Thursday, May 2, 2013

Way Too Much Fun With Culottes - Teal, Emerald and Gold (and a First Wear of Fluevogs)

Happy Thursday! I am having a glass of wine or two (red), frantically blogging before my mom picks me up (more on that in a bit), and cooking dinner (grilled cheese w/veggies, did not burn it for once). Hurray for multi-tasking!

And we have the return of the culottes in their Emerald Gorgeousity:
Last seen here with my black and white micro-dot jacket (I hear the cool kids are into black and white these days).

I wrangled them into the stair pose, but they strenuously objected. The top is my lovely teal sweater that I last wore here with my massive black suede skirt.
I really liked how the teal and emerald went together. I had to run out to pick up a special food order today and the girls in the restaurant (hi, Shine chicks!) oohed and aahed over the colours.
I always forget how much ink I show when I wear this sweater...

The stuff:
This is my first ever wear of these floral and wood Fluevogs! They are called the Faith Low Reumah* (why "low" when these are quite high, I don't know). I bought them back in October (here, better pictures), but of course they are a very summery shoe, so they've been sitting in my closet, calling to me.
*linking 'cause I love (and they're on sale).

They were quite comfy for running about. I am not 100% in love with the floral as it makes it much harder to put stuff with them (as opposed to that nice grass-green suede or black), but they were only $54.00! and the floral seems to have been a limited run. I do like an exclusive.

I have coral toenails (first half-assed pedicure of the year, and it won't be the last), which went nicely with the floral, as did this groovy pinky-toned bracelet:
I need to have a belt to hook my pedometer and keys/keycards on for work. Also: defined waist is where it's at for me. Those earrings are homegrown vintage 90s, baby!

Sweater (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment), culottes (Jac Dale, vintage 70s, thrifted), shoes (Faith Low Reumah, Fluevogs), belt (Club Monaco), big bracelet (vintage fair), spoon bracelet (About Tine), earrings (90s, LA Express).

Tonight, my female family (full of exes, former-in-laws, nieces, me and my mom) are going to see a big production of "Beauty and the Beast"! I'm excited, because "The Gaston Song" is freakin' awesome - one of the funniest Disney songs ever written, in my opinion.

I changed, because Crazy Auntie Sheila has to represent, yo.
My lovely Chinoiserie Le Chateau silk top (featured 3 times in the July 2012 capsule, recap here) replaces the more covered-up sweater. I adore this top.

I belted it with Mom's vintage 70s gold chain belt. With this much volume, ya gotta belt.
I also changed into my gold Coach wedge sandals (worn a huge 7 times in the August 2012 capsule, recap here) to go with the overall gold/shiny accent theme.
I have two vintage cuffs on as well: my copper Renoir cuff from the 50s/60s (Grandma J's) and Mom's gold cuff (70s, "liberated" from her jewelry box in the mid-80s by me, heh heh). I also have on my gold cicada earrings and a couple of gold rings. I like to wear my family vintage when I'm with my nieces - someone has to inherit my crap, so I like to see what appeals to them. Hee. I know, that's morbid.

Anyway, I'm excited for the theatre! So fun!

Oh, and hey, I'm linking up to Lynn's Goodwill Career Wear Challenge, because these culottes were only $4.00 and the top was $9.50, so my outfit is under $20 (not including the shoes, which were only $40 on cheap cheap sale). We're not counting the jewelry either (although most of it is hand-me-over or bought for me). This isn't really career wear but I think Theatre Wear for under $15 is pretty sweet!

Top (Le Chateau, thrifted), culottes (Jac Dale, vintage 70s, thrifted), shoes (Coach), belt/gold cuff (Mom's, both 70s vintage), copper cuff (Renoir, vintage 50s/60s, Grandma J's), earrings (Erica Weiner), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl).

20 comments:

  1. It was a very short time ago that i realized green and turquoise match marvelously well---- and you just reminded me of that. I think that auntie Sheila made a statement, as usual.

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  2. I love how you kept the same colour scheme for both outfits!

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  3. You look great in both outfits and I love the ink that shows with that sweater!! I took my mom to see Beauty and the Beast years ago as a gift... Such a fun show. And I've also liberated a necklace from her jewelry box as well (she actually knows about it now and doesn't care)!!
    Becky :)

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  4. Love how you transitioned your culottes throughout the day into a night out! The colors are marvelous on you!

    Also I believe those are called "Faith low" because they're a 4inch wedge, while the original "Faith" were 5 inch square wood heels with a platform. So comparatively, they're low! I love the print on the leather. I'm so happy to have a new pair of Vogs! I can't wait for my next pair.

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    1. Thank you for explaining! I also have my Blind Faith Rebeccas, which also have a striped wood heel - coincidence? I think not!

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  5. Recent follower, first time commenting. I agree with you, Gaston's song is hi-LAR-ious...growing up in the 90s, of course I knew all the songs to that movie by heart. Then in high school, my bestie and her family took me to see the show. We were sitting in the front row (small dinner theater-in-the-round) and so Gaston was right in front of us, looking right at the two adorkable teenage girls that we were, when he got to the show lines that *aren't* in the movie -- I almost fell out of my seat from mixed laughter and embarrassment at "We're a perfect pair -- JUST LIKE MY THIGHS." Nearly a decade later, it still makes the two of us giggle uncontrollably. =)

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    1. I know! I heard that line and was like, "what?" - so funny!

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  6. You know, now that I think on it, that line might have been from the scene where Gaston is trying to strong-arm Belle into marrying him. Like I said, it's not in the animated movie, and I've only seen the show once. Either way -- so, so funny.

    Also, I love your Fluevog collection. I got my first pair last summer (Operetta Malibrans, in cinnamon peach!) after oogling for about three years. I'd love more, but I'm actively hemorrhaging money at the moment (yay, medical school and student loans!), but someday...until then, living vicariously through your amazing stash!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and posting - it's great to say hello!

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  7. Teal and emerald do indeed look marvellous together - who knew?! You, obviously - clever Auntie Sheila!
    Those culottes are amazing, and both day and evening tops look great with them. The first sweater is a surprise actually, I might have been concerned about so much volume top and bottom, but it's actually my favourite look, the belt and fitted body of the sweater keep it all in order. Once again - clever! Great sandals, I really like the floral print. xxx

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    1. I usually can't do a baggy sweater, but it's thin enough and fitted enough through the body that I can handle the big sleeves.

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  8. That first top is gorgeous and a color you should wear often, Shelia!! I love the fit and style of it as well. Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

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  9. Well, when I saw the word "culottes" I was like, what? But man oh man you rock those!!! I love the green w/teal combo, it is perfect, I don't know if I ever would have thought of it but I will now. And the day to night look...that beautiful chinoiserie top -- STUNNING -- as usual :D

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  10. *Love* these colors so much! The culottes are getting a lot of love, that makes me happy xoxoxo

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  11. Well, I too am ooooohing and aaaaaaaaahing over that sweater/culotte combination! The flowing skirts (and in this case culottes) you wear are SO beautiful - and these colors are amazing on you, Sheila!

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  12. I love the silk top and skirt together! SO pretty and elegant, perfect for the theatre! Sounds like a fun night with your female relatives, I adore Beauty and the Beast!

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  13. Those are the emerald Culottes of Amazingness!! They really are gorgeous!! Love both tops with them!! and the floral Flues are stunning!! wouldn't they punch up a neutral outfit??

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    1. I love the idea of neutrals with them - I'm sure you will see it. I've been waiting to bust out my cream wrinkled maxi skirt!

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  14. I am so in love with yur Fluevogs! If only there were a store within striking distance; for now I will admire from afar.

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  15. Love the different shades of green together! I like those culottes more and more every time you wear them. Hope you had a fantastic time at the theatre! :)

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Cheers,
Sheila