Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Tell-Tale Heart - and a Ribbon Dress

Phew! Today ended up being much busier than I thought it would be! 
I'm off to my last WW meeting of the year - gotta get my gang through New Year's Eve!

  • Top - Jeanne Bekker, consignment; last seen here in November with houndstooth
  • Skirt - Dolce & Gabbana, thrifted; purchased here on Saturday for $6.00!
  • Boots - Aerosoles, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) a couple of weeks ago for brunch

I had to wear my new-to-me Dolce & Gabbana skirt - I crowed about my $6.00 thrifting score to everyone who would listen. Heh.
I liked this top again too. It's good for a statement necklace.

The stuff:
Comfy boots! After WW tonight, I'm headed down to the Garrick's Head Pub to meet up with L and some of my guys for drinks.

Poe bling:
I'm an Edgar Allan Poe fan, so I loosely made a "Tell-Tale Heart" theme with my accessories: the anatomical heart, the "intervals of horrible sanity" cuff and the clock hand earrings (for the ticking).

  • Cuff - Jezebel Charms, gift from L
  • Necklace - local, gift from L
  • Clock hands earring - Foxy
  • Earring - local

There was a line-up at the Subway, so I ducked into the crappy consignment store next to it. They had 50% off and I really liked the shape of this SHINY dress.
I might have to wear it tomorrow...

This was $15.00, and it's by Grifflin Paris.
Not deceiving myself in any way that this is a quality piece (it's certainly not made in Paris!) - the fabric is uber-stretchy, and only the skirt part is lined. I also gave the ginormous plastic black belt that it came with back to the store to re-sell it. But I like how it looks for now, and sometimes that is good enough, right?

One more day! I will be posting my New Year's Eve daytime outfit after work tomorrow, then Shoe Shine will be up on Friday. I'll be back with my bigass weekend wrap-up on Sunday, when I get sick of football, hee hee.


  1. Great Poe theme - the new D&G skirt does not disappoint on. Do they think we fall for that Paris label thing? (um, yeah, I do) No matter, it's a great-looking dress.

  2. I would be telling everyone about that skirt too - such a bargain find! :) Very pretty with the burgundy top also!

    Looking forward to seeing how you wear the shiny dress! Might not be a quality piece, but it is a fun piece which, as you said, is nice now and then :)

    Have a wonderful new year's Sheila!

  3. The skirt certainly was a great find - I'd be proud of that bargain too! Loving the boots and the jewellery - enjoy your NYE celebrations! xxx

  4. You never cease to amaze me with your brilliant style and your ability to accessorize. Happy New Year Sheila!

  5. Wow, Sheila -- the only thing that exceeds your style-talent is your shopping-ability. The skirt is amazing, and even more so at that price. You're my hero. Happy New Year!

  6. OMG THAT SKIRT!! love it. What a great find. And the dress is super fun. Sometimes not all pieces have to be the highest quality to get enjoyment out of it.

    I picked up this wacky geometric jacket with my brother at Christmas. $8 was probably a bit more than I'd usually pay for something like it, but I hated to put it back.

  7. PS if you need any help with your travel plans, let me know!!

  8. Those cuffs are just so fabulous - I will have to check out the website to see what they have. That shiny dress is a fun piece. I've been doing a lot of thrift shopping over the holidays and will post some of the stuff I've found soon.

  9. you've got a fabulous collection!! love particularly tour cuffs and your golden heart has stolen mine!

  10. I also love to brag about items that are great finds !
    You do have the best "eye" for good finds at the thrift shop.


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