Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Black and White and Red All Over

More digging into my favourite pieces for a 'buh-bye" before they get packed away.
 The top, skirt and shoes will all go into storage for 6 months, under my bed.


  • Top - H&M, thrifted; first worn here in May with yellow and dots
  • Skirt - Pierre Cardin, vintage 60s, vintage store, Vancouver; last worn here in July 2017 (yikes!)
  • Shoes - Zoomies Ishshoes, Fluevog; last seen here in June with pink and blue
  • Leather jacket (below) - Danier Couture, consignment; last worn here in April


I've only worn this top once since I got it, but it's a good shape, and I like the pattern. I decided to go for a little pattern-mixing.
 Red polka dots are practically a neutral. They're always a good base for a melange of pattern.

The skirt is divine - pure silk, handmade (all sort of hand-stitching) in France (KLASSY). And vintage Pierre Cardin! I thought I'd worn it already this year, but nope, it's been over a year since last time. Just made it under the wire, but it's a total keeper!
 I snazzed up the long skirt with ultra-modern white shoes. I do not give any flying...elephants!...about white after Labour Day or any of that prescriptive BS.

Jacketed - I wore the jacket to and from work only.
 I got totally soaked in a monsoon morning shower on the way to work, but it was bright and sunny all day. Of course!

Zipped up.
 I always feel like a badass spy in this jacket.

The stuff:
 Despite my immense love for these shoes, they are indeed going to be packed away. I have lots of winter shoes and boots to wear - it's not like I'm going to run out of footwear!

Silver bling:
Most of this stuff will be packed away too - I tend to wear more gold and copper jewelry in the cooler months.


  • Steel cuff - thrifted
  • Bangle - local
  • Crystal ring - Soul Flower
  • Shield ring - Nine West
  • Earrings - Plum

16 comments:

  1. That skirt is absolutely gorgeous, Sheila! What a fabulous piece! Hope you're having a great week so far. XXX

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  2. That skirt is amazing on you, you look about six feet tall. SuperSheila! xxx

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  3. Glad you could give the skirt a wear before you packed it away. I admit I'm a little jealous your seasons are so defined already - still doesn't' feel properly like spring here yet, I'm excited to shed all the layers but I still need them most days (especially with early starts!)

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    1. Me too - I really thought I'd already worn it! I'm really glad we have defined seasons - it does make for a more defined seasonal wardrobe. Your winter seems like our early spring/fall.

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  4. Can't believe you hadn't worn that skirt this Summer! It's gorgeous. I agree with Vix that it's making you look tall. Both the top and the jacket get my full approval too! A very elegant yet edgy outfit! xxx

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  5. So much fabulousness in this look Sheila . I love the wallpaper print with the polkadots, and the lovely ribbon at your waist . Yes to white after Labor Day and to flying elephants! LOL.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thank you, Elle! Yes to everything that makes us happy and feel good!

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  6. Gorgeous silhouette and I cannot believe that top has only been worn once before. This pattern mix is so clever Sheila. You're looking beautiful my friend.

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    1. Thanks, Lorena! I know - too many items, too little time.

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