Sunday, October 23, 2016

T-shirt and Jeans My Way

Occasionally I'm asked by people who see me often if I ever go out wearing a plain t-shirt and pair of jeans.  When I go to the gym on the weekend and am coming straight home afterwards, I have been known to throw on a t-shirt and a pair of jeans for convenience sake, but it always feels like a muted version of "me".

It was darn cold here on Saturday (a high of 8 degrees celsius and a brisk wind) so layers were required, and I ended up wearing, what was in essence, a t-shirt and a pair of jeans.  However, it was my version - the long-sleeved t-shirt is an official Cirque du Soleil brand shirt that incorporates different fabrics (thrifted for $7, original price between $50 and $60), and the jeans are a pair of old Levi's 501's that had been made into a skirt by Melinda (aka The Sentimentalist) back in the day, customized with bleach.  It was a maxi skirt when I bought it from her, but she's taller than I am, so I chopped off several inches to make it calf-length on me.

I'm not a big fan of lettering on my clothing but at least the word "dream" is fairly innocuous, and the graphics are cool.  If you've never seen a Cirque du Soleil show,  I would recommend that everyone see at least one if they come to a venue near you.

My hair had been freshly shorn and I forgot how cold your head gets when not insulated by hair.   Winter is not the best time of year to be sporting a modified mohawk. I have a couple of very warm hats, but it wasn't quite THAT cold, so I found an inexpensive touque in the Halloween section at Shopper's Drug Mart.  I sense a theme.

I was wearing a coat (I will not freeze for style) which I found at Talize a month or so ago.  It's wool and quite warm, and I fell hard for the giant collar and flounces (and the $17 price tag), even though they make me look bigger and boxy.  Heck, we all look larger in the winter anyway!

The collar is excellent as a disguise if I wish to go incognito.

Heather was kind enough to stand in the cold and take these photos, but now it's time for a hot beverage - Gotta Go!

21 comments:

  1. I completely adore this whole outfit, toque, coat and all, and would wear it myself. Love that multi-fabric tee, the bleach-splattered skirt, the Docs, your fabulous hair! Happy almost Hallowe'en!

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    1. Happy "Almost Halloween" to you too! I'm sure you have a fabulous costume planned.

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  2. You are absolutely fabulous in these wonderful clothes. I'm drooling over the $7 Cirque du Soleil top - My eldest son shouted J.B. and me to Cirque 12 years ago and I was blown away by it. And in 5 weeks we are taking our 9 year old grand daughter (who's into anything creative and theatrical, including her dress style) to see their production of KOOZA which is touring Australia. Can't wait! Love the jeans skirt and worn with the Doc Martins your whole look is wonderful (I also note your beautiful eyebrows which you talked about on a recent blog!). And topping all this magnificence with such a coat! Wow! Wow! and more !!! xx

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    1. I've seen two of their shows live, and watched several others on television. I'm sure your granddaughter will love it!

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  3. Love your version of jeans and a t-shirt, I must say! But I must correct you - you do not look big nor boxy in the slightest in that wonderful coat; all the volume is clearly fabric, and you look as though you are quite small inside it. Wool is the best for coziness 💙🐑

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  4. Love this outfit! Especially the skirt.

    Hooray for Talize!

    This change in the weather is a bit of a bummer. I was hoping it would stay warm till November. I'll never learn.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  5. That's the best jeans and tee shirt combo I've ever seen!
    That coat is frill-tastic! I love all those insane ruffles, just the thing to add some winter cheer to the mean streets of London. xxx

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  6. Hope you will get in touch when you come to see Mel, in Vancouver.Some thrifting and lunch would be great, or some unlikely event, again. I see the Met will be doing Comme des Garcons for the ball in 2017 and an exhibit. I would love to see it. Have you see the doc: First Monday in May?

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    1. I will definitely let you know the next time I going to be in Vancouver. I haven't seen the documentary you mention so I will have to look it up.

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  7. Best jeans and T combo ever! Of course -> that's Shelley style. The incognito coat is not only super interesting but come REAL winter it's always great to disappear into one's collar. Your hair is growing so fast! You will need cone hats soon. I love these photos Heather took. It's always so much more fun when photos are taken with friends. Keep warm!

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  8. The entire outfit is great, but i LOVE that coat!! Talize is fabulous, I just wish it was in my area of the city. It seems like such a long drive up to Huron/Highbury from the southwest end of the city lol.

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    1. Talize is at least a 45 minute bus ride for me (I have to take two buses)but I will make an effort to go at least twice a month.

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  9. OMG I want that coat!!!!
    Fabulous!

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  10. love that you're wearing a t-shirt and jeans Your Way, they look really cool and comfy, with your pretty boots, and your skirt is a fabulous piece which adds texture and interest!. And I'm loving your coat, all those flounces!!
    besos

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  11. You're always so creative. I love the jean skirt and all the pieces that you combined with its edgy look. And that coat! Divine, especially with the pink fingerless gloves. Brava!

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  12. And you did it your way, but of course. You look great, Shelley! Everything works to a 'T.' And that coat, too. Can't get any better than your jeans, tee, docs, et al.

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  13. Sweet outfit. I also don't like words on my clothes, I'm not a billboard. Making skirts out of jeans is something I did way back in the day, it's a fun way to keep the loved to -almost- death jeans alive. Winter? I heard a rumor about that. It's still in the 80's down in the South.

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  14. Oh my that coat is so fabuloso! Love your graphic tee too. xo
    -Patti

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  15. I love the blue skirt with the blue shiny shoes and the fun T-shirt. It is such a well balanced outfit.
    Perhaps for your cold head you could also wear hats? I have bought three of them recently, but I still have to say to myself "come on, put that thing on". I am not Judith the Style Crone. But I want to give it a try.
    Greetje
    PS or faux fur hats/bonnets?

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  16. What a new fashion ! I have never looked like that It is totally different and unique piece. It is best to make a funny moment also. Buy the distinct types of Cheap Funny T Shirts at affordable price.

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