Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Green, Golden Pleats Twirled and Dragons

I suddenly realized last night that I only have a few days left before the holiday break to wear all my super-sparkly items! This golden skirt is probably the tamest of them, but I had to get cracking and make an outfit with it. 
I've been wanting to wear this blouse for a while - I love the dark green, even though it doesn't photograph well in our gloomy mornings. 

  • Cardigan - LL Bean, thrifted; first worn here in March with cream and floral
  • Blouse - Nygard, consignment; last seen here in February for Cat's 50th birthday surprise
  • Skirt - Ralph Lauren, consignment; last worn here in June with baby blue and jungle
  • Shoes - Channi B; last seen here in September for a Mom-Day Adventure
  • Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted; last worn here last week

I absolutely love the skirt - this is my fourth wearing of it, and I'm down to $10 per wear already. 
I twirled for two of my coworkers. 

I thought about wearing a blazer with this - I have done so for the last three outfits - but the soft comfort of this mohair sweater lured me. I liked how it exactly matched the forest green of the pussy-bow blouse too. 
Pleats! I used to think pleats were "so old lady" when I was a teenager. Now I love 'em. 

Masked up. 
Under the bright lights of the office, I looked very festive. 

Outerwear - we're in the low single digit temps this week. 
All my warm coats are needed, including the Unsafe Ocelot. It's quilted and plush, so incredibly comforting to wear. 

The hat! I showed it off here, way back in May 2010 as part of my "Never Seen" archives, including a picture of me from our Lame Superhero Party (I was the Full Minty). It was a Christmas gift c. 1985-6 from Mom and Dad from Fairweather - the matching scarf is long gone. 

  • Hat - Fairweather, c. 1985-6, gift from Mom & Dad
  • Fur scarf - thrifted
  • Gloves - Parkhurst
  • Mask - by Mom

I loved how it looked, but it didn't do much to keep my ears warm! 

The stuff: 
Love these shoes. This is their 26th wearing! 

Dragon bling: 
I don't wear this necklace and earrings set that often, as they have to be planned for. 

  • Necklace/bracelet - vintage 1950s, vintage expo, gift from L
  • Earrings - consignment
  • Jade/brass ring - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Feather ring - Fossil, thrifted


  1. My winter coat needs to be warmth over fashion. I wish ai could find a replacement for a red wool version I once had. I loved that coat. Your office mates got a treat.

  2. This skirt belongs in The Sheila Hall of Fame. :)

  3. Nothing tame about that gorgeous skirt, Sheila, nor should be reserved for "old ladies" ;-)
    And of course you had to twirl it for your co-workers, that's what these skirts are for.
    All those dark forest greens are gorgeous too, although it's a colour that tends to photograph badly when it's gloomy.
    The hat is simply divine and combines absolutely perfectly with the Unsafe Ocelot! xxx

  4. There is something of a thoroughly wonderful 21st century take on Dior's iconic New Look to the lines of that beautiful outfit with its gloriously wide skirt.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  5. I love the green and gold together - in that deep shade of green it is just so Christmas-y to me! :) This is a really nice outfit!

  6. Nothing tame about that outfit especially with the Unsafe Ocelot at large! xxx

  7. There is nothing old ladyish about that pleated skirt! It deserves to be worn often. This outfit looks fabulous on you. The shoes are gorgeous.

  8. Flip, that skirt is amazing!
    I struggle with winter clothing. Our school is sooooo warm and so is the train but waiting for the train is freeeeeeeeeeezing! I can't seem to win!x

  9. So amazing skirt, and delightfully matchy ensemble, love your shoes, blouse and jewellery!, and so chic hat!, so fabulous details!.
    Glad to hear that your unsafe ocelot coat is really warm!, comfy&fab!

  10. Excellent dragon bling! And even better that you're staying warm as well as staying fabulous.


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