Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Spring Pink, Pearls, and Flower Coat, Plus a Cranky Cat

I feel like I have jet lag due to the time change - this week is dragging...Is it really only Tuesday? 
Today I wore a very spring-y outfit, pulled from my fall/winter clothes. I'm so happy I kept some pink out for the dull months.

  • Long blazer - McQ by Alexander McQueen, mid-00s, consignment; purchased here for $185.00
  • Sleeveless sweater - Eileen Fisher, thrifted; last worn here in October 2019 with more Hallowe'en colours
  • Skirt - Evan Davies, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in February in one of my favourite outfits
  • Shoes - Chie Mihara; last worn here in August 2019 with misbehaving greens
  • Sleeveless coat (below) - Only, thrifted; last seen here a week ago

I look very groggy here. Gimme coffee.
I built this outfit around this lovely new-to-me McQ flowered coat, which I wore as a long blazer all day. I picked out the colours in the embroidery for a nice ol' matchy look.

It had many admirers.
 The olive green and bright pink were just right - the pink leather skirt got the most reaction out of anything I had on.
 People really respond to colours! Everyone loves a bright spring pink.
I did it up to show you, but it's too tight to wear it that way.

Outerwear - still freezing in the morning, but it warmed up by the afternoon.
"I'm protesting the lack of ME lately."

I stashed the scarf and gloves in my purse for the walk home.

  • Hat - Edward Mann, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
  • Leather gloves - consignment

The stuff:
My ankle is all better, so out come the heels! These are rather high, so I did take the elevator a few times instead of the stairs.

Pearl bling:
I've had this necklace for over 10 years - not bad for an inexpensive purchase!

  • Necklace - Aldo Accessories
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Jade/bronze ring - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy

Vizzini's been quite cranky about the time change - his feeding times probably feel "off" to him.
"Everything's wrong!"

I like how he's wedged himself between the couch arm and the pillows (that's right behind my head).

Vizzini, cheer up! The time change means it'll be warm soon, and we can open the deck doors for you.
"I have no concept of the future, Woman. I'm a cat."

He has a point!


  1. I was also affected by the time-shift, although I haven't consciously acknowledged it. Thanks for reminding me I'm not crazy.

    Looking at your poses here (especially the second and fourth ones), I'm struck -- again -- by how you display natural femininity I've always desired to possess. Visiting your blog is often entering a dream-world for me: one in which I imagine myself as you. I should probably pull back on the crazy candor before it gets creepy; I'm just saying I admire your presentation. Okay?

    1. You're totally not crazy, Ally - I've heard a lot of folks are affected.

      Aw, thank you! Your candor does not bother me - I'm honoured that you see me as an ideal for presentation. I do practice my poses in front of a mirror - it's taken me a long time to get them to look both natural and flattering! So don't be fooled into thinking that this is something you are lacking, okay? Practice!

    2. Thanks for understanding, Sheila. I just signed up for a course in how to pose. I can use the instruction and believe the course will teach me poses I've never imagined.

    3. I want tips!! That sounds just amazing! I hope you have fun.

  2. Thoroughly fabulously colour combination here. We don't see near enough hot/dark pink/raspberry worn with grey anymore, IMO. This stellar ensemble is a strong case for righting that wrong on a widespread level!

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

    1. Thank you, Autumn! I know the jacket reads as grey here, but it really is a black/white combo. I do love grey and pink, though. Bring it on!

  3. Your new jacket is stunning and I love how the pink skirt seems to pop the pink in the coat.

    Poor kitty. They just can't understand this time shifting thing that we do. Frankly neither can I, lol.

    1. Thanks, Nana, it's like I planned it. ;-P

      No, the time change is stupid, for both kitties and people.

  4. cutest cat ever!we have a maine coon...he's a boy, but we call him princess (insert eyeroll emoji)....

    1. Aw, he sounds wonderful. Vizzini is sometimes referred to as 'His lordship'.

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    1. Thanks, Greetje! I love the shoes too, although I can't wear them very often.

  6. I love the Spring vibes of your outfit, and I think pink and olive are a fabulous together. The skirt is a delight, the colour is such a sight for sore eyes in Winter. The Alexander McQueen coat is gorgeous, and I love how you wore it as a blazer. I'd never have thought of that! Your shoes are amazing but look pretty lethal :-) Phoebe's always cranky about the time change as well, unfortunately they do not have a concept of time. Or should that be "fortunately"? xxx

    1. I've always been a fan of pink and olive green (it goes back to a needlepoint I did in Brownies when I was a kid - I remember it vividly). Thank you so much, Ann! I love wearing light coats as blazers - and really, that's the only way I'll wear this one, I'm sure.

      Yeah, the heels were high - I felt 'em by the end of the day.

      LOL, yes, although I think our furry fam relies on the sun/light levels - Vizzini certainly knows when to expect us at home and when it's feeding time!

  7. That bright pink skirt is a dream. I love how you styled it with those adorable heels. The embroidered coat is absolutely divine. Great idea to wear it as a blazer. I once wore a light coat as a blazer too. Why not? You look great in this combo.

    Vizzini's so cute. Yes, probably the changed feeding time felt odd to him. I feed three cats at daily basis right now, two seemed to come with the apartment I'm renting and one belongs to the owners of the apartment (who live above us). Just the other day I had to catch a catamaran at 6 a.m. because one of my students qualified for regional competition and so I ran into one of the cats I normally feed. She was so surprised to see me that early in the morning, she meowed in confusion as if asking me- what are you doing here at this time? I swear she knows exactly what time I normally go to work and what path I take to get there. They might not have an exact concept of time but they have great instincts.

    1. Thanks so much, Ivana! I liked this outfit a lot, and as I said to Ann, I wear a lot of "coats" as blazers.

      Agreed, they do have an instinct for time, which is probably why the time change throws them off. I love your story of the cat! So perfect! Are we going to see a few pics of your adopted kitties? :)

  8. I'm inlove with your vintage fashion style.

    anyway, I like your blog, wanna follow each other? please let me know. thanks :)

    INSTAGRAM: @julieann_lozada

    1. Thanks, Julie Ann! I follow people after I get to know them more - I hope you'll come back.

  9. Our clocks don't change for another fortnight, thank goodness. It's amazing how much difference that hour makes, doesn't it? Our boys never understand either, however much we try and teach them to tell the time!
    The coat looks wonderful with the pink and those spotty shoes! x

    1. How confusing, it's even later? No, Vizzini's smart, but he hasn't grasped time fully.

      Thank you so much, Vix!

  10. Love how you styled this fab coat and how the pink embroidery looks enhanced!, love your skirt obviously! and those shoes!!. Gorgeous!
    Sorry that you and Vizzini are suffering the hideous time change, ours will happen next week. So annoying!

    1. Thanks very much!

      It really is, and our gov said they were going to scrap it!

  11. The time change always throws me off for a few days afterwards - it doesn't seem to bother Sylvester though as his feeding times depend on what my schedule is for that particular day. The hot pink skirt is, and always will be, one of my most fave pieces in your closet.

    1. It's like jet lag, I swear! Vizzini notices the difference, even if we're still feeding him as soon as we get home from work. I know you love that pink skirt! Thanks!

  12. The jacket!! I see you are wearing all your finds - I love this piece!!!!!
    Plus that combo of the green and bright top is perfect, the pearls give it a very cool Desperate Housewives feel.

    1. Of course, I have to wear them right away! Thanks so much, Lorena! Lol, I love the Desperate Housewives look!


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