Friday, January 26, 2018

Casual Friday: Jean Queen in Pink

"YOU'RE WEARING JEANS." Seriously, that was the reaction of 90% of my coworkers today. It's like they just discovered I have legs. I know, I don't wear jeans much. It's been years since I wore jeans like this. 
 I felt like a queen today in this outfit, rocking my faded, self-frayed jeans.

  • Blazer - Emporio Armani, 90s, thrifted; last seen here in December 2017 with sparkly culottes
  • Cashmere sweater - no label, consignment; last worn here in September with Kate Spade
  • Jeans, Gap, 2008, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
  • Shoes - Effortless Bebe, Fluevog; last seen here a couple of weeks ago with pink and blue
  • Raincoat (below) - Thermal-Slicks, consignment; last worn here in late December 2017

I tried a couple of different blazers before coming back to this lovely (made in Italy) Armani.
 The top was snuggly warm, even though I didn't quite like it with the overall outfit. Didn't care - Friday!

A longer blazer was necessary.
 Every time I bent over, I was crackalackin' - woo, low-cut jeans!

I had some sweet muffin-top going on too.
Again, didn't care. That's what blazers are for.

You should never buy jeans that don't make your butt look great.
 I had positive reactions to this outfit all day, with many curious people wanting to know exactly why I was wearing jeans. I'll dress up next week, Funky Friday shall return, no fear.

Outerwear - I was highly visible, waterproof, and I matched my shoes.
 I wore the separate hat instead of the hood and preferred it. I like having the option, though.

  • Wool gloves - Parkhurst

The stuff:
 Although these have a 2" heel, they feel like flats. Super comfy! They're on sale now for $99 plus extra 15% off (linking here 'cause I love, and yes, I'm an enabler, sorry!). We can be shoe twins!

Pink and grey bling:
My coworker Sherri made me the earrings - they are Swarovski crystal and 14K gold. Aw, thanks, Sherri! I needed pink earrings.

  • Hematite bracelets - thrifted
  • Earrings - gift from Sherri
  • Hematite rings - thrifted
  • Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
  • Metal chain bracelet - thrifted

I'll be back on Sunday with many outfits and exciting adventures! Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Ooooh....your earrings are really pretty! Sherri is super talented!

    And yes! YES! You are rockin' those jeans Sheila!

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  3. You sure are looking like the Jean Queen, Sheila! I love your pink sweater and those shoes are fabulous! The earrings Sherri made are so pretty! Hope you have a great weekend, Sheila! XXX

  4. I love jeans and a blazer together so of course I'm loving this outfit on you! I like how you make jeans special, they aren't just a boring staple, they have to have something about them and as you so rarely wear them it makes them more important when you do give them a wear. I like it! :)

    1. I wondered what you'd think of this, Mica. Yes, you nailed it - I wouldn't wear just boring old jeans, ever. Thank you!

  5. You look fabulous in jeans and I love them with all the pink! Fab shoes as always.

    Hope you are having a great weekend...

  6. Those POINTY PINK TOES! I can only wear one style of shoe due to orthotics, so I get my shoe thrills from you! Gorgeous, lady :)

    1. Oh, I hear ya, Julie! I'll try to wear lots of fun shoes for you!

  7. You're looking fab in jeans, Sheila, and indeed this pair does make your butt look great. Love the shoes, and all the pink going on. I think I need a pink waterproof jacket! xxx

  8. I was tempted! I bought the shoes because pink is my "brighten up" colour this season (the grey one before real spring). i like your jeans.

    1. Woo hoo! Enjoy them, Madame! Thank you so much for reading!

  9. Gorgeous outfit, and those shoes are divine. Pink is my favourite colour.

    1. I can't believe I used to hate pink, Polly! Thanks so much!

  10. I love the jeans! I thrifted a pair of Gap bootcuts a few months ago--I think they are identical to a pair I had 10 years ago--and I am wearing them surprisingly often. I forgot how flattering and swoopy (??), like a trumpet skirt, they are. They are fun to wear.

    Cesar finished my tattoo yesterday--after 18 months! Bittersweet, but I am really pleased with it.

    1. Thank you! I always loved bootcut, and they are so much more flattering on me than skinnies (I think).

      Wow! How exciting! If you're comfortable with showing, I would love to see once you're healed (totally your call, no pressure).

  11. You just keep getting better and’re my she-ro!

  12. Ha ! those a a fab pair of jeans and I think they fit marvellously well Sheila.
    Even though the top may seem a bit duh for your standards i think you had a great look going on here.

    1. Thanks so much, Lorena! I like the colour of the top, but not the cut.


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