Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kansas Vs Oz

 
  She had lost all her energy, motivation, and creative inspiration.  The world had become colourless and drab 

AND THEN........

There, in all its jewel-coloured glory was....THE JACKET.  Not just any jacket, mind you, but the magical, multi-coloured jacket of joy

With this jacket, all was possible.  Purpose and energy restored, she raced off to her next adventure!
Jacket of Joy - The Sentimentalist
grey and black striped top - 69 Vintage in Toronto
black skirt - by Simpli, retail
leather converse - From Mars

Many thanks to the collage queen, sassy Sarah of Misfits Vintage, for inspiring me to get creative with Photoshop, and to Melanie of Bag and a Beret, who is unafraid to throw herself into a character to better show off an outfit, for inspiring me to break out of my posing rut.  Check out these two wonderful blogs, authored by 40+ creative, super-stylish women with oodles of personality and  wicked senses of humour.

17 comments:

  1. Holy cow Shelley, are you ever adorable! Love the pics, the story, and the Jacket of Joy - so much fun.

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  2. Ooh here's you being all fabulous and creative and inspirational... and giving ME a shout out! Thanks so much! I LOVE this fantastic colour combo - and your awesome photoshopping. BRILLIANT! Sarah xxx

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  3. Aaah, this is great!! I mean, it was awesome enough just in the first photo with that attitude. Then scrolling down, POW! You must be feeling better too. ;)
    Yay, you're back in business!

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  4. Love the late "80s/early '90s old school hiphop vibe of that jacket!
    Think I feel some electric boogaloo coming on... ;-)

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  5. Ha, channelling Sarah and Melanie is just the tonic any blogger needs to get them out of a slump!
    Great photos, Shelley, and just look at the fabulous colours on the Jacket of Joy. You really can't be down hearted while wearing that, can you? xxxx

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  6. I think I heard the angel chorus singing when you revealed that jacket of a million colours. Your poses are excellent for this fun narrative. And when your runners are from Mars, I would expect no less. Thanks for the mention! Glad the elves could be of service.

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  7. Who couldn't fail to be inspired by Sarah and Melanie? That jacket is so cheery and fabulous, you look brilliant! xxx

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  8. Both worthy ladies to be inspired by! Love the jacket and the fun you're having here Shelley!

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  9. Glorious! Isn't it amazing how a jacket of joy can change life's trajectory and with these photos you made my day. Sarah and Melanie inspire me, as do you!

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  10. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that pop of colour breaks all the rules, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    Love, love, love.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  11. That jacket is so fabulously 1980s! Love your posing.

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  12. Fabulous and entertaining post! Melanie is one of my favorites...so on your recommendation, I must check out Sarah!

    I do so relate to a posing rut! Thanks for the inspiration my dear!

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  13. Love the character yes! i could never do that, sorry to say but i do put together kick ass outfits!
    Do you really wear this to work? if yes, i am so happy- i am not the only one! and you inspire me to go even crazier! I have been a bit down these past few days your cheered me up girl!

    Ariane xxxx

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    1. Yes, I really wore this to work! Your bold colour mixing inspires me as well, and I am so happy to have been able to make you smile.

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    2. Even Toto would grin at this one! Love it!

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