Monday, April 12, 2021

Matchy Monday: Tiger, Leather and Floral

Ah, Monday. I was very happy that I'd spent time last week creating outfits, as I was extremely tired this morning. Last night, I pulled one of the sets of top/bottom/topper + shoes that I'd selected, and just added the accessories. And voila! I was dressed. 
I enjoyed this mix of pattern and colour, but no one saw me all day. That is, until I walked by Cat's house to drop off her copy of the Book Club book. Thanks so much for your appreciation of my outfit, darlin'! Great to see you! 

  • Leather jacket - ID Collection, thrifted; first seen here in December 2020 with silver ruffles
  • Top - Soya Concept; purchased here for $6.99
  • Skirt - Baraschi, consignment; last seen here in September 2020 with blue bookends
  • Shoes - Big Presence Earhart, Fluevog; last worn here in August 2020 with digital neon

The colours are more accurate in the stair picture. 
I liked the mix of tiger and floral in this outfit - more pattern-mixing! 

The blue leather went well with the blues in this skirt, which I considered Flashbacking, but I've only worn it about 5-6 times. Another time. 
I was amused that my clothing elements only cost $27.00 in total. The leather jacket was $9.95, the top was $6.95 and the skirt was only $10.00. The shoes were...slightly more at $169.99, but I like to invest in good quality shoes - they are worth it! 

The tiger top on its own. 
It's a bit on the boxy side (a very 80s cut), but it's a cool pattern in a useful colour mix. It wrinkled like mad under the jacket. 

Masked up.  
I had to match the tiger print, of course! 

Outerwear - yay, I didn't wear a coat! 
Just a thin pair of leather gloves and a ginormous leopard scarf. 

Outerwear stuff: 
Blue and orange are two of my favourite colours when together. 

  • Scarf - thrifted
  • Gloves - consignment
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
I was so pleased by the matchiness of these shoes - the lavender goes with the pink tones in the skirt, and the bits of orange work with both the skirt and the top. Plus, they are awesome and beautiful and very comfy. 

Turquoise bling: 
Although I have two pairs of turquoise earrings, neither of them looked right, so I just went with gold crystal studs. 

  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Silver cuff - vintage, thrifted, Powell River
  • Silver/turquoise/brass ring - Karen's
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Silver/turquoise ring - local
  • Earrings - don't remember

Add turquoise earrings to the mental shopping list! 


  1. What a beautiful outfit! I like everything about this outfit! Love the color palette.

  2. That baby blue really suits you, Sheila! An epic bit of pattern mixing and I'm glad Cat was able to appreciate your efforts! xx

    1. And I hated baby blue for years, Vix - all this time, it actually suits me, ha ha! I'm grateful to Cat for her appreciation.

  3. This is a friggin awesome outfit on you! Everything works beautifully, with or without the jacket. It screams SPRING and SMILE and SELF-CARE. Smiled at the thought of the tiger top wrinkling because with its stripes I’m wondering if the wrinkles would be obvious to anyone other than you. Anyway, this is a stunning outfit and you look fabulous!

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Laurie! I really loved how it came together. The tiger top wrinkled everywhere: under my arms, across the chest. It would have been obvious if I'd taken the jacket off, for sure. Thanks, my dear friend!

  4. Good morning Sheila, be still my beating heart what beautiful turquoise jewelry. What a pretty outfit. the one jacket I am deliberating over is a leather jacket but it is a fleshy colour thing not a vision of blue like that one. Oh it is gorgoeus and the combination with orange. Another stunning outfit! Glad yur friend got to see it. Have a great day Shazxx

    1. Thank you so much, Shaz! Oh, yuck, don't get a fleshy colour in your leather, go for a REAL colour! Yellow, orange, red, blue - colour is the way to go. Thanks, my dear! Happy day to you!

  5. The tiger top looks so good with the blue blazer! I wish I had something similar to recreate this outfit with my orange leopard print top - I'll have to have a think! :) Such a nice colour combo, and as you saw from my post one I like to wear! :)

    1. Wear it with your new orange blazer that you showed us earlier this week, Mica! I bet they would look amazing together. Add a blue skirt and some blue jewelry and you'll look fabulous, guaranteed. Thank you!

  6. What a fabulous mix of prints, the dark against the light works perfectly. The flowing tiger pattern is fabulous and the orange matches you orange heels and gloves nicely. I also love that dark skirt with those gorgeous flowers. Wonderful blazer and scarf as well.

    1. Thank you so much, Ivana, I was really pleased with this one. I do like matching parts of my outfits together, can't help it, haha. Thanks!

  7. Not having an outfit ready on an office day spells disaster for me. Especially now that I'm used to what I call "slow dressing" when I'm not working.
    I'm loving this outfit very much, Sheila. The pattern mixing is legendary, and that baby blue leather jacket is all kinds of wonderful. Blue and orange is one of my favourites too.
    So sorry nobody at the office was there to appreciate your efforts, but luckily you got Cat - and us! - to gush over it! xxx

    1. Oh, gosh, SAME, Ann! I'd be in trouble if I didn't plan at all. Slow dressing has become my way of life - these mornings when I work are so hard!

      Thank you - I love it too, actually. Ya can't go wrong with blue and orange of any shades.

      Eh, it wasn't that big of a deal - but I'm still grateful for both Cat and all of you lovely readers and fellow bloggers. Thank you!

  8. Now that outfit is some bargain! What a lovely blazer, such a lovely color! Leopard and floral is such a good combination! Enjoy your day!

    1. I love it when I realize everything I'm wearing was really cheap, Nancy! I'm thrifty at heart! Thank you so much - I am still amazed that it was only $9.95! Happy day to you!

  9. And that's how you do Monday! Fabulous.


  10. Adore the tiger top - very much including the 80s-esque cut. I will forever be a die-hard fan of the fashion that filled the decade into which I was born (and likewise appreciate when newer pieces channel its spirit as well).

    Have a fabulous Friday & thoroughly wonderful weeknd, my dear friend!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

    1. Thank you, Autumn - I love that boxy 80s cut of top, and have had several of them over the years. I am firmly a child of the 80s, as I was 12-22 in that period, so it was VERY influential on my fashion sense.

      Happy Friday to you, and I hope you're getting this wonderful hot weather!

  11. woww, love these groovy mixed patterns, and the fabulous shoes indeed!, orange and blue rock together!
    I should spend more time planning my outfits in advance as my mornings are hectic. You're inspiring me!

    1. Thanks, Monica, I love this pattern and colour mix too. Doing this pre-planning reminded me how much I love playing in my closet. I need to do it more.

  12. We see your outfit and appreciate it! Thank you for sharing it.


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