Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mad Mix and New Boots

Although it's been a short week for me, it's felt very long. I consoled myself by wearing an old-ish favourite dress, and my new-to-me boots. 
I've been wearing beige fishnet nylons as my transition to bare legs - it's not quite warm enough yet!

  • Dress - I'M by Isola Marras, Florence, Italy; last seen here (3rd outfit) in September 2017 when we got home from vacation
  • Boots -  Vog Together, Fluevog; purchased here for $82.50
  • Coat (below) - BCBG Max Azria, thrifted; last seen here last week

Look at the gorgeous view I had of the castle this morning!
The tourists will be flocking there soon, I expect. There are usually tour buses parked all along one of the streets near us in high season (the buses are not allowed all the way to the castle as it's in a residential neighbourhood).

When I don't feel like putting together an outfit, I usually default to a dress, but I actually just really wanted to wear this dress. It was pulled out and put into my "wear soon" area of my closet, with some of my loosey-goosey semi-planned outfits.
I love all the mad patterns in this. It's by an Italian designer, Antonio Marras, from his spring/summer 2013 collection, and I bought it in Florence, Italy in 2014 (here, enjoy more of my vacation pictures!). It's featured in this Vimeo link here. Here's a screen cap of my dress - it's worn over shorts!
Ooh, what a good idea - I should wear this over a skirt or pants! I think I may need turquoise cowboy boots too...better put 'em on the wishlist!

I like how my dress' patterns/fabric are exactly like the dress in the show - it's a very deliberate choice by the designer.
The unexpected pouf of the back always catches people by surprise - it's a very unusual piece. I had many comments on it from coworkers and my WW group.

Outerwear - yup, no gloves needed. I see sun out there!
This coat was just the right weight for the weather.

The stuff:
First wearing of these gorgeous espresso-brown leather Fluevog boots - oh, wow, they were FABULOUS to wear. Comfiness all over the place. Easy to walk in.

Green bling:
It's hard to see this bling in my outfit with the patterns of the dress, but it was very noticeable in person - I had comments on every single piece I had on!


  • Necklace - J. Crew, thrifted
  • Glass bracelet - thrifted
  • Jade/bronze ring - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Turquoise/silver ring - local
  • Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver

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  1. It made me smile when I read you got compliments on every piece you wore - I think that's because you know how to style things and make them shine! I miss dresses and ankle boot weather, I will need to get my boots out and ready so I can wear them as soon as it properly cools off here!

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    1. I don't get that many compliments overall, so it was a nice surprise! I'm going to miss wearing my boots soon enough. Thanks, Mica!

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  2. woww, lovely dress and lovely boots! and lovely accessorizing too!, lots of fabulousness indeed! completely normal that you received lots of compliments!
    I would love to see you in those dreamy ensembles, with turquoise cowboy boots!
    besos

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    1. Thanks so much, Monica! I totally need turquoise cowboy boots.

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  3. What a perfect little dress, Sheila. I love the instant pattern mixing and the unusual, quite unexpected back. The dress was asking, no begging!, to be worn with those new-to-you Fluevog boots. Turquoise cowboy boots would be awesome! Note to self: buy beige fishnet nylons! xxx

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    1. Thanks, Ann! Fishnet nylons are so easy to wear - these ones are even control top!

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  4. Oh hello stylish lady ! What a brilliant dress I love the outfit Sheila , also great minds think a like I've started to wear my natural colour fishnet tights the tights are fab when it's not quite warm enough to go bare legs . Have a lovely weekend Sheila xx

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    1. Thank you, Lesley! Aren't fishnets great? Thank you, you too!

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  5. You are looking beautiful Sheila ! Oh and I love that you were able to find that dress and find another way of styling it. For me its one of the perks of the internet, the ability to see how other people wear the same item and be inspired.

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    1. Thank you, Lorena! I love being able to find the exact item online, especially when it's designer.

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  6. That's so funny, the lady taking our money at the car boot sale yesterday morning was wearing turquoise cowboy boots and I declared that i needed some in my life, too!
    That dress is fabulous - both the way you and the model wear it. I shall read your travel post later, I love holiday posts!
    The boots are killer and the view of the castle is fantastic.
    Have a fab weekend. xxx

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    1. We must have them! Thank you - I hope you like the post. I'll have to go up to the Castle sometime soon. Thanks, Vix!

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  7. I love the fact that you wear statement necklaces so often. I have quite a collection from a few years ago when we saw them on every fashion blogger. I've been a bit hesitant to wear mine but am going to start now. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Who cares when they're trendy? The only good thing about that is that you can find lots of cool ones. Go for it!

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  8. You sure don't wait to integrate new purchases into your outfits! I love these boots. If they were bigger, we might have had a fight over them. :-)

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    1. Nope, I really don't! Better to know sooner rather than later if they are bad pieces for me. I would never have fought you!

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  9. Another post full of such great style. We love watching what you piece together and I see the influence daily from your blog in Kailani's own fashionista daily styling. She will often reference something from a post or tell me to show Sheila her outfit. She is in awe of your pieces and especially the firecracker dress - she asked if you could save it for when she grows up (HAHA)

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    1. Thank you so much, Trisha! Aw, that is the best, knowing that Kailani's reading along and taking the inspiration she wants. AW! Ha, yes, if I get tired of that dress (HA) when she's old enough to wear it, I might consider loaning it to her!

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  10. I think I have the same ASH boots l I really love your dress worn as a tunic. I also love the olive green jumpsuit tbut my favorite look by far is that fabulous dress with multicolor tabs !
    Beautiful macrame espadrilles!
    I thought I had replied to this once, so if this is a duplicate please ignore. I was having some trouble with my Google account but I just fixed it.
    I also adore your fabulous printed dress. I also default to dresses when pressed to come up with an outfit in a hurry.

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    1. Boot twins! Thank you so much, Elle! I know that firecracker dress is amazing, isn't it?

      No worries about the comments - stoopid google...

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  11. My computer got wonky. So I wasn’t able to close my comment properly. I hope you are well and having a wonderful week!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Quite all right - happy week to you too, my dear!

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  12. How lovely to have a dress that shows a fab bit of pattern play! The ankle boots add a delicious touch of quirkiness that I adore. Easy dressing that's also knockout!

    Anna x

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