Friday, January 24, 2014

Casual Friday - Long Black Leather

Weekend! Woo! I am so tired, and so very much looking forward to some serious chillin' with both L and my Winesday gals. 
Never fear! Leather's here! Yeah, I saved the best for last: this absolutely gorgeous black "buttah-soft" leather skirt that I thrifted last weekend here.

I do like clothing with presence and this skirt is one of those pieces that announces itself; it flaps and crackles like wind in sails. I walk very fast around my office (and I walk a lot), so everyone heard me coming. Make way, I'm comin' to the printer!
I was a little blurry this morning
The top is one I always forget about. Most of my tops are either sweaters/cardigans, blouses or jackets, which all get hung up (well, not the sweaters - never hang sweaters!) in my closet, so I tend to be all, "Oh,yeah" about the few jersey tops I own that live in my cami/layering top drawer of the dresser in my bedroom. My walk-in closet? Not in my bedroom. L gets the closet in the bedroom all to himself; a full 8' wide and 2' deep crammed with all of his cool clothes.
I thrifted this top for cheap ($8.00) about a year and a half ago - I last wore it here in May 2013 with a pink skull skirt. I have a rust-coloured cami on under it, barely visible.

Sulky Sheila in outerwear:
"I want to go back to bed"
Love that blue coat, but it drives me nuts when I don't have any pockets. A girl needs pockets!

The stuff:
 My plain ol' taupe boots don't worn too much, but I do love them. They are pretty comfy for a 3" heel (that's about my max these days, especially for a full day at work). I last wore them here with a barnyard in November 2013.

Toothy bling:
I made "rar!" noises and waggled my necklace at my coworkers today, pretending the spikes on it were teeth. Because I am silly like that.

I hope your weekend is full of fun and silliness!

Top (Talbot's, thrifted), cami (InWear), skirt (Danier Leather, thrifted), boots (Coffee Kope Tiam, Fluevog), necklace (The Bay), cuff (Guess, thrifted), ring (Stone Roses), snake ring (homegrown vintage 80s), earrings (don't remember).


  1. Oh, I envy you that long black leather skirt! What a find! Great ensemble, Sheila.

  2. That printed top is beautiful! I really like it with the leather skirt too! :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Very awesome skirt - it looks great with the short blue coat! You look wonderful, and please always stay silly. xo

  4. Yes, that skirt does indeed have great presence, so very elegant! The wrap top works very well with it too, lovely! xxx

  5. This leather skirt is amazing. A dramatic piece that only someone with sufficient brio like you can pull off. I'd love to see that on you in person.

  6. No problem "chillin'" here! Let me tell you! That little blue jacket is SO stylish.....guess you could get some pockets tailored into it (maybe)????

    What a fortuitous FIND - that leather skirt. Wow!

  7. That skirt kicks ass and takes no prisoners!! LOVE it. You are now the Queen of awesome leather attire (that is suitable to be seen in public) in addition to Queen of shoes!!


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