Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Turmeric and Rainbow Plaid

It's so fun having a couple of new-to-me things to play with - I'm always excited to see how people react to combinations, especially colourful ones. 
 Lots of fans of today's outfit at work - everyone loves colour, even if they don't wear it much themselves.


  • Leather jacket - Danier Leather Couture, consignment; last worn here in September with black and white and red all over
  • Blouse - H&M, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $6.95
  • Skirt - Simon Chang, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $18.75
  • Shoes - Truths Pilgrim, Fluevog; last seen here in October with dubious pants


 I didn't take the jacket off all day, but I thought you'd like to get a good look at the new pieces. The colours in the stair picture are the most accurate - this blouse is a true turmeric shade. Not quite yellow, not quite orange. It looks mustard here, but it's not that yellow.
 It's a simple cut - it doesn't even have buttons - but it was really comfortable to wear. I sweated in it (of course), so back in the wash it goes.

The skirt is a stunner, can we agree? It's a snug fit, with no stretch, but such a nice cut - it was lovely to wear. I just love this rainbow of colour.
 I wore it with the buttons done up - they didn't hamper my movement until I had to climb a small ladder at the end of the day. Ladders + pencil skirts = not friends.

I did the black leather over it, just to ground all this colour.
 I've always been a fan of blazers, cardigans and "completer" pieces. They make an outfit look finished.

How many more sleeps till the long weekend?
One! Woo!

Outerwear - the weather is still holding, so I grabbed the opportunity to go over-the-top with my colour.
 Orange, and pink, and purple! Yes! All the colours of the plaid.


  • Fur head-wrap - thrifted
  • Fur boa - thrifted
  • Leather gloves - Danier Leather


The stuff:
 I considered doing a red pointy-toe pump, as well a pointy-toe flat, but I'm glad I went with these Fluevogs - I liked how the 70s vibe of them pulled the skirt into a mod look. Also, super-comfy!

Gold bling:
Nodding to the gold buttons of the skirt, of course.


  • Belt - vintage, thrifted
  • Earrings - Biko, consignment
  • Ring - c. 1996

My friends, I am offline now - I will be back on Sunday with outfits and tales of adventure (perhaps some cat pictures). A very happy Thanksgiving to my US friends! 

30 comments:

  1. So cute! I love the colour combinations! Very cheery on a late fall day.

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  2. Enjoy the long weekend! The colours in the skirt are fab. What you said is so true- people always compliment colour but hesitate to wear it. X

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    1. Isn't that funny? You'd think more people would wear colour!

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  3. I really like this colourful outfit on you Sheila! The top and skirt look wonderful together. I think you got it so right too - even if people don't wear a lot of colour, they do like colourful things! I'm trying to be a bit more adventurous with my colours and most of that is due to you looking so fab in the combinations you wear! :)

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    1. Thanks, Mica - I really loved it too. You do awesome with colour!

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  4. woww, what a fabulous outfit!!! I totally love it, the colorful skirt is amazing but you make it shine with your styling! Love that you picked different colors to match your skirt, love those red shoes, love the golden earrings and accessorizing!
    You Rock!!
    besos

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  5. stunning skirt - classic but quirky - love it! Lise

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  6. Brilliant oufit especially with the shaggy scarf and the hat - you make me happy just looking at you, Sheila! xxx

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  7. I adore this colourful outfit, Sheila! The colour of the blouse is utterly fabulous and enough to brighten any cold and grey day, and so are your funky head wrap and boa. The skirt is even more gorgeous on. Have a fantastic weekend! xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ann! I know - the skirt's colours are just so fun. Hope you had a happy weekend too!

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  8. Lovely! Such wonderful colours together and you look so cosy...

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  9. I'm all about color, so it's all good! Those shoes were a great choice.

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  10. Love the delicious apricot color in the stair photo! Overall a comfortable looking, body loving outfit. Enjoy your long weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! Yes, body-loving is a good way to describe it! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  11. This outfit makes me very happy. Tumeric is a really jubilant colour- you look glorious in it. AND with that cheerfully hued skirt too!!! Love the jewellery too!

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    1. It really is jubilant! Great word for a great colour, Kezzie. Thank you!

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  12. I love the colour and the styling of that pretty blouse! What an excellent bargain you got purchasing it! That blouse looks wonderful styled with the colourful vintage skirt, and our red lipstick makes a pretty and complementary contrast to the blouse. I also love the belt, eaarings and ring you wore with your outfit - it looks lovely, and you look fabulous wearing it.

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  13. These aren't colours I would wear, but I love seeing them in an outfit on you. That skirt is so cool!

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    1. Thanks so much! I loved wearing all these colours. I'm in love with the skirt.

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  14. Super mega wow! Two new fabulous pieces in one outfit.

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    1. I'm always excited when new pieces work together. Thank you!

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  15. I'm so with you on those little jackets/cardigans/finisher pieces - I too like that completing an outfit feeling. You look totally fabulous in this my dear and the skirt is by far the star of the show. It fits you perfectly so don't ever doubt its star quality - long may she reign!
    Anna x

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    1. I always want something on top, especially with a thin top. Thank you so much!

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