Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Steampunk Blues

Not a lot of time today, so let's get to it.
Blue! Browns! Shiny!

The shiny blue shirt (and yes, such a glorious colour) was last seen here with tweedy goodness and reds.
I based the outfit around this new-to-me thrifted skirt (purchased this past weekend, here) that I picked up for $14.00. It has a very steampunk-y vibe about it, so easy-peasy steampunk look. Long sleeves, vest and a Victorian bootie.

The leather vest is one of my stalwart wardrobe items. I last wore it here (2nd outfit) for a vintage fair expedition with Cat and Elaine.
 The stuff:
I wore these wonderful blue/purple and browns boots that same day with the leather vest - I like how the darker brown of the buttons goes with the brown vest.

Bling things:
All handmade or locally made. I love the necklace - I was the grateful beneficiary of this as a gift from Tamera of the Menopausal Supermodel. Thank you, Tamera!

Off to WW! Have a fun night!

Blouse (Melanie Lynne, consignment), vest (CAbi, thrifted), skirt (Orwell, thrifted), boots (Libby Smith Bellevilles, Fluevogs), necklace (handmade, gift from Tamera), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), ring (POLY, thrifted), earrings (locally made).

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous blue, love that vest, and Fluevogs are always where it's at! Always admire your keeping up with posting even when life is so full. Awesome.

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  2. I soooo want a pair of boots like those! Gorgeous outfit!

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  3. Oh! That skirt is so cool. Definitely a keep imo.

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  4. Sheila, you've got me thinking about vests again, just as soon as I was about to move them to my "if I don't wear these in 6 months...." closet. Only my vest is tweed, so maybe I need some leather skirts... what am I talking about? Everyone needs some leather skirts!

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  5. A delicious combination of sheens and textures, Sheila. And your bling is droolworthy. Tamera, what a wonder - gorgeous necklace!

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  6. Yep. All fab! Love the bling as always, Sheila.

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  7. Love the blue shirt, and that skirt is lovely! :)

    The detail on the back is so nice.

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  8. Great steampunk-y skirt! The boots, well yes, of course, and I love the pendant from Tamera. Isn't she an angel on earth?

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  9. Steampunky Awesomeness!! The color of the blouse is fabulous on you!!

    I've always been amused by that photo on the necklace--it's from the 1920's and I beleive was taken at a copper mine in Cuba or possibly south america. I thrifted a box of these old photo's of the mine. I need to do more with them cuz they are cool and super industrial/steampunkish.

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  10. Yes, great minds ;)
    have agreed to wear cobalt blue!

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  11. That skirt is totally faboo. It's perfect with those boots of awesomeness.

    Totally love the necklace too.

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