Monday, April 20, 2015

Blue and Orange with Gingham

This was a cranky Monday. I'm tired, I'm aching from Ultimate and I did not want to go to work today. Time to fake it!
Orange and bright blue! One of my favourite colour combos, especially when both are so bright and saturated.

  • Blouse - no label, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here for $5.50
  • Skirt - Smoking Lily, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in June 2014 with black and green
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond; last worn here in March to the Art Gallery with polka dots


I have traded out my silk version (this one) of this "square blouse" for this polyester cobalt blue one - the silk one is stained in the 'pits and I can wash this one. Much as I prefer silk overall, polyester is more practical for me.

I'm iffing on the skirt - I love it, but it doesn't get the wear it deserves.
Might be time to move it along.

The stuff:
Love those shoes - so orange!

Brilliant bling:
I love that Megan made this obi belt out of Ally's ties. 
  • Obi - Megan, via Ally
  • Earrings - vintage 60s, vintage fair
  • Death Star ring - Stone Roses
  • Blue/silver ring - Scotland, 1996


You know what Friday is? 
Shoe Shine! Start planning now!

8 comments:

  1. I always get excited to see one of my obi belts in the wild. That orange one was definitely one of my top favorite pairings.

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  2. I hope your Monday improved! The orange and blue is such a cheerful colour combination, and I like the obi belt on you :)

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  3. Beautiful colors. And I feel the same way about Mondays during Spring. We're more active during the nice weekends and end up tired when returning to work.

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  4. The colours and patterns work so well Sheila - too bad you don't wear that skirt that often.
    I know what you mean about Mondays… I dragged my feet to work yesterday too.

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  5. Orange and blue is such a good colour combo, you look divine Sheila!

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  6. Yep, sometimes you just have to plaster a smile on your face and get on with it, even if you don't feel like it... A bright and beautiful colour combination surely helps! xxx

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  7. You know, I always like your lipstick choices, but this one's beyond smashing! And those shoes. Goddesslike. I don't wear orange much, but orange shoes are so much YES. It's such a happy color. Happy feet!

    I have a feeling that skirt might really blossom in one of your more retro-vintage influenced or sexy librarian type outfits? Seems like this outfit here wanted perhaps more of a classic pencil skirt? Just thoughts...

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  8. One of my favourite colour combos too! The orange earrings and bright lip colour really flatter you!

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Sheila