Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sept 12th - Outfit #10 - Dress Week of Horrors! Teal-a-Palooza

Look out! It's Dress Week!
This is an "all inclusive" Dress Week this time around. If you'd like to participate, please drop me a link by the end of the week (so, by Saturday morning, m'kay?) or email me your ONE dress that you'd like to show off to the blogosphere!

Not such a great outfit yesterday, so let's get back on that fashion horse and try, try again.
All "fresh" items for this capsule: the embroidered velvet teal jacket, the dress and the shoes.

The jacket replaces this red one that got irreparably damaged, and it's new-to-me. I bought it back here in April. It's by Ann & J Concepts, it's made in the US (nice!), it's cotton/Spandex and was $9.50, thrifted.
It's nicer on me than on the hanger. No hanger appeal! I really like the shaping through the bodice and the waist, and how the neckline does sort of a stand-up collar. Cool, eh?

The dress is another thrifted item. It's by O'Lala, is also made in the US, and was $9.00. I bought it in October 2011 (here, worn rather plainly). I last wore it here (for my "Invasion of Dress Week") last December - ah, that was the last wearing of my Manolo Blahniks.

The stuff:
The shoes are by Me Too - I got them with birthday money in October 2010 (here, with a fab zebra skirt) for $75.00 at Feet First (a mall store). I haven't worn them a lot - I always look at the heel with a leery eye and think, "too high!" but the hidden platform actually makes them surprisingly comfortable.

I last wore them for our friends Steve and Celia's wedding last November (please admire my awesome wedding attire in shades of blue and teal - I'm wearing a hat!). I also wore them earlier in November 2011 (here, with a really cool jacket), and in January 2011 (love the purple/teal combo).

Jacket (Ann & J Concepts, thrifted), dress (O'Lala, thrifted), shoes (Me Too), belt (Club Monaco), earrings (Plum).

18 comments:

  1. Oooh a much more fabulously put together outfit. I always love that dress and it looks so perfect with that jacket. The embroidery around the sleeves is so cool, it's got similar colors as the dress too. I love sneaky platform shoes, platforms make mega-heels so much more bearable.

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  2. Oh WOW! love the proportions, the colors, the pattern, everything. Beautiful outfit Sheila.

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  3. Much better tonight Sheila , you do the classic look the best . Donna

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  4. Velvet jackets make everything right. I love your link-backs. Too bad about the Blahniks, but they're just shoes. (Gasp!!!) I like the sneaky platforms too!

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  5. Sheila - you look breathtaking . I love that skirt and the jacket was MADE for it!

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  6. Aah! Gorgeous dress, and everything co-ordinates so beautifully, like it was meant to be together. Love the unique shaping details of the jacket.

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  7. Teal is definitely your colour. It's so fab with your red hair. The skirt reminds me of spirograph - I used to love making colourful swirly geometric patterns. So much fun.

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  8. I am crazy about the teal jacket Sheila - the shape, the color, wow! And wow to your wedding outfit too - you are so fabulous. Got to love a hidden platform in a great-looking shoe. xxx

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  9. Hi Sheila.

    I have followed you for a long while now though I haven't commented before. I am Ada - nice to meet you. I actually love this outfit. That is one beautiful blazer and pair of shoes and I love it paired with that dress.

    I am such a dress girl so I would love to participate on your "Dress of Horrors" Week, if you will have me. =)

    Stop by my page when you can. I appreciate it.

    http://elegancepersonification.blogspot.com/

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  10. WOW! This one is a definite winner! Possibly my favorite September outfit so far! The pattern on this dress is just so fantastic! Unique too! Love it!

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  11. OOOO TEAL!!! My favorite color!! Best outfit so far this month!! The jacket is gorgeous and OMG those SHOES!!!!! SQUEEEEE!!!!

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  12. The jacket and shoes are to die for! Love this pretty outfit on you. You really have a way with color, Miss Redhead!

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  13. Sheila, hi, it's the other Sheila to your south. I just saw on Amber's, Butane Anvil that you're having a Dress Week of Horrors! LOL. Great idea. I did a post recently with a hideous dress I'm sending over a link!
    The teal jacket is terrific. The embroidery around the sleeves really makes it.

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  14. I NEED teal pumps more than food and air, I think :P I think this outfit is incredibly elegant and luxurious-looking, very much like the dark velvets that are supposed to on trend this fall.

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  15. Hi there Sheila! :) I love your teal look, so perfect with your red hair. :)
    Im participating in your dress week of horrors,Ive chosen the bugsey dress. :)

    http://colourmakespeople.blogspot.no/2012/09/a-bugs-life.html

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