Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pleather Dress with Fruital Arms

I like to wear my newly-purchased things right away. This helps me see how well they work in my wardrobe immediately, and how versatile they're going to be. I knew this dress would be tricky to style so that it would be work-appropriate.
Tattooed arms covered, not too overtly sexy. Although, yes, I am wearing a black pleather dress!


  • Blouse - no label, thrifted; last seen here in November 2016 with green velvet and shiny bronze
  • Dress - no label, thrifted; purchased here for $19.99
  • Boots - Miz Mooz; last worn here in November 2016 with a Santa belt
  • Raincoat (below) - Parkhurst, thrifted 

I dyed my hair last night, hence the "down 'do". I have to hide all the splotches I made!

I was tickled to find another wee pocket inside one of the side pockets! Just enough room for bus fare, and not much else.
I liked the blouse underneath this, and was told I looked "very mod". Sure, I'll go with that. I showed the gingham lining to everyone, too.

It was very comfy to wear all day - not too hot. I tried to swap out the tie belt with another but I don't have that many belts that are big enough to sit at my waist.
I might keep this dress out in my spring/summer for the chillier "shoulder" weeks (gawd, I hope not months) before warm weather. I can't see too much variety on this theme for work (blouse underneath), but it will be a fun dress to bare my arms in for a weekend outing.

Outerwear: Rainy and grey today, so bust out the purple and plaid!
Purple consignment beret, and purple Danier gloves. My gal Caro spotted me on the way to work (I never see or hear anyone since I'm just focused on getting to work, and I have my ear-buds in), and called me an "Urban Woman". As I do with all my shoes, I don't walk to work in them. White floral Docs, all the way.

The stuff:
Lovely boots that are starting to show their age (I've had them over 6 years), but I still adore them. All those buttons!


  • Earrings - Plum


Stay tuned tomorrow - I'm wearing that spectacular handmade dress I bought on the weekend!

16 comments:

  1. You styled this perfectly for work! :) I think it will be nice to see it outside of work too as you said with bare arms.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Mica! I am looking forward to wearing it as is, too.

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  2. Very nice outfit - I love dresses you can wear with a blouse underneath or a cardigan or jacket over. I don't do sleeveless...but I bet it will look fab on you sleeveless.

    After a beautiful day yesterday it's cold and grey again with rain on the way for Friday - damn!
    xx

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    1. Same here - it makes them that much more versatile. It's fully spring here, which means a little bit of everything! No more snow, though, I hope!

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  3. For some reason when I saw the dress before I thought that the gingham could be seen when you were wearing it. I am looking forward to seeing this dress again, without a blouse underneath before it gets too warm :)

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    1. Nope, it's fully hidden when the dress is on - I love a detail like that. You can bet I'll wear it without a blouse!

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  4. You're rocking this 60's vibe here Sheila! I love it, all of it and would happily wear it too. Just shows you can wear plether at work, eh? Result.

    Anna x

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    1. Aw, thank you! Yes, I wear leather and pleather all the time for work. No one bats an eye.

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  5. I've never been able to wear a pleather, or leather dress, because I perspire too much, so I envy you! It looks great as a layering piece and I'm sure it will make a fab going-out dress on its own. I like the shiny plaid trench - you have a stellar coat collection.

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    1. I sweat too, but I manage. Much of my leather/pleather works fine for me, although I did ruin my old leather shirt. Thanks! I like my plaid raincoat!

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  6. Sheila,
    love the pleather dress! it is perfect on your slim and curvy body. Love the pattern sleeves peeking out, very chic! I am so glad you provided a close up of those boots, they are gorgeous, and just what thought they would be from the larger photo!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

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    1. Thank you! I love the fit and shape of it. The boots are awesome, agreed.

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  7. lovely dress, and such a great idea to wear a floral blouse under it!, it keeps a rock'n'roll vibe with a twist!
    I'm in love with your boots, those buttons!, that shape! coolness!!
    besos

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    1. It certainly helps me keep it work-appropriate! Thank you, my dear!

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