Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Vivid Spring Pastels

Hello, my friends! Today was my last day of work, as like many of you I'm looking forward to a long weekend for Easter. I was definitely channeling spring colours today. 
This outfit pretty much screams "SPRING!", doesn't it? 

  • Blazer - Brooks Brothers, thrifted; last worn (and Flashbacked) here in July 2021 with swirly suede
  • Blouse - Bird by Juicy Couture, thrifted; last seen here in December 2021 under a sequined vest
  • Skirt - Dries Van Noten, consignment; first worn here in October 2021 with neon orange and pink
  • Shoes - Effortless Vivian, Fluevog; last seen here in September 2021 with celadon and floral
  • Coat (below) - Elizabeth and James, consignment; last worn here in March

I'd stashed this glorious silk Dries Van Noten skirt away for warmer weather after one attempt at wearing it just after I got it in October (L bought it for me!).  
I like my last day before a mini-vacation to be special, so I saved this out of my post-closet-swap-over bout of outfit-making. 

I have way more clothes that will go with this skirt in my spring wardrobe. I am not really a regular pastel kind of person, but this more vivid version of them is in my wheelhouse. 
I've had this lovely dusty rose blazer for ages - this is its 13th wearing, but I've never worn it with this blouse before. The double-shot of linen/silk (blazer) and silk (blouse) regulated my temperature well. 

I swapped out the matching tie belt for a white studded leather one. 
Which matches my shoes! 

Masked up. 
More matchy! 

Incognito outerwear - I considered the Fuzzy Flamingo or Sweetums the Cape with this outfit, but I opted to add a tougher element with this leather jacket. 
I loved how this looked. More vivid pastels. 

I would have worn the pink cashmere beret with an additional rhinestone brooch, but I left it at the office yesterday. 
I wore it on the way home, though. 

No snow today, but I was happy to have my 100% cashmere pashmina. 

  • Pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
  • Gloves - consignment
  • Mask - by Cat

The stuff: 
These are such fun shoes - and they are really comfortable too. There's a reason I have 2 pairs of shoes and one pair of boots from this Fluevog family. 

Blingy bling: 
Armoured up! Some favourites. 

  • Belt - Banana Republic, thrifted
  • Enameled bangles - thrifted
  • Lucite bangle - vintage, Lazy Susan's
  • Necklace - Sherman, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Brooch/earrings - vintage 60s, Gram S.
  • Bracelet - vintage 60s, Mom's
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Cocktail ring - vintage 70s, Mom's


  1. Oh I love the cheerful Easter colours in this! That blazer is so nice with the skirt. I really need to try pink and green more often! :) I'm looking forward to the long weekend for Easter too, no big plans other than Easter lunch, hoping to have a nice relaxing few days at home :)

  2. Dries Van Noten for life!! The best! And those Fluvogs...I need at least one pair!! YOur look is deliciously Spring xx

  3. Yes, this outfit screams Spring and in the best way possible. I love the combonation of that blush pink blazer and floral skirt. Very pretty and feminine!

  4. What a joyful outfit, Sheila! Just perfect for Easter. I'm quite envious of your Dries van Noten finds, and this skirt in particular. Walked by his shop during lunch break today, and had to think of you! I'm off on my Easter break too now, starting one day later than you. Have a most wonderful long weekend, Sheila! xxx

  5. I love how you find the spots of color to pull in another piece. The shoes add such a pop of color.

  6. You always get me with the shoes. I love the shoes.

  7. Happy Easter or Happy Passover, and for the US folks, Happy (?) Tax Day starting tomorrow on the 15th!

    A perfect Spring outfit for any of the holidays!

  8. What a nice skirt. Wish I could find clothes as nice as yours.

  9. Spring fabulousness - how pretty you look! xxx

  10. This is a lovely spring outfit. I love the look of pink and green together even though I don't wear it myself.

  11. The proportions (and every other element, too, of course) of this elegantly lovely ensemble are sooo good! They channel a subtle, thoroughly delightful element of the lines associated with Dior's wildly iconic New Look.

    Fitted blazers and A-line or flared skirts are one of my fave styling combos and something I have long reached for whether it was in a vintage, modern, goth, or other type of outfit setting.

    This colour palette is a gem as well. I adore that while it featured pastels, they are ones that read as far more sophisticated than saccharine to me. So lovely + stylish + inspiring, my friend!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


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