Monday, December 16, 2019

Summer Sixties and Suede

I'm really feeling the need to Be On Vacation, but I still have a full week to go (and then some, since I'm working right through Christmas Eve). Boo. 
I tried to cheer myself up with colour, but I didn't like the skirt I had picked out to go with this outfit and had to scramble to find one that would do.


  • Blouse - Pant-Man, vintage 60s, thrifted; purchased here for $26.95
  • Skirt - Ann Taylor, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in October for Thanksgiving with our friends
  • Shoes - Arnold Churgin, thrifted; last seen here in November with mismatched blue and black
  • Coat (below) - Auckie Sanft, vintage 60s, thrifted/vintage fair; last worn here a weekend ago


I was going to wear a yellow pencil skirt with this "sear your eyes out" patterned top, but the yellows didn't look right together, so I just went with the slashes of dark brown in the pattern and pulled out this suede skirt instead.
The blouse steamed out wonderfully - I adore the ginormous bell sleeves. They are just the right length to not drag through food.
Upon reading the comments from Vix and Ann after I bought this blouse, I am sure that it did not start its life as a tunic or dress. The splits at the bottom hem (on the sides, not visible in these pics) don't show any evidence that they ever were sewn together, and in fact, when I peeked inside the seams, they've been finished with extra-thick sewing there so that the top of the splits don't rip apart.
I quite enjoyed wearing this sixties summery top, but it really is quite thin (I'm wearing a camisole under it) and it was a little chilly, so it's going into the spring/summer pile for me to rediscover in late March.

Outerwear - the Fuzzy Flamingo is also not quite warm enough for very cold days. I was rather shivery today.
Especially on my wrists - I do not like cold wrists.


  • Fur toque/scarf/leather gloves - Danier


The stuff:
Barbie shoes! Even these bright beauties failed to raise my spirits.

Smiling bling:
Simple pieces for a busy day.


  • Ear-balls - Dior, consignment
  • Ring - c. 1996
  • Bracelet - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection, vintage 80s, consignment


28 comments:

  1. You are going to get through these last days of work before the holiday, dear Sheila! Your joy in creative dressing is going to help you through. Keep following your gut— you’ll know just the right bright colors to Spark joy.

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    1. I know, I can do it! Thanks for the support, Linda! Good advice, and I will be wearing colour and sparkle to help me get through.

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  2. Feeling exactly the same, and I'm struggling a bit to get through the week. I'm lucky in that I don't have to work on Christmas Eve, though. That blouse really is spectacular and looks even better on. You've totally convinced me it didn't start life as a dress ;-) Too cold for the Fuzzy Flamingo? Oh no! xxx

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    1. Gads, I'm so tired, Ann. I just want it all to be over.

      The Fuzzy Flamingo is a fall/spring coat - despite the mohair, it's not densely woven, so the wind goes right through it.

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  3. That is such a beautiful blouse and even if it didn't work how you imagined and it was a little cold to wear you look great in it! I hope the working up to Christmas flies by for you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mica! I really love it, and am looking forward to wearing it in the spring again.

      I appreciate that, thank you. I know it'll fly by!

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  4. That Pant man top has cheered me up! The colours and print are fabulous, shame it wasn't warm to wear but it'll be a fab rediscovery come Spring.
    I hope those days fly by - my employed friends are all desperate to break up as well. xxx

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    1. Isn't it a peach, Vix? Thanks! I know, it will be so much fun in the warm weather.

      They will, I know.

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  5. We're all in the mood for starting the holidays already!

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  6. Oh my goodness! I just love that blouse; it's astonishing! I think the suede skirt was an excellent choice. I'm surprised the Fuzzy Flamingo wasn't warm enough - it looks so cosy...

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    1. Thank you so much, Vronni - you can see why it just leapt out at me from the racks. Thank you so much.

      The FF is a spring/autumn coat - it's quite loosely woven mohair, so the wind goes right through her.

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  7. Hello Pink Panther!!!! You look cute!
    I just have to get Thursday done with my two church services with 180 then I am happy for the holidays to start- I AM super tired though! My little sister finished school two days early YESTERDAY because her school boiler has broken down so no hot water or heating. I am a little jealous though I would like it if that happened in January when I feel all miserable!

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    1. Hello, Kezzie! Lol, I have been getting into the pink quite a bit lately, haven't I?

      It's kind of sad that we're just working to get to the time off! Glad for your sister, but that's a bummer for the school. In January would be the perfect time for a few extra days...I agree!

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  8. But the top is really wonderful for spring. So it is in the right pile now. As for combining it with the suede skirt, well done. It looks good. The pretty pink shoes will probably go better with the spring version you are going to style.
    Greetje

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    1. Thanks, Greetje - I agree. It was too late for me to change shoes!

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  9. That yellow top is so stunning, I just love its print. The pink heels are fab...love the coat and the skirt as well. Gotta love the Barbie vibes.

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  10. Hi Sheila
    Love your vintage blouse, the sleeves are still trendy!!
    You are always so stylish!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. I know, Marisa, amazing how it all comes around again. Thank you so much!

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  11. Love the ginormous sleeves!

    I finished work yesterday and I think we're all hanging out for some much needed rest. Hope you get some time off work after Christmas Eve. X

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    1. They are so cool, aren't they, Jess? Very modern!

      Oh, lucky you - I am envious! I'll be working until Christmas Eve, but then I'm off till the New Year.

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  12. Woww, this top looks even better 'in action' and love how the pink shoes enhance its colors!, fab colors indeed!. Looking forward to see it rocking back in March!
    besos

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    1. Me too - I have exciting plans for integrating it into spring looks.

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  13. I do love that blouse, and can't wait to see it appear in the spring with a pair of little Audrey Hepburn fitted side-zipped cropped pants in pink or turquoise.

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    1. I just bought a ruffled white pair that might go well with them, but yes, that's the vibe!

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