Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Casual Snakeskin and Farewell Studs Flashback

I had to do some physical work in the office today, so casual pants and flat shoes were in order. These satin joggers/harem pants did the trick.
It's a rare showing of all neutrals from me; I added some interest with this snakeskin wrap top. 

  • Top - Diane Von Furstenberg, consignment; first worn here in January with giant pants
  • Trousers - Lady Dutch, thrifted; last seen here in September 2021 with florals and a vest
  • Shoes - Seychelles, thrifted; last worn here in August 2021 for a Mom-Day Adventure in Sidney
  • Coat (below) - River Island, consignment; last seen here in March

The top is a silk knit by Diane Von Furstenberg (classy!) and I'm wearing an olive green cami under it.
The satin trousers are so comfy, good for a lot of bending and stretching and climbing up and down ladders and hauling chairs around. 

I like that they have deep pockets and a matte stripe down the outsides of the legs, which you can see near my hand in the stair pic above.
I've waffled on them a few times over the years, but I'm at around 10 wearings of them - considering they were only $6.95 to begin with, that's very good.

I also tend to spill on them every single time I wear them.
Thank goodness they are machine wash/dry. 

Masked up. 
Another snakeskin print! 

Vizzini was lurking around while I did my pics this morning, so I grabbed him for some forced lovin'. 
"I will not look at the camera!"

He's quite happy to get a cuddle, though he kept trying to bite my long, dangly earrings. 

Another snakeskin print! I've kind of gone overboard on the snakeskin lately...


  • Scarf - fake Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
  • Gloves - Danier Leather
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
I was sad to discover that these shoes have ripped and have a hole in them on the back of one heel.
They are not repairable, so we'll say farewell to my little studded friends in a Flashback shortly. 

Silver bling: 
I'm quite fond of all of these. 

  • Lucite/silver bracelet - Alexis Bittar, consignment, Vancouver
  • Etched silver cuff - vintage, thrifted, Powell River
  • Silver bangle - Lazy Susan's
  • Earrings - gift from Lise
  • Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
  • Smoky topaz/silver ring - Anneli Neumann, Sweden, vintage mall

Flashback: Seychelles Studded Strappy Flats

I used to go shopping nearly every weekend in the Before Times - I've cut down a bit over the last couple of years - and found  these shoes at the big WIN store here in November 2018 in new condition for $19.99.
They are leather with wee metal studs, and have some nice squishy padding inside. 
The wee buckles have always been finicky - I try not to wear these shopping! 

Not a lick of wear on them. 
Of course, I snapped them up. Brand new shoes for 20 bucks? Duh!

Although I usually wear my new-to-me things immediately, these got stashed in with my spring/summer items, so my first outfit with them was in April 2019.
That's the one and only wearing of those pants, and I believe that may have been the last sighting of that orange top - I remember disliking this look. I still have the blazer. 

I just gave away this magenta blazer recently (having paid a whopping $4.99 for it, I have no regrets).
Do I still have that dress? I think I may have let it go as well. Things are tighter on me lately (thank you, menopause/pandemic). This outfit is from May 2019.

I paired the shoes with this luscious purple velvet Betsey Johnson dress in July 2019.
I used to wear these shoes on really busy days in the office, when I was on my feet nearly all day. 

Another all-neutral outfit, also from July 2019. The top was Helmut Lang and ripped when it caught on one of the office doors, sadly ruining it. 
And I gave the skirt to my colleague Flavia. This outfit is also from July 2019. 

I went shopping with one of my former WW members in September 2019. 
You'll recognize the skirt and denim vest - the tee is long gone. 

Oh, must be the pandemic - I have pink hair! This was in May 2020.
I nearly wore that Jean Paul Gaultier cardigan again today! I'm repeating the arm-party (the bracelets) today, as well as the trousers. 

Later in May, I wore them for a pandemic park party - the pink in my hair faded out quickly, and I have yesterday's Lanvin scarf worn as a headband. 
I love that orange jumpsuit. 

I passed along this denim dress/vest in my big giveaway earlier this month - I couldn't do the snaps up in front anymore and wasn't feeling it. I also let go of the blouse (crap quality) but I still have the skirt (vintage, superb quality).
This is a work outfit from July 2020.

I last wore these shoes for a Mom-Day Adventure in Sidney in August 2021 (here, enjoy) - I remember it was such a lovely hot (26 degrees!) day.
I actually bought a replacement pair of neutral flats recently (these ones here) and was *this close* to wearing them today (I felt it was a bit too much snakeskin!), but those will be my new go-to. 

Mathy stuff: Well, farewell little studded shoes! I wore them 10 times, which is a nice round number, bringing me to $2.00 per wear. Awesome. 

Vizzini, come on, say hello to your fans. 
"Only if I get a kitty treat."

Not gonna happen, bud. 


  1. Sad on the shoes as they are phenomenal. That's a style I love for the office. You even look glam on days your dressed for labor.

  2. Proving that neutral doesn't have to be boring and beige! Loving today's jewellery but the best accessory has to be Vizzini! xxx

  3. Neutral but definitely not boring! I'm loving the satin joggers, and your Diane Von Furstenberg snake print blouse is very Classy indeed. Such a shame about the shoes, but at least you paid tribute to them with your flashback!
    Although Bess does love a cuddle, she absolutely hate being picked up! Not even with the promise of a kitty treat :-) xxx

  4. Your outfit is gorgeous and you look great in it. The trousers are so cute!!

  5. I love the Vizzini shot, he's precious.
    The wrap snake print blouse is gorgeous.
    I love the pairing with those lovely satin pants.
    Shame about those studded pointy flats but it is great you have already found a replacement. I have enjoyed the fashion flash back.

  6. I love all of the snake print! It's a shame about the flats but you did get good value from them and it's nice you already have a replacement, so hopefully you will not miss them too much!

  7. Aww, Vizzini is the cutest! I doubt I could refrain from giving him a whole bag of treats every day. ;D

    What a lovely look back at the (uber stylish) life those got to experience during their years with you. They definitely served you well and vice versa.

    Ooooh, and I would be remiss if I did not state just how much I madly ADORE that divine dark purple velvet dress. What a stunning garment! (Plus, it's great to know I am not alone in rocking velvet evening during the scorching dog days of summer.)

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  8. This is a very flattering outfit. Proportion wise, it is stellar. I love these trousers and you cannot go wrong with a DvF wrap top.
    The shoes go so well with this outfit.

  9. Shocking to see you in head to toe neutrals (snakeskin is a neutral, isn't it?) and looking comfy&stylish!, love that you added lots of textures and a fabulous coat!.
    Sorry that the shoes get worn, they were really versatile (but the new ones rock too!)


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