I love a long weekend! And yes, I'll get the July summary done - I'm working on it as soon as I'm done this post. There are just so many outfits!
Let's start off with the Wild Card. I couldn't resist wearing my new-to-me chocolate brown satin dress to Nick's birthday party:last Sunday for $18.50. The brand is Robin Jordan. I forwent the matching sash in favour of the leopard pony hair belt.
I have a feeling this might have been a bridesmaid dress. It has that kind of feel about it. I'm thankful that some bride had good taste, though! This will be an awesome dress for my December capsule!
As it was smoking hot out last night and all glare-y, I moved my usual photo shoot area to the entrance to the library:
Gotta show the ink!
But I know you're looking at the shoes!
Uh, yup. This is shameful! I haven't worn them since June 2010 (again with a brown dress and another animal pattern, I'm so predictable), and before that I wore them for my birthday dinner (scroll down) in Seattle in October 2009 (I noted then that I'd purchased them a few weeks before). I'm pretty sure I bought them on consignment, and they would have been less than $30 (I rarely pay more than that).
Anyway, they were super comfortable - they are a great party shoe. I think the sling-back has been a deterrent to wearing them (at least in cold weather) because I hate the look of sling-backs with tights. The bows are so sweet, though, and I love the zebra pattern.
Megan Mae sent me (I wore it at the base of one of the straps).
We had a great time at the party and meandered home at about 2am. Thank goodness I'd packed my flats for walking!
This outfit is my pick for Patti's Visible Monday at "Not Dead Yet Style" - don't forget to check it out. As I'm off tomorrow, and I don't plan to leave the house all day, there will be no Monday outfit.
Dress (Robin Jordan, thrifted), belt/earrings (Plum), shoes (Linea Paolo, consignment), ring (Sarah Coventry, vintage 70s), bee pin (gift from Megan).
Today is another super hot day. I slept in until Mom called, then went and got groceries.
this post - the store left the security tag on it, and I had to take in it to get it removed). It's by Ann Taylor and is fully lined.
I really shopped out of season! The Patch tends to get summer things in really early, and if I wait until summer to look for a perfectly fitted pink linen dress, I'm likely to be disappointed!
Anyway, I've been waiting 8 months to finally wear it. I love the colour and the cut. The little bunches of pleats on the sides are lovely for walking.
here) - she bought them online and they were too big. What a sweetheart!
I've worn them a fair bit, last time here in August 2011. I also wore them here (2nd outfit), here (2nd outfit), here (for my crow tattoo last July, the same weekend we got Vizzini), here (2nd outfit), and here. Unfortunately, the zipper up the back of the right one tends to stick at the top, so I can't do them up all the way. I need to replace these with a good quality leather pair of flats, but it's not a super high-priority for me, as I only ever wear these for a couple of months out of the year.
I loathe the feeling of sunblock (especially the SPF 60 I have to wear) so I decided to walk to the grocery store with my parasol. I bought this for $9.99 in Victoria's Chinatown a few years ago. It's paper and bamboo. I admit, I opened up all the parasols to get the one with the best design!
I am keeping the accessories minimal due to the heat.
Dress (Ann Taylor, thrifted), shoes (Wild Diva, gift from Caro), earrings (gift from Megan), Audrey tile (purchased on vacation).
Tonight, I'm going to see "Mama Mia!" with Mom, my ex-mother-in-law Vicki (mom of my ex), my ex-sister-in-law (my brother's ex-wife), my brother's girlfriend (and mother of his youngest daughter), and my two oldest nieces. My family is very complicated, ha ha!
I'll be wearing this same outfit, as the musical is at the Royal Theatre (not air-conditioned, very few buildings here are). Mom and I saw "Mama Mia!" on Broadway in NYC four years ago, so I'm really excited to see it again. Yay for ABBA!
Vizzini had a bit of an adventure today: he spotted a bug inside our enclosed balcony. Excitement!
|"I'm sure it went this way!"|
|"There it goes!"|
The bug bounced over the corner, so Vizzini hopped up on the deck table.
|"I will eat you!"|
|"You stole my bug. I hate you."|