Friday, January 26, 2018

Casual Friday: Jean Queen in Pink

"YOU'RE WEARING JEANS." Seriously, that was the reaction of 90% of my coworkers today. It's like they just discovered I have legs. I know, I don't wear jeans much. It's been years since I wore jeans like this. 
 I felt like a queen today in this outfit, rocking my faded, self-frayed jeans.


  • Blazer - Emporio Armani, 90s, thrifted; last seen here in December 2017 with sparkly culottes
  • Cashmere sweater - no label, consignment; last worn here in September with Kate Spade
  • Jeans, Gap, 2008, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
  • Shoes - Effortless Bebe, Fluevog; last seen here a couple of weeks ago with pink and blue
  • Raincoat (below) - Thermal-Slicks, consignment; last worn here in late December 2017


I tried a couple of different blazers before coming back to this lovely (made in Italy) Armani.
 The top was snuggly warm, even though I didn't quite like it with the overall outfit. Didn't care - Friday!

A longer blazer was necessary.
 Every time I bent over, I was crackalackin' - woo, low-cut jeans!

I had some sweet muffin-top going on too.
Again, didn't care. That's what blazers are for.

You should never buy jeans that don't make your butt look great.
 I had positive reactions to this outfit all day, with many curious people wanting to know exactly why I was wearing jeans. I'll dress up next week, Funky Friday shall return, no fear.

Outerwear - I was highly visible, waterproof, and I matched my shoes.
 I wore the separate hat instead of the hood and preferred it. I like having the option, though.


  • Wool gloves - Parkhurst


The stuff:
 Although these have a 2" heel, they feel like flats. Super comfy! They're on sale now for $99 plus extra 15% off (linking here 'cause I love, and yes, I'm an enabler, sorry!). We can be shoe twins!

Pink and grey bling:
My coworker Sherri made me the earrings - they are Swarovski crystal and 14K gold. Aw, thanks, Sherri! I needed pink earrings.


  • Hematite bracelets - thrifted
  • Earrings - gift from Sherri
  • Hematite rings - thrifted
  • Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
  • Metal chain bracelet - thrifted


I'll be back on Sunday with many outfits and exciting adventures! Have a fabulous weekend!

23 comments:

  1. Ooooh....your earrings are really pretty! Sherri is super talented!

    And yes! YES! You are rockin' those jeans Sheila!

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  3. You sure are looking like the Jean Queen, Sheila! I love your pink sweater and those shoes are fabulous! The earrings Sherri made are so pretty! Hope you have a great weekend, Sheila! XXX

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  4. I love jeans and a blazer together so of course I'm loving this outfit on you! I like how you make jeans special, they aren't just a boring staple, they have to have something about them and as you so rarely wear them it makes them more important when you do give them a wear. I like it! :)

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    1. I wondered what you'd think of this, Mica. Yes, you nailed it - I wouldn't wear just boring old jeans, ever. Thank you!

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  5. You look fabulous in jeans and I love them with all the pink! Fab shoes as always.

    Hope you are having a great weekend...

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  6. Those POINTY PINK TOES! I can only wear one style of shoe due to orthotics, so I get my shoe thrills from you! Gorgeous, lady :)

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    1. Oh, I hear ya, Julie! I'll try to wear lots of fun shoes for you!

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  7. You're looking fab in jeans, Sheila, and indeed this pair does make your butt look great. Love the shoes, and all the pink going on. I think I need a pink waterproof jacket! xxx

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  8. I was tempted! I bought the shoes because pink is my "brighten up" colour this season (the grey one before real spring). i like your jeans.

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    1. Woo hoo! Enjoy them, Madame! Thank you so much for reading!

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  9. Gorgeous outfit, and those shoes are divine. Pink is my favourite colour.

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    1. I can't believe I used to hate pink, Polly! Thanks so much!

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  10. I love the jeans! I thrifted a pair of Gap bootcuts a few months ago--I think they are identical to a pair I had 10 years ago--and I am wearing them surprisingly often. I forgot how flattering and swoopy (??), like a trumpet skirt, they are. They are fun to wear.

    Cesar finished my tattoo yesterday--after 18 months! Bittersweet, but I am really pleased with it.

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    1. Thank you! I always loved bootcut, and they are so much more flattering on me than skinnies (I think).

      Wow! How exciting! If you're comfortable with showing, I would love to see once you're healed (totally your call, no pressure).

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  11. You just keep getting better and better...you’re my she-ro!

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  12. Ha ! those a a fab pair of jeans and I think they fit marvellously well Sheila.
    Even though the top may seem a bit duh for your standards i think you had a great look going on here.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lorena! I like the colour of the top, but not the cut.

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