Oh my, what a weekend it's been! I started with Friday's Fluevogs.
And a little stripes and polka dots. I wore the jacket all day, except when I was running up and down the stairs. All second-hand, except for the shoes and the earrings, both of which were ethically-sourced/made, so linking up to Bella's "Second-Hand First" here!
The jacket is my Danier Couture consignment leather, last seen here with a pouf in March.here (2nd outfit) in September 2013.
here (2nd outfit) in March with paisley.
Spring temps are finally arriving, although it rains without warning.
here last weekend). I wore them around all day, including walking to the bus stop, walking several blocks to lunch with my boss, and walking home after work after drinks with my coworkers. My heels did get rubbed by that lip at the back a bit, but overall they were lovely to wear.
The earrings are new, also purchased last weekend.
Jacket (Danier Couture, consignment), top (Truworth by Finnegan's, consignment), pants (Tara Jarmon, consignment), shoes (Half Truth Tanya, Fluevog), coat (corporate swag, former job), gloves (Parkhurst), scarf (Smoking Lily).
On Saturday, L and I went for brunch with friends Nick and Elaine. Elaine and I went shopping afterwards.
One of my forgotten "soft tops" that doesn't live in my closet, this is a lovely soft blue top that I got at Plum many years ago. I last wore it in August 2013 for L's high school reunion (here, 2nd outfit).
here in January with the same tights.
here in February with pink and grey.
I also put this white leather jacket in the giveaway pile (which grew by a lot today, and moved to the library).
Top (Oxmo), cami (InWear), skirt (Chia, vintage 80s, thrifted), boots (Aldo, consignment), jacket (Le Chateau, consignment).
Someone would like to introduce my shopping loot:
|"Yes, yes, I'm happy to see you. Now rub my tummy."|
He rolled around back and forth, then went after my feet.
|"Go ahead, these claws aren't sharp."|
Pink toes on purple hose!
Elaine actually spotted these in the St. Vincent de Paul - they didn't fit her, so I tried them on.
However, Vivienne Westwood "Anglomania + melissa" is a brand I know!
This is the actual colour.
This isn't good quality by any means, but the cut is really cool.
I found this lovely dotty scarf for $2.00.
It's by Echo, and is 100% silk.
Vizzini cannot resist a scarf. I lay them on the floor to photograph and he gloms onto them right away.
|"Now you see it..."|
|"...now you don't."|
I looked up Toscano and see that they are sold at Nordstrom (we don't have those here in my neck of the woods, only south of the border) for between $55 and 65.00.
$4.00 is just fine by me. L loved it - it will go with his orange pants!
You sewers will appreciate the amazing finishing on this shirt.
Elaine headed off and I went on to the Hospice Store to check out their new spring stock. I found this lovely silk blend skirt.
It's by Precis Petites, one of my favourite brands. Excellent quality and classic cuts in high-end fabrics.
You can see the nice weave here. This will be great for summer.
An excellent deal at $12.00. I know that their skirts start around $120.00 new.
Elaine's also recently cleaned out her closet - she thought I might appreciate this vintage turquoise suit.
The skirt is a perfect fit, however, it has some moth damage around the hem.
The fabric is a knit, as you can see here. Judging by the moths, it must have a large amount of wool in it!
I did one other thing while I was out shopping, but we'll get to that. I had Winesday on Saturday night, so I was rushing around after shopping and didn't take a picture of my outfit. Today/Sunday, I wore the exact same outfit again to go get groceries.
A crazy weekend outfit. Woo hoo!
here in March with my Leia jacket.
I also added a Smoking Lily obi, and yeah, I'm wearing knee high socks instead of tights. I was comfy.
Skirt (Morena, consignment), obi (Smoking Lily), cuffs (both thrifted), shoes (Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + melissa, thrifted), necklace charms (various).
I did well at the WIN Boutique, finding this gorgeous Planet blouse:
I love finding these structured knit shells; they are perfect under a spring jacket. Much better than a camisole.
I have been mentally scoffing at the Hawaiian prints in the fashion mags - it always ends up looking cheesy on me.
It's a silk-blend and was $14.50.
|"Time to play!"|
|"I love this scarf soooo much."|
One thing that I didn't buy, but got back yesterday was this vintage belt. This was originally my Mom's belt, from the 60s. I liberated it from her wardrobe in the 80s (probably 1984-5) to augment my own wardrobe.
Maybe it will make up for getting my ears pierced. Again.
|The 3rd hole is new - I had the first hole done with Mom in 1980, I think, when I was 12-13.|
|I had my second holes done a year later - I had to have a letter from Mom in order for the person in the t-shirt shop to agree to do it!|
I have wanted the 3rd hole on both ears for many years, but I didn't want to go to a teenager in Claire's at the mall to do it with one of those brutal "staplers", so I went to Hannah at Urge Studios to have it properly done. She was so thorough in explaining everything; it was like being in a dentist's office with all the instruments laid out. I felt very much in safe hands!
I'd been considering having a 4th hole on my right ear, but with the even distribution of the lower 3, for a 4th one to have the same spacing, it would have to go through cartilage. And once we started having that discussion, it was an easy jump for me to want a piercing high up on my ear. I chose a little green opal (my birthstone).
All three piercings were quite sore last night, but I have very little pain today, and there is no bleeding, crusting or general gunkiness and grossness that I recall from my original two holes. I will replace the hoops once my ears have fully healed. I have the matching small diamond earring, and hmmm, what about one of Wendy B's emoji earrings?
I know this isn't to everyone's taste, but I'm very happy with my decision and feel very badass.