I've come to the conclusion that nothing I wear fazes my coworkers anymore. "Oh yeah, just another Sheila outfit."
- Dress - no label, handmade, vintage 60s, thrifted; last worn here exactly a year ago, in October 2018
- Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last seen here in April with my brolly skirt
- Coat (below) - Stop Staring!, thrifted; last worn here earlier this month, over birthday grays
As you might be able to guess from the stair picture, I redid it after work when I still had some sun. I took a couple this morning but they were so dark! This one was me forgetting I'd zoomed in on the Castle (those pics came out blurry).
Looking a little fresher this morning - it was a busy day!
I wore this same belt with it last year, only with the chain in front.
The lace part is a full circle skirt.
But I always add extras (last year I took a picture of myself in my slip, here, so klassy).
Outerwear - our gorgeous sunny-but-crisp weather continues, and we are getting quite spoiled by it. I could handle this weather for the rest of the winter!
- Scarf - MetroWear, San Francisco, 2006
- Leather gloves - vintage, thrifted
- Belt - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Cuff - Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Bracelet/earrings - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Brooch - thrifted
I'll be back tomorrow with my Hallowe'en costume - I'm not going as over-the-top as in previous years (I'm feeling rather tired and worn down this year), but still dressing up.
Beautiful, I love everything about this outfit from your petticoats to your grey coat. I had never heard of Fluevogs until reading your blog. They have recently opened a store in Melbourne, Australia (I live in Brisbane) I plan to visit the store when I visit Melbourne. Thank youReplyDelete
How funny is that - another Brisbane fan of your blog! What a small world Sheila!Delete
Thank you, Miche! I very much appreciate and thank you for your comments! Oh, I know you have a store there - I get Fluevog (almost) daily updates! I hope you enjoy the store!Delete
This is a beautiful dress on you too, I really like the Copper accessories. I'm looking forward to seeing your Halloween outfit as I know you go all out - so even if it's more dialled down than usual as you are a bit run down I know it will be awesome. I hope you get to rest up a bit and recharge this weekend!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Mica, and don't get your expectations up. I didn't do much. Thank you - I really plan on it!Delete
Definitely a gorgeous dress!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rebecca! Nice to see you.Delete
Such a good outfit. Indeed for for a princess. Love all the accessories and the shoes. I am contemplating on buying boots in champagne colour for exact the same reason you mentioned: they will go with everything.ReplyDelete
I love the coat too. Especially because it is just as long as the dress. I am funny (old fashioned?) In that I prefer a coat to be the same length as the skirt or dress or longer.
Thank you, Greetje! It's a great colour - I adore metallic shoes, they are such neutrals.Delete
I think for me, as long as the coat length doesn't fight with the clothes.
Your copper princess dress looks gorgeous!!! It does look perfect for dancing / twirling in. I love how you accessorised it with the vintage copper belt, cuff, bracelet, earrings and brooch. Absolutely fabulous.ReplyDelete
Thank you, PB! It was so fun to show it off at work. Any excuse to wear my lovely copper stuff, too.Delete
That dress is divine, Sheila, and absolutely fit for a princess. That slip is gorgeous too! Good vintage slips have been as rare as hen's teeth here lately. That belt is just fabulous, as is all your other copper bling. Fantastic outfit, all in all. I am, however, just a bit envious of your admiring co-workers. I have only one colleague and she hardly ever remarks on my clothes. She's just not interested in the least :-( xxxReplyDelete
Thank you, Ann, I felt great in it. I still see vintage slips around (I had one in my cart on the weekend, and it went missing!), and grab them when they are my size. I love all my copper - and I love that my coworkers delight in my funky outfits too. That would be so sad, to have no comments.Delete
I adore those shoes. They should be stalled in a glass cabinet.ReplyDelete
Ha, but then how would I wear them, Nancy?Delete
You look like a modern princess in this copper dress. Such a pretty dress!!! The copper accessories are simply perfect as well. I also loved that you showed your underskirt and slip, I'm always curious about what kind of underwear is one supposed to wear with vintage dresses. I didn't even know one could order petticoats to wear with vintage dresses until recently. It just never occurred to me that many of them were made to be worn with petticoats. Anyhow, you look fantastic. How lucky are your coworkers, they get to look forward to your fun outfits every day.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ivana! Isn't it lovely? I wear quite a bit of vintage slips and camisoles and half-slips, especially in the colder months. I see those really fluffy petticoats in the vintage stores, but this one is a modern version.Delete
It's a great dress and I went back to the beginning of the blog to see how you styled it. The classics hold up so very well, and great cost per wear! I like this year's styling the best with all the copper accessories. Happy Halloween Shelia!ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks, Gerrilyn! It's such a cool piece and always fun to style up. Happy Hallowe'en!Delete
You're like a beautiful copper coloured butterfly in that fabulous dress! xReplyDelete
Thanks, Vix, I love that!Delete
You are a copper queen, Shiela! Looking forward to reading your next post. XReplyDelete
Oh copper princess, you've captured my heart! I adore this vintage frock, plus all of those petticoats - all so uber feminine xxReplyDelete
I have to wear this once a year, just to make sure it gets its time in!Delete
The dress is soooo pretty, and you had the perfect princess coat to wear over it. That copper belt is a spectacular piece.ReplyDelete
The belt is one of my treasures - I've never seen anything else like it, ever.Delete
woww, you look particularly gorgeous in this dress, the shape and texture are amazing and love all the layering and the magnificent lace!ReplyDelete
So wise to choose your outerwear to accommodate the shape of your clothes. I have to take notes on this!
Love your copper bling!, totally fabulous!
It is truly a wonder of a dress! Thanks so much, Monica! I always try to coordinate my clothes with my outerwear - which has led to a substantial increase in my outerwear collection...Delete
Thank you, my dear!
I love that copper dress, and the belt and shoes give it a real edge.ReplyDelete
Isn't it amazing? I knew you'd like it.Delete
The bronze accents are magnificent - I think I just have earrings and a necklace in bronze. Your make me want to have the shoes and belt too.ReplyDelete
It's copper, Lorena! Solid copper. Bronze is a different metal entirely. :) Thanks, hon!Delete