I hope everyone's having a fun weekend - mine's been a lovely mix of social and not-so-social, gearing up for a busy week (and weekend ahead).
- Jacket - Boom Boom Denim, thrifted; first worn here in April 2015 with flared plaid
- Sweater - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last seen here in January for de-treeing
- Skirt - Maeve for Anthropologie, thrifted; first worn here in November 2015 with coppers
- Shoes - Sopranos Angelina, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) earlier this month for Christmas with my family
This is my outfit for both Anne's "52 Pick-me-up" at Spygirl (I'm sure one of my blues in this outfit is ink blue), and my extremely visible entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go check both these ladies out!
I rolled the cuffs up on the sleeves of the jacket this time and much preferred them that way. I had a lot of work to do, so I needed cuffs up and ready to get down to business.
- Necklace - Banana Republic, consignment
Vizzini didn't want me to go to work that morning.
|"Stay home with me!"|
L and I chilled on Friday night and played boardgames until we got sleepy. Saturday morning was our usual brunch.
- Dress - Olsen, consignment; first worn here in December 2015 with spotted shoes
- Shoes - Kenneth Cole Reaction, thrifted; last worn here earlier this month for brunch out
I liked the matchy belt.
Most of the time I had my leather jacket on.
Vizzini hates when we go out.
|"Come rub my tum!"|
He gets very needy when we are out - he's very demanding.
I did have a good shopping day, despite my sore feet. My first stop was the St. Vincent de Paul, where I found this lovely t-shirt fabric dress.
Plus, a good price!
I spent a good 90 minutes in the WIN (Women in Need) Warehouse store, having a really good look at everything. I had seen these shoes last time I was in, and tried them on.
They were only $16.95, and are barely worn.
I always check out the belt section. I am a sucker for a nice leather belt.
This was only $3.00.
I might have gasped out loud when I saw this black and white polka dot blouse.
It's made in Canada by Le Chateau, and was only $12.95.
I'm always on the lookout for washable woven tops for layering and hot-weather pieces.
It was made in Canada by Orchid.
I hemmed and hawed about this sweater, but the rich amber colour and the awesome sleeves won me over. The sleeves have open knit-work that show one's arms all the way down.
This sweater's "giraffe"-inspired pattern appealed to me.
It's by Rino Rossi, a Canadian knitwear designer for the past 30 years.
I have been on the lookout for a proper denim-ish pencil skirt forever! I've bought several of them over the years, and none have been quite right.
I also like the snap detailing on the back and the big industrial zipper down the full back of it.
You know I can't resist anything leather, so this purple suede shift dress was a gimme.
|"Lick lick lick."|
|"What? I'm keeping an eye on you while I bathe."|
The dress! Yes, it was only $24.95!
From the WIN store, I strolled over to Flavour Upstairs and had a good browse. I scored with this 100% cashmere Lord & Taylor sweater.
Regular readers will have noted that I've been on a pants thing lately. From only a couple of pairs of trousers, I'm up to almost a dozen pairs of pants! This is unprecedented in my wardrobe - easily the most pants I've ever owned.
For $12.99, this Topshop pair is mine.
I deliberated for a while over this skirt.
I spotted this crazy tie in the menswear section.
It says "Has a love letter won your heart".
I also found this hinged cuff in a basket of trinkets.
Even nicer, is finding a stamp inside!
I'll leave you with this picture of Vizzini helping me as I hang and photograph all my new finds.
|"Nom nom, clothing tags are tasty."|
After my day of shopping, I had a long nap then got ready for a friend's surprise 30th birthday party. She loves country music, so both L and I went cowboy (I forgot to take pictures of L, but he was a very cool cowboy rockstar).
this top/skirt combo worn in December 2014.
- Shirt - Dept., consignment; last seen here in December 2015 with fringe-o-rama
- Skirt - Quilaree, consignment; last seen here a few weeks ago with my pearl tie
- Fluffy underskirt - H&M; I don't track it
- Boots - Adrian Agnes, Fluevog; last worn here in November 2015 with this same skirt
Of course, I had to wear my uber-fringed coat with this!
- Belt - thrifted
- Earrings - thrifted
- Turquoise ring - local
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!
Fit and flare is the IT on you - those pieces are made for each other. Great shopping too - love a giraffe print and a refined denim skirt. Go Team Orange, xoxReplyDelete
*fainting* Phew! I think I overdosed from all the shopping loveliness! Great stuff. The polka-dot blouse is terrific. I love how you flare the boots. So much adventure and fun.ReplyDelete
I love that first outfit Sheila! The colours are incredible and the silhouette is stunning - I can see why it got so many compliments.ReplyDelete
You had such good luck thrifting too, looking forward to seeing how you wear that suede dress :)
Those first two outfits are soooo flattering and I love the flare !ReplyDelete
That red dress fits you so well and with the animal print it only gets better.
Oh and the houndstooth trousers (insert happy dance here) I want to see you wear those so I can get inspired and wear mine again, they've been a little neglected.
Whew! That's some thrift haul! Hahaha! The cashmere sweater is divine, the blue is so blue, yes. Well, and your fit/flare opening, no wonder people raved. It's arresting. I have a really REALLY hard time finding patterned or colourful pants on thrift so I can appreciate when you stumble across something like those Topshops.ReplyDelete
That red turtleneck sweater dress: could it get any better? If only I had a fraction of your thrift/consignment karma, lady!ReplyDelete
Fit and flare has been my MO for a long time; currently I am trying to switch to wearing more jeans and trousers. I am trying to find a new style story in a few ways--growing out my super short hair into a chin length bob is another of my projects. BUT--I find when I revert to a fit and flare skirt outfit, that is when I get the most comments on my outfit. I have been wondering if people like this very feminine look in general, or more specifically, on me? Is it what they are used to, and feel comfortable seeing me in? Is it because of my slightly pear shaped/long-torso/hourglass figure that is perhaps more conventionally flattered in a fit and flare shape? Is it because it is more conventionally feminine, and therefore makes me less powerful in a way? Part of the reason I am NOT wearing this silhouette is that my position at work is more of a leadership position now, and sleeker clothes in darker colors feels more reflective of the seriousness I am trying to feel and to project. I am feeling the need for lots of grey and black. . .ReplyDelete
Anyway, thanks for letting me voice all those questions. As always, I admire your completely amazing outfits and your ability to score such treasures when you shop!!!!!!
I really like all your outfits, but I adore the first one. So cool, so flattering.ReplyDelete
That first outfit Sheila - well it's hardly surprising that your co-workers raved - it's sensational. This fit and flare is the best shape for you by far. Much as you always look fab, showing off your small waist like this is perfect. I adore that orange flowered skirt, and request that I'm considered when it comes to time for it to be re-housed.ReplyDelete