Friday, February 14, 2014

Dress Week Came From Outer Space! Valentine's Day Candy!

Dress Week continues! 
And I intend to carry it on for a full week, so right up to Monday. Feeling inspired? Give it a try! Dresses are awesome.

Also awesome? Valentine's Day. 
Bam! V-Day in your face! My office has been decorated with coloured paper hearts with quotes about love for 2 weeks, and we've been having Valentine's trivia draws for chocolates and little prizes daily. I didn't win any of the draws, but for the final day today I won a huge box of chocolates. Aw!

I got a lot of comments on this and quite a bit of the side-eye from strangers when I went outside during the day. I felt like a Japanese cartoon character, and one of my co-workers said, "You look like candy!"
What would you think if you saw this woman on the street?
I had another dress outfit planned, but then I was like, "What am I thinking? It's Valentine's Day - I've got to get my colours on!" I was glad I did - it was fun to be a little over-the-top.

Starting off with this amazing pink dress. I first wore it here (3rd outfit) for L's birthday party in June 2013. I only paid $13.50 for it at WIN, so now I'm down to $6.25 per wear. It's vintage, probably from the early- to mid-60s and probably never worn. I love that it's silk shantung.
Wrinkly butt!
The cardigan is a red one I've had for a while. It has no labels, and I don't like the way it fits. I need a new red cardigan! No idea when I last wore it, but it's not very often.

Outerwear shot:
Still a little too chilly but it's definitely gotten warmer the last couple of days. Spring is in the air!

I love that red coat so much. We're almost in leather weather!

The stuff:
I'm so in love with these red shoes. Love. Last wore them here in January when I was sick.

Copper bling:
I really liked how the copper went with the pink and red. These are a mix of 60s and 70s, and the pieces are from all different sets (except the cuff and the earrings, given to me as a set), including a rogue single earring (bottom right), which I clipped to my cardigan just above the vaguely heart-shaped brooch.

Dress (Junior Vogue, vintage 60s, thrifted), cardigan (no label, consignment), shoes (Marc), obi (thrifted), cuff/earrings (Grandma J, vintage 60s, Renoir), single clip earring (vintage 60s, Renoir), open cuff (vintage 70s), pin (vintage, thrifted).

11 comments:

  1. I don't think I could stomach having all that kind of stuff going on at work - too sweet and mushy for the cynic in me - but I can't argue with your pretty candy colors! All the copper bling is perfect with the red and pink.

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  2. Love the colors! Happy Valentine's Day, Sheila.

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  3. If I saw you on the street, I'd give you a big smile...just like the one I'm wearing now! Clothing should be fun and expressive and happy. And hallo! It is Valentine's Day! Lucky you, wearing this adorable outfit, and winning a box of chocolates!

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  4. This is such a cute Valentine's outfit! I really like pink and red together, although I rarely try it as I don't own a lot of red clothes. The copper belt and accessories are a great touch :)

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  5. What would I think if I saw you on the street? I would think hurray, someone who love colour, isn't afraid to stand out, and whose wardrobe I would probably envy! Seriously loving the dress, silk is so delicious, and it works a treat with all the red and copper. xxxx

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  6. Get your colors on, Sheila! You look yummy, and enjoy a piece of chocolate today from your winnings (Sandy and I got each other the exact same Ghirardelli's). xo

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  7. Gosh your outfit is gorgeous! Because of the snow I didn't get a chance to pink it up on V-day. I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR 'Stuff'. The copper is just killer. That belt. ;-)

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  8. Look at you! Pretty in pink! What a perfect Valentines Day outfit - I love the pink and red combo. Belated Happy Valentines Day to you!

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  9. I love love love this outfit. Colorful and cute :) I bet you brightened a few days when you walked into a room :)

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  10. Ooooh this is just gorgeous! I love red and pink together! The copper accessories are a great touch.

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  11. O, where do i begin ?
    first i have to say that when i was little i loathed this colour combination but nowadays i absolutely love it - plus i think you look like a doll in this outfit. My perfect Valentine!

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Sheila