Friday, December 23, 2016

Sparkle On - Merry Everything!

Merry Everything! Unlike 90% of my office, I was at work today. What to do for the last day? 
Did someone say, "Sparkle"? Yes, that is the correct answer.


  • Dress - Max & Co.; last seen here (2nd outfit) in October (same purple tights/belt)
  • Boots - BCBG Max Azria; last worn here a couple of weeks ago with a pink tiger dress
  • Coat (below) - Samuel Dong, thrifted 

I dressed for practicality. I had a bunch of small shopping stops on the way home, so walking shoes were essential.

I figured it would be very quiet today - and it was. My awesome boss brought in two giant bottles of Baileys for our coffee, which made the morning zoom by. I don't think I've ever hugged so many of my coworkers. I shocked some of them (I am not a hugger), but after being at the company for nearly 6 years, I'm finally comfortable enough to hug.
There were many admirers of this shiny dress, of course. It's one of my favourites.

Outerwear:
I noticed it was raining when I went outside for my stair picture, so I actually didn't wear that consignment purple beret with my wool fingerless gloves (Parkhurst) and my thrifted fur boa.

I wore this hat instead. It's by Liz Claiborne (thrifted).
Whoops, my communicator badge has spun around there!

The stuff:
Fab boots. I lugged four large bags of purchases home and have spent the afternoon baking a cake, dyeing my hair and then making myself dinner. L is out after work for drinks, but I'm savouring my down-time.

Space-age bling:
I had to wear my Star Trek badge, and then I had to do nebulae earrings and a swirling galaxy bracelet.


  • Belt - Plum
  • Star Trek Voyager badge - MoPop gift shop
  • Earrings - vintage fair
  • Cuff - Midzo, vintage fair


My awesome quartet of Vice Presidents spoiled me this year. Two bottles of single malt scotch! Wow! I had a drink with my boss before I left early (thanks, Boss!).
Dear friends, gentle readers...May whatever you celebrate be full of joy. Merry Everything!

24 comments:

  1. I was at work yesterday too, but it was worth it as now I have a week off! Love the sparkly dress! Merry Everything to you too, Sheila xxx

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    1. I hope you enjoyed your week off, my dear! Merry Everything!

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  2. You do look festive and sparkly and space accessories give it all that extra zing...

    Have a fabulous festive break and see you on the other side!

    xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica! Enjoy your time off!

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  3. Oh la la those are some fabulous scotches...I do not drink scotch but Mr. Hb does and he approves of those single malts! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Yes, they are lovely, I was much impressed! Happy holidays, Leslie!

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  4. Merry Everything back at you, Sheila, and L too! That's sure one hollidazzle dress. Baileys in your coffee is definitely a wonderful work perk as well. And a non-bundling coat, but a beauty just the same. The snow is gone from here at last - at least for now. Have a great break!!!

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! Thank goodness we seem to have gotten past this snow trend!

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  5. The dress is cute and the boots are sexy, so this is a clever combination, one that again only a fashionista would be brave enough to carry off Sheila.
    Wishing you a fab holiday!
    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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  6. Merry happy! We're a Christmas and Hanukkah household, so this year has been a little hectic as the two holidays coincide.

    Thank you for bringing so many smiles to my year with your lovely posts and photos.

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    1. Happy Christmas and Hanukkah, JS! Here's to another year!

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  7. Perfect outfit for the last day before your holiday and the end of sparkle season! It sounds like you have really nice coworkers. I had forgotten you had that badge, I was confused thinking it was a star trek one at the start and just waiting to scroll down and see where it was from, ha!

    Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mica! I have lovely coworkers, who spoil me. :) I hope you're enjoying your hols downunder!

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  8. Shine on Sheila!
    Love this dress and the attitude, too! The little bits are pretty too!
    Baileys in coffee for the morning meeting, now that is a great idea!
    Drinks afterwards, too, you are on to something,
    I am sure of it.
    But the dress is the thing, and the smiling beauty who is wearing it!
    Merry, happy and Cheers!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

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    1. Thank you, Elle! It's been lovely getting to know you this year! Happy Everything!

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  9. Well look at you hugger, you certainly looked sparkly and beautiful.

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    1. Hee, I was temporarily a hugger, yes. :) Thank you, Lorena!

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  10. I wish my boss gave out Scotch at Christmas! I got some chocolate instead, and hugs from co-workers. That dress and teal coat are two of my favourites from your closet.

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    1. It is a pretty nice gift! And it sure lasts longer than chocolate. Thanks, Shelley! They are favourites of mine as well.

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Cheers,
Sheila