Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Oatmeal (and Leopard Shoes)

Not a very exciting outfit today - very June Cleaver, in fact.
I last wore this dress here. I love the cut of this dress, although the colour is very oatmeal: bland without some bright yummy fruit in it! However, this being my Tuesday WW-a-thon, I have certain requirements in my outfit: must have pockets to carry my bus pass, keys and mp3 player (I wore a jacket over this when I was out and about to fulfill that), must have walking shoes, must not be too whackadoo.

Check, check and check.

Plus I was pretty tired last night and not particularly inspired. Solution: wear a dress!

The stuff:
Comfy shoes, stretchy belt, swingy earrings.

Oh, and a chunky wood ring:
I have something a little more dramatic in store for tomorrow...

Dress (Reitman's, consignment), belt & earrings (Plum), ring (Dots), shoes (don't recall, a few years old).


  1. But isn't it refreshing sometimes to let your personality shine through? It's a great fit, in any event!

  2. I think you still make a toned down outfit 'you'. The leopard shoes for example are pure Sheila.

    I'm weirdly obsessed with beige shades right now. I like your shirt dress and think it looks comfy, cool and perfect for summer. Sometimes you just need a simple dress.

    I think as fashion bloggers we begin to realize how easy it is to just put on a dress, belt and shoes. Many "normal" people see it and think "Oh they're so put together/that's gotta be hard."

    Also I see you had help with today's photo shoot! It's now become a game of Where's Inigo?

  3. Dramatic or not, I like a simple oatmeal dress! You can combine it with everything else! Looking good Sheila darling!! :)

  4. A scarf or shiny necklace might have made you feel more fruity. :) But I like the addition of the chunky ring; it shows the choice to go neutral and browns was deliberate and consistent. Works for me!

  5. You still shine through. And some days youi don't want or need a lot of bells/whistles. Meow to the shoes!

  6. For ebing uninspired, you look pretty great. You always seem to choose the right accessories.

  7. Cara, that's so sweet of you, thank you!

    Megan, it was fine to wear - I'm glad I did the leopard. I love the cut of the dress, if not the colour so much. I think you are so right - that's a good reminder that even my so-called "boring" outfits are still pretty dressy by most people's standards. Hee, you found Inigo, good job!

    Dimi, thank you, sweetie!

    Kristen, yeah, I half-heartedly tried that, but it felt like too much with the big earrings. Thanks!

    Patti, thank you. Hurray for leopard!

    Rebecca, thank you so much!

  8. For keeping it simple not being inspired I think you did quite well :)
    for some reason i usually tend to wear dresses when i have those days when nothing "looks good or fits well"

  9. Thanks, Lorena. When you feel crappy, a dress is best!


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