Sunday, December 4, 2011

Red Hat - Christmas Party!

Last night was my company's staff Christmas party. It was at a swanky hotel, and it was pretty fun. I like when events like that are semi-formal, so you get to see everyone dressed up. 

I debuted my other new hat by Tierre Joline:
This is also the debut of my long black satin skirt, which I picked up on my Value Village shopping trip for $9.99. The brand is Tadashi Shoji for Saks Fifth Avenue - he specializes in formal wear. Compared to the dresses on the Saks website, I'd guess this skirt was at least $200 new. Score!

The top is a vintage one I've had for a few years. I like that the back scoops low.
I haven't worn this for a while (it's been moved out of my main closet into the archive closet). I wore it previously here in October 2010, here in August 2009 and here in April 2009.

Although the top has gold lame woven into it, I mixed my metals with big gold earrings and silver shoes:
Vizzini watches
 The top has red, orange, yellow and pink in it, so I did the yellow bangle and hot pink tights. Fun!
The hat has the coolest details - I love the orange feathers!

My outerwear:
We walked to the party and back. I actually stowed my shoes and purse in another bag, rolled up the waist of my skirt and wore runners and socks. Comfort! Unfortunately, I lost my gloves somewhere during the night.

The shoes and purse:
I love getting to wear those shoes for parties. They're just not work-appropriate.

Here's a better look at the hat:
Isn't it fabulous?

Tierre's label:
Top (Style Rite, vintage), skirt (Tadeshi Shoji for Saks Fifth Avenue, thrifted), shoes (Jessica Simpson), coat (vintage, thrifted), hat (Tierre Joline), gloves (Parkhurst), scarf (Danier, thrifted), purse (Accessorize).

Vizzini watched me take pictures.
He looks very intense.

On Saturday morning, I went to my WW meeting:
It was beautiful and sunny, so I got a shot on the stairs.

I haven't worn this dress for a while.
Instead of showing the wrap ties, I put a stretchy wide belt over them.

My outerwear:
All coordinated!

Dress (BCBG Max Azria, thrifted), belt (Plum), boots (Roberto Vianni), leather jacket (Le Chateau, consignment), scarf (Danier, thrifted), gloves (Parkhurst), bag (Mat & Nat, consignment).

Are you ready for Neutrals Week? I've got my Black outfit planned for tomorrow!


  1. Shelia, your party out was fabulous..I bet you were the star of the ball!! And the second outfit is excellent...I love the coat and boots. Both are great looks!

  2. Thanks for reminding me about neutrals week!!

    Your dressing up is so stunning - literally from your hat to your silver shoes, just gorgeous. Come post it on Visible Monday, if you have a chance.

    And that intense kitty is very intense - what is he thinking? xoxoxoxoxo

  3. Holy Sh*t! You look incredible! So glamourous!

  4. Your party ensemble is spectacular!! I love that top and the pink tights!

  5. You look gorgeous and so glamorous! I love your outfits!

  6. Gorgeous party wear! I just love your hat. It's adorable!

  7. Sheila, you're so glamorous! Holycats what a deal on that skirt. Very luxe. The hat is utterly fabulous, love the feather!

    Sorry to hear about the AWOL gloves, that's very sad.

    I'm lovin' the larger photos. Have I said that yet? I mean to every time I comment, and can't remember if I have.

    Love the fabulous dress, that print is really cool. It looks great with the white leather and sci-fi boots.

  8. The look is glamourous, but I love Sunday's dress. What great pattern!

  9. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww you look stunning in that first frock, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  10. That long black skirt is so elegant--you look glamourously festive in the first outfit!

    And I love the wines and browns together in the second outfit. In the last photo where you are ready to head out the door, you look very chic! :-)


  11. Love all the elements of the party outfit but I especially love the surprise of the pink tights. I'm glad I'm not the only one losing gloves (sigh).

  12. So much awesome in this post!


    Your semi-formal outfit is fantastic. The hat is the perfect touch, makes it so YOU!


    Your red coat is to DIE for. I've been looking for a nice new winter coat for a while now, and thought that I was going to get a Camel coloured wool London Fog trench coat with a detachable fur collar, but I might need to go back to the drawing board now that I've seen how fabulous your red coat is!


    White. Leather. Jacket. You're so fabulous.

  13. What a head turning evening outfit. I bet you'll wear that skirt for many years to come.

    You really know how to make a wrap dress look fantastic! What a great figure you have. I want your arms...really I do.

    I found you through Visible Monday and am your newest follower, #230!

    Have a great Monday.


  14. Sheila you look like royalty !
    That skirt and top go together perfectly , like they were made for each other.
    This outfit reminded me of the OPI nail color you sent me... which by the way I am wearing today.

  15. I love that black skirt - so dramatic and the hat adds a fun twist.

  16. Great party outfit! I have a skirt like that that I've held onto since 1995!

  17. Sheila, your party outfit was beyond amazing!! You are a true artist!

  18. Sheila
    I've been searching your blog for posts that include "black club Monaco skirt" looking for ways you have worn the skirt you kindly sen to me as I wanted to attempt an "Inspired by look" with it - (there goes the surprise...) but couldn't find any .... is it labeled any other way ?

  19. Your party outfit was simply stunning - an absolute classic Sheila look :-)

    I <3 your wrap dress - one of my favourites - if you're ever clearing it out bear me in mind ;-)

  20. Stunning party outfit! So glam!

  21. Very glamorous! I love the unique hat and have added Tierre Joline to my collection of hat sites.

  22. Pam, thank you! I didn't get many comments from my coworkers, which was a bit disappointing.

    Patti, aw, thank you! Kitty is thinking, "How can I get more food?"

    Raquelita, thank you so much! And thank you for commenting - I really appreciate it.

    Thanks, Leslie!

    Thanks, deja pseu!

    Chrissy, thank you!

    Thanks, Keely! I love the hat - I can't wait to wear it again!

    Megan, thank you! I'm okay with the gloves, like most lost things - they're just things. Thanks for noticing the larger photos - I'm on Chrome now, and I love that option!

    Thanks, Cara!

    Thank you, sacramento!

    Thanks, Style Vamp! I felt very glam.

    Paula, thanks so much. Those darned gloves!

    Fashion Flirt, aw, thanks! I found the red coat in a thrift store, and got the white leather one second hand.

    Adrienne, thank you - I hope so. And thank you so much for following me! I really appreciate it!

    Lorena, aw, you're so sweet, thank you! Ooh, I'm glad you like the nail polish!

    Thanks, Jane!

    Wendy, it's a classic!

    Thanks, Lorinda!

    Lorena, hang on, I'm still looking for them all!

    Thanks, Tat! I will keep you in mind for this wrap dress, for sure!

    gracefully, thank you!

    Thanks, Judith! I know you will love Tierre.

  23. Beautifu ensemble Sheila, i love your style Sheila, i would wear everything you wear! I love the top, so colorful and sparkly and that tattoo ! you rock girl!


  24. It's a rare party outfit which is head-turning, edgy, and showcases the wearer's unique physical beauty all at once - you have done it with this one Sheila! you look so beautiful! How lucky is L? Happy Friday! steph

  25. I am in love with this whole outfit! The dress is amazing!


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