Sunday, January 17, 2016

Weekend Wrap-Up: Origamically Friday and Saturday Brunch/Winesday

What a wonderfully pleasant weekend! No major obligations, chores or duties to perform. 
Weekend hair! 
Time to relax! This is Friday's outfit and my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style.

  • Shirt - Cartise, consignment; purchased here in December 2015 for $24.00
  • Tux trousers - handmade, thrifted; last seen here in September 2015 with chartreuse lace
  • Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last worn here in December 2015 with Versace mom jeans

The shirt got a lot of reactions at work - nearly everyone who saw me commented on it. It really does look like folded bits of paper up close - origami! So much work went into making this - every piece of it that was sewn together would have had to have the strips of white fabric painstakingly sewn down, folded, sewn down, folded, change direction, sewn down. Tedious and expensive. This shirt felt expensive to wear.
I did wear a black cami under it as the black backing is sheer.

When I see these satin tux pants hanging in my closet, I often think I'll get rid of them, but they always stay. Black pants are a classic (especially in satin), and these lend themselves well to cropping. I tried tucking the hems up underneath in these pictures, but as you can see in the first pic, I ended up rolling them to make them stay cropped. I like that versatility.
In addition to the shirt, people also liked the trouser socks I'm wearing, another byproduct of cleaning out my tights drawer. Oh yeah, I forgot about these!

The stuff:
Simple black shoes for doing some walking. L and I went for dinner after work and walked to and from the pub.

Turquoise bling:
First wearing of my Christmas present from L, this gorgeous (and heavy!) turquoise necklace. I found out from my lapidary expert at work (Cameron, thank you) that it's made of Chinese turquoise, characterized by being heavier than American turquoise, having more black inclusions and with these beads, being infused with resin to allow it to take a high polish.

  • Necklace - gift from L, antique mall
  • Turquoise ring - local
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Earrings - Glee

You can compare the American turquoise in the ring above and see the difference in the two kinds. I love my necklace regardless, and enjoyed the weight of it all day.

L and I were both up early on Saturday for breakfast - a full day of football playoffs ahead of us!
Of course, nothing says a casual brunch like leather pants, I say.

  • Sweater - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here in December 2015 for a Christmas shopping trip
  • Pants - Gap, thrifted; last worn here in November 2015 with a boho blouse
  • Shoes - Down to Earth Hadfield, Fluevog; last seen here in December 2015 on the shopping trip where I bought the white shirt above

A casual sweater, nothing crazy.

Did someone say "crazy"? Yeah, those are leather pants. Winesday was last night and I wore this outfit into the wee hours.
I walked to and from Yvonne's house - leather is excellently weather-proof.

I'm so chill in leather.
A floral scarf would have worked nicely, in retrospect, and I did consider it, but meh, that's a lot of bother for a weekend.

The stuff:
My sweet floral shoes.

  • Cuff - Jezebel Charms, gift from L
  • Earrings - Glee

I made Yvonne a Zentangle tile as a thank-you for hosting Winesday.
The little R is a tribute to her sweetie.

Well, back to football! My beloved Panthers have upset the Seahawks, so much excitement.


  1. I love both your outfits! And those trouser socks were adorable. I have some fun ones, too, but I really like the artistry of yours.

    I saw your post in the Visible Monday linkup. Here's my Visible Monday post...

    Have a great week!


  2. The amazing Panthers! I always think of you when I watch them. Love that intricate blouse and the fun socks. xox


  3. That shirt is stunning on! I can only imagine how beautiful it felt to wear. It really is a work of art, no wonder it generated a lot of attention :)

  4. That blouse truly is a work of art. Quite stunning and perfect paired with those satin tux pants. I'm not surprised you got so many comments. And the tights - oh what a great finishing touch they are. And that beautiful necklace. I didn't know about Chinese turquoise - I love semi precious jewellery and that necklace is stunning being slightly darker.
    Then we have those leather pants in that gorgeous rich colour. Like a smooth shiny chestnut in Autumn.
    And that tile is so pretty!

  5. Those trouser socks!!! Wow, wow and wow again. I utterly adore the idea of concluding, so to speak, a great outfit with a stunning - and clearly visible - pair of boldly patterned socks like that. Thank you for the awesome styling inspiration, sweet lady.

    Big hugs & happy wishes for the coming week,
    ♥ Jessica

  6. I almost choked because I thought those tights were part of go-go boots! That would be a dream come to life. But oh well, Half Truth Veda's with tights are a pretty close second. Heh.
    The jacket is incredible and the turquoise piece is a great accent. There's something to be said for clothing that feels expensive.
    Great Zentangle! And glad you've been enjoying football madness!

  7. Oh Sheila how exquisite is that blouse, and oh how I want trouser socks like those! I used to have leather trousers and now I don't. I wonder what on earth I did with them?
    Anna's Island Style

  8. The "shredded paper" blouse was quite a hit I see...
    I really really like the red and burgundy look - Its amazing how I use to dislike this color combo and now I can't get enough of it. Same as red and pink.

  9. Ooh, that shirt is really interesting, I'd like a closer look at the structure and texture. And you always rock the leather pants! xxx


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