Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Plaid Blanket Jammy Dress

Although it's a Tuesday, it felt like Monday this morning - 6am is a terrible time to get up. I knew I'd need my Armour - jammy dress time!
I also needed lots of quick snuggles from Vizzini, who cat-bombed many of my pics this morning (I discovered when I uploaded my photos). 

  • Dress - Zara, consignment; purchased here for $11.40
  • Floofy underskirt - Noa Noa; last worn here in May 2021 for our Mad Hatter Tea Party
  • Bodysuit - Madewell, thrifted; last seen here in December 2021, layered under Morris print
  • Shoes - Sumatra Coffee, Fluevog; last worn here in November 2021 with a blast of red
  • Coat (below) - Mallia, consignment; last seen here a week ago in the snow

I know that the non-lined-up plaid on the pockets makes some of you twitchy - it's okay, I totally get that. The plaid is lined up pretty well everywhere else.
It's a nice enough dress if you don't look at my chest. Hey, my eyes are up here, people! 

I like the soft fabric - it's like wearing a blanket. 
For less than $12.00, I'm willing to overlook the minor issues (for now). 

I undid enough buttons at the top to give me room to move around in the shoulders (this is a small-ish size L), which necessitated wearing a top under it - my charcoal grey bodysuit worked well to keep me warm without a bulky layer. 
I also undid one button at the bottom of the hem to show off some of my floofy black underskirt. Why just wear a dress when you can zhuzh it up a bit? 

Masked up. 
I do not have a plaid mask - this one has hazy petals on it. 

Outerwear - most of the snow is gone, but it's still cold. 
Bundle me up! 

I wanted to wear L's Roots grey/red scarf today (more plaid!) but he wore it himself - the nerve! 

  • Scarf - fake Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
  • Gloves - Echo, consignment
  • Hat - M&S, consignment, Powell River

The stuff: 
What a perfect match to the dress these shoes are! This is their 26th outfit in over 11 years. 

Black bling: 
I didn't feel like wearing a lot of stuff.

  • Necklace - swap from Vero
  • Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
  • Hematite ring - thrifted
  • Silver/onyx ring - Toccara, vintage fair
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Belt - Gap, thrifted

The office was quiet, but I had a lot of work to catch up on and the day flew by. 


  1. that's a lovely dress and I like the idea of the skirt under it too! You layered it up so well to keep you cosy :)

  2. The dress is a great fit and perfect peeking out under that luxe coat with the added floof. What's a misaligned print in the grand scheme of things? I can think of a lot more important stuff to worry about!
    Oh L, fancy wearing that scarf today of all days!
    My eyes went straight to that cheeky little photobomber of yours. Stephen Squirrel's had a very exciting morning, an owl hooting at him, a visit from a very handsome fox and a rather lovely tabby cat, too! xxx

  3. I hadn't even noticed the non-lined-up plaid on the pockets, and let me tell you that that's pretty unusual for me :-) It's a wonderful dress, though, and I would probably have bought it too. The shoes are indeed perfect with it, and I'm loving the peek at your floofy underskirt!
    I think I've got the perfect mask for it too ...
    I hope your first day back at work wasn't too harsh ... I had to go back on Monday, and it wasn't as bad as I'd feared. Apart from the getting up early, that is. xxx

  4. I love the fun underskirt you wore under that lovely plaid dress. The heels are so beautiful! This is a wonderful styling.

  5. See that's why I think you are so clever. A plaid button down dress - but not in Sheila's hands - fluffy underskirt underneath a few buttons undone here and there and the cutest shoes ever and glamourous outerwear. well a lovely outfit! You look fab and a happy New Year to you. Shazxx

  6. I've just made another NY resolution--I am going to be a much more regular commenter, instead of silently enjoying your posts as a lurker!

    I love the dress, especially the way you put it together with pieces that make it really sing! ( I also didn't notice the pocket issue until you pointed it out.) I am all for cozy dressing in the winter. Here, where I live in the Arizona desert, we get quite chilly over night (around 32F/0C give or take a few degrees this week) and it warms up slowly, so that by mid-afternoon it's 20-40 degrees warmer. Layers are key. Flannel is a great option. . . When I go back to second hand shopping one of these days, I am going to keep my eye open for a dress like yours!

    1. Thank you, Linda, I really appreciate that! I feel bad that I have so little time for comments right now - my brain just needs the break - but seeing this makes me so grateful.

  7. I wouldn't have noticed the pockets if you hadn't mentioned them-it isn't obvious in the photos. That's such a great dress too-perfect length for winter.

  8. Mmm, flannel, whether thin or thick, is always a comforting fabric to wear when the temps drop. Am wondering if/how the burgundy blazer you purchased would work with the dress? Happy 2022 Sheila! Yes, to you, too, Vizzini! And to L and your Mom!

  9. I will admit, the dress does look very good on you. Adding those shoes.. perfection.

  10. A floofy underskirt makes every dress better (well, the full-skirted ones anyway). The nice thing about paying $12 for a dress is that you can wear it a couple of times and when it no longer sings to you, pass it along.

  11. Splendidly lovely dress! I adore a great plaid, especially when its hues veer on the darker side like this awesomely Canada appropriate checkered frock. It is such a wonderful find and a piece that, I sense, could get either year round or three season (fall - spring) use. Way to score, my dear friend!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  12. Lovely plaid dress and lovely matchy shoes!, also lovely underskirt (totally agree about some extra fluffiness!) and accessories. A blankety plaid dress sounds like heaven!.


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