This is a weird week for me. I'll be working 3 days in a row, which I haven't done since March! I have to work tomorrow/Thursday, and I'll be doing a half-day on Friday to make up for the BC Day long weekend that's in my very near future.
- Top - H&M, consignment; last seen here in July 2019 with pink, bows and polka dots
- Skirt - LS, consignment; last worn here in August 2019 with a silver fox
- Shoes - Sol Sana; last seen here in June with Dries and ruffles
- Jacket (below) - Club Monaco, thrifted; last worn here earlier this month
Both this top and this skirt get worn infrequently - this is only the 4th wearing of the top, and the 3rd wearing of the skirt - but both were only purchased a couple of years ago.
Isn't the skirt cool, though?
I felt great in this all day, and was able to do my (physical) work in the office in comfort.
Black, white and blue bling:
- Black and white cuff - vintage fair
- Acrylic/silver cuff - Alexis Bittar, consignment, Vancouver
- Glass/silver earrings - local
- Onyx/silver ring - Tocarra, vintage fair
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
Vizzini was lurking around while I was doing my pictures this morning. We did a massive clean of our bedroom last night, and he was quite disgruntled about it.
|"You disturbed my room, AND now you're leaving me?"|
Just wait till I leave tomorrow, when he's used to me being around. I'd better hide my shoes.
|"Damn straight, Woman."|
Silly boy. And now...
These lovely shoes are by Sol Sana, and are my 3rd pair by this brand, all purchased at Footloose Shoes in downtown Victoria, a locally-owned and operated shoe store. It's often hard to find good quality shoes second-hand (my first choice for shopping), and sometimes Fluevogs (my second choice) are too over-the-top for a "regular" shoe.here in May 2018 for $120.00. They are leather, super comfortable, and I love that very walkable block heel. I was attracted to the speckled black and white pattern, which is printed onto a raised snakeskin pattern. And who doesn't love an ankle strap?
I wore them immediately in May 2018.
They are an excellent choice when I want a neutral or white shoe, but don't want it to be TOO white or want to bring in just a touch of black.
A casual look in July 2018.
A Christmassy look from...September 2018.
Hey, that skirt looks familiar! This was its first outing, in April 2019.
After I saw Corey Hart in concert with Ali in June 2019, I wore my concert tee to work the next day.
That white top again in July 2019.
I keep most of my very-short minis in my cold-weather wardrobe (so that I can wear tights with them), so when I see a mini worn in the summer, I know I've just acquired it.
Three patterns together in September 2019.
I dressed up for Easter in April 2020, but didn't go anywhere.
And here's the last time I wore them, in June 2020.
Mathy stuff: Counting today's outfit, I have now worn these shoes 12 times, so I'm down to $10.00 per wear, which I'm really pleased with. I'm always willing to pay for good quality shoes, because they last so much longer - I'll be wearing these for years! Imagine what my cost-per-wear will be then.
I have to go placate our little monster now.
|"I will accept kitty treats, lap time and more kitty treats."|
He made himself a bed in L's closet, on top of his football jerseys.
You have an astonishing collection of astounding shoes and the polka dot shoes are no exception. I love that the black/white dotted pattern can stand out or become neutral depending on what you wear with them. Very multi-talented shoes!ReplyDelete
Is the three day work week a one off or will this be your new normal for a while?
Poor Vizzini; extra treats are definitely in order. My cat does not handle change very well and spends a lot of time inspecting things when changes are made and becomes quite indignant - like I was supposed to ask his opinion first or something, lol.
Yes, exactly, Nana! I love that versatility. Sometimes I want a bright white, but when I just need a low-key white (these are big differences!) these work better.Delete
I've been on a 3-day work week since March: Monday/Wednesday/Friday. This is an additional full day (Thursday) plus a short Friday, so 3 days in a ROW. It feels so difficult! Ha ha! I've been spoiled. :)
No extra treats, ever, for Vizzini! He just gets attention, maybe a brushing, but lots of cuddling instead. Oh, yes, Vizzini does that indignant thing so well too!
Three days of work in a row? You Canadians... :)ReplyDelete
Nah, it's just me, Ally! :) In a ROW!! That's so hard!Delete
Oh my gosh Sheila. I was thinking, let me check out how I can reach our to Sheila as I was not getting any mails about new posts from you. And here you are, just blogging as usual! I'm sorry I've missed a few but I subscribed again!ReplyDelete
Nancy! I was wondering what happened to you! I think that dropped subscription must be from the changes to the new blogging template that Blogger is rolling out this month. sigh.Delete
Glad to see you, my dear!
You've got so much wear from those shoes! :) I really like the skirt with them too I can see why you've done that twice :) I have some black and white shoes I really need to wear more - it's tricky as they are not the easiest to keep clean, haha!ReplyDelete
I know I'll get more out of them. I love them with the skirt, so I'll probably do that again, ha ha! Thanks, Mica!Delete
Oh, yes, that can be an issue for me too, for sure. All my light-coloured shoes start to show scuffs after a while.
My friend Liz would go wild for your skirt, I wore a 1970s maxi in a similar Mondrian colour-blocked style when we went out last year and she insisted I sold it to her.ReplyDelete
4.5 days without using holidays up! Excellent stuff. Vizzini is going to love seeing more of you, all those cuddles! xxx
Oh no, she bought your skirt right off you! Ha! I know, it's been a lovely long stretch!Delete
I'm not sure I'll get used to working full-time again, ever! I've worked two days in a row a couple of times and even that was hard. But obviously, if I could see 4,5 days off dangling in front of me - and without using up holidays - I'd be willing to do it. I even haven't used up my whole holiday quota of last year. If it were at all possible, I'd send you some :-) I'm loving your blue, black and white outfit. That skirt is marvellous and I can't get over the fact that the top is H&M. The shoes are a pair I wouldn't mind having in my wardrobe, and I loved seeing the flashback on them. Hope you were able to placate Vizzini! xxxReplyDelete
I know, I'm not sure I will either, and yes, even two days in a row feels like a LOT now. It was worth it to have all these days off, for sure. Every so often, H&M comes through!Delete
Vizzini has loved having us around.
What an interesting skirt! It makes me think of art deco for some reason. The combo of white, black and blue is delightful. I love how you styled it. Nice to see the flash back outfits as well. Those pointy shoes are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Yes, the bold lines and arcs, I can see that. Thanks, Ivana!Delete
I don't know how I will ever adjust when we have to return to the office full-time. I have only gone to the office twice since the lockdown in March.ReplyDelete
You look very fancy in the colour block skirt and b&W top. Those shoes really do go with so many different outfits.
I don't know if they will put me back at full time, Shelley - people are coming back to the office soon, though!Delete
Thank you so much!
Lovely outfit, looking fab in these bold blocks of color!, love the geometric design and how nicely it goes with your top!, everything rocks together!.ReplyDelete
These shoes are so cool and they look comfy too!, love that they can work as white shoes but can also look like an animal print, this is amazing!
Thank you! I love a nice cohesive outfit! The shoes are awesome - a very solid purchase.Delete
Wow, that skirt is glorious and that outfit I'd wear to a wedding !ReplyDelete
You're looking amazing Sheila :)
It's great you got to work 3 days in a row.
It's a really lovely skirt, thanks! Eh, I'm somewhat used to my 1 on/1 off/1 on/1 off/1 on schedule. It felt weird to be working so many days in a row!Delete