Monday, July 29, 2013

Lemon-Lime Lady

Ah, Monday, my old foe - but today has been a pretty good day, so I shan't complain further. I was really happy with today's outfit. Let's see if the masses agree.
First up: my new-to-me thrifted blouse. Not so much hanger appeal for it, but doesn't it look pretty on? Not bad for $5.00! I just got it here this past weekend.
I liked the pin at the neckline
I knew as soon as I got it home that it would be a perfect match for my chartreuse Noa Noa skirt. I last wore this skirt here back in May while emulating a kitchen from the 70s.
I loved all the shades of greeny-yellowy-lime in the little floral pattern on the blouse, and how well the colour and texture with the skirt worked with it. I had to go with some of my treasured vintage family jewels for accents.

The stuff:
It only took me 5+ years of blogging to figure out the value of neutral shoes - I last wore these supremely comfy shoes here in June with leather and plaid. Yeah, out of over 85 pairs of shoes, I do not have a chartreuse pair. This is an oversight, obviously.

The glittery bling:
Aside from the ring, which is costume and recent, everything's from the 50s/60s and belonged to my Mom or my grandmother.

Blouse (Coldwater Creek, thrifted), skirt (Noa Noa), shoes (Jump for the People, consignment), brooch/earrings (Grandma J's, vintage 60s), ring (consignment), gold/pearl bracelet (Trifari, vintage 50s, Grandma J's), green stones bracelet (vintage 60s, Mom's).

13 comments:

  1. That blouse is so pretty! I loved it on the hanger, and it's even nicer paired with that skirt. Perfect match!

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  2. I knew that blouse was going to look fab! The jewels at the neckline really make it glamorous. Love the neutral shoes too.

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  3. Awww... that's the kind of feminine blouse that melts my heart. It makes me want to be a woman.

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  4. I knew that blouse would look amazing! Great look, and the brooch as necklace (sort of) looks fabulous. How lovely that you can wear your family jewels too.

    I hear you on the neutrals and think I need to get a pair now. Sheila Wisdom!

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  5. This entire ensemble is lovely! The blouse and skirt work so well together! I love all the pretty green bling too!

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  6. Hip, hip, hurray ! Yes, I think the mass agrees - you look dashing Sheila.
    The greens look lovely and the small accent of the purple of your glasses totally work.

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  7. FABULOUS!! This outfit has jumped to the top of my Fav Sheila outfits!! I love that color!!

    I think John Fluevog NEEDS to make a pair of fantastic CHARTRUSE shoes just for YOU!!

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  8. This outfit is so pretty. The colors match so well. You shine in this outfit.

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  9. Yep, that's a perfect match, I'd say! Love the little blouse with the skirt, great colours. And your vintage jewellery is exquisite. xxxx

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  10. You look delicious! Agree with Tamera on the shoe comment!

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  11. I just love the colors of that outfit
    The jewellery is superb, lucky you!

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  12. I totally adore this outfit. Everything about it...perfection!

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Sheila