Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Reader Meet-Her

It's been a long day, starting at 5:30am - I had to be at work for 7:30am as my work was offering some sort of "lite" medical health checks for employees, and Corporate (in its wisdom) decided this should start at 8am. So be there early for the nurse, Ms. Sheila. 
 It's still dark out! I left the house at 7am, and this is a little earlier than that. Too early!


  • Velvet vest - no label, thrifted; last seen here, zipped up, in November 2017
  • Silk shirt - Joe Fresh, thrifted; last worn here with a different vest in January 
  • Skirt - Talbots, thrifted; last seen here in November 2017 with ha! This same shirt.
  • Boots - Ishshoes Chatterbox, Fluevog; last worn here in January with urban camo
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last seen here in February


I had a bit of an adventure this morning - I thought I left my travel coffee mug at my old office (I have to pop in and pick up the mail for a while), so I dashed back there, only to have the front door knock me in the nose.
 So there I am, standing on a street corner in downtown, gushing blood all over the sidewalk ("not the clothes, not the shoes," I was thinking). The lovely lady at 7-Eleven very kindly grabbed me a wad of paper towels so that I could make it back to the office...where I found my mug in the lunchroom.
 But my most exciting part of my day was dashing out for a quick cup of tea with reader Erin! She dropped me an email a few months ago to say she was coming to town...would I be interested in meeting up to say hello? Well, heck yes! We set the date and had a lovely time - Erin, next time we'll plan for a little shopping trip and lunch!

I had to pick a good outfit to wear - must make a good impression on a valued reader! I'd forgotten that I'd already worn this top and skirt together before, but the addition of the long grey-ish velvet vest made this outfit for me.
 Oh, and the electric blue velvet boots (which GLOW blue in the office lights).

Outerwear - not my most inspired, but it was early, dammit!
 Pink leather gloves for fun.


  • Gloves - consignment


The stuff:
 I gave Erin the pre-blog rundown on all the things I was wearing - she got to check everything out first. The boots were admired.

The stuff:
 Some sparkly things.


  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Earrings - c. 1996


We asked one of the other coffee shop patrons to take our picture - here we are!
So awesome to meet you, Erin! I hope you have a great time while you're here in town this week!

26 comments:

  1. Ouch! Your poor nose! That's so great that you got to meet Erin. I hope I get to meet you one day, Sheila! ;) I love the gorgeous textures in your outfit, Sheila. Especially the velvet vest and boots! Fabulous! XXX

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    1. Wouldn't that be cool, Sasha! I hope it happens! Thank you so much, my dear.

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  2. YIKES! Doors are dangerous. I remember opening the door at my hair salon and I'm pretty sure I broke my toe. I know for sure I hurt myself...bleeding and swelling. Hope you recovered quickly from your encounter.

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  3. Oh no, I'm glad you recovered from the door incident and still managed to make your coffee date! :) I love those boots, they are so fun, and a nice addition to your outfit! :)

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    1. Oh, I wouldn't have missed it! I love being able to meet up with readers! Thank you, Mica - I love these boots so much.

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  4. Lovely ensemble today! I love the wedge on the boots.

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    1. Thank you so much, Amie! Fluevog makes the coolest shoes.

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  5. Ouch! Nose bash!! The fact that you could carry on your day is good, and go to a meetup, even better. Meetups are the best - heh.

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    1. It didn't hurt that bad - just a lot of icky red stuff. I lurve meetups!!

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  6. Ouch! Hurray for the lady from 7-eleven. I have to admit that my first thought would have been my clothes and shoes too ... Those boots are magnificent, and so is the velvet vest. How wonderful that you were able to meet up with Erin! She must have been so excited meeting you! xxx

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    1. I had lots of good karma with her - saw her every day for years. Ha, how little we care about ourselves. It was so cool to meet her - I felt like a star!

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  7. Those blue velvet boots!!!! Shut the front door-----just not on your face!!!! And 7am is entirely war too early mamacita, way too early.

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    1. I know, right?? They are fab! I know, seriously, are you kidding me? that is too early!

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  8. How nice of you to meet an admiring reader! I hope to be so lucky some day... :-)

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    1. Hee hee hee! One month away! The countdown is ON!

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  9. I have met you and can attest to your awesomeness! Love the layers in this outfit! Very tired and I only seem capable of short sentences so I give you the short sentences above! xo

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    1. Yay, Shawna, so nice to see you! Aw, you're so sweet, thank you. NO worries at all, my dear - I'm also really feeling ragged these days. Hugs!

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  10. Oh wow that velvet vest is a beauty ! and how exciting that you were able to meet with a reader.

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    1. It's so soft to wear too - I stroke it and pet it. I know, it was so cool!

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  11. Ouch, your poor nose! that lady wanting to protect your boots, what a fab person she was.
    Love the velvet waistcoat.
    How lovely to meet Erin! xxx

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    1. It's all better now! I know, the kindness of strangers! Thanks, Vix!

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  12. ouch, hope your nose (and all your adorable person) is feeling ok now, and so lovely that somebody could help you to sabe your boots and clothes.
    Because those are fabulous boots!, and they totally rock with your velvet waistcoat, so shiny delightful texture and color! What a fab outfit, and so lovely that you met a reader! You Rock!
    besos

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    1. All better, thank you! It is always awesome to meet readers, I love it! Thanks, Monica!

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  13. A chipped tooth last week and now a bloody nose this week - what a pain! I have meet-up envy too, but hey that's not your fault. I need to start a little savings fun for a big trip across the pond before I'm too old to travel.

    Blue velvet boots - be still my beating heart!

    Anna x

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    1. You do! Maybe we should plan a midway trip, meet halfway?

      Aren't they amazing?

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