Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Plaid Coat-Dress, Chartreuse Puffer and Gold Bite-y Things

My pre-loved coat-dress got its first outing today. I did laundry last night and "discovered" that I'd bought a few black tops that I'd instantly forgotten about. 
Oh yeah! This is lovely silk/cotton mock-neck sweater was picked up for a song during one of my "5-minute shops" before brunch back in December.

  • Mock-neck sweater - Nygard, thrifted; purchased here for $9.00
  • Coat-dress - Saxx, consignment; purchased here for $40.00
  • Boots - Original Sabado, Fluevog; last seen here for a shopping day in December 2023
  • Puffer coat (below) - Stormtech, thrifted; purchased here for $34.95

This coat-dress is not meant to be worn without something under it - I can tell by the ginormous arm-holes. I wore it with the top half opened like lapels. 
I wore fleece-lined tights and wee sporty shorts underneath the wrap, just in case a gust of wind decided to play "Show your knickers!" It stayed in place very well, with no gaping issues. 

But the wind has died down, and we only had a bit of spitty rain today. All the doom and gloom and the S-word may be for naught! We shall see...
I was snuggly warm in this dress all day - it is like wearing a coat, only without sleeves. 

I know many of you are appreciating how well the plaid is lined up, front and back. 
I loved the voluminous pockets! 

Outerwear - I was ready for sub-zero temps! But I didn't need the toque or scarf on the way home. 
I even ended up stashing the gloves in the dress pockets on the way home - AND unzipping the down-filled new-to-me puffer coat. 

Isn't it a great colour? As I was walking to work (in the dark), I realized how bright and visible it is. 
It was very warm - down filling is the best. 

Wake me up for more coffee.
It's not terribly stylish, but a short coat that is warm enough for the depths of winter is a handy thing to have, especially in this lovely chartreuse. 

I stuffed my toque and scarf into my bag on the way home. 

  • Toque - gift from Tammy
  • Brooch - Monet, vintage 80s, vintage pop-up
  • Gloves - Lord & Taylor
  • Fur scarf - thrifted

The stuff: 
I walked to and from work in my badass boots. Love these! 

Gold bling: 
I guess I am feeling like I need a lot of armour these days - I was covered in sharp bite-y things! 

  • Belt - BCBC Max Azria, consignment
  • Necklace/cuff - Ambush, "Holy Mountain" collection, 2012, consignment, Vancouver, gift from L
  • Shark cuff - Tom Binns, 2012, consignment
  • Brass ring - vintage 70s, vintage mall
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Tiger brooch - vintage

I wore the tiger brooch on my left shoulder - it's slightly visible in the above pics.

I had to share the beautiful sunset I could see from our office downtown. 
Glorious! I stood at Ngoc's desk to take this, and we let the peachy light bathe our faces. 


  1. Gorgeous outfit!!!! And thanks for the heavenly sunset photo -- so lovely.

  2. What a stunning sunset photo, Sheila!
    Your new-to-you coat dress absolutely meets my approval, and I love how you paired it with the chartreuse coat, which is indeed a great colour! xxx

  3. The coat-dress says warmth, comfort, style and winter coziness! That’s my kind of outfit. :) The chartreuse down puffer seems to highlight a similar striped color running through the dress. And gosh you have multiple colors of the Origianl Sábado. I scoped out Fluevogs online and even on sale they are a bit steep for my pocketbook so I will continue to admire them on you from afar!

    Beautiful sunset. The sky matches the colors of the background for your blog!

    Cheers, Laurie

    1. Good eye, Laurie - there's a yellow and a caramel stripe in the coat-dress. Yup, I bought the blue ones new (with gift cards!) at full price (yikes) then got the black ones in a massive Sample Sale for $199.00 - a score, considering they were current stock and went right back to full price after!

  4. I love that well-aligned checked coat dress and those kick ass boots. I love finding forgotten practical tops like your black top.
    The sunset is glorious. xxx


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