Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A Day for Leather Pants

Oh, my friends, today was "a day". You know that kind, the "I'm having a day" kind of day? Yup, it was A DAY. 
I figuratively hit my head on my desk a few times, mentally rolled my eyes pretty darned hard, and took deep breaths. And reminded myself, I'm wearing leather pants! That just fills me with glee.


  • Cardigan - Sparkle & Fade, swap from Sarah; last worn here in December 2018 with black and sequins
  • Sweater - Jean Paul Gaultier, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) for brunch in September 2018
  • Leather jeans - Gap, 2001, vintage store, Vancouver; last worn here for my birthday in October 2018
  • Booties - Coffee Kope Tiam, Fluevog; last seen here in January with casual sequins
  • Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn on Friday here


Despite the little things that can drive me crazy (gah! people!), I do love my job and my coworkers are awesome. Plus, the fact that I can wear this get-up to work? Bonus.
I was shocked to see that this is the first wear this season for my JPG ribcage sweater - I usually bust it out around Hallowe'en. So many clothes, so little time!

I am undecided if I will keep all of my long cardigans (all four of them) out for the next season, or just a few.
This rust one is very autumnal.

Real face - I'm loaded up on cold medication still. Just keep going...
 I'm always relieved when these leather jeans fit me. They are unforgiving!

Outerwear - it's only slightly warmer, so I definitely need my accoutrements still.
 Coat weather remains!


  • Fur scarf - thrifted
  • Wool gloves - Parkhurst


The stuff:
 Lovely taupe booties. I went Klassy and wore white sport socks in them to keep my toes secure. Pinkie toe is still sore - I really did a number on it, as it's been 2 weeks since I whacked it on the corner of a wall in the dark. The bruising is finally gone, though.

Brassy bling:
I don't wear this anatomical heart necklace very often, but I do enjoy showing people what's in it. It's a locket! Interested in what pictures L put in there? Check it out here for a laugh (pics at the bottom of that post).


  • Heart locket necklace - local, gift from L
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
  • Earrings - vintage fair
  • Eelskin bangle - faux Gucci, c. 1987, gift from Mom & Dad
  • Silver/gold cuff - JPL, vintage fair

30 comments:

  1. Sorry you had one of those days Sheila! I hope tomorrow is better! I do love the colours all together in this outfit - I'd love to add a rust cardi just like this to my wardrobe for autumn / winter, I will be keeping my eyes peeled in the opshops!

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    1. Thanks, Mica - they happen. This rust cardi paved the way for my other long cardis.

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  2. A big thumbs up for a job that allows you to wear whatever you want.
    Sorry you had one of those days but at least you looked awesome throughout. The tee shirt is perfect with those leather trousers.
    Hope the drugs work....xxx

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    1. Thanks, Vix! I'm hugely appreciative of my work environment. That's no t-shirt - it's a fine merino sweater!

      Yay, drugs!

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  3. I love your cardigan. I always try to wear a long cardigan or tunic with trousers. I don't think I would look so good as you in leather trousers though!

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    1. You never know until you try, Rebecca - I bet you'd look amazing! Thank you!

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  4. You look hot in those pants!! I love long cardis. I only had one and it's basically ruined. That heart locket is seriously amazing and L is obvi the best to put your two boyfriends in there for ya'!!!

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    1. Thanks, hon! Aw, you need to find another long cardi! Isn't that a hoot? I just laugh every time I look at it.

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  5. Glad I'm not the only one who had A DAY, I've had one two days in a row! Like you, I can wear what I want to the office, which I think is utter joy! It makes up for THE DAYS, doesn't it? Love those leather trousers, which look especially fabulous with your leather coat on top. That locket is amazing, and I love the two boyfriends put inside for you ;-) xxx

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    1. Oh, I have lots of DAYS, Ann! It's so nice when you can wear what you want - it really does make a huge difference in a workplace. Thank you!

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  6. What a kickass outfit!!! I love it! :)

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  7. Perfect outfit. Really flattering and interesting. Unique and beautiful. Don't do any of these items away.
    Greetje

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    1. Nope, I will be keeping all of them, Greetje! Thank you.

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  8. Lovely autumnal colours and the heart pendant is so unusual! Hope you have a better day tomorrow...
    xxx

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  9. I had one of those days this week when I could NOT WAIT to get home where there is only my cat, and no other people! (GAH! People! is absolutely correct). I've had to give up all my leather pants because I grew out of them :( At least one pair went to Melanie so she is getting some wear out of them. Love that heart pendant.

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    1. Yes, people. So much better when they are not around. ;-P

      Aw, I love that your leather pants got new life.

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  10. Look at you, Shiela, you're a rockstar in those leather pants! X

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  11. I think this top could go with yesterday's skirt, no? For a pretty different feel. I loved the way you wore it yesterday, fantastic - I'm pretty sure you have other fitted tops that could vary on that theme. And perhaps a short or cropped fitted jacket could go with the skirt - if it looks top-heavy it could probably be balanced by big boots. xx

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    1. Hey, that's a thought! Thanks, Radostin! Yes, I think a cropped jacket might work, and I like the idea of big boots with it!

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  12. We must count our blessings that we can wear what we want to work and have this wonderful mode of self expression. I fancy that the day would have been much, much worse if you hadn't been wearing such a funky outfit! The rib top is fab, the trousers oh-so-sexy (and yes unforgiving, but hey they still fit!) and the cardi is a lovely security layer adding the snuggle appeal - fab get up!

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    1. I so agree, Anna! I can't imagine a job where I can't dress the way I like. Thank you!

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  13. Stellar outfit! Very rock and roll, love!

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  14. haha, Hugh Jackman !
    You know I do not recall seeing that locket heart before but it's quite a stunning piece. You should wear it more.

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    1. I don't wear it that often - it's very heavy and bounces off my boobs.

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  15. Leather pants will always cheer you up and they look amazing and so classy on you ;)

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