Where does the time go? It's like someone waved a magic wand and the weekend was over.
This is Friday's work outfit.Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style - get over there!
- Jacket/coat - Desigual by Christian Lacroix, consignment; last seen here in April with polka dots
- Sweater - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last worn here in September with mod leather
- Skirt - Quilaree, consignment; last seen here in June with Chinoiserie
- Poufy underskirt (not quite visible) - H&M, thrifted; last glimpsed here in the same outfit as the skirt as above
- Boots - Adrian Agnes, Fluevog; last worn here in March with the last of the snowflake skirt
|"Hmmm...what can I eat down the hallway?"|
I went with patterned tights so that the outfit worn without the jacket would still be interesting.
Blurry (but shiny!) bling:
My biggest honkin' earrings.
- Earrings - vintage booth downtown
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop
- Death Star ring - Soul Flower
I met L after work for a slice of pizza (dinner), then we walked home - we had an event to go to on Friday night.
Oh wait! First, a kitty interval!
On Thursday night, L had some buddies over - I was working on my blog when I heard something.
|"This could be you if I don't get my kitty treats NOW."|
He's disemboweling a rag. I laughed so hard, he scooted away at top speed.
Anyway, Friday night, L, Elaine and I went to Urbanite! Party clothes!
This is what Urbanite is all about (from the AGGV site here*): It began with a concept to present art in a new, exciting and engaging way! What resulted was an event that surpassed our expectations and continues to grow with each occurrence! People young (but not too young, after all, there are cocktails!) and old have quickly embraced this phenomenon so far out of the ordinary it's never coming back! URBANITE is one of Victoria's most unique events, and one that you won't soon forget. As part of the Gallery's adult programming, every part of the evening is inspired by our current exhibitions. Experience art through custom cocktails, exhibition tours, slightly twisted visuals, live local music and hands-on activities. Held 3 times a year, URBANITE invites you to get a little crazy and forget everything you were taught about art.
*linking 'cause I love, in all instances in my post, of course.
|I'm so tall in these boots, my fascinator is cut off|
You may recognize this repeat outfit from Vero's birthday party (here) in September. I wore all the same stuff.
- Dress - handmade, no label, thrifted
- Boots - LA Malibu, Fluevog
- Coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted; purchased here for $8.50 last weekend
I had fun playing with my make-up. I took some bathroom selfies.
here), so no way was I wearing anything to do with a banana or yellow. All the other colours, yes.
Pretty lids. I love aqua eyeshadow!
"Hey, Elaine, come on in!"
|Love those leopard pants!|
Yes, well, now I'll behave.
|"And this is my outerwear."|
Look, I can stand on one fooooo-!
And there's the fascinator!
- Fascinator - Funk Shui
- Death Star ring - Soul Flower
- Shield ring - Nine West
- Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment
- Gloves - vintage, thrifted
- Purse - vintage 80s, thrifted
Urbanite always includes an activity - this time it was button-making, using banana images and pre-cut-out circles of celebrity faces.
After a bit of a sleep-in on Saturday, L and I headed down to Floyd's to meet some friends for brunch. L had trouble getting his boots on.
|"I like your shoe laces."|
|"I must eat those laces!"|
|"Curses! The man kept the delicious laces away from me!"|
- Dress - A Dress Town Original, vintage 60s, thrifted; last worn here in September with sandals
- Boots - Indigo by Clark's; last seen here in October for Thanksgiving with friends
My leather trench for warmth (also, more caramel!).
- Belt - vintage 60s, Mom's
- Earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
I had a bit of an indulgent "retail therapy shop, and went to four thrift stores downtown, all regular haunts for me.
First, the St. Vincent de Paul. I have quite a collection of little teeny stud earrings, and I have trouble seeing them in my jewelry box.
|Close to actual size|
I'm apologizing in advance for the sucky dark pictures below - it was nearly dark (at 4pm!) when I got home.
I also bought this dark brown suede A-line skirt - I saw this last time I was at the SVdP, but it cost too much, so I put it back.
It is by Danier, and ooh, that's an orange tag!
I also couldn't resist this plum-y purple ruffled satin skirt.
From there, I spent about an hour in the WIN Warehouse Store, where I had a Shoe Bonanza! Some days, you just luck out on shoes.
I am nuts about these silver pull-on booties.
They also look brand new - not a speck on the soles.
here they are on Amazon (linking 'cause I love). They are the Sada Ankle Boot, and they sell for up to $79.99. So my $29.50 feels pretty good now. They'll be good weekend boots.
These are probably the most-regretted purchase of the day, even though they were only $8.50. They were actually priced at $16.50, but there was another, smaller pair one shelf over priced at $8.50, so I requested that the pair I wanted be re-priced, which they did.
Brand new, no wear.
I love these shoes. Ever since my wonderful Hale Bob shoes (these ones) bit the dust, I've been looking for another leopard/animal print flat.
These are probably by far my very favourite shoes that I bought, though.
That sweet squared off toe, and nice heel?
One shoe says "Ingledews" inside it and the other says "Amalfi by Rangoni," which is repeated on the soles.
WIN also had a sale on: 50% off anything with a red star on the tag. I'd tried this crazy top on last time I was in and reluctantly put it back.
Details: snaps along one shoulder.
It's a lovely supple suede, and it's also made in Israel.
I am always on the lookout for a nice blouse. I liked the reds, pinks, browns and purples of this one.
I hate photographing black tops. They never come out right. You will have to believe me that this one is amazing. I'm sure it's early 80s - it has more of a 70s vibe than later 80s blouses. It has thin shoulder pads.
The front detail is beaded in black.
The bottom has a wide fitted waistband, with 3 black buttons with crystals in the centre.
I couldn't resist this nice dark brown and copper lurex mock turtleneck.
After my massive haul at WIN, I popped into the Beacon Thrift Store for a quick look. It's a bit of a squicky store (has that smell, you know), but once a while I find something good.
This was one of those times!
From there, I made one last stop, at The Patch. I had a $20.00 gift certificate from some of the gals at work, so I wanted to spend it.
Little 4" fringe!
I love the buttons.
Another piece of Pioneer Wear to add to my collection (this turquoise suede skirt, this coat). If only I knew where it was made?
Of course, I did find something else! I'd seen this skirt before but not tried it on, because it was marked a size 12 (normally a bit too big on me).
It is navy blue with embroidered orange flowers on an organza outer layer. It has a built-in crinoline and is also fully lined, with a grosgrain ribbon waistband.
I spent about an hour yesterday making outfits out of all the new-to-me items and accessories I've bought over the last whiles - it came out to about 16 outfits, so I'm set for a few weeks! I can't wait to wear them all!
And now, L and I are headed out to dinner with friends visiting from Vancouver - time to put on an outfit!