First up: Totally Exciting News! I've been featured and interviewed on Wardrobe Oxygen* as one of Alison's "True Fashionista" series.
I'm truly honoured to be included, thank you, Alison! Check out the post here. Welcome, new readers, and thank you for your kind comments!
*linking 'cause I love - I don't get anything but a little notoriety from this.
Now, I mustn't let this fleeting fame go to my head (hee) so let's settle down and get back to the business of clothes. This is what I wore to work on Friday.here last weekend for $13.50. It's by Talbot's and I am so happy that it doesn't have any slits. No accidental hoo-hah flashing, no worry about bending over and exposing god-knows-what. Why is this never an issue with regular pencil skirts, but when it comes to denim skirts, it's all like "let's put in a massive slit"?
Anyway, tell me what you think of this skirt. I wore it again today (pictures below), so you can get a good look-see at it.
But the big star of this outfit is COLOUR. Woo, pink legs and orange-yellow shoes! I loved the brightness of these colours together.
here); I wore the shoes 5 times and the blouse once. I wanted to give the blouse another shot because I like all the colours (and I wanted to see it on me as a blonde).
Back shot of the skirt.
Although it was rainy, I wore my orange leather jacket and red leather purse.
A close-up of the rings.
|Um, a blurry close-up|
Blouse (Jones New York), skirt (Talbot's, thrifted), shoes (Tsubo), belt (vintage 60s, Mom's), ring (Francis Jewelers, vintage 50s, Dad's), ring (purchased in the late 90s).
I had to rush home from work on Friday to get my glam on for our friend Alison's surprise birthday party. I went all out!
This wonderful dark green satin dress has been in my closet since February 2010 - it's by Club Monaco and was $40 on consignment. It looked like a big boring sack on the hanger, but it's so cool on. I love the deliberately uneven shoulders and the looseness of the top of it; the bottom is cut just like a snug pencil skirt.
here in Feb 2010 for our friend Ronnie's 40th birthday party, and then again in November 2010 to see "The Wizard of Oz" at the theatre with my nieces (crazy Auntie Sheila always dresses up!).
For accessories, I stuck with silver: my "teeth" necklace, silver bird skull earrings and a silver cuff.
Hee, look what I found in the background of the above picture:
|Showing my ink|
I bought the boots here in March 2013 at the Fluevog store in Gastown (hi, Wes!) in Vancouver, and this is their inaugural wearing. I loved towering 6" above everyone! I was a little concerned about my feet being in major pain after wearing them, but aside from a little soreness on the balls of my feet, they were perfectly fine the next day. For such a high heel, they are surprisingly wearable. They are still on half price at the Fluevog website right now (linking for info purposes only), but I recommend them only for those souls (soles?) who have a good dose of Lady Gaga in them!
I featured the coat in my February 2012 capsule wardrobe (recap here).
|I am a robot|
I was so outrageously visible in this outfit - and it felt great! - that this is my link-up to "Visible Monday" at Patti's Not Yet Dead Style. Get yourself over there!
Coat (Desigual), dress (Club Monaco, consignment), boots (LA Malibu, Fluevog), necklace (The Bay), earrings (local, Vancouver), cuff (thrifted), gloves (Danier Leather).
We didn't stay too late at the party, because I'm a responsible team player (*snort*) when it comes to Ultimate. Being hungover and running around for two hours in the sun and/or rain and/or wind isn't fun.
I did my usual "quick change" outfit both before and after the game.
Both the blue sweater and the snowflake skirt were worn in the October 2012 capsule (recap here). I wore the sweater thrice and the skirt 4 times.
here) with my olive suede skirt. They are excellent on my feet after wearing tight cleats for two hours.
Leather coats are the perfect weight for this time of year - they cut the wind and are warm without being too smotheringly hot.
I took my camera to the field so you could see where we play. This is Victoria High School. It's the oldest high school west of Winnipeg and north of San Francisco, opened in 1876; this version was built in 1914 (source).
We dump our stuff at the "Girls Entrance". On Saturday, it was rainy, so we put all of our gear up at the top of the steps to keep it dry.
|L on the right|
See? I don't wear fancy clothes ALL the time!
It was sunny/cloudy for the whole game - lots of wind, which makes play challenging.
I change back into that same nice outfit and put on a bit more make-up before we go for lunch.
Last night was Winesday at my house! Woo hoo! My gals and I hung out and ate so much yummy food and drank many bottles of wine. We also did a big clothes swap, and I gave away a bunch of clothes. I love seeing things go to good homes!
I slept in a bit this morning, then got ready to head to town with L for lunch and grocery shopping.
here with my rockin' Etro blazer.
I kept my orange leather blazer on for the entire outing as it was a little chilly.
This yellow t-shirt was worn 4 times in the April 2012 capsule (recap here).
What colour are you grooving on right now?
Blazer (Danier Leather, consignment), t-shirt (INC, thrifted), skirt (Talbot's, thrifted), belt (consignment), shoes (Prepare Hi Steady, Fluevogs).
Well I love all of the outfits and especially the dark green dress with those to die for boots. You are so smart to have found a sport you enjoy. I have plateaued on WW and need to find a sport I can do and will enjoy. I have to say I am liking the super chic blond hair on you. I think it is good to change the hair up once in a while. I adore that orange leather jacket so wonderful. Your use of color is very inspiring.I need to add more color to my outfits too.ReplyDelete
Wow love your colours & style! Those boots are a total work of art!ReplyDelete
Oh my, so much fashion-y goodness here. Your green silk dress is completely TDF, you look like a movie goddess. And the accompanying boots! Stand aside, Lady G. Thanks for sharing all the delights with Visible Monday. xoxoReplyDelete
Excuse my language but HOLY FUCK I want those boots. So HOT! GHA!! I can't afford them even at $400. Maybe they will go on clearance. I might even have somewhere to wear them in Toronto. *sigh*ReplyDelete
I can't wait to get my shoes back. IEEEE!!!
Oh hell YES! The stunning pink and orange combo! And the INCREDIBLE coat! And the mustard suede shoes... and your million watt smile! I love it ALL, Sheila.ReplyDelete
Whoa, Sheila...that dark green top is SEXY!ReplyDelete
Great outfits--that coat is wonderful! Plus your shoes are all fabulous.ReplyDelete
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Where to begin? I love those tights and shoes in the top outfit, how the colors call back to the blouse. The Desigual coat and Fluevog boots...both awesome!ReplyDelete
Every incarnation of the denim skirt looks awesome- love the colored tights, the colored jackets and the yellow dutch shoes! I am cray-cray for your party girl look. You look fierce!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the Wardrobe Oxy feature. Alison just proved that she has great taste. xo.
GASP! THOSE BOOTS. Sheila, I'm pretty sure you could beat Gaga to the ground in those puppies. She ain't got nothin' on your style. And I love how beautifully that coat goes with the boots and the dress.ReplyDelete
I love your denim skirt. The fit is spot on! I rarely see any denim skirts around my area that are to the knee and not skin tight. Most of them in the thrift stores are those awful booty-skirts.
Love the yellow fluevogs with this look! The yellow and orange are so sunny. I love it!
I've been feeling a lot of blue lately.
Love your bright colour combinations here - pink and orange looks fab together. You're certainly getting mileage from that orange leather jacket - what a great piece! And I love your emerald green look. Very glamorous!ReplyDelete
Well aren't I glad I found you at Patti's party?!!! So much awesome goodness and hilarity here, I know, WHY do they put slits in denim skirts? The Monaco dress is an absolute treasure and is perfection on you, as is the COAT!!!!!! I do not need more boots. Stop tempting me;) xoReplyDelete
Love all of your bright outfits! So nice to see so many colourful clothes, nice and cheerful! Really like the pink and yellow printed shirt in the first photo. Congrats on the feature - lovely interview. And now I know the reason behind your blog name, didn't know that! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for being a part of my series, you have fantastic and unique style!!ReplyDelete
And that green dress! The boots! the coat! Oh goodness you made me gasp and swoon!
So many awesome outfits in one post! I love all the colors in your Friday outfit, they look great together! I also love that spiky necklace with the dress!ReplyDelete
And congrats on the feature!
I love everything about the glam rock green dress outfit!!!! Also love the pink tights/orange shoe color combo and denim skirts are awesome because they go with everything.ReplyDelete
Your dad's purple stone ring is amazing.
I honestly can't find the words to describe all this fabulous-ness, except your green dress and Vogs left me breathless.ReplyDelete
I do like that there's no hoo-hah slit in the back of that denim skirt :P
I saw you in Allison's blog ! Congrats Sheila - it's very well deserved.ReplyDelete
I like your blond hair version.
Your first outfit rocks it our of this world, I love so much color and all of your pieces shout out "quality" if you know what i mean - it think you did an amazing job. Of course the Tsubos - you know it's actually one of the best pairs of shoes i have EVER HAD!
I don't think i had seen you wear that rich green Monaco dress - too hot - the computer screen is on fire !
Oh yes, loving the yellow - with pink, orange, denim, anything!ReplyDelete
Your green dress is stunning, especially with those amazing boots and wow - Coat of Glory! xxxx
Normally don't care much for denim skirts but you take it wonderful places with the pink!ReplyDelete
Love the skirt and sweaters, blue and black the best for me ... not sure about the glam factor of cleats ... but the Green. The GREEEEEEEEN ... just wonderful. And the way it fits you. And the coat, and the boots. Yes, I should say SO!
Very nice Sheila! i love the first outfit, bubble gum tights and orange pink top, brilliant, you are my girlReplyDelete
I love the coat! this brand is so original but too, too pricey for me!
I love how you glammed up! the necklace you are wearing is stunning, it makes the outfit!
There's so much to see I don't quite know what to pick out. Everything looks great on you, but I especially love how you paired yellow with pink!ReplyDelete
Wow every outfit is so unique, my fave is the 1st one its so bright and colourful and the jacket is amazing!ReplyDelete
I also like your desigual coat, i have one too, its a very good quality and looks fantastic but uhhhh the price... I bought mine in barcelona there are so many desigual stores and i couldn't resist :)
Have a fabby day! xx Tani
Those stained-glass boots are killer. And look at you playing Ultimate! I had hoped you were going to post pics of that one day. :)ReplyDelete