Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Almost Blue, With Leather

For those of you who are relatively new readers/lurkers on my blog, you may not be aware that I like leather. I have at least a dozen leather skirts, plus the leather shirt, and jackets, and dresses. And pants. 
And I wear them all to work. So, gird your loins, people - we're nearly into leather weather!


  • Sweater - Rachel Roy, consignment; purchased here for $11.50
  • Skirt - Danier Leather, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $15.00
  • Shoes - Colour Joanne, Fluevog; first worn here in July with pouffy leather (told ya)

"I'm not going to be in your picture."
It was crisp out this morning, but it felt refreshing and not too chilly. Not quite coat weather. I had to put sunblock on the back of my neck on the way home.
"This is me not being in your picture."
First wears of both this thin, drapey sweater (awesome, loved the shape and colour) and skirt (double-awesome - that is how leather should fit: snug, but not too tight), and I was very pleased. This sweater reads as blue in natural light, but looks purpley-indigo in artificial light. I figured, "What the heck" and just went with other bluey-purpley shades.

The stuff:
I had to move one of our people (including his standing desk, two monitors, two keyboards, and a bunch of other stuff) to our other office today, so I put my runners back on for that. I'm not subjecting my feet to any more torture than what I already put them through!

Blue bling:
Say that five times fast: blue bling. It's fun.


  • Bracelet - vintage fair
  • Earrings - Joyce's
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes

20 comments:

  1. No I hadn't caught up Sheila! But I have now - and OMG! I'm first comment off the rank! You have inspired me to look out my leather pants which J.B. gave me in 1984. Can I still fit into them? (I was a very very ultra slim dancer back then). First things first, find them and then try them on. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

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    1. You are first! Ooh, you have vintage leather pants! How exciting! I will be wearing more and more leather as the weather co-operates.

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    2. I found the leather pants, Sheila!! And they don't quite make it round my waist now! But maybe if I encourage the suede waistband and the leather legs...I'll work on them. :) xx

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  2. I like the blue accessories with the blue knit, and that leather skirt is lovely on you! :) I just have a couple leather jackets, no other clothes. There were some really nice leather skirts in a few stores at the start of autumn, but I was too pregnant to consider them and I've missed them now! Maybe next year :)

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    1. Thank you, Mica! Jackets are the gateway, for sure, but I adore leather skirts. They're like armour!

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  3. Leather is a great material. By coincidence, I just commented on another blog showcasing a leather backpack. This material dresses up whatever is made from it.

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    1. It's amazing, isn't it? And I find it very comfortable to wear.

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  4. Hmm the sweater and Fluevogs match perfectly together !
    Leather is indeed long lasting and usually of quality. I use to have a leather skirt I gave away years ago because I could not fit in it.

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    1. Don't they go well? There is some crappy leather out there (really cheaply made), but you can find the good stuff by feel. Good quality leather will stay soft forever.

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  5. Great looking outfit and colors, looks wonderful on you. I wish I could find a quality leather skirt for $15! I have shopping envy!

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    1. Thank you, Gerrilyn! I see leather and suede skirts here regularly for around the $20 price-tag.

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  6. As you know, I am a fellow leather fan (say that five times quickly)! I don't think it will be leather weather here for a while; we are expecting high of 30 next week with a 35 - 37 degree humidex. I usually see a fair number of leather skirts for around $20 when I thrift shop here too.

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    1. Hee! It's a mixed bag out here - there's a reason why most of my leather is in my fall/winter wardrobe!

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  7. Those shoes make the outfit - that contrasting ankle strap really just brings that extra oomph to make the whole thing spark! I'm not a big leather person myself but do love this outfit.
    Leah from www.thriftshopchic.com

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    1. You're so right, Leah - it would be a bit of a blah outfit without the funky shoes!

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  8. Oh goodness, such a lot of lovey outfits to face all at one time Sheila. I'll have to stop these weekly catch-ups, it's sooo difficult not to become envious. One day at a time is much more bearable. The sweater looks uber comfortable, the skirt is yes, a perfect fit and those shoes are awesome. Game, set and match!
    Anna x

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    1. Ha! I know, sorry, I do post a lot! Thank you for commenting on them all, Anna!

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  9. Just when I think I spotted the most perfect outfit on you (the leather skirt with the wonder woman shirt), you show me another perfect outfit. This suits you so well.
    Greetje

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Sheila