Friday, June 11, 2021

Fancy Friday: Purple Tigers Flashback

Happy Friday, my friends!

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Okay, onto fashion! 

I'm really feeling bright colours right now - appropriate for Pride Month - and especially yellow, which has the power to lift me up.
Colour Therapy! I'm also wearing a new-to-me pair of clog/sandals - how exciting! 

  • Blouse - Guess, consignment, Sidney; last seen here in April 2020
  • Skirt - Chia, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in August 2020 (Flashback on it there)
  • Shoes - Hasbeens, consignment; purchased here for $20.00
  • Coat (below) - Tangerine Jill, thrifted; last worn here in May

This outfit features a favourite blouse, which we'll be having a wee Flashback on shortly. 
The skirt has a very high waist with huge pockets - you can see me jamming my hands into them above.
I was shocked when I started gathering the Flashback photos for the blouse: I've never worn it with this purple leather skirt before.

They were made for each other, clearly.
That's one minimal slit at the back for walking. So annoying! I wish to stride about!

Masked up - it's not the right shade of yellow, but I only saw 3-4 people all day. 
I never did find a purple mask, except for one with spiders on it (for Hallowe'en). 

  • Mask - Lazy Susan's

Outerwear - yes, we still have weather. 
It was cold and windy all day and even rained at one point. I thought I was going to have to deploy my silk scarf in Movie Star Mode, but it was sunny by the time I walked home. 

The stuff: 
First wearing of these shoes, thanks to the head's up from Vix about this brand destroying her feet, I wore my microfishnet nylons for their debut. I'm happy to report that helped immensely, and they were actually quite comfortable. That leather has sharp-ish edges, though - I doubt I'll be wearing these barefoot any time soon. 

Colourful bling: 
I wore my Grandma J's necklace as a bracelet - it wraps around my wrist five times. 

  • Glass necklace/earrings - Venice, Italy, gift from L
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
  • Gold-by-the-inch chain/necklace - Grandma J's, vintage 80s
  • Silk scarf (above) - Zhensi, vintage 60s, Lazy Susan's; purchased here for $21.00

Flashback: Guess Purple Tigers Blouse

I found this blouse at a consignment store in Sidney-by-the-Sea (aka Sidney), BC, which is a little seaside town about a 40-minute drive north of Victoria on the way to the ferries - it's one of my favourite day trips, as they have oodles of great thrift and consignment shops. I did a shop there with L recently, and managed one last year with Cat, but this particular time was with Cat and Elaine, back here in June 2017 (I love looking at that post - so much fun - it was the opening day of our local Fluevog store too!). 
The blouse is a sheer, light polyester weave in bright yellow, with wide sleeves and a loose wrap top (with a snap-fastener at the chest - love!). 

The purple tiger! Rar! Don't be scared! 
He has touches of red at the nose, mouth and claws, so he's extra-bloody! Muahahaha! I paid $28.00 for this blouse and it is by Guess. That felt like a bargain. 

I wore it right away in June 2017. 
I always have to wear a cami under it - this white one got a couple chances and then I moved it along. That skirt (annoying lining) and those shoes (too high) are long gone. 

I wore it again in August 2017...with jeans! 
I like how turquoise goes with it - I'm wearing turquoise jewelry here. 

Along with a straw hat and a turquoise mini-capelet, I wore this to join my mom and some other artists at a sunflower farm. 
I parked myself down and did some drawing. It was a lovely expedition - I'm looking forward to doing more stuff like this with Mom again soon.

Another pair of jeans in May 2018. 
I still have both pairs (skinny/dark and flared/faded), but I hardly ever wear them. I let go of the shoes in the last year - they have stained badly. 

A comfy outfit for the periodontist in August 2018. Maybe I thought the tigers would protect me?
That skirt is by Sonia Rykiel, a very Classy Designer, and I've done a Flashback on those shoes. 

I wore the blouse to work on a Monday in June 2019. 
With a leather mini-skirt - heavens, clutch those pearls, ladies! 

I added my acid-wash studded denim vest and wore this out after work to see Corey Hart and Glass Tiger in concert with Ali. 
We had so much fun! I miss concerts! 

And here's the last time I wore it, in April 2020. 
I'm definitely grinning and bearing it there! Same jewelry as today. 

Mathy stuff: I've worn it 6 times (7, if you count the concert outfit), so my cost-per-wear is now $4.66 or $4.00. Excellent! 

Have a lovely weekend, my friends! I'll be back on Sunday with tales of adventure. 


  1. The yellow tiger top is interesting, especially as from afar it is difficult to discern the pattern. Then you get up close, and there it is…the tiger! It is definitely a conversation piece both for its style, colors and pattern. The glass necklace from L is a wonderful accompaniment and I quite like the various colors of glass.

    Yay for more color therapy! Our weather went from three sunny heat wave days of 90 temps to our second day of overcast 60 temps! This definitely calls for color therapy and warmer clothing!

    Here’s to a glorious weekend!

    1. I like that it's a surprise pattern - isn't it cool? I am also a fan of all the colours in that necklace - L is good at picking gifts.

      Wow, that sounds lovely! Enjoy the warm weather and wear brights, Laurie! Thanks so much - I hope you had a fab weekend.

  2. I smiled when you called out the mask as not quite a match! Only you would have the fashion sense to that degree. Yes, skirt and shirt were made for each other.

  3. Love the yellow top and purple leather skirt together - fabulous! I also loved it with both pair of jeans in the flashback...

    I was wondering if there was anything I could do about the change in Blogger and now I've seen what you've done (above) I'd like to do what you've done on my blog, too. Could you tell me how to go about it, please? Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much, Vronni! Yeah, it worked well with jeans. Maybe I'll come around on them one day.

      I hope my next post helps you - I don't know if it's good or bad but at least it's an option.

  4. I'm following blogs by way of my reading list and sidebar, but I know that some of my readers - I'm thinking of you and Nancy - are following by email. I didn't have the slightest inkling on what to do, so like Vronni above, I'd love to know how to do what you have done.
    Your blouse and skirt were indeed made for each other, but as a fellow "strider" I'm hearing you on the minimal slit. I've just spent an hour this morning doing some well-needed repairs on a maxi skirt whose slit had been torn because of this.
    I'm glad to hear the Hasbeens were comfortable combined with nylons. I'd been eyeing a pair at Think Twice pre-Covid, but bearing Vix's experience with them in mind I left them behind. Especially as I've got quite tricky feet.
    I loved scrolling through the blouse's flashback, and $ 4 per wear isn't bad indeed.
    Have a lovely weekend, Sheila. Mine turns out to be a quiet one, which is fine by me. xxx

    1. I use the reader as well - I see many of my faves there (Vix is there). I hope my next post helped, Ann!

      Thank you - but yes, why not actually make the skirt functional? I'm being really cautious with the Hasbeens - I don't want my feet torn up!

      Thanks, hon! I hope you had a good one too.

  5. Yes I miss concerts too, we have our festival concert reserverd for next year! You in jeans! That's.....uh weird..... The outfit is gorgeous, that skirt fabulous, but only little steps to walk! Have a great Sunday!

    1. They are just starting to rebook and schedule concerts for the end of the year/into next year here, Nancy. I know, right? I never wear them!

      Thanks, honey! I hope you had a great weekend too!

  6. I really like the blouse and it is so perfect with the skirt! I don't think I've ever tried purple and yellow together, I really should as it works so well like here.

    Thanks for the email reminder too! I subscribe to you with feedly but I really need to do something about posting on my blog to let people know if they follow me with email!

    1. Thanks, Mica! I can't believe I never put them together before! This is one of my favourite colour combos.

      I really hope Blogger adds something similar - a lot of people follow by email.

  7. Hi there Sheila, you look great in that blouse and I just can't get over what a great match the glass necklace is! This outfit is so glam. I loved the comment about the tigers protecting you at your appointment when you wore it to the periodontist! Now I KNOW you are not really a jeans person but you do look good in them and also the pic from 2019 so full of vitality and great hair! Stay safe and thanks for a great post as usual. Shazxx

    1. Hi, Shaz! Thanks, isn't the necklace lovely? I remember getting it so vividly, in the evening in Venice as a birthday present.

      Ha, glad you enjoyed that - I'll take my protection where I can get it! Aw, thank you so much (I appreciate the comment on the hair!). Take care, honey.

  8. I subscribed by mail (again?) even if I mostly follow by gfc or bloglovin.
    I love your yellow shirt with the purple tiger. The red touches make the tiger look a bit vicious, but he is very cool. I love the combination of purple and yellow. Your yellow mask is also lovely even if it is a different shade of yellow. The purple leather skirt is fantastic. So great it has pockets!
    That photo of you drawing is wonderful. You look very happy.

    1. Thanks, Ivana! I do enjoy a bit of blood in my patterns (you know I have my picador skirt too, very gory!). I'm odd that way. Thank you - I know, pockets in a leather skirt? Awesome!

      Thank you! It was a fun day. :)

  9. I am sorry I have been so absent these last two weeks. I seem to have no time for anything while I am not doing a thing. How on earth I have ever been able to work 36 hours a week, I don't know. I probably am squandering my time.
    As for email... I tried your subscription button and chose Yahoo, even though I am not on Yahoo. Logged in with my Google account. That worked but I have no idea whether I am now subscribed to your blog posts.

    1. It's okay, Greetje, life ebbs and flows. I know you're around.

      Thanks for trying - I have no idea if they work either, but they are the only available option. Arg.

  10. I'm so pleased that those Hasbeens were okay with the tights, they look fantastic!
    At first glance I thought your blouse was a joie de toile print and then I saw a tiger! A great zingy colour combo with the skirt.
    Concerts! I still can't get my head round that we'll be trading at a festival this year. The Pixies were supposed to be headlining but due to the dreaded Covid it looks like it'll mostyly be Brit acts, not that I'm complaining! xxx

    1. They felt pretty good - I'm wondering if wearing them with damp socks might help them soften up a bit.

      Isn't the tiger awesome?

      I know, but concerts feel very far away right now. Dang, but that still sounds amazing!

  11. Such a fantastic match made in wardrobe heaven! That purple skirt and yellow blouse practically coo like a pair of blissful turtle doves together.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  12. The blouse and skirt were definitely made for each other.

  13. Such a great blouse! The mask looks like a pretty good match to me! I have been trying to match my masks to my outfits at work but my husband said I was buying too many - apparently one plain one is enough...not for me it isn't! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    1. Thank you so much, Emma! I think I have close to 40 masks now - my mom stocked me up last year for my birthday! Bah, even my husband has at least a dozen to go with different outfits!


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