Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Paisley Pants and Fancy Epaulets

Being sick has left me uninspired wardrobe-wise. I get all whiny. "I don't waaaaannnna pick an outfiiiiit..."
 I try not whine around anyone other than L (saving the best for my sweetie, har har), but I whine in my head a lot. I also swear a lot in my head, but that's another story.


  • Sweater - Smart Set, consignment; first worn here (2nd outfit) in November 2017 with more green
  • Pants - Piazza Sempione, thrifted; last seen here in October 2017 in a million dollar outfit
  • Boots - Coffee Kope Tiam, Fluevog; last worn here in November 2017 as a ringmaster
  • Coat (below) - BCBG Max Azria, thrifted; last seen here in January


It usually takes me 2-3 months to circle back around to items I've worn and liked - I usually spot them when I'm looking up the "last worn/seen here" links, and go, "Oh yeah, I should wear that again," or I'm idly standing in my closet pawing at things for inspiration. As one does.
 This outfit was a bit of the latter. Whichever sweaters/pants are on the bottom of the pile are the next due to be worn, and as I was poking around I noticed the sparkly shoulder epaulets on this sweater. Fancy!

I have another sweater that is nearly the same colour as this one (pic here), and I keep thinking they're the same, so my eye had been passing over it.
I don't own many things that show this much of my back tattoos!
 I liked how the brownish sparkles in the beads went with the brown/taupe tones in the pants. These are pretty outrageous pants - they caused a few mouths to drop in the office today. It's hard to see in pictures, but in addition to the print, the fabric is stitched all over with gold lame (lah-MAY, darlings), and the pants are woven in a paisley texture as well.

Outerwear - one of my favourite looks. I'm very fond of long gloves - I find them romantic.
 I was actually a little too warm in this today - it feels like warmer weather is coming. I could use the physical sunshine!


  • Fur toque - Danier
  • Fur scarf - Danier, thrifted
  • Leather/cashmere gloves - Club Monaco, consignment


The stuff:
 I remember when I bought these boots, at Gravity Pope in Vancouver back in 2011, when L were over for our anniversary - almost 7 years ago, exactly! I first wore them here, when I only had 5 pairs of Fluevogs! I have...erm...a few more pairs now.

Crystal bling:
I'm trying to get myself into a lovey mood, ready for Valentine's Day next week. Be ready for lots of sparkle and red and pink things over the next week!


  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
  • Earrings - Weiss, vintage 60s, vintage fair

18 comments:

  1. Lovely shiny epaulettes, and fabulous pants, such an amazing texture and print! and I love particularly your outerwear, so fab gloves and cute coat!, and you look so elegant!
    besos

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    1. Thank you, my dear! It was a fun outfit to wear!

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  2. I'm sorry to hear you're still sick, but as always I'm impressed by the thought that goes into your outfits despite being unwell. I hope you feel better and get some energy soon! You definitely look like a million bucks, even if you don't feel like it!

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    1. I'm firmly into allergies now - hooray. I'm lucky to have a closet full of things that I love! Thanks, hon.

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  3. Even in sickness you possess an interest in fashion. The way style floats around in your head is something I admire.

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    1. I find solace in fashion - it really is my passion. I can't wait to hang out with you!

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  4. You look absolutely fab, Sheila! You'd never guess you were unwell. I looove those paisley pants! ;) XXX

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  5. I think I caught the bug too, as I was feeling too tired to do much when I got home yesterday. Hence my late comment. The sparkly epaulets make all the difference to the sweater, and I'm swooning over those magnificent paisley pants. Like you, I find solace in fashion. Dressing up does make one feel better! xxx

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    1. Ugh, this time of the year is the worst! I wouldn't have bought the sweater without the epaulets - I need those special details. The pants are truly magnificent in person! That's cool that you get that same thing from fashion - thank you!

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  6. Yes indeed these are fabulous paisley pants. What an extraordinary find! I also find something quite romantic about long leather gloves. Your winter white coat is beautiful. Also, I can relate to standing idly in one’s closet! Lol.

    I too , am feeling a bit under the weather. It’s fashion week and I have missed a fair number of shows. Oh well. I am sure there is another blogger who can cover these adequately. Grateful for now.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. They are pretty fabulous - I'm glad I bought them, although they were a little on the pricey side for thrift. Long gloves are the best! We've had so little sun here, I must have a tough of SAD right now.

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  7. Gorgeous trousers and coat, I also like your red dress and tan boots outfit. Hope the check up was ok.

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    1. Thank you so much, Polly. All good with my teeth right new, phew!

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  8. Working backwards through your posts sweetie, so am not up to speed yet on your illness. In the meantime, you don't look in the least bit whiny - more sparkly and rather fabulous in those adorable trousers (gimme, gimme).

    Anna x

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    1. Ah, I was sick, now I'm not, whine whine! Thank you, Anna!

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  9. I have those moments... and lately I am just looking at what items I want to get rid of and what I can pair them with.
    As much as I love the fabric of these pants, there is something with the width of the hem I am unsure about.

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    1. Yeah, they make my legs look a bit stumpy, especially with the boots. There's no stretch in them, though, so I wouldn't take them in. I still like 'em.

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