Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sparkling On - Penultimate Glitter and Shine

One more day and then holidays! Are you ready? I certainly am, well, at least mentally if not actually physically prepared. I have two days to wrap things - that's lots of time.
I saved my most glitter for the penultimate outfit before Christmas - I wanted to wow my WW group as tonight was the last meeting of the year. Yes, they were wowed!

  • Jacket - Aldo, thrifted; last worn here in August with red and white
  • Sweater - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last seen here way back in January with triple flares
  • Trousers - Tan Jay, vintage 80s, thrifted; first worn here in October with a red blouse
  • Shoes - Shellys London; last worn here (2nd outfit) in November with copper leather
  • Coat (below) - Vassali, consignment 

I'd planned to wear a completely different jacket (this one, which I have decided I don't like and it's gone), but I didn't like how it worked and so swapped it out at the last second this morning for this fabulous brocade SHINY jacket. There is no orange in the pattern (red, gold and pink), but I liked how it went.
The velvet pants were wonderful again, but I spilled some grape jelly on them and now they need to be cleaned - I like them too much to risk cleaning them myself (my usual thing), but they have acetate pockets so nope, gonna have to dry clean them.

You can't really see them in these pictures, but I wore sparkly little sockettes with the uber-sparkly shoes!
So much sparkle!

A long black velvet coat with wide-legged black velvet trousers? I smell a suit! I will have to do just the jacket and trousers as a "look". My lovely red vintage had, my Parkhurst wool fingerless gloves and my grey fur boa complete the look and keep me warm.

The stuff:
The shoes are so to die for, yes? By the end of my day, my feet hurt, though. These aren't everyday shoes. But they're awesome for the holiday season!

Gold bling:
I do love a statement necklace.

  • Necklace - D'Orlan, vintage, thrifted
  • Earrings - Weiss, vintage fair, thrifted, vintage 60s
  • Ring - consignment

I'll be around here and there over the holidays and will do one last work outfit post of the year tomorrow night. I have priorities right now.
"I may acquiesce to a cuddle if you ask nicely."
That would be lovely.


  1. Those shoes are amazing, as is all your blingy jewelry. The holidays are definitely the time to dress everything up with sparkles and glitter!
    The Artyologist

  2. Yes just about ready. And oh my those SHOES! They are FABULOUS. We all need shoes like this in our life.

    Allie of

  3. Am sitting pretty on Christmas eve, with presents packed and family all fed and watered. I totally love this brocade coat/jacket Sheila. And don't get me started about those adorable shoes - they look amazing, but those heels can be a killer when you're on your feet all day. Sparkle and shine is my latest blog title and your doing the same!
    Anna x

    1. That sounds so lovely, Anna! Thank you - I love the coat and shoes, so it's only right that they be deployed together.

  4. Glittery socks and heels never looked SO good together Sheila !
    I just picked up a pair of velvet trousers that I am looking forward to wearing.

    1. Ooh, wear them! I want to see what you do for styling. Thanks, Lorena!


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