Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Birthday Week: Last Outfit, and Blue Desmonds

And here we are: I'm on vacation, it's Birthday Week, this is my last outfit of the spring/summer wardrobe, AND I bought a birthday present for myself with the help of my amazing Winesday Women. 
That's a busy day! 

  • Dress - Apanage; first seen here in August with rust sandals
  • Boots - Coffee Kope Tiam, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) with swooshy palm trees in July
  • Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here last week

The city was wreathed in fog all day, even though it was sunny and we could see blue sky. 
I love the Castle in all weather. 

I spent some time in my closet (my happy place) last night, pondering what to wear for my last outfit created from my spring/summer collection. 
The autumnal colours of this dress decided for me, especially when I discovered how well my copper jewelry went with it. 

The dress is a very light cotton and quite sheer - you can see my tattoos on my back through it. 
I'm wearing a vintage slip under it for coverage, and to keep it from riding up - the fabric clings to itself. 

Although I love this dress, it is not staying out for chilly fall days. Bring on the sweaters/jumpers! 
These "shoulder season" garments are perfect for this time of year. 

Masked up.
I liked how the light tones in this leopard mask worked with the dress pattern. 

Outerwear - one last wearing of this delightful coat. 
It's just right for warm weather but useless in fall/winter. 

The stuff: 
My lovely booties - I showed them off to Rae-Ann at the Fluevog store. Oh yeah, I went to the Fluevog store! 

Copper bling: 
The white parts on it are slightly crackled enamel. 

  • Necklace/earrings - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
  • Pearl ring - Erth, consignment
  • Brass/jade ring - vintage 70s, Mom's

So...Fluevog had a 3-day sale on the Big Presence Family of shoes last weekend...
...and that happens to be one of my favourite families...(I have these, these, these - those are all links to Flashbacks, scroll down to see them - and used to have these)

and they had just released a pair that caught my eye, the Big Presence Desmond in cobalt blue patent leather...
...with $99 knocked off the price!

And I had a $100 birthday gift card from Caro, Vero, Cat and Yvonne...
What's a girl to do? Buy the shoes!

I picked them up today from the store - my final price was $157.59 from the original $329.00, Fluevog site link  here (link 'cause I love), and they come in black too. 
The box lid says, "There are two types of people in this world: those who shy away from attention,
and those who wear Fluevogs."



Do you love them? I do! 
And I love my Winesday Women dearly! Thank you so much for helping me add these to my collection! 

29 comments:

  1. Of course you had to say yes to those amazing shoes! What a great gift card from your sweet friends! I must say that your new shoes are in good company - you have so many wonderful pairs of shoes and boots.

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    1. I would have kicked myself if I'd missed them at that price! Thank you so much, Nana! I love my shoes.

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  2. what a beautiful dress! I love the boots and the light coat you wore with it. Perfect last look from.your summer wardrobe. Happy birthday week btw!
    The blue cobalt heels you got for yourself are amazing. You always find the most chic and unique shoes.

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    1. Thank you, Ivana, I really liked the outfit too. Thanks - I am enjoying my quiet week.

      I am so thrilled with them. I love Fluevogs - they really have amazing designs.

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    2. p.s. Happy Birthday week!!! (not sure have I said it).

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  3. Lovely dress and lovely autumnal inspiration!. Totally agree that it goes nicely with your (fab) copper jewellery, and it also goes with your leopard mask!. Brilliant!!
    No wonder that you have these shoes in several colors, they are a classic and totally rock!, so fab color!
    besos

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    1. Thanks, Monica! I really loved the jewelry with the whole look.

      They are - and I forgot that I actually have a snakeskin pair in this style too!

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  4. Love the booties. The greatest contribution (among many) you've made to my life was to introduce me to the Fluevog brand. I remember at the beginning puzzling over its strange spelling, the fact I'd never heard of it, etc. Then I tuned in and... wow! Thanks. A lot.

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    1. Thanks, Ally! Aw, that makes me so happy. These shoes come in a 12 in Canada!

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  5. Happy Birthday Week, dear Sheila!
    That dress is lovely on you and the copper jewellery is perfect with it.
    Birthday Fluevogs in my favourite colour! the box lid is a work of art in itself and the heels aligned to make a heart? Amazing. What a kind and generous gift from your fab friends. you are loved!
    Always good to see that fairytale castle. xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Vix! Everything Fluevog does has that attention to detail (even the bottom of the box!). I know my friends will love these.

      I love the castle this time of year.

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  6. Yay for vacations and birthday weeks! And what a gorgeous dress you picked for your final Spring/Summer outfit. I love its Autumn vibes and the copper bling and those fabulous boots are its perfect companions. What a great deal on those Fluevogs, it would have been downright silly not to make use of it, and spend your birthday voucher at the same time. The cobalt blue colour is stunning, and I love how the heels align to make a heart! You really do have the best shoes, Sheila! xxx

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    1. Hooray indeed, Ann! Thank you - it felt just right and a good way to sign off on my spring/summer wardrobe. I am so glad I bit on those shoes, as I would have surely regretted not getting them. Thank you, my dear!

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  7. Such a cute outfit! I really liked the glasses :)

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  8. Firstly-how pretty do you look in that floaty dress! I'm always so sad when Summer beauties must be packed away- booooooooooooooooo!!!!
    The new Fluevogs are GORGEOUS! I love that Cobalt colour and the shape is gorgeous! So nice that your friends are part of the purchase too! Makes them all the more special- can't wait to see you style them- I DEMAND to see them worn lots!!!! ;0)
    How cute that you made that heart shape with them! Beautiful!!!!!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Kezzie! I know, I miss the light, airy and cheery clothes, but now I get to have fun with my rich velvets and brocades and indulge in my love for jewel colours and autumn hues.

      Thanks, I love them too! You will see them lots over the next several years, I'm sure!

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  9. OMG, I LOVE those cobalt shoes! I think I need these in my life. So much for the monthly budget!:)

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    1. Sorry, Christie! You know I'm a shoe-enabler, ha ha!

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  10. Such a great last spring/summer outfit and what a pretty new pair of shoes! I can't wait to see how you wear these, the bright cobalt colour is perfect! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Mica! I'm excited to wear them soon!

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  11. Ohhh so nice. The dress is pretty, the copper bling is unique (and I mean this in the good way haha) but the blue shoes.... fabulous. Like you I love this shape and I love patent leather. Haven't seen them on their site in the Netherlands. I am still looking for orange pumps.
    Greetje

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    1. Thank you, Greetje! I love unique bling. I ADORE this shape of shoe - I'm sure they will be available in the Amsterdam store! They did come in orange at one time.

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  12. I love color in shoes. It’s where I actually feel comfortable being bold. Happy Birthday to you and glad you celebrated in your own way.

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    1. That is a great way to get colour in one's wardrobe, SAM. Thank you so much!

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  13. Massively so! I don't own much cobalt at present, but it is actually one of my favourite hues to wear, and is (humbly) a shade that I tend to get an inordinate amount of compliments about when I do sport (especially from my mom 😄).

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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    1. I love cobalt blue - it's on of those colours that everyone else loves too.

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  14. Oooo, your Birthday shoes are such a yummy colour! It's my favourite shade of blue.

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    1. Aren't they gorgeous? I'm looking forward to wearing them!

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