Happy Friday! For my fellow Canucks, Happy Victoria Day long weekend! For those of you non-Canadians, Victoria Day celebrates Queen Victoria's birthday. I learned, "Twenty-fourth of May is the Queen's Birthday" when I was a kid (although we don't always celebrate it on the 24th). It was the first weekend Mom would let us wear shorts, even though it's usually a chilly rainy weekend.
As I live in Victoria the city, named after the great queen, we make a very big to-do about it, with a bigass parade on the holiday Monday morning, complete with floats and marching bands from Canada and the US. I have many memories of attending this parade in past years, but I prefer to avoid the crowds now.
Anyway, woo! Long weekend! Let's party in style!
I've had this lovely brocade top for a couple of years. I picked it up as part of a mismatched size-wise two-piece set off the clearance rack at My Sister's Closet for under $9.50. Zoiks, I haven't worn it since the September 2012 30 for 30 Challenge (recap here) where I wore it twice. I can't believe I didn't wear it once last summer, but no luck finding it. I love this top - it needs to be worn more!
here (2nd outfit) in November 2013 with my Leia jacket.
here in March with stripes and polka dots. John Fluevog, please make more of this family of shoes!
I realized after I'd taken all the pictures, that I forgot to put on earrings! I did wear them all day.
Top (Le Chateau, consignment), skirt (Plum, first purchased new, then thrifted again), shoes (Half-Truth Tanya, Fluevog), necklace (vintage 60s, Grandma J), bracelet (vintage 60s, Mom's), green glass bracelet (thrifted), earrings (mismatched, gifts from L), jade ring (vintage 70s, Mom's).
Have a fabulous weekend! I'll be putting together a fun outfit for Visible Monday, and start thinking about Shoe Shine for next week!