Sunday already? Where did the weekend go?
Well, I'll tell ya. Here's Friday's outfit:
These are also my new-to-me white denim cropped shorts (Kasmira called them "jorts" here), purchased here in April for $5.00.
here), and my rocker accessories.
The blue cami is never worn on its own; it's not part of the capsule.
I ended up wearing the top snap of the jacket done up all day.
As I had envisioned, I've had to spot-clean and wash both the jacket and the pants already! Dang, pad thai is messy to eat!
Jacket (Willi Smith, consignment), cami (Plum), pants (Contrast, thrifted), sandals (Enzo Angiolini, consignment), belt (swap from Ruth), studded cuff (80s), black cuff (Guess, thrifted).
After work on Friday, Elaine and I met for dinner and a drink, then took the bus to check out the new Banana Republic that just opened in town - I've only ever been to BR in Vancouver once, so I was excited; however, thrifting has spoiled me for shopping new. All I could think was which stuff I'd want to thrift - it's all so expensive, but the quality is good. I quite liked the new Trina Turk designs - very Pucci-esque.
I mostly bought accessories to enliven my June neutrals, but found some great bargains. I bought a bunch at Le Chateau:
I found an awesome pair of leather fingerless gloves at Danier for $19.00:
I always stock up on tights out of season. The Gap has these two marked down to $4.97 a pair:
I couldn't resist this gorgeous and colourful bag at Aldo:
It totally reminded me of a rip-off of some high-end designer bag, like Coach or Louis Vuitton.
On Saturday, I got up early and went to my WW meeting. From there, I bused to town and hit a bunch of thrift and consignment stores that I rarely go to.
This is my chocolate brown cardi (last worn here), and this is my original Trina Turk sweater that I got on consignment for $20 back in March 2011.
here), and they were awesome for a full day of shopping! It was a very windy day, so my skirt billowed, and my bright yellow vintage silk scarf (thrifted for a couple of bucks a few months ago) fluttered.
I was exhausted by the time I met up with my girlfriends for drinks at 4pm. L came down and picked me up and from there we went to a friend's for BBQ and board games. A long and tiring - but fun! - day!
Cardigan (Alternative Apparel, thrifted), sweater (Trina Turk, consignment), skirt/wrist wrap (Club Monaco), shoes (Artisans by Clark's, consignment), bag (Aldo), scarf (vintage, thrifted), necklace/earrings (Plum).
I showed off all my purchases to my girlfriends. Check 'em out!
The spot on the front of this skirt is now dry and invisible - I had to Folex a pen mark out of it.
Look at the awesome buttons!
Canadian Coat of Arms!
This skirt made me laugh:
|The hem is very swooshy!|
I didn't wear the pieces much (it was pre-blog), and I ended up giving the entire set to my friend Jean about 4 years ago. I wonder if she ended up donating it!? It's the same size, exactly the same skirt - there would only have been maybe 2 size 8s in the one Plum store that was in town back then.
Anyway, I'm happy to have the skirt back, even thought I bought it twice! It was $7.99 at Value Village.
And I was super stoked to find this Smoking Lily skirt on consignment for $25.00:
But the best detail is the back of the waistband:
I found this at Regalia Boutique in Fan Tan Alley (hola! I link because I love!)
Okay, Megan Mae, I finally found you something cool:
I stopped into the Salvation Army for a quick look around and found this cool skirt:
This top took my breath away:
It's a Le Chateau piece that I found at the Women In Need (WIN) store downtown. I ignored the sizing (XL) as it didn't really indicate the actual fit (which is perfect! yes!).
It's 100% but is machine washable. And what a bargain:
The last piece:
I spotted these sweet legwear designs at another Fan Tan Alley favourite store, Heart's Content. They carry amazing Goth accessories (I got my steampunk stomacher and black leather fingerless gloves there), Doc Martens, and other very cool stuff.
here and here) and like the brands - very good quality.
Whew, almost done...yeah, I had a good retail therapy session!
I got some shoes:
These are Marc Softwalk (same as these boots that I paid over $100 for in an after-Christmas sale).
The granny shoes were Value Village, and were $19.99:
They are black (sunny day glare) with grey zigzag trim and laces.
I love the vintage shape of them, and dang, they are so comfortable!
Someone is not impressed:
The white stitching is so cool:
They are from Bata and are made in Italy.
|"Vera Pelle" means "real skin" so real leather.|
They were $18.00.
Well, I think I am good for shopping for a while. I have plenty to keep me going over the next couple of months. I am going to take a bit of a break now and enjoy the clothes I have. I wonder if I can make it a month?
Today, L and I got groceries and had brunch out at our favourite diner:
here - I got it for $9.99 at Value Village back in November.
I'm wearing a berry red cami underneath it (not part of the capsule) for a bit of colour.
I wore these sandals again (last time here) - they're so comfortable. I wore a jean jacket as it was still a little chilly out.
Hope you had a great weekend!
Dress (Majora, thrifted), cami (swap from Ruth), jacket (Ann Taylor Loft), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment), belt (Gap).