Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jan 16th - Outfit #14 - Corduroy and Ruffles

Oh, I'm tired. L and I both worked late (till after 6pm - I usually work to 4:30pm) to get caught up on stuff, then we walked home together (aw), then we went to the gym! It's past 8 now, and we haven't had dinner yet. Ah, life.

But the outfit! We must look at it.
It's gradually getting lighter in the mornings - spring will be here...soon!

This is my lovely ultra-ruffly jacket (last seen here with some floofy florals) and my black boots again (last worn here, and getting the Vizzini seal of approval).

The dress underneath is a "fresh" item this month; it's a navy corduroy Smoking Lily dress.
I last wore it here (2nd outfit) in December 2011 for one of Megan and Keely's challenges (and worn with these same boots!). It's a very fine cotton corduroy in a deep navy blue.

I bought it on consignment in September 2011 for $49.99, which is a bit pricey, but I'm sure it sold for well over $200 new. It's a sleeveless dress - check out the pictures here when I first wore it, including the slight bustle at the back and the big screenprint flower on the lower back area. It has a ruffle around the neckline - lots of ruffles is a good thing!
It's a very slight mullet on the bottom hem. I wore a vintage half-slip under it to keep it from sticking to my light grey patterned tights, but I've also worn it with a blue vintage slip and a blue netting underskirt.

Off to make dinner - I'm famished!

Jacket (Not the Same Jeans, consignment), dress (Smoking Lily, consignment), boots (Gabor), ring (Wendy Brandes).


  1. Hi Sheila,

    I've been following your blog for a while now, and I really enjoy it! You have a fun sense of style! Congrats on almost completing your year long fashion challenge. Once I get the hang of doing my own blog, I might have to try my own challenge.

    All the best,

  2. You have the most amazing collection of tights. They are all just fabulous. I love the design of your jacket.

  3. I love this - so ruffly and cosy yet maintaining an awesome structured silhouette. Rest well, dear Sheila!

  4. LOVE the ruffled jacket - it is a star! And the great dress is worth every penny - so sassy. Hooray for lighter mornings : >

  5. Ruffles in all the right places girl you look fab!

  6. Love the outfit!! The jacket is STUNNING!! i checked out the other wearings of the dress and that much style for $49 bucks was a steal!!!

  7. That's a really pretty jacket, Sheila. And as usual, I love your patterned tights.

  8. Lovely outfit. That jacket is an awesome piece - I hope it survives the challenge!

    When you're childfree you can do things like eat dinner late without a guilty conscience.l

  9. That jacket is just awesome! I hate late dinners because I get hungry at 'old people' times. However I'm glad you had someone to walk home with and share a late dinner with. ;) I'm sure that made it worth it.

  10. Love the jacket paired with the dress, really makes the ruffles and details on the jacket stand out :)

  11. Ruffle-tastic, I say. I also get in late on the evenings I do Fitball - the class is worth it, but it is hard eating late then going straight to bed! (I need my zzzzz's)

  12. Oh! Ruffled jacket! How I love thee!

    You remind me that it's almost 8 p.m. here and I'm famished.


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