Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Flapper Floof and Fringe

I always feel like a flapper in this skirt, so why not go full-on...with pastels!
 Despite how it looks, this outfit was completely comfortable and easy to wear. No fuss.


  • Sweater - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here earlier this month with Kermit shoes
  • Skirt - Sandra Angelozzi, thrifted; last seen here in August 2017 with a long tunic and T-straps
  • Shoes - Big Presence Earhart, Fluevog; last worn here in April with a bad blouse
  • Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here on Monday


This thin cashmere sweater is soft and drapey, like an oversized t-shirt. I wear a vintage camisole under it because it's somewhat sheer.
 The skirt is so ruffly and floofy! It makes me happy. I gave it a good steam last night - silk organza wrinkles like mad. I tried not to sit at all until after I took my pictures!

Surprise! There's a scarf back there!
 I had the whole outfit put together, and then when I was pulling out accessories, I realized that this not-yet-worn silk scarf would work perfectly with the colours in the outfit.

Outerwear - it's sunny, breezy and a bit brisk in the mornings/evenings.
 But I'm warm by the time I've walked home.

The stuff:
 These shoes make me happy. Love them. Lilac and mango!

Mostly old bling:
 The newest thing here is the crystal ring from Florence - some of this stuff goes back many, many years.


  • Gold chain - Grandma J's, likely from the 80s when you could buy gold chain by the inch at booths in the mall! 
  • Amethyst bracelet - vintage 1930s? Gram S. (Mom, do you remember this piece?); Edit: Mom says it might have been her grandmother's (Grandma B), and possibly Scottish. 
  • Bead/chain necklace - 2028, Eatons, c. 1997
  • Earrings - vintage booth
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
  • Amber ring - c. 1996


This is a very old piece. It is from my Gram S. (my mom's mom) - I am pretty sure she gave this to me in the mid-80s, when I briefly lived with her and my Grandad S. while he recovered from heart surgery. This (here) is a picture of my Gram and Grandad on my wedding day, and here's me with Grandad when I was a wee one (Mom tells me this is around my first birthday).
This looks like the post-flapper era to me. It's not expensively made - the pieces are all stamped (not cast/carved), and then soldered together.
The amethyst is big and isn't perfectly square cut. I forgot I had it, and wanted a bracelet this morning, and remembered this (and even where I had stored it, go, me!). I'm glad I pulled it out.

Here's some detail of my scarf, it being the first wear.
I bought it at My Sister's Closet in December 2017 (here) just after Christmas - it was half price, but I neglected to say how much it was. However, I'm cheap, so it wouldn't have been over $12.00.

I love that it has a row of bugle beads every third fringe.
This is kept well away from Vizzini! Chomp, he would eat it.

20 comments:

  1. That outfit is so beautifully put together! The colors are simply amazing.

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  2. Sheila, thank you so much for sharing your Gram's jewelry with us. I especially enjoyed seeing the photographs of you with your grandparents. I have several pieces of jewelry from my grandmothers and I, too, cherish the memories that the jewelry triggers. For ne, that's the allure of having and wearing heirloom pieces: the story behind them.

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    1. Thank you, Mel-Bee! I like to try to include a bit of my own personal history with my pieces, and I love knowing that I'm another generation getting to enjoy them.

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  3. That is a beautiful scarf and it looks great worn like that! Your skirt is my favourite part of your outfit though, so fun! I wish I was as organised as you and could remember where all my accessories were, that is a lovely bracelet to have - and even better to remember where it was!

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    1. Thanks, Mica! I was pretty pleased with myself! I'm so glad I dug out that bracelet. I know my mom really was happy to see it again.

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  4. I love your modern day flapper look! That scarf is divine, I'm glad you managed to keep it from Vizzini's evil clutches! The bracelet's a lovely family heirloom. xxx

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    1. He is a cat on a mission when he sees it, Vix! Thank you!

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  5. That is such a fun outfit, Sheila! I love how you teamed the ruffly skirt with the pastel sweater, long chain necklace and fringy scarf. Your Gram S.'s bracelet is such a fabulous piece. I love wearing a family heirloom! And you were such a cute wee one! xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ann - I love being so playful and mixing things up! Hee, thank you! So small, I was!

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  6. Adore the colors and that grand skirt. I would have also worn the scarf on top... as a way of saying: you have no idea how cool it is what i am wearing underneath.

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  7. Fabulous dress making this an awesome outfit my dear with those shoes being the icing on the cake! Bravo x

    Anna

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    1. Thank you - this one was a winner for me too.

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  8. It's so nice to have pieces of your Grandmother's jewellery. I didn't know my maternal grandmother, and my Dad's mother wasn't much of a jewellery wearer.

    Love the flapper vibe of that ruffled skirt - you are channeling your inner "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (do you remember that movie starring Julie Andrews?)

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    1. I'm lucky to have a few pieces - I am glad I kept them all these years. Thank you - yes, I do remember that!

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