Hola, my friends! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I have had a lovely time.
Let's get started. No Ulty on Saturday so I slept in, followed by L and I going for lunch.here in June.
here in June (3rd outfit) with my "holy ship!" dress, but they've been a wardrobe stalwart for several years. They will also get packed up for the season.
here in April (3rd outfit).
I bought myself this lovely locally-made key ring from Oscar & Libby's for $22.00 (on sale) and wore it right away.
Dress (Coldwater Creek, thrifted), shoes (Aldo, consignment), leather jacket (Danier Leather, consignment), purse (Danier Leather), belt (thrifted), cuff (vintage 60s, Mom's), ring (local).
After lunch, I meandered through my favourite thrift stores. I hadn't planned on going into the St. Vincent de Paul, but I'm so glad I did! I spent a whopping $24.00 total. Check it out.
Also: pink satin lining! Woo!
linking for info only). This is a beautifully cut and made jacket, and I can't wait to wear it! There are two big slits to the waist up either side to flash the hot pink lining. And yes, $8.00! Score! I am pretty sure this would have been a lot more expensive when it was new.
A few weeks ago, the last time I was at SVdP, I tried on this top and PUT IT BACK. What, was I insane? I kicked myself almost instantly and knew there was no chance it would still be there when I went back.
It is hand beaded with glass beads on a fine wool sweater.
And it's vintage - of course it is! We never see hand-done beading nowadays; it's all cheap construction.
It was a great day for vintage:
Although I don't think this is actual vintage, it does have a really strong 80s vibe. The reason I don't think it's vintage? It doesn't have room for shoulder pads! It's also polyester (real 80s would have been silk) and the sizing is modern.
I also spotted this awesome 70s vintage tie for L.
I headed up the street to the Hospice Thrift Store next, but they're in the middle of turning over their summer stock, so there wasn't much left. The ladies recognized my taffeta plaid dress right away, though! I did get it there!
I found this amazing necklace in the jewelry case:
Although pricey at $20.00 for thrift, it's a good cause.
I briefly popped into The Velvet Crease and found this lovely indigo Dex cableknit sweater for $26.00.
Last night, L and I and some friends converged on Clive's Bar to have cocktails with Elaine for her birthday. I couldn't resist wearing two of my new purchases!
Visible Monday" at Not Dead Yet Style! Are you there? Go!
Like the red jacket of the other day, this pewter leather skirt hasn't been worn since I face-planted off the bus back in April (here, 3rd outfit).
here in June with my chambray dress. They'll be going in the bin with my other sandals.
I had to do some repairs to the front of the skirt where the metallic finish was scraped off (saving my knees from being destroyed). You can see the repairs if you look really hard in the picture above (below my knees). I used modeling paints rubbed on with my finger: chainmail and a black wash to darken it up slightly and blend with the rest of the skirt's colouring. Aside from my painting touch-up skills, my only other option would be to have the skirt cut off and shortened, but how often do you find a floor-length pewter leather skirt with a train? It would have been a crying shame to alter it. Someone at the bar suggested that I glue flowers over the scrapes, but frankly I think that would be an abomination. Tsk.
I think I did a pretty good job on it - you wouldn't know the repairs were there unless I pointed them out.
L also dressed up, all lovely in his new blue suit.
What a dashing couple we make!
Top (Adrienne Vittadini, vintage 80s, thrifted), skirt (BCBG Max Azria, consignment), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment), necklace (D'Orlan, thrifted), cuff (vintage 60s, Mom's).
And now here we are at Sunday. Vizzini has been cute this weekend.
|"Woman, must you always be in my face?"|
He is down to white eyebrows on one side only.
|"I'm rakish like a pirate."|