Tuesday, December 18, 2018

PANK and Polar Bear Buddies

I often go full sparkle at this time of year, but rather than limit myself to only sparkly things, this year, I'm also diving into colour. 
So unlike me! This dress is so pink it's PANK.

  • Dress - Essentiel Antwerp, consignment; last worn here in October with matchy shoes (must wear those again!)
  • Shoes - Room 502 Entrance, Fluevog; last seen here in October with double capes (I love that outfit)
  • Coat (below) - Apparence, vintage, thrifted; last worn here over my steel party dress a couple of weeks ago

In my ongoing Quest To Wear All My Tights, I'm really digging down in my collection. I'd actually pulled out another pair that matched this dress (shocking), but then I spotted these glorious floral beauties, and that was it. Lurve!
They are by Look From London, and I bought them locally many years ago from She She Shoes (sadly closed now). Totally forgot about them, or maybe I went through a no-pattern phase? I last wore them here in December 2013!

Ah, here we go: I bought them in December 2012, here. Of everything in that post from 6 years ago, I still have:

  • The velvet coat 
  • The sleeveless grey sweater
  • The grey woolly boots
  • Smoking Lily: the space jacket, the moose top (I sleep in it now), the underwear, leather card-holder (for my blog cards, which I still use) and "geek" bag
  • The Sox Trot knee-highs (still to be worn in the Quest)
  • The flower necklace

Not bad for 6 years!

Ahem, I digress, back to today's outfit. The dress is delectable, isn't it? I love the swing shape of it.
 My coworker, David, said, "This is my favourite outfit of yours EVER."

People really love colour.
 We also really love pockets!

Outerwear - I went to a work-client festive gathering after work, so I dressed up my outerwear look too.
 All the pink accessories! I love how these complement the Unsafe Polar Bear.

  • Cashmere beret - Club Monaco, thrifted
  • Fur boa - thrifted
  • Leather gloves - consignment

It was pouring rain by the time I came home. Rain rain rain. At least you don't have to shovel it.

The stuff:
 I always feel like Prince in these. Such fun shoes.

Sparkly bling:
 I loved how the orange in the tights was picked up by the necklace...and the pink and purple too!

  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Earrings - made for me by Sherri
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Amethyst/gold ring - Frances Jewellers, c. 1965, Dad's

Just as I was about to leave this morning, I went to put my coat on...
"I love the Unsafe Polar Bear, and it loves me. Our love will not be denied."

I don't know how my coat got on the floor! What a little monster.
"You should probably go - you're going to be late for work."

I'm taking that coat with me, buddy!


  1. I think you have the most adorable photos of the year with Vizzini cuddling the the Unsafe Polar Bear and trying to keep you home.

  2. People appreciate colour, don't they? I love the floral tights and how you're on a quest to wear all of yours! X

    1. Thank you, Jess! It's a mission - I still have a ways to go.

  3. Well I would have a hard time choosing my fave look of yours but this is a great contender ! Beautiful indeed.

    1. Same here, and my tastes change, so I don't have favourites. Thank you, Lorena!

  4. David's got superb taste, that is one fine outfit! Pink looks amazing on you and is perfect with those floral tights.
    Oh Vizzini, step away from the polar bear! xxx

    1. Ha, he's just not used to me! Thank you, Vix - I felt like the tights were inspired. Vizzini's found a friend...

  5. Seeing your pank Essential Antwerp dress always makes my day. This must be my favourite version on it. It's absolutely fabulous with those floral tights and Prince shoes! Love the sparkly necklace too. I see Vizzini is at it again! Naughty boy, but then again you can't blame him: the unsafe polar bear does look particularly snugly! xxx

    1. Like a piece of home, for you! I love it too, such a gorgeous piece. The Polar Bear is very snuggly, and Vizzini loves faux fur.

  6. Wonderful outfit! So pank...the tights are fantastic and how ell they match your fab necklace. Talking of matching how lovely all your matching outerwear look with the unsafe polar bear coat.

    Is Vizzini demonstrating the love that dare not speak its name?

    Happy Christmas!

    1. Thank you, Vronni! I do like my matchy stuff! Ha, yes, I do believe he is: cat/coat love. Happy Christmas to you!

  7. People do love colour! I can imagine your co worker said that. I can imagine you sheer people up with your beautiful outfits!

  8. I love all the colour in this outfit too Sheila! :) I always feel so happy when I wear pink, I need more of it in my wardrobe! :)

    1. I used to hate pink, Mica - I can't even imagine that now. Go for it! That's an easy New Year's resolution: more pink!

  9. Hey, I'm thinking of registering U.S. legal protection to the "PANK" expression. You, of course, have Canadian rights to it. :-)

  10. wowww, I'm loving your PAnK dress more and more!, love its kinda 60's groovy attitude, and it looks fabulous with the tights and purple shoes (yesss, they totally rock!!). And sparkly necklace!
    You look gorgeous!


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