Woo, it's been a fun weekend! I wish I were off tomorrow, but I'm sure it'll be dead at work. Now, I'm just going to write this post, then plug in my headphones and do some reading before the groceries are delivered (I know, so decadent!).
On Friday, L and I and 7 of our closest friends met up for lunch downtown. Some of us headed off to go...bowling! afterwards. I had to dress up for bowling. One can't bowl in casual clothes, you know.here with my floral cardi. I am happy to say I am keeping it - I don't need to put together another outfit to know that it's great quality, a good shape and a good overall black skirt. Being wool, I probably won't wear it much between now and the fall, but you never know.
Can't forget - this is my outfit for "Visible Monday" at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - get yourself on over there!
The blouse is one I've had since 2010 (first time worn here - some good pictures of the details of it there). I wore it 3 times in the March 2012 capsule (recap here).
I recently saw the same blouse in a different colour mix in a consignment store and was delighted to finally know what brand it is! It's by Point Zero. I do understand why some people cut the tags out of clothes (I was a rabid tag-cutter-outer for many years myself), but I like to know what brand I'm wearing.
I'm Queen of the Faeries!
here). They are a smidge too small on me, so I'll probably pass them along at some point. For now, I like them.
I wore my full vintage slip underneath everything.
Although it was a wonderful sunny weekend (and still is!) there's a bit of a chill in the air still. Victoria is right on the water, so there's always a cool breeze.
here). It's a great versatile topper.
Blazer (RW & Co., consignment), blouse (Point Zero, consignment), skirt (Jones New York, thrifted), slip (vintage, consignment), shoes (I [Heart] Billy), belt (Plum), bag (Danier Leather).
I remembered to pack a pair of socks for my bowling shoes.
After bowling, I stopped at home to feed Vizzini. I walked back down to go for dinner with the last few friends standing.
Yesterday, L and I went for brunch with our friend Chris. I set myself a $20 budget to go shopping afterwards. Vancouver was a pricey weekend so I need to behave myself for a couple of weeks.
This is the third wearing of the new-to-me Floating Gold Iceberg t-shirt skirt (previously seen on the weekend in Vancouver and here with floral and teal). My verdict: I'm keeping it. I love the bright coral colour and it's so utterly comfortable. Great skirt!
I've been looking forward to getting this denim shirt back into circulation. It's just the right cut and darkness, and it's not too thick. I'm wearing it semi-done-up over a black shell.
here), which feels like it was underutilized.
here, with yellow, black and white and grey). Also, since I thrifted them for $4.00 a couple of years ago, I was hoping they would give me good karma on my shopping trip.
I wore my orange leather jacket as my outerwear, so this is how I looked for most of the day.
Jacket (Danier Leather, consignment), shirt (Mexx, consignment), shell (Mossimo, consignment), skirt (Floating Gold Iceberg, consignment), tights (Look From London), shoes (Enzo Angiolini, thrifted), bag (Danier).
Happily, I did have good karma! I spent only $26.00 (including a $6.00 shirt for L), so I was pleased with that.
I found this lovely scarf that will go well with some of the pale purples that I've been collecting in my wardrobe lately.
The scarf is by Beechers Brook, which made me laugh, since it was one of the lines that the now-defunct Canadian mall store Fairweather used to carry. I worked for Fairweather for 2 years in the late 90s/early 00s. I loved their clothes!
Vizzini was extremely unhelpful while I was taking pictures.
I was also thrilled to find this beautiful silk scarf.
This is my second Remoy d'Urville of Paris silk scarf:
this sunny yellow/orange one - I paid $8.00 for that one. These were handpainted, and were likely made in the 70s. I only paid $2.00 for this one! Both of the scarves were purchased at the St. Vincent de Paul store.
I found yet another obi:
Check out this great 70s-era label from Jac Dale:
I love that emerald is a big colour for 2013 - check out what this tag belongs to:
|Not an actual outfit; just showing them on me is better than a hanger|
How do I know these are from the 70s? Because that's the last time culottes were in style!
|Hey, my arms are looking pretty buff - hurray for the gym!|
After all, they didn't cost much.
At WIN, I found another emerald item, this fabulous 70s shirt dress:
|Again, totally not styled; just showing it on me.|
Random cat picture!
Today, L and I cruised downtown with the top down on the convertible, bought groceries (to be delivered - it's free!), then went for brunch. I do like a nice brunch.
I went pretty casual.
The olive skirt is my infamous "parachute" skirt, featured 4 times in the August 2012 capsule (recap here).
The shoes were worn 5 times in the September 2012 capsule (recap here). I was originally just going to walk downtown by myself, so I needed walking shoes. My toes were a bit cold but it was worth it!
Tee (Threadless), long-sleeved tee (Esprit, consignment), skirt (Cute Options), sandals (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment), necklace (gift from Mom).
I wasn't the only one enjoying the sunshine this weekend - it's warm enough to have our deck open, and that means the big scratching post goes out there.
A flop in the sun is always nice.