Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Check Mates, and New 'Vogs

Slightly cooler today, so I ventured out of the house in dark colours. Very brave of me. 
 I'm into navy blue right now. I don't know why. It just appeals to me.


  • Silk duster - Emporio Armani, thrifted; last seen here in April with flowy silk pants
  • Top - Chic by Jacob, thrifted; last worn here in May with scads of blue
  • Trousers - Banana Republic, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $19.95
  • Shoes - "I Know" Star Wars, by Irregular Choice; last seen here for Star Wars Day in May


I've brightened up all of these pictures - because navy blue is dark! - so that you can see I'm wearing matching checks! The duster and the pants totally go together!
 It's a suit! OMG, call the paper.

Allow me demonstrate my Darth Vader cape - I mean, my duster.
 It's sheer silk with velvet squares all over it.

Let me deploy it for you.
 That's a Swoosh Factor 10! The duster billowed behind me everywhere I walked - it's so fun to wear.

Without the duster. This white top has an elastic bottom - I'm also wearing a pale blue cami under it for coverage (it likes to gape open).
 The pants were great - a nice fit, very comfy.

I predict I'll get a lot of wear out of them.
 They'll stay out for my fall wardrobe, for sure.

The stuff:
 I don't wear either pair of my Star Wars shoes enough. I love these.

POLY bling:
 Confession: I built the outfit around wearing all of my Christophe Poly jewelry.

POLY collection:

  • Ring - vintage fair
  • Pendant - thrifted
  • Necklace/chain - thrifted for $7.95, first wearing
  • Both cuffs - thrifted


  • White gold earrings - Frances Jewelers, 10th anniversary gift from L


Okay, so Fluevog put all their shoes on an extra 15% off. Then they advertised free shipping! I totally bit.

These are the Rivers Tambo (linking here 'cause I love) - they came to $93.49 after the discount.
"No, YOU'RE weird!"
 I like that the top is a heart. L noted that they look much like far cheaper ones, but my friends, they don't feel like cheap shoes!

These feel amazing on, comfy right away.
 Expect to see them a lot on the weekends. I won't be wearing these to work - far too casual. I anticipate these will last me several summers.

I've been on the lookout for a funky flatter red shoe for a long time.
"Embrace Peculiarity"
 These are the Truths Pilgrim (here), and were $237.99 after the discount.

The red is really bright - it's called "Lipstick".
These are the same last/heel/family as my Truths Makena (these ones). I'm excited to wear them!

26 comments:

  1. I saw the matching checks as soon as I open this page -- awesome!

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  2. Just read this post from Bridgette Raes (http://bridgetteraes.com/2018/07/31/listen-great-style/), and immediately thought of you, Sheila. You obviously have learned to listen to yourself in determining your style, and we, your readers, are the richer for it.

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    1. Thanks so much for the link, Cynthia, I will check that out! I try to listen to my own style - but I'm also not afraid to make mistakes. It's a constant process. Aw, thank you, that is so nice of you!

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  3. I had to check again the credits for your duster and trousers because they look so much like they came together! And how cute are those shoes. I have a friend who's obsessed with Star Wars and would love them.

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    1. I know, right, Gail? I was so excited when I saw how well they matched. I love my SW shoes!

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  4. I love that duster on you so much! I was just looking at my striped duster today actually and wishing the weather could warm up a little more so I could wear it again. I love the sandals you bought too, and I know you will create some awesome outfits with them and the red shoes!

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    1. Me too! And I can only wear it when it's warm enough to be the only outer layer, so I have to get my wears in while I can. Thanks! I love both pairs of shoes - glad I splurged. :)

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  5. Eeek! Those red shoes - great choice! Lise

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  6. Loved the checkmate look today and those heart sandals are absolutely adorable :)
    Kailani had a chance to look at the blog after her weekend away - she noticed your sexy bangs right away to which her response was WOW HUBBA HUBBA!!!

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  7. The trousers and the duster are a match made in heaven. Love the photo of you demonstrating its swoosh factor! Those red shoes! Wow, I've never seen a pair as brilliant as these. I felt a bit faint when I saw their price, but I'm sure they'll last you for many years, so are worth it! xxx

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    1. Thanks, Ann! I was so pleased with that match. It's hard to do action shots on my little camera so I'm glad that one turned out. I adore the red, RED shoes - such a great colour. I do splurge on shoes every so often, but always worth it for great footwear! I save a lot of money in other areas.

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  8. That silk duster is heaven., Swoosh! Fabulous shoes too. from Star Wars, to the red pointy numbers.
    Great work! Glad you bit !
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks, Elle! What's the point if you don't have fun with and in your clothes? Thank you, me too!

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  9. Fantastic outfit. Great pics at he ‘Vog sale. And I am totally loving your new bangs.

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    1. Linda, thank you so much! The bangs are taking some time for me to get used to seeing!

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  10. That looks great together! Looks like the same print.

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    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! I was so happy to find two different brands and items that were probably made a decade apart be so close in colour and pattern!

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  11. My bff would go crazy for those Star Wars shoes. I like the Pilgrim. The Poly jewelry is so so cool and I am always a fan of dusters---they are like a vibe unto themselves or something.

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    1. Aren't they fun? Dusters are so much amazing to wear!

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  12. I love that photo of you deploying your Darth Vader cape! This is a great outfit from top to bottom (Star Wars shoes!!!). The new sandals are very cute, and the bangs look fab!

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  13. Dear Swooshy Lady,
    I am a total fan of your look ! The duster moves amazingly - you looks so good my friend.

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