Thursday, January 9, 2014

Urban Cowgirl and Lame in January

It's a twofer! How two months flies by; it is time for another newsletter. I worked late last night (until 10pm, and yes, that's a 13.5 hour day) getting it put together and if I hadn't had a haircut scheduled after work today, I probably would have worked at least another hour and half tonight. So, I'm tired, cranky and hungry. 

But enough whining. Let's get to the clothes, shall we?
It's been dark, rainy and miserable the last two days, and the light has been sucky for taking pictures. I didn't have time in the morning to get my stair picture, so indoors is it.

This is my lovely caramel cotton velvet jacket, last seen here (3rd outfit, after my blonde outfit) the weekend of my birthday in October. 

The striped skirt (the stripes are actually like a corduroy texture) is also cotton, and I last wore it here way, way back in May 2013 and raved about it then. Loved it in winter too! However, it is unlined, which necessitates a slip, so I went my red one (last seen peeking out here at the Unlimited Woman Awards in November). 
Peplum action!
I went to bed as soon as I got home tonight, so no picture of my fabulous Fluevog boots. I last wore them out to lunch on a weekend in early December, here (2nd outfit).

The stuff:
 I love this belt buckle so much.

Jacket (Gap, thrifted), skirt (Morena, consignment), slip (Suzette Lingerie, vintage, consignment), boots (Mini Babycakes, Fluevog), belt (Tony Lama, thrifted), buckle (Shi Studio), ring (Oscar & Libby's), earrings (local).

I was very thankful this morning that I plan all 5 outfits for the week on Sundays. Sweater, skirt, shoes. Easy-peasy.
The light on the stairs went out 5 seconds after I took this, plunging me into darkness. Spooky! With my spectral appearance yesterday, I think I must have a haunted stairwell. Or maybe the light is on a timer, since was 8am. Nah...definitely haunted, hee hee.
I actually really liked this outfit. The sweater was wonderfully warm and cozy, with the bare arms giving me good temperature control. I last wore this fuzzy angora top was last worn here for my New Year's Eve workday last week.
Who says you can't wear lame (and I mean lah-may) in January? I need to have a little chat with them, because this lovely shiny (shiny! caw!) skirt was so fun to wear. Lots of compliments and of course, it is at least a Swoosh Factor 7. I last wore it here with a copper and brown ensemble in mid-December.

The stuff:
My cute 80s Bruno Magli shoes. I love how these feel; although they are a strangely rigid shoe, they are supremely comfortable. I last wore them here in December as a grounding element for some crazy colours.

Bling: at
I totally forgot about this necklace and earrings set. I've had them for about 10 years, purchased at Plum on sale. They tangle with other jewelry easily, so I've had them stashed in a little box for obviously a while! They are gold-plated and real crystal-type stones.

Sweater (Limited, consignment), skirt (Club Monaco, consignment), shoes (Bruno Magli, vintage 80s, thrifted), cuff (vintage 60s, Mom's), necklace/earrings (Plum).

And now, I am off to eat chili and drink wine!


  1. Oh my god, that skirt is glorious! Swoosh factor 1000, I would think. And I can't think of anyone who would wear it as well as you.

    That belt buckle is so cool! I hope the good guy gets the girl.

  2. That skirt of yours is one of my all-time favourites in your closet. Colossal hitnotizing powers. If your stairs are haunted you should get a new bulb. hee.

  3. Lame (lam-ay : > ) any day! Love that swishy skirt and delicate jewelry.

  4. Hi Sheila, can you talk a bit about how you plan your outfits? Do you have a dress form, or use hangers, or throw things on the bed? Do you right things down, or hang together? Could an unorganized person do this?

    1. Hey, Ann, thanks for your questions. I'll do a post about that this weekend, just for you, okay? And yes, an unorganized person could do what I do! :)

  5. Lah-may for the win!!! The skirt is just fabulous!!! and the caramel color of that jacket is so good on you!!!

  6. I'm all for a good bit of haunting!!!
    Some lovely shimmer and shine in these outfits! That belt buckle is swoony, no wonder you love it!
    I do love how you have a seperate accessories pic, I might have to try that, as it's a much better, closer view, and these things are important!

  7. Sheila i adore that last look - i think the skirt is ammmmaazizng.

  8. I adore the last outfit - i think that skirt is fab.


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