Shoe Shine is still on! You're welcome to join in the fun.
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms, and an additional Happy Birthday to my own awesome mom!
Another long week - thank goodness next weekend is a long one (Victoria Day holiday)! I've had a lovely relaxing weekend, thank you, universe.
Here's Friday's whackitude.
This is my outfit for Bella's "Secondhand First" link-up, over at Citizen Rosebud - go check it out! Everything in my outfit is either second-hand, or locally-made/ethically-produced. Actually, any of these outfits would count, as nearly everything in my closet is ethically sourced now.
Hard to see in these pictures, but my jeans are navy and dark red pinstriped. Very 80s hair band! I purchased them here on consignment last weekend for $20.98.
here in December 2013 with red leather pants and shiny brocade.
here I am in August 2008). It keeps making my regular closet culls! It was last worn here (2nd outfit) in November 2013 for dinner out with my old boss Tammy.
here, in November 2012) for $40.00. I thought this outfit definitely called for badass shoes. I adore them, but they are delicate, so I don't wear them too often.
The belt was given to me by my former coworker Ruth, the rings are homegrown vintage (both handmade), and the earrings were made locally.
Vest (Bisou Bisou, consignment), blouse (CAbi, consignment), jeans (Ralph Lauren, consignment), shoes (Versace Jeans Couture, vintage), belt (gift from Ruth), rings (80s; spider from Mom & Dad; snake from the Museum Gift Shop).
Week two of Ultimate Frisbee on Saturday morning - I actually planned this outfit last Sunday for Ulty. I have to have my sportsbra on, and to be able to change into and out of my workout clothes at the field.
This is my new-to-me t-shirt top purchased here last weekend off the consignment clearance rack for $7.50. Doesn't it have a nice drape? It was amazingly soft to wear.
here in March with leopard (really).
here in September 2013 in an all-white outfit for Monochromania!
Bold silver bling:
Top (Forever 21, consigment), skirt (SaVVie), shoes (Aerosoles, thrifted), bracelet (thrifted), cuff (St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop).
I had a lovely time on my short shop. I went to the St. Vincent de Paul, then swung by the WIN Boutique on the way home.
I scored at the SVdP with this graphic skirt:
|"Do not look away from Hypno-Skirt..."|
|"Look deep into Hyno-Skirt..."|
I love that it's made in Canada. Current was a Vancouver-based chain that closed a few years ago, due to competition from fast fashion (story).
What a deal!
I had good luck at the Win Boutique. It's mostly set up with spring clothing, but I always shop out of season - check out this sweet red sweater:
This skirt was a really amazing find:
I love the "shattered mirror" graphic of the pattern.
|"Hypno-Skirt looks deep in your eyes..."|
I see orange, yellow, pink , purple, blue and a bit of lime green in there.
|"You are feeling very sleepy..."|
This dress is one of those things that you might pass by. Not very attractive on the hanger at all. Luckily, it's actually quite a gorgeous dress on - those ties Vizzini is gnawing on create a blousy top with a small waist and a knee-length skirt. It is quite see-through, so I'll be wearing a full slip under it.
|"I like this one best."|
The previous owner did not to know to take that ugly black lace off the neckline (see the pic above). Those are meant to be removed - they are there for the stores to help them stay on the hangers. I shudder when I see women wearing sweaters and blouses with those still attached! Gah!
here. I'm pretty sure this lovely dress sold for more than the $18.50 I paid for it.
The tag intrigued me.
I found this brown leather belt in the men's section.
I saw this mystery item in the jewelry case:
I looked up Hollyhawk designs (Etsy page, linking 'case she's local).
It's a wrist-wrap!
The elastic makes it adjustable, so I tightened it up a smidge.
On Sunday, I slept in then strolled down to get my groceries.
My jean shirt was worn over a cami. I last wore this shirt here (2nd outfit) in April over a sunny yellow dress.
here (way down at the bottom) on an April weekend to get a sofa with L.
that same weekend in April with a different outfit.
I stopped into a little home decor store called Country Comforts (linking 'cause I love) on the way home, and spotted this crazy hat.
The lovely shop proprietor and I both compared it with Farrell's Vivienne Westwood crazy Mountie hat - and as we were chatting, "Happy" came on the radio.
|Closet mirror selfie|
It was a lovely sunny and warm day and an awesome weekend. I think I'll take a page from Vizzini's book and chill.
|"I'm a cool cat hangin' in the sun."|