Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dotty for Emerald and Metallic Flounces

Ugh, what an exhausting day - it was eternal, yet flew by. It's late and I have yet to have dinner, so let's get this outfit started. 
 Bam! That's a whole lot of metallic ruffles in your face.


  • Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; last seen here (6th outfit, way down) in September with these same shoes for shopping
  • Skirt - Mondi, thrifted, vintage fair; purchased here last weekend for $7.98
  • Shoes - Half Truth Tanya, Fluevog; last seen here at the same time as the green sweater
  • Coat (below) - Stop Staring!, thrifted; last worn here on the weekend



I had a lot of positive comments on the outfit - it's very shiny! But the bright green and the silver skirt really made people happy.
 I wish I'd steamed the wrinkles out of the sweater!
 The skirt is very swooshy (about a Swoosh Factor 8 for those keeping score), and had great movement. I danced around, moved a desk and flounced all over the office, then worked my WW meeting in it.

I was all matchy with the outerwear.
 I remembered that I had this green wool scarf (the pattern is safety pins), and the studded gloves go with the dots on my hosiery. I do like a theme. I also love this coat.


  • Scarf - Smoking Lily
  • Gloves - Danier Leather


The stuff:
 The shoes are one of my favourite pairs of Fluevogs ever. So. Comfy. I love that heel. Bring this one back, John! I want it in purple!

Dotty bling:
 First wearing of this seed-bead bracelet and the molecule earrings.


  • Bracelet - thrifted, first wearing
  • Earrings - vintage fair, first wearing
  • Hematite ring - thrifted
  • Silver/onyx ring - gift from Mom and Dad, c.1986


Aren't the earrings funky? Here's a better look at them on me.
 My dead-eyed pre-coffee face.

Wait, better pose.
Fake it till you make it, baby!

24 comments:

  1. Spectacular earrings -- and great shoes. Your shoe collection is awe-inspiring!

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  2. Wonderful skirt. Amazing earrings. And impressed at your fortitude to blog after a hard day. One question -- the location of your regular (first) pose: is that indoor or outdoor? I always assumed it was an indoor stairway but the door behind you looks like an exterior door.

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    1. Further pondering... the stairs look like exterior steps, but I assume you are indoors for good lighting and protection from weather. Then again, maybe it's an indoor space that's outside your home, like a apartment-building corridor or shielded overhang. Hmmm...

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    2. Thank you - I am good at slamming out a post quickly. We have an outside stairwell on my building, but it's all completely covered. That is an exterior door. I'll take a picture for you!

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    3. Aaah! Makes perfect sense. Thanks for clearing this up. My mind has been wondering about it for days.

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  3. Bright green and silver is an awesome combo, Sheila! Your earrings are so cool. I love them! Hope you have a great weekend. XXX

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  4. Love everything about this outfit Sheila! Although I'm sorry you had a less than perfect day in it, as it really is a perfect outfit! Love the earrings on you and it's a stunning skirt.

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    1. Eh, it's okay, Mica, thank you! The skirt was so fun to wear.

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  5. Gawd, I love that coat! As I was reading, I wished for a close up of the earrings and voila (!) you read my mind. I could not wear them, although I'd want to-so I'm glad you wear them for us. You've had a tough autumn. Know that you have virtual friends who've got your back. Carol in VT

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    1. Thank you! I love it too. Heh, yes, thought I would do a "face shot" so you could see the jewels. Thanks, Carol.

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  6. I'd never have thought of combining green and silver, but it's a winning combination! xxx

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  7. OOOOhhh the new earrings bring me joy !!!
    and that coat continues to be a winner :)

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    1. I know, aren't they adorable? They squished a bit with my headset, though. I love the coat!

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  8. BAM! That's what I love. You need a bonus for this outfit alone. I think the modelling industry as a whole hasn't had their coffee yet and doesn't bothering faking it. Hahaha. It's a pity.

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    1. I do! Gimme a bonus for looking so awesome! Ha, I have good RBF.

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  9. Metallic frills and emerald green ,
    Friend— You are slaying it!
    Love the earrings and the glasses, very chic and you !
    Just goes to show...
    When in doubt go for BAM !
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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  10. Superb! Everything about this is wonderful. I was just thinking I'd like to see those earrings on, when the extra pics appeared..

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    1. Aw, thank you, Radostin! Glad I took the extra earring pic.

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  11. Bloody hell, I love this look! Green and silver - who'd have thought to put that together? The skirt is divine, but I knew it would be. Love this whole shebang - totally inspired!

    Anna x

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