Monday, February 19, 2018

Sheer Madness: Helmut, Olive and Polka Dots

A long day today, as my office moves towards our last day (this Friday). I'm trying to keep my cool. More chill; less spaz - that's the motto for 2018.
 I felt cool and collected in this outfit. The outside totally did not match the inside (where I'm having panic attacks).


  • Blazer - Helmut Lang, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $69.95
  • Sleeveless sweater - Ellen Tracy, swap from Caro; last seen here under mixed plaids in January
  • Skirt - Orenzo, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in October 2017 with baby blue
  • Shoes - Wonders Ayers, Fluevog; last worn here in November 2016 (whoa!) with all olive
  • Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted; last seen here in January


I love a good boyfriend blazer. Look at those gorgeous shoulders!
 This blazer was a dream to wear - it just felt like quality.

Add a sheer skirt so that we're not too conservative!
 That's some raggedy-ass trimming there of the lining. Guess who did that? (hint: it wasn't Vizzini).

Outerwear - totally freakin' cold, COLD today. But bright and clear and no wind - not like on the weekend!
 All my warmest stuff!


  • Fur toque/scarf - Danier 
  • Gloves - Parkhurst


The stuff:
 Over the last few years - since I've had purple hair - I've veered away from olive green, but now I feel myself swinging back that way again. I can't believe it's been over a year since I wore these shoes!

Throwback bling:
Remember when these necklaces with the extra loops were all the rage? I think it was around 2006? This one's from Plum.

  • Necklace - Plum
  • Ear-balls - Dior, consignment
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl

18 comments:

  1. glad that you look so fabulous even in a stressful situation!, I love your sheer skirt and the subtle color combo, so elegant (with a twist!) and your coat looks so awesome!. Fab accessorizing!
    besos

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you - I try not to let my outfits slip, even when I'm not really taking good care of myself right now.

      Delete
  2. Love this look on you! The skirt looks festive to me. This past year, I have been practically craving olive green. I am a fair skinned red head, so it's really not a bad color on me.
    Um, did I read your office is closing? Like, you are needing new employment? Wow. If so, I'm hoping everything sorts out well. From reading your blog here, I can tell you put your heart and soul into your work. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Amie! Ooh, all greens would look wonderful on you - I was a "natural" (ha!) redhead for many years.

      No, it's not closing, just relocating. Don't worry.

      Delete
  3. Oh you know I used to have a black necklace with that extra loop and now you've got me wondering where it is!

    Good luck balancing everything as the move draws nearer - you are doing so well looking stylish even if you don't feel pulled together, you definitely look it! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha, you too, eh? They were a "thing" for a while. Thank you, Mica!

      Delete
  4. The chiffon-y skirt is perfect with your posh blazer and totally fabulous with the splendid ocelot on top.
    The move sounds like a nightmare, sending you lots of happy vibes. xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's already a nightmare, Vix, but thank you for the vibes! I'll take 'em!

      Delete
  5. I'm glad you are able to keep your cool, even if it's just on the outside! I love the contrast of the blazer with the sheer skirt, and the ocelot coat is freakin' awesome. We've got a cold snap coming on, so maybe it's time I get out my unsafe leopard ... Meanwhile, I'm keeping everything crossed that the move will be as stressless as possible - if such a thing exists! xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm barely hanging on right now. Must take care of myself! Thank you, Ann!

      Delete
  6. That's a great ploy pairing up the masculine cut jacket with that gorgeous floaty skirt, and yes I do remember you attacking the lining!

    Good luck with the move - stress city beckons I fear.

    Anna x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hee, someone remembers! Thank you, Anna! I'll try to avoid the stress where I can.

      Delete
  7. Good luck with the move - hopefully it goes smoothly with the least amount of stress (for you) as possible.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am go8ng through a lot of your posts my dear. Not commenting on everything although I LOVE everything. Gosh you are a good stylist. But I just had to say this. Why not purple with olive? It is really like red and green, complementary colours. No problem at all. Please wear those fab shoes more often.
    Great outfit. And yes I can understand Helmut provides a quality jacket. The skirt is a dream.
    Greetje

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love when you do this, thank you, Greetje! Aw, so sweet of you! I love purple and olive together, but my brighter purple that I used to have didn't look right with more muddied autumn colours. Now that my hair is a softer "natural" purple, I like it again. I'll try to wear the shoes more!

      Delete
  9. You look appropriately bundled for this cold snap. At least the sidewalks here have been navigable, and, if not, for some reason the bicycle lanes are always clear so you can walk there without fear of wiping out. Love the long skirt - swoosh factor 10.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so glad we are done with it now! Swoosh Factor is so important!

      Delete


Comments are so incredibly special, and I love them and hug them and treasure them forever. Please feel free to tell me what you think! I try to respond to every one, so if you want to know what I said, tick that "Notify me" box and it'll ping your email!

Cheers,
Sheila