Monday, February 15, 2021

Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up: Grey Gigli Flashback; Snowy Muppet Flashback; Red Lace Zoom and Versace Flashback; Zoom With Greetje

Hello, my friends! It's been a full weekend of nothing but snow and cold! Brr! However, I still managed to get dressed and wear some snuggly - yet stylish - outfits. I also took a bunch of pictures when L and I ventured out for brunch on Saturday, and I have three small Flashbacks on some lesser-worn items from my closet. 

So grab a hot cup of tea, a blanket (if it's cold where you are) and settle in. 

Friday was freezing - literally! It did not go above 0 all day. Snow kicked in later that night. 
I am swathed in wool and fuzzy things. I need warmth! 
 

  • Turtleneck sweater - Wanko, thrifted; last seen here in December 2020 with McQ
  • Dress - Romeo Gigli, vintage, consignment; last worn here in February 2020 in two day-to-night looks
  • Shoes - Wittner, consignment; last seen here with the Loomed Lady in January
  • Coat (below) - Mallia, consignment; last worn here yesterday


I have only one more unworn sweater dress after this one (a sweater slip dress!). Some winters, that cold weather never quite shows up, and I end up sweating in my wooly dresses. 
Not this year! We were expecting snow for the following 3 days, with temps as low as -25 with the wind chill (it was also forecast for constant wind, gusting to 50kmh, oh yay). 

I layered up a wool turtleneck sweater under this wool dress. 
I also have my fleece-lined tights on, and a vintage half slip. 

My sweater dress is...unusual. 
It has long arms. Like, REALLY long arms. It's a Romeo Gigli, a very Classy Designer - Alexander McQueen worked for him. 

Gigli was known in the late 80s/90s for the extra-long arms on his dresses.
The better to keep me warm! 

Masked up - I mixed all my metals today. 
Outerwear.
I'll be wearing this coat until it gets a little warmer! 

Fully done up. 
I wear my Doc Martens for walking to and from work - this was good coverage in the wind and bitter cold. 

Outerwear stuff: 
These gloves were very warm - gotta love a cashmere lining.
 

  • Fur boa - thrifted
  • Mask - by Mom
  • Hat - M&S, consignment, Powell River
  • Gloves - Roeckl, consignment

The stuff: 
Comfy shoes. I like how they kind of look like snow. 

Brutal bling: 
Spiky things. 


  • Belt - Pringle of Scotland, vintage fair
  • Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
  • Pewter cuff/necklace - Robert Larin, vintage 70s, vintage mall, gifts from L
  • Earrings - Glee
  • Volcano ring - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Hematite ring - thrifted
  • Feather ring - Fossil, thrifted


Flashback: Romeo Gigli Dress

I found this dress here at Rich Rags in August 2018 marked down to half price: $27.50. I immediately recognized the fabric as quality - it's a very thick wool knit (although the content tag is missing). 
I recognized the name, but that's about it. I started doing some research when I got it home and Gigli would have been up there with 90s designers like Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada if not for some bad financial issues. He was revolutionary for being counter to the big shoulder-pad/heavily made-up look of the 80s, instead focusing on cocoon-like shapes and soft draping that showed off a woman's neck and shoulders - all qualities in this dress. A couple of good bios here and here, if you're so inclined.

My dress was in with the XLs in the shop (it pays to look through every size!) and is labeled a size 46, which is about a modern size 10. It was most likely made in Italy. I think this is probably from the late 80s or early 90s.
That label is about right for that period. I've seen a few pieces by Gigli on luxury second-hand sites for up to $2,000 for a dress. 

I wore it in November 2018 - it was far too hot to wear it in August after I bought it. 
I'm wearing a band tee (Frank Turner) for bra strap distraction there - the back is much lower than the front as you can see from today's back shot above, and it's a very wide neckline, so my straps show.

I always have fun with goofy poses with the extra-long sleeves. I layered my sparkly black turtleneck under it here in January 2019.
I'm basically doing the same formula every time: match the shoes to the belt. Boots Flashbacked here.

This is one of my favourite looks with it, because it mixes pink and red. I wore this to the theatre with Mom in November 2019 - that might have been our last theatre outing together. 
I also wore the Fuzzy Flamingo with this. Love those boots.

This is the last time I wore the dress - twice in one day! - in February 2020. 
This is my work outfit. Shoes Flashbacked here

When I got home, I changed up my accessories for dinner out at Zambri's with our friends Tony and Laura. 
I need to wear that beaded belt again soon. 


Mathy stuff: I haven't worn this dress all that much, but I'm still at $4.68 per wear over six outfits. 


On Friday night, I watched the snow start to come down. 
The view of the apartment parking lot across from our condo. When the sky is that colour, you know snow is coming! 

The next morning, we had close to 30 cm/a foot of snow! 
L is on the left, and that's our neighbour Terry on the right, out there shoveling the rear parking lot, the driveway and the front sidewalk. We were the first on our block to clear the walks; the other apartment buildings did theirs later in the day.

It snowed for most of Saturday morning, but that did not deter us from getting dressed and heading down to Pluto's Diner for brunch. Would it be open? Worth a shot! 
A snow day calls for my Muppet skirt! We'll have a Flashback on this shortly. 


  • Cashmere sweater - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here in January with yellow cords and the Loomed Lady
  • Skirt - Joy Nilsson, thrifted; last worn here in February 2019 on our last Snow Day
  • Boots - Doc Martens, thrifted; not tracked
  • Coat (below) - Mallia, consignment; last worn above on Friday


This was my view of the staircase - we have a snowdrift! 
I had to sweep the snow off the ledge on the left to put the camera on. 

My view of the Castle. 
Looks like the neighbouring apartment building also has big drifts on their roof. 

I can barely see the Castle. 
Spooky! 

I'm layered up here with a vintage silk thermal long-sleeved top underneath the cashmere sweater. 
And I have wool leggings on under the skirt, plus two thick pairs of socks. 
My Doc Martens are the best shoes for walking in the snow. 
The rubber soles stick to the snow, so I have less slipping. 

Masked up.
Outerwear is key! 
I feel so fabulous! I haven't worn this vintage fur top-hat in a long time. 
I am all geared up here, ready to go out. 

Outerwear stuff: 
This is the first time wearing this mask - it has purplish shiny dots on it. 


  • Fur hat - vintage, thrifted; last worn here for 2019 New Year's Eve
  • Fur boa - thrifted
  • Mask - by Mom
  • Leather/wool gloves - consignment


The stuff: 
Totally minimal stuff - I only took my coat off while we were in Pluto's (which was open - yay!). 


  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Earrings - Kate Spade, consignment


Flashback: Joy Nilsson Mohair Skirt


I found this skirt here in November 2015 at Flavour Upstairs - I was a few minutes early for my hair appointment, so I dashed in a quick look around, and gasped when I beheld...the Muppet skirt! 
It was $17.99 (I KNOW), and was filthy. You can see at the bottom above, that the hem is dirty - there was also a big streak of dirt up the back. It weighs a ton - at least 10+ pounds - and is 100% mohair. 

Normally, when you see mohair, it is woven or in a very loose weave (compare this mohair sweater I just bought, and this other pink mohair sweater I have). This skirt is a very small-gauge knit that must have been really difficult to make - mohair is a very fuzzy wool.
Note the painted pink metal zipper there, and that's the original button at the waistband. 

It's by Australian designer Joy Nilsson and is pre-1974, as she shuttered her business in February 1974 (check out this old newspaper article here from the era). I also found this article (here, including a picture of her) about Joy asserting her opinions on Melbourne Cup fashions in 1965 (she's against big hats and bare arms).
I found a couple of pictures of 1960s gowns (here) and here by her, and a label on this 1960s jacket on Australian eBay (here, in the slideshow) that is quite different from mine. The label on my skirt is woven; since she won two Supreme Awards from the Australian Wool Corporation, and also received citations in 1970 and 1973 "for fashion excellence", I'd guess this skirt is from later in her career, so early 70s. 

After washing it (a big glop of shampoo and smushing it around in the bathtub worked well, then rolling it up in a towel for about a week), it came out beautifully, no stains or dirt at all. I wore it first in December 2015. 
I discovered very quickly that it's very HOT to wear (that tight knit!), and also that it drags on the ground and sucks up all water, dirt, twigs, and garbage off the ground. 

Later that same day in December 2015, I changed up the top and wore it to the theatre with Mom. 
I still have that top - I haven't worn it ages, though. 

I wore it to brunch and then shopping and hanging out with friends here - a full year later, in December 2016.
It's far too hot to wear on any except the very coldest days. 

It was my Christmas Day skirt in December 2017. 
I still have all that jewelry. 

And I wore it last here in February 2019 on the last Snow Day. 
Wooly grey boot Flashback here

I had to include the outerwear look from this outfit. 
Hooray for my Ringmaster jacket! 


Mathy stuff: So, I don't wear this a lot, but I only paid $17.99 for it, so Saturday marked only the 6th outfit with it. However, at $3.00 per wear, I am very happy to enjoy it on a snowy day once a year. 


Snow pictures! Here's L in his Boston Bruins toque and matching satin jacket. 
He's showing off the great shoveling job he did. Well done, love!

We strolled down towards town, and shouted our thanks to the other folks out doing their walks.
Everyone was very happy and cheerful. All those trucks are from a TV/movie production being filmed at the local school nearby. 

How do I feel about the snow? 
I love it! Woo! 

So does this guy, doing a little cross-country skiing on Linden Ave. 
We saw so many people with snowboards, building snowmen, and out shoveling. 

Looking down Cook Street. 
A few cars, but not many. 

Yay, Pluto's was open! 
The inside - it's an old gas station with a planetary/space theme. We sat in the Jupiter booth.
Say hey, Felicia! She's a fabulous person. 

Remember when I mentioned the pink blossoms starting to come out? 
Here they are, all covered in snow. 
I stood outside snapping pictures while I waited for L in the liquor store. 
There's my boots. My skirt started to get a little wet and therefore heavy in the hem, so I ended up having to do the two-handed hold of it as I walked. 
"Are you guys going to a party?" a random stranger asked. 
"Nope, we always dress like this!"

A snowman looking at the car tail-lights swerving on the slippery hill on the way home. 
This snowperson was of indeterminate gender. 
Maybe they're a mermaid. 

I love the old Victorian houses in the snow. 
L and I huffed and puffed all the way home. 
Whew, I'm done. I need a nap. 

Which is what I did (along with L and Vizzini) until it was time for Winesday + Happy Hour Zoom. 
The theme was "Fascinators and Sweethearts" since it was a year ago this weekend that we did Ronnie and Caro's Sweetheart party. I wore my new-to-me dress!

  • Dress - Luisa Spagnoli, thrifted; purchased here for $12.50
  • Shoes - Versace, vintage 90s, vintage fair; last worn here in May 2019 with vintage angora and pink

View of the Castle in the late afternoon. 
The snow had slowed down but was steady for most of the night. 

This was a fun outfit for our Zoom calls.
It always feels good to dress up. I showed off the pockets. 
I had fun with all the black accessories - this belt worked well on the slightly-big dress. 
My fleece-lined tights kept my legs warm.

I draped my giant fringed velvet scarf over myself  - must stay warm! 
"You should pay attention to meeeee..."


I bought that scarf when I worked at Fairweather in 1999 - it was my party scarf for years. 

The stuff: 
A rare wear for my vintage early 90s Versace shoes. Aren't they badass?

Black bling: 
I felt very Karl Lagerfeld in my black leather gloves. 


  • Leather obi - thrifted
  • Velvet scarf - Fairweather, 1999
  • Leather gloves - Heart's Content
  • Fascinator - Heart's Content
  • Fang bracelet - Alexis Bittar, consignment, Sidney
  • Crystal bracelet - Birks, 1975-ish, Mom's
  • Earrings - thrifted


Flashback: Versace Jeans Couture Studded Shoes

Edited to add - I found more pictures/outfits

In November 2012 (here), I bought these awesomely badass shoes at a vintage fair, back when it was held at the church at Fairfield and Moss Streets, in the basement. They were a splurge at $40.00.
However, VERSACE. So KLASSY.
I adore the studs and the D'Orsay style. They're not the most comfortable shoes in the world, but when I want that classic black pump, they are perfect. I've never been able to find out anything about these, but I vividly remember this style being very much the fashion in the mid to late 90s. 

Edit: More pictures found! I wondered why I hadn't worn these shoes prior to 2014 - I just didn't track them for some reason. 

They were included and worn twice in my December 2012 capsule, part of my ginormous, year-long 30 For 30 For 12 Challenge. 
Loved that Smoking Lily skirt - see the giant red skull on the right where my hand is? - if only it had been lined.

Again in December 2012. 
That was a useful jacket but I didn't keep it long after the challenge was over. 

March 2013 - I was really into "trumpet" skirts at this time! 
A rare spotting of my blonde hair! Bustier top Flashback here

I had these green culottes for ages - this is an April 2013 outfit. 
I finally gave them up...just after culottes came back into style! 

I wore my new-to-me studded sweatshirt in August 2013 with the studded shoes (of course). 
I wore that sweatshirt around the house mostly, though. 

And here's a party outfit from December 2013. 
I gave that dress to Tracy shortly after. 


Back to what I previously had...


I first wore them in May 2014 - I have no idea why I "saved" them for 18 months before I finally wore them! 
I felt like a pirate in this outfit. I miss that blouse - I ruined it in the wash many years ago. I still have that belt! 

This is the one and only wearing of this vintage brocade dress. 
This was in December 2014. One of my Weight Watchers members really loved it, so I gave it to her as a "goal" dress. Kathleen, I hope you made it! 

Skip forward another three years to January 2018, when I next wore them. 
I like how the studs go with the studs on the D&G jacket. Dress Flashback here

And then over a year later until I wore them again here in May 2019. 
Skirt Flashback here


Update: Mathy stuff: I found 6 more outfits, so this is actually my 11th wearing of them, bringing us to $3.64 per wear.  This is only my 5th wearing of them in nearly 10 years! That brings us to $8.00 per outfit, but I should really wear them more. However, I don't mind a few things that only get aired every so often - I have some other shoes that also don't get out too much.


I booked a Zoom call with Greetje of No Fear of Fashion for the extra holiday Monday. We're on a 9 hour time difference, so morning for me, evening for her. 
Sorry, Greetje, I didn't get really dressed up - but I knew she would appreciate elements of this: the Kenzo cardigan, the studded boots (very "her"). 
 

  • Cardigan - Kenzo, consignment; last worn here in April 2020 for a careful visit to Mom's
  • T-shirt - Frank Turner tour shirt; not tracked
  • Jeans - Smashed Lemon, part of a suit; last seen here with the jacket for the dentist in December 2020
  • Boots - Ash; last worn here (2nd outfit) in January 2020 for an afternoon shop

Sneaking in a wearing of this Kenzo cardigan - I've had it for a few years, and it's been useful. 
The big KENZO on the cuffs can be hidden by flipping them down. 
I rarely wear the boots these days - my love for them ebbs and flows - but they are still a keeper in my closet. 
I considered doing a Flashback on one or the other, but eh, now it's my extra Monday off and I'm going to hang out with L and Vizzini instead. 

The stuff: 
Lovely studded boots. The studs "zzzzh" against each other when I walk. 

Bold bling:
Greetje and I had an in-depth earring discussion, but I totally whiffed and forgot to take a picture of us! We just got caught up in our chat and the time flew by! Lovely to see you and talk to you again, my dear friend! 

  • Belt - gift from Ruth
  • Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
  • Studded cuff - vintage 80s
  • Silver earrings - Brenda Schoenfeld, 1992, vintage mall

And how's your weekend been? 

Thank you again for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere! 

39 comments:

  1. The muppet skirt is very cool and looks like the perfect thing to wear for our snowy weekend. About 12 years ago I met a delightful 97 year old lady while waiting for an appointment and we struck up a conversation about the weather. It was a February day and snowy, she has lived in Victoria her entire life and said that when she was a girl it would be so cold and snowy in Victoria that they closed schools down for a month due to the weather. We had a lovely conversation and she talked about the ponds she skated on. So cold and snow is not a stranger to Victoria.

    I absolutely adore your sweater dress, beautiful shape and looks like a dream to wear. My most favourite accessory though would be your versace shoes, they are simply divine and elegant! Glad to see you survived the snow. We just stayed home and relaxed the entire weekend. My little pooch was not happy about the snow or cold and at times refused to venture outside, poor little thing. Hopefully though we are going to be on the road to springtime and warmer weather soon!

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    1. Isn't it fun, Dar? How cool that you got a full perspective on the weather from that lady! It does seem that it was more snowy when I was younger here: I remember the Inner Harbour freezing, and I skated on Panama Flats and Colquitz Creek as a kid.

      Thank you! It's a gorgeous piece. The shoes are amazing, and I really should try to air them once a year, at least.

      Yes, we survived - I'll be glad when it's all gone! Aw, that sounds like a lovely weekend for you. Hopefully we'll be back to our "real" weather soon!

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  2. You got snow!! Goodness me, what a lot of it. I love how friendly it makes people, don't you?
    The Romeo Gigli dress with its mahoosive sleeves is always a joy but I saw that muppet skirt and - from years of experience of wearing maxi dresses at muddy music festivals - my first thought was soggy hem!! The colour looks brilliant against all thet white though, no losing you in a snow drift.
    Those chunky silver earrings in the last shot - I love! xxx

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    1. 24 cm, according to the news, which is a lot for us! Yes, it does make everyone more cheery - so many people out, all feeling good and saying hello.

      I love both of those pieces. Yes, I try to avoid wearing the Muppet in wet weather, but as it was still cold, it was actually fairly dry snow. It's the worst with wet - it sucks it up like a sponge!

      I love them too - they're hollow and they clip on.

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  3. Good Morning She! well you did warn me - you said get a cup of tea and I should have (he he) what a post! LOVED it. Blimey where do you begin to comment? Loved all the glimpses of your snowy wonderland, we haave had the white stuff for a week and now it is gone. You L did a good job clearing the snow. Now you style that sweater dress so beautifully loved the burgandy boots, the black and white shoes and well everything! The muppet skirt is certainly a Sheila skirt and yep just can't get over how clever you are at styling the most unusual pieces. The new red dress is fab. Two standout pics that show your personality - one of you in the snow arms outstretched and the one on the stairs all pooped after your walk such fun pics anyway sorry to rave on but this was a great post! Shazxx

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    1. I warned you, Shaz! Ha ha! Aw, thank you, my dear. Our weather's been very similar to the UK's. L is the best, although I have also done the shoveling in the past (I'm having arthritis issues right now).

      I love the dress - it's so luxe to wear. The Muppet fills me with joy when I wear it. I felt good in the red dress, but it probably won't last with me that long. I like those pics too!

      I love your raves, thank you so much!

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  4. I love that black Romeo Gigli dress with extra long arms. It looks very cozy. You have accessorized it so well with the belt and the furry cap. Nice coat as well.
    The pink maxi is also fabulous. Fun to see it in a fashion flashback.
    The rock outfit (the last one) with the red leopard pants, a graphic tee and the rock style boots is fabulous.

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    1. Isn't it lovely, Ivana? It is actually a dark marled grey, so it goes with everything! The coat has been fantastic this winter.

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed that. It almost (but not quite) makes me wish for more cold days to wear it!

      Aw, thank you! It was pretty casual for me.

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  5. Love the final outfit - very me. The Versace shoes are superb! Freezing here too! Lise

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    1. I like a casual rocker look too, Lise. Aren't the shoes awesome? Hope you warm up soon!

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  6. I love the muppet skirt and I really like it with the blue top and the statement necklace! It does look so wonderfully cosy and so cheerful being so bright and colourful too! Definitely my favourite outfit and flashback in this post :) So nice seeing all the snow too, it's been a hot summer here!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mica! I was snug as a bug in a rug - and honestly, wearing that skirt is like wearing a thick blanket! I can't believe it's Aussie-made - when would you be able to wear it in your climate??

      I'm longing for hot weather already! I'm done with winter!

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    2. I was thinking must be a Victorian or Tasmanian designer to need something like that, definitely not needed here in Queensland, haha!

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    3. I couldn't find very much about her, but it doesn't seem like a garment that would be needed anywhere that doesn't get freezing temps!

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  7. I could definitely have done with your Romeo Gigli sweater dress last week, when we had sub-zero temperatures for days on end. Practically all my jumpers came out of hiding. There have been Winters when I barely wore them.
    Muppet skirt :-) How absolutely amazing is that, and the outfit you built around it!
    The castle looks very spooky indeed, and I'm loving all the snow photos taken on your walk, especially that one of you embracing the snowfall. You look fabulous in your cold weather get-up!
    Your Happy Hour Zoom outfit is spectacular: the dress, the fringed shawl, the fascinator: just perfect!
    And I'm sure Greetje was more than OK with the outfit you wore for your Zoom call with her.
    We made the most of the cold but sunny weather by going for lots of walks in the snow. Perfect for clearing our heads and diverting our thoughts from missing our girl! xxx

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    1. Ugh, it's the worst, isn't it, Ann? I'm done with this stupid cold weather! Most of my thick sweaters are getting use right now.

      I love the Muppet - it's so fun to wear. It's very picturesque here when it snows - I had to just open up to it. Thank you!

      Aw, thanks, I felt good, getting all dressed for the "party". It's a lovely dress, but the stars are the accessories.

      She was! She loved the boots.

      Good for you guys - aw, I bet. My friend Caro just lost their dear Fudge last week. :(

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  8. You look like royalty in the pink skirt! I'm sure you turned heads. I was thinking before reading about how wet it might be getting in the snow.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Sam! Yes, lots of people smiled and waved. It was fine - the snow was quite dry still, so it was barely wet. However, once I'd been indoors at Pluto's, it started to melt, so I was being cautious ahead of time by lifting it up.

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  9. The Castle is breathtaking all year round, but takes on even more of a dreamy, fairytale character when swaddled in a blanket of snow.

    We're slowing inching out of the arctic cold front that hit us like a ton of bricks here a few days ago. This morning was only -5C when I took Annie out and it almost felt "warm" (relatively speaking" compared to the -22C we've experienced often in recent days. They're calling for another extra nippy day tomorrow, but then things get a touch milder and linger in the -3 to -10 or so range, according to the forecast, for the next little while.

    But enough of that most Canadian of pastimes: discussing the weather.

    What a flurry of fabulous outfits. My breath was nabbed in particular by the stunning red lace dress and the charming pink + black skirt ensemble (complete with dazzlingly lovely vintage beaded necklace).

    Wishing you a relaxing, safe, not too chilly second half of February, my sweet friend.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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    1. Ha, don't we love to talk about the weather?? Yikes, I hope you are out from under winter's grip, Autumn! It's back to clouds and rain here, sigh.

      Thank you so much. I love that Sherman crystal set (a great find at an antique show). Here's to sunny skies ahead!

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  10. You made me laugh. You are the only person I know of that would describe that magnificant necklace as "minimal"! Totally love the pink mohair skirt and you look amazingly steampunkish in your stair pose. Seems the whole world has gone into the deep freeze at the moment so it's nice to see you so elegantly bundled up and enjoying the outdoors.

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    1. Well, minimal in that I didn't wear much else, Nana! It's a fabulous necklace. Thank you - I basically collapsed at the top of the stairs! Even my glasses are still fogged up! If you're going to go out, ya gotta be stylish! Thank you!

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  11. Your weekend wrap-up posts are my favorites. Each look was better than the one before. Stay warm.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Oh, thank you, Rena! I always feel like they are too big...

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  12. Oh yes, I do remember Gigli because I wore my sleeves like over my hand all the time back then. Still like to pop my sweater sleeves out under a jacket. Not that I ever owned a Gigli piece. But this dress is gorgeous, I adore the hole outfit! Black!! And I already love Plutos! I had a floor like that when I loved on my own, still love it!

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    1. I love extra-long sleeves! My hands are always cold. It's a gorgeous dress, isn't it? It's actually grey. Pluto's is going to be torn down to build more condos, sigh. Thanks, Nancy!

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  13. I love it that you get dressed up for your Zoom calls!

    That is a wonderful dress but the very long sleeves would drive me mad. I'm forever pushing up sleeves on my clothes as I have short arms...

    The mohair skirt is amazing and I loved the flashback of it. It's just very elegant whatever you wear with it and the fact it's warm is a beautiful bonus. What a shame it's so thirsty!

    I hope you're still enjoying the snow or has it gone?

    Take care and stay safe
    xxx

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    1. I do if it's more than one person in a day (Mom will attest that I don't always dress up for her). If you ever want to try it, drop me an email (it's in my profile) and I'll book it!

      Thank you - I love my Muppet skirt. It is thirsty, but it was fine in the snow.

      Oh, it's mostly gone, just a few small piles in the corners.

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  14. lovely post and lovely photos of you keeping yourself comfy and stylish even in the snow!. Your knit dress looks so warm and elegant!, and love your long coat!. And obviously, love your jewellery, it makes a difference!
    And I'm in love with your Muppet Skirt and your fabulousness styling it, the lovely nekclace, the matchy gloves and scarf and Mask!, and your magnificent hat!. You Rock It, dear Sheila!. And love your photos enjoying the snow, joyful!!
    Wow, your lace dress is such a stunning piece, and love so much your black accessorizing, all the badassery and attitude, rocking it!!. These are fab shoes!
    And you keep rocking it!. Your last outfit is also fab, comfy&cool, your studded boots and belt, your red pants (I love this suit, you know it!).
    So lovely that you zoom-ed with Greetje, I miss some chatting in my 'picturesque' english with blog-friends in person, so I have to try this myself!
    besos

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    1. Thanks so much, Monica! I love being cozy in the snow and cold. It's an effort to get dressed some days, but I remind myself how much better I feel when I do!

      If you'd like to do a Zoom call with me, drop me an email (it's in my signature) and I'll book us a call!

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  15. That muppet skirt is such a fun piece. I can imagine it is a conversation piece.
    The sweater dress is gorgeous. I adore it worn as in August 2018 with the burgundy belt and boots. You know I am an Italian size 46? Just saying... haha. I wouldn't look half as good in it as you do.
    My, what a snow you have had. So much more than here. I do not envy you.
    Pluto seems like a great place to be.
    Greetje

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    1. It is! People want to touch it and I've also kept one of my friends warm with it, by draping it over her while I was wearing it.

      It's an amazing piece, and yes, I bet it would look great on you, Greetje! Ha!

      It was a dump of it, for sure, but it's mostly gone now. We love Pluto's - it's being torn down, sadly. More condos, just what we need...

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  16. Sheila, my friend, I am overwhelmed by all the fabulous things in this post! That black dress with the extra long sleeves is totally my jam! I have very long arms so when I find a garment with sleeves that are too long for me, I get very excited! They make me feel dainty. Haha. Your pink Muppet skirt is the most magnificent thing I have ever seen and I just fell in love with every outfit you have created with it! And the red lace dress is just spectacular as well. It looks like you and L had a fun time in the snow! I, however, have had just about enough snow. I love it when the first snow falls. I even love the second, third, fourth, and fifth snowfalls. But now I am just surrounded by cruddy old dirty snow heaps piled higher than my head and they are just aren't pretty anymore! Where oh where is some spring like weather?!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Shelbee! I hope you find a long-armed dress/sweater on one of your thrifting expeditions! Isn't the Muppet skirt amazing?? Aw, thank you.

      I am done with snow, and thankfully it's all gone now! Spring time! Bring it on!

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  17. You know from previous comments from me that the Romeo Gigli dress is a favourite of mine. That would be my "GO-TO" dress for this winter as we have had lots of snow here for the last few weeks, and temperatures consistently in the -10 to -15 range. It's supposed to warm up a bit this week but we'll see. You always look so bold and stylish in your outer wear. All my "practical" coats are boring ;) The lace dress is beautiful on you.

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    1. Yup, I remember that, Shelley. It's a lovely piece and is one of my closet treasures. Ugh, your temps sound awful, and I hope it warms up soon for you!

      Aw, thank you - I love finding interesting outerwear so that I'm not just chucking an ugly coat over my pretty clothes. Thanks!

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  18. I saw the same dude skiing along Burdett! He was not moving very fast. I wonder how far he ended up going...

    I had a skirt like the muppet skirt - not bright pink, but so warm it was a one day a year skirt. I actually got a little overheated just looking at you wearing it, now that we're out of the really cold weather. :)

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