Hey, miss me? I got sick, am I've been down with the flu. I'm still sick, but draggin' my sorry self around nonetheless.
And since I have a nice comfy couch beckoning to me and it's Friday, let's chat clothes. Wednesday was Pink Shirt Day (wiki link here) so I put together an outfit with this not-yet-worn-this season pink suede shirt.
- Suede shirt - Danier Leather, consignment; last worn here in February 2018 (and I was sick there too)
- Skirt - Marc Jacobs, thrifted; last seen here in January with teal velvet and glitter galore
- Shoes - Amante, vintage, thrifted; last worn here in January with Shoulder Of Unusual Size
- Coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted; last seen here a couple of weeks ago
I knew as soon as I woke up that I was sick, but I went to work for 2 hours to get some important stuff done (office coffee order), and take care of enough of the rest of my job to be away for 2 days. I could just not go in (I know!) but it's not worth the chaos that would ensue. Being kind to myself, there.
here) and only wore it 3 times - that's only once a year since I got it. Not great, but oh, well. You can't win 'em all. *shrug*
I do love this skirt, which is why I'm wearing it again so soon (for me).
Real face. I is a sick.
Outerwear - still making an effort!
- Cashmere beret - Club Monaco, thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
- Belt - BCBG Max Azria, thrifted
- Earrings - local
- Hematite ring - thrifted
I slept most of the day on Wednesday. I think I was up for about 3 hours total. On Thursday, it was more of the same, only I still had to do my WW meeting in the evening - only 2 hours!
- Turtleneck - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here in February under my Stained Glass dress
- Dress - Kenzo, consignment; first worn here (2nd outfit) for Urbanite at the Art Gallery a week ago
- Boots - Clarks; last seen here with autumn textures in February
- Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn here in January
My Cinderella's Rags dress re-purposed from kooky artsy look to daytime work appropriate. Ta-dah!
The dress is quite full and blousy in the top, so I have tucked a bunch of it under my belt.
I'm looking forward to wearing this dress in warm weather that's more suited to the fabric.
|"You should come back to bed with me."|
Vizzini's not impressed with my faux pockets, but he was a very good cuddle-monster while I've been dealing with the onset of the flu.
Outerwear - it's getting sunnier these days, and I can almost feel spring in the air. It's officially March now, so I'm on my last month of my autumn/winter wardrobe before the Great Swap-Over.
- Fur scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
I have a lot of spring/summer things that I've bought in the last 5 months - I'm excited to build outfits with them.
- Belt - Fendi, thrifted
- White gold earrings - 10th anniversary gift from L
- Torc bracelet/ring - POLY, thrifted/vintage fair
- Crystal/silver ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
- Silver/gold cuff - JPL, vintage fair
And now, as I have promised myself, the couch beckons. I'll be taking it pretty quiet this weekend, but I'll be back on Sunday. Happy weekend and practice self-care!
I was wondering where you disappeared to. Hope you're feeling better! You look lovely in both outfits. I have to say I'm not a fan of hook & eye closures either.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dar, just hanging in there right now. Yeah, those types of closures never quite work for me.Delete
Take care, Shiela, hope you're resting up. I love the pink ruffled shirt on you, but if it's not making you feel fab, then off it goes.ReplyDelete
Your tan boots are also lovely, I'm looking out for some brown or tan long boots for this winter. I wore my last brown pair until the material flaked off. I was sad to see them go. X
Thank you, Jess. I remind myself: if I want to keep shopping, then I have to give things up!Delete
Go for leather boots next time!
Poor Sheila, of course I missed you, and I was actually relieved to see that you'd posted! I would have been the same as you, going into work to get the most urgent matters done before going home and retiring to bed. It's a good plan to take it easy this weekend. Shame about the pink blouse, as it does like amazing with the grey pleated skirt, textured belt and those divine shoes. But oh no, how can you be done with the Grape Ape? I really love this incarnation of the Poor Cinderella dress with the tan boots and massive belt. Even if I had a few doubt when I first clapped eyes on the dress, you've managed to convince me! xxxReplyDelete
Aw, thank you, Ann. I'm only thinking about the Grape Ape - I don't think I'll be doing anything drastic! Thank you for being honest about the rags dress!Delete
I do hope you are feeling better, Sheila, flu is horrible.ReplyDelete
I liked your ruffled suede blouse with the grey skirt and those fabulous shoes. I loved your Kenzo dress with the jumper underneath, the lovely boots and fab belt. What a very versatile dress!
It is, isn't it? *sniff*Delete
Thank you so much! I am looking forward to styling it in a springy way.
Oh Sheila I'm so sosrry to hear you have the flu! I hope you can rest up and recover well! I like the idea to rewear an outfit to save the hassle of trying to find a new one. And I'm in awe of your ability to get up, go into work for a few hours and return home. Last time I did that was pre-kids, now I'm like, eh, it can wait until I'm back in the office, haha! I do often regret the choice when I return to the office though! Hope you have a good, restful weekend and feel better soon! Thanks so much for your comments on my blog - about the Balenciaga bag and the shopping video, they really made me smile! :) from one $400 shoe wearer to another ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mica! Those couple of hours saved me a lot of heartache, and let me rest. Ha, yes, you get it!Delete
I was off for a few days to the UK, so I hadn't noticed that you were gone for a few days too. I hope you felt a lot better this weekend. And got to do some nice things too. The dress with the cognac belt and boots is fantastic. I absolutely love that trenchcoat too, fabulous one!ReplyDelete
Welcome back, Nancy! Thanks so much!Delete
Love the Pink Shirt Day iniciative, as it's necessary to be conscious about this problem and keep a safe atmosphere at work, at schools, everywhere. Sorry about the pink shirt, its color and ruffles are adorable!ReplyDelete
And I'm loving your rags dress, it's cool! and it looks fab with the tan belt and boots, these accessories enhance it and créate a spring-like feeling!.
I wish we'd had something like it when I was in school - I have been bullied at work as well!Delete
Thank you, Monica!
Hope you feel better! So into that Rag to Riches dress and the gorgeous boots. I didn't know about Pink Shirt Day. I was never bullied as a kid, but was just in the past few years as an adult and I was like---my goodness how would a young child handle this??? Terrible!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Becky! I love that dress too.Delete
You're lucky to have missed it as a kid, but it's just as bad as an adult!
Oh dear, sorry to hear that you've succumbed to the lurgy, hope you're well on the road to recovery now!ReplyDelete
Such a shame about the pink blouse, the colour is glorious on you.
The Cinderella dress looks fab with those gorgeous boots and chunky belt. xxx
Yes, the plague has gotten me...all sudden-like. :)Delete
I am always lured in by leather, and ruffles, even when the garment isn't really suited to me.
I'm so sorry you got the flu! Hope you are feeling much better by now. Our office has been a breeding ground of germs and every day someone has been off sick.ReplyDelete
I like the floaty dress with the wide belt and those boots - the caramel colours work great with the dress.
Thanks, Shelley - I am feeling better. It's been a rough season for sickness.Delete
As I'm so far behind with my reading I know I don't have to say get well soon as you're there already. I was sorry to see the pink ruffle top being ejected, but hey it's all about the fit isn't it?ReplyDelete
Thank you anyway! Yes, it really is - it's a great piece, but never quite worked on me.Delete
Hey She, I hope you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
The Kenzo dress with those buttery leather boots and Fendi belt are quite striking. You're a queen.
Getting there, Lorena, thanks. Aw, thank you - I loved that outfit.Delete