Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Well-Seasoned: Plaid, Velvet and Lace

It's December and I am digging into my seasonal apparel. This means lots of shiny, textures and colour. 
Today, it's purple plaid, green velvet and black lace. Of course those all go together!


  • Jacket - Jacob, thrifted; first worn here in November with fruital and bronze
  • Cami - not tracked
  • Skirt - Roland Kerry, vintage 80s, consignment; last seen here in January with black leather and red boots
  • Shoes - Marc; last worn here in October with the Lady Garden skirt
  • Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted

Also in season: freakin' SNOW, people! I did not even know it snowed last night.

That is what I walked to work in. Pass me the smelling salts - I do believe I have the vapours. We are all delicate flowers here on the west coast, you know. Thank goodness it's mostly melted - it took me 40 minutes to creep along like a little granny to work this morning (a regular 20 minute walk). I hate snow!

I loved this outfit, though, and had a lot of positive reactions to it. I like how the deep teal picks up the green stripe in the plaid.
And I'm always a fan of "fit and flare" for shape - always looks good. I attended our annual "client appreciation drinks and appies event after work, and I like to dress for the holiday season for it.
Such an awesome plaid!

Outerwear:
I found this toque in my stash late last week - it's by Wooden Ships. The gloves and matchy scarf were thrifted. Snuggly warm...

The stuff:
Love these red suede shoes, although it was treacherous clambering over the frozen sidewalks once I got off the bus.

Black bling:
I liked how the lace of the choker complemented the lacy tights. 

  • Choker - consignment
  • Earrings - the Cobbler


It feels like I have events all week. Is it the weekend yet? Also, I think I need more sparkle.

24 comments:

  1. You are looking very festive Sheila! I love how the skirt brings out your hair colour!

    LOL...enjoy that snow...

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    1. Thanks, Sue! It's like I planned it ;-P. Yuck, I hate snow!

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  2. Great holiday outfit. I love the choker and hosiery, which give it a touch of Victoriana.

    We have nasty, slushy snow here, too, way over on the U.S. East Coast. I love real snow, but this is a mess. :-)

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    1. Thank you, m'dear! No snow is the best kind. We are all very delicate here on the West Coast - this is practically an emergency!

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  3. What a lovely outfit! The skirt and jacket together are gorgeous and I love the shoes - but please how the heck do you manage to walk in those shoes in the snow? I wouldn't dare...

    I had to laugh when I read the previous wearing of the jacket - I read 'Fruital' as 'fruit bowl' and couldn't work out why you'd wear a fruit bowl - although I wouldn't put it past you - if it was stylish enough!!

    I, also love the way the tights and necklace compliment each other.

    Hope the snow shifts soon - I hate snow, too.

    Veronica

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    1. Thanks, Veronica! I walked from the bus stop to home only, and I was VERY careful. Ha, yes, it's fruital, like floral (makes complete sense to me). I would probably wear a (stylish) fruit bowl, though! Snow, be gone!

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  4. Magnificent. All these textures are a visual copulation! Heh. Velvet, silky, snuggly, lacy. Yes, it's time to batten the hatches when we go out. There's STILL snow here. Gah. Just looking at it makes me cold. And you are definitely into the party season there. Lovely. That's the best part of the whole to-do. Enjoy!

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  5. Oh wow - that's a lot of snow ! we're getting the equivalent in rains, we've had floods all week.
    These are some great colors Sheila - and you know you had me at velvet.

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    1. It's actually only 2-3 inches, but it feels like more! Yikes, floods sound awful. Thank you!

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  6. So crazy seeing snow when it's so hot here, but it is snow season for you! :) I always think snow looks so pretty and magical buut yes it would make getting around much harder.

    I really like this outfit - the mix of texures and patterns really work well together! :)

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    1. I know, it's that whole hemisphere thing. :) It's not as fun as it looks. Well, it's fine if you can stay indoors! Thanks, Mica!

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  7. Great colours, beautiful textures, and fabulous shoes! xx

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  8. Great outfit. I need to learn how to dress like you.

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  9. What a wonderfully colourful outfit. Oh, and those shoes! It's been cold here in Belgium (although you'd probably laugh at what we call cold ...), but luckily no snow so far! xxx

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    1. Thank you! I think we are actually pretty close to Belgian temps. It's around 1 degree Celsius here right now (daytime) which is REALLY cold for us!

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  10. What a great travelogue! I get to Seattle on a semi-regular basis, as my son and both of my siblings live in that area. I have never managed to get to either of those museums but one of these trips, I will. Especially after seeing your pictures. I do love visiting that city so much. And I hope that one of these times, I will take a side trip up to your fair city!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Let me know if you are ever in Victoria - I'd love to meet up. :)

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  11. I also love how the teal jacket enhances the tartan!, such a fabulous color combo, and such a fabulous flattering shape! you're gorgeous (and elegantly festive!)
    besos

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  12. Another glorious combo by the master, Sheila! Love this cute velvet jacket especially paired with a plaid skirt that surely rustles. I love to see snow on TV and in the magazines but hate the slushy residue after the first day. We don't see a lot of it here thank goodness.
    Wishing you a great week x
    Anna

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    1. It does rustle! You can hear me coming! I hate the snow. Go away, snow!

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Sheila