Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Jeans Week: Purple Velvet and Birds - and 2,500 Posts

This Jeans Week thing is weird. I don't feel like me in these outfits very much, and it's odd to be dressing so ultra-casual for a workday for me. I supposed that's why most people like Jeans Weeks! But for me, I'm really looking forward to putting a dress or skirt on again.
 Today, I'm showing off my super-stretchy purple velvet jeans. These are mostly "wear around the house" pants (I'm still wearing them now as I write this, only now they are covered in cat hair due to someone needing some cuddle time when I got home).

  • Blouse - Tory Burch, consignment; last worn here in September 2016 with pink and yellow
  • Jeans - DG2, thrifted; last seen here (4th outfit) with a rocker tee after a long, busy weekend this month
  • Shoes - Miista; last worn here in April (3rd outfit) for a stroll to town for groceries
  • Bomber jacket (below) - Lazy Susan's; last seen here (2nd outfit) to take Mom out for her birthday this month

 I love this blouse - it's a wonderfully soft silk. The jeans are super-comfy (better than yesterday's pants).
 There's just...nothing to this outfit. It bores me.

Outerwear. Still chilly in the mornings.
 I'm a fan of the bomber. Not boring!

The stuff:
The shoes got the most compliments of anything I wore. I love my "trout" shoes!

  • Earrings - don't remember, some time in the 90s

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So. There is a large NUMBER in the title of today's post, and round numbers are always nice. This marks my 2,500th post since I started blogging back in March 2008 (so long ago!). I am also less than 100 comments away from 30,000 comments (yes, you read that right), but many of those are mine, since I usually reply to all comments, so that's not so much of a milestone. Still, another nice round number.

So hurray, congrats to me, but really, I just want to say THANK YOU.

Thank you for visiting Ephemera
Thank you for your comments. 
Thank you for giving your opinions (good and bad). 
Thank you for the time that you take from your lives to read about mine. 
Thank you for seeing me, as I forge my visible, pushing 50, tattooed, purple-haired way through my life. 
Thank you to L for not grumbling about the time I spend on the computer, or the fact that I have to "do my pictures!" before we go anywhere. 
Thank you to my mom, my auntie Lois, and all my real-life friends who read this little slice that I share. 
Thank you to my virtual blogger friends (some that I've met, some that I never will). You know who you are. 

Thank YOU.


  1. Sheila - I'm one of your anonymous readers who never comments, but it's so much fun and so uplifting to see what you post every day! It's highlight for me every time. The little slice of your life that you share is always well written and interesting.

    1. Thank you so much for reading! I love it when someone de-lurks - it takes some courage, so much appreciated. Comments like this make it all worthwhile.

    2. I am a lurker also. I enjoy your posts very much. Your city is beautiful! How special to walk by castles on your way to work! I walk by dumpsters. I would love to visit Vancouver someday. Lisa

    3. Aw, thank you! Victoria (not Vancouver, that's another city) is a lovely place! Thanks for reading, Lisa!

  2. Your blog is one of the highlights of my day, I really enjoy your approach to dressing. It pushed me out of my wardrobe rut. I have been reading for a while, but never commented. You are an inspiration to women of all ages.

    1. Cathy, thanks so much for this wonderful comment. I really appreciate you reading, and to know that I've inspired you is the best. :)

  3. This is an amazing milestone! I'm impressed that you're still blogging and having fun with your outfits and photos after 9 years. You're one of the few bloggers I've followed steadily for around 3 years--several of my other favorites have stalled out. I hope it continues to bring you joy!
    Regarding your outfit, I was interested in your comment that this outfit is boring for you. The shoes alone are daring in my eyes. Did you see Sylvia's (40+ style fame) experiment where she and a friend wore each other's outfits? They both felt uncomfortable. I was fascinated. It makes sense to me. Some if my friend's clothing I wouldn't be caught dead in.
    Keep doing what you do. We love reading and watching. :-)

    1. Mel-Bee, thank you so much! I really love doing this blog, and it's spurred me to try different things, and not be scared to try something new. I'm not going anywhere.

      Hee, one person's daring is another's boring! I bet many of my outfits would be uncomfortable for most people to wear - what a neat experiment. Hee, many of my friends wear my old clothes, but I love seeing how they style them.

      Thank you again!

  4. Congratulations, Sheila! And thank you right back! You are a cornerstone of my blog viewing. Let's see what Sheila is wearing... I'm not always consistent in getting here but I am consistent in enjoying seeing you rock whatever you happen to have worn that day. And I am one of the lucky ones who has met you and L in real life.

    Here, you show clearly how the pants/top combo has not much to it, but you still do this well. Who has purple stretchy velvet pants?!

    1. Thank you, sweetheart! I so appreciate that you regularly stop in - and right back atcha! I have met THE Melanie! So cool.

      Eh, it's just not really me so much. Now if that was a purple velvet pencil skirt...(wait, I have one of those, by Yves St. Laurent!).

  5. Alright Sheila, here is another de-lurker. Love your blog. I am in awe of your weight loss journey, such courage and determination. Yay, Go Sheila Go! You are sunshine, you really are.

    1. Robin, thank you so much for de-lurking and for commenting - it means so much to me! Aw, you are too kind. Thank you again.

  6. As you already know, I love your blog. Thanks for hanging in there with your loyal readers. Congratulations, Sheila!

    1. Cynthia, thank you! I'll still be here...week after week!

  7. You never know who you'll meet in the future ;) Congrats on the milestone Sheila !
    I have to say i am not used to seeing you in pants but you still rock them.. and that bomber jacket has proven to be a great purchase.

    1. Ooh, you are right up there at the top of my list, Lorena! What good times we'd have. :) Thank you, darlin'!

      I'm enjoying this week as a personal challenge, but pants will never be my first love. Skirts and dresses forever! Yeah, I'm loving the bomber jacket. Must wear it more!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol! I so appreciate your kind words.

  9. Thank YOU for offering us such tasty fare!

  10. congrats on your blogoversary!, thanks for sharing a slice of your Real Life and amazing personality!
    And you know I love your purple pants and shiny shoes, I think that you created something comfy&cool,

  11. Congratulations honey! Awesome achievement and one to be very proud of. How impressive to have started this way back in 2008! You have a brilliant blog and a wonderful following. One day, I'd like to think we could meet up. Ah well, one can but dream.

    The outfit fitted the purpose - functional and jeans, and hey not just run of the mill jeans, but purple velvet stretchy ones - I love them x


    1. Thank you, sweetheart! It's been a long and sometimes lonely journey, but I wouldn't trade a second of it. Maybe one day we will meet!

      Eh, but a "functional" outfit - so dull. Glad Jeans Week is over!


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