Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the Fourth Be With You

Did you figure out my hint for today's special day? It's Star Wars Day! My favourite made-up holiday.
It's May 4th, so May the Fourth Be With You!


  • Shirt - Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted; last seen here in March under my Kenzo tiger dress
  • Trousers - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; purchased here in April for $14.95
  • Shoes - Prepare Guide, Fluevog; last seen here in August 2015 with a funky dress
  • Blazer (below) - Braemar, thrifted, vintage 80s; last worn here in December 2015 with purple sparkle


I enjoyed this outfit, although (sigh) the shirt is too big on me. I have about 6 extra inches in the waist.
First wearing of these magenta pants and I am smitten, I tell you.

I wore my lovely blue blazer as my coat whenever I ventured outside (it's been a bit cooler the last few days, thank goodness).
 Overall, I was pleased.

The stuff:
I am always thrilled every year to get these aqua shoes back in rotation.

Star Wars bling!
I snagged this tie out of L's collection. I've worn it before, here in July 2012. I even wore the same rings with that outfit! I'm so original, ha.


  • Earrings - Glee
  • Death Star ring - Soul Flower
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Tie - Curious Comics, c. 1996


The tie is 20 years old this year! It's held up well, having been worn at least 100 times since I bought it for L for Christmas the year before we got married.
We still have the tin and the certificate of authenticity. Just call me Darth Sheila!

7 comments:

  1. Love the colour combination of the magenta and blue together. Makes me want to grab my magenta bag out again. Your tie is perfect for Star Wars day. I saw so many people dressed up yesterday for the occasion. A few Stormtroopers (in full suit!) too.

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    1. Thanks, Mica! Wow, I only saw 1-2 other people dressed with anything Star Wars!

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  2. Cool outfit and amazing shoes! Love the Star Wars tie. You look tres chic. xxx

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  3. Really, really cool outfit! Ties look incredible on you. That's one thing I've always wanted to try, but haven't quite mustered the courage for yet. Perhaps I just haven't hit on the right tie yet...

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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  4. You ought to be pleased with yourself - it's a great look. The shoes are totally fab, but I'm suffering pangs of envy re these trousers. I found a similar pair this morning online but they were only in a size fit for a dolly. Woe is me! I think I'm happy with my lot until I see you parading about in some other new thing for me to fancy. I can only bear it as I know you truly love these as much as I yearn for them x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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  5. You've been concocting some good outfits lately, but I just thought I'd add a 'bravo' for the snazzy tie done as women's wear. I always like that look but personally I couldn't pull it off, as I don't like wearing shirts with collars. So, it looks good on you, and those magenta pants are great, with the shoes. Great outfit, may the 4th be with you :-) cheers

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  6. Totally loving that 80's vibe with the bright trousers and blazer.
    How cool that you're able to still wear your won vintage tie 100+times later :)

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Sheila