So, after teasing y'all with my "I got a haircut!" foofaraw the other day, here we are!
Bangs/fringe are Nature's Botox, my friends. As this grey shade fades out (this is the same colour as the previous colour, I swear!), I'll be toning it lavender.
- Jacket - Marc Jacobs, thrifted; purchased here for $34.99
- Sweater - Twik, thrifted; last seen here in June under orange
- Pants - Zara, thrifted; first worn here in April in a stay-at-home look with a haori
- Shoes - Eject; last seen here in July with my Castelbajac jumpsuit
Today marks the first wearing of this new-to-me jacket. I took inspiration from all the colours between the black scribbles for building my outfit, starting with these fabulous linen-viscose trousers, aka Red Boss Pants.
I saw about 8 people today - it was practically a crowd! - and nearly every person commented on the pants. They are really RED.
As you can tell, I didn't bother to hem them since I first wore them. Instead, I went with my highest platforms.
I loved how the chartreuse shoes went with the matchy colour in the jacket. I went Full Matchy today!
Jacket off - I worked like this for about an hour after I got to work, until my internal furnace went back to normal from my brisk walk to the office.
Although we haven't had any Flashbacks this week (I promise one this weekend), I have been looking at my various hairstyles and deciding what suits me best (in my opinion), and it's this: bangs and the classic Shag (yeah, baby!). I'll also be growing the length out more.
Jacket done up. It's too boob-smooshy for all those buttons right now, but nice to know it does do up.
It's okay to buy jackets that you can only wear open - go for it! I think they actually look better open when they are a bit snug.
Showing off my solution to these shoes rubbing my feet, which are nearly 100% recovered from their blisters of three weeks ago.
I wore short contrasting lacy anklets under them. That hint of black helped tie the black top into the jacket better too.
How does one walk to work in sneakers when one's pants are too long?
With pure KLASS, darlings. Bulldog clips, two per leg.
This mask bugged me - I need nose wire! However, I was quite proud of myself for selecting the turquoise/red cherry pattern for this outfit. It actually matched even better in person - a couple of my colleagues commented on it.
My feet were perfectly happy in these 1.5" heels all day.
The blue fur puff is better in person - it photographs dark.
- Fur brooch - Catawumpus
- Earrings - Tania Gleave, Vancouver
- Turquoise/silver ring - local
- Mexican silver/turquoise ring - Karen's
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
I thought the earrings were a good echo of the cherries on my mask. So much matchy!
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends! I'll be back on Sunday to share tales of adventure!
Red boss queen! I love the colour, of course, and your shoes are fab too. I thought they were Fluevog for a second!ReplyDelete
I never thought of a fringe as "botox". That must be why people sometimes think I look like a teenager?! X
Thank you! Yes, sometimes I do venture out of Fluevog, ha ha! You do look really young (I have no idea how old you are!) - it must be working! :)Delete
So elegant! I love a three quarter sleeve and those are stellar pants. Your hair looks wonderful.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Nana!Delete
Hi Sheila, love the hairstyle! Love the cut of those red trousers and how you brought the outfit together with all the colours from the jacket. I knew you'd have fun with that one! I must say though I like the simple top with the flared trousers looks so classy. I love hacks and think you are genius for the bulldog clip solution! that made me giggle Love your rings and yep that mask is a match have a great week end ShazxReplyDelete
Thank you kindly, Shaz! I love the trousers too - so fun. I like the look of the simple top as well. I've been doing the bulldog hack for years! Thanks again - happy weekend to you!Delete
Those pants and that jacket! I'm such a fashion dillard with working from home, but this outcit was inspiring. I'm actually dressing for a baby shower today. No running shorts and tshirts.ReplyDelete
SAM, thank you! Good for you - dress up!Delete
I love those red pants. Styling them with a black top and platforms was the way to go. I also like the black lacy anklets. Great solution for a more comfortable work. I also loved your idea for making the pants shorter for the walk to work in sneakers- ingenious. I sometimes like to buy a longer pair to wear with heels and platforms as well.ReplyDelete
The blazer you wore with the styling is lovely as well! 8 people must feel like a crowd right now. I hope the school will start normally here and that work life will be normal.
Your blue ring is fabulous!
Thanks, Ivana! I agree, sometimes I like to make it simple and then add complexity later with the accessories.Delete
Eight people felt like so many, after 5 months of basically being alone. Thank you!
P.S. Love the fringe!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm happy to have it back.Delete
sheila, you are the epitome of what i love! so fanciful, so creative, so lovely!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Eva!Delete
Your new haircut is fabulous, Sheila. I'm loving the colour and the fringe! Your Red Boss Pants are magnificent, and the perfect choice to wear with that delightful new jacket. 8 people is a crowd, that's for sure :-) I have quite a few jackets which I can only just do up, and so wear open all the time. That's OK indeed, and much better than boob-smooshy :-)) Bulldog clips and safety pins are the Klassy girl's friends! And I love the lacy ankle socks you wore with those shoes. Love the mask too, but personally I cannot abide those nose wires. Wishing you a fabulous weekend, Sheila! xxxReplyDelete
Thank you, dear Ann! I loved this outfit, and it was nice to show it off to my "crowd"!Delete
Glad I'm not the only one who buys too-small jackets. :) I can't use a mask without a nose-wire - they slide around too much otherwise. Happy weekend to you, my dear!
Love your haircut and colour. I think the steel grey looks great on you. I once heard a hairdresser say bangs or Botox and it made me chuckle. I have always been a bangs girl. Love your outfit. No one wears colour better than you.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Sandra! Ha ha, the hairdressers know the secret! Thanks!Delete
Great hair. I hope someday we'll look like hair-twins. And these pants! Wow.ReplyDelete
Are you growing your hair out? Go for it! I know, love these pants!Delete
They are fantastic pants on you I can see why you'd get so many compliments, and I like the jacket with them so much! :) I realised that I often wear my jackets open, and that when I was in Europe in spring I was very cold and a bit annoyed to find out with all the layers underneath it was quite tricky to button or zip them up, haha! We don't have those kinds of cold temperatures for very often here in Queensland, wearing a jacket open is just fine!ReplyDelete
Your hair looks great too! I'm sorry I've been so absent in blog world this week, it's been a tough week, but I'm trying to catch up as I do enjoy your posts and seeing your bright and colourful outfits! :)
Thanks so much, Mica! Ha, that's funny that you didn't even realize you couldn't do up your jackets until you had layers on.Delete
Thank you! No worries, my dear - we all have our own lives to deal with. I know you're out there - thinking of you and sending good vibes!
I love matchy matchy. I love that you take shoes to work to be stylish! How many wonen take the effort? Not much over here. Those trousers are great, Zara sells the best wide legged ones! I like longer hair better on you then shorter and looking forward to see the lavender in it!ReplyDelete
Me too, Nancy! Of course! I have been carrying my "real" shoes to work for about 13 years now. These trousers were made in Spain, so I have no idea how old they are. I love the shape, though.Delete
Thanks! I'm looking forward to being lavender again.
Your new hair looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
The red trousers look brilliant with your new jacket and I'm liking the quick fix, I've used bulldog clips, duct tape and even stapled a hem in place in the past. xxx
Thanks so much, Vix! I love the jacket/pants combo. I have also stapled hems - so Klassy! I haven't used duct tape yet, but I have used Scotch tape!Delete
I would agree that this is a great hair cut for you. Love the length and the bangs. That jacket works beautifully with the Red Boss Pants.ReplyDelete
Well, thank you! I liked how they worked too.Delete
Love the outfit! What fun red pants. The hair looks great too, you're definitely rockin' the bangs!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ashley! I love my Boss Pants! I'm a boss in them! I am happier with my bangs hiding all my wrinkled, lol.Delete
love all the fabulous matchiness!, and love your red trousers (because Red!) and this beautiful jacket (lots of colors and possibilities, and such a nice shape and sleeves!)ReplyDelete
Lovely outfit and lots of bossy attitude!
Thanks so much, Monica! I love the bright red too, and don't you just love that jacket!Delete
Boss pants bring out the bossy in me, ha!
You look great in that red. And the hair is fabulous.ReplyDelete