Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dragon Scales and All the Necklaces

It's only one day - tomorrow - but yippee! I am on vacation! Of course, I realized when I got home, that I'd totally forgotten to set my out-of-office auto-reply. Ah well. Let it go.
What I do give a fork about is feeling happy and enjoying life. Today, I found delight in this lovely skirt.


  • Cardigan - Sparkle & Fade, swap from Sarah; last worn here in September over a dress, over pants
  • Sweater - Judith & Charles, consignment; last seen here in September with double flares
  • Skirt - Strawberry Jill, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in February for a casual brunch
  • Boots - Clarks; last seen here in October with pheasants
  • Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn here last week


This outfit got a lot of love today, both at my regular work and my WW meeting. The skirt is pretty spectacular, and very much a statement piece.
 All those circles of silk, every one of them individually serged, and then sewn together - so much work! They remind me of dragon scales. Rar, I am tough!

I like the loose, louche vibe of the long sweater over this. Perfect for my Friday.
 I'm covered up head to toe. I felt secure.

Also, pockets.
 Where else am I going to jam my hands?

Outerwear - there was frost on the rooftops this morning!
 But it's still pretty mild during the day.


  • Scarf - gift from Mom
  • Leather gloves - thrifted


The stuff:
 Comfy boots for a day on my feet. I love the rich caramel colour.

All the bling:
 I test-drove my outfit last night to make sure all the proportions were okay. I knew I needed a necklace - that sweater is a lot of cream acreage. I tried the gold filigree one first, then added the long loop/bead one. And of course, you need an odd number, so the square-cut vintage necklace nestled right in there perfectly. All the necklaces!


  • Loop/bead necklace - Plum
  • Gold necklace - Trifari, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Amber crystal necklace - vintage 20s? 30s?, gift from L
  • Faux tortoiseshell bracelet - J. Crew, thriftd
  • Gold chain - vintage 80s, Grandma J's
  • Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
  • Floral ring - Sarah Coventry, vintage 70s, antique store, Powell River


When I took my stair picture this morning, I spotted this little ladybug right where I put my camera.
We shared a moment.

It is a long weekend for us in Canada for November 11th Remembrance Day. I will be back on Monday with tales of adventure! Wishing you all a weekend of peace, and thank you for stopping by.

32 comments:

  1. That skirt and cardigan look great together and I really like your layered necklaces! :) I'd love to get back into wearing layered necklaces more, but I'm kinda clinging to the last few wearings of my scarves before summer, haha!

    Enjoy your long weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Mica! Hey, you do you, girlfriend. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  2. Love your outfit, Shiela, especially the skirt! Have a great long weekend. :)

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  3. This skirt is stunning. I really like the entire outfit and also the caramel color of the boots. I would not usually consider layering so many statement necklaces together but they really look good so maybe I will give it a try some time too. This outfit has a 70's vibe - so cool. Lise

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    1. Aw, thank you, Lise! I haven't layered this many necklaces like this either - it's always fun to experiment.

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  4. Can I die and come back as you??? Damn, you have style!

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  5. It's a long weekend here in the US too, but oddly, I have to work two out of the three days. Blech. I am happy for you though!

    I love this outfit so much. All sorts of great elements (and some of my most favorite colors!)

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    1. Oh, that sucks for you, Linda! Thanks very much - I am always a fan of fall colours.

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  6. I do love the dragon skirt, it's perfect with the longline cardi and those droolworthy boots!
    Have a wonderful looooooong weekend! xxx

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    1. They are pretty basic boots, but it's surprising how long it took to find them. Thanks, Vix!

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  7. What a yummy outfit, Sheila! I'm falling in love with your dragon skirt every time you wear it, but this combination is just perfect. Love how you've added the three different necklaces, that's just genius. Love the long cardigan as well, been looking for something similar. Enjoy your long weekend, you lucky girl! xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ann! I'm really feeling the "long over long" looks lately! Ah, it's been lovely so far!

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  8. This perfectly matched outfit complements your stance and coloring most splendidly! I love the colors and the individual pieces. Would like to try a long cardigan but I often feel overwhelmed by one on my frame. Maybe just need to find the right color and material? The other day you shared an outfit that included a blazer; I went gaga over the entire ensemble - looked smashing on you and I appreciated all the pieces. Dittoing Ellen above, “Damn, you have style!” Have a grand long weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much, Laurie! Just give a long cardi a try - you never know!

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  9. Those boots!
    That skirt! The jewels!
    Autumnal colors!
    I think I’m in love.
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Ooohh, what beautiful shades. Nice outfit. Oh, Darlene tells me she bumped into you at a vintage fair. How wonderful! I wish I lived closer to you two so I could bump into you guys. It takes crossing a continent and water for that to happen. :-)

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    1. Yes, she spotted me! It was awesome to see her again! I love running into friends at these events.

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  11. wow that skirt is so beautiful! love the way you styled it :)

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  12. Hope you had a nice long weekend! I am not a big fan of earth tones like rusts, browns, creams, etc. but I really like this outfit. The skirt is such a cool piece, and the long sweater and those rich-looking boots make the perfect match. The multiple necklaces are also a brilliant touch. 10 out of 10!

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    1. It's been wonderful! That's cool - even in a different palate, I would still enjoy this outfit. Aw, thanks so much!

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  13. Such a fabulous skirt and I loved how you styled it. The triple necklaces look great. I hope you had a wonderful long weekend.

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  14. Oh golly, how very organised you are to test drive your outfits beforehand. And yes, it paid off with that multi-necklace move - very cool!

    Anna x

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    1. I wish I did it more often! I had issues with today's outfit...

      Thank you, my dear!

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  15. I do love your skirt, the scales are so cool and the colors are amazing! and love the color combo, the fabulous layering, the cute cardi and the coat! And also love that you layered your necklaces! brilliant!!
    You look fabulous!!
    besos

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    1. Thank you, my dear! It's such an intricate piece - I love all the "scales".

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  16. These autumn shades look so good Sheila, the matching long cardigan was a fabulous choice to wear with this skirt.

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    1. I loved all these colours - so happy to have them back in my closet.

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