Friday, September 23, 2016

Camo Pants With Blue

Thank the gods that it's the weekend. I really, really, REALLY needed it. 
I pooh-pooh your Casual Friday, corporation! I wear camo pants with abandon!

  • Sweater - J. Crew, thrifted; purchased here for $14.95
  • Pants - Gap, consignment; first worn here in August with orange and bronze
  • Sandals - Dr. Scholl's, consignment; last seen here earlier this month with a whale
  • Jacket (below) - Danier Leather, consignment 

I plan 99% of my outfits the night before, and many of them the Sunday before the start of my week. I really wanted to wear my camo pants again (BECAUSE CAMO PANTS), and I also hadn't worn this new-to-me J. Crew merino wool thin sweater yet.
Isn't that the most glorious shade of blue? It was fabulous to wear too - not too tight (I like the tightness of the sleeves - makes my arms look skinny and holds in my flappy "buh-byes"), not too loose, a good V-neck and the high-low hemline looks great without completely disappearing my waist.

Here's my outerwear today, one of my many leather jackets. Most of them are by Danier Leather, purchased new or on consignment - sad that Danier is now no more. It was a Canadian company, and made many of their things in Canada still. Can't compete with those fast-fashion stores.
I went with purple to a) go with my hair and b) because it didn't overwhelm the camo pants and c) it didn't fight with the blue of the sweater. It was chilly and threatening to rain today, so Leather Weather. You know it.

The stuff:
Last wear of the summer from these fabulous chunk sandals. I am ashamed to say that my "pedicure" on my toes was really half-assed, as in it's the same one I've been wearing for a month. You couldn't tell (I tell myself). Probably the last exposure of the toes till spring, unless party shoes are called for. I always strip all the polish off my toes for tights weather to give my nails a break. Do you guys do that too?

Mixed metal bling:
I had planned to wear my mixed metal chain necklace with this, but I didn't like how it went with the neckline and the length of it. So...out it goes. One of my friends will like it, I'm sure.

  • Cuff - gift from Karen
  • Earrings - local
  • Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop

I have a challenging weekend ahead: I'm getting the colour done on my tattoo! Which is immediately followed by a 3-hour play with Mom, followed by dinner. I can do it. I can do it. I can do it.

Back on Sunday! Hope you all have a fun weekend!


  1. Oh Sheila what camo envy I've got! I tried on a pair of fabulous camo trousers last month when I was in TK Maxx and found the perfect pair - only they were a size 9 and I need an 8. The sales assistant searched the whole store and they didn't have any. Am devasted as they would have been my ideal downtime trousers. Hey ho, my lovely, you look wonderful in yours. The pop of blue is very clever and turns them into acceptable workwear on a dressing down Friday. I'm starting a 5 day yoga refresher course today so my toenails are all a sparkle but after that I'll be giving mine a breather too. Have a great weekend x

    1. Aw, we could have been camo twins, Anna! I hope you find your "meant to be" pair! Good job on the toes, m'dear!

  2. I have mentioned before how much I enjoy adding an occasional camo print!!!

  3. Pretty sandals. I wear polish on my toes year 'round even though nobody ever sees it because it has huge symbolic importance to me.

    1. Of course, it would be one of those girl things to treasure. :) May you never get tired of it!

  4. I like the camo and blue together! :) I tend to ignore the polish on my toes over winter - but definitely do start painting them again in spring! :)

    1. Thanks, Mica! Glad I'm not alone in the polishlessness.

  5. I love that outfit, Sheila, especially the leather jakcet, and I'm quite tickled by the fact that you plan your outfits the evening before, or even one week ahead on a Sunday. I am doing the same! Which doesn't mean it's all set in stone ... xxx

    1. Thank you so much, Princess! No, it's not set in stone, but it sure takes that issue out of the way, and I feel like I can be so much more creative when I plan. I hope it's working for you!

  6. Wow, that's an ambitious schedule right after your session! I hope it went well and that you hung strong after the fact. Please share photos!

  7. Cool and chic... Hope you're still having a great weekend, Sheila. xx

  8. These look fab Sheila - I confess I am a bit afraid of the camo print. I think I own a scarf and a belt and with that i usually feel already a bit compromised.

    1. I was afraid of it for a long time - I'm so glad I tried them. Thanks, sweetie!


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