Monday, April 3, 2017

Pink and Grey - Sparkle and Shine

Even if it doesn't quite feel like spring out, I'm firmly in a spring mindset now. I'm going to wear pink all week to celebrate. Capital idea, Sheila. 
The grey shiny ruffly (ruffles!) blouse gets to be the first new-to-me item worn this week.

  • Blouse - Jones New York, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $14.95
  • Skirt - Studio J, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in September 2016 with a last gasp summer
  • Shoes - Amalfi, thrifted; last worn here with corporate purple in February
  • Coat (below) - Danier, thrifted

I liked this blouse quite a lot - it fits nicely (I might have to put a pin at the boob apex), and it's actually a pretty good grey on me.
I adore this skirt - it has pockets! It's a summer-weight wool, and just feels like quality. And look at that colour. That's Pink with a capital P.

I'm trying to wear my nice scarves instead of my woolly scarves. This one's silk and is by Marc Rozier, and was thrifted 6 years ago for $6.50. For a flashback, here's the first time I wore it, in 2011, with a little black dress, for my very first "my own" WW meeting as a leader. I note that no one showed up, ha! My meetings are regularly over 50 people now.

The stuff;
I knew it would be a crazy day today, so shoes I don't have to worry about tripping in.

Sparkly bling:
I wore the necklace over the collar of the shirt. I like that look. All classy.

  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Earrings - local

I did my nails last night. This colour is another Rimmel, 10 Seconds Mirror, in Zing.
It's rubbing off the tips, and I've already got several dings in it, but I love this shiny colour. It's a really pretty pink.


  1. I really like pink and grey together, this is a nice outfit :) I like even more than you coordinated it so you have a pink nails for pink week! :)

    1. This nail polish is getting a beating. I need to reapply it already! Thanks, Mica!

  2. Love this look! Question for you - you usually wear a belt for your keys at work. What do you do when you don't wear a belt? I ask, because I am constantly misplacing my ID badge at the office...

    1. I hook my reel clip onto my waistband, belt loop or edge of a pocket. Sometimes I wear a lanyard but they tend to ruin my blouses and sweaters. I have a plastic coil (like what clerks in stores often carry) that I use when I don't have any other way to carry them around. Thanks, Erin!

  3. Yep, that shirt was a great purchase Sheila, it looks so good in the front and fits to well from the back too. All the darts are in place.

    1. It's a really nice quality piece - even the seams inside are all hidden and finished. Quality!

  4. Pink - an excellent celebration-of-spring colour. And your new ruffles look divine with this skirt.

  5. Loving that new ruffle shirt and wow doesn't it go well with your pink skirt? Great, great outfit girl x


    1. I'm having a ruffle overload lately, lots of flowing shapes are beckoning to me. Thank you!


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