Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Return of the Chrysanthemum Skirt

I've been blogging for over 10 years, and not too many things in my wardrobe have lasted more than 4 or 5 years. 
 At 8 years, this skirt is one of the older pieces I own.


  • Shirt - Cleo, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $4.00
  • Skirt - Vivienne Tam, consignment; last seen here in July 2017 with denim (I did get rid of the jacket - I spotted it in one of the downtown thrift stores on the weekend!)
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last worn (one shoe) here for Pride Week last week

You can always track back nearly everything I wear through the "here" links, even to when I first got an item (I'm always glad that I thought of that very early in my blogging), to see how I've worn it before - or to see how my hair has changed! 

I first wore it in April 2010 here, on the day we had to put our dear Othello kitty down (he had cancer). Not a great first wear association, but it's a wonderful skirt, and it makes the cut every time I cull my wardrobe.

 Chrysanthemums are wonderful - so pretty.

First wearing of the black top, and I liked it very much. A good basic.
 Warm walking in the sun, though. Hot!

Hatted.
 I get more stares when I wear a hat. It's like people have never seen one before.


  • Hat - thrifted


The stuff:
 As I promised myself when I wore one of these shoes last week, I'm wearing both of them this week! I adore pink and yellow together. It's almost as fun as orange and pink.

Matchy bling:
Instead of doing my usual uber-matchy of wearing my yellow earrings and cuff, I went with my vintage Sherman crystal set to fill in the neckline of the shirt. Sparkly!


  • Belt - Liz Claiborne, vintage, thrifted
  • Crystal necklace and earrings - Sherman, vintage 60s, vintage fair
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Amethyst/gold ring - Frances Jewellers, c. 1965, Dad's


Well, my friends, as of tomorrow, I'm off for an extra-long weekend - woo hoo! I won't be posting tomorrow night (I have WW, followed by Book Club, which means a late night), and then I'll be offline for a few days. See you on Monday for the Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up! It'll be a doozy!

26 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful skirt! Very nice length.
    And what you wrote about hats, that is so true. I don't understand why people don't wear hats more often: it's so easy pick for bad hair day and makes even plain outfit looking sharp. Most important (for me) is that hats covers face and neck from sun; no tanning is needed for my pale skin.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Mujeril! Hats hide hair really well, they protect your face, neck and shoulders (if wide enough), and they look great! Happy weekend to you!

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  2. You look fabulous in this outfit, Sheila! I absolutely adore this skirt! It's so beautiful and reminds me of Japan, as the Imperial Seal of Japan is a chrysanthemum! I love the yellow belt and matching shoes too. Hope you have a great weekend! XXX

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    1. Thank you so much, Sasha! Yes, I bet Ms. Tam is Japanese - she seems to use these flowers in a few of her designs. Happy weekend to you!

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  3. It's a fabulous skirt and looks gorgeous on you. Love the yellow shoes and pink bling.

    I am very envious of the lovely black shirt; I've been looking for one for ages with no success. I have a good black linen shirt but it is too small too fasten the buttons across my chest so need another one..hopefully I'll find one soon.

    Enjoy your weekend break!

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    1. Thank you, Vronni! You see why it's one of my favourite pieces! Finding good shirts is hard! This is one of the few black ones I've ever seen, and I was lucky that it fit so well.

      Thank you! Happy weekend to you!

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  4. glad that you've enjoyed this beautiful skirt for so many years!, it's a stunning piece and it matches lots of colors!. Lovely color combo and lovely shoes, and I like the black shirt too, a classic piece!
    besos

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  5. That is a beautiful skirt, I can see why it's been such a keeper in your wardrobe! I was wearing pink and yellow just the other day, it is a fun combination, although admittedly not one I wear much. I have a pink scarf with yellow print that inspired me :)

    Enjoy your blog break and long weekend!

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    1. I love brights together - it reminds me of a bouquet of flowers. Thanks, Mica!

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  6. The skirt! It is a beautiful skirt with a flattering fit; lovely! Enjoy your long weekend. :)
    Cheers, Laurie

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    1. Thank you so much, Laurie! Happy weekend to you!

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  7. What a gorgeous skirt, but why did you get rid of the jacket? It must have made an amazing suit. Anyway, I love how you combined it with the black shirt and yellow accessories, and the addition of the vintage crystal set is just superb! Have a fantastic weekend, Sheila! xxx

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    1. The jacket only had one hook/eye, gaped when I moved, and didn't have pockets. It also was denim, so a little too casual for the office, but not casual enough for weekend. It was never part of a suit (I don't split suits up).

      Thank you, Ann! Happy weekend to you!

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  8. That skirt is marvellous! I'm not surprised about its longevity in your wardrobe. Such a pretty design. How you wore it is super stylish.x

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  9. I love how the belt picks up the yellow in the skirt. Beautiful. Enjoy your time off!

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    1. I totally did that on purpose! ;-P Thanks, Ally!

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  10. Sheila,
    I hope you are enjoying this extra long weekend. I adore your floral skirt. The rich jacquard is stunning! And how I love those yellow shoes and belt. Cool hat, too.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thank you, Elle! I love this outfit - happy!

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  11. That's s a very pretty skirt. Like you, I associate clothing with specific moments and sometimes they are not very good ones, so it gets a bit sour and I don´t want to wear those items again.
    I would think your clothes lasted longer in your closet, specially considering they're top quality.

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    1. Yeah, it can be challenging for that, but I try not to get too deep into that association - it's not the skirt's fault!

      Sometimes they last longer, but it's not always about the quality (although it often is).

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  12. Very chic! Especially w. the yellow accents... My hair is just about your length. I'm loving it!

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Ooh, very long for both of us!

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