Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Origami and Green, With Peonies and Pink

Today's outfit was planned around these lovely new-to-me shoes, plus an old favourite.
I often have to correct people, so I'm saying it right up front: this is not a jacket. It is a shirt. It's sheer black mesh, with strips of cotton bias tape sewn in these intricate shapes.


  • Shirt - Cartise, consignment; last worn here in April 2018 with pink pants and white shoes
  • Trousers - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here in September 2018 under a dress
  • Shoes - Forever 21, consignment; purchased here in for $12.50
  • Jacket (below) - Gap, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in March


Why do a plain white shirt when you can do something with this level of detail?
 I call this my origami shirt, as it reminds me of folded paper.

Amazing, isn't it? I first bought it here in December 2015 for $24.00, and I've now worn it 8 times.
 Same with these vividly bright green trousers. Why have plain, when you can do a textured weave?

Plain bores me.
 Even though this is a pretty basic outfit, I need that detail.

Outerwear - it's bloody windy out!
 I don't remember where I got this scarf...*digs around* Oh, apparently I thrifted it for $6.50 back in 2011 (first seen here with a plain little black dress...which - shocking! - I no longer have).


  • Silk scarf - Marc Rozier

Done up. I don't mind the shirt hanging out (it's better than butt-crack-a-lackin'!).

 Loving this bright PANK jacket. Can you tell?

The stuff:
 I was iffy on these pink shoes when I bought them. Forever 21?? They must be shoddy quality! But they were great to wear; very comfy and easy to walk in. They stood up very well over the day.

Shiny bling:
I love the peonies on the toes.


  • Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
  • Earrings - vintage fair

28 comments:

  1. The shirt is beautiful, its unique and I love the textural element. Vibrant pink always rocks in my books. I who doesn't love green pants? Great outfit!

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    1. Thank you so much, Dar! I love all these bright colours to show off the cool shirt.

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  2. I love pink and green together, it's pure Bollywood! Your not-a-jacket blouse is a work of art and I completely understand why you adore your Pank jacket, I do too! xxx


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    1. Oh, totally Bollywood, Vix, good call. I love this shirt - it's definitely a keeper - and it's crazy how much I love the pank jacket!

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  3. I like the pink and green together, and I am really loving that jacket so very much! :) I need to be more adventurous with my (plain!) green pants. I find green tricky to wear and I'm trying to make more of an effort to wear it but I seem to favour neutrals with it.

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    1. Thanks, Mica! Green is a great colour - mix it with your blues if you aren't sure what to do with it. Neutrals are great too!

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  4. Pretty shirt. Adorable jacket. Nice mix of colors.

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  5. The shoes are so pretty!!! Love pink and green and all the textures!

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    1. Aren't they? I was so impressed with them. Thanks, Becky!

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  6. Love the origami shirt. What a trouvaille.
    Greetje

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  7. Your origami shirt is a show stopper, Sheila! And obviously I'm a big fan of your green trousers. Icing on the cake is your PANK jacket. Pink and green is one of my favourite combinations. Such a cheerful sight and perfect for Spring! Can't believe those shoes are Forever 21. Such exquisite embroidery. xxx

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    1. It's an amazing piece, Ann - people love to look at it. Pink and green were meant to go together! I know, I'm boggled at how nice the shoes are!

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  8. I think I'm in love with those shoes! Fan tas tic! And what about that blouse? Never seen a blouse like that, very original.

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  9. The shoes are so pretty! I must say that they seem to be a condensed version of your jacket and scarf!!! The amazing green trousers are my favourite item though. The origami blouse is really pretty too!x

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    1. Nice, that's exactly what I was going for, Kezzie, thank you!

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  10. Plain bores me too, I absolutely understand the sentiment.

    Your pink shoes are gorgeous, they remind me of something Jeannie would have worn in the 60s.
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    1. I had bright pink pants, Jess, and I got rid of them because they were boring! No texture!

      Thanks - you mean like in "I Dream of Jeannie"? Love it!

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  11. I'm a big fan of pink and green worn together so I think this is an awesome Spring look. Of course, the origami shirt is the star.

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  12. woww, I totally agree on textures adding a lot of interest!, and you rock textures!. Love your origami shirt, it's a stunning piece, and love the green pants and how you created a green&pink color combo around your new shoes!. Your jacket and scarf totally rock too!
    besos

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  13. Yay, your pank jacket is indeed very similar to my new yellow one! And those shoes are almost identical to a blue pair I bought last year. Oh goodness what great taste we have Sheila! Oh, and yes, you look fab by the way - it's always a winner that origami shirt x

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    1. Aren't they twins?? How funny - what similar tastes we have! Thank you, hon!

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  14. Spring has certainly entered your outfits, the closet change is so very evident. This outfit makes me smile and I found a pair of trousers that could easily match the origami shirt. I will post it with the April purchases or if i get to wear it before the end of the month.
    I've been traveling for work and not been around that much :(

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    1. It really has! Ooh, I can't imagine what pants like this shirt would look like, but they sound cool. Aw, I hope you are home again soon - I have missed you!

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