Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jan 10th - Outfit #8 - Embroidery and Asymmetry

Woo, it's Thursday, and I'm taking a long weekend, so I won't be back until Monday. Quelle drag, I know, but you'll manage.
Today is all "fresh" items for this month (well, except for the boots which I wore last weekend here, 2nd outfit).

We start out with the brown skirt, featuring very crazy "long monkey arm pockets" as my co-worker Gord called them.
Blown-out colour so you can see draping and details.
The pockets are on each side, near where my hand is. I got this skirt on my last foray into Oak Bay with Cat back in November (here, scroll down past much wackiness). It's by "Fleur de Mon Secret" (flower of my secret), a very silly name for clothing. It was around $40 and is frankly not worth it. It's not lined and it doesn't have any attention to detail, including the teeny little 4" zipper that I'm supposed to ease over my not-4" hips.
But it has the Vizzini seal of approval!

The jacket is by Le Chateau and is one I coveted on a friend several years ago, then finally spotted on consignment in late January/early February 2011 where I bargained it down from $50 to $40 (because I'm a good customer, and it doesn't hurt to ask). I first wore it here for a one-week wardrobe challenge in Feburay 2011 (there's a good picture there if you scroll down of the embroidery on the front).

Since then, I've worn it in April 2011 (with a full purple skirt), then in November 2011 with a whole lot of orange and some teal, and lastly in December 2011 with the long black skirt from this month's capsule and some boots that I miss (although they killed my feet and were too high).

In summary: this jacket = da bomb.

The green top I'm wearing underneath is new-to-me, thrifted back in September (here, scroll down) for $20.50.
I recently re-watched "Kate and Leopold" on TV and immediately recognized the style as classic 2001. Sleeveless, high-neck, fitted. This is by Danier Leather and it's made in Canada (hooray!).
And it's "leather". Actually, it's "suede" - but I shouldn't be using quote marks. It really is suede.

Stuff on a shelf:
Now with 100% more balled-up tights!

FYI, the "socks" that everyone was exclaiming about yesterday aren't socks. They are knee-high tights aka trouser socks (because knee-highs sound like something your grandma wears). Not socks. Not knit. Tights. Only knee-high. The brand is Sox Trot, but it even says on the packaging "knee highs."

Jacket (Le Chateau, consignment), top (Danier Leather, thrifted), skirt (La Fleur de Mon Secret, consignment), boots (Gabor), wood ring (Dots), amber ring (some junky store), gold hoops (gift from L).

Have a great weekend!


  1. Thanks for "stopping by" to say Hi earlier Sheila! Too bad about that skirt, it sure looks fun and interesting. Have a great long weekend!! xx

  2. You have a great weekend too Sheila! I love your green top :-)

  3. Shame the skirt is not good quality as it looks beautiful and the drape is stunning! Enjoy your long weekend :)

  4. That jacket is absolutely gorgeous with the embroidered stitching.

  5. I love the multi-ness of the embroidery colours - great jacket. Shame about the skirt, it's a neat shape.

  6. Enjoy your long weekend, Sheila! The jacket is indeed special - love the shape and embroidery.

  7. Gorgeous jacket! And I love the long monkey arm pocketed skirt (bit of a tongue-twister)!

    Have a fun weekend!

  8. I really like the blazer! The detail is quite nice on it! And I love the flash of kitty in the one picture!! Enjoy your long weekend - I'm already craving more time off!

  9. Gorgeous jacket. The skirt has beautifully draped lines, even though it's not your favorite. Have a great weekend.

  10. Sorry to hear the skirt isn't the best quality - it does look really great in photos though. You find the most beautifully embroidered pieces.

  11. Beautiful jacket, Sheila. Have a great weekend!

  12. I need that jacket! NEED!!!

    I really love the clean lines of the top with the crazy skirt, fantastic lines!

  13. That jacket is da bomb. I am a nut for embroidery! You look so beautiful.

  14. The jacket and boots both rock my world! You are gorgeous, Sheila. Sarah xxx

  15. The jacket is absolutely stunning!!! I love the new suede "top"-great color for you!!
    hope you have a great weekend!!

  16. Gorgeous outfit on a gorgeous woman!

    I love the skirt. So flouncy and pretty. It's a nice shape on your body.

  17. Coming late to say I love the dropped pockets/ drape on the skirt, even if the zip / lack of lining is annoying...

  18. I was going to say, "Have a wonderful long weekend!" until I remembered today is Monday.

    Just when I think you've turned me on to everything I never heard of before to covet, you introduce "long monkey arm pockets" to the mix. Curse you, Sheila! lol


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