Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Winter Blues and Spring Florals

Oh, what a day. It was just stoopid. Thank goodness for a swooshy skirt! Some days that makes all the different to one's mood, doesn't it?
 This delicious skirt worked its magic on me and by the end of the day, I was back to my usual spazz-tastically cheerful self.

  • Sweater - Badgley Mischka, thrifted; first worn here in October in a sheer dotty outfit
  • Skirt - VanessaVirginia, thrifted; purchased here for $22.95
  • Boots - Sopranos Angelina, Fluevog; last worn here (4th outfit, way down past the Gala pics) in February with more blues
  • Coat (below) - Pioneer Wear, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in November 2016

This sweater photographs poorly - the wide slits on the side make the bottom front hem look very wide. But it's really a lovely, amazing quality sweater to wear. I have come a long way from hating pastels!
 I was complimented on how well the soft blue went with this colour-ific skirt. However, I am putting the skirt into the spring/summer stash. I have too many fall/winter skirts to wear still!

Now, let's talk swooshiness - this is a Swoosh Factor 8, for sure. Much billowing and swish swish about when walking, although it has a tendency to make "ABBA pants" on me.
 It's not super-wide, but the flounces give it good movement. There's a peek of the blue lining with the orange trim. I didn't wear an extra slip under it (this time) - it's been only slightly cold this week.

I am wearing a cotton tank under the sweater, but maybe a less bulky cami next time.
 The skirt was very long, so I rolled the wide elastic waistband a few times to ensure I didn't step on it while walking too and from work. I did roll my chair wheels into the hem 2-3 times, so had to be really careful not to get entangled with the wheel mechanisms. The key is not to panic.

Outerwear. I felt in the mood for fringe this morning.
 My headwrap is handy for keeping my ears warm when I have my hair clipped up.

  • Wrap thing - thrifted
  • Fur boa - thrifted
  • Wool gloves - Parkhurst

But really, it's all about this fabulous coat.
 The fringe along the sleeves has random pony-beads on it. So awesome.

The stuff:
 I liked the bright reddy-coral-orange-pink boots with the skirt pattern, and the blue tights underneath. These are really comfy to wear.

Copper bling:
I think copper jewelry works well as an "orange" in an outfit.

  • Necklace/earrings - vintage 60s, Renoir, vintage fair
  • Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes


  1. I love your new swooshy skirt, Sheila! It's swoosh-tastic! :) It looks great with that sweater and the copper bling! Those boots are fab too. XXX

    1. Thanks, Sasha! It was fun and colourful, a nice break from some of my neutrals of late.

  2. what a fabulous skirt!, and I love it with those (also) fabulous boots and blue tights, such an awesome color combo!, and the fringed jacket!.
    And I believe that stairs and chair wheels are evil, they try to kill me everytime I wear a maxi skirt!

  3. I have NEVER seen someone rock leather fringe like THIS! Epic, lady. LOVE love love the shot of the jacket from the back with the points perfectly placed. Always a treat, love the soft blue sweater. Footwear is amazing. xox :)

  4. Oh I lvoe that skirt on you Sheila and I think the pastel blue is lovely with it! Maxi skirts are the best, for swoosh factor I find, the ones I have that are swooshiest are among my favourites! :)

    Sad to see the skirt packed away for warmer weather but I know you'll love it then too! :)

    1. They really are - so much swooshing was done. I've got plenty of winter skirts - and you'll see it with all my awesome summer wear!

  5. That skirt looks absolutely fantastic all winterised up. I absolutely love the boots, wow, just wow! I've got wellie madness, I can't take another day of having to wear them. xxx

    1. Aren't the boots fabulous? I love that they have not tongue - laces!

  6. That skirt looks fantastic on you, and the sweater's colour is just perfect with it. I'm in love with the boots! I saw a pair in a similar colour when thrifting, but they were far too big, unfortunately. The fringy jacket is awesome, too. xxx

    1. Thank you, Ann! These are so fun to wear - the coat too!

  7. Beautiful skirt and I loved the unexpected boots and their colorful presence.

  8. Nothing like a good SWOOSH to add some cheer! Fabulous boho skirt and I love the pale pink sweater, I think it photographs well. And the blue fringed jacket- Wow! Fabulous! Love the red boots too, well done, as always!
    Hugs, Elle

  9. Oh golly, this time of year, I was thinking blue and wrote pink....
    I think I need to take a breath...
    or maybe I was just going for alliteration??
    xoxo, Elle


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