Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Valentino and Equestrian Pink

I have a cadre of coworkers - both men and women - that I chat clothing with.
 They come to see what I'm wearing, and I point out details of my outfit, what I paid, stuff about the brands, as well as fabric, design and colour.


  • Blouse - Cache (cash-AY!), thrifted; first seen here in March with the perfect pencil skirt
  • Skirt (part of a suit) - Valentino, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in January with teal velvet
  • Shoes - Asos, consignment; last seen here in May with a glorious beaded sweater


It's kind of like the live and in-person version of my blog, ha! I like to try to educate my coworkers on how to dress well on a budget, as well as how to express yourself through your clothing.
My biannual wearing of this VALENTINO wool, Italian-made skirt (with pockets!). It has a matching jacket, pic here, details here from when I bought it for $12.00.

On the top, we have a stretch silk blouse, with an equestrian theme and bronze snaps instead of buttons. I have a brown cami underneath, as the neckline dives a bit low.

You can tell this is quality; check out the back.
 The pattern is centred! It is on the front and sleeves as well. It's a waste of fabric when cutting a garment from a pattern, so indicates a better-made item. I'm still boggled that I paid $10 for it - bargain!

The stuff:
 Another wearing of my pinky-peach shoes. I get quite a bit of wear out of these, and they are starting to show it. Must find new pink shoes. Thrift gods, smile upon me!

Equestrian bling:
You couldn't see the bracelets due to the sleeves of the blouse being a bit long, but I knew they were there!


  • Necklace - Banana Republic, thrifted 
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Chain/leather cuff - thrifted
  • "Gucci" bangle - gift from Mom & Dad, from Italy



14 comments:

  1. I love chatting clothing. You can tell when it's authentic, male/female. We all participate daily in it.

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  2. I channeled you tonight She, as I cleaned out and organized my shoe locker. Seasonal rotation- felt great!

    I also loved learning about the cut of patterns and appreciating seeing it get lined up in the seams, through you!

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    1. Oh, good work, sweets! I love being able to help my friends out with learning about clothes!

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  3. I'm sure being your friend (in person) is like attending a fashion seminar. And, honestly, you could charge for the advice you give, it's that valuable.

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    1. I would love to give a fashion seminar - so much to talk about! Meh, that sounds like work! ;-P

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  4. That's the only thing I miss about paid employment - discussing my clothes with colleagues!
    I'm astounded at how bad the pattern matching is on cheaply made clothes and amazed that people buy them. xxx

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    1. I know, right? Who else can you chat clothes with? Agree - so much cheap and poorly made stuff out there.

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  5. I can see why you'd have your coworkers interested, you not only dress well but you know so much about fashion! I like your outfit too, as always you put it together so thoughtfully.

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    1. I love a good fashion chat. :) Thank you, Mica!

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  6. Of course the wool Valentino skirt makes its appearance !
    I can imagine your co workers going in for their daily bit of Sheila :) I would too.

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    1. All the people on my floor pass me - some check out my outfits, some don't. I do the rounds of our other two floors and visit the fashionable people at the end of the day. It's lovely. You'd be one of my stops, for sure!

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  7. Hey She !
    Regarding the answer to this post http://myeverydaywear.blogspot.com/2018/06/best-find-2018.html
    I paid just 27.00 USD for it !!! Can you believe that?

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