Thursday, January 17, 2019

Snazzy Plaid and Ruffles and Velvet. And Sparkles.

My outfit is all the adjectives today. 
 Velvet. Gold. Pleated. Ruffled. Paisley. Plaid. Wool. Glitter. Snazzy!


  • Blazer - Pink Tartan, consignment; purchased here for $38.98
  • Blouse - CABi, consignment; last seen here in February 2018 with Monday's velvet dress (I love that outfit)
  • Trousers - Talbots, thrifted; last worn here (5th outfit) in October 2018 - first outfit of autumn
  • Shoes - Seychelles; last seen here in December 2018 with black and shiny paisley
  • Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn here a couple of weeks ago


Today was an okay day, but I'm feeling emotionally worn out. Dealing with people is hard! I am feeling the need to introvert. So today's outfit is about faking it till you make it, and clothing as armour.
Keeping in theme this week, and starting with this lovely pleated ruffled blouse - it has pleated ruffles at the cuffs as well, although they're mostly hidden by the jacket.

Isn't this green velvet piece of amazeballs the BEST? Some of you might recall my old grass-green velvet jacket, last seen here in May 2017. It didn't make the cut and I've since given it away. This jacket is so much nicer, but the same colour. What a win!
However, like my old jacket, this one is going into my spring/summer wardrobe, where it will not ever be worn under a coat again. This much velvet and my trenchcoat? It was like wearing velcro in a room full of wool.

I wore it buttoned thusly, to allow the ruffles to escape.
 I love these fully-lined wool trousers. They have a touch of dark green in the plaid.

All buttoned up. Two of the buttons popped off near the end of the day.
 The gold buttons are really lovely - very heavy and detailed (pic here). It will be a joy sewing them back on (*snort*).

Outerwear - I did not need any of the accoutrements all day.
 I wrestled with this coat every minute I had it on - the lining was like sticky-tape on the velvet.


  • Toque/scarf/gloves - Danier Leather


The stuff:
 So glittery! I liked the way these anchored the outfit and balanced with the bits of gold from the buttons.

Sparkly bling:
First wearing of these thrifted earrings. I declare them: Adequate!


  • Earrings - thrifted; purchased for $3.12 here - first wearing
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy

26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous green velvet jacket--damn buttons! I totally get it about needing a people time-out.

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    1. Yup, I hate sewing buttons too! But the weekend is here - I can hide. :)

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  2. bring on the velvet, plaid, ruffles and golden buttons! because everything is lovely!!
    I'm loving your velvet jacket, such a fab color (and shape!) and your plaid pants!. As a huge fan of velvet (and corduroy) I've laughed loudly at 'wearing velcro in a room full of wool'; mwhaha! so true!!
    besos

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    1. Aw, thank you, sweetheart! I know, right? Why is velvet so danged sticky?

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  3. Very snazzy - loving all those different textures and fabrics. I adore the touch of velvet, and the jolliness of plaid.

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    1. Thank you, Gail! I love velvet too - plaid is an easy pairing with it.

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  4. You know that I too have a soft spot for velvet, so I am appreciating this piece!

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    1. Oh, me too, Lorena. You would want to stroke it in person, it's so soft.

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  5. What a fun outfit, Sheila. Of course, that wonderful green velvet jacket has a starring role. It really looks amazing on you. Love the frilly blouse peeking out. And those tartan trousers are divine. I don't think I've ever owned a pair of fully lined trousers. Had a good chuckle at 'wearing velcro in a room full of wool'. Not a pleasant thought, though! Have a wonderful weekend, my dear! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann. Lined trousers are very luxurious. Happy weekend!

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  6. Gorgeous combination as always. That is a delicious shade of green and I adora velvet. Gorgeous plaid trousers also, I am hoping I can fit into my vintage Chanel ones soon. Beautiful earrings and I understand how you feel. It is a good time to introvert . So cold here I feel like hibernating also.

    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks, Elle! Ooh, you have vintage Chanel trousers? I must see! Hibernation would be nice.

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  7. I love all those rich colors and textures! The green jacket is gorgeous. Awesome outfit! Sewing buttons is not one of my favorite things. I like to sew with a machine, but anything involving hand-sewing is not fun.
    Hope you have some time for some introverting. I need lots of that too. Me and cats...haha!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryene! I hate hand-sewing. Ugh. Yes, much introverting will happen soon! A cat will be involved.

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  8. You! Feel the need to introvert! Please no! Luckily you didn't! I love tartan trousers, I wore them a couple of weeks ago on the blog! Happy weekend love!

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    1. Oh, yes, I'm very much an introvert (and playing with verbing my nouns, too). I remember your tartan trousers, Nancy! Happy weekend to you!

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  9. Hi Shiela, I love the velvet blazer and plaid pants, perfect combination to pick yourself up after a not so good day. Hope today is better for you. X

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    1. Thank you so much, Jess. It was better, especially now that the weekend is here!

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  10. Oh dear, sewing....say no more!

    Lovely outfit. I am lusting after a green velvet jacket but I only ever see browns and blacks, one day...

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    1. Ugh, I need to just DO IT. It's so hard to find jackets and blazers that aren't black and brown (or tan, yuck).

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  11. Tell me about it. I think we're alike in our personalities.

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  12. Good outfit, swell jacket. Wool is a No No work with me. Always itches, but the trousers are lovely to look at. I agree with you that the glitter shoes anchor the outfit and go well with the golden buttons. They are great. Wouldn't mind them myself. OK and throw in the velvet jacket for good measure. Oh no... You have a much smaller size. Rats.
    My velvet jackets (I haven't got many), always have to go under my winter parka. It is the only coat that works.
    Greetje

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    1. As the trousers are lined, you can't even feel the wool. The jacket is not sized correctly - it's not a 2 (per the label), but more like a 6 or 8 US/Can.

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    2. If I ever find another jacket like this in a larger size, I will buy it and ship it to you!

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