Thursday, September 27, 2018

Three Decades of Leather and Silk

You knew I'd be saving this bright, blossom-y blouse for today, right? Today's my Friday!
 I'm taking an extra-long weekend with L, and hoo, do we have shenanigans planned! What better way to kick it off than this new-to-me neon silk blouse in all the colours?


  • Blouse - Daniel Hechter, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $10.00
  • Skirt - Danier Leather, vintage 90s, thrifted, Powell River; last seen here (4th outfit) in August for a weekend shop
  • Shoes - Feet First; last worn here in March with space pants and a cape (an awesome outfit)
  • Leather coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here last week 


I just finished reading The Elle Diaries' latest post (here), full of Elle's wonderful photos from a runway show featuring neon. I love the pops of neon with unexpected neutrals!

Of course, black is an expected neutral. When in doubt, go black.
 This is a stunner of a blouse in person - it's even brighter! The silk is that soft yet thick 80s sandwashed silk, just gorgeous to touch. It was featherweight light, but still kept me warm in the AC.

The skirt is very "Ally McBeal", probably late 90s, the last time front thigh slits were all the rage.
 The blouse is so long, I had to make sure it didn't peek out the front of the slit! Back in 1987, I would have worn this with a brooch at the neck, a couple of long (probably pearl) bead necklaces, stirrup pants (YES, I wore those!), and pointy-toed shoes. That's a "lewk," as the cool kids say.

I loved the rich cobalt blue jacket with all of this. I pulled the blue in the blouse's pattern for all of the accessories.
 We continue to have beautiful weather: clear blue skies, and cool mornings and evenings, with magnificent sunsets. It makes me feel very grateful for my life.

The stuff:
 You might think these are 80s pumps - they are SO eighties-inspired, aren't they? But I bought them new at Feet First wayyyyyy back, here in January 2010! I've never found a better pair; these are the best colour, a perfectly-balanced heel, they're suede and they don't hurt!

Blue bling:
I felt wonderful in all this vibrancy - I plan to wear a lot of colour this weekend, too! It makes me happy.


  • Earrings - local
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes


Wishing you all a peaceful, joyful, and colourful weekend.

18 comments:

  1. Such a fun and colourful outfit! I really like the blue jacket and hoes with it. Enjoy your long weekend!

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  2. That's a very cheery outfit, the blouse is wonderful.
    The cool kids are wearing oversized shirts the same way now, this time is with raw hemmed normcore jeans and trainers. Nothing new under the sun.
    Have a fab long weekend - I think we must be sharing weather! xxx

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    1. It was a dream to wear. Ah, yes, I have seen that cool-kid uniform. It all comes around. Thanks! Gah, we're officially in rainy season.

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  3. I'm swooning over that blouse, which has such a marvellous, right up my street, pattern. Oh, stirrup pants! I've conveniently forgotten all about them, but yes, I wore them too. I can totally see the outfit you're describing too. Have a wonderful, colourful weekend, Sheila! xxx

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    1. Oh, I knew you would love this, Ann! Ha, I hope they never come back, although they were useful for boots. Hope yours was good, thanks!

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  4. Fabulous blouse and I loved those shoes. The cobalt blue was a lovely contrast. How your hair has grown!

    Enjoy your long weekend.

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    1. Thanks so much, Vronni! I know, it feels weird having long hair.

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  5. That blouse is fabulous, Sheila! The bright colours are so pretty and definitely a mood enhancer! Love it with the jacket and those shoes! Hope you have a great long weekend. XXX

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    1. Thank you, Sasha! Bright colours definitely work some kind of magic on me. Happy weekend to you!

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  6. What a stunning combination. On the same wavelength this week. Fabulous blouse and just delicious with the cobalt blue. If the blouse one day no longer fits, you van frame it.
    Thanks for the shout out too.
    Having tech issues, so am hunting and pecking this comment on my phone.
    ♥️♥️♥️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Elle! Ha, the blouse is huge - I think it's a keeper!

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  7. That blouse is an absolute winner Sheila. I love your styling and those blue shoes are perfect - no pinching either - what winners!

    Wishing you guys a fab weekend!
    Anna x

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    1. I'm having to really be brutal with my shoes and get rid of ones I don't wear anymore, or that hurt or that are too high. It is hard!

      Thanks, Anna!

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  8. The colours in the blouse are so pretty (pink and green = awesome). And of course, one can never have too many leather skirts (or can one...hmmm). My friend found an yellowish green one for me at a thrift store so I'm waiting for it to get cool enough to wear it.

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    1. So 80s, isn't it? Oh, don't get me started on leather...or black skirts! Oooh, I'm excited - I want to see your skirt!

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  9. Oh I like this "leather suit" you've assembled, brought together nicely by that marvellous blouse.
    I went thrifting on Saturday... Lanvin for one dollar!

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    1. Thanks, Lorena! The blouse was such a fun find. Ooh, you are so good at finding those deals! Can't wait to see your Lanvin.

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