Friday, September 10, 2021

Fancy Friday: Kenzo Floral, Celadon Ruffles and Boss Buttons

Hello, my friends! I know what today is - Friday! And that means I have a Fancy Friday outfit for you.\
Getting another wearing in of this skirt on its own, plus my seasonal one-off of this lovely vintage jacket.

  • Jacket - Kenzo Jungle, vintage 90s, thrifted; last seen here in October 2020 (Flashback there too)
  • Shirt - Ann Taylor, consignment; last worn here in April with Stella and Boss Lady Shorts
  • Skirt - Danier Leather, vintage 90s, thrifted; first worn here with the matching jacket in April
  • Shoes - Effortless Vivian, Fluevog; last seen here in August with those Boss Lady Shorts again

I am doing well for getting most of my spring/summer wardrobe worn - there are a bunch of dresses still, but I might just do a Dress Week and get through as many as I can. 
I don't wear this jacket a ton - the design is uber-girly, which is not a look I lean to very often. This is my sixth wearing of this beautiful real designer piece (picked up for only $30 years ago, check out the Flashback/last worn link above for some lovely outfits), bringing me to $5 per wear. 

However, I loved how well this celadon suede skirt went with it. I've always worn black, white, red or blue with the jacket, so it's nice to find a green that works. 
The little ruffled hem matches thematically too. I modeled this for my coworker Ngoc, who gave it a thumbs up.

Done up - this is made for someone with a very small waist! 
If I wear my sunglasses, it will get sunny. I tell myself this. Sometimes it works. It did today! 

Masked up - matchy red! 
I had a few compliments while I was out and about.

The stuff: 
Getting another wearing in of these shoes before they get packed away for six months. 

Matchy bling:
I was pleased at how well my vintage green bracelet worked with the pattern of the jacket.

  • Leather/steel cuff - Rimanchik
  • Green stone bracelet - vintage 30s, vintage mall
  • Olivine/coral ring - vintage 70s, Hawaii, Mom's
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Earrings - consignment, Vancouver
  • Bow tie - John Comfort for Harry Rosen, vintage, thrifted

After work I stopped by the Button Boutique and picked up two options to replace the fabric-covered buttons on the Hugo Boss jacket that I wore here on Wednesday. I really hated those two white buttons by the end of the day.
Those are the old buttons in the upper left, the cheaper metal option still on the card ($3.95), and I paid $7.90 for the Czech glass buttons that I put on the jacket. 
So. Much. Better! Amazing what a tiny switcheroo can do.

And now, I am off to harass Vizzini for some cuddles - have a wonderful weekend, and thank you so much for stopping by. I'll be back on Sunday with tales of adventure! 


  1. Omg Sheila I need those shoes!! The white heel is everything and that special powder blue- love! I'm also really into bows over all my shirts and even with other tops. Such a fun styling touch. You look fabulous my friend- wishing you a great weekend xx

    1. Fluevog, Lucy - they are a discontinued style, unfortunately. I do a point. Thank you, happy weekend to you too!

  2. Classy with a capital C. The jacket is seriously fun

  3. If you only got a few compliments you couldn't have met up with too many wide awake people. I love the bright colours and I think the combination is just so pretty.

    Your button replacement is perfect.

    1. I saw a few people - mostly after work on my way home. :) Thank you so much, Nana!

      Yeah, I'm much happier with these buttons.

  4. This is such a fun combo with the jacket and skirt! I really like the button switch too, the new buttons suit the jacket so much better! :)

  5. Great jacket.
    I love the button switch. Makes it look classy. x

  6. Your outfit is absolutely adorable. It seems as though the different components were *made* to go together, honestly. Kudos!
    (I totally get it about the uber-girly-ness of the jacket, but sometimes that's just the perfect thing.)
    And the new buttons for the leather jacket: perfect! You improved the entire piece.

    1. It was a fun outfit to wear, Rita, thank you! Yeah, I'm not often THAT girly, but I can handle this jacket (plus, it's Kenzo!).

      I am really happy with the buttons.

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    1. Soon! Not this coming week, but possibly the one after.

  8. What a beautiful designer jacket. I love that it is cropped. The floral pattern is lovely. The way you worn it makes me think of traditional Spanish and Latin wear. You know, flamenco, bolero and that sort of thing. The skirt is gorgeous! Those shoes are so pretty, such a lovely shade of blue.
    I love the buttons you picked up for your jacket. Great choice.
    You made me smile with the sunglasses comment. I do summon the sun with sunglasses too. That's my sun dance trick.:) I didn't do it this summer because it was so hot, but generally speaking, I do it.

    1. Thank you so much, Ivana! It is a really beautiful garment, so well made. Yes, I totally get what you mean. I really love all of the items in this outfit.

      Thanks! I think it looks way better.

      Ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one!

  9. Sheila, this Fancy Friday outfit does not disappoint. It was a great idea to pair up this jacket and skirt.


    1. Thank you, Rena! Now I just have to do an outfit with the jacket from the celadon suit!

  10. Great job on the button swap, a lot klassier now!
    There's something about that shade of green that's perfect for this time of year, it seems to work with the Autumnal skies beautifully. xxx

    1. I so agree, Vix! I can't believe those white buttons - patooie! I also cut the white ruffled edging off the back of the jacket.

      I love this shade of green - it's warm, but also very acidic.

  11. I love these contrasting colors. That is a fun skirt and it gives me a few ideas for styling some of my more colorful pieces.

    1. Me too, Mireille, thank you! It's good to have a few solid-coloured bottoms for all the patterned tops (and vice versa!).

  12. What a smashingly lovely outfit. The fact that the jacket has a substantially feminine quality to it only makes me (a perpetual girly-girl) adore it all the more. Love how chic and fabulous it looks with that (awesome!) lime green skirt.

    Autumn Zenith �� Witchcrafted Life

    1. I make an exception for this uber-girly jacket in my closet - I just love it. Thanks so much, Aututmn!

  13. The jacket and skirt are such a perfect pair, and the bow tie adds a fun splash of colour. I'm swooning over the green stone bracelet and your Mom's 1970s ring! Those replacement buttons are just perfect for the jacket, and so, so much better than the original fabric covered ones. I can understand why they were doing your head in! xxx

    1. Thanks so much, Ann! I was so happy to find another skirt to go with this jacket. I love my vintage jewelry, especially when it's a piece of Mom's.

      I'm so much happier with the new buttons on that jacket - the white ones irritated me!

  14. That skirt looks fab with the jacket - and the shoes really pop yet match.


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