Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Rock and Roller: Fringe and Leather

I like to make a habit out of wearing things that most people would find inappropriate for work. It's a challenge for me to see if I can get away with it. 
I adore this wonderful duster/coat thing. I even let one of my coworkers try it on and give it a twirl (it's very twirly).

  • Coat thing - Design Lab by Lord & Taylor; first worn here (3rd outfit) to see CR Avery in September
  • Blouse - Bordeaux, consignment; last worn here with lilacs in August
  • Leather Pants - Gap, thrifted; last seen here in August with denim and florals
  • Shoes - Poetic Licence; last worn here in January with black, blue and white

I really liked this mix of black, white and red.
My topper was the star, though. I don't think anyone even noticed I was wearing leather pants!

The stuff:
I think I preferred these shoes with pants versus the skirts I wore them with last year. They were lovely and comfy - and went so well with the topper!

Bold bling:
All of my outfits include a red and black poppy now for Remembrance Day (November 11th), as well.

  • Belt - gift from Ruth
  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Earrings - Tania Gleave

Just as I was about to leave this morning, I spotted Vizzini up on his dining room post.
"If you won't let me on the deck, I'll keep an eye on things from here."
Usually when I approach him, he chatters at me and hops down to the floor for tummy rubs. Not today.
"Do you mind? I'm on a stakeout."
Well, excuse me, buddy!


  1. Oh yeah, the duster is a schtar! But the leather pants are pretty fantastic too. I love when my cats do stakeouts -- intensity, they has it (they all live indoors).


  2. TELL me that it is not snow that I see through your window! TELL me that your co-workers MUST have commented/complimented on this fabulous outfit!

  3. I suspect that part of the reason you "get away" with wearing unusual clothes at work is because your co-workers have become accustomed to you stretching the envelope. "Oh, that's just Sheila," they might say when you show up in something that approaches the line. In this way, your past history and reputation actually expand the range of permissible outfits for you. (Candidly, I'm jealous!)

  4. Wow! I absolutely LOVE this outfit! I'm drooling....I need to copy this.
    Thanks for keeping me inspired and pushing me to step outside of the box!


  5. Susanjmb, that is NOT snow! That's white lichen on the maple trees - I also had to blow out the colour on the photos to see Vizzini's face. We never get snow here - if we do, you will know it, as I'll make a big deal of it!

  6. I love your coat thing. I would love to take a twirl in it. And I'll bet Vizzini loves the fringe.

  7. No reason why this outfit isn't work-appropriate that I can see - it didn't stop you doing your job, did it?! Love the leather trousers and the fabulous fringey jacket. xxx

  8. This is just an all-round awesome outfit - love the leather pants, fringey coat and glam booties. Like you, I push the envelope with regard to what is "work appropriate wear", and I think my co-workers have adopted the attitude of "Oh, that's just Shelley". It's fun, though, isn't it :)

  9. Such a cool, stylish outfit. You look like you could easily be the front woman for a fabulous rock band in this chic fringe and leather ensemble.

    ♥ Jessica

  10. Cool indeed !!! yeah twirl it Sheila !
    I wish I had a co worker like you that I could twirl with.


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