Thursday, June 30, 2011

Finally! The Week is Over! A Recap

Wow, it feels like I've been gone forever! Sorry to have been so sporadic, but what a week I've had.

My major challenge (aside from over-scheduling myself socially) has been the tattoo. I can't wear a bra strap over it due to the healing process (it's nearly finished peeling, hurray!), so I've been wearing either an ill-fitting strapless bra or a regular bra with one strap just tightened up and tucked in. The result is that all of my tops this week have been of the "lock and load" variety.

First up, Monday! I really like how this looked. I like the mix of the grey in the skirt (last seen here, almost exactly a year ago!) with the bronze sandals (my awesome Fluevogs, last seen here) and the brown vest (last seen casually here) with the pop of the purple button-down (can't find the last time I wore it - H&M is hard to search on!).

I couldn't wear any necklaces this week as my tattoo goes up the back of my neck, so most of my earrings are very simple.

We met up with Cat and Ross right after work for dinner and then we went to see Lucinda Williams in concert! Reva, you were so right - what an amazing voice she has! Highly recommended.

Blouse (H&M, thrifted), vest (Cabi, thrifted), skirt (Le Chateau), shoes (Listen Up Harlow, Fluevog).

Tuesday was my WW day:I was pretty tired from getting home late from the concert (around midnight) - can you tell? Ha! I hate how flat my boobs look. I cannot wait to wear my bras properly again!

I kept my oufit very simple with the snug vest to once again keep everything from sliding south. I last wore this here, my lovely green ruffly blouse here (I had it in the giveaway pile for a while, which is why it's been so long), and the vest here. These are a better look at the shoes.

After my evening WW meeting, I hung out Tues night with the guys for D&D and took pictures of Inigo and Vizzini. Vizzini discovered the leopard scratching post and the hidey-hole:
Hee! Look at his little head.

Inigo watched warily from his box:
He sits in there (with his nest of crunchy tissue) so that Vizzini can't attack his tail, which is all tucked in. We call the box Inigo's tank.

Later on, Inigo reclaimed the house while Vizzini slept:
I admire the ability of kittens to just completely crash.

On Wednesday, another button-down blouse and yet another vest made an appearance:
Vests are truly awesome for holding everything in. Why do they ever go out of style?

This is my silky brown blouse (last seen here), my black velvet vest (here) and my awesome leopard skirt (here). Of course, those are my Tsubos (last seen here).

I actually remembered to take a picture of my pin and earrings:

Blouse (Esprit), vest (Surrey Classics, consignment), skirt (Le Chateau, consignment), shoes (Tsubo Acrea), pin (gift from Mom), earrings (Plum).

I had to rush home and grab dinner before we dashed off to yet another concert - this time, Steve Earle and the Dukes. Awesome, totally amazing. I've seen him before, but on his "Townes" tour where it was just him on stage. This was much more rockin'. Highly recommended.

I did manage to give Inigo a snuggle before we left:
As the Lucinda concert was swelteringly warm and Steve Earle was at the same theatre, I went totally for comfort (and walking shoes). Another late night!

The kitties reached a stand-off:

Inigo's all, "Stop attacking my tail!" Vizzini can't resist it.

Tee (Plum), striped top (Majestic, swap from Caro), jeans (Jackpot, swap from Caro), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction).

Which brings us to today, which was the last day of work before the Canada Day long weekend - woo hoo!
I got a few compliments on this outfit, and it felt really good on. I would have liked to have worn a cami, but again, that dang tattoo.

This is the second wear of my newish blouse (last seen here), but I haven't worn this skirt in ages (here, last August). It's one of those nice summery cotton ones, but it has cotton lining, so it sticks like mad to tights in fall/winter/spring. I will have to make more of an effort to layer it with some of my floofy skirts underneath so that I can wear it more.

The outside shot returns!
It was a little windy which is why my hair looks weird. We have not had much summer weather yet. *sigh*

And a shoe shot:
I haven't worn these in ages (last time here, back in October) - in fact, this is only the third time I've worn them! Wonder of wonders, I actually remembered that I tend to step out of them when I walk, resulting in a lot of toe-clenching in an effor to keep them on my foot. I tucked my Dr. Scholl's inserts into my bag and stuck them inside when I got to work. Perfect! Now I can wear them more.

Blouse (Tabi, consignment), skirt (Banana Republic, consignment), shoes (Friis and Company). I'm off. And I plan to visit blogs this weekend. I also took Monday off, so I have four whole days with nothing much planned. Ah...I can't wait! In fact, I'm going to go have some wine right now. Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians, and Happy 4th of July to my American friends!


  1. I really love your last outfit with the blue suede shoes. I hope you have a truly relaxing weekend :)!

  2. I enjoying all of the vesty looks in this posts! I also have serious concert envy. I love Lucinda Williams!

  3. Keep those kitty pictures coming, please!

    Great outfits and gorgeous shoes on you too. I'm loving your print skirts.

  4. Love the green skirt with the purple shoes!! Shelia, would you consider signing up for the Accessory Swap I am hosting...I think it will be a lot of fun.. check it out on my site. I hope to pair everyone up tomorrow...then you have almost a month to swap before we post the looks....the can be new or used accessories!!

  5. Two concerts in a row? Wow! You're a champion of culture.

    I like reading about your life. It gives me a friendly feeling to know what you're up to. Even just hearing about your work- and WW-schedule allows us to imagine Sheila doin' her thang in her fashionable outfits. Thanks for the window!

  6. I love your vest! I got a tattoo up my spine on my lower back, and it ends above where my bra strap hits, so I had to go braless for a week or so (really tight fitting undershirts worked kept the girls in check). I can definitely see it being hard to work around on your neck though.

  7. Its amazing how you even considered going to concerts while your back was healing.... that's the spirit :)
    My fave of your outfits is todays ! That green and flowerful (is that a word?) set is lovely with your skin and hair. Maybe summer will speed up ?
    Happy Canada day ! I will be working.... as usual.

  8. I really love that first outfit. The skirt goes perfectly with the leather vest and the colors work well. I've missed you this week! I'm glad to see the boys are settling in happily. New kittens are bundles of happy joy.

    Spike (Mom's orange cat) still deals with Sammypants(Mom's black cat) chasing his tail. He 'catloafs' to hide his paws and tail to get Sammy to leave him be. I like the idea of a Cat-Tank though hahah!

  9. Happy Canada Day to you! Will we get a glimpse of the tat when it is finished. I'm admiring the first skirt and the last look quite a lot.

    You've had a week of wonderful music.

  10. Love the green skirt too! And the purple shoes~
    Hope the tat is healing well. Great idea on the vests..I never would have thought of that.

  11. Hi dear! Great looks and a busy week! Being so hooked with colors, my fav. outfit is the last one! Very vivid combination! I watched "The princess bride" since you say it's your favorite! I have to say it was a very sweet movie with amazing characters! I love your kitties even more now! The tattoo is awesome! I need more tattoos on me!! :)

  12. OK... I'm trsting out comments: I haven't been able to post them on several blogs lately.

    You look awesome as always, but my favorites are the floral wrap top/green skirt outfit, and that yummy leather vest!

  13. Happy Canada Day!

    I am loving all the kitty pictures. It's fun to watch two cats get to know each other. Plus Vizzini is so dang cute!

    Nice job with the lock-n-load outfits. I never would have guessed why you were picking them if you hadn't said.

  14. Hi Sheila!

    I haven't been around a while-LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the new addition to your family, what a cutie pie!

    Also love the tattoo, as a survivor myself, I can't help thinking how much that must have hurt, but it is really beautifully done!

    I feel the same things about vests, I think that I would love to wear them every day, maybe even with my bathing suit (HA!)

  15. Laniza, thank you so much!

    Allison, thanks - she was amazing!

    Patti, oh I will! Thanks!

    Pam, thank you! I'm sorry, I'm so busy right now, I'm just not participating in anything until life settles down a bit.

    Ally, well, we couldn't resist two great artists! Aw, thank you so much.

    Charlotte, ooh, that sounds amazing - but yeah, what a pain!

    Lorena, I'm a trooper! Flowerful is a lovely word!

    Megan, thank you so much. I miss reading all the blogs, especially yours. Hee, I love kitties.

    Thanks, Terri!

    Paula, it worked for me!

    Thanks, Dimi! I'm so glad you liked the movie.

    'Doll, glad it worked! Thank you!

    Thanks, Kristen!

    Lesa, thank you, hon! Tattoo pain doesn't last long, really.


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