It occurred to me at some point this weekend that I'd left my readers in the lurch - poof! Gone! Where did I go? It had slipped my mind that I had a couple of social engagements at the end of the work week that would keep me from blogging those days.
On the plus side, here's a big, fat, meaty post with plenty of outfits, cat pictures and shopping finds to sink your teeth into.
- Jacket - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in November 2015 with cream and leopard
- Skirt - Kay Unger, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in July with cobalt and a massive Fendi belt
- Shoes - Listen Up Ivana, Fluevog; last worn here (wow) in July 2012 with a Darth Vader tie
- Shoes (below) - Miista; last seen here in October with wings and leopard
- Coat (below) - Samuel Dong, thrifted
The skirt is a metallic brown leather with a sweet little ruffle on the hem.
here). They are by Zohara and they were lovely to wear. The gold silk-screened design is done in a rubberized material, so that it doesn't flake off when the tights stretch out. Linking to their website (here), 'cause I love - no ads here, folks.
After work and after my WW meeting, I changed my shoes and walked down to the pub to meet up with L and his friend Anthony (we also ran into our friend Josh). We had dinner and hung out for a couple of hours.
|"What are you doing? Give my my kitty treats!"|
here for my 41st birthday) in Vancouver with Ruth. Wow, at 8+ years - these are some of the oldest shoes in my wardrobe.
- Earrings - Aldo Accessories
- Amber ring (not shown) - late 90s
I've had the earrings for nearly as long - I totally forgot about them! I found them when I was shifting out my spring/summer jewelry and put them into the rotation. Glad I did - their light jangling was like wind chimes.
And then it was Friday! Hurray for Friday. I should probably wear something relaxed for Casual Friday.
- Leather top - Asos, thrifted; last seen here in May with fuscia
- Skirt - Nicole Miller, consignment; last worn here in June with pink paisley
- Shoes - Shellys London; first worn and purchased (for $200) here with my blonde wig and party dress in October
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather, consignment
here, when I purchased it at Verve (pricey consignment) for $198. It's Canadian-made with Italian leather and would have been several hundred dollars new. I've worn it many, many times. It doesn't have pockets, which is the only downside.
|Birthday card from Tammy - shoe!|
- Earrings - thrifted
- Amber ring - late 90s
After work, I went out for dinner with my ex-boss from Fairweather, Tammy! We get together every 6-8 months for dinner and catch up on each other's lives. A big shout-out to her friend Debbie, who I understand is a loyal reader. Hello, Debbie! I see you (not really, don't run away!).
I thought I would share this with you - L and I often leave each other notes, as we do a lot of things separately (and don't have phones for texting). This is what was on the counter when I got home from dinner on Friday night.
|"Went to Tartan Toque [a local pub] 8:20. |
|"I haven't had my kitty treats! I am a deprived starving cat!"|
|"I love the Man because he gives me treats. Unlike you."|
Yeah, me? I get no love. I get someone fishing in my shoes to steal my earrings before I can photograph them. What do you think you are doing, Vizzini?
|"There seems to be a cat-toy in your shoes."|
here, and great video article about her here). If you ever come to Victoria, it is a "must-see"! And yes, linking 'cause I LOVE!
She gave me a deal on this wonderful hat - I paid $39.99.
After a little sleep-in on Saturday morning, L and I walked to town for brunch at Floyd's.
- Cardigan - Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted; purchased here back in July for $17.99
- Leather slip-dress - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here with these same boots back in March
- Boots - Prepare Guide Fluevog; last seen here in that exact outfit
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather
- Earrings - Glee
I had good luck at Flavour, but oddly ended up with a bunch of grey and neutrals. I swear, I'm not going to wear nothing but neutrals. I still love my colour!
I couldn't leave this amazing 100% grey wool dress behind.
It's by Ports International and is made in Hong Kong.
And then I found another dress! This is marled black/white knit on the back and sleeves, and faux leather on the front (with very soft backing).
I've looked at this top before and put it back. This time I didn't.
I'm feeling the wide-leg pant trend too, so couldn't resist these olive-green trousers.
After Flavour, I meandered over to Dots. I don't usually shop there (second-hand first!) but sometimes they have interesting items. Nothing really grabbed me, and then I saw this dress.
I'm happy that the back is not just solid black, too.
This is by Poupee Chic, and I'm sorry, I am a 12-year-old boy and am giggling like mad over "poopy chic".
Last night, L and I chilled out and played "Arkham Horror". Kitty helped.
|"Yes, just play around me. I won't be a bother."|
|"I resent these accusations!"|
After that, he settled down grumpily on the back of the couch behind me.
|"I'm just biding my time until you get up."|
|"I'm just going to sit here until you give me my kitty treats."|
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!