Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Purple Mod Squad

...and from Edwardian steampunk, we move on to the 1960s.
Happy Wednesday - here is a purple dress, which is of course, the one I thrifted for $9.50 this past weekend (here). Based on the style and cut of the dress, I would put it at around 1999-2000. I had a similarly cut (and also purple) dress back then. I really enjoyed wearing the dress - it was super comfortable, although a few times I had to pull it down towards my knees when sitting at my desk.

Which is why I wore tights today. I really didn't want to, it being spring and all, but that's a lot of pasty-white leg!
I love these Look of London tights. They are more patterned in person - in these pictures I sort of look like I have random blobs of colour on my legs instead of roses. Ooh, it's lava lamp legs!
I realize that the green of the shoes aren't quite right with the tights, but I really wanted to wear these! I last wore them back here in February (again with lace!).

The stuff.
Every time I wear these shoes, they get softer. So comfy!

Shiny bits:
The earrings were a perfect match. I love the cool cuff.

Dress (Jacob, thrifted), tights (Look of London), shoes (Fly London), cuff (Lakeland Art Metal Work, thrifted), earrings (Le Chateau), ring (Oscar & Libby).

12 comments:

  1. I love the shoes with this outfit! They don't "match" but they go in a really fun way. There's something both retro and futuristic about this look. The tights do pull it all together.

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  2. That purple dress is lovely! So nice with the printed tights too :)

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  3. I agree with Megan. The tights and shoes look...rad! (hope you're feeling better again, Sheila) x

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  4. Fun outfit. The pieces do and don't go together: they don't according to conventional rules but do by creating a symbiotic spirit -- and it's the latter that counts. I love when you reference the periods of my youth.

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  5. This my new favorite outfit of yours! I love the dress and the fun tights and then the shoes add a whole new element too! Everything about it is total win!

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  6. I can see why you wanted to wear the shoes- ok, you need a 1970s orange dress to wear with them. So get shopping,stat, lol. I love your legs- lava lampy and all, and that cuff, suuuuper cool!

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  7. Lava lamp legs, what a cool idea!
    The dress is great, and I think the green shoes look excellent with both the tights and the dress. xxx

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  8. The tights, the shoes, the dress... i think i have a new name for your blog: Sheilalicious

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  9. Yes--SHEILALICIOUS!!! That's perfect!!
    I am drooling over those shoes!! I love the dress with the tights--so cute!
    (I'm in the pasty white almost glowing legs tribe, too)

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  10. Oh Sheila, I LOVE this outfit!! That looks smashing!! Wowsa!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  11. This has to be my absolute favorite. Its modern AND classic...with a twist. Love the tights!

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  12. This is lovely - all the colours go together even if they don't match. I am glad you like your Flys - I have a similar pair in red patent with a crossover heel, the rubber herl is so deliciously bouncy!

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Sheila