Monday, June 14, 2021

Outfit Salad and Pink Spy

Ah, Monday. It was a cloudy day, not really warm, and my head was just not in the game. 

Today's outfit was just a bunch of things I like tossed together. Like an outfit salad! 

  • Sweater - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here in May with plaid and a touch of leopard
  • Vest - Maison Scotch, Bohemian Chique, 2010, thrifted; last worn here in May with vintage Halston
  • Skirt - Anna Sui, thrifted; first seen here in April with PANK
  • Shoes - Effortless Bebe, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) for Vero's birthday in September 2020
  • Coat (below) - Tangerine Jill, thrifted; last seen here last Friday

I've been gearing up on a personal level and have been coordinating events for our friends to meet up in a few weeks. I'd forgotten that actually takes a lot of emotional energy to do. 
My emotional labour muscles have atrophied in the last year. I'm wiped.

Good think I've been exercising my outfit-building muscles. 
Sneaking in another wearing of this lovely Anna Sui skirt, and adding my little rock and roll vest to it. 

Wow, my hair has really gone silver with that blue dye I recently did! 
I'm getting it cut tomorrow morning. 

Masked up - my pink mask matches my pink shoes. 
I only saw four people in the office all day. 

I liked my outerwear situation. I felt like a very NOT undercover spy. 
This pink linen coat is such a great colour. 

Ah, "June-uary." We have to be ready for any weather. 

  • Hat - Edward Mann, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Silk scarf - thrifted
  • Mask - by Mom

It didn't rain, but it was supposed to.

The stuff: 
I thought I'd worn these shoes this season already, but nope, this is the first wearing. These are the same family as the three-tone purple boots I wore on the weekend. 

Multicolour bling: 
I loved how this bracelet went with the pattern of the skirt. That red thing attached to it is a twist-tie, which I use to tighten the bracelet (it's too big on my wrist). KLASSY, Sheila. 

  • Bracelet - local, gift from L
  • Necklace - Trifari, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Silver/turquoise big ring - Karen's
  • Silver/turquoise oval ring - local
  • Earrings - Mangos

And now, I'm off to get some Purr Therapy from Mr. Kitty. I forgot to include this in the weekend pics. 
"Hello to my fans."

In addition to my haircut, I have a special visitor coming over tomorrow, so Vizzini's going to be really excited when he sees her! 


  1. OMG. I can't believe I never thought of a twist-tie to help secure a bracelet. You rock, Sheila. I have at least 3 bracelets (similar in style to the one you show) that I will now be able to wear!

    1. I save "good" ones and cut them in half, Cynthia! I'm queen of the hacks, ha ha! Glad you'll be able to wear your bracelets again!

  2. I love your cute shinny pink shoes! And those floral skirts are so pretty <3


  3. Love the colours in that skirt and it pairs so nicely with that top!

    Although we had a shorter lockdown here I definitely got used to it - some weeks we just have too much on and I miss the slower pace of not having to go anywhere or do anything - I'm an introvert at heart although I try get out and do things and go on playdates so the kids get some interaction, but after a busy week I can get wiped out by all the social-ness!

    1. Thanks so much, Mica! The colour is off a bit on the top, which bothered me all day.

      The last year has been a nice slow-down of my very busy life - it's hard to get used to all this activity again! I don't know if I'll ever go back to that same pace. We have to take care of ourselves!

  4. Love the idea of an outfit salad. I'm usually very organized and sometimes I tend to overthink my outfits, but some days I just throw things together, and they're among my best outfits!
    I'm loving this salad very much, Sheila, but the starring role is definitely for that funky Anna Sui skirt. The pink shoes and multicolour bling are the perfect finishing touches.
    How sweet is that photo of you and the mighty Mr. V! I'm glad you decided to include it in this post! xxx
    I think I'll ease myself slowly into having some kind of social life again. Not too many things as once, as I don't think I'll be able to cope.

    1. It felt a bit like a jumble - I still liked all the colour, though. Thanks, Ann! I love the skirt and wish I'd done a better top with it.

      Thanks! I save every picture with him.

      That's a good idea, taking it slow.

  5. A Fancy salad! Always good. Events for meeting with friends sounds great, for now we stick with one couple at one time. Haven't had my second jab yet. Now I am curious who is coming over tomorrow!!

    1. Ha, yes, a fancy one! I haven't had my second jab yet either, Nancy, but our local cases are way down. If you guessed my mom, you're right!

  6. The concept of an "outfit salad" is fabulous! What a perfect term for those days when "anything goes" in terms of building a given look from various components. This "salad" look awesome, my sweet friend! Love the use of turquoise throughout. That is such a spring-into-summer colour for me.

    Big hugs & the sunniest of wishes for spring's last week,
    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

    1. Thanks so much, Autumn! It's a bit of a hodge-podge of an outfit, but I still liked it. Turquoise is very much a summer colour to me too. Thank you!

  7. Had to chuckle as I quite like your bracelet and said to myself "I bet that was a gift from L." Spot on!

    Oh my, yes, I so understand your needing to exercise your social planning muscles, and how tiring it can be. We visited a friend last week on Wednesday and I was wiped out on Thursday. Then two friends came to visit on Saturday and I was wiped out on Sunday. So out of socializing shape! Am learning that visits will need to be spaced out sufficiently so I can recoup energy in between.

    In New York the pandemic precautions have been greatly relaxed. We still wear masks in stores (food shopping, post office, pharmacy, but we have not yet ventured elsewhere) but it is okay to go without masks outdoors and with a few friends indoors if all have been vaccinated. So far our maximum level of comfort is with two other people indoors.

    I like the concept of "outfit salad" tossed together with whatever ingredients are accessible. :-) And your covert spy look reminded me of "Harriet the Spy" - a favored book when I was a child.

    Here's to a wonderful rest of the week!

    1. Good call, Laurie, and that's an old one, going back to about 1998 or so.

      Being social is challenging for me at the best of times, and I've always needed a lot of down-time to recover. It till take some time for us all to figure out how to do this again, and we have to make sure we take care of ourselves first.

      That is great news, Laurie! We will be at that stage in a couple of weeks, if all stays well. By the end of the summer, we'll all have our second jabs too, and it will be "back to normal". I'm still feeling too anxious not to wear a mask around a lot of people I don't know.

      Thank you so much! I like spies too, although I never read Harriet. You too!

  8. Yes, social events can be a bit awkward after these corona times even when it is something we are looking forward to or even organizing ourselves. I can understand what you say when you say that your emotional muscles are out of shape. I feel the same way too.

    You look fantastic in this outfit. The mini skirt is so fabulous. I also like the top, the vest and the shoes. You rock this look!

    1. Yup, just because I'm looking forward to it, doesn't make it any easier! Thanks, Ivana, nice to know I'm not the only one struggling a bit.

      Thank you so much!

  9. Love the colour of your hair and what a marvellous idea to use one of those ties to secure an overly big bracelet - its what the youths call a life hack!
    Fabulous photo of you and Mr V. I feel bad when I don't include the lads in my posts but Stephen is so skittish, he's impossible to photograph.
    I'm rubbish at organising get-togethers, I leave it to the others and just turn up - not that we've had one for ages. I love the social side, I just loathe the organisation. xxx

    1. Thanks, Vix! I'm starting to embrace the grey/silver, which is basically my natural colour now. Yes, that's a good life hack, for sure!

      I don't always include pics of Vizzini, but I know he has lots of fans out there. That Stephen, doesn't he know we need to see him? :)

      Yeah, a lot of people are like that - I'm really good at it, and it's something I can do for my friends.

  10. Fun skirt, Sheila! I love that style and it looks fabulous on you! My social planning and even social interaction skills have been suffering greatly of late as well. But I do get my creative on in my closet room! It's my favorite place in the house.


    1. Aw, thanks, Shelbee! I've been trying to do things with other people here and there, to get used to the interactions. I have noticed that I need a lot of recovery time.

      My closet is my happy place too. :)

  11. I hear you on the emotional labour muscles. I think after over a year of having so much to care about, must of us have run out of steam. Still, outfit salad is a healthy thing!

    1. I'm worried about being overwhelmed when my people come back to work. Thank goodness for Colour Therapy. Thanks, Mim!


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