Thursday, February 8, 2018

Classy Leather Pants for Work

I always like to get a few wears a season out of my favourite closet items - it's a pleasure to wear them. 
 A favourite jacket, and my favourite leather pants of the three pairs I own. I always get a kick out of wearing leather pants for work - my WW group loved them.


  • Jacket - Etro Milano, vintage 90s, consignment; last seen here in March 2017
  • White shirt - no label, thrifted; last worn here last week with not-a-dress
  • Leather pants - Gap, F00, vintage, Vancouver - last seen here (3rd outfit) for a casual party in November 2017
  • Shoes - Coffee Sumatra, Fluevog; last worn here in October 2017 with pearls and Gookey
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last seen here last week


 Don't worry, I'm not turning into one of those white shirt ladies - I just wanted to show off the jacket and the pants more.
 I always feel like a rockstar in these leather pants - I've had them for nearly 7 years and love them. Check out the first time I wore them here and the story I found in the pocket.

The jacket is spectacularly well-made. I love chatting fashion with one of my older Russian coworkers (his grandmother made costumes for the Russian ballet!), and he said, "You can tell the quality of a jacket in the shoulders."
 I'd agree with that - these are slightly padded but hit just right.

Outerwear - it was warm today! I roasted walking to work - I carried my coat on the way to my WW meeting.
 I stole L's vintage gold scarf - it has black birds on it. I bought it for him as a gift - I think it was $1-2 in the WIN store.


  • Scarf - thrifted, L's
  • Gloves - Parkhurst


The stuff:
 In addition to my pants and jacket, these shoes are a 7-year-old favourite. Yesterday's booties are the same family (Coffee), also from 2011.

Elaborate bling:
I liked doing a tie-like necklace with the blouse buttoned up, and how it showcased this lovely 1920s necklace that L bought me many years ago.


  • Necklace - vintage 1920s, gift from L
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
  • Amber ring - c.1997

21 comments:

  1. mwahaha, you're not 'turning into one of those white shirt ladies'! hurrah for that!. I love your 20's necklace over a buttoned up shirt, and your fabulous jacket, because both of them enhance that rock'n'roll vibe!.
    You totally rock those pants and those shoes!! and fab bling!!
    besos

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  2. You're looking ready to tackle whatever the day brings, Sheila! Your leather pants are such a great colour and I love the story. I always think it's fun finding things like that, it's like travelling in a time machine. Your necklace is stunning and I am very much in love with your shoes! xxx

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    1. Oh, I'm gettin' there, Ann! Thanks for checking back on the story - I just love when a piece has a little bit of history like that. Thanks so much!

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  3. You look fab in those leather pants, Sheila! I love those shoes, too! Hope you have a nice and relaxing weekend to get over your cold/flu/allergy thingy! Rest up! ;) XXX

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    1. Thanks, Sasha! It's been a wonderful long weekend!

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  4. How very smart you look, Sheila! And more fabulous shoes. I think the necklace is wonderful - he has good taste does L!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Isn't it a lovely necklace, Veronica? He does have good taste! Thank you!

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  5. Love this on you! I often read here that you walk to and from work (or maybe to mass transit?) how do you keep your shoes so nice? I'm thinking you must have some walking shoes to change to? Anyway, love this!

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    1. Thank you, Amie! I'll cover the shoe thing with my next work post! I never wear my shoes outside if I can help it - I walk to/from work in my Doc Martens.

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  6. These are indeed gorgeous leather pants. I I agree with your coworker that the quality of a jacket can very well be seen in the way the shoulder pads are. You are looking fabulous as always. Have a wonderful week ahead!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. I'm quite enamoured of them, thank you, Elle! I hope you have a great week as well.

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  7. Although you're not a big white shirt wearer, you're right that it lets the pants and jacket shince! :) This is a lovely outfit.

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    1. Thank you, Mica! I've come around to the usefulness of a white shirt.

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  8. Love the outfit and the necklace does look good with the blouse buttoned up.

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    1. Thank you, Polly! I was pleased at finding this way to wear the necklace.

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  9. I love this masculine vibe today Sheila. The jacket is showcased to perfection with the white shirt and those leather pants are so sleek if not a tad sexy!

    Anna x

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    1. Thank you, Anna! They are just a tad sexy, aren't they? Hee hee!

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  10. Such a beautiful jacket! I got rid of all my leather pants as I had outgrown the waist on them; it was a definitely a sad day. Since then, I haven't found a pair that fits me well, so perhaps my leather pants days are behind me. Yours are obviously still going strong!

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    1. Isn't it? Aw, that is sad about your leather pants - I hope my waist stays put!

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  11. Those leather pants are always a good choice - and I KNOW you will NEVER turn into a white shirt lady ;)

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