Wednesday, February 28, 2024

PANK Shirt Day

We commemorate Pink Shirt Day in Canada (link here, all links 'cause I love), a day when we all shirts! show support against bullying. I was bullied in school as a child, and also as an adult, in two separate jobs. I always bring it for Pink Shirt Day.

And there is none more pink than PANK, Gentle Readers. 
It's so pink it's PANK. Get it?

  • Dress - Essentiel Antwerp, consignment; last worn here in September 2023 with some very cool boots
  • Boots - Truths Teah, Fluevog; last seen here in my Queen of the Pirates outfit for the VFF Gala earlier this month
  • Coat (below) - Sarmite, consignment; last worn here a couple of weeks ago.

I've worn this dress 15 times since I bought it. 
For those of you impressed with my "memory" - I just click back on the links in the "last worn/seen here" above to count (and I download from each post for a Flashback). 

Back to the dress. 
I adore the bright colour - it never fails to make me smile.

It has a swing shape, but is longer in the back. Note the floopy cuffs.
It goes with all of my boots, and works well with necklaces and brooches. 

And it has pockets! 
The only downside: it does up with 15 tiny fabric-covered buttons up the front. How we suffer for fashion! *dramatic wave*

Outerwear - we are having heavy rain. Yay, winter! 
I tucked all of my hair into the beret whenever I was outside - it works quite well, and I have nice waves in my hair when I remove the beret. 

I took the bus home, since I had a flat of cat food to carry. Ugh, heavy, want to be home. 

  • Cashmere beret - Club Monaco, thrifted
  • Silk scarf - fake Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
  • Leather gloves - thrifted

The stuff: 
I walked to work in these, ran an errand...and slipped on some tile and fell in the middle of a busy deli, even though these boots have rubber soles - it was a VERY wet day. I'm fine, with only a bruise to my dignity. 

Poky bling: 
How an introvert says, "Stay away!"

  • Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
  • Studded cuff - vintage 90s
  • Necklace - The Bay
  • Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
  • Anneke & Lars ring - vintage mall
  • Earrings - local


  1. How I love that bright "pank"! I also love that Canada has an anti-bullying day. I have some memories of that from growing up, but more memories of how I worked to deal with bullies in my long career as a teacher. Sometimes, the worse part of that was dealing not with the student, but their parents. . . And then you realize it is a generational thing. So hard to break that cycle.

  2. This is definitely your pink color! It really suits you and the coat is perfect! I didn't know this was a color you'd use to show support to bullying. I guess we all have been there and experienced it at least once in our lifetime. This is something that we see more and more of today. I mean, it has somehow always existed but 'bullies' were not as mean as they tend to be nowadays, mom and I always talk about it and in her days and mine, it was bullying but still wasn't that harsh, I don't know how to word it but I see it just keeps getting worse with time. A very sad thing tbh.

    Wishing you have a lovely day!
    XO, Melissa

  3. Your PANK dress being an absolute favourite of mine, it's always a treat to see you wearing it!
    I love that you're having an anti-bullying day. I wasn't bullied at school - although I can't say I was exactly one of the popular ones - but I was in my first job, by one particular horrible man, who turned out to always pick on the latest female employee to join the company. I still shudder when I think of that time ... xxx

  4. Three cheers for plank and for standing up against bullying. My granddaughter was bullied last year and last term, so much so that she switched schools effective January of this year and is so much happier and calmer - no more stomach aches and tears.

    Ouch on slipping on a wet tile in the deli, and very glad that you are okay. Much better for dignity to take a hit rather than the body!!!!!
    Sending a gentle hug, nonetheless, and cheers, Laurie

    1. Thanks, Laurie! I'm so sorry your granddaughter had to go through that - no such option when I was a kid.

      I'm a little stiff and sore, but nothing broken, phew!

  5. Just seeing your reply today (3/5 evening) and hoping both the stiffness and soreness are gone. It's been said that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, but I doubt there is any merit to that statement when it involves children being bullied. I think schools still have a long way to go in learning how to effectively deal with bullies and how to support children being bullied. Sigh.


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