My New York moment.
Immortalised and multiplied.
Isn’t it amazing how far one can come, and without even realising it?
For those who are new to Sheela’s world, when I first began writing on this blog, my images were taken by my daughter, Eve, with my iPhone, and lord knows she did her level best but they were very different from the glossy numbers which currently dot the cyber pages of Sheela Writes. Glossy, colourful photos of yours truly strutting and pouting (and occasionally also guffawing her head off), walking to the beat of my own drum on the streets of New York City.
A far cry indeed, from those hasty shots snapped in between her finishing up homework and my preparing dinner, in (the comfort and safety of) my (oh so private) backyard. My poor baby, a tough time I did give her.
I L O V E Y O U, B O O ! ! !
So imagine how tickled pink I am, to present to you today, our second installment of The Fab 40s featuring me (and mah ladies), clad in pastel pink and black, parading in a perfectly nonchalant fashion along 8th Avenue, just adjacent to Times Square, with nary a care in the world.
A pastel pink and black ensemble in my current go-to combination of big, fuzzy, statement coat paired with something monochromatic underneath in a supremely contrasting colour, finished off with kickass boots.
Keeps me warm. And toasty. And as snug as a bug in a rug.
Whilst looking stylish.
And that is the theme for this month’s rendition of The Fab 40s.
Looking stylish and staying warm during this erratic weather.
Which isn’t quite as simple as one might think. I know I’ve personally had quite the challenge adapting to the whims and fancies of our
crazy unpredictable Houston weather. Why, we’ve had four snowfalls in the past two months alone, imagine that!!! While over in the North Pole, it’s 40 degrees warmer now than the same time a year ago.
Thankfully, when Ann came up with this theme, I was in New York where (as we know) it’s consistently damn cold all day long, all Winter long. In fact, when I was there, it got no warmer than -2 Celsius for the most part so dressing for this month’s theme was easier for me.
Oh what fun we had with this one.
By the by, I’m laughing so hard because we’d been trying so hard to get nice, clean shots but there was always one photo bomber after another after another and yet another. Finally, I just threw my arms up in resignation, and took a more casual approach.
Anyway, we all adopted the, “more is more” route.
A N D W E N T T O T O W N
Join me now in gushing over my fellow Fab 40 females, and their individual interpretations of what it means to be dressed stylishly even as they’re staying nice and warm.
Ann, Kremb de la Kremb
She looks like that colour-obssessed lady who makes wearing rainbow shades just look so damn cool. What an amazing juxtaposition of textures and prints, and that backdrop is so super perfect too. I’d say Ann’s look isn’t just stylish and warm, it’s also fun!!
Mary, Curly Byrdie Chirps
How uber cool does Mary look in this look that screams, “I just threw this together”?? Infinitely casual with that denim jumpsuit then we have the fur stole as well as opulent blazer adding immeasurable dollops of street cool. And leather gloves for extra ooomph.
Suzy, Suzy Turner
Yes, we voted unanimously to have Suzy as a permanent member of the Fab 40s for too many reasons to delve into but mainly because she’s just that cool. I’m a HUGE fan of how she’s incorporated bright, brilliant colours into her outfit.
Jennie, A Pocketful Of Polka Dots
I look at Jennie and I instantly think jetsetter. I mean, that fur coat. And those leggings. And them sunnies. Those delicate touches of gilded gold. How her quilted bag instantly adds plush. There’s a beautiful luxe vibe to the entire outfit that is very appealing.
Our guest blogger this month is none other than the shoot-straight-from-the-hip Ashley from Fancy Stuff & Pretty Things. I’m quite impressed with how someone could make low heels (read: less than 3″) look that good. It helps that she’s the complete opposite of being vertically challenged as I am, of course, but I do feel it requires a certain sense of savoir faire to make Mary Janes, flats, and anything with a chunky heel appear sophisticated and chic.
I’m fully appreciating how Ashley went for a business look with no fur nor oversized coat in sight. Love love love.
And, of course, there’s me.
Suddenly realising that I’m wearing the very same pair of boots from last month’s theme. Oy.
Blush Faux Fur Jacket (c/o Forever21) | Violet Velvet Corset Boots (c/o ShoeDazzle) | Purple Eelskin Crossbody & Sweater (Vintage) | Velvet Shorts (H&M)
How do you stay warm AND stylish??
Are you the oversized jacket sort?
p/s my photos are by Sofia Touassa
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