Thursday, October 7, 2021

Birthday Month: Mom-Day in Emerald

Ah, a day off! I need to recharge my batteries to deal with Friday before I go into my weekend. I am a person of habits, and all this disruption lately has been very stressful and anxiety-ridden. I need to put on some armour and a bright colour, stat! 
Mom and I got together today, and I also wanted to look fancy for her. Plus, Birthday Month is starting!!

  • Sweater - Sonia Rykiel, consignment; last worn here in September with red, white and black
  • Dress - Escada, consignment; last seen here in February with blue velvet
  • Shoes - Summertime Moonbeams, Fluevog 2007, consignment; last worn here a couple of weeks ago to debut my mullet

This is only my third wearing of this wonderful coat-dress. The colour is such a deep and rich emerald green, and it's a joy to wear. Pockets!
I added a bunch of "tough" accessories for extra punch. I always make it a goal to wear all my favourite things around my birthday. 

I layered a thin black sweater underneath it for warmth and coverage, and I have a short black half-slip on the bottom half. I scrunched the sweater's sleeves up when indoors. 
I love the wide rounded shoulders on the dress - there's no padding, just amazing construction. 

One deep vent on the back. 
This is 100% silk, even the lining. Escada is a high-end brand. 

Masked up - Mom and I walked down to the pub for a late lunch. 
It was sunny and crisp, and the sun felt good our faces. 

I just added some extras for going outdoors. This dress doesn't work under a coat. 
I had two lovely compliments on the way. A construction worker hollered that she loved my coat, and another lady gushed over how gorgeous I looked. Aw! 

Accoutrements:
I took off my rings and popped them into my pockets before pulling down my sleeves and putting my long leather/wool-lined gloves on. They're brown (not black) but I didn't care. 

  • Gloves - Club Monaco, consignment
  • Scarf - Pierre Balmain, vintage 80s, thrifted
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
These shoes are far more comfy than they look - I easily strolled to the pub and back in them. That's only a 1.5" heel when you subtract the platform - shoe math! 

Brassy bling: 
I wore three things of Mom's - she's got an eagle eye and spotted them all. 

  • Belt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment
  • Bronze brutalist ring - vintage 70s, vintage mall
  • Silver ring - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Earrings - Aldo
  • Brass/leather cuff - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Brass astrology necklace - Mexican, vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Poe cuff - Jezebel Charms, gift from L

Vizzini briefly roused himself from his day-sleep to say hello. 
"I know you."


Mom's wearing a black and pale pink sweater (very Chanel, but she was inspired by Audrey Hepburn), and one of her awesome 70s Brutalist-style necklaces (it has matching earrings) that I covet. 

Vizzini wanted to sleep on me. 
"I can't believe you woke me up for this."


He crept under my TV blanket and snoozed on my lap for a couple of hours while Mom and I gabbed and drank tea. 
"I like this kind of visit. I nap, you keep me warm."

Aw, what a cutie! 

Mom and I took our selfie in the hall before leaving for the pub. 
Love you, Mom! Thanks so much for the early birthday present and the lovely card! 

When I got home, someone was waiting for me. 
"My tum is cold."


He looks like a Venus Fly-cat, but he's totally fine with a good tummy rub.
"Don't spill all my secrets, Woman."


As you may have surmised, my birthday is this weekend! And it's a long weekend for Thanksgiving in Canada, so I'm signing off now and will be back on Monday with tales of adventure! Have a wonderful weekend yourselves, and if you lift a glass on Saturday night I shall do the same, and we can toast me turning 54 years old. Thanks so much for visiting!

36 comments:

  1. ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! I will definitely raise a toast in your honor as my husband and I are also celebrating our birthdays. You and your mom look lovely.

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  2. 🎉H A P P Y 🎈B I R T H D A Y👍 to you tomorrow! Super way to kick off your celebrating by having a Mom Day! ❤️ Your “Mom & Sheila” selfies always get me smiling. 😊 To the weekend and beyond, with celebrating and fun!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! I love the time Mom and I get to spend together. Thanks!

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  3. Have a very happy birthday!! Celebrate!!!

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  4. I wish you a very Happy Birthday and a whole lot os spoiling!

    I opened up your post and gasped in awe of that beautiful emerald green silk coat dress. Just stunning. I love the selfie of you and your mum :)

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    1. Thanks, Nana, I did get spoiled! Yay for me!

      Oh, that's so sweet of you, thank you - it's a gorgeous dress. I do too!

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  5. You can't start celebrating your birthday early enough, or long enough for that matter, so I'm already wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Sheila!
    I'm a creature of habit too, so I totally get how you feel. I always need time to get my head around things and adjust, although I must say I've become slightly better at it with age!
    That emerald green coat/dress is a real stunner, Sheila, and I love your tough accessorizing, which suits it perfectly.
    How lovely to start off birthday celebrations with your Mom. It'll be the weekend - and long one at that - before you know it. Enjoy! xxx

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    1. I so very much agree, my friend! Thank you so much, Ann!

      It's a hard adjustment - I really don't want to go back to the state of high stress I used to work in, so hopefully this past year and half have helped me manage it better. It does get easier.

      Thank you - I love the rich green, and the 'tough' accessories. I know, I'm knee-deep in it now!

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  6. Happy birthday to you and your mum!

    Loved the green coat and all the fab jewellery and accesories; of course you got compliments.

    Vizzini is one long cat...

    Hope you have a marvellous weekend and I will raise a glass of Pinot Grigio to you on Saturday!
    xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Vronni! I love this coat-dress - it felt so good to be armoured up.

      Yes, he's very stretchy! We are always amazed at how big he is.

      Thank you!!

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  7. Happy Birthday! I too celebrate October as my birthday month as mine is today the 8th! Your dress is stunning - you certainly have a good eye for quality. Escada and Balmain, oh my! Your thrifting skills are exemplary - still thinking about your Elizabeth and James stunning leather jacket!

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    1. Well, Happy Birthday right back, Robyn! I hope you have an awesome day! Thank you so much - yes, quality is the name of the game for me, and I love finding real designer items. Thank you - I'll be wearing that again soon, I'm sure.

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  8. That coat dress is amazing on you and you always know how to accessorise so well - that belt is incredible. I hope you enjoy your birthday weekend and birthday month! All the best for the ling weekend and have a very happy birthday when it arrives!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mica - I loved the tough accessories with it. I plan to thoroughly enjoy myself and spoiling is key! Thank you, my dear friend.

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  9. Oh Happy Birthday month to you. It's always a treat to see your mom in your posts. I'm sorry the stress of your changes is causing you to be anxious. Yes, good ting for your bold colors and jewelry.

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    1. Thanks, Sam! I know, I'm so grateful for the time we have. It's okay - it's just something I have to learn to deal with, but the colour and bling certainly help!

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  10. Happy, Happy Birthday!
    Have a great day, Birthday month and the best year ahead.

    My goodness, is your green coat-dress stunning, you look beautiful in it!

    Really nice pic of you and your Mum. x

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    1. Thank you so much, Phyl! Aw, that's so sweet of you, thanks! I love the pics with me and Mom.

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  11. Oh Happy birthday Sheila!! You celebrate it a whole month! And right you are.
    Greetje

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  12. Happy birthday month! You look fabulous in this green silk dress. Your accessories are to die for and I just love the shoes.

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    1. Thanks so much, Ivana! I felt amazing and happy. Thanks, I do too!

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  13. I hope you had a wonderful long weekend birthday - how convenient that the calendar gives you an extra day off to celebrate. The Escada coat dress is such a splendid piece - the colour, the fabric, the shape, it's gorgeous and perfect for a Birthday lunch with your Mom. I think you should celebrate your birthday all month. Mine is in November and it's a big one this year so even though I can't go to New York I will make the most of the entire month.

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    1. I did, thank you! I love this dress, and it was great for celebrating with Mom. Woo, big one, good luck and best wishes!

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  14. Hope you had a fabulous birthday!, really lovely to celebrate it as much as possible!
    And you look so gorgeous in this dress-coat, the rich colour, the silk shine and texture, the accessories!, everything is so cool!
    And your Mom Rocks!
    besos

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    1. Thanks so much, Monica! I felt great in this. Mom does rock. :)

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  15. Your mom had some really wonderful pieces reclaimed by you! Does she ever borrow them? This dress is such a gorgeous green! I can imagine you felt like royalty wearing it. And, then, throw on those gloves…instant movie star! Happy birthday month!

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    1. No way, Marsha, they are mine now! Ha ha! She likes to see me wearing them, though. I did feel awesome in this - and I love long gloves.

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  16. I missed your Bday- oh no!!! Happy Belated Birthday! And you look superb in this green satin dress- I love it so much. And oh my gosh those accoutrements!!!

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    1. No worries, my dear friend, it's Birthday Month! I felt amazing in this coat-dress, thank you!

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  17. Oh, that looks fantastic. Such a wonderful colour. Vizzini was very privileged to be allowed to sit on it!

    I hope you had a great birthday too.

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    1. Thanks, Mim! I love this colour - I had to have it when I saw it last year. Vizzini sits on pretty much everything. :) Spoiled boy.

      I did! Birthday month has been lovely. :)

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