Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jan 28th & 29th - Outfits #25 & 26 - Sick Daze

I'm sick. Had the fever, the chills, now the coughing and the hacking and the blah. As I said to people at work today, "I'm 99% sunshine, 1% cranky." Yeah, I went to work today. I shouldn't have, but I did - too much to do!

I managed to last 3 hours yesterday, and thought I'd be okay until suddenly it felt like a truck hit me.
But at least I looked good!

I had to wear the Smoking Lily cape as a skirt again (here it is last time), this time with the point at the back, so it's like a fish tail wiggling when I walk. So fun!

I like the way the purple suede vest (last seen here) plays off the pink and brown of the plaid, accentuated by the matching (matchy! whee!) tights. And of course, the cape/skirt is lined with dark purple satin!
The cream cowl-necked sweater does its job of being a Good Layering Piece - it was last worn here, as were the lavender booties.
I blew the colour out a bit on the indoor photos (curse you, winter!) to show the nice draping of the skirt/cape.

Vest (no label, vintage, consignment), sweater (Club Monaco, consignment), skirt/cape (Smoking Lily, consignment), booties (Feud).

After sleeping all day yesterday, I figuratively girded my loins, took some cold medication (ooh, the velvet tunnel) and went to work today. And went to my WW meeting tonight - it was predictably entertaining. I lost my train of thought several times - but my group knows me pretty well, and they get my whackadoodleness (that should totally be a word).
This is my red dress, which I haven't worn since our road trip (here), another excellent layering piece. It was also an extra layer of warmth under the skirt.

The ribbon skirt is such a marvel, isn't it? I have only worn it the one time previously this month (here, with lots of olive), but it's a keeper.
The black stomacher makes a nice transition piece for the waist, and the classic red belt over it. The black bead necklace is jet and belonged to my grandmother. Oh, and the boots were last seen here when I foolishly exposed my bare arms in winter.

Dress (Planet, consignment), skirt (MNG, consignment), boots (Gabor), stomacher (InWear), belt (Plum).

Holy smokes, you guys, can you believe I only have 2 more days left in this challenge? That's crazy! What the heck am I going to wear on Friday?

Special shout-outs to Marianne, who wrote about me here (thank you!) and to Patti, for missing "Visible Monday" at Not Dead Yet Style (but I'm sneaking in at the end, heh heh). You guys rock!


  1. Emergency first aid hugs to you! I hope you feel better soon, Sheila. Nothing like a "velvet tunnel" (great phrase!) to help on the journey to wellness.
    I've missed your latest stellar looks. I can't believe how fast this month has gone. Two more days? Aaaack! I love this plum colour on you.

  2. Really like both skirts from both outfits! I hope you feel better soon - colds are no fun!

  3. Aww, feel better soon! I'm working hard to stay in denial about coming down with something. On the plus side, both outfits are indeed stellar! Congrats on the xoJane article - I was thrilled to be included in such fine company. :)

  4. I would keep Visible Monday open till forever for you, Sheila! Don't be sick, but if you have to be sick, STAY HOME and rest. You still manage to look fab, love that MNG skirt : >

  5. Sorry to hear you've been sick! I had that last year - it was miserable. I hope you're on the up and up!

    I love both of these skirts - but I think the ribbon one wins out for me, such a lovely shade of red!

    I can't believe your challenge is almost over! Wow!!

  6. I love both skirts so much but covet your ribbon skirt. It's so pretty and flouncy!

    It was cool being linked to my Marianne. My blog hits went over 100k because of that!

  7. It will be interesting to see how you make choices now after restraining yourself to a capsule. You might have too many choices now! But I think it would be fun to have that problem, especially with your wardrobe!

    Get better fast. Too much to do!

  8. As the old Fernando saying goes, better to look good than to feel good...and Dahling, you look mahvelous!I came home from work with the same nasty coldcoughblah yesterday...I hope we both feel better soon! (BTW, I did not buy those Agnes Adrien vogs... I have my eye on a pair of red Osprey flats!)

  9. Feel better soon! Seems like everyone is sick right now. At least you look great : )


  10. you are lookin' good. when i'm sick, i _look_ sick lol. i love your purple!

  11. Piękna jest ta bordo spódnica:))Pozdrawiam serdecznie

  12. I'm sorry you've been sick and still had to struggle in to work - poor you.
    But you really don't look ill at all, you look fabulous! Love the purple (you KNOW I am jealous of that suede waistcoat!) with the cape/skirt, and the red dress/swirly skirt combination is beautiful. The narrow belt layered over the wide stomacher is really clever and highlights your narrow waist. You're good at this! xxx

  13. Poor baby. Hope you feel better. Your pretty colors are making me feel better. :)

  14. Well--you LOOK fabulous even if you don't feel it!! Love the purple outfit and oh my the ribbon skirt is AMAZING!!
    Wow--it's hard to believe you only have 2 days left!!!

  15. Yes you did look good... and that damn well IS important when you feel like pet poo. Get well fast!

  16. You're an inspiration to all of us. I tend to stay in cozy sweats and feel sorry for myself when I'm that sick, you, in turn, look fantastic. Way to GO! I love both your skirts, but that ribbon skirt is O' so beautiful and fun. You totally rock that stomacher. You did a fantastic job of layer this outfit.

  17. Velvet tunnel? Love! When I have certain medications which cause drowsiness, I get very tactile. I took gravol on a train once and calmed my hyperactive mind (yes, I get hyper before I crash) by petting the velour seats, so "velvet tunnel" is so apt!

  18. Oh no! I'm sorry you're feeling under the weather (and with the weather rolling through lately!) I hope you feel better asap. You do look awesome for not feeling well.

  19. Damn, you look good for someone sick!! I envy your commitment to fashion and ability to rock it despite feeling awful. Feel better soon!! xxxx


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