Sunday, December 20, 2015

Visible Weekend: Fringed Suede and Peach Feathers

It's been quite a weekend! Three work days left and then I'm off until the New Year. Posts will be sporadic - you've been warned.
This is what I wore to go for brunch on Saturday morning with L - afterwards, I took off and finished up my Christmas shopping. The streets were quiet, but the stores were busy!


  • Coat - Pioneer Wear, vintage 80s, thrifted
  • Shirt - Dept, consignment; last worn here in August with red and white polka dots when I purchased this coat for $43.95
  • Skirt - J. Michaels, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in July with equestrian details
  • Boots - Dirty Laundry, thrifted; last seen here a few weeks ago with my pink Muppety skirt

I only had my coat off for brunch, but this is what I looked like.
This is one of my favourite shirts - I love all the colours and pattern on it.

However, the star is the coat.
Aw, yeah, fringe-o-rama! I also wore my purple leather gloves and a vintage orange scarf to hold my hair up.

The stuff:
Those are indeed boots.

I was good and only bought one thing for myself: this cool faux leather belt. I fell in love with the buckle.
And only $3.99 at Value Village?

I love it when an item has a stamp or mark on it.
This one says "Mimi di N - (c) 1981". Never heard of this company before - their website (here, linking 'cause I love) is pretty basic.

After a long shop, I am done! I came home, napped and then got ready for Nick and Karen's party. I had to wear my new dress!
My head got cut off in the photos (the heels are too tall!), so I did some selfies in the bathroom. I had to add the brooch to the decolletage, as it really dives low! No one needs to see that far down my dress!

It's pretty spectacular.
I felt like a million bucks all night.


  • Dress - Lillie Rubin, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here for $42.00
  • Shoes - Jessica Simpson, c. 2007; last seen here (3rd outfit) in November 2014 for a gala holiday party
I was tugging at the top a bit during the party, as it kept trying to expose my strapless bra.

"Did I hear feathers rustling?"
I also neglected to test to see if I could go to the bathroom in it. I had a moment of panic at the party, hoping I wouldn't have to remove the dress (like this one!) in order to pee.

The stuff:
My party shoes lasted about 4 hours before I took them off. I just don't wear high heels like this much anymore!

Party bling:
The feathery fascinator and the swirly brooch matched well.


  • Fascinator - local
  • Purse - gift from Megan Mae
  • Brooch - Sarah Coventry, vintage 80s, vintage fair
  • Earrings - Aldo Accessories
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop
  • Death Star ring - Soul Flower


I'm linking up to "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style! Be there or be square!

10 comments:

  1. Wow, the new dress is so wow! You look like a movie star visiting among us. What a fab find. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  2. WOW! That dress! No doubt you felt like a movie star! Is it vintage? It fits you perfectly. You look like you need to be sitting on a piano in a jazz bar singing the night away.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  3. Wow that dress is perfect on you! Even if you were tugging at it a bit though the night, it looks like it fits you like a glove. A wonderful find!

    Enjoy your last few days of work! I've just started my holidays - have a little time off over Christmas to relax as much as possible.

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  4. Happy Holidays and I love your dedication to fashion and style.
    XO

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  5. Man o man, that's some schpetacular dress!! Just a million - much more than that surely. I bet Vizzini loves your dress too. And I always love your silvers and fringes. Have a great countdown to down time!

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  6. Wowza, you look fantastic in this feathery peach delight! Isn't it just the best thing ever when you find a perfect vintage piece like this - it's truly made to measure. Have a lovely New Year x
    Anna
    Annas' Island Style

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  7. i just LOVE your feathery wonderfulness She! SO wish I was with you guys that night. love from carolyn

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  8. WOW SHE ! that orange dress is fab ! and it fits you so well. You read my thoughts when you mentioned that Vizzini was wondering about the feathers .... I could picture him wanting to attack them !
    And of course I love that new leaf belt - its a great piece .

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  9. YOWZA!!!! I would say more like 5 million, but who's counting ;).
    You look absolutely smashing in that feathered frock, and the accessories are perfect, especially the hair.

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  10. Wow dress... You have a good figure for wearing this. And the heels... Love the heels too.
    Greetje

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