Sunday, October 5, 2014

Busy Weekend: Fringe Green, Ribbon Red, Mod Flowers, Early Birthday and Couch Cat

Woo, what a crazy weekend! Where does the time go? L's mom is in town, so we've spent some time with her and my mom as well. 

But first: Friday!
Work has been rather nutty lately. I'm hoping for a battery re-charge soon! October is usually a good month for that for me.

Linking up to "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - get yourself over there!

First wearing of my new-to-me sweater, purchased here (way down) in September for $16.00.
It's by Coldwater Creek - I like the nice neckline and the fringe on the sleeves.

My skirt is a year-round item, but gets worn more in the cooler months. I last wore it here (2nd outfit) in June.
Note the awesome heels on my boots.

We still haven't gotten much cold weather, so all I needed in the morning was a thin wool scarf and my long brown leather gloves.
I'm checking a bunch of trends here: midi-length skirt, boots, green and fringe.

The stuff:
L and I went out for dinner after work, having a little early birthday celebration for me. My actual birthday is on Wednesday, but we have other plans and won't be able to celebrate it just the two of us.

The light was waning by the time we got home, so I blew the contrast out on these pictures so that you can see the wonderful embossed pattern on the boots.
Yeah, I know. To die for, aren't they? I last wore them here in March with vintage yellow.

Simple bling.
My two-sided green obi: silk on one side, cotton on the other. Doing the one-earring trend again.

Sweater (Coldwater Creek, thrifted), skirt (OptionElle, consignment), boots (Babycakes Minis, Fluevog), obi (thrifted), earrings (both local), Fulvia Ring (Wendy Brandes). 

I busted my coworkers on Friday morning, who were balloon-bombing my desk:
Voila! I had to pop most of them so that i could actually work. What a lovely thing to do! Thank you so much to Eryn, Emily and Nicole.

This is something I do to most of my colleagues:
"My eyes, watching you!"
I see all. 

L gave me his presents when we got home from dinner:
The final Rachel Morgan book, a $200 gift certificate to She She Shoes (woo!), and a giant anatomical heart necklace.

Check that out:

The back says "Defy." Don't mind if I do.
I love the heft of it.

It's a locket!
Aw, L knows me so well - it's my boyfriends, Hugh Jackman an Vin Diesel. Hee hee!

We had probably our last game of Ultimate on Saturday morning. I have fewer loose dresses for wearing to the field, so have to go with separates.
It started out a bit rainy, but ended up a really nice day - definitely a good day for Ulty, weather-wise. We had a really hard game - a lot of running.

A simple thin red sweater (last seen here in June with the same necklace) works over my sports bra.
My ribbon skirt is a favourite. It has wonderful swoosh.
I dig an uneven hem. I last wore this here almost exactly a year ago, in October 2013 for my birthday week.

The stuff:
My black riding boots have gotten a good couple of years of hard wear (I wear them a lot in the cold weather), as they are great walking boots. I need to look for a replacement pair. I last wore them here in March, just before they were packed away.

Copper bling:
I love my vintage pieces.

Sweater (Talbots, thrifted), skirt (MNG, consignment), boots (Aldo, consignment), necklace/earrings (Renoir, vintage 60s). 

After brunch, we ran some errands, then L collected his mom from her hotel and we went out for dinner. I did a slight variation on my outfit.
The sweater had gotten a bit stinky from wearing it after the game in the morning, so I swapped it out for a red cami and this brown fitted jacket, last seen here in September. I also changed up my earrings and put on two of my copper cuffs.

Jacket (Elie Tahari by Arthur C. Levine, thrifted), earrings/cuff (Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J's), bracelet (vintage 60s).

Vizzini decided to perch on the caramel couch for a change.
"What? I can't change my routine?"
By the time we were back from dinner, he'd gone back to his usual spot on the blue couch.
"Yawn, I was sleeping fine before you got home."
I love how he must have all of his feet together.
"Officers have to be flexible."
His tail is in there somewhere too.
"Enough of your papparazzi!"
This morning, we went for brunch with L's mom and my mom. It's a lovely sunny day, so this is all I wore.
I love still having bare legs in October! Such a treat.

This is my second wear of this navy blue floral blouse, first worn here in August.
Pocketses, precious!
I am thrilled to have this lovely red wool jumper dress back. The mod shape really appeals to me. I last wore it here in March layered under an olive jacket.
We had a lovely brunch, and are now doing chores again. The goal: a chilling evening.

The stuff:
I kept these bronze-y shoes out for fall/winter, even though they aren't really a tights shoe (they snagged my nylons a couple of weeks ago), but I kept them out because they work well in the "shoulder" months of October and March, when the weather is nicer and I have bare legs. I last wore them here in September with my other red dress.

Blouse (Liz Claiborne, thrifted), dress (The Limited, thrifted), shoes (Modern Vintage, thrifted), necklace (local, gift from L).

I hope you had a fun and sunny weekend!


  1. Your new fringe-y green sweater looks so cozy - and that color is fabulous for you. The heart locket is awesome! With your two sweethearts in it! (Sandy said he'd have to put two Benedict Cumberbatch's for me). Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, and for your support. xox

  2. I love the shape and silhouette of the first outfit. Very attractive.

  3. You're a lucky gal to have a guy who knows you well - what fabulous birthday gifts! The ribbon skirt is very cool, and I love the red dress with the blouse.

  4. Happy Early Birthday! These are all gorgeous outfits as usual but some of my favourite pieces are in here. LOVE your ribbon skirt too and that denim one is such a gorgeous shape. The BOOTS!Both pairs call to me. Your new-to-you sweater is great and the colour looks fantastic on you. I love green and sweaters and fringe so three for three there!
    Cool birthday gifts! Your L is a keeper.

  5. Looking great in red, Sheila, it's a fab colour on you. Boots and sweaters, yes, it's that season here too...
    Lovely gifts from L, happy nearly birthday to you! xxx

  6. I am in love with the green sweater!! So pretty, such a great color on you! And I'm in love with your kitty, but you already knew that :) Happy almost birthday!!

  7. Happy early birthday wishes to you, Sheila! Your dear husband is an amazing gift giver! Consistently!

    And, just have to say, those embossed Fluevog boots are gorgeous!

    I hope you are celebrated by those near and dear to you all week.

  8. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! I love that locket - so cool. I didn't realize that this Rachel Morgan book was the last. That makes me so sad! Hopefully she'll start a new series that is equally as great. I love your floral blouse and your boots. A pair like that with the little buttons up the side have been on my wish list for ages. Maybe for my birthday!

  9. You get an extra birthday present - You won the draw for the Women in Clothes book! I couldn't find your email address so I had to notify you this way. Please send me an email with your mailing address and I'll send it off to you!


  10. Hope you have a very happy birthday tomorrow! You got some great gifts already, and so fun that your colleagues decorated your desk for you! :)

    Really like the layering of the red dress with the floral blouse - such a simple yet stunning outfit.

  11. Lookin' good, Sheila! Happy Birthday tomorrow. What lovely gifts from from your true love. And popping balloons at work - ha! Great way to celebrate. I hope you enjoy tomorrow.

  12. Oh friend.. a birthday :) !! Yay! I certainly hope many good things come your way …
    and i love like the cool fringe on the new green sweater and ho you wore green on green here.
    Also the red on red - I am a wimp when it comes to putting two of the same colors together i feel they have to be identical to look right.

  13. lovely green outfit, and Absolutely Fabulous Boots!!, they're awesome!!
    and also love your red outfit, so cool and comfy, love your skirt shape and textures! and the copper bling!!
    Such a cute red pinafore, particularly cute 'cause it has pockets!!
    And that Heart pendant is amazing!!


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