Friday, January 18, 2019

Casual Friday: Monster Vest and New Boots

Friday is here, and ooh boy, am I glad. As a special treat, I am actually posting on Friday instead of saving this for Sunday, just to remove some of the time spent on the Bigass Weekend Wrap-up. 
 Another ruffled blouse, Monster Vest and my new boots. Oh, and jeans.

  • Monster Vest - Zara, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) for our trip to Vancouver in March 2018
  • Silk blouse - Emporio Armani, thrifted; first worn here with red suede in August 2018
  • Jeans - Levi Strauss bike commuter jeans, thrifted; last seen here in December 2018 with my $1,000 dollar blouse
  • Boots - Truths Teah, Fluevog; purchased here for $299.00
  • Coat (below) - Zara, gift from Dominique; last seen here in November 2018

I reassured many of my coworkers that Monster Vest was not actually made from real Muppets.
 I see these faux fur vests in thrift stores frequently - if you ever get one, be warned. They are HOT to wear. As in sweaty. Very sweaty.

Back into the wash goes my silk blouse (I sweated in it last time I wore it too).
 The colour does appear to match my hair perfectly, but the silk is actually pale grey with burgundy dots (proof here).

I still felt badass all day and strode about my office gleefully shaking my fur at my colleagues.
 Looking forward to the weekend.

Outerwear - this is one of a few coat that fits over Monster Vest. I went with this one because, did I mention? this vest is HOT to wear. Also, it's a really groovy shape.
 A snuggly fur scarf and elbow-length leather gloves and I am set.

  • Fur boa - thrifted
  • Gloves - Club Monaco, consignment

The stuff:
 First wearing of these boots, and they were fabulous. The shaft is quite stiff, but the ankle area loosened up quite a bit over the day.

Badass bling:
Nothing that would catch on the faux fur.

  • Grommet belt - gift from Ruth
  • Crystal ring - Soul Flower
  • Obsidian/silver ring - gift from Mom & Dad, c. 1984
  • Earrings - Glee

And now, I am off to make dinner and chill out.
"And letting me in the hallway!"

No, buddy, you are not allowed out there.

Wishing you all a relaxing weekend!


  1. I love the ruffles and faux fur together, such a fun combo! Enjoy your upcoming weekend Sheila!

    1. Thanks so much, Mica! I hope you had a good weekend too!

  2. Oh, those boots! I blame you for hooking me on Fluevog shoes. :)

  3. What wonderfully muted colours in this outfit. I'd swear the blouse is a pale lavender but I take your word for it that's it grey..Love the ruffled blouse and the contrast with the hairy vest. I love these type of vests but they make me look huge and I have enough sleeveless vest as it is...

    The new boots are fab and what an amazing white coat that is!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Thank you! It's true - I even posted the link of proof of the blouse! Yeah, they do add a lot of visual bulk. The coat is actually pale blue (it matches my walls).

  4. Very fun outfit for a Friday! Enjoy your weekend!

  5. You are looking very badass in your Monster Vest, Sheila! Ready to tackle that last day of the week ... Love the ruffle blouse, such a shame the camera didn't catch the fabric's details, so thanks for including that link as a reminder. It is rather a lovely blouse. I've started sweating just by looking at this blouse + Monster Vest, though ;-) Enjoy your weekend! xxx

    1. Thanks so much, Ann! The pattern of the blouse blurs in person too. So much sweating, ha ha. Happy weekend to you!

  6. Ooo, you're wearing THE boots, they are wonderful. I am especially fond of ruffled shirts, they remind me of the shirts Anita Pallenberg and Keith Richards wore in the 60s and 70s. X

    1. Aren't they lovely? I also love ruffled shirts - they are up there among my favourite things.

  7. What perfect boots! And a steal at that price. I can imagine you felt bad ass. That coat it a different style but indeed really cute.

    1. I love them and I'm so glad I got them. The coat is really unusual, isn't it? I like it. Thanks, Greetje!

  8. Jajaj, I was concerned about this vest being made of actual Muppets you know ! ;)
    It looks like it was a fun outfit to wear-

    1. Lol, no, I would never do that, ha ha! It was very fun!


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