Monday, October 28, 2019

Hallowe'en Week: Orange Blazer

I'm rather a big fan of Hallowe'en, but I'm just not feeling it too much this year. I will, however, be doing thematically appropriate outfits all week. 
Today, it's this new orange blazer and my new-to-me brown boots, both picked up on the weekend.


  • Blazer - InWear; purchased here for $29.99
  • Sweater - Eileen Fisher, thrifted; last worn here in March with olive the inspiration
  • Skirt - Kateri, garage sale; last seen here in February with similar autumnal colours
  • Boots - Rockport, thrifted; purchased here for $34.95
  • Sleeveless coat (below) - Only, thrifted; last seen here a couple of weeks ago


I only wore the blazer done up when I was walking to and from work, but here it is.
 I love this colour so much! How often does one find an orange blazer? Not very often!

I can see myself keeping it out all year round. I love orange.
The skirt is a mix of wool and string that's kind of felted together.

It has an ombre effect towards the hem, and it's trimmed with green and amber crystals.
 It has zero stretch, so getting on the bus this morning was difficult, as was climbing stairs and step-ladders.

Pockets! They are also trimmed in crystals.
I had a bunch of comments from my colleagues about my Hallowe'en-themed colours. Heh, little do they know, more is in store!

It has been gorgeously sunny out, but brrrr! it's definitely getting colder.
My arms were freezing in this!


  • Skull scarf - MetroWear, San Francisco, 2006
  • Velvet gloves - Cejon, thrifted


The stuff:
 These boots were awesome - the net heel height is barely an inch. They softened up a bit - I don't think they had been worn very much by the previous owner.

Copper bling:
I liked the leaf pin on my lapel.


  • Pin/earrings - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
  • Bracelet - Renoir, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy


Are you doing any theme outfits for Hallowe'en?

26 comments:

  1. There isn't much orange clothing around is there? Bring it back, makers, it's fab!
    The orange blazer is great with the luxe looking skirt and those gorgeous brown boots. Love the sleeveless coat on top.
    There's a nip in the air this morning, no frost but definitely a lot colder - Frank refused to go out! xxx

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    1. No, not really! I love it. Thank you so much. Ah, Frank had the right idea!

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  2. Your orange blazer is such a stunner! I really like it with the olive top and the fun skirt - even if it wasn't the most practical skirt for your day!

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    1. Thank you, Mica! Yeah, that skirt is on borrowed time. I need to move around!

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  3. Totally in love with your orange jacket and how fab it looks with the skirt, enhancing its orange threads!, gorgeous ensemble and favourite colors!
    I've also noticed that there are not many orange jackets (or any other garments) nowadays, so yours is truly appreciated!. Orange rocks!
    besos

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    1. Thank you so much, my dear! I have a leather orange jacket and used to have a couple of velvet ones ages ago.

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  4. What a great outfit--it is seasonal without being overly Halloweenish. I actually love the oranges when they are softer and/or darker shades. Especially the darker shades of "burnt orange". That skirt sounds obnoxious to move in but it is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I'll be veering into the more Hallowe'en-ish soon enough! Obnoxious is a good word for the skirt, ha!

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  5. Halloween or not, this is a fabulous Autumn outlook. I love all the oranges, and yes, you can easily keep your orange blazer out all year. I've always got my orange velvet jacket at the ready, although in Summer it does get eclipsed by my orange leather one. Orange is an instant pick-me-up whatever the time of year. Your skirt is gorgeous too, although I'm hearing you on the zero stretch ;-) xxx

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    1. Thanks, Ann! I've had two velvet blazers over the years (my friend Yvonne got one), and I still have my orange leather jacket, but this blazer just spoke to me. It's a geat colour.

      Gah, zero stretch is a pain!

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  6. I love orange Sheila, I like to dress clothes for Halloween but without being a costume, and you do it right.
    You look awesome.
    Xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Me too, Marisa! I have no issues straddling that line - I'll be more costumey tomorrow!

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  7. Orange is a fabulous colour for a blazer! I loved the skirt; the colours the pattern and the materials. What a shame it has no stretch.

    Our weather sounds similar bright and sunny; but very chilly!
    xxx

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    1. I agree, Vronni! I know, not even a slit for walking? Who designs these things? (men!)

      Yes, we get very similar weather to you UK folks.

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  8. IT ATE MY COOMMENT!!!!! OK, so I will type it again. I am not at all into Halloween but I AM into your beautiful outfit. So stylish and that blazer is a corker! I do quite like orange clothing. I bought an orange cordhuroy dress second hand recently and a broderie anglaise sleeveless top! AAAAND, I haven't worn my orange lollypop dress for ages! You remind me of its existence!

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    1. Oh, no, sorry, Kezzie! Thank you so much, so glad I've reminded you of your own orange collection!

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  9. How I wish we would celebrate Halloween over here! I love a bit of horror! Those boots are very nice! Good lenght of the heel!

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  10. I am a fan of brown boots and yours are wonderful- the perfect length. X

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  11. Hurrah for the orange theme! Glorious boots and fabulous skirt - no stretch, but yay for those pockets! I'm so impressed at all the colours you have turned into spooky outfits. Your appetite for Hallowe'en is impressive darling x

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  12. It's getting pretty chilly here too, but I'm happy to be able to layer again. I like the mix of orange hues in this outfit. It's too bad the skirt isn't more "walking-friendly". I got a cool shiny grey skirt at a thrift shop a couple of weeks ago but it has a balloon shape that comes in at the bottom, and it's too narrow for me to take my usual strides so I have to hike it up when I walk. Men never have these problems with their clothes!

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    1. I love layering stuff up. The skirt drives me insane - why do they make things that are not practical? How annoying about your skirt! No, men never do! Imagine if they had pants without pockets - never!

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