Thursday, October 27, 2016

Entranced by Velvet Pants, a New Entrance, and My Spooky Desk

Okay, one more day of work and then weekend! We have a very busy weekend planned, so I'll be back on Sunday with my usual bigass post. 
I saved this outfit for a while - I wanted to wear it to my WW meeting tonight, but I also wanted to make sure that these non-stretchy velvet pants would fit. They do now. It took a couple of weeks, after my birthday party!

  • Blouse - Levante, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in December 2015 under a crocheted dress
  • Trousers - Tan Jay, vintage 70s, thrifted; purchased here for $8.95
  • Shoes - Amalfi, thrifted; purchased here for $10.00
  • Jacket (below) - I.N. Studio, thrifted

Oh, hell, yes. I have much love for these high-waisted beauties! I adore the wide leg (fitted from the waist to the top of the thigh), the thickness of the cotton/rayon velvet (very, very thick), and just the overall vibe of them. Yes!
Pair 'em with this ginormous puffy 80s silk blouse with the giganticular bow? Oh, gosh, yes.

Feelin' it.
I buttoned the coat up under the giant neck-bow for dramatic effect. The hat is vintage, the gloves are Danier Leather (studded for extra badassery).

The stuff:
First wearing of these gorgeous Amalfi t-straps. They were wonderful, even on a long day like today.

Simple bling:
With a Major Blouse and Statement Trousers, you just belt it, and don't do much else.

  • Belt - Mimi Di N, thrifted
  • Earrings - Glee
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes

My fabulous Winesday women bought me a gift certificate for Fleuvog, so I finally bit and bought these online (I had tried them on in Vancouver back in March, here).
Well, hello, there. Let me introduce you to the Room 502 Entrance.

Stunningly purple. I feel like Prince when I wear these!
They look quite blue on the website - my lighting is bad, but they are somewhere in in the middle. A bluey-purple.

"Make a Fitting Entrance."
"Stand in the Liberty." I don't know what that means, but sure. These are $269.00 on the site (here, linking 'cause I love), but I had discounts so ended up paying $165.00. Thank you, to my wonderful women. I hope to do these shoes justice. 

And just for fun, here's my desk at work, all decorated for Hallowe'en. I've whited-out my work name/logo and such. 

Most of this stuff is mine, from various Hallowe'en, my old job (I worked at a year-round Christmas store for 11 years in my late teens/20s), and just picked up here and there.
The tombstones are styrofoam. The candelabra and the "gate" are both cast iron and weigh a ton. I kid you not, the gate weighs about 15-20 pound, easy. The black skull was from Mom and Dad from Mexico sometime in the 90s - it broke in their luggage, but I glued it back together.
All the little black spiders, rats and bats are paper - I bought them at the dollar store years ago, and reuse them every year.
The big spider web is black glitter on metal. It's bendy.

We have two of these dumb skeletons - they're both office decorations/not mine.
The bloody handprints are mine. Heh.

Dear Simona bought me this jar of flowers yesterday "just because". I love of course I stuck a plastic bug in them. The Lock, Shock and Barrel figure in the bathtub on the right is from "The Nightmare Before Christmas," one of my favourite movies. It moves and rocks along - it was a gift from my former boss.
The skull with the glass eyes is actually L's, and I forget where the little white skull came from. The item on the right is a black glitter bendy tree (same as the web), with a strand of plastic pumpkins and some mini Hallowe'en ornaments.

I don't put out any candy until Hallowe'en! These two rubber spiders guard the treat bag, which is currently full of plastic eyeballs. Only the eyeballs are mine.
The spider on the left is Squeaky (because he squeaks). I like to squeak him at people.

I'll be dressing up on Monday - will you be in costume??

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Ooh, Sheila, those $10 t-strap shoes! The velvet pants!! I swoon.

    1. I know, such a score on the shoes, eh, Sherry? I swoon over any kind of velvet.

  2. Sheila - I think this is a perfect outfit especially with the outerwear; elegant and classy. The trousers are fabulous; I do love velvet trousers and I love those t strap shoes.

    What a wonderful Halloween collection you have - I am amazed by it.

    The purple fluevogs are magnificent!

    Have a great weekend


    1. Thank you so much, Veronica! I really loved this outfit. Hallowe'en is awesome and I enjoy getting into it. I have the purple 'Vogs on today!

      Happy weekend to you, m'dear.

  3. Oh I'm looking forward to your Halloween costume post - you always have such well thought out ones! :) Your desk and workplace look perfect for the occasion too! We just don't get that into Halloween here :(

    I really like yoru outfit too - those pants are great on you. I've seen a lot of velvet arou

    1. I'm so excited about my costume! Thanks - everyone here at work is having fun with my desk.

  4. sorry my computer sent before I was done! I was saying I'd seen a lot of velvet around lately then it posted, ha! I'm just thinking it's going to be big for next year here, when it gets to autumn/winter.

    1. No worries! Yes, velvets are huge for fall - that very elaborate Victorian/Baroque look is big. I think you should start thrifting for it now, Mica!

  5. I absolutely love your desk Halloween decor ! and velvet pants sound like a luxury I should indulge in.
    I have several velvet blazers that I wonder if the cut would not make them look passè-

    1. Thanks, Lorena! You definitely need velvet pants. I think if you work the blazers you can totally do it - add some lace!

  6. The pants - swoon. The desk - double swoon. The Vogs - Triple swoon!

    Velvet and corduroy are no-nos with an orange cat D;

    1. I hope you are all right with all this swooning, my dear! The black cat does shed on the black velvet, but it's not too bad.

  7. The fit of those pants is perfect, you lovely lusciousness. I have a navy and a grey pair of velvet pants waiting in the wings, but fancy that neither will rival the fit of yours, meh! The new purple Fleuvogs are mighty fine and I would certainly wear them too. Big sigh, big dose of envy x

    1. Aw, thank you, Anna! I can't wait to see your velvet trousers. You will see the Fluevogs styled soon!

  8. Oh love this pussy bow blouse and that coat! I die. See you at VisMon, xo

  9. That's a very elegant outfit, Sheila. Love the velvet pants and pussy-bow blouse combo. Wow, and your desk! xxx

    1. Thank you! I really loved this outfit, so I'm glad it came across well in the pictures (they don't always). Hee, I love decorating my desk.


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