Monday, December 9, 2019

Green Velvet and Gold Sparkle

This Monday came way too quickly! I need another weekend! 
 But no, it was really Monday, with a busy week ahead. Must wear sequins.

  • Velvet jacket - Pink Tartan, consignment; last worn here in March with more green and gold
  • Turtleneck - Wanko, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in November for a caped brunch
  • Skirt - Banana Republic, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) for brunch in September
  • Shoes - Seychelles; last seen here with a gold genie skirt in November
  • Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn here a week ago

I've been shopping my closet and wearing lots of my favourite things - this green velvet jacket is so fabulous.
"Hmm, what have we here? Is that an open purse?" 

The jacket has big heavy gold buttons all over it - it's so luxurious.
"There has to be some food in here..."

The skirt is so shiny! I loved wearing all this sparkle - and people love seeing it.
"No food! I need to destroy something!"

The sweater is such nice quality - I had to de-hair it, as someone shed all over me after we had some cuddles. I realized Vizzini needed some attention once I checked my pictures!

Outerwear - I've learned my lesson with velvet! This trenchcoat has an acetate (I think) lining that doesn't cling to other fabrics, and generous sleeves/shoulders, perfect for wearing with blazers.
There will be no riding up in this outfit!

  • Fur scarf/leather gloves  - Danier Leather

The stuff: 

Easy shoes for lots of running around. These are so comfy.

Gold bling:
Such a cool statement necklace!

  • Necklace - D'Orlan, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
  • Amber ring - c. 1996

...and how was your Monday? 


  1. Love the mix of textures with the sparkle, glitter and the velvet together! Such a festive look Sheila :)

    1. Thanks so much, Mica! I love this green and gold combo.

  2. I think this sparkly outfit is just what the doctor ordered and therefore a perfect pick me up to start the working week. That jacket is all kinds of wonderful, what a gorgeous colour! And how stunning is that 1960s pendant! xxx

    1. Absolutely, Ann! There's so much shiny stuff in my closet - I need to wear it all! I adore the jacket - one of these days I'll even be able to do it up again, lol. I know, the necklace is amazing. Thank you!

  3. Oh so cute style darling
    I love it the blazer

  4. Ha ha Vinzini on the background! Fantastic! What an amazing necklace!

  5. Lovely outfit. A green velvet jacket is my idea of heaven! I have three green jackets; two made of a satiny material and one is cotton but no velvet...

    Vizzini is a hoot! What a naughty boy he is - did he find any tasty laces or fringes?

    1. I also have multiple green jackets, Vronni! Glad I'm not the only one!

      Vizzini is such a naughty thing. No, he got nothing but a bunch of cuddles from me!

  6. The skirt is amazing. You always find such incredible pieces.

  7. That blingy necklace is pure Bollywood - love it!
    The green velvet and gold skirt are a fabulous combo but Vizzini's doing his best to distract me with his mad antics! xxx

    1. Thanks, Vix, my Indian colleagues love it when I wear chunky jewelry like this.

      Vizzini is a highly distracting cat!

  8. Love all those sparkly textures and the bling (lovely necklace!) and how fab it looks with your velvet jacket!, looking fab in luxurious Green velvet with your cool leather trench!.
    Noticing Vizzini's activities in the background is such fun!

  9. Sequins and velvet - what a winning combination for the start of your week! You can just tell how lush that jacket is from the rich sheen. I'm tempted to bring out my sequin skirt now. It's our staff party tomorrow, but I wonder if mine will fit as well as yours does ...

    1. You can't go wrong with either of them, so two in one outfit? I'm good to go! Bust out those sequins, Anna!

  10. Love the velvet jacket. I'm sure you're brightening up people's days with your fab outfits. X

    1. I hope so, Jess! But they brighten MY days, which is what really matters. :)

  11. That is such a wonderful jacket - green and gold is a winning combo

    1. Thanks, Shelley - it's pretty early Pink Tartan, made in Canada.


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