Monday, November 14, 2022

Monday Sunshine, Studs and Blues

I knew it would be busy today, so I dressed accordingly - in my own sunshine.
Yellow always chases the blues away.

  • Leather blazer - Danier, vintage 80s, consignment; purchased here for $58.00
  • Sweater - Intimate, vintage 60s, thrifted; last seen here in February, hiding under my Gigli dress
  • Skirt - Miu Miu, consignment; first worn here in April with lemon yellow
  • Boots - Ishshoes Chatterbox, Fluevog; last seen here in December 2021 with orange and sequins
  • Coat (below) - L'Atiste, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in June

I wore the leather blazer done up like this when I was walking around. You can see how the shoulders look deflated a bit - my right shoulder is where the "butcher" stitches were done, right where it puckers. I'm fine with how this looks - you wouldn't notice the repair unless I pointed it out. 
I loved wearing this blazer and am looking forward to playing with this boxy style - it's very much like the oversized blazer look that's going down all the runways and red carpets right now. Classic 1986-7, folks! 

I like that it's narrow around the hips so that it doesn't drown me. The sleeves are quite short and I think are meant to be shoved up to the elbow (which is how I wore my oversized blazers - nicked from my dad's closet! - back in the day...and still do!).
I chose this black and white tweed with the dual-sized cone studs around the hem - it's a good neutral piece. For those of you who can't afford Prada, keep your eyes peeled for Miu Miu - it's Prada's slightly cheaper line, named after Miuccia Prada (Miu Miu is her nickname). 

I unbuttoned the blazer when I was sitting at my desk, revealing my match blue vintage 1960s sweater. I also have a cami on under it.
It boggles me that the sweater is probably older than I am! It's lasted really well.

I was overheated when I arrived at the office. 
I decided that I need to take the stairs instead of the elevator, after an appalling lack of cardio following last week's fire drill. 

Masked up.
The pockets on the jacket are ginormous - the breast pocket is large enough to hold my sunglasses! They sure don't make pockets like that anymore. 

Outerwear and morning incognito. It's dark out by the time I walk home. 
This coat stays out all year round - it's one of the few I have that can be worn over a blazer or light jacket. 

It's a two-layer woven cloth coat. 
I'm nice and visible while I'm walking! 

I wanted a snugglier scarf on the way home, but I warmed up quickly after I lugged three heavy bags of groceries uphill. 

  • Scarf - Forele, vintage, consignment
  • Toque - Eddie Bauer
  • Gloves - Parkhurst
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
Sweet blue velvet boots! I didn't do much walking in these - they're still fine for a light day in the office. They look much blue-er in natural light.

Blue bling: 
This necklace was perfect - and it matched the studs on my skirt! 

  • Leather cuff - Rimanchik, thrifted
  • Beaded bracelet - vintage 1950s, consignment (part of a set with a necklace)
  • Necklace - Stella & Dot, thrifted
  • Earrings - Glee
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Anneke & Lars silver ring - vintage mall; purchased here for $30.00


  1. That yellow jacket is a welcome blast of sartorial sunshine on a miserably wet November day! Oh yes, I'd always buy 1940s military jackets at jumble sales in the 1980s - at least 5 times too big and wear them with the sleeves rolled up to show the flashy lining.
    You can't beat lugging bags of shopping home for warming you up and giving you a good cardio workout! xxx

  2. That blazer would be a day brightener. Maybe I should find something bright even though I will be home. The coat looks like it'd be wool so was surprised you said it was cloth and year round.

  3. The yellow blazer looks absolutely fabulous on and indeed provides a welcome ray of sunshine on a grey and/or mèh day! I too shoved my sleeves up to my elbows back in the day, and I actually still have the reflex to do so whenever I'm wearing anything long-sleeved.
    Love the pops of blue from your sweater, necklace and those awesome boots! xxx

  4. I could not wear 80s jackets with fitted hips now, so kudos to you for rocking that style.

  5. I really like the yellow and blue together! And you do rock that blazer so well. You are right that it's so on trend despite being a vintage piece, everything always comes back around again eventually! :) I really like the length of the blazer with that skirt too, just such a lovely outfit with the colour and texture and proportions :)

  6. I have to tell you - You are my style icon! You are fabulous! I love your style, your evolution, your mom day adventures, your attitude and humor. Everything. All of it. I am so grateful that you continue to share year after year. I started reading your blog at least 10 years ago and yours is the only style blog I still read on a regular basis. I rarely comment but when I need a pick me up, I come here. Your corner of the internet makes me so happy!! Thank you!

    1. I so appreciate your amazing comment, K! Thank YOU for reading and visiting all these years!

  7. I agree with K's comment- you do really cheer up the internet!!
    The yellow is marvellous!! I didn't know Miu Miu and Prada were related or, one was cheaper! The skirt is really nice!!
    I wish I could wear nice coats more. Cycling tends to mean I have to resort to something waterproof and that won't get caught in a chain or be too tight to get onto a saddle in or move alot!! Kezzie x


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