Monday, April 9, 2018

A 70s Apartment Outfit

I'm well aware that my style is constantly evolving. Right now, I'm really feeling an inclination for draping and long, slender pieces. 
 Not my usual colour palette, noted one of my fashionable coworkers, Samantha. It's not, but it still feels like "me."


  • Cardigan - Sparkle & Fade, swap from Sarah; acquired here on the weekend at a baby shower
  • Top - Helmut Lang, vintage fair; first worn here in November with dragons
  • Pants - Noa Noa; first worn here in March with a fuzzy top
  • Shoes - Design Lab; first worn here in February with yellow and leopard
  • Coat (below) - Vassali, consignment; last seen here in March

First wearing of the cardigan, just picked up this weekend at Sarah's baby shower clothing swap. It was wonderful, with a nice heft to it. The hem swooshed very dramatically. 

 I like experimenting with proportion, and the cardigan gave me an opening to wear this uber-neutral top again (totally not my colour, usually). The classic proportion "goal" here would be a shorter or tucked-in top, so that my legs look longer, I look taller, etc.

But I liked how this felt and looked - not quite classic. Klassic! That's me, the klassy chick.
I liked the very 70s colours here, with the "wallpaper" pattern of the pants. It reminds me of my Grandma and Grandpa J's apartment, ha!

 I liked that this cardi has no closing pieces for doing it up - I don't want to look like I'm ready for a nap on the couch.
 It shows my other pieces off without overpowering them.

All slouchy. I stood around like this quite a bit, alternating with hands in pockets of the cardi.
 Pants with pockets for the win!

Outerwear - of course it had to be long too! I was a little concerned that I'd have the same issue with the long cardi as I had with my kimonos and the bunching up business, but it was very well-behaved.
 I didn't need the scarf on the way home, and wore my coat open. Much satisfactory billowing of all pieces ensued.

The stuff:
 Second wearing of my 10-cent shoes - just as awesome as the first time. Vizzini went right for the pom-poms when I put them on this morning for my pics, little monster.

Gold bling:
I heavily accessorized to help keep the cardigan from looking too casual. Did you notice I had this much bling on?


  • Necklace - Trifari, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Chain/leather bracelet - thrifted
  • Knot bracelet - Lia Sophia, thrifted
  • Clock hand earrings - Foxy
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy



20 comments:

  1. Definite 70's vibe. And we need to choose what feels "like [us]," regardless of what others believe is our style.

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    1. I so agree! And what we feel is "us" changes - nothing wrong with that.

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  2. I love this outfit Sheila! The colours are beautiful together and I'll always be a fan of cardigans like this. I want to add more colourful cardigans to my wardrobe this winter, but I'm just waiting on some cooler weather to arrive and stick around so I can unbox all the ones I have and see if I really need any more, haha!

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    1. Thanks, Mica! This cardi would be right up your alley. HA, you probably have a cardi just like this, lurking around for winter!

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  3. I'm loving the 70's vibe of your outfit, Sheila. My taste and style, even if they have a certain consistency, are evolving all the time. I guess that's life! Your accessorizing is perfect, and my eyes were instantly drawn to your fabulous necklace. Aw, cats and pom-poms! xxx

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    1. Thanks, Ann! You got it, that's life! We're an ongoing science project, aren't we? I love that necklace too - such a score.

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  4. I have to agree, its not your usual colour palette but it has all the Sheila elements: a cool fabric, fab shoes and an unexpected garment.

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    1. Thanks, Lorena! Sometimes the textures and patterns make up for less colour.

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  5. I did not notice all the bling but I’m very glad that you showed it, at the end. I love the rich plum suede shoes. I love these colors on you even as I find them not your usual color palette. You definitely got the proportions right, And that is not always easy. I also love slender and drapey pieces .
    Sorry it’s taken so long to get your blog, I’ve had some technical difficulty over here. Ergh.
    Sending warm hugs,
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com

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    1. Thank you, Elle! I like all the little finishing touches in an outfit. Aw, thank you! No worries, my dear. Hope you are well.

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  6. This may not be your usual color palette but it is mine! I love seeing it on you. The long layers —with swoosh!— are great too.

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  7. What a fab outfit, I love those pants and its brocade pattern, and love that you created a modern look using a subtle color combo and some edgy pieces. Love your drapey top and cool cardigan, and those shoes!, they rock!
    besos

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    1. Thanks, Monica! It was a tricky outfit - wasn't sure I could pull it off!

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  8. I'm loving this look. I always love interesting pattern on pants, but every time I try to find something to go with funky pants I end up with too much busy or just plain bad business going on. What you've done is casual chic and I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Dar! We'll have to see if we can remedy that for you on Friday!

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  9. I clocked that fabulous pendant straightaway! I love the wallpaper pants and the long length cardi, a great 1970s vibe goin' down!
    Isn't Vizzini a bad lad chasing your bargain pom-poms? I bet if you'd bought a pom-pom especially for him to play with he'd have ignored it like our beasts would! xxx

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    1. I love vintage pieces like that necklace - it was a great thrift find. Thanks, Vix! Yes, Vizz is a bad boy - totally not interested in actual TOYS, just wants to eat our things! Monster...

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  10. This outfit is fantastic! I do have a love of that 70s vibe and I really like the long, lean and slightly draped look on you. LOVE those shoes and the pants and that rusty coloured cardigan! Have I said 'love' too many times, yet?

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    1. Thanks so much! There can never be too much love!

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