Hello, monochromaniacs! We had four brave souls who stepped up to the monochrome challenge this week:
Mica, of Away From Blue:
|Mica, and the best accessory, Cooper|
Beth of The Fashionable Adventures of Bethie the Boo:
Kasmira of What I Wore 2Day:
|Kasmira is a great inspiration|
Tamera, at The Menopausal Supermodel:
|Tamera's creativity wows me|
Tamera did a grey monochrome look, mixing this cute top (note the customizing ruching on the side with a vintage brooch) with this dark grey maxi skirt. Love the bling!
And I though y'all might want a monochrome round-up of my outfits. You can click the days to go to the original posts.
L and his buddies went to Seattle this weekend to see tonight's football game vs. the San Francisco 49ers. Go, Seahawks! This left me with a lovely weekend all to myself. I invited a couple dozen fashionably-inclined women from my pool of friends and co-workers to bring their good clothes to a swap at my house on Saturday night. I provided food and some wine, and everyone brought a yummy dish to share and more wine.
I had to buy some last-minute food items and cleaning supplies, so I headed to town on Saturday morning. I also planned to swing by the WIN Boutique on my way and see if the Karma Fashion Gods were smiling. It was a lovely day, slightly chillier but still sunny and bright out.here).
I've see a few other bloggers doing the "Tulle and a Teacup" thing over the past year. I'm slow to catch up with these memes. But I decided to play along and sit with my tulle(ish) skirt in my new chair, with my coffee cup. I don't use teacups, but my mug is bone china.
here in August for a floofy Friday with flies.
Part of what made my outfit feel romantic to me was all the stuff.
Especially the suede roses on my purple shoes (last seen here in August, with green and teal, 3rd outfit).
here, 2nd outfit, as a band on my vintage top hat).
Cardigan (Mango Suit, thrifted), skirt (Lapis, consignment), shoes (Chie Mihara), necklace (She She Shoes, local), ring (local), earrings (don't remember).
I did a quick run-through of my closet before I headed out. Someone was very eager to help me.
|So innocent, yet so deadly.|
I had a good day at the thrift boutique.
My luck with tops continued with this sweet sheer floral:
Love the little black collar and the row of black buttons up the back.
I adore this wonderful salmon orange satin shirt:
I'm always on the lookout for replacements for my junky t-shirt material camisoles.
Lots of oranges and reds seemed to be hopping into my basket, capped off with this awesome striped cardigan sweater:
I lucked out on these wonderfully soft flats.
|"Where were you? I missed you! Feed me!"|
The Flexx* is committed to ethical, local production in Italy? That's awesome! These were all of $14.50, and would have sold for at least $98.00 new.
*linking because: impressed!
After I got home, I spent 3+ hours cleaning my house, then prepping food for the swap. About 10 women made it and we had an awesome time going through all the clothes, drinking, eating and chatting. Everyone left with bags of new-to-them items. This morning, my girlfriend Caro came back and took all the leftovers down to Value Village for me. More good karma!
Today, I dressed for another shopping expedition: groceries! The day started out white then got somewhat sunny, then we had thunder and lightning and now it's getting quite windy. I can hear acorns falling on the roof!
I dressed for layers, as I strolled over to My Sister's Closet after groceries for a wee shop, trusting that the Smiling Karma Gods had appreciated my clothing recycling and would reward me with a good find or two.
here in August as my wear-to-Ulty outfit).
I was glad of the addition of the blazer, as it was quite a lot cooler than it's been.
here last week as the topper with my all-olive outfit. And I wore my new-to-me shoes on their inaugural shopping trip - they were quite comfy for about 3 hours, then my feet got tired. So not bad.
Blazer (RW & Co., consignment), dress (Blues by J. Arcaro, vintage 90s, thrifted), shoes (The Flexx, thrifted), obi (Smoking Lily), earrings (Plum), ring (local), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), zipper rose (Victoria & Albert Museum Gift Shop).
I must be have a surplus of good karma. Check it out:
I can't resist leather.
But this is the real find of the weekend:
Inside pockets on either side of the zipper.
Wonderful shape and seaming.
Of course, it's Danier, but not just regular ol' Danier, but Danier Couture:
As I have purchased a high-end Danier coat made in Canada from Italian leather from their retail store (this red coat, regular price $799.00), I know this would have been at least $500.00 new, and likely more. I paid $58.98. Score!
I hope you all had a great weekend! It's thundering more now and kitty is getting nervous, so I'm going to go snuggle up and see if I can spot L and his friends in the football crowd.