Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mod Florals and Turquoise Balls

Hey, groovy cats! It's nearly the weekend - can't wait!
Feeling a bit better today, so put in my full day, but then extra to get caught up on all the work I missed getting done while I was off. How does that freakin' happen?

Anyway, power through! And wear a dress. This is my new-to-me red wool dress (with pockets as you can see in the pictures), and my floral blouse, both thrifted on the weekend here.
This dress was awesome to wear all day - nice and warm, bright colour. But woo! Short hem! I had to watch when I bent over.
The blouse was just sleeves in this outfit so yeah, go, blouse!

The stuff:
Smurf shoes, last seen here way back in September 2013 with black and white. I usually pack them away for spring/summer, but kept them out this year, thinking I could wear them with tights. And here we are in January. Yeah.

Big blue balls:
Funny story: Back when I worked in the year-round Christmas store, we would get phone calls all the time, people looking for very specific items, like teapot ornaments, that sort of thing. So one night, I get a call from a man and he says, "Do you have any blue balls?" I said, "Oh, yes, we have all kinds of ball ornaments, in lots of colours." His voice gets all low and raspy, and he says, "I have blue balls right now." I was 19 years old, I had no idea what blue balls meant! When my boyfriend explained it to me, I thought it was pretty funny. It's the only crank call I ever got working there.

PS - don't Google "blue balls" - seriously, don't. Take my word for it.

*ahem* Isn't that a nice turquoise necklace?? Hee hee!

Dress (The Limited, thrifted), blouse (no label, thrifted), shoes (Prepare Guide, Fluevogs), necklace (vintage fair), earrings (Aldo Accessories).


  1. Ooh a red wool dress with pockets?! What a find! I think the hemline looks modest while showing off your awesome gams, which I would too if I had those. :D

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better! :)

    That blouse and dress are a lovely pairing too! :)

  3. hee.

    The sleeves of the blouse do well with that dress. I'm going to remember that, I've acquired several peasant-type blouses in the past few years. I like the sleeves but the neckline seems like it needs a little something, this could be it.

  4. Go blouse, go necklace and go shoes! You look so colorful and smart. Not looking up blue balls, although I *am* 12 years old.

  5. I like the wine color with the turquoise colored necklace. PS Did you know there is a town in eastern Pennsylvania named 'Blue Balls'.....ha never been there though.

  6. I was just joking with the mister about my big pink (bowling) ball! But seriously, what a creepy guy on the phone - ick!

    Love your bright colors! Red and turquoise are so alive. Great way to beat the winter drabs.

  7. The red shift dress looks great with the blouse underneath - and those blue balls too, of course! xxx

  8. Ooh, what cool shoes, they make me think of the little Dutch girl.

  9. Sheila, I have to share this -- I was scrolling though your blog and mu husband saw the top photo and said, "Nice legs!" Then he grinned at me and said, "They look like yours dear!"

  10. ROFLMBO--blue balls..teeheeeheeee
    LOVE this dress on you-and how cute is it layered??
    But the smurf shoes just take the cake!!!!


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