Sunday, November 29, 2015

Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up: Picador, Plaid, Muppety, Green Glamour

Well, that was a fun long weekend! Even though it was US Thanksgiving, I am very thankful for taking that time off and relaxing with my friends and family (that would be L and Vizzini). 

More pictures below, but I'm leading with my glamour shot from last night's party. 
Linking up to Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style (go, go, go!) and to Anne's "52-Pick-Up" over at Spy Girl - the theme is "Gold, Abundance, Friendship". I think my necklace and my abundance of friends certainly qualifies me! Oh, and mustn't forget "Hat Attack!" at Judith's Style Crone (I so love your green fascinator, Judith!).

But let's not get ahead of ourselves, we have Thursday, Friday and Saturday to get to!

Here's Thursday!
Although I did spend most of Thursday watching NFL football (go, my undefeated Panthers!), I did have to work at my WW meeting that night.

  • Leather shirt - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here in October with D&G
  • Picador skirt - vintage 50s, handmade, thrifted; last seen here in July with orange
  • Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) a couple of weeks ago in a weekend outfit

I washed this leather shirt recently, and it's tightened up slightly. The more I wear it, the more it will stretch out and re-conform to my shape.
My gory bull-killing action skirt. Zoiks! Violence!

The stuff:
I walked home after the meeting and caught the last half of the final game.

  • Earrings - Tania Gleave
  • Ring - Oscar & Libby's

I also cracked open the wine, heh heh.

L and I spent most of Friday chilling out. I had booked a haircut for the afternoon, so I headed to town.
Easy, comfy pieces.

  • Jacket - Le Chateau, consignment; last seen here earlier this month with bright flowers
  • Sweater (underneath) - Ellen Tracy, swap; last worn here (5th outfit) for Saturday brunch
  • Skirt - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in August for a chill weekend
  • Boots - Babycakes Mini, Fluevog; last seen here in September with Victorian leather
  • Gloves/Scarf - Parkhurst

It's been crisp and sunny for the past several days, enough so that I don't have to wear a heavy coat.
"I like the woman's skirt."
I took my hairdresser a bag of funky clothes instead of a tip - I usually give her chocolates or a bottle of wine, but I had some fun pieces I thought she would like. And she did!

I was a few minutes early, so I quickly scouted out Flavour Upstairs for anything good. I may have gasped aloud when I saw this skirt. I snatched it off the rack like someone was going to tear it from my hands!

Behold, the Muppet Skirt!
I KNOW. It's bright pink mohair, tightly knit, and was $17.99. It weighs about 20 pounds!

It's by Joy Nilsson, an Australian designed from the late 60s/early 70s who stopped making clothing in early 1974. Check this out here - it's an article from The Age newspaper from Feb 28, 1974 noting that Ms. Nilsson had shut down for good.
So I know for sure that it's pre-1974! I washed the skirt right away (it was filthy along the hem and a big streak down one side), in the tub with a glob of shampoo (mohair wool is hair - it worked great!), then rolled it up in a towel to get the water out. It's nearly dry, and I can't wait to wear it!

On Saturday, L and I did our usual brunch.
Comfy clothes again, and lots of bright sunshine!

  • Sweater - Vero Moda, thrifted; first seen here for a Casual Friday in September
  • Skirt - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here (4th outfit) for a limo adventure last March!
  • Boots - Marc; last seen here (2nd outfit) in September on a very red weekend

"I must investigate this mysterious skirt."
I'm looking at Vizzini here, who is a blur just out of frame.
Mister Underfoot likes to get some attention when I do my photos.

Outerwear! It was a good day for yellow leather.
The stuff:
Love those boots!

  • Studded cuff - homegrown vintage, 80s
  • Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
  • Earrings - 10th anniversary gift from L

I wore my hair up during the day, so that it would be easier to prop it up for the evening - party time!
My company's Christmas dinner and dance was last night. I've been saving this dress since June!

  • Dress - Joseph Ribkoff, vintage 90s; purchased here in June for $32.00
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last seen here in November with the bright flowered skirt
  • Coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted

I took this shot because I did my nails! I rarely bother with them - and I hate when they are long! - but I grew them out a bit, filed them and put on a coat of navy blue quick-dry polish. I removed it today and cut my nails - back to normal!

For my make-up, I did tones of gold, and big false eyelashes. The eyelashes got sticky later in the evening and I peeled them off. Gah! Artifice!

I was so comfy all night in this dress.
 That hem swirled and twirled! I danced and swooshed about, to the admiration of my coworkers.
Slinky! Yowza!

And you know I love showing off my ink.
I bundled up with my fluffy leopard coat, long wool gloves and a glittery purse.
The stupid Santa parade (yes, I was feeling rather grinchy) kept our cab from getting to the hotel venue, so I walked several blocks in my heels. Brrr!

Doesn't L look awesome?
He's wearing his newly-thrifted Tripp coat (the buttons are skulls and crossbones!), a vintage 70s ruffled shirt, a vintage satin cumberbund, Versace satin trousers, and pewter/black Fluevogs. So stylin'!

My little beaded purse.
I bought that from Plum about 5 years ago.

The stuff:
Such shiny shoes!

This is a gorgeous vintage necklace that I've had for about 15 years.
L bought it for me from a local antique shop (he says it was $285.00! Yikes! I had no idea!). It's from the 1930s (very Art Nouveau), and has no marks on it. It's really heavy, and all the beads are glass, I think (they aren't plastic). I should take the earrings in to a jeweler and have them properly converted to pierced - someone has obviously removed the clip-ons and put cheap hooks on them.

It's quite a statement piece, and I don't wear it very often, but isn't it gorgeous?
I really liked how it worked with the dress.

  • Fascinator - Roberta's Hats
  • Necklace/earrings - vintage 30s, gift from L
  • Green crystal ring - consignment
  • Amber crystal ring - late 90s

Vizzini spotted my feather fascinator and became obsessed with finding it.
"Hmmm...not feathers, but still possible edible."
He was watching very carefully as I photographed my stuff.
"Is that the feather thing? I want the feathers!"
I took this picture walking over the bridge to the hotel.
Such a lovely sunset!

One of my coworkers owns a photobooth set-up, so L and I did our pictures.
An early "Happy Holidays" to my friends and readers! Rock on!


  1. Wow! You look like a movie star in this green goddess gown! That vintage jewellery is spectacular as well.

    The green is so wonderful with your hair and glasses. I'm sure you were the best dressed attending.


  2. Oh you two together - so fabulous! You each found the perfect mate, yeah? And your picador skirt is too wonderful. Thanks for linking up, xox


  3. Your pink skirt has left pink spots on my eyeballs - most awesome skirt! And the heavier the better. Stellar find. And you and L are the most styling couple at the ball. Heads must have been spinning all night to gawk and be amazed - in the best possible way. Stunning! Hats off to L for his orange pants. Ooo-ee.

  4. Wonderful! Your goddess look is heavenly! Thanks for linking.

  5. I can't wait to see how you wear that pink skirt - what a wonderful statement piece! Great that you could clean it so easily too :)

    Your part outfit is the best - the green and gold work wonderfully together and that necklace is a beauty. L picked well!

  6. Sheila what an exciting post this is. So many fabulous creations to comment on. I love, love, love the pink mohair skirt and would be swanning about it that all winter if I could. Such a lot of gorgeous leather pieces too, particularly the yellow jacket. Oh and those embossed leather boots, aren't they amazing too! But, yes the icing on the cake is your green satin gown - I have a gold one similar, but the green is outrageous especially against your hair colour. The necklace is in close competition to taking the prize too, but gown is the winner! Wonderful post. And hey, you guys looks so cute together xxx
    Anna's Island Style

  7. Stunning dress, you're like a green goddess!! x

  8. DANG! You and L. are such GLAMOUR PUSSES!

  9. A weekend of midis and maxis, all gorgeous, but the showstopper is definitely the emerald evening dress. It has a real old Hollywood glamour about it - you look amazing! Beautiful jewellery too. xxx

  10. You must have been the belle of the ball with that green gown (and, yes, it went so well with all that artsy ink). My favorite, though, was that vintage picador skirt. A real stunner!

  11. totally rockin' the style and energy SnL! love seeing these!!!!! xxooCaro

  12. You two had to be the Glam-ist of the Glam at that party! Both of your outfits were fabulous. I really like when you wear your hair up - you should do "the Swoop" more often. Now that I no longer have mine, I will have to live vicariously through yours :)

    All the outfits you put in this post are great, and the hot pink fuzzy skirt is not just a statement piece, it's a whole damn book. Can't wait to see how you style it.

  13. Mom and I vote for the bull fighting skirt as our favorite.

    Popped by from Visible Monday.

    Come join my Countdown to Christmas blog hop!

  14. I lov eit all, ahhhhhh how to chose?

  15. Every ensemble that you wear in this post is incredible. But your holiday outfit is total glamour and I enjoyed every piece that you chose to weave your magic. Thank you so much for sharing your fascinator from Roberta's Hats with Hat Attack!

  16. Woman... you have some awefully good stuff. It is wow with every outfit you show. And of course completely wow with the emerald dress.
    And how nice to have a man who likes clothes as well (my husband used to like them too.... used to..). L looked very good.


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