Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sparkles Started, and the Unsafe Ocelot

I have a lot of sparkly clothes - which shocks absolutely no one who knows me - and I like to wear them at this time of year! 
 I decorate myself! Why limit yourself to trees?

  • Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in July with a Marimekko skirt
  • Skirt - Club Monaco, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in December 2017 for a social day on the town
  • Shoes - Seychelles; last worn here in October with a blue blazer
  • Unsafe Ocelot (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted; last seen here in February

When I have an uber-sparkly piece like this skirt, I tend to ground it with a solid top. Black may be predictable, but this sweater has a vintage-inspired cut that looks great on me.
 And it allows the jewelry and the shiny, SHINY skirt to...shine. The skirt is a rust-colour, woven with ginormous paisley shapes. It's box-pleated all the way around - that gives it lovely movement.

It's stitched down to the upper thigh, so it stays nice and flat. It's a poofy skirt that doesn't look poofy!
I wore a full-length vintage black slip under this for extra warmth - you can just see the hem in this picture.

Outerwear - the Unsafe Ocelot makes an appearance! Welcome, welcome, Unsafe Ocelot. Good to see you.
 I like it best worn open like this, but when I have it on, I'm fully bundled up.

Like so.
 This is the softest, snuggliest coat ever! L bought it for me, new with tag, for $34.99 at Flavour Upstairs here in October 2015. How did I manage winter without it?

  • Fur toque - Danier Leather
  • Fur scarf - thrifted
  • Gloves - Parkhurst

Since I already had the Unsafe Polar Bear, this had to be the Unsafe Ocelot.
 The coat is quilted inside, and there is a big split at the back for walking.

The stuff:
 Oh, yes, there will be sparkles. Let the sparkling begin!

Gold bling:
Finally wearing these new-to-me gold-dipped floral earrings, which I've decided are bits of carnations.

  • Bracelet - Lia Sophia, thrifted
  • Metal flower pin - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Floral ring - Sarah Coventry, vintage shop in Powell River
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Earrings - vintage fair, purchased here for $8.00 - first wearing


  1. woww, I love your golden paisley skirt, the texture and shape are magnificent! and also love your fabulous accessorizing and the unsafe ocelot (quilted! so great!)
    You Rock!

    1. Thank you, my dear! I know, the coat is amazing. Such a great piece.

  2. That is one of the most beautiful skirts I have ever seen. Just gorgeous. Perfect with the plain black sweater but lifted by the gold pin and I love the sparkly shoes!

    The unsafe ocelot looks so warm and cosy.

    Hope your week is going well.

  3. You have the best sparkly pieces so I'm thrilled it's sparkle season! I really like the texture of the skirt and the shoes are the perfect pairing with it! :)

    1. I know, I'm excited to break them all out and get my sparkle on. Thank you, Mica!

  4. Oh yes, sparkle ox-pleat skirt and amazing coat!!!

  5. That skirt is utterly wonderful on you - such a great shape! The Unsafe Oceleot looks like something to live in over winter what with the quilting, the belt and how effin' fab it looks on you! xxx

    1. Thanks so much, Vix! Yes, between Polar Bear and Ocelot, I'm pretty covered for glam winter coats!

  6. I love your sparkly outfit, it really made my day! The skirt is fabulous and you did well combining it with the black jumper, especially with your Mom's flower pin pinned to it. Your Unsafe Ocelot must be one of the most fabulous coats I've ever seen. I bet you won't ever get cold wearing it. I really must dig out my great aunt's leopard coat ... xxx

    1. Wearing sparkly stuff definitely lifts my mood. Thank you so much, Ann! I knew you would love the Ocelot. Ooh, get that leopard coat out!

  7. Fantastic coat. What is even more fantastic is that L bought it for you!

    1. When we are out together, he usually will buy me pieces that I hesitate over - such a sweetheart. Thanks so much, Nancy!

  8. Sparkles and fur signal that winter, nay Christmas is almost upon us. (My upcoming post on Sunday looks more like a summer outfit in comparison to this!) Anyway darling, I love the coat worn open too - it's very rock star!

    Anna x

    1. It's a fun change for this time of the year - I always look forward to it. There is something about a badass coat worn open, hey?

  9. Wow, what a fabulous outfit, the skirt is gorgeous! X

  10. Welcome back, Unsafe Ocelot! That is a marvelous coat.

  11. Bring on the bling ! It's the season !
    I think this is such a great assemble, the addition of the gold flower brooch ties it together.

    1. Thank you! I know, it would not have been right without some bling (brooch or necklace).


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