Monday, March 2, 2020

Lounge-y Loose Leopard

I'm rarely one to wait on wearing new-to-me clothes - I like to make an outfit right away! 
Monday calls for a lounge-y outfit, something comfortable and yet also, "Here I come!"


  • Blazer - InWear; last worn here (3rd outfit) in February with silver and stripes for lunch with Betty
  • Blouse - Renuar, thrifted; last seen here in January for a trip to the periodontist
  • Trousers - Soaked in Luxury; purchased here on the weekend for $11.24
  • Shoes - Napoleoni, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) with tulle and velvet for a theatre date in February
  • Sleeveless coat (below) - Only, thrifted; last seen here in November 


This orange blazer is a purchase that I've been very happy with. It's a challenge to wear orange and not look like Hallowe'en exploded. Enter: leopard! Definitely not Hallowe'en.
I layered this Victorian-inspired blouse under it - the pin was added at the neckline at the last minute when I realized I needed something there.

Hands in pockets pose - I love the loose, swooshy style of these pants.
They did tend to wrinkle up in the crotch and on my butt, but you couldn't see it with the blazer on.

I wonder how I'll feel about that when I'm wearing just a top with them?
Although these trousers are fall/winter colours, I'll probably keep them out for spring/summer only - they're made of viscose and are very thin.

Outerwear - the "shoulder season" is upon us. I'm likely done with my heaviest winter coats.
This sleeveless coat is so useful for layering over jackets.

  • Hat - Edward Mann, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Scarf - Danier, thrifted
  • Gloves - Parkhurst


The stuff:
These shoes are actually a dark chocolately-burgundy, and went really well with the leopard pattern (matchy!). My ankle has a bit more range of motion, but it'll probably be another week before it's fully healed. Thank you all for your good wishes!

Warm bling:
I like the warm colours of these metals: gold, bronze, copper. Mix your metals!


  • Brooch - vintage 60s, Mom's
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
  • Bronze ring - P. Sarpaneva, vintage 1970s, vintage expo
  • Earrings - LA Express, c. 1994

28 comments:

  1. Those pants were a great find! I like the length of them to show off a pretty shoe. That's a boss lady jacket! Way to start the week! Love it.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mel-Bee! I love the shape of them. Lol, it's totally a boss lady jacket.

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  2. The orange blazer looks so good with those pants! I'm wearing a blazer more often at work now so I really need something a little brighter and bolder to have, mine are all mostly neutrals!

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    1. I was admiring your blazers this morning, Mica! They look fab on you - maybe it's time to branch out (red is a great colour for blazers!).

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  3. Those trousers look brilliant with the orange blazer, I knew you'd style the hell out of them.
    New clothes need to be worn immediately even if the weather isn't warm enough, I do exactly the same. xxx

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    1. Aw, thanks, Vix! Yes, agreed, you have to find out right away if an item's going to work.

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  4. A fab outfit and the trousers look very good on you. I think the brooch was a genius idea!
    xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Vronni! Aw, you're too kind, thank you.

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  5. Glad to hear that your ankle is getting better!

    Orange is such an unexpected colour; I don't see a lot of it, but when I do it always makes me happy! Good for you for wearing your new items right away. You have motivated me to go look through my closet because I know I have things that still have the tags on that I've been saving for a "special occasion". I will have to up my game a bit. It's been too easy since retiring to grab jeans and any old sweater. So thanks!

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    1. It's getting there, Nana. I love orange - it's so vibrant and jolly. Oh, I'm so happy to hear that - don't save things for "special" - wear them!

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  6. How fab is that orange jacket and it does look the part combined with those wide-legged leopard trousers. I also love how you pinned that brooch at your neckline, which is something I quite often do, and it always seems to do the trick. Oh, and I just found out why the Soaked in Luxury brand sounded so familiar. I was putting an outfit together and noticed the cardigan I'd chosen was from the same brand! xxx P.S. Good to hear you're ankle is getting better!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann! I liked the look so much, I did it again today! Ah, nice - I have never seen Soaked in Luxury in a store before. The ankle is nearly there.

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  7. What a good combination! And the blouse with the pin is perfect with it!

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  8. "Shoulder season" is a brilliant term! I love that to bits and know exactly what you mean. We're not there quite yet up here in the wilds of the North Okanagan, but will any luck, we'll be able to give our heaviest coats a well deserved rest come April.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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    1. I can't take credit for that phrase, but it's so apt, isn't it? Thanks, Autumn! I hope you get some warm weather soon up there in mid-BC!

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  9. Again, you identify the style issue with pinpoint accuracy: orange is a beautiful color but it's association with Halloween makes it difficult to style. Can be done but with care. Thanks for the fashion lesson.

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    1. Same with red and emerald green - those forever signify Christmas to people (same with sports teams' colours). Thank you, Ally!

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  10. This is funny!! I am publishing a post next Sunday wearing leopard trousers and a long bright pink double-breasted jacket. The trousers are a different style, otherwise we could be twins haha.
    As you will understand I like this outfit (grin).
    Greetje

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    1. Oh, that's so funny - great minds think alike, Greetje! I am looking forward to seeing your outfit and how you style it!

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  11. The leopard print pant is my favorite pick in this. And of course, the chocolaty-burgundy shoes too. Both complemented each other well!! The idea of accessorizing the Renaur blouse with a pin in the neckline was an excellent one. It looks stunning. Lastly, I loved your confident pose, Sheila!! You made the outfit look classy!!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! This cropped wide leg look is a little new for me (although I rocked culottes for years!), and I'm enjoying playing with the trend. I do love a neck-brooch!

      I so appreciate your comment, Andrea - thank you for stopping by.

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  12. I'm loving your orange jacket every time I see it!, and it looks fab with those trousers and the cute shoes!, such a gorgeous outfit! and such a brilliant accessorizing!
    besos

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    1. I love it too - it was a good purchase, for sure. Thank you, my dear!

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  13. What a brilliant orange color! The blazer definitely steals the show. Aren't those trousers called palazzo pants? There's is a shop near the music institute that sells longer ones. These pants are really lounge-y, I tell you. So suitable to wear in this hot Indian summer. BTW, your mum's brooch is fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much - it's one of my rare bought-new pieces. To me, palazzo pants are drapey wide-leg full-length pants - my mind is fixed on the '94 look that was big back then. Thanks, Mom has good taste!

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Sheila