Thursday, March 15, 2018

Uber-Floofy and Red Suede

One more day to the weekend, and I'm starting to feel more upbeat. It's been a rough few weeks, I tell ya. 
 Today, a massive supplies order came in and I spent the day unpacking microwave ovens, toasters and office supplies. And I did it in style...

  • Suede jacket - Holt Renfrew, thrifted; purchased here for $64.95
  • Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; last seen here on Christmas Day 2017 with my Muppet skirt
  • Skirt - All Saints, pass-along from Dominique; first worn here in October 2017 with fabulous boots
  • Boots - BCBG Max Azria; last seen here (3rd outfit) in January with ORANGE LEATHER SHORTS (sorry, they insist on being capitalized)
  • Sleeveles coat (below) - Only, thrifted; last worn here in November 2017

This outfit ticks off a few boxes for me: a new-to-me item, the red suede jacket. Pretty gorgeous, right?
 It also has an item that is quirky and that I love: this pouf-tastic skirt that my awesome coworker Dominique gave me. Although it got quite squished in my closet and was a bit wrinkly (hee, like me) and could have used another steaming to re-pouf it. Eh, whatever.

The jacket is slightly big on me, but with the amount of moving around and physicality at work today, I found it much more comfortable. It will soften up and conform more to my body shape the more I wear it (reason #9 why I love leather and suede).
 This is also probably the last wearing of these OTK boots. But I might keep them out, as they are good "shoulder" season boots. I always keep a few pairs of boots out for spring/summer.

Showing off the pockets in the skirt.
 I really liked how this outfit showcased my necklace - a nice bonus.

Outerwear - it was lovely by the end of the day, and I didn't wear either the scarf or the gloves.
 I did have my cream fedora on from yesterday - I remembered to bring it home from work. Go, me! It's the little victories!

  • Scarf - Louis ("Lewis") Vuitton (fake), thrifted
  • Leather gloves - thrifted

Alternate "I'm looking at my hat collection" pose.
 This sleeveless coat is great for this kind of weather - not too hot, but can be worn open as well as tied closed.

The stuff:
 Knowing that my supplies would come in today, I chose flats for comfort.

Spiky bling:
I love this necklace. L, you have such good taste.

  • Necklace - Robert Larin, gift from L (antique shop)
  • Earrings - Glee
  • Hematite rings - thrifted
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy

I'll be back on Sunday with tales of mild adventure, naps and cat pictures. It's gonna be that kind of weekend. Have a good one, my friends!


  1. Cute suede jacket and puff skirt! I wear my otk boots all year :)

    1. Thank you! I think mine are too warm for summer, but maybe in the cooler months.

  2. You certainly have verve! What dramatic details you pull together to create a signature style.

  3. That red jacket is lovely, I do like something that showcases the bling! talking of which I love the spiky pendant! xxx

  4. I'm totally loving this look, Sheila, and I'm especially taken with the red jacket! That pendant is amazing! Loving the boots too. Everybody needs a super pair of flat heeled boots like that! Have a great, relaxing weekend, and give Vizzini an extra cuddle from me! xxx

    1. Isn't it an amazing piece? The pendant too - I love the funky look of it. Thank you so much, Ann!

  5. The All saints skirt is positively swoony! If this is how you dress to unpack boxes, I can’t even imagine you at fancy gala. Actually I can imagine you at the fancy gala, and have seen glorious pictures to that effect .
    I’m glad you are starting to feel more like yourself! Thinking about you as always.

    1. Ha! Sure you can! I'll be the super-swanky one! Thank you so much, dear Elle.

  6. I love the colour the red jacket gives to this outfit, and it works so perfect with the skirt! I hope your weekend is wonderfully relaxing and restorative for you, as you have been having a crazy time - you're handing it so well though!

    1. It's a great pow of colour, isn't it? I love it with this fun skirt. Thank you so much, Mica - I'm due for a vacation!

  7. Well there is no surprise in you doing anything in style !
    I love the final result here, you all bundled up and looking fabulous.

  8. what a fabulous skirt, I do love the puffyness, the print, texture, shape, Everything! and it even has pockets!. You look (particularly) gorgeous in this outfit, and your new jacket is lovely, such a fab color!
    You totally rock (once more!)

    1. Isn't it amazing? I love it too. Thank you so much, my dear!

  9. I'm pleased to hear that you're feeling better now. The outfit today is top class - suede jacket and big skirt shows you at your quirky best!

    Anna x


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