Friday, December 23, 2016

Sparkle On - Merry Everything!

Merry Everything! Unlike 90% of my office, I was at work today. What to do for the last day? 
Did someone say, "Sparkle"? Yes, that is the correct answer.

  • Dress - Max & Co.; last seen here (2nd outfit) in October (same purple tights/belt)
  • Boots - BCBG Max Azria; last worn here a couple of weeks ago with a pink tiger dress
  • Coat (below) - Samuel Dong, thrifted 

I dressed for practicality. I had a bunch of small shopping stops on the way home, so walking shoes were essential.

I figured it would be very quiet today - and it was. My awesome boss brought in two giant bottles of Baileys for our coffee, which made the morning zoom by. I don't think I've ever hugged so many of my coworkers. I shocked some of them (I am not a hugger), but after being at the company for nearly 6 years, I'm finally comfortable enough to hug.
There were many admirers of this shiny dress, of course. It's one of my favourites.

I noticed it was raining when I went outside for my stair picture, so I actually didn't wear that consignment purple beret with my wool fingerless gloves (Parkhurst) and my thrifted fur boa.

I wore this hat instead. It's by Liz Claiborne (thrifted).
Whoops, my communicator badge has spun around there!

The stuff:
Fab boots. I lugged four large bags of purchases home and have spent the afternoon baking a cake, dyeing my hair and then making myself dinner. L is out after work for drinks, but I'm savouring my down-time.

Space-age bling:
I had to wear my Star Trek badge, and then I had to do nebulae earrings and a swirling galaxy bracelet.

  • Belt - Plum
  • Star Trek Voyager badge - MoPop gift shop
  • Earrings - vintage fair
  • Cuff - Midzo, vintage fair

My awesome quartet of Vice Presidents spoiled me this year. Two bottles of single malt scotch! Wow! I had a drink with my boss before I left early (thanks, Boss!).
Dear friends, gentle readers...May whatever you celebrate be full of joy. Merry Everything!


  1. I was at work yesterday too, but it was worth it as now I have a week off! Love the sparkly dress! Merry Everything to you too, Sheila xxx

    1. I hope you enjoyed your week off, my dear! Merry Everything!

  2. You do look festive and sparkly and space accessories give it all that extra zing...

    Have a fabulous festive break and see you on the other side!


  3. Oh la la those are some fabulous scotches...I do not drink scotch but Mr. Hb does and he approves of those single malts! Happy Holidays!

    1. Yes, they are lovely, I was much impressed! Happy holidays, Leslie!

  4. Merry Everything back at you, Sheila, and L too! That's sure one hollidazzle dress. Baileys in your coffee is definitely a wonderful work perk as well. And a non-bundling coat, but a beauty just the same. The snow is gone from here at last - at least for now. Have a great break!!!

    1. Thanks, Melanie! Thank goodness we seem to have gotten past this snow trend!

  5. The dress is cute and the boots are sexy, so this is a clever combination, one that again only a fashionista would be brave enough to carry off Sheila.
    Wishing you a fab holiday!
    Anna x

  6. Merry happy! We're a Christmas and Hanukkah household, so this year has been a little hectic as the two holidays coincide.

    Thank you for bringing so many smiles to my year with your lovely posts and photos.

    1. Happy Christmas and Hanukkah, JS! Here's to another year!

  7. Perfect outfit for the last day before your holiday and the end of sparkle season! It sounds like you have really nice coworkers. I had forgotten you had that badge, I was confused thinking it was a star trek one at the start and just waiting to scroll down and see where it was from, ha!

    Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas.

    1. Thanks so much, Mica! I have lovely coworkers, who spoil me. :) I hope you're enjoying your hols downunder!

  8. Shine on Sheila!
    Love this dress and the attitude, too! The little bits are pretty too!
    Baileys in coffee for the morning meeting, now that is a great idea!
    Drinks afterwards, too, you are on to something,
    I am sure of it.
    But the dress is the thing, and the smiling beauty who is wearing it!
    Merry, happy and Cheers!
    xx, Elle

    1. Thank you, Elle! It's been lovely getting to know you this year! Happy Everything!

  9. Well look at you hugger, you certainly looked sparkly and beautiful.

    1. Hee, I was temporarily a hugger, yes. :) Thank you, Lorena!

  10. I wish my boss gave out Scotch at Christmas! I got some chocolate instead, and hugs from co-workers. That dress and teal coat are two of my favourites from your closet.

    1. It is a pretty nice gift! And it sure lasts longer than chocolate. Thanks, Shelley! They are favourites of mine as well.


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