Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Start With Sequins and Leopard

Today was a stressful day, including a part in our dishwasher breaking when I got home - I've ordered replacement parts which will arrive in about a month, because I live in an apocalyptic flood zone. First world problems, Sheila (I remind myself).

So onto the outfit. It was light enough - I was running late - this morning to snag a stair picture. 
Still poor light, but I'm just going to move on. 

  • Blouse - The Korner; first seen here in August with orange
  • Dress - Esprit; last worn and Flashbacked here last December 2020 with stripes
  • Boots - Clarks; last worn here (2nd outfit) in November with the puzzle dress
  • Coat (below) - Danier, consignment; last seen here in March

And I had a decent view of the Castle. 
Now with 100% less fog! That's slightly blue-ish sky!

I've had this sequined dress for nearly 11 years, and this is its 11th wearing (I'm under $2/wear). 
Nearly every outfit with it has been with a blouse layered underneath. 

It's a thin dress (only the top is lined), in a light t-shirt material with rows of sequins sewn on. 
I love the "liquid" look of it. 

It's really comfortable too. 
I matched my olive tights (fleece-lined) and boots with the olive blouse. 

Masked up. 
I barely saw anyone all day, but briefly twirled for my colleague Flavia. 

I don't wear this orange leather jacket as often as I should as it doesn't have external pockets, just one inside. I find that annoying. 

All done up. 
This was just right for our cool late autumn day. No rain - yay! 

I like the bulk of my giant silk "faux" designer scarf - it's soft and warm. 

  • Hat - gift from Tammy
  • Gloves - Parkhurst
  • Scarf - fake Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
  • Mask - Lazy Susan's

The stuff: 
These boots are holding up well - they're over 7 years old and are getting nicely battered and worn. I like my leather to look lived-in. 

Copper bling: 
Did you notice the necklace hiding under the blouse's bow? 

  • Necklace - vintage 60s, Grandma J's
  • Hinge/enamel cuff - Matisse by Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
  • Mesh bracelet and earrings - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
  • Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
  • Brass/jade ring - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Bronze ring - P. Sarpaneva, vintage 70s, vintage expo

Mom and I have an adventure planned for tomorrow - see you then! I'm off to get some Purr Therapy...Vizzini…where are you?


  1. That's a brilliant idea to wear the sequinned dress as a pinafore, I often see them in chazzas!
    I've only ever used an industrial diswasher from my days in the hospitality business, it's old school rubber gloves and a bowl here at Stonecroft. I hope your spare parts arrive quicker than expected! xxx

  2. Oof, good luck with timely receipt of the replacement part! As for your dress, LOL I kept expecting the sequins to be movable ones, having been spoiled by the items you (and my grandchildren) have! Nonetheless, a shiny start to sequin and glitter month. :) And I adore your copper bling. 👍

  3. I love the sequin dress but what a shame about your dishwasher! I hope the part arrives sooner than expected. I would be so lost if our dishwasher broke, I rely on it so much!

    1. Fortunately, we can still use the dishwasher, Mica - it's a piece on the top rack that helps it slide in and out that broke, so we have to be REALLY careful with that section. Thank goodness it's still useable! If it broke, I'd have ordered a new one immediately!

  4. That's a gorgeous sequined dress. I love how you styled it for every day. Gorgeous boots and coat. I would love to see a fashion flashback with this dress.
    The castle looks wonderful. The blue in the sky is love. I love the sky in the morning, sunrise can be wonderful.

    1. I did one the last time I wore it, Ivana:


  5. A month handwashing!! Haha, are we spoiled or what. Gorgeous dress, I would love to wear it with all black.

  6. With your regular posting you become a fixture in our lives. Stay healthy!

  7. Household appliances breaking down is always stressful. You rely on them so much! We don't have a dishwasher though. Jos does most of the washing up :-)
    Apocalyptic flood zone sounds quite extreme. Although, if it keeps raining here as much as it did in the last couple of days, we'll probably living in one too!
    Your sequinned dress is ... err ... brilliant, and I'm loving the olive leopard blouse layered underneath. And don't we all need a pop of orange in our lives, even without pockets? Enjoy your Mum-day tomorrow - or is it today? I'm always confused about the time zones :-) xxx

  8. We had a dishwasher when I lived at home with my parents, but I've never had one since so it's always been handwashing for me. I'm so sorry that the weather out there has been so apocalyptic lately and I hope it stops soon.
    Sequins are always a spirit lifter!

  9. That is such a chic, wonderful frock. The LBD of the sequins world, truly. And such a fantastic sartorial note to launch your month of sparkle on.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  10. Lovely dress, I also like the 'liquid' look of it, so cool texture!. Love that the print of your blouse matches your tights and jacket. And obviously, love that orange jacket (despite having no pockets!), so fab colour!
    This is a really lovely outfit!


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