Happy Hot Sunday! It's up in the 20s again today and I'm dyin' over here! This is summer weather for us - I expect there will be a lot of sun-burned people at work tomorrow.
I went out this morning to get groceries. I also swung by my work to pick up my mp3 player (forgotten in the excitement of it being Friday), and then had a leisurely browse through the Women in Need (WIN) warehouse store.Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style!
My cream sandals were worn 6 times in the June 2012 capsule (recap here). I liked how the pearlized cream worked with the yellow of the poncho. This poncho was worn 3 times in the August 2012 capsule (recap here), and was wonderfully light to wear - the breeze ruffled the hem most delightfully.
I kept the underneath pretty simple, since I only took the poncho off to try things on.
This tee is one that never made it into a capsule (I was surprised just now to check my spreadsheets and see that!). I last wore it in December 2011 (for a Neutrals Week), and before that in July 2011 with bright yellow. I bought it on consignment in May 2011 (worn here with my poufy bright skirt that I said goodbye to last year) for $16.00 - it's by RW & Co. (a Canadian mall chain store). I don't mind that I haven't worn it a ton. I like the colour and the cut-out embroidered detail at the neckline.
The skirt is my wonderful Club Monaco "mushroom" maxi that I wore 5 times in the all-neutral June 2012 capsule (recap here).
Poncho (BCBG Max Azria, thrifted), top (RW & Co., consignment), belt/skirt (Club Monaco), sandals (Artisan by Clark's, consignment), bag (Aldo).
I had a great day at WIN - I found some amazing things, starting with this incredible silk shantung vintage dress:
Check out the label:
Someone got jealous of all the attention I was giving the dress:
|"What about me? I want a tummy rub!"|
|"I will find some other way to get attention."|
I found this amazing silk scarf for $4.50:
|Vizzini flopped right down and laid on it.|
Any thoughts on what the H could be? My first thought was Halston or Hermes, but neither of them use just an H, do they?
|"I shall eat this card!"|
I also found this fantastic graphic full cotton black and white skirt:
From retro to modern and back to more recent retro, I found this boxy silk blouse for $8.50.
My last big find of the day goes to a purse. Now, I am not a major purse person, especially not like Australian blogger Mica, who has the best purses of any blogger I've seen (don't know her? Check her out at Away From Blue, and her adorable puppy Cooper too!). I tend to have about 6 purses that I rotate and then use for a couple of weeks straight (whether they go with my outfit or not), and then change. I'm boring that way.
But this purse was so awesome, I couldn't believe my good fortune.
this link (info only), I see that their cross-body bags start at $155 and go to $175. Wow, score! I paid $18.50.
Every zipper pull has "the Trend" stamped on it (you can see two of them up there), and it's got a big central compartment (zipped), plus two more on the front, and one on the back.
And how was your weekend? Did any cats try to snag your possibly-Halston scarves?