Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wonder Woman in Copper

I've been wanting to do another Wonder Woman outfit for a while, since the last one (here).
This one is not quite so literal (I forwent the WW t-shirt this time, although I was tempted to wear it under my shirt and reveal it a la Supergirl).


  • Blouse - Michael Kors, thrifted; first worn here in September as a power colour
  • Skirt - Andre Courrege, thrifted; last seen here way back in November 2015 with all the colours
  • Shoes - Calvin Klein; last worn here (3rd outfit) in October with Versace mom jeans
  • Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted back here in October 2015 for $34.95

This was my view from the stairs this morning. 

Isn't the castle pretty?

Most people caught on that I was doing a Wonder Woman tribute. I got all the colours, plus the shiny copper (not gold).
I had issues with this blouse last time I wore it, but I was able to figure out the cuffs (which like to unroll) and I also tucked it into my control top nylons to keep it from a-slippin' and a-slidin' all over the place.

I can't believe I haven't worn this skirt in over a year! However, I recall that I broke the button off (at the waistband) last time I wore it, and I'm incredibly lazy at clothing repairs, and this skirt does get packed away over the summer. So there's my excuse right there.
A couple of nights ago I spent a few minutes rooting around in my button tin for a replacement button and sewed it back on (thank you, Brownies and Girl Guides!). I left the thread from the previous button just because this is ANDRE COURREGES, you guys. That thread is designer! Go read about him here (Wikipedia) and find out about this amazing creator, who we lost in 2016 (thanks again, 2016).

Oh, and yes, of course this whole outfit was created to showcase this fabulous belt. Allow me to show off the back of it here.
I absolutely have to wear that chain/button detail in the front next time.

Yay! It was cold enough today to break out the Unsafe Ocelot coat!
My bestie, Janet spotted (pun intended) me on the way to work - like you could miss me in this! I'm also wearing a thrifted Danier fur scarf, and elbow-length brown leather gloves (cashmere lined) by Club Monaco (consignment). It was too warm by the end of the day to wear the scarf/gloves, but I relished this gorgeous jacket.

The stuff:
I considered doing the copper shoes, but thought that the red made more of a cohesive statement for WW.

Copper bling:
This is all by Renoir, all vintage, from the early to mid-60s. Except for a bronze ring.


  • Belt - vintage fair (first wearing!)
  • Large cuff - Grandma J's, had since the mid-80s
  • "Leaf" bracelet - thrifted
  • "Bean" bracelet and earrings - vintage fair
  • Shield ring - vintage fair
  • Bronze ring - P. Sarpaneva, vintage 70s
  • Necklace - vintage fair

24 comments:

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    1. To the rescue! We rescue ourselves, of course. You're one of my heroines, too, Ally!

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  2. I love everything! Wonder woman, that belt, that coat - all stunning! Looks like your blahs must have passed.

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  3. Wonderful outfit! The belt is absolutely gorgeous and I love all the copper jewellery. You look fab Sheila and the ocelot coat is amazing.

    Have a lovely weekend

    Veronica
    vronni60s.blogspot.com

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  4. Wondrous Woman. That is you, Sporting Courrege, a fav, and posing in an "I dare you Batman sort of way". Love every thing you are wearing. Could you please run for office! Oh, and that belt, those pumps, that coat! Swoon!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/
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    1. Ha, I don't think running for office is my thing, but thank you so much, Elle!

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  5. This is so fabulous! You are stunning and Wonderful!

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  6. Very cool outfit and the jewelry is outstanding.

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  7. I love the WW outfit and that coat is amazing. It also look super warm! xxx

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    1. It is warm - very nice this time of year. Thank you!

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  8. I love the WW look Sheila and think the belt is the ultimate accessory.

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  9. Very classy version of Wonder Woman Sheila. That copper belt is indeed quite wonderful too - how clever of you. And topping the whole thing off with that coat is a masterstroke.
    Anna x

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I wish it would stay cold so I could wear the coat again.

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  10. Oooh goed outfit. Perfect belt and those red heels!! So good. The skirt is amazing on you.
    Greetje

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Sheila