Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mostly Matchy Magenta

Back to work today. I wish I could have taken the rest of the week off, but I still had to do my WW meeting tonight, so what the heck. Go to work. 
I mostly moaned at people and warned them to stay away. "I have the plague!"


  • Sweater - Gap, thrifted; purchased here last weekend (pre-plague) for $5.00
  • Skirt - Mexx, consignment; first worn here in November 2016 with corporate purple
  • Shoes - Coclico; last seen here in January with another corporate look
  • Coat (below) - Parkhurst, thrifted 

I've had this outfit set aside since Saturday, and I was happy to wear it today. I loved all the textures (the dotty tights, the tie-material skirt, the stripes, the pearls). Isn't the sweater a good fit? I always go for fit, even though a white and magenta sweater wasn't on my wish list.
I quite adore this skirt - there is something about the fit-and-flare that just makes my heart sing. It also has pockets!

Outerwear:
A little windy but not too cold. I didn't need the hat, scarf or gloves walking home! Consignment beret, thrifted fur boa, and Danier gloves.

The stuff:
Oh, sweet magenta heels. Although I admit, it was hard to put these on after walking to work in my floral Doc Martens (so comfy!). My "real" shoes never go outside in the weather!

Pretty bling:
Today would have been my Dad's 75th birthday - that is his ring there, that he wore all the time. He died of a heart attack when he was 55 - it will be 20 years this fall. Happy Birthday, Dad! I wonder what he would have thought of me 20 years later. I bet he would have liked my hair, heh. He loved bright colours.


  • Necklace - Vintage 60s, Grandma J's
  • Ring - Dad's, Frances Jewelers, c. 1965
  • Ear-balls - Mango's


While I was moaning and groaning and being a sicky over the past few days, I did my nails. As one does.
This is Rimmel's "Portobello Pink" and Sally Hansen's "Grape Shifter". I feel very pink, like candy. That may be the cold medication talking...

16 comments:

  1. wowww, such a fabulous outfit, I love it!, love the color combo, the textures, the magenta stripes and magenta shoes, the polka dot tights, the fit&flare stunning skirt (and its pockets!!!) and I love even more all these things working together!
    Your magenta shoes are such a luxurious detail! and your sweater fits you like a dream!
    wish you feel better soon, dear lady!
    besos

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    1. Thank you! It really lifted my spirits. Hugs to you, my dear.

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  2. I'm glad you're feeling a little better! :) I like the magenta matching too! I have a magenta bag and I don't really have anything to match it with - just a scarf. I do like wearing them together though.

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    1. Getting there...

      Hey, you need more magenta - and it looks great with blue and teal and red and grey...mostly everything. Go for it, Mica!

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  3. How lovely to have your dad's ring! It's beautiful. I love all the purple.

    Hoping you feel 100% soon. There seem to be some pretty tenacious viruses going around right now.

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    1. I have worn it many times over the years, thanks, JS. I'm getting there, probably be fine in a week.

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  4. I love magenta, very pretty shoes. The tights with the skirt.. well done. Now... could you mail me what it is supposed to be?: I am a fucking delicate flower? Or I am a delicate fucking flower? Or something else entirely? I forgot again. It is the age you see...
    And I think it is very sad that you lost your dad so early in life.
    Greetje

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    1. Thank you! I emailed you. It's "I'm a delicate fucking flower." It was sad, Greetje - I was just starting to get to know him as a person.

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  5. Oh i really like this interesting pattern mix it flows from the bottom upward and yes that sweater has a really good fit.

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    1. Thank you, Lorena! It's one of my recent faves.

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  6. I love it all and it looks fabulous on you! Such a cheerful colour. Amazing shoes....
    xx

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  7. That sucks that you were sick. Wearing those marvelous magenta shoes would make anyone feel better.

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    1. Yes, it was the suck (as the kids say). Bright colours make me happy!

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  8. Your dad would have been so proud of his kind, generous, outrageous, ballsy fashionista of a daughter. This outfit perfectly matched with his ring is a great homage to him Sheila.
    The sweater fits like a dream and I just adore all of the pattern play as well as those fab shoes.
    Anna x

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    1. Aw, that is so nice, Anna, thank you so much.

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