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Real Is Rare & A Link-Up | Sheela Writes

Real Is Rare & A Link-Up

Be yourself. How vague is that.   Be yourself – quite possibly the most commonly used phrase in the history of individualist-based advice.  Be yourself.  What does it even mean, to be yourself?  And is it really as easy as it sounds?  Oscar Wilde once said with his usual wit, “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”. As humorous as this might seem, it’s a basic summation of the truth.  I mean, how could you possibly be yourself if (1) you don’t know who you are; and (2) you don’t accept yourself the way you are.  Agreed? Find yourself and define yourself on your terms. Let me (attempt to) do that.  Here and now. The first thing that comes to mind is I need to decipher what it is that I value.  Since that will help me piece together which attributes make me, me.  I suppose one way is to review choices I’ve made, and roads I’ve travelled.  The things I would do in a heartbeat, and things that I wouldn’t.  All of which have, …

Silence & A Link-Up

Silence & A Link-Up

Not a creature was stirring, No, not even a mouse.   It’s been awfully quiet in Sheela land of late.  In fact, I’ve not written a single blog post since last Friday, and no, it’s not a delayed April Fool’s day gag.  The statute of limitations on that one ran out a clear week ago.  I’ve had the oddest three weeks.  First, a stubborn bout of bronchitis which ran its course until last weekend.  Then on Sunday night, the funniest (read: weird) thing happened.  My skin started to hurt.  Like burnt skin.  Raw.  Torturous to the touch. I DID SAY IT WAS WEIRD Imagine needing to heed the call of nature.  You laugh but trust me, it was excruciating.  I started drinking less in the hopes that I wouldn’t have to go to the bathroom all too often but that only worked up to a point.  I had to walk around the house in my birthday suit (when no one else was around, of course) because each time fabric touched my skin, I wanted to …

Lazy Dressing

Yes, graphically speaking, I’m being corny. Must be something to do with what I’m wearing. Are you like me in that, when I don’t know what to wear (I’m clearly a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants person when it comes to clothes), I systemically pull out pieces in Black or Black and White?  For instance, you’ve seen the same top here, earlier in the year. And here too. Thankfully I had the sense to wear different shoes for this third showing. Clearly, there’s a pattern. Some call it a signature style. Others, safe (afterall, it’s hard to go wrong with Black. Or White. Or the two together).  Me? I call it as it is, and that’s lazy dressing. I kept the accessories all in the same palatte. It was just easier. Tell me, what do YOU do on lazy dressing days?  What are your go-to colours/pieces? Love, Sheela p/s photos by Eve pp/s top from Shasa, Skirt from Free People, clutch and booties from Shoedazzle Linking up with The Stylish Housewife, Trend Spin, Fresh Fashion Forum, Two Peas In …

Of Tutus & David Bowie

Once upon a time, I too was enamoured of Ms Bradshaw and her wardrobe. In fact, I still am very much an aficionado. However, it wasn’t until now that I’ve plucked up sufficient courage to  don a tutu myself. And I must confess, it is such a liberating sensation. No, not because of the breezy, sweeping skirts, cheeky. There’s just something in being an adult wearing a not-all-that-grown-up tutu skirt. I love it. And then there’s Bowie. Mr Ziggy Stardust himself. The fashion adventurer of the 70s. The risk-taker. The icon. It was only fitting that le tutu should meet le Bowie. In my books, anyway. It was also time to showcase this amazing Kente Tribal Clutch I’d recently acquired. Is it not something else? The colours oh so vibrant and full of life. That baroque ring is a gift from Eve.  She knows me. This yellow beaded J Crew wonderment is both necklace and belt and layered bracelet and, for all intents and purposes, a headband today. Yes, those are the famed Jeffrey Campbell …

The 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards

I received my invite by hand, but of course. Personally delivered by a line-up of eye candy boys men, all ripped and wearing tees so tight they left little to the imagination. How could I say no? It is, after all, the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. As we all know, I’ve never been one to blend in with the sea of taffeta and lace and gowns and trinkets. Instead, I plan on taking the Janelle Monáe route. Jacket, Free People. Leggings, lord knows. Inner Chiffon Top, Stylemint. Lacy Bra, La Perla. Eye and cheek make-up from Wet n Wild, Smashbox Double Exposure, LORAC Afterglo and Kat Von D. Black Suede Heels with Ruffles, Bakers. Neckpiece, JCrew. Lipstick, MAC Heroine. Whirligig, all mine. Walking the tightrope of reality has never been more fun. See you at SAG tonight, 8/7c. Love, Sheela p/s As always, photo credits to Eve.