Thursday, July 22, 2010

Guinness and Major Excitement! (and Spanish Ladies)

First of all, there are no cat pictures today ("awwwww!"). However, I've had two pints of Guinness, so goodness knows what craziness will ensue!

Second of all, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, an end in sight, and we all have "Horse to the Barn Syndrome"*. We are now looking at Friday - the weekend is almost here.

As I knew I would be going out for drinks at the waterfront pub a 2 minute walk from my office to send off my dear soon-to-be former colleague, Natasha (aka "Natty Nat"), I dressed for the occasion:
Last seen here (enjoy a tour of Camden Market and the Tower of London).

Instead of going with just red this time, I pulled out three colours as accessories: the orange scarf at the neck, the orange and yellow shoes, and the blue belt.

A shot of the scarf:
It was very breezy today, but warm. My scarf wafted (okay, more like flapped) in the wind and I felt very chic.

The stuff:
My fab shoes, a shot of the Spanish ladies, and do you see how I kept the belt end from waving around all day? Yes, that is an elastic band.

The Major Excitement! is that "something" (it might be a skirt) arrived in the mail today from another blogger (whose name rhymes with "Fasmira") - it's my first blog swap! I am going to wear my new item tomorrow!

*This is an expression my mom used when I was a kid and I use now. Like when you're riding a horse and he knows you're getting closer to his barn and so he speeds up. You know, like a horse to the barn, let's get there! Anyway, I think she made it up. Whenever I use it, people look at me like I'm a kook. Which I am, but still.

Dress (Lirub), shoes (Portia), belt (Denver Hayes, from Ruth), scarf (thrifted), starburst ring (Nine West), red stone ring (Oscar & Libby's), earrings (don't remember).


  1. Fabulously chic~ Orange and blue are great colors to pull from the graphic dress.

    Congrats on your first blog swap!

  2. I was hoping we'd see this great dress in another combo, and this one does not disappoint. You are a colour-mixing superhero. It is established officially.

  3. Hi Sheila, saw you leaving the pub tonight and I must say you absolutely did look "chic". The scarf was just the right touch and that dress is amazing. Didn't get a chance to say hi but this is the 2nd time I have run into you.....small city and all that....last time was at a consignment shop. Loving your blog.....

  4. THAT PRINT! Amazing!

    And congrats on the swap!

  5. Wow, awesome styling!
    With a print that detailed it usually is hard to add accessories but you did a great job.

  6. hrmm....Fasmira...
    this is a mystery -- i simply CANNOT figure out who that might be!

  7. Drooling over those shoes, per usual. And what a marvelous print on that dress!

  8. We more often said "Like a barn sour horse". Barn sour is when a horse doesn't like to leave the barn at all, and when they see it, they rush towards.

  9. how lucky for that dress that she was found by you!

    Sheila, have you ever blogged about how you developed your wonderful color sense? you have a very subtle and sophisticated way with colors, it's made me curious how you got it. i've snooped around here some, but can't find kinship with the cats, steph

  10. The print on that dress is fantastic! I love how vibrant it is, too. And I love that feeling, when my scarf blows in the breeze! It is very chic!

  11. Thanks, Megan! I was so excited.

    A-Dubs, I always try to remix my clothes when I can. Aw, a superhero - how cool, thank you!

    Jennifer, I'm so sorry I missed you - I would have liked to have said hello again. :) Of course I remember meeting you! Thank you for reading.

    Thanks, Jenny!

    Thank you, Aradia, and thank you for commenting, I appreciate it. :)

    Thanks, Wendy!

    Thanks, Iris!

    EN, haha, I know, I'm so clever.

    Sal, thanks - I know, I love the Spanish ladies.

    Brianna, I've never heard that, but it's pretty close! Thank you for commenting!

    Steph, I know, it was fate. I have not written about my colour sense. I guess I could. It's not like it's a big deal, though. :)

    orchids, thanks! Yes, I felt like a movie star!

  12. Ooooh, so summery and pretty!

    Yeah, I think your mom made that up. My mom has a lot of phrases no one else uses. It's what moms do!

  13. Thanks, Kristen! Yeah, but it makes sense to me as a phrase, so I'm going to perpetuate it. It's the least I can do.


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