Well, I am ensconced at my desk, waiting for my WW training webinar to begin, and looking back over my weekend. A fine weekend was had, full of revelry and fun!
Starting off with...the first November Wild Card outfit!here, scroll down).
I've previously worn it for a pre-wedding tea in November 2011 (second outfit), so this is only the 3rd wearing of it. I always feel like an extra from the "Come On, Eileen" video from the 80s in this!
This outfit was worn to a gallery opening of an interactive exhibit called Chromatic Revelry*, by Evan Siebens. Fascinating stuff!
*I like 'cause I love - I support the arts!
I got these wonderful Fluevog boots back in March on our annual trip to Vancouver (here, scroll down). I've worn them only once previously, in April for the local Steam Con, a steampunk convention (scroll down to the red skirt outfit).
I'm linking up this outfit for Patti's "Visible Monday" at Not Dead Yet Style - go check out the other amazing bloggers!
Dress (Naughty), belt (locally-made, gift from L), boots (Velazquez Baroques, Fluevog), gloves (Danier Leather), black cuff (Guess, thrifted), studded cuff (homegrown vintage, 80s), earrings (consignment), hat (Delux).
On Saturday morning, I got up early and went to my WW meeting. It was a lovely sunny day, as you can see from the nice bright stair shot!
One more week of the November capsule, so working to get more wearings out of all my items. This is my black cashmere sweater (last seen here with my olive suede maxi skirt), and my houndstooth skirt (last worn here with green and gold).
here the day after we lost power.
My outdoors gear:
The bag is my new-to-me Pop Corn Italia purse that I picked up at the Vintage Fair for $15.00. I'm still crowing over the fact that these sell for more than $300 new! I love the weight of it, and liked how it didn't fold over on itself with the short handles being deployed.
Jacket (Le Chateau, consignment), sweater (Expression, consignment), skirt (Bianca Nygard, consignment), shoes (Tsubos), bracelet (Club Monaco), earrings (homegrown vintage, early 90s), bag (Pop Corn Italia, vintage).
Last night, I had Winesday with my gals, then we went to a late-night after party where my friend Vero performed her burlesque. Would you believe I was dressed VERY conservatively for it??
Although my outfit was very covered-up, I am wearing leather head to toe! This is my wonderful leather dress (last seen here, worn more covered up), and my Bata black shoes (last worn here with the above houndstooth skirt). I've added fishnet stockings, a black leather obi, a black leather/rock crystal choker and my usual leather cuffs, plus some silver rings/earrings.
Dress (Danier Leather, consignment), obi (consignment), shoes (Bata, vintage 80s, thrifted).
Oh, and I know you've been dying to see what I bought on "green Friday"! The church rummage/vintage sale wasn't that good. No clothing and only one table of accessories. Cat and I ended up going to a couple of nearby consignment stores as well, and found a few things.
I found this amazing Italian coat/jacket:
I've blown out the colours in these pictures so you can see the design better. Most of the coat is a pinstriped black velvet, but half of it is a sheer windowpane check over a cream lining:
There was a matching skirt, but it was straight to the floor with weird buckles and it just didn't work for me. I wouldn't wear them together, and I have plenty of black skirts. I put it back. I am the very model of restraint.
In another store, I found this awesome brown cotton skirt:
It's by "La Fleur de mon Secret" and although it says Paris, it's made in Italy.
I found this awesome leather belt in one of the stores for $25.00:
No brand stamp, but the leather is pristine, so I don't think it's ever been worn. So 80s!
I did buy a few pieces of jewelry at the church rummage/vintage sale:
The earrings are both vintage and I lucked out in finding two pairs (for $5.00 total!) that were both stamped. The pair on the left are a cognac-coloured crystal set in silver and they are stamped "Lisner" (same as my gold leaf necklace, pic here). The pair on the left are green/caramel, pale yellow and clear crystals and are stamped Coro. I gave them both a good scrubbing with some soap and a toothbrush, and they are all nice and sparkly now.
Hope your weekend was full of fun!