Saturday, October 27, 2012

Red October

Ambassador X along with two of her cohorts have been held against their will by Rupert Retail and his henchmen in an abandoned warehouse. Her special thrifting powers have been reduced to fatally low levels because she's been deprived of seeing the color red for months.


 My mission: To infiltrate the building undetected and allow Ambassador X to see my outfit in all it's red glory to restore her mega thrifting powers. The fact that it's mixed prints and mostly thrifted will only maximize the effect.
I must hurry and locate the shut-off valve. The effects of the spiked frozen yogurt I gave the guard will wear off in mere minutes!


I really hope the Ambassador likes my outfit. I kind of put it together at the last minute. This sassy red trench's last appearance was back in February here. The skirt was last seen in action here, and the blouse here.



If I'd been called upon to complete this mission just 5 short years ago, I wouldn't have been able to do it. I just absolutely did not wear red! I felt it wasn't my color, but I decided to give it a go one day and realized it suits me after all. I've been hooked ever since.


Mixing prints has never been a problem though, I was doing that back in high school. My feelings are, as long as the colors coordinate, then it's ok to mix the prints. Easy!


Have you ever become fixated with a color or particular pieces of clothing in your closet and you just wear them to death for about a month? I'm obviously going through a red phase. I believe it all started with the acquisition of this red dress. For some reason I've also been obsessed with this skirt and plaid blouse. I've worked out at least three other ways to wear them together.


There's nothing like a comfy shoes, easy fitting skirt and blouse and a trench in a fun color to get a lady through the day's missions. 
Ambassador X is safe, her thrifting powers have been fully restored. The thrifting community can breath a sigh of relief. Unfortunately, in the fray Rupert Retail escaped. No worries though, he can't run forever. Sooner or later, he'll end up in a thrift store or yard sale and I'll nab him!


October isn't over yet and neither is my red phase. What are you fixated with this month, a purse, an accessory, a piece of jewelry? Hope you're indulging some of your own obsessions as well. I'll be linking up at Monday Mingle and  Patti's Visible Monday.
Until we meet again, live long, thrift, wear red and prosper.

The End.

Style Agent 909's wardrobe on this mission:
Gallery red trench: thrifted
Liz Claiborne plaid blouse: thrifted
Jones New York skirt: thrifted
Gianni Bini sling back clogs: via Dillard's
Fossil purse: via Dillard's (on clearance last year)







31 comments:

  1. This is better than Saturday morning cartoons! So suspenseful with both danger and intrigue. Even exhaustion after your mission shines sexily on you in that red agent trench.

    I've got the flavor for the knit dress thing right now but can't find one with the right cut yet. I'm on a mission!

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    1. knit dresses! Yes! I've been bitten by that bug. Picked up a couple that I really like. Good luck on your mission.

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    2. Sheila, yes I am a cougar as a matter of fact. Hubs is 10 years my junior. ROARRRRR! Oh wait, maybe I'm suppose to be purrrring.

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  2. What an entertaining story. :) Love the trench and yes red looks gorgeous on you!

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    1. Hey Daisha, thanks for dropping by. Waiting for another round of "Who Wore It Best" between you and your daughter...

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  3. Oh my gosh, what an awesome post! I laughed, I cried, I desired to thrift red clothing! I've been wearing autumn colours all month and I just love it. I'm really jazzed about my November outfit now.

    Love your shoes.

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  4. You are super cool, Style Agent 999 :)

    Red loves you, sweetie, just LOVES you!

    I think a color I keep coming back to, albeit a less exciting one than red, is gray.

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  5. Oh style agent 999 you've done a marvelous job! What a fun post. I'm glad you're getting into red because it looks superb on you! Love the pattern mixing here!

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  6. Your creativity has inspired me once again. I must go to my closet and check out the red! I know it's there!

    Since October isn't over, what gorgeous red ensemble do you have to show us next?

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  7. A really original and entertaining post. Cute ensemble, especially that red jacket. Great find.

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  8. Oh my gosh...this is so funny!
    Love the plaid top and the red coat....deliicious

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  9. Love this post! LOL. I especially like the little kitty meow behind the door. And those valves, thank goodness you could deactivate the de-colourizer because you look smashing in RED!! Red, red, red. Gorgeous.

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  10. Gorgeous in red. Wonderful post.
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  11. Haha! Fun post! You look great in red so understand why you're obsessed. That red trench is fab!

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  12. The only thing more attractive than the color red is your growing confidence. :)

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  13. Sheila-ROFLMBO!!! What a fun post!! and yes--you look FABULOUS in red!!

    Be safe in the storm this week!!

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  14. I'm so relieved that Agent 909 is back, saving us all from the dreaded Retail Rupert, with his nefarious, expensive and cunning ways!! He's a sly, persuasive one, that Rupert. I know. I've fallen under his spell more than once. You definitely foiled him in your glorious RED. I feel like I can breathe a little more easily, thanks to your creative intervention. More, please!!

    Signed,

    Your Friend in Thrift

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  15. Loved the suspense! You are a talented screenwriter, SA909. And you look fab in red, with great mixing of prints. Thanks for linking up your multi-talented self to Visible Monday.

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  16. What an entertaining blog post! I love a good mystery and a good dose of red. So glad you saved the day because all that red is fabulous.

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  17. All that suspense, intrigue, sexy redness, and a happy ending too. Not to mention a strong female role model and a moral/ ethical lesson. Oh, and great dialogue, action, photography and fashion. Did someone say Oscar?

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  18. LOL! Cute post. Love the vibrant colors, too!! I tried to become your newest follower but got an error message. Sorry! Glad to have found you via Visible Monday, though.

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  19. wonderful location and outfit! I love your shoes and shirt+skirt combo so much!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  20. Awesome post, thank you!!! Love, love your style, dear~!

    I am a new follower now.
    And I will be SOO happy, if you follow me:-)

    Kisses from Russia!

    Tatiana

    http://www.bonnie23blog.blogspot.com/

    ♥ GIVEAWAY on my blog!!! / Dress Love ♥

    http://www.bonnie23blog.blogspot.com/2012/10/giveaway-dress-love.html

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  21. I love all the red! It all goes so perfectly. The coat is the perfect completer piece.

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  22. sheila you are a wonderful story teller! i'm hooked too. when red gives you such an inspiration please wear it every day.

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  23. Haha too cute! I'm loving your creative posts! And, you look fantastic in RED!

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  24. Great story! Love it and the outfit too.

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  25. First time reader, and will be back! Completely adorable. I would not have thought to put this outfit together if the pieces had been hanging side by side in my closet for a billion years. Just too sleek, young lady. Thanks for all!

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  26. You are too funny. Lovely photo shoot though the background worked.
    The outfit is great.

    Visiting from monday mingle.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com/2012/10/who-is-wearing-kika-sylvia.html

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  27. LOVE this super-bright saturated red on you - it's one I can't wear, but looks marvellous here - and your pattern mix, and you amazing mission. Well done!!!

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