Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Polka Dots and Pixels, and a Petulant Kitty

This is my first five-day work week since August, and I am feeling it. Is the weekend here yet? 
Getting in my wearing this season of these red polka dot trousers - I've been very good with cutting back on my snacks and they are finally fitting again.


  • Silk blouse - Roche de Paris, vintage 80s, vintage fair; last worn here in June with a pirate skirt
  • Trousers - Tara Jarmon, consignment; last seen here in August 2018 with a pajama jacket
  • Shoes - Sol Sana; last worn here in August with a very short skirt
  • Coat (below) - Prosperity, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) on the long weekend with space pants


They are a snug fit, and I don't like my pants fitting overly tight, so they are a good way for me to keep myself in the right size range. I need to stay fitting in my favourite clothes!
"Going on about your stupid pants when I'm right here?"

Vizzini just plunked himself down in the doorway to the den when I started taking pictures. I knew he was paying attention because his ears were bent backwards, listening to the camera timer beeping.

I loved wearing this thick silk blouse again, and still get a kick out of the "modern" pixel pattern - pixels were new and exciting in the 80s!
"Seriously, no one cares."

Oh, Vizzini, what a petulant kitty you are! He completely refused to look at the camera, despite my coaxing.
"The camera loves me, but you don't."

I had to wear a coat in the morning, but was sweaty on the walk home - the sun came out!
"Ho hum, how dull you are, Woman."

Let's just throw another pattern in there, shall we?

The stuff:
These shoes are so comfy, and I love that angled block heel too. This is probably their last outing for the season, as they get packed away for six months soon.

Silver bling:
 Just a few bold pieces.


  • Earrings - Brenda Schoenfeld, 1992, vintage mall
  • Shield ring - Nine West
  • Silver/onyx ring - Tocara, vintage fair


Before I left the house in the morning, I looked to see where Vizzini had disappeared to - I found him out on the deck. Hey, watcha looking at, buddy?
"Something far more interesting than you."

I managed to coax him into the house and to sit with me.
"I know you're leaving me, but I accept this cuddle."

I need to go give him some attention and lap-time now!

23 comments:

  1. Cute outfit, I love polkadots they're so cheery and the blouse is very pretty. Don't pack away the shoes! They are very similar to what's debuting for fall/winter lots of whites, off whites and patterns in shoes. I was chilly this morning and then like you hot in the afternoon. I wore a suit jacket at work today and it was off and on all day. I find it hard choosing clothing this time of year.

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    1. Oh, those shoes are getting packed away, Dar. I have close to 100 pairs, and they can't all stay out! I have to make room for the fall/winter shoes! You know I don't follow trends, although I like knowing what they are! Thanks so much!

      I know, it's cold in the mornings now - I've been enjoying getting reacquainted with my coat collection. Layers is key!

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  2. Love those polka dots pants! The printed blouse is wonderful and I really like the coat. Lovely shoes as well. You look fabulous in this combo dear.

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  3. They are such fun pants - a nice way to cheer yourself up on a long work week! :)

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    1. They are - I've had them for years and still love them. Thanks, Mica!

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  4. Shiela, your red polka dot pants look amazing on you- you look so slim.

    Vizzini reminds me of a cute little cat I befriended last week. It looked like a young cat and was very frightened, so I gave it some food and hoped it would return but it hasn’t. I sure hope it does, black cats are so cute. X

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    1. Oh, you are too kind, Jess! Thank you!

      He is very cute. Aw, I hope that little black kitten is okay!

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  5. The pants look amazing but I know what you mean about snug-ness. I have a pair of (women's) pants I want to wear often but they have no stretch in them and after struggling to pull them on, I lose the energy to continue wearing them regardless of how cute they are.

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    1. Ooh, yes, and that non-stretchiness can do a number on our brains and self-confidence, can't it? I have to psych myself up for these!

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  6. Vizzini: "I can hear the camera, so I'm going to come and refuse to pose." Cat's gonna cat!

    Snacks do have a habit of creeping on... I'm so glad I've been able to give them up! Those trousers are better than snacks.

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    1. Yes, you're so right, Mim! What a little devil he is.

      I don't give them up entirely, but I try to do fruit + 0% Greek yoghurt instead of chips.

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  7. I'm hearing you on the five day working week! But what a gorgeous outfit you've picked. Those polka dot trousers are definitely worth cutting back on snacks for. I should do the same but the weight doesn't shift as easily as it did before. The pixel pattern blouse and those marvellous shoes are just perfect with those trousers. I guess Vizzini was just being a typical cat, as I find it near to impossible to get Phoebe to look at the camera! Weekend is getting nearer ... xxx

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    1. Three more years and I'm going to reduce my work week to 4 days, Ann! Aw, thank you so much - even as little as 5lbs really shows on my clothes, so I have to keep tabs on it. I wouldn't want to grow out of my Alexander McQueen trousers, or these lovely dotty babies!

      Yes, Vizzini ignores my imprecations to pose. I have to get him in the right mood! Only two more days, we can do this!

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  8. Almost weekend! My cats never pose normal. They always look totally different in photos then as how I see them. Does that make sense? Anyway, have a good evening!

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    1. Ha, that totally makes sense to me, Nancy! Happy almost weekend to you, my dear!

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  9. He's SUCH an intelligent cat! You can tell from the quantity of whiskers he has!
    I do like those polka dot pants- they are pretty and I like the incentive of wearing them to keep a certain size- I should try that!!

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    1. He really is very smart. Thanks, Kezzie! They are excellent motivators.

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  10. Oh Vizzini, such a pouty boy! You know we all love you. Those are excellent pants, and good on you for giving up the snacks. I need to eat less of those - I don't want to have to keep buying larger size pants.

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    1. He is such a sulky thing, ha ha! Thank you, Shelley - they are a good reminder that I need to stay fitting in my favourites!

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  11. Totally loving all of this pattern play today Sheila! I had a bit of fun this evening trying on some new clothes and pattern play popped up quite by chance. Isn't it great that we have such fun with our clothes xxx

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    1. Thanks, my dear! I need to so some playing in my closet - I'm finding my fall wardrobe a little intimidating/overwhelming right now. I need to find the fun!

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