Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mostly Red (Some Paramecium)

A bunch of us are going to the gala opening tomorrow night of the Victoria Film Festival - it's a movie followed by 3 after-parties, all 60s-themed. Y'all know I love a good theme - I did have a blast with my 70s-themed birthday party last year! Anyway, the themes are Andy Warhol's Factory, the Be-In and "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
I am kind of test-driving the 60s mod look with this outfit. I am going to work on my look tonight. I have a lot of great vintage stuff that I haven't worn in a long time (did you know I featured it on a series many years ago? Check it out here), and I would love to put a fun outfit together.

I enjoyed today's outfit - I liked all the reds/oranges and got a bunch of compliments on the brightness of it (the above picture is pretty accurate). Only 2 of the reds actually match: the shoes and the red of the blouse.
This is my lovely pocketsy wool dress, last seen here a couple of weeks ago in January with yesterday's blouse.
My paramecium blouse strikes again! I last wore it in October 2013 here with my burgundy wool sweater dress.

The stuff:
Every time I look for shoes to get rid of, my eyes alight on these. But every time I wear them, I'm reminded how much I like 'em. They were last worn here in November 2013 with crazy tights.

Big bling:
My gold belt is vintage 60s. Whenever I wear it, I kick my 17-year-old self for taking the swag chains and chain tassels off it! It was so magnificent!

Dress (The Limited, thrifted), blouse (Liz Claiborne), shoes (Hilary Radley, thrifted), belt (vintage 60s, Mom's), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), silver spinner ring (consignment), gold earrings (gift from L).

Check back on Sunday or Monday for tomorrow's outfit (hint: leather and leopard), the VFF gala outfit (no hints! Which theme do you think I'll do?), and my Saturday brunch/thrift shopping outfit and haul. It's a long weekend here in BC (Family Day), so have a good one if you're off. If not, sorry, sucks to be you, hee hee.


  1. I looove these raavishing reds. Really. So, leopard and leather I'm doubtful you'll do a Breakfasts at Tiffany's. I thinking Be-In. No matter - you'll be smashing in whatever you choose. I loved the vintage retrospective link. That vest, swoonable. Nine bucks at VV? Clearly that was a few years ago; they'd probably charge $30 for it today. But then again, we've all appreciated in value since then. No need to tell you to have fun...!

  2. You look fabulous in red. Ready for a red carpet entrance....I vote leopard.

  3. Such a stunning monochrome outfit! :)

    Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the movie and parties! :)

  4. You definitely captured the '60s mod spirit. Great look. And I admire how you find so many cool events to attend.

  5. i really like the blouse!! Have a great weekend, Shelia!

  6. I love all the red. Ooooh the gala sounds fun - I'm guessing you will do the Warhol theme. Can't wait to see photos!

  7. Love that dress, and the festival of reds! Have a great weekend, Sheila! xxx

  8. Thought I'd check in and get perked up by your amazing style. You never let me down. I love all these reds together, and those are killah shoes, girl!

  9. I love reds and oranges, you look super 60's fabaroo!
    I look forward to seeing what you frock up in for this gala...what FUN!

  10. You are looking rather Mod-tastic!! I love all of the reds! I can't wait to see your gala outfits!!

  11. This is a gorgeous outfit, and of course in the BEST colour! I love the shape of the dress, very mod. The party themes sound like so much fun - I would have loved to been able to go just to be able to put together an outfit. I've dressed as both Edie Sedgwick and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys on Halloween, so I could do either the Warhol Factory or Breakfast At Tiffanys, no problem! Looking forward to seeing what you decided to wear.

  12. Gosh you make me thing how much we suck, we have no themed nothing ! Can you imagine a 60's themed party… oh lala! you lucky gal. I like what you are wearing, the colours are deep and they remind me of the Spy who Shagged me.


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