Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Painty Plaid and Military Flare

It's getting darker in the mornings, and my poor little point & shoot camera is struggling. Be ready for blurry shots as it desperately tries to focus.
Today was a crazy day, but I felt cool and calm. And swooshy!


  • Jacket - Boom Boom Jeans, thrifted; last seen here in August with pink
  • Sleeveless sweater - Ellen Tracy, swap from Caro; last worn here in March under the yeti jacket 
  • Skirt - Jones New York, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $15.95
  • Shoes - Mini Qtees, Fluevog, consignment; last seen here in January with red velvet pants

I swooshed this skirt around for anyone who was interested (not many). I loved wearing it.
I cheated and wore a jean jacket, but to be fair, it does have very formal elements to it, like a peplum and all that quasi-military stuff going on. It flares, and it has flair!
Sheer! And plaid!

Outerwear:
My new-to-me thrifted $12.95 Liz Claiborne wool hat (brim down), and my new-to-me vintage men's thrifted wool/cashmere overcoat (purchased for a whopping $12.00). This is the first wearing of both of these. I think with the fur boa (also thrifted), this is a little too much grey, but eh, whatever, I'll try something else. Maybe hot pink gloves (vs. these wool Parkhurst ones) and matchy scarf? A red hat? A blue hat? So many things to try!

The stuff:
I love these shoes so much. They've been in the Fluevog line for many, many years - I bought these on consignment a few years ago, and they are starting to wear out a bit. I might have to bite the bullet when they do and order another pair...although for the amount I wear them, it's maybe not worth it. But then, I don't have to decide this now!

Sparkly bling:
Today's sparkle brought to you by me!


  • Necklace - vintage 60s, gift from L
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Stud earrings - don't remember

18 comments:

  1. Now THAT is a denim jacket! Love the jacket, love the skirt, love the outfit :)

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    1. Thanks! It's hard to find a denim jacket that isn't boring.

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  2. I love your military-denim jacket, those buttons, original design and amazing back details!, everything is lovely!. Obviously, I love your shoes too!, and your sheer plaid skirt is a fabulous piece!
    besos

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    1. So cool, isn't it? I paid under $10 for it too! Thanks, Senora!

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  3. In the first picture, either your camera shook as it was taking the photo or we briefly glimpsed a look at Sheila From The Alternate Dimension Of Time And Space, whose existence has been theoretical until now. I'm placing my money on the latter.

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  4. Magnificent structured jean jacket, I have such a hard time wearing military like pieces like this one and i know you enjoy a good swoosh !

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    1. The structure is key! I do love my swoosh, swish, etc.

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  5. What a fun way to wear your denim jacket---and so perfect that's it's not just an ordinary denim jacket!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  6. Oooh I do love a swishy skirt! I need one asap!

    I love the jacket with the skirt and the shoes are perfect - another lovely outfit, Sheila.

    Hope your week is going well

    Veronica

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    1. You do! I bet your op-shops have lots, although they are often hard to find. Thank you! More adventures are on the way!

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  7. I really like that jacket and skirt together, such a nice combination. It does look like a beautiful skirt for swishing (or is it swooshing?) in!

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    1. Thanks, Mica! Swoosh, swish, no matter as long as you love it!

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  8. The casual jacket and swishy skirt do work well, more so than something too formal I think. Those Fluevogs are adorable so I hope you can keep them going a bit longer.
    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. I will keep the 'Vogs as long as they work for me. Thank you so much!

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  9. This is a beautiful outfit Sheila! Love the sheer swishiness of the skirt, the tailoring and details on the jacket, and all of it grounded by the shoes.

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