Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Neutrals Reset: Zebra and Orange

After yesterday's disappointing outfit, I hit the reset button today - neutrals! 
Well, plus a bunch of orange stuff, but the clothes are all neutral. 

  • Blouse - Jones New York, consignment; first seen here in August 2021 with pink leather 
  • Skirt - Andrea Jovine, vintage, thrifted; last worn (and Flashbacked) here in September 2021 with McQueen 
  • Shoes - Vagabond, consignment; last seen here in May 2021 for a wee shop
  • Cape (below) - Dafydd Snowden, vintage, thrifted; last worn here in March

When in doubt, go classic. 
This is only the second wearing of this linen zebra-print shirt, having purchased it late last summer.

The skirt looks very dangerous, but the wrap is stitched down securely in the seams so no "whoops!" surprises.
I also have a little pair of black sporty shorts underneath.

The skirt is also linen - it has a high waist.
My proportions are a little off - heels would be better, but eh, who wants to wear heels when their vacation is only hours away? The answer is: not me. 

Masked up. 
I had to stand up straight to keep the buttons on the blouse from gaping. Grrr. 

Outerwear - cape weather. 
I heard a rumour that maybe sunshine will come...in a week or so. We are due for more rain for the rest of this week. 

Ah, I love this pretty Lanvin scarf. Water lilies! 

  • Scarf - Lanvin, vintage 70s, consignment
  • Gloves - consignment
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
I was surprised to see that I only wore these shoes once last spring/summer (I was only working 3 days a week last year). Not this year! I'll wear them more (she said firmly). 

Orange bling: 
The infamous Jell-O shot necklace. One of the wooden earrings cracked (it snapped in half in the last year or so) but I quickly super-glued it back together. 

  • Necklace - Banana Republic, thrifted
  • Bracelet/ring - Italian, vintage 60s, vintage mall
  • Steel/Lucite ring - Calvin Klein, thrifted
  • Earrings - vintage expo

I'm off work for the rest of the week, but we're keeping things fairly low-key. Expect a post or two, but I'll mostly be off-line for a break. Thanks so much for stopping by! 


  1. Orange always works. Enjoy your time off work!

  2. Ooh, definitely better and more you, Sheila! The zebra striped blouse and the non-dangerous skirt were just made to be worn together. Loving the orange shoes and stuff, the Jell-O shot necklace in particular, as it's one of my favourites of yours. As is the Welsh wool cape!
    Have a wonderful and relaxing time off, my friend, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the sun is going to shine for you soon! xxx

  3. Here’s to the sun shining as bright as the jello necklace, and to days off filled with fun and frivolity, be it at home or out and about, and rest and renewal!

  4. We would never allow the two older girls to have anything but neutral white walls as we were always flipping the house, but the youngest, got to have a bedroom with zebra wallpaper and an orange wall. The older two were so mad. Love the outfit.

  5. Spot on today. Luv it all. Those shoes, oh my! Breathtaking! A real hit! Enjoy your birthday party weekend!

  6. It seems that lately you are often not satisfied with what you are wearing. I never read that from you. Anyways....I hope you and L will enjoy the break and have a fabulous time. I'm sure you will and that we will read all about it next week!

  7. I love the pop of orange with the neutrals and the Welsh wool cape is always a joy to behold. The Lavin scarf is worthy of framing, it's a beauty! xxx

  8. I love the orange against the neutrals! Hope that you enjoy your time off Sheila! :)


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