Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summery Splatter and a Cat

Oh, so much to do and so little time! I rushed around at work today, training my temp replacement, trying to wrap up loose ends so that I can take 3 days off. But now it's over, and my last fun thing is Book Club tonight at our place. 
Brights!

As soon as I bought this blazer - last seen here with a monochromatic yellow head-to-toe look - I knew it would look fabulous with this skirt.
The skirt is my infamous splatter skirt (the dark red splats remind me of blood - I think I've been watching "Dexter" for too long!), and this outfit is nearly a copy of the last time I wore it here in June, right down to my accessories. Swap out the yellow cardigan for a jacket; swap the red thin sweater for a camisole. Same thing.
I realized today that everything I'm wearing (except the camisole) is thrifted, right down to the half-slip I'm wearing under the skirt.

Let's tally up this thrifted outfit :

Blazer: $24.95
Skirt: $13.50
Shoes: $6.00
Pin/earrings: $8.00
Half-slip: $2.50

Total: $54.95 for the whole outfit! Wow, that's pretty good.

The stuff:
Who doesn't love lime-green pointy-toed suede shoes? Last seen here in June with this same skirt and pin/earrings.

Blazer (Holt Renfrew, thrifted), cami (Mexx), skirt (no label, thrifted), shoes (Circa Joan & David, thrifted), pin/earrings (vintage 70s, Sarah Coventry, thrifted).

I missed my bus this morning because Vizzini was so darned cute.
"Abandon me. See if I care." 
Who is that sitting out on the scratching post?
"It is I, fierce Vizzini! Destroyer of moths and defender of the home!"
Oh, it's just our silly little bun.

I hope you all have a great weekend. I'll be back for "Visible Monday".

14 comments:

  1. Have a fabulous time Sheila!!!
    LOVE THIS OUTFIT!!! The jacket is just amazing with that skirt!!

    Aw Officer Vizzini is just so handsome!!

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  2. Another great outfit, Sheila, and I love the pin and earrings. The little white beard on Vizzini's chin is just too cute.

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  3. Love this summery, bright outfit Sheila. That skirt is still one of my favourites! Thanks for your comment this week. You gotta go to Ucluelet/Tofino!!! xx

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  4. You're right, the jacket works perfectly with the skirt, a lovely outfit. Even lovelier for being all thrifted!
    Vizzini always looks super-alert and ready for action, those moths better watch out! xxxx

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  5. Love the colours in this outfit - yellow goes so well with that skirt :)


    I'd miss the bus too when faced with such a cute kitty, Vizzini is adorable.

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  6. I love the skirt and will now mentally refer to it as the 'Dexter skirt' from now on :-D

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  7. Another excellent look for that awesome blazer - Dexter skirt. :) Love your jewelry set and Vizzini's asymmetrical eyebrows.

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  8. Love that yellow jacket! Hope you have a lovely mini-vacation. Kiss on the head to Vizzini xo

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  9. Enjoy your long weekend, Sheila! You know that Vizzini wants you to miss yor bus every day? He is Too Cute. I am so pleased when I can make a whole thrifted/charity shop outfit. And you've reminded me to look at slips in charity shops again!

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  10. Hello Vizzini!! Love him!

    Have a great weekend!

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  11. That jacket is awesome! Your whole outfit is wonderful but I love that jacket. The collar is amazing. :-)

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  12. Wow that's pretty neat - you've got a great eye for spotting things at the thrift store - an entire outfit for a little over 50.00 sounds really good.
    Gets me wondering if you ever check cost per wear on items.

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  13. Oooh that jacket looks perfect with that skirt! The brooches are an amazing splashy match for the print too.

    Hello Mr. Vizz! I've missed you on my screen, pretty kitty.

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  14. Gah--I love the cut of the neckline on this jacket. If it were mine, I'd be experimenting with it against a charcoal gray dress or skirt.

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Sheila