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It’s A Blue World



That means Denim too.


Can I tell you something?  No, it’s not (yet) another sordid broadcast secret, pinkie swear.  Here’s the thing.  Up until, hmmm, a year or two ago, I never ever EVER wore blue.  I promise I’m telling the truth.  I felt so utterly uncomfortable in that colour.  It made me uneasy, squeamish even, and I was convinced blue made me look as attractive as a dried-up, week-old coconut husk, like the ones you occasionally stumble upon whilst attempting a romantic sunset stroll along the beach.


Blue just wasn’t for me.

And don’t even get me started on denim.

I’d have frightful flashbacks of lumberjack moments.  Or, worse still, farm hands back in Borneo who went for days with nary a shower nor a toothbrush.  We shan’t even dissect the topics of proper plumbing and sanitary toilet facilities, or the lack thereof.  I realise I’m exaggerating, bordering on hallucinating perhaps, but this fear is as real to me as yours are to you, my friend.  For whatever the reason, blue (for me) was denim, and denim scared me.

Really, really.

Granted I’ve done a single denim piece at a time.  A jacket here.  Or a shirt there.  Even copped out by wearing denim shoes but that was about it.


But there is something which often gets the best of fear.  Something which makes us, or maybe it’s just me, conquer that which unsettles and intimidates us, and sally forth.  I’m talking about vanity.  The desire to puff out our chests and strut.  To peacock.  To parade.  To look good in the eyes of others.  Yes indeed, vanity easily trumps sanity, and, in my case, trounces my fear of D-E-N-I-M.  Completely crushes it.


What, you might be asking, was the catalyst behind this warrior moment?


A trend.

Yes, as simple as that.  A trend.  More specifically, the denim on denim trend I’ve been seeing mushroom across the pages of style influencers who matter.  The blogs of those whose sartorial choices go a long way towards dictating what the rest of us mere mortals will purchase and add to our wardrobes in the seasons to come.  Whilst I’ll never cease to preach that style is ageless, it doesn’t mean I shan’t deign to attempt what appears to be the coolest new kid on the block now, yes?  I mean, being stylish (no matter one’s age) involves spirit and moxie, and the willingness to just do try it.

Even if only once.



Denim bomber jacket.  Denim button-down shirt.  And denim jeans.  With dragon-scale gladiator heels and a milk carton bag to boot.  I’ve been told it’s lactose free.

Love, Sheela

p/s photos by Sofia Touassa

I link up here.


    • I felt I ought to go for broke and just do denim on denim🙂 thank you so much, Kirsten, the next thing I’d love to attempt is stripe upon stripe. Now that’d be a graphic feat xoxo


    • Thank you so much, Courtney!! Those heels are like something out of a dream. They remind me of dragon scales. Or mermaids.


    • Hahahaha I really didn’t think so when I was younger. I was much more tanned then, yet not tanned enough (I felt) to pull off denim so I stayed away. Far away until this🙂 is that bag not the most adorable example of tongue-in-cheek chic?? GRIN


  1. robjodiefilogomo says

    Incredible that you didn’t wear blue!! Because I always feel that there is a shade of EVERY color for any person! But not to lecture (my husband says it’s a terrible habit)—
    and onto this look—-you look hot! Especially because of those shoes—and that very whimsical purse!! jodie


    • I don’t know why either, Jodie, it was an innate aversion to blue. Innate and irrational, I know, it was just there. My husband, on the other hand, wore only blue until he met me. Now he has light grey, silvery grey, lilac, mint, purple and mustard. Woohoo. In another 14 years, I might even be able to sneak in some red and green GRIN xoxo


  2. thestyletune says

    High 5 I did a similar look on the blog yesterday! U own this look!!!


    • Isn’t it, Nora??? I got this one and a cupcake clutch, also an ice cream clutch as well as a diamond. I couldn’t resist, they’re so cheeky🙂 xoxo


    • Never, Ada, I think you may spot three denim looks in total on my blog, and two of which sport the one same denim bomber jacket hahahaha!!! The newsboy cap was such a last minute addition but I adore it too, so thank you🙂 I stole it from my 16 year old actually! xoxoxo


  3. Haha this post was very amusing and your description of why you didn’t wear blue was so descriptive it was giving me anxiety and I love wearing blue and denim so good job there. You look great and I am glad you pulled in more then one denim choice in. Trends are something I am guilty of falling into here and there even if almost late into it. It’s good to be called out on it though or realize we do it.
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo


    • Ha!! Thank you, Rachel🙂 I really experienced nausea and a sense of queasiness, I swear. It took a while but now, blue and I are closer to bonding than ever before. Ish. OMG me too, I’m always late to the party. The jumpsuits, the brogues, the pantone 2016 colours, and now denim on denim. You and I, we ought to start a group of late bloomers xoxo

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  4. Oh, those Shoes!!!! I am seriously in Lust. Also you look great in blue, so I am glad a trend made you give it a chance. Lactose free? I am dying of laughter!


    • Those shoes are divine but definitely not made for walking, my friend. I couldn’t wait to wiggle my feet out of them once we were done!!! Isn’t that bag adorable🙂


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  6. You look fabulous in blue. You are not alone in the issue with denim. It is not my favorite and I could say quite a bit about the influx of denim in every fashion magazine. A quality pair of jeans every now and again are nice to have on hand, as well as a cute denim quarter jacket.

    Thank you for joining us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Olivia, co-hostess
    Reinvented Collection


    • Hahaha yes the influx has been more of a completely sweeping flood of chambray!! I quite agree with you, Olivia, I don’t mind denim in small doses OR once in a long while OR in any other colour but blue🙂 thank you so much for stopping by, I love it when thoughts are shared xoxo


  7. No Fear of Fashion says

    And here you are denim on denim. Very brave. And you look good in it. I love that bag, so funny. The shoes are as great as all your shoes.
    For me.. I have worn denim forever, just not near my face and I don’t particularly like denim on denim. Too boring for me. Forgive me my frankness, don’t want to trash your look, it is just not for me. But I have to say I don’t have such a cute hat, bag or sandals..


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