Thursday, October 19, 2017

Blue, Olive and a Double Blouse

As I often do, I saved a funky outfit for my Thursday WW meeting, but it was my daytime colleagues who literally gasped at this outfit. That took me aback, as I really didn't think this would ring people's bells. 
 My total score of a blouse is featured, layered over another new-to-me blouse. And I have a fin.

  • Digital print beaded blouse - Dries Van Noten,thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $4.00
  • Underneath blouse - H&M, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
  • Skirt - TKStyle, thrifted; last seen here in December 2016
  • Shoes - Marc Jacob, thrifted; first worn here with Etro in August
  • Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last seen here a few days ago

 I layered the cream blouse under the Dries cotton top for coverage and warmth - I do love a good layering top. This Dries Van Noten top was fabulous to wear, but it may be more of a warm weather piece...although I do have a blue cashmere turtleneck that would be fabulous under it!

Showing off the fin on my skirt. This skirt is really thick but very comfy.
 I liked how the olive green went with the creams and olives in the top's pattern.

Long and lean - I am liking this layered look (and I'm alliterating all over the place!). I'm again not focusing on the waist, but letting the clothes do the talkin'.
 Seriously, those shoes were so perfect with the outfit! They are the best out of my 95 pairs, I'm sure!

Outerwear. The rain has calmed down to just a drizzle, so I risked just wearing a fur toque. I was in luck - it only rained when I wasn't outside.
 And I remembered my lovely silk scarf this time. Go, me!

  • Toque - Danier Leather
  • Silk scarf - Story of Shanghai, thrifted for $14.95, first wear
  • Gloves - Parkhurst

The stuff:
 These shoes were lovely again. They give me pleasure just to look at them.

Blue and black bling:
Some old, some new.

  • Onyx/silver ring - Mexico, c. 1984, gift from Mom & Dad
  • Earrings - the Cobbler
  • Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes


  1. You are a master of colour, and create such wonderful and unusual colour combinations. I love the olive green with that lovely top and shoes - fantastic how the colours repeat and echo each other.

    1. Thank you so much, Gail! This outfit was one I really liked.

  2. I gasped too: that top was a true gem to find, it looks amazing and i just love it paired with the shoes.

  3. Completely wonderful shoes!

    I love the layers with the fin skirt - very stylish, Sheila.

    1. Thank you - I love these shoes too. Aw, thanks, Veronica!

  4. Brilliant colourplay here my dear! I love this chic, very elegant lady about town look. And those shoes are adorable!

    Anna x


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