Becky! I appreciate your kind words - thanks for reading!

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  17. I absolutely adore this outfit!! I think this month's capsule might just be my favourite... xx

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Sheila