Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Layered Leather and Swooshy Pink

I was not terribly inspired when I picked my outfit last night. I really need to take some time and do a big try-on session in my closet and put some looks together. However, I'm not mad at this outfit. 
I love all the pieces, and I felt good in it. And it's not blah by any stretch of the imagination. 

  • Leather top - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in August with gold leather pants
  • Shirt - Yest; last seen here under a plaid bustier in August
  • Skirt - H&M, consignment; last worn here in January with greys for brunch
  • Shoes - Asos, consignment; last seen here in October in a silver fox outfit
  • Coat (below) - Sfizio, consignment; last worn here in January

So obviously, it's me, not the outfit. 
I kept this leather tee out for winter, thinking of layering possibilities. The front is leather with embellishments; the back and sleeves are a thick knit. 

I layered a classic white shirt under it. White shirts don't give me joy, but they are useful for this sort of thing. I get a new one every couple of years (I like sleeveless ones too, for less bulk).
The pink and black skirt is a long-time fave. I've had it for a little over 4 years, paid only $9.50 for it, and this is its 10th wearing - woot, under a dollar per wear! Tt has nice deep pockets and it's very swooshy.

Masked up. 
Thank you to my colleague Flavia for coming up to my desk to see what I was wearing today - I so miss chatting fashion with my stylish colleagues! 

Outerwear - I'm not feeling this coat. It's going into the giveaway pile. 
Why? I just don't grab for it, and I can't jam my hands in the pockets (darn you, horizonal flap pockets!). I paid $75.00 for it in 2019 and I've worn it 9 times. Good enough! 

My mask has kitties on it! 

  • Fur boa - thrifted
  • Suede gloves - thrifted
  • Beret - consignment
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
I admit, I felt like a badass striding around the office in these shoes. Buckles, studs, pointy toes and lug soles - I'm in heaven.

Silver bling: 
I slipped the choker under the shirt collar. 

  • Choker - Myka, thrifted
  • Silver/gold cuff - JPL, vintage fair
  • Bangle - vintage 1920s, vintage mall
  • Ring - POLY, vintage fair
  • Earrings - thrifted

Thanks so much, everyone, for your very kind words on my Peacock Jacket - I really do appreciate your support of my artistic endeavours! 


  1. Hello dear. I love how you layered the leather top over the white shirt. White shirts are wonderful for layering. The skirt is very beautiful too and I like the shoes you wore with it. Yes, it is fun talking about fashion with collegues.

  2. I really like this outfit! you layer so well, it's something I feel I always struggle with as not many days require much layering here!

  3. This is my third viewing of your outfit and I have finally concluded -- I'd lose to see the skirt as a pair of pants! In my imagination, the skirt has become palazzo pants! No idea why, but that's what keeps popping to mind. Nonetheless, it's a spiffy skirt and the ensemble speaks to quiet strength. I think it's the layered top and those super shoes!

  4. Keeping out that leather top for Winter was a great idea, as it looks fabulous layered on top of that white shirt. The pink and black skirt is gorgeous and pockets are always a bonus. I'm hearing you on the coat pockets, though. I need pockets to shove my hands inside in Winter!
    I do wish I had colleagues - even just one would do - who came to check out what I was wearing. I've got only one colleague and she is the opposite of fashionable and never comments on what I'm wearing. xxx

  5. I have an occasion to dress up tomorrow to head to my daughters concert in downtown Minneapolis at a beautiful venue. I have to see the weather though-it's supposed to be cold and I try and plan for the worst. I'm going to peruse your site for some ideas.

  6. I like the layering in your outfit Shiela, the leather top is quite cool.
    I have to say that I’d reconsider on the coat, it’s a nice style and suits you, I do agree that pockets are more comfortable though..
    The boa.. Wow!

  7. Definitely not a blah outfit from where I'm sitting!
    The leather top is a real statement piece. I'd wallpaper a room in the print of your skirt, it's stunning! xxx

  8. Lovely layering, great idea to keep the leather top in your wardrobe, it's a fab piece!, and it rocks with the printed skirt. Love that it has pockets!
    And love those shoes, and your badass attitude!

  9. I think that coat is gorgeous (with a distinct mid-century vibe to it), but hear you for sure. Impractical pockets are the pits! I am so with you there! It would usually be better if they didn't even bother with pockets in the first place then.

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  10. Those shoes are excellent! And the contrast between crisp white shirt and rockin' leather tee is ace.


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