- Dress - handmade, no label, thrifted; last seen here as one of my "Never Seen" series
- Boots - Aldo, consignment; last seen here in November with polka dots
- Cuff - Jezebel Charms
- Spinner rings - all local
- Tree brooch - gift from my old boss Ev
- Earrings - MMA gift shop
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop
We did a stocking for Vizzini, but he got very excited about his new toys, so they have to be for supervised play-time only.
|"Give me back my mouse, woman!"|
|"I'm taking a time-out because I want to."|
This is my haul from L - he really spoils me. I do spoil him too! He had a pile just as big!
Awesome new cuffs. Linking 'cause I love: check out Jezebel Charms. Both cuffs came beautifully wrapped in tissue in boxes with bows, within 6 days of L ordering them.
The left one's quote is from Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven": "Once upon a midnight dreary,
while I pondered, weak and weary."
L also got me another funky belt buckle.
I took a few pictures of the decorations at Cindy's house. I get a kick out of the girls' sense of humour.
|"Walking in a winter wonde - GODZILLA EAT CAROLLERS!"|
And the naked and headless Ken and Barbie got new heads!
This guy lost his leg, though.
We got a bottle of wine and some gift cards, and Mom gave me some groovy prezzies.
Little real opal earrings, bought in Australia.
L and I played a lot of Arkham Horror this weekend, and listened to lots of new CDs. On Saturday, we met up with Nick and Karen, and Spence and Kim (visiting from Vancouver) for brunch.
Not Dead Yet Style. All linking because I love. I won this dress, so it was free, but I'm not being paid to say anything about it. Karina Dresses doesn't even know I have a blog, but here's their site.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" (on now, go!), what good timing!
- Dress - Karina Dresses; won it
- Boots - 1886 Lucchesse, consignment; last seen here earlier this month with pink armour
I bought the Megan (with short sleeve) in "Autumn Blooms" (pattern). I like the pattern, but the material creeps me out. It's that super bouncy, slinky polyester. I'm used to wearing natural fibres and it felt very odd to wear this, like having plastic on my skin.
It was very swingy to wear - great Swoosh Factor in the skirt, even with my added black floofy underskirt layered under it. It was windy out, and it blew around a lot. The waistband hits me at a flattering spot and hid my other bulges quite well. I wish it had pockets, but many other cuts of Karina dresses do.
I bought a S/M size, which is supposed to fit US sizes 6-10. I felt it was a little snug for that, especially through the rib cage. It has to be pulled over the head, and the waistband was really tight getting it over my shoulders. It's good in the boobs, giving me full coverage at the neckline (I wore a camisole under it, but could have skipped it).
I really liked that this was made in the US (I suspect the fabric is not), and I might keep an eye on the sale section (I did receive a 20% discount code for full-price items, with this shipment). The regular price on this dress was $158.00.
I funked it up for the rainy and windy day.
- Cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Earrings - the Cobbler
We went to the St. Vincent de Paul, the Patch (where I put back a 1950s Dior dress, swoon!) and Verve for second-hand, and a few boutiques (and a pit stop in the mall). I didn't find any shoes that were just right for spending my gift certificate, so I'm going to wait until they get new stock in.
I didn't find much for myself, but did pull this one out of the sea of black and grey skirts at the St. VdeP.
Feels like wool, for sure, and wait a second, is that...fur?
I gasped when I saw the tag.
And how about you? Any scores over the holidays?