Friday, April 24, 2020

Blue, Birds and Acid Yellow

It's Friday! And I'm making burgers and corn on the cob for dinner, to be followed with some board games, music, drinks - good times, ahoy! 

So, let's get started. Here's what I wore to my empty office today. 
I've been leaning into really bright colours lately, so I naturally reached for this bright yellow skirt. 


  • Silk blouse - Tory Burch, consignment; last seen here multiple times on our trip to Portland, Oregon, in September 2019 
  • Skirt - Firenze Santa Barbara, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in June 2019 with a blouse that I put in the giveaway pile (not regretting it)
  • Shoes - Modern Living Slant, Fluevog; first worn here in January with foxy blues
  • Leather coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last seen here in February


I waffled on this blouse last year, but I love it again. It's silk and I love the pattern. It reminds me of feathers...
...which makes sense, since the pattern is birds morphing into other birds - a better look at the pattern here, from when I bought it in August 2016 for $12.50 on a shopping trip with Yvonne. Aw, I miss shopping with my friends!

The acid yellow skirt is pearlized when you see it up close - it's such a classic 80s cut, really high-waisted. I've had many 80s-vintage leather skirts over the years, but the colour on this one is so unusual.
I put my navy blue snakeskin belt over the high waist; I used to do that in the late 80s/early 90s - it was a thing, remember?
As I was poking around in my closet, building this outfit last night, I spotted these perfect shoes. I got all the blues.

We're back into Leather Weather - this cobalt blue coat looked so good with all the blues.
Great in the rain too, if that happened.

It didn't, but I wore my matching blue fedora, because you never pass up the opportunity to wear a matching fedora.
Add a leopard scarf for some pattern interest!


  • Fedora - vintage, thrifted
  • Scarf - thrifted
  • Gloves - Parkhurst


The stuff:
Last year, I had a mission to find blue shoes - I love the funky styling of these ones. That heel is acrylic and wood, and is at the top of my comfort level at about 2.5 inches.

Blue bling:
My blue "set". The belt done up at my waist had a big floppy end, so I put an elastic on it to hold it in place. KLASSY (at least it was blue!).


  • Belt - Club Monaco, vintage fair
  • Cuff - thrifted
  • Earrings - local, Vancouver
  • Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes


This morning, I found Vizzini sitting out on the deck. I could see him meowing at me.
"I see you!"

I laughed at how the play-toy on the post is resting on his back.
"My toy loves me."

And now I'm off to enjoy my evening. Have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you on Sunday. Thanks for dropping by!

38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colours again -- and I love those shoes!

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  2. That blouse is stunning. What made you waffle last year? So glad you decided it's a keeper, it pairs wonderfully with that beautiful leather skirt. Those shoes are amazing and must be in L's good books seeing as how they have a decidedly pointy toe. You look smashing.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Perhaps you will be able to spend some time in your new reading nook.

    Keep well.

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    1. Thanks, Nana! I just got tired of it, but every time I wore it, I realized I loved it - and when I took it on vacation, I REALLY loved it, so it ended up staying.

      Yes, L loves these shoes - he encouraged me to buy them!

      I did! I finished another book!

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  3. Oooo corn on the cob sounds delicious – I haven’t had that in a while!

    The blue shoes look so interesting – just look at that heel.

    Oh Vizzini is precious. X

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    1. I love corn on the cob - it's one of my favourite summer meal sides.

      Aren't the shoes amazing? Vizzini is so funny.

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  4. Hey lady! It's been awhile! The shoes are gorgeous. How awesome to peek into a post with the Viz! Lovin your hair.

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    1. MEGAN!! How the hell are you, darlin'?? Thank you - glad Viz was here for you. I know, my hair is so different now!

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  5. Classic conundrum -- If Sheila goes to work dressed nicely but there's nobody else there, did she make a sound?!

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    1. I totally did! The security guard, the Purolator guy and the day porter all saw me. I did exist!

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  6. The blue heels are so pretty. I do like a pointy shoes. Plus, that structural heel is so interesting. Definitely a statement heels and I like your blue accessories as well. The blue jacket and the blue fedora are the perfect matching items to bring it all together. I also really like your acid yellow leather skirt. I don't think I've seen that colour on leather often- if at all. This skirt is definitely a keeper. The combination of yellow and blue works so well. Plus, I like your silk blouse, that's a great pattern.
    Enjoy your weekend and say hello to Vizzini for me as well.

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    1. They are really fun and funky - I love having a blue "set" and having all this matchy stuff. It's a really greeny yellow - very cool.

      Thanks, hello has been said (Vizz says hey).

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  7. Fab outfit - all the blues and the pop of yellow with the skirt. So cheerful and sunny! Have a great weekend.
    xxx

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  8. Well, of course you got dressed up for an empty office! We should all dress up mainly for ourselves, shouldn't we? Love that acid yellow leather skirt and the print on that blouse is all kinds of fabulous. I love how you added that navy belt and those magnificent shoes. That heel! I do that elastic trick with my belts too by the way. I've got a set of different coloured hair elastics which I'm using for that very purpose, although it's not unknown for me to use ordinary elastic if I haven't got the right colour :-) Have a lovely relaxing weekend, my dear! xxx

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    1. I have to keep on dressing up, Ann, even though hardly anyone sees me. It's good for me to keep doing it. Ha, glad I am not the only one doing the elastic trick, such Klassy gals we are!

      Hope you had a good weekend, my dear!

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  9. Love the blue and yellow together! The birds morphing into other birds blouse is really cool too. Burgers and corn on the cob sounds awesome! There's some frozen corn on the cob in the freezer, but no burger ingredients. I might have to put that on the grocery list. Happy weekend to you, L and Vizzini!!

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    1. Thanks, Cheryene! It's such a great pattern. Dinner was delicious - it's one of my summer faves. I hope you had a good weekend!

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  10. I need more bright block colour skirts like this! I had a few in my cart before all the insanity started so they have sold out now - but I wouldn't have worn them outside the office anyway. The handful of days I have tried to wear them outside the office I've realised they are not best for running around with the kids, haha!

    I really like blue and yellow together so I love this outfit on you :)

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    1. A few in good solid colours are essential to me, Mica. No, they are not the best with kids around (even the "kids" in an office). Thanks so much!

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  11. What a fabulous shoes! That heel is amazing. I have a similar black blazer, but it snot cobalt but more antique blue. And I also wore last week navy and yellow. I think we ,,need,, yellow these days. I never wore yellow but liking it over sudden!

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    1. Aren't they the coolest shoes? Thank you, Nancy! I love wearing yellow - it makes me feel happy. Colour therapy!

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  12. As you can imagine I ADORE this outfit. Every single item of it. Love the belt on the best colour leather skirt. Beautiful blouse and those shoes... they make the outfit so modern and interesting. I am still having trouble finding shoes at Fluevog because I don't know how they will look on my feet/legs. I need to go to the shop. Online shopping won't do with Fluevog.
    Once we are allowed to go out and shop again, I will visit them. I am now retired so I have the time.
    Greetje

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    1. This is a very "Greetje" outfit - I can see this on you! You definitely need to go to the shop - hopefully things will start to open again soon!

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  13. Dazzlingly awesome ensemble! The bold, juicy shades at work here make me think of a hyper-intense take on a perfectly clear blue springtime sky.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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  14. Loving the blue and yellow together! That skirt is fabulous and the heels on your shoes are a work of art.
    How gorgeous is Vizzini? He looks very dignified despite the cat toy on his back.
    I'm craving corn on the cob now!
    Hope the three of you had a magnificent weekend, Sheila! xxx

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    1. Aren't the shoes lovely? I am such a fan of them.

      He is a beautiful cat - if only he wasn't such a little rotter!

      We did, thank you, Vix!

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  15. Fan - f'ing - tastic outfit. You should be on a magazine cover!

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Liz! I felt awesome in this outfit.

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  16. Excellent outfit Sheila! That skirt, and the hot pink leather one, are two of my favourite pieces in your closet.

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  17. woww, such a lovely outfit!, and love those delightfully matchy details!, a matchy fedora! so faB!
    Love your skirt, love this color combo and love your leather jacket! and Those Shoes!
    besos

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    1. Thank you so much, Monica! You know I love my matchy, ha ha!

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  18. Fab funky shoes Sheila, but mostly I'm in love with that pearlised yellow skirt - what a great piece!

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  19. Gorgeous contrasting leather Sheila ! It's great to hear that you can actually go to work, even it its less days. It keeps it all a bit more normal.

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    1. Thanks, Lorena! Yeah, it's weird that it's so empty, but we're starting to plan now for people coming back. It does make it less stressful for me that I can go in still.

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