Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Birthday Gal in Leather

It's my birthday today! Wee! I'm 51. 
 So, of course I wore leather pants!


  • Sweater - Boohoo, thrifted; purchased here in July for $14.00
  • Leather pants - Gap, vintage store, Vancouver; last worn here in February with Etro
  • Boots - Coffee Kope Tiam, Fluevog; last seen here also in February with some crazy pants
  • Sleeveless coat (below) - Only, thrifted; last worn here in late September


I felt awesome in this pink and cognac ensemble. My hair even matched!
I loved wearing this pink sweater all day - it's 100% acrylic but not itchy, and it didn't bag out over the day (a big plus).
 The leather pants are magnificent. I have had them for many years and always get a kick out of wearing them.

Outerwear - it's chilly in the mornings, but sunny and warm by the time I go home.
 No gloves - I was sweaty by the time I got home tonight.

The stuff:
 A good neutral boot. These are super-comfy.

Alien bling:
 My necklace is looking at you!


  • Necklace - All Saints, gift from Dominique
  • Earrings - Lazy Susan's
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes


I've been spoiled by my friends and coworkers this birthday.
 Prosecco from Sophia, red wine from Christian, a big box of Bernard Callebaut chocolates from Tony, two bars of Lindt chocolate from Scott, Fluevog gift card from my Winesday women, and gift cards from Mom. Thank you!

When I got home tonight from work, I opened my presents from L.
"And from Vizzini. You forgot to mention me."
 My dear husband spoils me. I got new fluffy wool/leather slippers, a pile of books, some funny socks (they say, "I hate people too"), chocolates, a Swarovski crystal bracelet (bought on consignment with me, but I'd totally forgotten about it) and more Fluevog gift certificate money.

Vizzini had to inspect and approve.
"Where is my present?"
 Sorry, buddy, only for me!

Looking forward to another year on this planet.
The future seems so close, and yet so far.

38 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Sheila. Glad you were so beautifully spoiled!

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  2. Happy birthday Sheila! I hope you have a wonderful day, all your gifts are so well deserved!

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  3. Happy birthday! Blessings to you and L as you celebrate this week!

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  4. Happy birthday!

    Have a great day and enjoy all your presents!

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  5. Happy Birthday Sheila! Hope you have a wonderful day with L and lots of kitty kisses from Vizzini! XXX

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  6. Happy belated! Those leather pants look AMAZING on you!

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  7. Happy birthday Sheila! You always get great gifts. Also, I heartily approve of the stack of games in the background.

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    1. Ha, I wondered if anyone would notice those! That whole shelf that the presents are on is full of games. Thanks, Charlotte!

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  8. Another fantastic outfit, loving the pink and cognac tones and how they compliment your hair!
    I'm glad your presents got the seal of approval from Vizzini - I'm very envious of those gorgeous slippers! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Vix! The slippers are HEAVEN. Garneau is the brand.

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  9. Wow, you're looking fab in your pink and cognac ensemble. Those leather trousers are stunning, such a fantastic colour. Your alien necklace fits the bill perfectly, too. Glad to see you were spoiled - as it should be! - by your friends and colleagues and of course L. and Vizzini! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann! I love the trousers - they are a keeper. I am a lucky person to be so loved.

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  10. Happy Birthday fellow Libra (my 60th is next week). I was telling my very stylish boss that you and She inspire me, especially as I am a very cautious and conservative dresser. Enjoy all the celebrations of You!

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    1. Happy birthday to you, Maumi! Thank you so much for the awesome comment - I am honoured to have inspired you.

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  11. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a really great day. Your husband did good with your gifts! I would never believe your age- you look so much younger!! By the way, you are rocking those leather pants!

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    1. Thank you so much, Robyn! It was a lovely day, and I was thoroughly spoiled, as you can see! Aw, you are a doll! Thanks!

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  12. Sorry I missed your birthday sweetie, but it looks like you managed fine without me. Superb sassy outfit for the big day, loving that you've sizzled your way through the celebrations in those sexy leather strides! Well done with all of those gifts and vouchers - what fun you'll have spending those!

    51 and rising my dear. It only gets better!

    Anna x

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    1. Gosh, no worries, Anna! I had a lovely weekend, and have enjoyed a lower-key celebration than last year! Thank you, my dear!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Sheila!! You are truly loved - so many gifts of affection. I'm going backwards in your blog so I already know what the Fluevog giftcard got you. Heh. May you have many enjoyable hours with your gifts and a happy, healthy new year ahead.

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  14. Belated Happy Birthday!, lovely to se all the chocolates and books and fabulousness!, and you totally rock in your leather pants!
    besos

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  15. Congratulations Sheila. Never too late for best whishes right? Indeed this outfit is perfect. As is your ass in those leather trousers.
    Have a mighty good year.
    Greetje

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    1. No, never too late. :) Thank you, Greetje! LOL at the "ass" comment!

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  16. My dearest Sheila ! Hope you had an amazing birthday, I can only wish you great things. A big hug.
    As usual: kicking ass. The combination is beautiful as is the necklace.
    Have I mentioned I am totally digging your hair?

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    1. Hello, my dear! Thank you so much - hug! I am having fun with the hair!

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  17. This is how I wanted my gal on MY birthday:(

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  18. Happy (belated) birthday! What a fab outfit for your special day. The pink and brown go so well together and your leather pants are great! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jess! I always like a special outfit for my birthday.

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Sheila