Thursday, August 1, 2019

Peacock, Pink and Brocade

One more day and we have a long weekend! It's BC Day long weekend for us, which means that we get Monday off. No actual holiday to be celebrated or anything, just a stat holiday. 
 I'll take it! Today, I broke out my new brocade Fluevogs for their first spin.


  • Silk top - White House Black Market, consignment; last worn here with plaid trousers in May
  • Skirt - Evan Davies, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in June 2018 with whites
  • Shoes - Tudor Prysten, Fluevog; purchased here for $119.00
  • Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here in July


Of course, I had to build the outfit around the shoes, let them shine, but it's not like I'm going to wear beige or anything! This peacock blue/green blouse is a stretch silk (washable!). I love the colour.
 And I've had the skirt for over 5 years - it's vintage leather.

Although I only wear it once a year, it's a classic.
A hot pink leather high-waisted pencil skirt is a wardrobe staple.

At least for me, it is!
 Can you believe it's August and I'm wearing a coat?
 No, me neither. It's warm out, but it still doesn't really feel very summery. Here's hoping we get some warmth for the long weekend!

The stuff:
These shoes were lovely - a little stiff in the heel, but I can see them loosening up nicely. They had many fans, at both jobs.

Gold bling:
 It's all round. I like round shapes.


  • Belt - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Bracelet - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection, consignment
  • Earrings - vintage fair
  • Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
  • Tiger brooch - consignment


I pinned this guy over one shoulder, and then pinned my shirt to my bra strap so it wouldn't pull on the silk.
"I'm a scary tiger, rar!"
You're really not.

My friends, I will be back on Monday with tales of adventure and a Bigass Wrap-up. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by.

25 comments:

  1. Very nice outfit. I agree with you about a good leather pencil skirt in a bright colour. Never to be thrown out.
    The brooch is a very nice addition and of course the focus is on these awesome shoes.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Greetje

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    1. Thank you, Greetje! I have a couple of favourite leather skirts that I keep saving, year after year.

      Happy weekend to you!

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    2. I have two leather pencil skirts, the orange one and a black one. There is something not right about the black one, cannot put my finger on it.

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    3. Time to start searching for a new black leather skirt! I have had many in my closet over the years. It's an ongoing quest for the Perfect Black Leather Skirt.

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  2. My eyes first admired the colorful outfit but then the saw the shoes and I thought "WOW these look so royal..." I am such a fan of this fabric - the name Tudor is perfect.

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    1. Thank you! I love the shoes. I can't wait to wear them again.

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  3. Oh yes, there is that beautiful brooche again! I love it so much! I told you about that time I saw it on the TV right. At antique road show or something like that. Everytime I'm in the UK in a antique shop, I'm on the hunt for it! I know one day I'll find it! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I remember how much you love it, Nancy! I'm always on the lookout for these articulated brooches at the local vintage fairs.

      Thanks, happy weekend to you!

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  4. Lovely outfit and oh the shoes are magnificent! Have a fabulous holiday weekend.

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    1. Aren't they awesome? Thanks so much, Vronni! Happy weekend to you!

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  5. Sitting on the bus and catching up on my blog reading this morning, I couldn't have been happier when I saw your post pop up. What an absolutely stunning outfit, Sheila. Combining that fabulous peacock blue top, the hot pink leather skirt and your amazing new Fluevogs was a stroke of genius. And then there's all your lovely round bling and the non-scary tiger! You made me start the day with a smile, Sheila! Have a fabulous weekend! xxx

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    1. Aw, thanks so much for the sweet comment, Ann! Lots of colour always makes me feel good, and I had to give my new shoes a worthy outfit! Glad to give you a smile, and wishing you a wonderful weekend, my dear!

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  6. OMG what an amazing outfit. Everything is gorgeous individually and together the whole really is greater than the sum of the parts. I especially love/covet the shoes, the skirt - ok, all of it!!! Love all your combos and this has to be my fav yet.

    I missed seeing Vizzini pics today. I have a kitty (Siriuis Black Cat) who looks a lot like Vizzini except his paws and chin are black. Sirius thinks he is a pitbull (like his dog).

    Love from Austin, TX
    Dena, Sirius & Fifi (said AmStaff - pittie)

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    1. Aw, thank you, Dena! That is so sweet of you. :)

      I know, Mr. Vizzini wasn't into having his pic taken last night and was hiding this morning - what a diva! Aw, your Sirius Black (great name) sounds beautiful! Vizzini thinks he is a human.

      I promise Vizz pics in the weekend wrap-up!

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  7. Such a great first wearing of the shoes and I love the colourful outfit you paired them with! So fun but still lets them shine :) Enjoy your extra day off!

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  8. We are enjoying a long weekend here in Ontario too! It's stinkin' hot again though so no nice outfits for me. A hot pink leather skirt is definitely a classic and a KEEPER!

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    1. Ugh, I hope it cools off for you soon, Shelley!

      Thanks, it's a fave!

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  9. Ahh, the Fluevogs!

    I love how you’ve styled the tiger brooch. I initially thought it was part of the shirt. X

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    1. Thanks, Jess! Nope, he's my wee tiger riding around on me.

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  10. All weekend I asked Canadians why they have today off and nobody knew. They just said it's a "civic holiday."

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    1. Oops... meant to type "civil holiday."

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    2. Yup, just a civic holiday, no reason. Looks like it might have been a political gambit at some point, which makes sense.

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  11. wowww, total fabulousness!!, I do love your leather skirt, such a magnificent color!, your blouse is so cool, the color and shape are fab, and the tiger on your shoulder totally rocks!. Obviously, your shoes are gorgeous!, what a fab outfit!
    besos

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    1. Aw, thanks, Monica! I loved all the colour in this outfit.

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