Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Velvet, Leather, Silk and Old Shoes

The weather took a turn for the worse, and now it's trying to snow again. I had to make sure I was layered up for the weather. 
Nothing new here, all old(ish) favourites.


  • Jacket - Pink Tartan, consignment; last worn here in December 2019 with sequins and gold
  • Blouse - Sylvia Lee for Barcelino por Donna, consignment; last seen here in December 2019 layered under black sequins
  • Shoes - Sumatra Coffee, Fluevog; last worn here in November 2018 with plaid madness
  • Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last seen here a week ago


Mostly, I wanted to wear my black leather pants again, so then I puttered around in my closet until I had an outfit.
 The green velvet jacket was the star of the show - everyone at work wanted to stroke the soft velvet.

Such a great find - you don't see green velvet blazers around much.
I liked how this psychedelic silk blouse went with it.
I also had a cami layered under it for extra warmth.

Outerwear - I am ready for sleety-rain, icy snow, wind, you name it.
 Bring it on, Winter!


  • Hat - M&S Collection, consignment, Powell River
  • Scarf - gift from Mom
  • Gloves - Cejon, thrifted


The stuff:
I've had these shoes since August 2010, so nearly 10 years. I first wore them here - you might recognize that first picture (hint: look at the framed picture behind my head - Megan Mae painted it based on that photo).

I have worn them 22 times! Wow, I'm very impressed with that! They are still really comfy, even though they have no padding - well-made shoes don't hurt! They look pretty good for being 10 years old, don't they? Not dated-looking, either!

Minimal bling:
I had enough going on with the shoes, pattern and bright gold buttons on the jacket.


  • Steel ring - POLY, Art Gallery of Hamilton gift shop
  • Silver/sodalite ring - Scotland, 1996
  • Earrings - don't remember


I totally forgot to add this picture to yesterday's post.
"You forgot ME?"

Extra-special kitty bonus!

28 comments:

  1. I love the green velvet blazer, it looks great with the shirt/blouse and leather pants. I could see it with a turtleneck and skirt as well for a different look. You are clever to be able to see the potential of garments when you are shopping.

    Thank you for the extra photo. I love to see you and Vizzini together. It is a match made in Heaven.

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    1. Hello, and thank you, Miche! If you click back on the "last worn here" link, you will see that I wore the velvet jacket with...a turtleneck and a skirt! I am all over that.

      He is a sweet kitty, but he's just as lovey with L as with me.

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  2. Great outfit - you did not tell us about the leather pants though.. I also have a green velvet blazer although a different shade - they are unusual. Lise

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    1. Not much to tell, Lise. I've had them for a while, worn them a few times. They're black, they're leather. :)

      Nice, you don't see green velvet much!

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  3. 22 times?! Wow. Plus they look very stylish.

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    1. I know, right? I was very surprised that I'd worn them so much. That's the nice thing about Fluevogs: they really don't go out of fashion or look dated because they are never really "in style" or trendy to begin with.

      Thanks, hon!

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  4. How gorgeous is that outfit! I love it to bits. Those leather trousers, the psychedelic print blouse and, above all, your green velvet blazer! I am swooning! Thanks for the close-up of yesterday's blouse. It is even more spectacular than I thought! xxx

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Ann! I quite liked it. I am a sucker for velvet (and silk, and leather, lol).

      It's a cool blouse, isn't it? Thanks!

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  5. Vizzini looks so supremely unimpressed all the time! Haha!
    Love your velvet jacket- you could SOOOOOO join in with TARDIS Tuesday with me with that and dress up as Jon Pertwee's Doctor
    (Check out the Google images link https://www.google.com/search?q=jon+pertwee+doctor+who+green+jacket&rlz=1C1JZAP_enGB700GB792&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjCveOxnbvnAhWfQEEAHQhJC_EQ_AUoAXoECAsQAw&biw=1093&bih=526&dpr=1.25 )

    Not surprised you were so strokeable!

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    1. Oh, how fun, Kezzie, thanks! I think my jacket is a little too "military"-looking (it needs lapels to be a proper Doctor blazer, I think). I could do it with a brown velvet blazer though. Hmmm...I need a ruffled-front blouse...Oh, look what you've done! ;-P

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  6. What an awesome outfit! The green velvet blazer is so cool and I love the color! Extra-special kitty bonus pics are a great day brightener!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cheryene! I know, kitty pictures are always great. :)

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  7. Perfect outfit. It is fashionable (yes it is), modern, sleek, unique (in a very good way) and colourful. Totally tall and slim as well.
    Love every item but am drooling over.the shoes again.
    Greetje

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    1. Thank you so much - I like the tall and slim part! Heh, you know I have a big collection - I've been pulling out a lot of oldies this week.

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  8. Wow, I don’t think many people can pull off black leather pants but you certainly can! Rock STAR! X

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  9. Those black leather pants are awesome and you rock them with your Fab Style!, love your velvet blazer, such a beautiful color!. Glad that you could brave the elements in such a lovely outfit!
    besos

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    1. Aw, thanks, Monica! I appreciate that! I'm thoroughly sick of winter already, and would like it to be over.

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  10. We could NEVER forget you Vizzini!! That is such a beautiful blazer - it is hard to find a quality velvet jacket anymore. You know I always like seeing the leather pieces from your wardrobe.

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    1. Nope, can't ever forget our little bud, Vizzini!

      I know, quality stuff in general is getting rarer, it seems.

      Me too - love the leather! Thank you!

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  11. Those heels are so beautiful. It is great you wore them 22 times. They look brand new, I would have never guessed that are ten years old. This is a gorgeous styling from head to toe.

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    1. I know, I was pretty shocked that I'd worn them that much! Thank you - I liked this outfit a lot.

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  12. Those leather pants are traffic stoppingly sensational! What an elegant cut they have and how sublimely you've styled them.

    ♥ Autumn

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    1. Aw, thanks, Autumn! It took me a long time to find the right pair of black leather pants.

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  13. That blouse and jacket combination is a killer! I'm impressed at how new those 10 year old shoes look - great maintenance xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Anna. I do zero maintenance to my shoes. Shocking, isn't it?

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  14. Your shoes live a good life. My ten year old shoes are usually beaten up if they make it to that age.
    I think you look marvelous here, you are a Canadian Charlie's Angels.

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    1. They do! I am careful with my Fluevogs especially. Hee! I'm totally in Charlie's Angels!

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