Monday, October 21, 2013

Satin, Silk Tweed...and Sick

The minutes are starting to count in the mornings. Only a couple of minutes make all the difference in the light outside now. Soon, I'll be a ghost again!
In all seriousness, at about 2pm this afternoon, it felt like a truck hit me. Sore throat, headache, flushed cheeks, then shivers. Yep, I'm sick. In a fit of pro-activity, I left my keys and a long list of things happening at work tomorrow with a case I can't make it in. I've only taken a few sick days in nearly 3 years at this job - I'm one of those bad people who goes in anyway.

So, forgive me for posting and running, but my bed is calling.

Blouse: silky orange, oversized, love the colour. Buttoned up with big necklace (a very 1986 look, I recall - I should have a brooch on there too). Last wore it here in September with my leather pants and this same belt/buckle.
It's a good colour on me
 Skirt: part of a suit, rarely worn as a suit. Last wore it in March, here. It's silk tweed and very very soft.
Butt shot!

The stuff:
Poor sad, almost worn-out shoes, last worn with almost-Hermes here in September. I would like them in all the colours - all of them!

Shiny shiny
Groovy green necklace from the Vintage Expo (, bought for $14.00. It's all second-hand, anyway.

Be not sick. Going to bed now.

Blouse (Mark, thrifted), skirt (Precis Petites), shoes (Hale Bob), belt (Shi Studio), buckle (Shi Studio, thrifted), necklace (second-hand), earrings (Lisner, vintage 60s, thrifted), ring (consignment).


  1. Feel better! I felt under the weather at work today, too.

    LOVE that green vintage necklace! Swoon! That is so my style!

  2. Oh no! I hope you feel better -- and remember, sometimes one day off of work at the beginning, is much much better than struggling through a few more days of work, and then needing 2 or 3 sick days to get better later on!

  3. Whatever you have seems to be running rampant here on the island. Feel better soon!

  4. So sorry to hear this, Sheila. Do not go to work! Stay home and get better very soon xx.

  5. You're right, the blouse is a good colour on you, and I am laughing at the 1986 reference! The oversized-ness totally works with the pencil skirt.
    Oh dear, hope you aren't feeling terrible for long, look after yourself, Sheila. xxx

  6. Aww, I hope you feel better soon! Rest up and get well!

  7. I had that thing, whatever it is. You must rest and take care of yourself and not go in to work. Mine lasted a couple of weeks during which time I was exhausted. I hope you are lucky and get over it very quickly. And the blouse is beautiful.

  8. Sorry you're sick, buddy. Rest and get better.

  9. Sorry to hear you are under the weather! I hope it is short lived!!

  10. Hope you feel better... i think you got the cold off me :/

  11. Hoping that you feel better soon. Your silky orange blouse is beautiful! I too love the color.

    I'm in love with the hat that you wore in your last post. In fact, I was totally taken with the entire outfit, including the seamed hosiery!

  12. Feel better Sheila. I think it's that time of year because I've been laid out myself with this dragging cold. I'd be happier if I just got sick and got over it, but it's lingering.

    Hope you bounce back quickly. I suggest lots of kitty cuddles, naps, and hot tea.

  13. I hope you feel better really soon!!

    You do look fabulous in that peachy coral color!!

  14. Aww, feel better soon! (Belated Birthday wishes, you're looking gorgeous as ever (love this colour combo!) and I await your Yellow Skirt post with great excitement!)

  15. So sorry to hear you're sick. That's one of the miserable things about this time of year - that and the lack of light for photos.

    The colors and textures of the blouse and skirt are just beautiful together - such a lovely contrast. The color of the blouse is like baby aspirin, which you should take right now with lots of water.


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