Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Lady Garden of Delight Skirt

I loved today's outfit. I always feel good in red - it's my power colour!
I also had to really showcase this fabulous skirt, which I've decided to call the Lady Garden of Delight skirt. Thank you to Melanie for the snazzy name!

  • Sweater - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in September with painty poppies 
  • Skirt - no label, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here last Friday for $19.99
  • Shoes - Marc; last seen here in March with a lot of dots
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather

I stuck to a red palette as a background - the skirt is definitely the star. It's a Garden! It's a Lady Garden! It's the Lady Garden of Delight!

Over the day, the elasticized sides of the skirt (go look at the pictures of it from when I bought it to see them better) gave way, which actually gave me a lot of comfort in the waistband. We don't need no stinking elastic!

Other than that, it was lovely to wear, although the length did limit my stride length somewhat.
I totally lucked out on the fit of this - I couldn't try it on! This is why I shop with a tape measure.

I look so mysterious! I'm doing one of my usual glove/scarf combos (in grey), with a real fur scarf and wool fingerless gloves. The hat is vintage and kept the rain off me while I was out and about. I worked in this, then bused to the dentist for a cleaning, then bused back to town for a haircut. And now I'm home and I'm hungry!

The stuff:
I just adore these shoes - they are pretty comfortable for a full day on my feet. I've had them since October 2013 and have worn them at least 20 times.

Big ol' bling:
I grabbed the necklace at the last minute this morning - I felt like I needed something bigass at the top of my outfit.

  • Earrings - vintage 60s, vintage fair
  • Necklace - Nygard, consignment

 I caught Vizzini napping on the "cuddle benches" this morning.
"Zzzz...kitty to chew..."
I had to get a little closer.
"Mmm...Woman, must you do this? Let me nap."
He's giving me a look. Better run!


  1. Oh, that skirt! Love the red palette and especially love your smile, which shows just how much you love the outfit.

  2. Ohhhh, such a fabulous skirt, its hem is pretty amazing and I love those beautiful colors (Red!!)!
    You rock red and look gorgeous!

  3. Fantastic skirt! Love the hemline. Beautiful with the red car coat.

  4. Such a great first wearing of that skirt and a lovely name for it too. It fits you perfectly, what a smart idea with the tape measure! The red is just perfect with it, you look great.

    1. I had to pick a name I can search on! Thanks, Mica!

  5. Gorgeous ! the skirt looks even better on that on the hanger - what a great find my dear Sheila ;)

    1. I'm so chuffed at finding it, thanks, Lorena!

  6. I'd already admired the skirt in a previous post, but it's even better looking on you. What an amazingly cheerful outfit. Red is such a powerful colour. Oh, and I shop with a tape measure too ... xxx

  7. Sheila,

    I usually always like your outfits, but this one....oh my! I LOVE every.single.thing about it the skirt, shoes, blouse, coat, hat, scarf, gloves! Talk about purr-faction!

    1. Wow, that's high praise, thank you so much, Larissa!

  8. Sheila, that shot, the one with coat, hat et al, wow is the best, THE BEST, total outfit shot of yours, ever! I totally love the from-another-era feel - it's mysterious, yes, but glamorous in a timeless way too. Fantastic x

    1. Oh, thank you, Anna! That is so sweet of you!


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