Today was a quiet day, for a Monday. I deliberately picked a very comfy outfit in a nice soothing colour to ease myself back into the work-week.
- Blouse - Eileen Fisher, thrifted; purchased here for $19.95
- Skirt - Talbots, thrifted; last worn here in March for our anniversary trip to Vancouver
- Boots - Prepare Map, Fluevog; last seen here (4th outfit) in October for Thanksgiving at Mom's
- Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted; last worn here in February
I bought this 100% silk blouse for cheap; it was likely priced low because of stains down the front of it. I've since washed it (it was labeled machine wash!) and most of the stains came out. I sweated in it today so in the wash it goes again.
I wore a fitted tank-style cami under it for smoothing and extra warmth - I wasn't sure how my temperatures would react in pure silk. It was perfect, and modulated my body's weird flashes quite well.
It was freezing this morning - was it time for...the Unsafe Ocelot??
I like the swagger of fabulous bigass coats worn open, so here you go.
- Scarf - V. Fraas, thrifted
- Wool gloves - Parkhurst
- Necklace - Renoir, vintage 60s
- Cuff/necklace - Renoir, vintage 60s
- Bracelet - Renoir, vintage 60s
I've bought so much copper, from thrift stores, vintage fairs and other places that I've forgotten where I got most of it. It's all second-hand, though.
Only you could find a gorgeous silk blouse that "happens" to match your even-more-gorgeous boots! Such a great outfit!ReplyDelete
Heh, that's what happens when your closet gets to a certain size, Cynthia! Everything starts to match! Thank you so much.Delete
Hooray for the Unsafe Ocelet - worth sweating to death for, it's utterly fabulous.ReplyDelete
How fortuitous that those amazing boots match your new blouse perfectly - thrifting karma after last week's blue and black blip! xxx
I so agree - even when sweating, I feel fabulous in it! I know, I was so excited when I realized that they were a perfect match! Thanks, Vix!Delete
Oooh, copper and mauve - such a good combo. LiseReplyDelete
Thanks, Lise! I was going to go silver, and then realized how nice the copper looked.Delete
I love how colourful this outfit is - the shirt is such a good match with the boots! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mica! I'm head-to-toe mauve!Delete
Fab outfit and the boots are spectacular! Glad to see the Unsafe Ocelot out...ReplyDelete
The Unsafe Ocelot has her fans, I see! :) Thanks so much, Vronni!Delete
I've been having a thing for mauve lately, so this one is getting my full approval. Your boots are incredible and I love how the skirt and your hair almost match too! So glad to see the return of the Unsafe Ocelot. Totally fabulous look with that wonderful leopard scarf! xxxReplyDelete
It's such a great colour (great with red hair too), Ann. Thank you! I'm happy to have the Unsafe Ocelot back in rotation for a few short months.Delete
What a amazing coat! I think you feel like a milllion bucks wearing it!ReplyDelete
I think you're absolutely right, Nancy! Thanks!Delete
you are a woman of colors just like me!! Love your animal print faux fur coat!!
you look amazing!!
Thank you so much, Marisa! We love our colour, don't we? :)Delete
love your matching silk blouse and boots. Lovely skirt and coat to match as well. I do love to see colours worn in autumn and winter. Some people just switch to a darker wardrobe, but I feel that in the colder months, I need to see colour more. I do believe colours can influence or mood- and using them to ease a work week is a great idea. You look lovely !ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ivana! I know, I've been trying to wear more colour and not fall into the habit of a dark wardrobe. Thank you!Delete
Ooh, I love the colors/shades in this outfit!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ally! It's fun to play with monochromatic looks. :)Delete
YESSSS to the purplish perfection of this outfit! I love the boots- soooo nice and also the gorgeous blouse and tights! Dreamy Sheila!!ReplyDelete
I have to admit, I really loved wearing this entire outfit. I felt awash in purple. Thanks, Kezzie!Delete
So fabulous that you found this silk blouse that matches perfectly your boots!, mauve/purple shades can be so tricky!. And I'm loving your Unsafe Ocelot!, you totally rock in this!ReplyDelete
When your wardrobe is huge, it's actually pretty easy to find matchy things, but I was really happy with finding a match to these boots! Thank you, my dear!Delete
Lovely outfit, Shiela- I like the matching colours.ReplyDelete
Hooray for the unsafe ocelot coat. You nailed my thoughts exactly - the swagger of big coats is fantastic. X
Me too, you can't go wrong with some matchy! Yup, you have to always be ready to swag!Delete
If I could wear Fluevogs, those boots would be on my top five list of ones to get. I love the colour and the stompy platform. Excellent colour matching.ReplyDelete
Aw, sorry to hear that they don't work for you - I would really recommend trying on a bunch of different styles, though, as there's often one that will work for your foot! They have lots of styles I'm not able to wear.Delete