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Red Rules & A Link-Up

Red Rules, Project Sister Act | Sheela Writes

It’s truly been quite a while

Since the last Project Sister Act post


So much has happened over the past 10 months.  When a group of us paid homage to the 70s.  Or that time when we paired sequins with sneakers for the ultimate in mish-mash.  Or the post which began it all, as we decked out in leather and white.

Red Rules, Project Sister Act | Sheela Writes

Plaid Jacket & Fringed Clutch (Stitch Fix) | Polka Dot Leggings (JC Penny) | Black Bow Button-Down (Forever21) | Sequin Booties (Urbanog) | Preen Oversized Sunnies (Ditto)

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As it was then, Project Sister Act is very close to my heart.  It advocates how women across all age groups (I’m talking about teens to 60s, 70s, 80s), are united in showcasing that style knows no age boundary. That style is indeed an expression of one’s personality, no matter if one’s a product of the 70s or 90s. And that the one same motif can be stylish on any and every woman, regardless of the year she was born.


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Project Sister Act goes hand in hand with the mentality of #iwillwearwhatilike as hosted by my friend and partner in debunking societal perceptions, Catherine.

And I couldn’t be prouder that it’s back.


It is with the utmost pleasure that I introduce the ladies who make up this month’s Project Sister Act with our theme of Red.

Eve, Teens (the world according to eve)

The World According To Eve

Miranda, 20s (shop and twirl)

Shop & Twirl

Miriam, 30s (farm girl miriam)

Farm Girl Miriam

Sheela, 40s (sheela writes)

Red Rules, Project Sister Act | Sheela Writes

Tania, 50s (50 is not old)

50 Is Not Old | Fashion Is Ageless

Greetje, 60s (no fear of fashion)

No Fear Of Fashion

They look absolutely fabulous.  We look absolutely fabulous!!

And here comes another exciting announcement.  My very first link-up.  I’ve been wanting to do this for the longest time and which better post to do it in than Project Sister Act SO please, link away.  This week it’s about Red, yes, but really, you can post outfits of any and every colour.  The theme is (and will always be) optional.

Oh and by the way, I’m ever so grateful for each and every single one of you.

R E A L L Y,  R E A L L Y

Love, Sheela

p/s photos by Sofia Touassa

I link up here.


    • Can you believe the coat arrived just that morning?? Initially I wasn’t even going to keep it because Houston simply doesn’t stay cold long enough to justify another jacket but at the end of the day, the heart wants what the heart wants 🙂 xoxo


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  2. happinessatmidlife says

    Congrats on your new link up and what a fun series. I love red but don’t have much of it in my closet.

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.


    • I love those red heels of yours, Alice, the strappy ones you wore with your striped look. I think red is quite the colour booster for most people 🙂 xoxo


  3. You all look absolutely fabulous indeed.
    I love, love your style so very much.
    Thank you for the invitations.
    Will the link up be every week???


    • Thank you SO much, Sacramento, do you even know how much that means to me coming from a colour and pattern guru such as yourself? 🙂 and yes, the link-up will be every Friday so please do come over, my friend xoxo


  4. I’m so honored to be part of your project Sheela! It’s fun, it empowers women, and it celebrates something we have to do every day anyway: Putting on clothes. It’s sad how the joyful act of choosing an outfit can be such a chore and source of insecurities for women. Putting away with silly rules and giving everybody the freedom to do what the hell they want is so important!!
    Thanks for bringing this amazing project to life.


    • How brilliantly you’ve articulated the situation, Miriam. That’s precisely how the land lies these days. Women are so conscious of what they wear that they ponder long and hard before putting on their clothes. When, in actually, the act of dressing-up is a process which was designed to be undertaken with absolute fun and joy, experienced with utter delight and relish.


    • What a compliment!! Thanks so much, Samantha, I’m rather infatuated with your style myself. I am such a fan of fur. I adore how you’ve taken fur away from being confined to evening activities and/or dressed-up situations when it’s perfectly legitimate (and beautiful) to wear fur pieces during the day, during a casual outing. Fur is lovely for every moment xoxo


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  6. Thank you so much for including me in this amazing group of women! It was so fun seeing everyone’s different looks because we’re all so different. I love that amazing plaid jacket you’re wearing – too cute!


    • Hey Miranda 🙂 I really appreciate your participation in this and I remember how much I adore that bow on your bag. Your style is so classic and timeless, and it’s a wonderful foil to my personal, unapologetically flamboyant sense of dressing xoxo


  7. stinedurfdl says

    Sheela~ I absolutely love the idea of Project Sister Act! How cool to showcase one fashion theme across so many age groups…that is such a powerful way to get the message out there. And how much do I love this outfit? I can’t even tell you because it’s that stellar!


    • OOOOOH. I like stellar. Stellar is good. Stellar works wonders for my ego. Stellar lifts me up to cloud 9. And stellar puts this huge Cheshire cat grin on my face xoxoxo


    • Oh wow. I never thought the phrase “pattern mixing” would be in the one sentence as my name, Rachael. It took me a LOOOOONG time to even acknowledge the act of putting different prints together let alone embrace it GRIN thank you so much!! You’ve no idea how awesome that makes me feel 🙂


    • I know, right?? It’s like about time!! And guess who I’ll be inviting to join Project Sister Act the very instant she turns a year older??? 🙂 XOXO


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  9. asksuzannebell says

    Hi Sheela!
    I am so happy to have found your blog and your link up! All of these ladies look so fabulous, and I love your look as well! I am all about, we should wear whatever we like – no rules, no age. Thanks for putting this together for all of us to enjoy!


    • Suzanne!! Hey 🙂 I’m so glad to finally meet you. Project Sister Act is such a big part of how I view style and confidence and female empowerment 🙂 thank you for visiting. Come back often xoxo


  10. What a fantastic idea. Beautiful ladies, one and all, perfectly owning their own individual style and effortlessly showing how great style truly is ageless.
    I adore your plaid jacket, Sheela, especially paired with the polka dots – inspired! And the sunnies are just the finishing touch on an outfit with serious edge.


    • Thank you so much, Jacqueline. As you know, I’m quite the new explorer when it comes to charting printed territory. It’s an entirely foreign world to me, one I’ve only recent come to grips with and embraced wholeheartedly 🙂 xoxo


    • It is, Andrea, it really is. There’s nothing quite like a band of women getting together sharing a common goal 🙂 xoxo


    • It’s such a steal, Jaymie, from Stitch Fix 🙂 my first box was a massive disappointment and then box #2 comes, and I fall head over heels for the jacket AND that epic fringed clutch. Who could say no to fringe?? Certainly not I.


      • Wait, I must have missed the captions: the jacket and fringe clutch were from Stitch Fix? How much did they cost? They are certainly both beautiful and I feel like they are so you. They are totally my style too. Please let me know more about your experience with Stitch Fix. Thanks.


    • It’s an amazing sight, isn’t it? I’m so deeply invested in the concept behind Project Sister Act, I often can’t see pass the end of my nose. That’s why when I hear positive comments from other women, it’s so encouraging and heartening. Thank you so much, Doreen!!


  11. OK I a hundred percent want to own that jacket there please – LOVES it. Obsessed with it! And I won’t mind having that fringe clutch either…

    Lookin’ good, Sheela! ❤


    • Thank you so much, Aldora 🙂 you know, I count Singapore as my surrogate home. It’s where I had my daughter (she’s a bunny like you) and where I lived/worked for almost 15 years 🙂 xoxo


  12. RetroChicMama says

    This is such an inspired idea Sheela! It’s inclusive which I think is a rare & beautiful thing amongst women. I’ve just returned from a bloggers convention where the women ranged from early twenties to almost sixty. It was heartening to see how easily we all intermingled, shared ideas & experiences. With this attitude we can rule the world!
    Thanks so much for joining me in my first ever link co-hosting experience Sheela, you’re a star xxx


    • I so agree, Michelle, imagine the positive energy and power in a room filled with women of all ages, shapes and races, united by a common love for fashion. And in this instance, as you perfectly phrased, an all inclusive blog post. Each one of them fully subscribed to the concept of style as being a timeless, ageless entity. Something we’re all entitled to 🙂 I really appreciate that you not just linked up, but that you took the time to leave such a insightful comment, Michelle. It makes everything worthwhile xoxo

      p/s don’t be a stranger 🙂


  13. LENPARENT says

    Looking SUPER gorgeous, Sheela. Love your huge sunnies. I love all your outfits ladies. You all ROCK!!!!!!!!! Love this post! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week doll!
    Much love, Len


    • Thank you so very much, Gemma. Red is my absolute fave colour and I really ought to wear it a lot more than I do 🙂 xoxo


    • Ooooh lucky!! I wish I lived in Europe, I would take the tram and cross borders and meet as many of my role models as possible 🙂 xoxo


  14. You all look FANTASTIC in red, Sheela. Red is my favorite color. It is a powerful, bold, feminine, sexy color. I am so glad to join your very first linkup also. Huge congratulations. Great theme for a first week!

    Happy Leap Day! Ada. =)


    • It’s mine, too, Ada, but I rarely ever wear it. Odd, I know. I suppose because being a shy introvert, I’d rather keep the red to my lips and not attract too much attention with wearing it as an outfit 🙂


    • I’ve been meaning to reply you, Ada, yes, the plaid jacket is from Stitch Fix 🙂 click on the link under the second image in this post and it’ll lead you there post haste xoxo


  15. robjodiefilogomo says

    I love the whole theme thing (obviously—since that’s my thing too).
    I’m in awe of you, the way you throw all the rules out and do what you want—and look fabulous doing it! Bravo!! jodie
    ps…so glad to be a part of your first link up—glad you invited me! I picked Nancy’s tunic for the pix since it fit into your red theme!!


    • Because of my deep admiration for you and how you’ve been doing your own version of Project Sister Act (for want of a better description so please forgive me if I offend), you have no idea how much I take your words to heart, Jodie 🙂 thank you so very much!!! xoxo


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    • Thank you so much, Alice. I’ve always enjoyed doing Project Sister Act and I hope I’ll be able to keep it going for the foreseeable future 🙂


  17. This is such a wonderful post, Sheela! I love your outfit, those sequin heels are gorgeous! I love this Sister Act project, it has such a great message! Every woman, regardless of age, should be able to feel stylish and dress in a way that’s reflective of who she is as an individual; all the ladies look lovely! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far 🙂




    • Thank you, Jalisa, so very much!!! You’re right, absolutely right. Every woman should be allowed to exercise her right to feel stylish and awesome and sexy and confident, and dress as she pleases 🙂


  18. Well, well, well! This is awfully successful! Congratulations Dear Sheela!

    You already know how much I adore red and black, so this outfit makes my eyes turn to hearts. We’ve got a little reciprocation going on here, so thank you for coming over and linking to my Kremb de la Kremb Style Stories No. 12 Link Up.

    Again, kudos on your first link up Sheela.

    Love, Annie


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