Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up: Floral Friday, Art Gallery Hatted-ness, Yellow Skirt and Shoes

Happy weekend! I hope everyone's doing well. Me? I've been busy, so busy, but it's all fun stuff, so I really can't complain. However, there's a comfy couch and a football game calling me, so let's get this going. 

First up: Funky Florals.
I wasn't 100% happy with this outfit, although I liked it in theory. The pieces just didn't quite work for me in reality once they were all together. Live and learn!

The sweater is my new-to-me Wilfred merino wool one, thrifted last weekend (here).
The skirt is not a skirt - it's a dress! I last wore it in July 2010 here, but it's actually been living with a friend for the last couple of years. Like my other Hale Bob dress that I bought in NYC in 2007. I've only worn this dress 3 times total including this time (it was first seen here in June 2008), so I was hoping that layering it would give me more wear out of it. I still think that's an option, but maybe a fitted olive blazer would be better than this chunky sweater. Thoughts?
The tights are actually knee-highs. While I like them, they were too light and overwhelming with this outfit. Ah well.

The stuff:
My fabulous Wonders Ayers, last seen here earlier this month while I was having a plaid attack.

Pearly bling.
I had to wear the belt for my keys for work - I think the outfit might have worked better without it, but I hate wearing a lanyard around my neck when I have a necklace on. I don't wear my costume pearls much, but they're fun. I've had the two necklaces on the left (worn as bracelets here) since 1986.

Sweater (Wilfred, thrifted), dress (Hale Bob), shoes (Wonders Ayers, Fluevog), belt (Club Monaco), necklace/earrings (Aldo Accessories), necklaces (Eaton's, 1986).

I had a delightful surprise arrive in the mail on Friday - the Travelling Yellow Skirt! Go to that link to see all the amazing ways this skirt has been styled.

I like it with a side of cat:
Vizzini was VERY interested in the little bag that Margy had added. He tried to bite it.

Then he spotted the sequined rainbow that Megan put on it (from the Toronto Pride day - I knew that cat had good taste).
It's somehow appropriate that my furry boy is standing on the picture of Tamera's dear Diva
He really liked that rainbow, but I did keep him from biting it.
I also received the Travelling Yellow Cape to match. Although I didn't have the opportunity to do my photo shoot this weekend, I'll be doing it soon. I have the perfect "Sheila" look and venue planned!

Moving on, Friday night was the Urbanite event at the Art Gallery. I decided to class up my evening outfit after my slight schlumpy daytime one.
My newest Tierre Joline hat (purchased here at the Vintage Expo, and linking to Tierre's site because she's amazing).

I'm linking this outfit up to Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style (Patti put a cat on it! love it!).

I kept the outfit all neutral, starting with Kim Cattrall's skirt from her Pink Tartan suit, last seen in the November 2012 capsule (recap here), where I wore it twice (this is the last time).
My satin ruffled blouse was the perfect top for this. I last wore it here in February with the given-away tiki skirt. The huge double-ruffled sleeves are a pain at work (they drag in the sink, in the coffee grounds, etc.), but were Drama at this artsy event.

The black leather Danier Couture jacket was just right layered over it - I didn't wear any outerwear to walk down to the Gallery, and I was able to stash my ticket, money, keys, ID and lipstick in the interior pockets.
Sweet tights, eh? They are by Trasparenze, one of my favourite brands.

The jacket zipped up tight. I last wore it here a couple of weeks ago with ribbons and paprika orange (apparently that's a trendy colour now - I'm so cutting edge, ha!).
The shoes are my Darjeeling Teapots, last seen here in September with my green ruffly Oscar.

The top half of this business:
To keep it from being too sweet or girly, I added the mixed metal rocker necklace - and because it's October, the snake and spider rings are in heavy rotation.

Bigass bling:
Good walkin' shoes.

I knotted the cord on this necklace just after I got it, to make it a better length on me.
I had so many comments on the hat - tons of people recognized it as one of Tierre's.
I can't wait to wear it again.

Jacket (Danier Couture, consignment), blouse (CAbi, consignment), skirt (Pink Tartan, consignment), tights (Trasparenze), shoes (Darjeeling Teapots, Fluevog, Fluemarket purchase), necklace (gift from Tina), spider ring (homegrown vintage, 80s, gift from Mom & Dad), snake ring (homegrown vintage, 1986).

Urbanite events are always so fun at the Gallery. As part of the exhibit, there was an interactive section, where you could choose images and have them made into a button.
I liked the observer looking at the art in this picture.

On Saturday, L and I went for lunch, and I lingered downtown for some shopping.
It's been cool and foggy for the last few days; my mother-in-law's visit was cancelled for this weekend due to all flights being grounded.

I've been having fun digging out some of my heavy winter gear, but wearing a slip and socks instead of tights. This wonderful velvet blazer was last seen on the Friday before our crazy 70s party earlier this month (here, warning: me in a blonde wig!) - that was the last wear of these boots as well.
That massive black skirt is suede - it weighs about 8 pounds. I last wore it here back in March (2nd outfit) with denim and leopard. I love that it has pockets.
I walked around downtown, went to visit my new tattoo artist (my next one is booked!), and spent some of the birthday money I got from my mother-in-law. I think she would like these, don't you?
Nom nom nom, yellow and tweed shoes! These are by Poetic Licence (I adore their shoes), and while they are made in China, it was gift money, so I don't feel too bad (I bought them at She She Shoes*, which is a locally-owned business). *linking 'cause I love

My wonderful girlfriends gave me a gift certificate to Adore*, a locally-owned jewelry store that specializes in locally-made pieces. *linking 'cause I love

I found this amazing leather and steel cuff:
What is extra-awesome?
Adjustable pegs for my little wrists! This is by Rimanchik.

I also bought this silver knot ring, and the mid-finger silver disc ring.
I also bought a pair of bamboo earrings, but I forgot to take a picture of them.

I stopped in at my favourite hat store, Roberta's Hats* for my annual new pair of fingerless gloves. I've been shopping there since they opened in 1992 - nearly all of my hats (except for Tierre's) are from there. *linking 'cause I love
They are by Parkhurst and are made in Canada - 100% wool, and only $14.95!

On Saturday night, L, my mom and I went for dinner. Had to dress up!
And I had to wear my new shoes!

This is basically a repeat outfit from July - I even wore it with yellow shoes again!
I last wore this Betsey Johnson corset top and this brown satin blouse then, but I'm getting a lot of wear out of this fabulous steampunk-y skirt. It was last seen here a week ago with denim and floral ruffles.
I love the structure of the back of it.

I wore my olive suede coat and my new mustard gloves for the evening chill.
After dinner, L and I strolled down to the local pub to celebrate our friend Zeb's birthday. I considered changing, but I was starting to get tired!

The stuff:
The shoes were fine for walking about 6 blocks to and from the pub. Hurray for comfy shoes!

Big brassy bling:
And those are the new earrings I got at Adore. They are light as a feather, and are made of silver and bamboo wood.

All of my jewelry there is either second-hand or locally made. Love it.

Blouse (Esprit), corset top (Betsey Johnson, 90s, thrifted), skirt (Orwell, thrifted), shoes (Poetic Licence), brass cuff (Midzo, thrifted), spoon cuff (About Tine), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), ring (POLY), earrings (Adore).

L looked very snazzy, so I took his picture too.
He's always so dapper. we are at Sunday, and I couldn't be bothered to wear make-up to get groceries.
I did make a small effort to wear something decent, though.

My rust sweater is layered over my Smoking Lily top (it's now around-the-house wear, so not linking to past wears anymore). I last wore the sweater here last weekend (last outfit) - that's the last wear for these boots too.
The skirt is my washable Skotts Suede one, last seen in the November 2012 capsule (recap here), where I wore it three times. This is the last outfit. The skirt really is washable, in fact, it's being washed right now, as I spilled leftover cannelloni on it.

I wish Vizzini would find my silver ear-cuff again - it went missing for the second time a few months ago.

Sweater (Coldwater Creek, thrifted), top (Smoking Lily), skirt (Skotts Suede, thrifted), boots (Miz Mooz), belt (Shi Studio), buckle (She She Shoes), earrings (Adore Jewelry).

Speaking of our little monster, I caught this action shot this morning:
"What is this magical clear barrier that keeps this rogue leaf from my clutches?"
I hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. I like the dress-with-chunky-sweater look from outfit #1, everything except for the socks (which are awesome but seem not quite right for this combo). When I saw the tights from look #2 I immediately scrolled back to outfit #1, thinking, ooh, those would be great with the skirt/sweater duo. Just 2 cents' worth of opinion, albeit from someone without even half your style sense and savvy!

    ~Pam in the U.S.

  2. I love all the textures in these outfits. But you're right -- the first is good in theory. I felt the knee highs and the skirt were too close to each other in colour/pattern. I would love to see the jacket with the skirt!

  3. Wow, so much fab style! I love the seamed stockings, and your olive suede coat is tdf. Thanks for linking up. Hi Vizzini!

  4. I saw this post and asked myself: Is there anything here that I don't love? The resounding answer: No! The hat, wow. Love that shoe box too, almost as much as the shoes. And I love how Vizzini has christened the FYS with his presence. Can't wait to see how you style this!

  5. It was so lovely to see you Friday night! That hat was amazing!! But those yellow and tweed shoes, oh those shoes...I am in love, love, love!

  6. Your second outfit looks like you stepped out of a time-machine from the Forties. Very stylish.

  7. All of your items are so lovely, but special stars for that Hale Bob dress! I am keeled over with desire and poking around on eBay already. :D

    Have you tried styling a skirt over it so the bottom peeks out like a vintage slip? I think that and a short/cropped open jacket would look fabulous.

  8. Tee hee, LOVE the last picture of Vizzini! My kitties do that too, I love catching them on their hind legs!

    I can't wait to see you style the traveling skirt and I agree the first outfit would work better without the knee highs, but I think the rest of it was lovely!

  9. I have to agree with you on the first outfit, the color scheme is perfect however i think one of the items had to be removed... i looked back at your pictures and think that this spaghetti strap dress would look great with a simple cardigan.
    And your Urbanite outfit is soooo coool as are your new Poetic License shoes.

  10. Fabulous outfits, all of them! I really like your style and am a sucker for any kinds of ruffles! I especially like the skirt in the second outfit :)



  11. So the TYS is with you - I can't wait to see what you have in store for it!
    Some great looks going on here, Sheila; the blouse with the amazing sleeves and the leather jacket, and that fabulous suede skirt with the velvet jacket are favourites. Rather an autumnal palette going on this weekend, it really suits you. Great jewellery choices, of course, and the new shoes are beautiful! xxxx

  12. Great weekend roundup! I think your dress (first pic) would look better with a fitted top - the blazer, like you suggested would be a good one to try?

    Doesn't your new hat look good with short hair? Is it freshly cut, too?

    And you are still beautiful sans makeup, love the ayering look of teeshirt under your sweater.

    Finally, I am glad you have Vizzini to keep you safe from the leaves! Xx

  13. WOW on the new shoes==they are FANTASTIC!!!
    I'm with ya on the first outfit--maybe the olive blazer and different tights??
    You look fantastic as always in your other outfits--and L is certainly VERY dapper!!
    LOL at Officer Vizzini as he collared that evil rogue leaf!!

    Can't wait to see what you do with the TYS & TYC--altho the Diva would've been very peeved at Vizzini stomping on her face!

  14. I like the last outfit the best. Just can't get past those tights in the first outfit ....

    Can't wait to see you in your interpretation of the TYS.

    Popped by from Vis Monday

  15. The new shoes! Wonderful. I look forward to seeing them again. :)

  16. Hooray for the fabulous yellow skirt! Hope the Vizz left his own cat-hair contribution to the skirt. Love love your fabulous hat and new shoes. Poetic License shoes are so very cute! I even love their shoe boxes.

  17. On a dead run right at the moment, but had to stop by to say how gorgeous your week was from my perspective! Looking fall-fashionable and cozily chic! Great hat ... and you got the skirt!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it.


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