Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Houndstooth and Citrus and Fooled-You Heels

I had a lot of strong reactions to today's outfit, mostly of the "Ow, my eyes!" variety.
Yeah, I work with a bunch of comedians. This is called colour, people.


  • Cardigan - Gap, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in September on an Ulty weekend
  • Dress - Fabrizio Gianni, thrifted; purchased here in Vancouver in March for $30.00
  • Playboy skirt - no label, handmade, consignment; first worn here in January with all blues
  • Shoes - Eject; last seen here (3rd outfit) for Easter Sunday last month

In case you were wondering, I call this the Playboy suit (there's a matching jacket) because the only trademark on it anywhere is on the hook at the top of the zipper on the skirt: it has a Playboy bunny on it. Bizarre.
I liked all the citrusy brights against the black and white houndstooth. I could have done orange or yellow shoes, but I liked the chartreuse ones.

I wore my yellow dress layered under the skirt. Did you notice?
Ooh, so daring! 
The dress is quite clingy on its own - I'm not sure if I'll ever feel confident enough to wear it plain. It shows everything!

The stuff:
This is my second wearing of these shoes, and they were divine! A lot of my colleagues were impressed that I was wearing "such high heels" at the office...but I'm really not.

Please review this stunning info-graphic.
The red arrow shows how much platform there is under the front of my foot. The blue arrow shows how high the heel really is - that illusion heel looks like a 4" honkin' heel, doesn't it? The white arrow helps show how high these shoes are: a whopping 1.5 inches. So sure, I can walk in these all day easy!

Gold and coloured bling:
I forgot I owned this necklace. It's okay. I'll probably pass it along at some point, as I'm not totally in love with it.


  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Necklace - consignment


I'm off to make spaghetti!

8 comments:

  1. I too am having a strong reaction to this outfit...I LOVE IT!!!

    Yes, it's bright and playful, but the black and white houndstooth really grounds it! Well done Sheila!

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  2. That's what I love about platform shoes. Comfy and high, both. I do adore this outfit, Sheila. So bright, so springy. Clean. That's very weird about the playboy bunny???

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  3. I'd say you are refreshing to my eyes, like orangeade, lemonade, and limeade! Great mix!

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  4. I love the citrus colours together, and that necklace is just the perfect pairing with the outfit, even though it's not one of your favourite pieces :)

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  5. great outfit and you look great.
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  6. When I still had a job before I retired, I used to get annoyed when people who always wore black would comment on my wearing colorful outfits as though I was the one who wasn't fashionable. I would just smile! OF course you look superb.

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  7. I love getting your emails and seeing the great outfits you put together .I loved your shoe explanation,if I could find some in my size then it would mean I could wear heels again.(I am a UK9 /European 43). Strange about the Bunny huh?

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  8. This is a totally fab ensemble. I adore all the pops of citrus, especially those (not-really-very-high) heels. And how skinny you must be if you can wear a dress under your outfit!
    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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Sheila