Friday, September 16, 2016

Two-Fer: Thursday Sheer Dots and Teal and Friday Fringe-O-Rama

Woo, it's the weekend! I'm about to go out for dinner (that outfit will be included in Sunday's wrap-up of the weekend), so let's see if I can get this post up in...30 minutes. And...go!
This is the replacement skirt for the silver polka-dot skirt here that I passed along.


  • Sweater - Dalkeith, vintage 60s, thrifted; last worn here in March with that silver dotty skirt
  • Skirt - Orenzo, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in June with these same shoes
  • Shoes - Channi B; last worn here in August with green and some sheen

I prefer this skirt - I like the length, the better quality polyester weave, the gold dots (not regularly spaced) and the fact that it was made in Italy (not China). Also, my mother-in-law bought it for me, so aw...
I've done the lining "hem" (i.e. I raggedly hacked at it with scissors) on this one too, which you can sort of see.

The stuff:
Awesomely comfy shoes! These carried me through a very hectic day, followed by my WW meeting, followed by Book Club.

Pearly bling:
I'm having a pearl moment.


  • Necklace - Joe Fresh, thrifted
  • Earrings - thrifted


Book Club was late (wine! conversation! chocolate! cheese!), so no blogging last night, and I didn't even put an outfit together. For shame, Sheila.
My half-assed attempt at a last-minute outfit is not that bad. Could have been worse, could have been better.


  • Kimono thing - Design Lab; last seen here in January while fully fringed
  • T-shirt - Plum; last worn here (2nd outfit) in March with maxi plaid
  • Pants - Banana Republic, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $24.95
  • Shoes - Noa Noa, consignment; last seen here in August with double baby blues


I love this topper piece and wanted to wear it. I started there...hey, it goes with these new pants I bought. I loved wearing the pants - they are really stretchy, although you can't see the awesome texture/pattern of them in these shots (worth looking at the purchase link above so you can see the nice jacquard weave of them).
Sure! Then I need a top. Hmmm...a black one, yes?
Shiny top!
My "I don't want to go to work" slouch.

The stuff:
Comfy, easy shoes for running around. I had a mostly frustrating morning, but by afternoon I was all chill again. Yeah, let it go, first world problems, these things won't matter in a week, a month, a year. I am learning to be more chill instead of a spaz (although being a spaz comes naturally to me, hee hee).

Silver bling:
Much badassery in the bling department today.


  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Cage cuff - Bauxo
  • Bangle - local
  • Earrings - local
  • Red/silver ring - gift from Cindy
  • Shield ring - Nine West


We have a mostly relaxing weekend ahead with very few things on the schedule. L and I both need it. Vizzini, what about you? Plans?
"I have a strict napping schedule."
I think he has the right idea! A very happy weekend to you, my friends!

(And this whole post took less than 30 minutes to write, including uploading/editing my pictures - go, me! Off to dinner!)

16 comments:

  1. Hope you had a fun time at dinner! :)

    I love your second outfit - you know I have a fondness for kimonos :) I think the red and black work nicely with the print on it too.

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    1. We had a lovely dinner, thank you, Mica! Yes, this was fun to wear - I wish the print of the pants showed better in photos.

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  2. A spotty skirt - how lovely and I love the green top and the fabulous shoes!

    I also thought your trousers looked great - you can't beat a bit of texture on a pant. The kimono was cool and the silver necklace and shoes really set it all off.

    Hope you have a very chilled weekend!

    Veronica
    vronni60s.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Veronica! The green sweater is one of my vintage treasures. Thanks, the trousers are taking a bit of getting used to.

      I did! The post will be up next. :)

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  3. The replacement spotty skirt is beautiful, a great length too. Your busy days really are busy aren't they? I feel a bit of a slob sometimes when I see how much you do after work - the most I do is slip into my pj's. Your half hearted outfit was fine, made all the more fine by that super little top. Wishing you a great week ahead x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Thank you, Anna! I like it so much better than the silver/H&M version. Yes, my job is go-go-go, it never stops, and I'm run off my feet. I am in constant "react and take care of things" mode. I need those after-work things to unwind and relax! Thank you so much. Happy weekend to you!

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  4. Both are great looks - I'd love to see that polka dot skirt with a white button down shirt.

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    1. You'll never see that! I so rarely wear a white shirt with anything.

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  5. You have some awesome shoes, Sheila! I'm in awe of your blogging stamina and wonder what inspires you and motivates you to keep up this pace? I did love the first short skirt but this long sheer one is absolutely beautiful (and yes, made in Italy is heaps better!). xx

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I'm not entirely sure why I blog at the pace I do (5+ posts a week). I guess because I CAN. My posts take maybe 30 minutes at the most (the weekend ones take 1-2 hours, depending on how much there is). Posting encourages me to be mindful about my weight (a big thing for me) and caring for myself; I love the feedback from all you lovely readers too! I do have it down to a reliable routine, so it feels like part of my day vs. a chore.

      I agree, this skirt is better.

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  6. Thanks for answering my questions, Sheila. You provide inspiration, fun, glamour, interesting fashion and otherwise knowledge and a vital social connection for me to you and your other fabulous readers. Thanks also for taking the time to reply to your readers, I really appreciate that too. xx

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    1. Any time! Thanks for asking them! Aw, you're so nice... :)

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