Today I did one of those out-of-character things: I went to the movies with my two eldest nieces. I took the bus to their house, then the three of us walked to the theatre, so I dressed accordingly.
Actually, as I've mentioned before, these boots (last seen here on my last shopping trip prior to Christmas) are fabulously comfy, even running for a bus. FYI, these boots just got marked down on the Fluevog website - eeee!
The skirt was made extra floofy with my red full vintage slip underneath - it also added that extra warmth too for the over-chilled movie theatre. I last wore it here a couple of weekends ago with my cashmere sweater.
here, just before the shopping booty, for brunch), I never took my outerwear off. The stomacher and belt topped the skirt nicely, but I'm a little boobtacular without the coat on!
Yes, once again the long black coat comes to the rescue (I wore it yesterday, in case you missed it). Seriously, why do extra-long coats ever go out of style? I love them!
Coat (Vassalli, consignment), top (ACW, consignment), skirt (Mister Leonard, thrifted), boots (Velazquez Baroques, Fluevog), stomacher (INC), belt (Plum).
We went to see "Les Miserables" - both Hannah and Zoe liked it. I have been a fan of the musical for about 20 years - I listened to the Cast Recording on CD a LOT when I worked at the Christmas store, in the off-season back in the 90s. I also saw it performed live at the Queen Elizabeth theatre in Vancouver many years ago with L (it's the only musical he can stand). And I've seen the movie version with Liam Neeson as Jean Valjean, which I liked, although it left out my favourite character, Eponine. I was less enchanted with this movie version, sadly, and have to agree with Slate's Dana Stevens: why so many close-ups of singing heads? I get that the actors actually sung this as they acted, but made for a...lot...of...heads. Singing. Dramatically.
Ah, well, it was fun to hang with my chicks again.
Tomorrow, I'm going to the mall with my friend Elaine - I still have a $100 gift card from my birthday that I haven't spent (I was put off by the rampant consumerism and reek of plastic last time I ventured there). Poor L is sick and has been in bed napping for the last 3 hours, so I'm going to console myself with some wine and a movie, and a snuggly kitty on my lap.
Hope your weekend is full of purry love.