Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Last Mustard, and Crystal Culottes

I am taking some much-needed time off work, so that also means a blog break. However, I do promise a big ol' juicy post when I'm back early next week. Maybe even some cat pictures.
"You can't leave - how will my fans survive without me?"
 Silly bub, it's only a few days. I have scheduled napping with you.

Of course, taking some time off meant that today was a nightmare, with 27 boxes of 7-weeks-late back-ordered kitchen supplies arriving at the office for me to unpack.
 I wore flats - it's like I knew I'd be hauling around dishes all day.

  • Cardigan - no label, thrifted; last seen here in February with striped Dries
  • Sleeveless sweater - Gap, thrifted; last worn here in January with my first Fluevogs
  • Culottes - Michal Negrin, thrifted; first seen here in December 2017 with burgundy and grey
  • Shoes - Seychelles; first worn here a couple of weeks ago with lots of Vizzini-bombs
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last seen here last week

Since today was my last day at work before vacay, I cheated and did the denim-looking culottes. This is a pretty casual look for me for work.
 My culottes are so sparkly! They have Swarovski crystals all over the bottom hems, which you can kind of see, and sparkly floral buttons, which I've totally obscured. Tsk. And I call myself a fashion blogger!

I'm done with this cardigan - I love the colour, but I'm "meh" on it. My coworker admired it today, so as soon as I've washed it, it's yours, Simar. I only paid $6.95 for it and I wore it 3 times - that's barely over $2/wear. Chump change!
 I went barelegged and regretted it in the morning, but was glad of it by afternoon. Spring!

How I'm feeling...
 Is it holiday time yet? YES!

Outerwear - I carried the gloves home and wore the scarf untied and the coat open.
 This coat has also reached its end with me - one of my friends will love it, I'm sure. It's just a black leather coat - not interesting enough! I have way better black coats than this. I wore it at least a dozen times since I started tracking my outerwear a year ago, and I think I paid less than $20 for it at the St. V de P. Got my money's worth!

The stuff:
 Comfy shoes - I wore little footie nylon things with them so they wouldn't rub. I lost more sparkles off these this time around, due to all the boxes and hauling and such.

Brass bling:
I like how the green tones in the Frida cuff match the green stones in the earrings. The pinky ring also turns my finger green, every time.

  • Cuff - thrifted
  • Earrings - Plum
  • Bronze ring - P. Sarpaneva, c. 1970s, vintage fair
  • Amber ring - c. 1996

Well, my friends, I hope the rest of your week brings sunshine, and your weekend brings good times! Later!


  1. Have a fantastic break, Sheila! you look relaxed and wonderful already in that fabulously bright cardi, cool culottes and the best accessory, Vizzini!
    See you when you're back in Blogland....have fun. xxx

  2. I love the colour of that cardi too, your colleague will really enjoy it I'm sure!

    Hope you have a restful break from work and the blog, look forward to seeing you and Vizzini when you return :)

    1. I love seeing my old things go to a good home. Thanks so much, Mica!

  3. Have a relaxing break whatever you decide to do. Your cat is a beauty! JanF

  4. Enjoy your time off Sheila !
    I am guessing we're having a closet swap soon.

  5. Enjoy your well-deserved break, Sheila! I do love a mustard cardie, but if you're no longer feeling it, you'd better make your colleague happy! Glad to see those culottes making another appearance before the closet swap. Those shoes rock! xxx

    1. Thanks so much, Ann! I've been through at least 3 mustard cardis over the years - this will not be the last! I love the culottes - I might keep them out...

  6. Gorgeous culottes! They are outstanding . Love the mustard cardigan, but If it doesn’t sing to you, give it away!
    I am also taking a couple of days off on instagram. Working on a renovation. We ladies do wear many hats!
    Enjoy! Loving the shining shoes!!

    1. Thank you, Elle! Yes, you are on the same wavelength - if it doesn't work, it's go to go! Thank you, and enjoy your break too!

  7. You and Vizzini look so adorable in those photos, Sheila! Aside from Vizzini, who is obviously your best accessory, I love your brass bling and glittery shoes as well! ;) Hope you have a relaxing break, Sheila! XXX

  8. Wish you enjoy your time!
    And those culottes are so groovy, I love those sparkly details!, lovely with those shoes!

  9. I got a Google from your comment about your finger turning green, written in the same sentence as your green-toned jewelry. ;-) Happy resting!

  10. I've just noticed how much your hair has grown! Fab!

    I love the cardigan and it goes really well with those very unusual culottes...

    Have a lovely restful break and have lots of naps with Vizzini.

    1. Who knew? Hair grows, ha ha! Thank you! We'll be back soon.

  11. I'm so happy to hear that you've been having some time out. What a wise old thing you are!

    Love those sparkly culottes by the way x


  12. Sorry I'm so late, and I've missed so many of your posts. I couldn't leave this one without saying I love the photos of you and Vizzini, and I adore your red bow tie outfit.

    1. No worries, Polly! Enjoy whenever you can - I am always grateful for the comments. :) Thanks so much!


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