Thursday, January 4, 2018

Butterfly Skirt and Classy Pink

Yup, I'm sick, but I am refusing to BE sick, mostly by taking sickness drugs to mask it and just doing whatever it takes to get through the day. I can do this! 
 Today's outfit - well, I finally put a little effort into making an outfit, so I was pleased with it. I built it around my new-to-me butterfly skirt.


  • Jacket - Brooks Brothers, thrifted; last seen here in October 2017 with cream for autumn
  • Blouse (under) - Jacob, thrifted; last worn here in October 2017 with embroidered florals
  • Skirt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment; purchased here for $20.00
  • Shoes - Gentle Souls; last worn here in July 2017 with grey ruffles
  • Coat (below) - Zara, gift from Dominique; last seen here in November 2017


I know, right? Look at my legs! I didn't actually know they looked this good till I saw the pictures.
 I really love the soft pink of this jacket - it went well with the bits of pink in the skirt. It also brings a bit of class to the snug, short skirt.

But this skirt...look what it does for my butt!
 Boom-chicka-wow-wow! L is definitely a fan.

All bundled up - not as cold today (so I could wear a lighter coat), but cold enough to need my fur and wool accessories.
 Walking to and from work caused the skirt to ride up dramatically. It looked like I was only wearing the coat! That was the only downside to it, though. And since I apparently have great legs, what's a little more?


  • Fur toque/scarf - Danier Leather
  • Wool gloves - vintage, thrifted


The stuff:
 One of my coworkers noted that these soft grey shoes actually "read" as light blue in my outfit (like the light blue in the skirt, and the baby blue of my camisole under the white blouse). I know - I totally planned that!

Blue bling:
I only have one blue earring, so I wore this sparkly pink one on the other side.


  • Pin/earring - vintage, early 60s, vintage fair
  • Earring - don't remember
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes


And now...more cold medication!

16 comments:

  1. Happy New Year and Prospero Año Nuevo! Here's to you and yours and too many more years of your great blog. Your sharing always brings me joy. Thank you.
    PS. You look fantastic for being ill. Take care and feel better soon.

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    1. Thank you, Chalotalo - Prespero Ano Nuevo to you! That is so sweet of you. Thank you so much for reading.

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  2. I wish I looked as good when I was ill. But wow indeed, your legs look absolutely fabulous. Seeing your perfect pins, I want to hide mine forever. That coat works really well with the skirt, and I love your shoes! You always have the most fabulous shoes! Get well soon, Sheila. xxx

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    1. I'm really good at faking it. Aw, I'm sure your legs are gorgeous! Thank you so much, Ann.

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  3. Well you're looking pretty damn good for an ill person! Those wedges are so cute!

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  4. Wow, Sheila! You look fab! Doubly so given that you're sick! I love the butterfly skirt: it's so pretty and a great fit. Looks great with the jacket too. Hope you get lots of kitty kisses from Vizzini to help you feel better soon. XXX

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    1. Aw, thanks, Sasha! Kitty therapy always works, doesn't it?

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  5. What a gorgeous outfit! I can't get over how many colours look great on you :)

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    1. Oh, there are lots that look bad on me...but I don't buy them!

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  6. I wish I looked that good when I was sick! The pink jacket is perfect with the skirt, which does make your butt look awesome ;)

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    1. It's all about faking it! Thanks so much, Shelley!

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  7. well, you look gorgeous and you totally rock your outfit, the subtle color combo, the fabulous shape of the skirt, the jacket, and the cool coat over it!
    Absolutely fab!
    besos

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  8. Hope you are better now, as you can see I am still in 2017... and just catching up ;)
    I like this, pink and grey have been a favourite combination of mine since I was in high school.

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    1. Thanks, hon, I'm nearly better - still taking cold meds, but it feels like it's near the end. I love this colour combo too - I also remember wearing it in high school!

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