Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wintery Spring - Pearls, Lavender and Gold

Not long to go! I can feel spring just about to burst! 
I'm totally not inclined to wear dark things right now. I want colour, brights, sunshine!


  • Blouse - INC, consignment; last worn here in October 2016 with Valentino
  • Skirt - Talbots, consignment; last seen here in January while rockin' the vest
  • Shoes - Miista; last worn here earlier this month with Etro and yellow
  • Coat (below) - BCBG Max Azri, thrifted

Another very "me" feeling outfit. This is a 100% silk shirt, and it's Quality - look how the pattern matches on either side of the buttons.

And the back is totally centred too.
I am probably going to keep all of these pieces out for spring - even though this lavender skirt is mohair. The colour is so spring-y!

Outerwear: Finally, it's slightly warm enough to wear this awesome coat again. I haven't worn it since December.
It's a heavy coat - good for this windy/spitting rain weather. Still gotta wear my consignment wool beret and my leather Danier gloves. My wrists were covered by the blouse sleeves peeking out.

The stuff:
Easy shoes for a running-around kind of day.

Pearl bling:
I love this honkin' big pearl necklace - I know I didn't pay much for it (maybe $20?). I first wore it here in April 2009 for Daisy's birthday, back in the days before I did detail shots. I still have that top and skirt! 

  • Necklace - Aldo Accessories
  • Earrings - thrifted


17 comments:

  1. woww, lovely lady-like spring outfit, wearing that (luxurious) shirt and pearls, with a twist of coolness! Love your shoes and love your amazing coat!
    Spring is coming!
    besos

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    1. Thank you! Pearls are fun to load on. I feel spring in the air!

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  2. I had not noticed how perfectly the patterns on the shirt are - ha ! you've certainly got a good eye.
    I am trying to remember if I had seen that cool coat before - it looks like two pieces in one.
    And its ok to keep the mohair skirt out, says me, who wears corduroy, velvet and wool in the summer ;)

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    1. It's a really good sign of quality, because it means a lot of fabric was wasted in cutting the pattern. I always appreciate a detail like that. You might have missed the coat - it was worn between Christmas and New Year's. Thanks, Lorena! I might have to keep that skirt out.

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  3. I love your blouse and wouldn't mind having that pearl necklace, which is so pretty. xxx

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    1. Thank you! It's a very useful and versatile piece.

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  4. Very Springlike! i love the delicate colours of the skirt matched with the beautiful shirt and of course I love your golden shoes. Fab pearls!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica! I liked how the gold shoes went with the whole thing.

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  5. Love the spring colors, love the blouse. My springtime strategy for the next few weeks is cheerful colors in warmer fabrics, like your skirt.

    Have you tried hand-washing the blouse? I just thrifted a similar, nicely made silk charmeuse blouse (leopard!). Dry-clean only, of course . . . but maybe hand-washable? Tempting . . . sigh. It's nice enough that I don't want to ruin it. I will probably shell out for the dry-cleaning.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll probably wash the blouse on delicate in cold water, and hang it to dry (I've ruined a few silk pieces by putting them in the dryer), then give it a steam. Good luck with your blouse!

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    2. Well, I may end up hand-washing--either now or on some lazy day in the future. I think it's been at least five years since I dry-cleaned a top. I hate the smell, and the cost really bugs me, especially for a $4 blouse!

      I used to hand-wash and steam silk blouses in the '90s. They were fine, although the texture changed a little over time. Not sure about the satin finish on this one, though.

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  6. The blouse and the honkin' huge pearls. Yeeeeah. But I love it all, as I do of your stuff, Sheila. And it's exciting to be breaking out the spring coats again, right? Hurrah! I thought it would never get here.

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    1. Thank you, m'dear! I love seeing all the spring stuff again!

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  7. I don't remember seeing that coat before - the illusion of two different pieces is really cool. I'd love to share coat closets with you ;)

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    1. Isn't it cool? I love the two-tone white and cream. I would love to play in your closet!

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  8. I'd wear this blouse in a heartbeat Shiela, it's very me too! It's quite a conservative look for you today, but the coat gives it more pazazz. Lovely as ever though!

    Anna x

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    1. We have such similar tastes and a love for the unusual. Thanks!

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Sheila