Monday, September 27, 2010

A Little Whine

I'm really good at whining, you know, that really annoying whine that kids can do when they reaaaaalllly want something? Oh yeah, I'm the master.

However, I'm not going to whine. I just wanted to pun off "wine":
Yes, I know, I have a serious Velvet Addiction. I even weeded out my closet in the spring and eliminated 4 or 5 of my old velvet blazers. I can't resist them! They call to me. This one actually fits me well (shorter length, nicely nipped in at the waist) and I love the colour. It's a Zara jacket and was $10 in the thrift store. Score!

It was a little too warm to wear it for most of the day, though, so this is what I really looked like:
I got a few "fancy-schmancy" comments from my co-workers.

The stuff:
You can see the nice rich wine colour of the jacket better there.

The gold bits:
Grandma W's brooch again.

Blazer (Zara Basics, thrifted), top (Lady Dutch), skirt (BB Dakota), shoes (Steve Madden), brooch (Grandma W), earrings (Foxy).


  1. I love the hem of that skirt! I have a love/hate relationship with velvet. I think your jacket looks particularly lush though.

  2. Oh I am a velvet child too, so I totally know where you are coming from..
    I am sensing a theme this week...
    HOT SHEILA week!!

  3. Love the color scheme: Wine and gold and leopard print!Very creative!

  4. Ah, very nice. I do like a frill...

  5. Thanks, Megan! I can't resist nice plush textures.

    Thanks, Cara, although it's a top and skirt.

    Lorena, there is a theme, actually, but that's not it! Thank you!

    Thanks, Aradia.

    Wendy, I know, it's just so fun.

    Thanks, Secret Squirrel!

  6. i saw this outfit this am and didn't comment (i was trying to 'get things done' before it got super hot).

    but it kept popping into my head. your copper hair, that burgundy velvet, the festive black's like a foretaste of all the holiday parties coming up....i can smell the mulled wine from here - yum! thank you! steph

  7. No problem, Steph - gosh, don't ever feel like you're obligated to comment. :) As a matter of fact, I am feeling a bit festive (my birthday is next week) - however, this isn't a dress, just separates. Thank you so much!

  8. I like that blazer. It looks perfect for fall.


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