Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pink Mohair, Black Silk and Cherry Reds

Today's outfit was all about the textures. 
 Two new-to-me items combined! Bonus!


  • Mohair sweater - thrifted; purchased here for $24.99
  • Skirt - Ports 1961, thrifted; purchased here for $16.95
  • Shoes - Sencha Teapot, Fluevog; last seen here in November 2017 with woolly red
  • Coat (below) - Stop Staring!, thrifted; last worn here in April

Another bonus - my Castle view this morning.
Such gorgeous morning light. Very cold, though.

I love the bubblegum pink of this mohair sweater. It was snuggly to wear without being too hot. It breathed well. 
 I layered a cherry red camisole under it (not tracked) as it's very sheer.

I swooshed about magnificently in this silk skirt all day. What a lovely, tactile piece it is to wear.
 Pockets! It might be a spring/summer skirt too - the silk felt very light, and I think it will be too chilly to wear in the deeps of December.

It has lovely movement.
 The back got quite wrinkled over the course of the day.

Outerwear - I was freezing this morning. Time for my new-to-me toque! I did not need it, or the gloves, by the end of the day.
I adore this lovely dress. This is the perfect weather for it - it's too cold for really chilly temps.


  • Toque - vintage 70s, thrifted for $9.95, first wear
  • Gloves - Parkhurst. 


 I don't know what happened to my burgundy fingerless gloves, but I need that colour. Grey will just not do!

The stuff:
 Bright cherry red - it has a strong pink undertone. I've had these shoes for 7 or 8 years. So comfy!

Black bling:
 I love the weight of hematite - it is heavy to wear, and feels like stone (duh, hematite is a stone). It warms to your body. I find it very comforting, like a hug from my jewelry.

  • Belt - Gap, consignment
  • Chain metal bracelet - thrifted
  • Hematite necklace, ring and bracelets - various vintage fairs and thrifted
  • Hematite earrings - gift from Mom

Vizzini came around for cuddles this morning while I was getting ready. We sat and had a snuggle on the gold chair, then I slid him off so I wouldn't be late. 
"What do you mean, my eyes are glowing? My eyes don't glow."

I can never resist one more pat or one more cuddle.
I hold that love and softness with me all day. Aw.

I will be back on Sunday with my Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up - have a wonderful weekend, my friends!

16 comments:

  1. You do textures so well Sheila! I could almost reach out to stroke that gorgeous mohair sweater (or jumper as we say here, why I have no idea!).

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    1. Thanks so much, Gail! The sweater was really soft to wear.

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  2. Isn't the morning light gorgeous at this time of year? Well, if the sun is shining, that is ... The bubblegum pink jumper and swooshy silk skirt are a perfect match, and I love all the cherry red accessorizing too. Your fabulous grey coat, combined with the cherry red shoes and toque is a fantastic combo. Have a wonderful weekend, Sheila! xxx

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    1. It is, I love it, Ann! Especially when the sun is shining. Thanks so much for all your kind words - hope you had a fab weekend!

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  3. Your dress is absolute fabulous! My oh my, how I love the design! Have a great weekend love.

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  4. I like the pink and red together, and this is such a nice mix of textures, but your skirt is the star of this outfit and the pieces really let it shine !It's beautiful! :)

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    1. Thanks, Mica! I agree, the skirt was a great find.

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  5. Ooh... aah... another valuable lesson from the Master. Switching gears, lately I've been pondering (with great admiration) your secret room/magic door and wondering how I can get/make one of those. It's hugely attractive to me.

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    1. Hmmm, was there a lesson in here? Thanks, Ally! You need to start asking around woodworking shops!

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  6. Swooshing about magnificently all day could be an ultimate life goal!
    Love the mohair sweater but get itching just thinking about ti!
    That skirt, with pockets!
    Yes!
    xoxo, Elle
    https://theellediaries.com

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    1. It's definitely a daily goal, Elle! The mohair was surprisingly NOT itchy, believe it or not!

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  7. Look at Vizzini jealously guarding that armchair!
    Loving your classy mix of textures and colours. It should be you living in that castle! xxx

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    1. Yes, it's very much "his" chair, ha! Aw, thanks, Vix! The Castle is amazing inside. I should go some time and take pictures.

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  8. fabulous mixed textures and colors, and fabulous layering! you look adorable wearing it!. I thought that the skirt was made of leather, it's amazing! and the pink sweater looks so soft and cute! and the grey dress-coat is so fabulous!
    besos

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    1. Thanks so much, Monica! I know, the skirt fooled me until I looked at the content tag. Thank you!

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