Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Winning Combinations

I love when I find a winning combination of pieces - when I get a new item of clothing, I can take one of my old combos, and voila - new outfit.
 I've worn everything but the skirt in a combination before - in fact, here's a variation of this outfit exactly 2 years ago.


  • Leather jacket - Danier Couture, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) in December 2017 to see "Chicago" with Mom
  • Baby blue blouse - vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in October 2017 layered under the eyeball dress
  • Skirt - Pink Martini, consignment; purchased here for $11.50
  • Shoes - Effortless Vivian, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) in August 2017 to hang out with my cousin
  • Coat (below) - Zara, gift from Dominique; last worn here in March


The day I bought these shoes (here), I wore the jacket and blouse together!
 I even wore the jacket and blouse with a different gold skirt, here. Winning combinations galore!

But today was the first wearing of this skirt - I liked it, but I think it might be a fall/winter piece more than a summery piece.
 I like how the texture of the skirt has a single panel down the front and back. More than your ordinary skirt! It's also a very cool fabric - the sheer parts are a wide mesh.

Outerwear - snuggly in the morning; boiling hot in the afternoon. It's supposed to get warmer over the next week!
 I'm getting down to the last wears of my gloves for the season. 


  • Leather gloves - Danier


The stuff:
 These shoes are one of my favourite pairs. I love the bright, clean colour (it's pearlized too), the blocky heel, the navy buckle. They are super comfy too - that's why I have another pair of shoes and a pair of boots with this same heel/toe.

Sparkly bling:
Something about spring makes me want to be extra-sparkly!


  • Necklace - Banana Republic, consignment
  • Earrings - consignment
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes

22 comments:

  1. This sure is a winning combo, Sheila! The skirt looks fabulous on you and I love your sparkly necklace with that blouse. Those shoes are amazing too! XXX

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    1. Aw, that's so sweet of you, Sasha. The shoes are faves, indeed!

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  2. what a fab outfit!, I love how you created those winning combinations, lots of fabulousness!. Love your blouse and necklace, they rock together, and so lovely with your shoes!, perfection!!. And the coat is just another layer of fabulousness!, so chic!
    besos

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    1. Thank you! I just love it when you have a set of "go to" items that you can mix.

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  3. That's such a lovely skirt, and if you do decide to make it fall/winter wear it will work perfectly with tights too! I like falling back on old combinations of things and combining them together to make a new outfit - easy outfit construction!

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    1. Yes, I feel like the weight and colour of it are more fall - I'll probably take it out of the closet if/when I need more room, ha ha!

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  4. You look a bit Steampunk in this outfit, I love the Victorian look of the blouse. those shoes are incredible. xxx

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    1. Ooh, me and Steampunk go way back, Vix! I love the blouse - it is a keeper. The shoes are your size, how tantalizing is that?

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  5. Oh fabulous my dear Sheila - that skirt was such a find ! I think you can wear it for all seasons, just top it differently.

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    1. Agreed, but I do think it's a little heavy for hot weather, Lorena.

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  6. I totally love this outfit, Sheila. The combination of the frilly blouse with the edgy skirt and leather jacket is just brilliant. Those shoes are divine, I'm especially digging the heels. xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ann! I love the unexpected blockiness of the heels.

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  7. I really love the sky blue color that you found both in the ruffled blouse and those beautiful new shoes.
    What an artful combination, and sort of an unexpected one, with the rich neutrals. The gorgeous coat is the perfect topper. LOL to my unintended pun .
    Extra sparkly !! YES , please !!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    theellediariescom.com

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    1. I never thought I would like pastels, and then I did! Thank you, Elle! That means a lot coming from you! YES to sparkly!

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  8. I think you look elegant and chic in this outfit and I LOVE the shoes and the coat is fabulous best wishes xxx

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  9. This is a winning combination Sheila and one that I have similar versions of too. The skirt is so pretty, but my favourite piece of the day has to be those wonderful shoes - oh how I adore them, sigh!

    Anna x

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    1. I knew you'd get that, Anna! Thank you so much.

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