Thursday, March 14, 2019

Spring Neon and the Fuzzy Flamingo

I'm just returned from working my double-shift (job #1, followed by job #2), and going for pizza with L afterwards. I'm tired and full of pizza and the couch calls. 
This was my Monday outfit that I didn't get to wear - I was really stoked to show it off, and loved it overall. I felt very springy!


  • Blazer - Brooks Brothers, thrifted; last worn here in January with the same shoes and a tiger
  • Silk blouse - Kate Spade, thrifted; purchased here for $24.95
  • Skirt - J. Crew, thrifted; purchased here for $19.95
  • Shoes - Big Presence Earhart, Fluevog; last seen here in January with this same blazer
  • Coat (below) - Auckie Sanft, vintage 50s, thrifted; purchased here at the vintage fair a week ago for $49.95


My internal furnace was stoked as well. I spent the day with the jacket off...and on...and off...and on...
 Isn't the neon yellow blouse pretty? I gave it a good steaming before wearing it, and the lovely bias-cut ruffled shoulders just fell into place.

I was very bright - I warned people at work by hollering, "Put your sunglasses on!" As one is wont to do in an office. Heh heh.
The skirt was also lovely to wear - one of the little loopy tweedy bits pulled a bit on the way to work, but I just snipped it off. It's a weave; it won't run.

Jacket on! When I wore it, it was open like this.
 The skirt's tweed has little flecks of this dusty pinky-lavender colour in it. So handy for colour-matching.

I liked how the muted tone of the jacket reined in all the bright yellow.
I knew I'd be wearing it unbuttoned most of the time, so I pulled the tie belt out of the belt loops. No belt for you!

Done up and looking kickass (if I do say so myself).
I may be bright but I mean business.

Someone was lurking around while I took pictures - he didn't get close enough to actually be in the backgrounds, though.
"I just wanted to see if you were paying attention."

Dang, my butt looks good in that skirt.

Outerwear - the debut of the Fuzzy Flamingo! I showed this off to many of my colleagues.
Gasps of admiration! Awed petting of the soft wool! Looks of incredulity at a nearly 70-year-old coat for fifty bucks!

No accoutrements needed today. The pockets are half wool and half acetate lining; very soft and snuggly.

The stuff:
I thought the shoes really made the outfit. Why not go lavender and mango?

Gold bling:
What kind of bling does one wear with all that colour? Solid gold, baby. And of course, when in doubt, go Givenchy.


  • Necklace - Givenchy, vintage 80s, vintage fair
  • Earrings - thrifted


Happy almost-weekend from me and the Vizzmeister.
"I better get treats for all this cuddling, Woman."

I'll be back on Sunday with tales of adventure. Thanks for reading, my friends.

34 comments:

  1. I'm in love with the entire outfit! If this outfit doesn't chase away winter blahs, nothing will. Love it and the new coat. The colours pop and are great together.

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    1. Thank you so much, Dar! I loved all the colours - I felt like candy!

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  2. This is so cheerful and spring-like! I really like the two shades of yellow together. I was admiring a mustard top today in store but sadly they didn't have my size. I'd like to have more yellow in my wardrobe!

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    1. Thank you, Mica! I love yellow - I am always on the lookout for more yellow.

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  3. I love your pointy shoes, Shiela!
    I bought my first pair of pointy boots recently and I'm a bit hesitant about them, but your shoes have convinced me that they're a great shape. X

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    1. Pointy toes are my favourite shoe shape, Jess - if you're not visually used to them, they can seem odd, thought. They are very flattering, and make one's legs look long.

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  4. Love this outfit! Your hair and the jacket match too :) Lise

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    1. They do! I had a few comments on that, Lise. Thank you!

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  5. I love this outfit. Especially how the flecks of lavender in the yellow tweed skirt echo the jacket and the amazing shoes.

    The fuzzy flamingo looks wonderful on you. You look like a proper lady; you know the type with matching gloves, hat and handbag - very 1950s, so cool.

    Have a fab weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vronni! I was just so pleased at how it all came together.

      Isn't she lovely? Oh, yes, I'm sure she was worn that way in the 50s!

      You too, my dear!

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  6. I like this outfit. The bright colors are pleasing.

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  7. I want to wear this marvelous outfit and cuddle myself in the flamingo coat which screams lux.
    we both wore yellow and pink in search of the springy look :)

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    1. Thank you, Lorena! Ha, I can imagine you and I fighting over the coat. I love pink and yellow together - such a happy combo.

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  8. Confetti reigns with the coming of spring! The entire outfit is expertly curated and I quite like how the pieces (coat and shoes included) complement one another and complement you!

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    1. Yes! The skirt is really confetti-like, isn't it, Laurie? Thank you so much!

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  9. I sped right through the other pictures (something I never do) to that coat. It is beautiful! I was intrigued when you bought it, because you don't see coats like that anymore and for such a great price. I wanted to see it on you and it is gorgeous! Your whole outfit is really lovely.

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    1. Ha! I had a feeling that would happen, Pam - I nearly led with the Fuzzy Flamingo picture! It's such an amazing garment. Thank you!

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  10. You're a vision of Spring in this outfit, Sheila! The skirt and frilly top seem to be made for each other, and I love how you managed to rein in all the yellow with that marvellous jacket. The shoes are perfect with it too. But the Fuzzy Flamingo is the real star here. I didn't need proof of its fabulousness, but it actually does look even more fabulous on. Expect lots more petting in years to come! Have an awesome weekend, Sheila! xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ann! I really felt springy, and it was even brighter in person. I know, isn't the FF amazing? Wait till I give it a casual styling! Happy weekend, my dear!

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  11. I am just in love with the Celtic. The muted lavender is such an unexpected and lovely combination with the neon green. And that tweed skirt is gorgeous. Or is it type a bouclĂ©? I don’t know how you manage to do two jobs and keep up this fashion blog. You are such a source of inspiration and I love your creative energy. I’m glad you enjoyed the pizza too. LOL.
    And of course the requisite applause for the fuzzy flamingo.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thank you, Elle! The blouse is more of a neon yellow than green, but I see it. It's a woven tweed, with some boucle. It's a lot of work overall, but always worth it - I try not to spend too much time blogging (hence the often crappy pictures, ha!). Aw, that is so sweet.

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  12. This is such a lovely outfit you look gorgeous and very spring like. The coat is amazing, love it!

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  13. I'm loving the looks of the ruffled neon yellow Kate Spade blouse (both with and without the attractive blazer) paired with that pretty yellow tweed skirt! You look fabulous modelling it.

    https://full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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  14. LOVE this entire outfit (including flamingo coat). It's a 15 out of 10!

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  15. Wow, that coat is amazing! What a fabulous vintage treasure! And your spring look is so cheerfull! Enjoy your Sunday!

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  16. That coat is wonderful, it looked good on the hanger but absolutely fantastic on. I love that you're wearing it with yellow, too. xxx

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    1. How could I not wear yellow and pink together? Thanks so much, Vix!

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  17. WHAT GORGEOUS SPRING COLORS!!! love!

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