Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Red, Double Leopard and More Flowers

My monthly loss-of-mojo is creeping in. I'm feeling grey, inward and small. 
Not to be confused with what's on the outside, which is bright, outward and large.

  • Sweater - Magaschoni, thrifted; last seen here in December 2015 with leather and a reverse mullet
  • Skirt - no label, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here for $5.00
  • Shoes - Hispanitas; last seen here earlier this month with plaid

It's my habit to be one thing on the inside and another on the outside. Many of us bloggers are very introverted in real life (having met several).
I'm happy that I decided to swap this sweater in during the last week of this capsule - it was cold today!

I loved this skirt, although not having a back slit made for small-ish steps when walking. No honkin' big strides like I am normally wont to do.
Of course, I spilled something on it (I am constantly dealing with pots of coffee, dumping out coffee mugs, wiping up spills), and I took the risk and handwashed it in cold water, despite the warnings on the skirt to dry clean it. I can't justify dry cleaning a $5.00 skirt. So, right now it's wrapped up flat in a towel, and rolled to get the water out. Fingers crossed.

The stuff:
It's not good that I only wore these one other time this month! I need to get more wears from such fabulous shoes. One of our clients today practically squealed when she saw me: "You've got double leopard!" Hee, that made my day.

Deco bling:
I like creating sets from my jewelry. It satisfies the organizational freak that lives inside me.

  • Cuff - POLY, thrifted
  • Ring - POLY, vintage fair
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop
  • Earrings - thrifted

I have more pictures from Crafternoon! Caro's dear son Rowyn took these with Karen's camera - pretty good for a 10-ish year old!
And that's not even all of the flowers.

I can never resist acting silly.
"I feel a Hat Attack coming on."
 Caro with a lovely flower.
We had a few pieces of patterned tissue which really made a fun variation.

One black-and-white of dear Cat.
Just gorgeous...and I ain't talkin' about the flowers.

This just makes me happy, looking at all the colour. Thank you to Cat for the next two pictures.
I'd better wear some colour tomorrow. Maybe that will brighten my spirits.

Inward, outward, upward.
And onward.


  1. You look very classy and elegant in your double leopard and red. I absolutely love those shoes and yes wear them more often...Hope you start feel as bright on the inside as you do on the outside.



    1. Thank you, Veronica! Yes, I will wear those shoes more, and hope my mojo is back soon.

  2. Oh I love that colorful picture of you with the bright paper flower "hat" !!!! It should be you profile pic.

    1. Ha, while tempting, I think I will not have the "crazy lady with a flower for a hat" picture as my profile!

  3. Hope you can recharge and feel better soon. You definitely look confident, happy and stylish :)

    I'm introvert too - I think being able to share things without the stressful interactions that can be meeting people face to face is one of the best things about blogging. And part of the reason why it took a while before I shared my face on the blog.

    1. Thank you, Mica. I do so much interaction socially for work (and with friends) - I look forward to blogging as a way to feel social without having to deal with actual people. I don't remember you not showing your face - I did not know that!

  4. I love this top and skirt combo!! Thats definately the look of a diva :) LOL and I have made the exact same pink and yellow flower.. its just the same.. love it.. they are so gorgeous and easy to make. Crafternoon sounds so fun!!

    1. Jodi, no way! It must have been a trendy art project back when we were kids!

  5. I so understand that contrast from between inner and outer self Sheila. The show must go on attitude perhaps? I certainly never like letting the side down, and am driven to be my own teamleader, cheerleader, clown and star in the course of my life too. You look splendid as ever, despite your inner-blahs. Double leopard is indeed cool, and I also love your need to make up sets of jewellery - I get that too x

    1. Yes, I'm often running on attitude and will power, Anna! I'm very much a people-pleaser, but I forget to look after myself.

      Thank you. Ha, good to know I'm not the only "set maker".

  6. Interesting to contemplate the introvert/extrovert thing....
    My current internal state DEFINITELY is driving my external appearance lately. (I don't think that's a good thing, but my energies are taken up elsewhere. I'm not sure how soon that will change.) Meanwhile, dear Sheila, you continue to look fabulous!

    1. Hey, Rebecca, so nice to see you! If I dressed how I felt, my outside would be a little odd - some days I want to be very off-putting, not deal with people, but I have to be seen as approachable and warm (for my job, which is 95% of my outfits). Some day...

  7. I hear you, the end of the month can often take a toil on even the best and most peppy of us. Fingers crossed that your mojo returns again as we ease into May.

    Those blooms are breathtaking. Wow, wow and wow again!

    Tons of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  8. I'm just catching up a bit. Oh yeah, I had a big spell of blerg. Then one day, pfft, it lifted. I am behind here so I hope yours has lifted too. At least we can dress how we WANT/HOPE to feel and it helps, at least for me. Thank goodness, though, I don't have any clothes made of mud. Those flowers make me smile every time.

    1. Yes, blerg spells. That should be a thing. If Restless Leg Syndrome is a thing then Blerg Spells (aka BS) should also be a thing.

      The flowers are awesome. I can't wait to see them at the party.


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