Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Presidential in Cerulean Blue, and An Interview With Ally

What a day - the Canadian President of my company came to the office! We were all given the head's up to put our best foot forward and dress up, instead of dressing like IT workers. Skip the socks and sandals, and put on a tie! 
Of course, I'm classy as heck every day (she tells herself), but I took it up a notch today.


  • Jacket - Le Chateau, consignment; last seen here (4th outfit) in May as a topper over a yellow dress
  • Camisole - not tracked, thrifted
  • Skirt - handmade, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in July with a southwest blouse
  • Shoes - Elegant Conversations Kendra, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) earlier this month to see "Spamalot" with Mom

And I had a bag of ties ready for the managers who'd forgotten to wear one!

I felt very corporate in this, and actually really liked the outfit overall, although it did feel just a titch too conservative for me. Heck, it's good to shake it up a bit, right?

Nothing new here, all stalwart favourites in my wardrobe. I love this jacket and always mentally thank the person who had the sleeves shortened to this nice bracelet-length before she consigned it.
The skirt is a work of art, and again, thanks to its former owner who used a gorgeous wool crepe, lined it fully and was the exact same size as me!

The stuff:
The shoes are probably the funkiest part of the outfit. Well, aside from my hair. No toning that down!

Sparkly bling:
My headset that I have to wear all day at work covers one ear, so I put the matchy clip on the uncovered ear, and wore a pearl in the other. I'm sure not a single person noticed.


  • Belt - Danier Leather
  • Brooch/earring - vintage 60s,vintage fair (one earring was lost a few years ago)
  • Pearl earring - don't remember (not a real pearl)
  • Bracelet - Coro, vintage 60s, Mom's 
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes


In other, much more super-duper exciting news: I'm interviewed on Ally's blog Shybiker! Get over there - here - to read all my secrets (hee). I have to thank Ally for being so kind and patient - I wrote the darned thing back in January and have been too lazy to dig up pictures. Finally, I thought, "I'm just going to send it and apologize profusely, and hope that she still wants it." And she did!

I'm also quite embarrassed at all the sweet things she's said (I am not that interesting, really). Oh, go on, Ally, I'm blushing. Thank you!

20 comments:

  1. This is very nice! Girly and professional.
    I am sure you made a good impression on the big wig.
    Just a note, I've tried several times to post a comment this past week, and I don't think it worked. Just wanted you to know.

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    1. Hi, Amie! Thank you so much for commenting - I'm so sorry that you're having issues! I do have a very basic comment system set up through Blogger, so please contact them for support issues.

      Thank you! The President liked my purple hair, heh.

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  2. Just read your interview over on Shybiker - it was wonderful to find your blog! Really wonderful interview, and your style is impeccable! (I'm drooling over those shoes.) Looking forward to following your blog, Sheila! Hope you have a great day!

    ~Lindsey

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    1. Lindsey, thank you so much for coming to visit my little corner of the internet! I really appreciate your kind words! Hope to see you here again.

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  3. What a pretty work-outfit. Ideal for the situation.

    And I'm glad the interview worked out! Yes, you are that interesting.

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  4. Hi there, I just discovered your blog through your comment on Curtise's last post. I'm loving the colour of your skirt, and those shoes are proper amazing! I do love a bracelet length jacket. But I don't think you could ever look conservative with that awesome hair colour! xxx

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    1. Hello, Princess (love your handle!), and welcome! Thank you so much for coming over and visiting me! Heh, this is conservative for me!

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  5. Oh well you certainly did your part, you look great as usual but just a bit more corporate - however the "Sheila factor" is still in the picture.
    I am guessing that the previos owner of that fab jacket has little short arms like me !

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    1. Yes, exactly, Lorena - I can't ever give that up! I think the sleeves were too long on the previous owner, or maybe she was buying the jacket to go over a dress and didn't want the jacket to overpower it.

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  6. Sheila, I just read the post over on Shy Biker. Thank you for sharing all that! It gave me deeper respect and love for you than ever. I totally relate to so much of your biography and I know if we met IRL we would be friends. Maybe some day I will visit your area, or you will take a holiday in Arizona? In the meantime thank you for all the inspiration.

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    1. Welcome, Linda! Thank you so much for reading that! L and I travel around North America and Arizona could be in the cards one day (sports tourism, we may make it down there one day to see the Cardinals in Sun Devil Stadium!). If you're ever coming up here to Victoria, please do drop me a line - I would love to meet up.

      Thank you again!

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  7. Sheila, you look professional, elegant and smart!

    I really enjoyed the interviewed with ShyBiker - you are a very interesting person. Let no one tell you otherwise.

    Have a great weekend

    Veronica
    vronni60s.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Veronica! And thanks for visiting Ally's blog too! Meh, interesting - not really, but thanks!

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  8. Loved seeing you on Ally's blog! I love this outfit, the cool blue and cream, the pattern of the jacket, the skinny belt, very thoughtfully composed and wonderful. The shoes, I LOVE them, can you help me locate a 3-D printer? ( although they would be big for my tiny feet!)
    Love your purple hair!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks, Elle! Ha ha, hands off my shoes, woman! Fluevog does make small sizes - these shoes are now on sale, I believe. Thanks! I love my purple hair too!

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  9. The interview is great Sheila. A fab, honest, insightful look at your personal life. Blogging does seem to make you someone else outside of your normal life. You handle that well, by sharing so much of your talent, not just in dressing but in generally helping others.
    Your outfit today was uber smart, and quite rightly so. Well done for you for pitching it just right. You looked wonderful!
    Anna x

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    1. Thank you so much, Anna! The blogger me is so much more glamourous than the cranky, ranty, goofy me in real life. Jeez, I look so classy, don't I? Not at all like me, hee hee.

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  10. I have just read about you on Ally's blog and, as I said, am more than ever in awe of you! (You may remember a couple of your blogs ago I asked you what motivates you to blog and now I understand about watching your weight - thank you for your honesty and story). Yes, you look glamorously corporate! I love what you did with the earrings!! xx

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    1. You are so sweet - thank you so much for your very kind words.

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