It's been a whirlwind of a weekend! So busy, so let's get right to it.
Here's Friday, and the last day of Pride Week featuring my most rainbow-y dress.
Whichever you prefer, this is my entry for "Visible Monday" at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go!
- Dress - Tangerine Jill, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) to the theatre with Mom in January
- Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevogs:
- Orange pair last worn here in April with jungle print
- Yellow pair last worn here in July 2017 with a wrap dress
It's a spectacular dress - every one of those silk squares is hand-sewn (on a machine) to a sheer black silk organza backing. The dress is fully-lined, of course.
The back view - it's always important to make sure you look as good from the back as you do from the front.
I wore a light jacket over it, as it was mostly cloudy out.
- Cuff - thrifted
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
I went to the WIN store on Pandora Ave after work with one of my colleagues to introduce her to thrift shopping, so full disclosure, I did bring another pair of shoes to work and wore them for our shop.
- Leather flats - Karl Lagerfeld; last seen here (2nd outfit) in May with a swooshy skirt
My colleague bought a skirt, and I may have found a couple of things for myself...they just jumped off the rack at me, even though I was really just shopping for her!
This one is by Karl Lagerfeld and was on the 50% off rack.
I also spotted this amazing skirt in the Vintage section of the 50% off rack.
It's a wrap-around skirt (one button and one hook, so I'll be wearing a slip under it!), and has this fun detail near the waistband.
A look at the full pattern - note the fringe at the hem.
|"This skirt smells like a kooky woman."|
On Saturday, we played Ultimate Frisbee - it was very hot and sunny, rather nice compared to last week, when we played in the pouring rain.
- Dress - Joe Fresh, thrifted; last seen here (4th outfit) back in July 2017
- Shoes - Karl Lagerfeld; last worn the day before (they were still sitting out, so no thinking there!)
We had a good game, although I was rather sweaty when it was over!
I do love a good black and white patterned dress, though.
- Bakelite earrings - vintage 60s, vintage fair
I hadn't been to Flavour Upstairs for a good look around for a while. I tried a lot of things on, but narrowed it down to just a few really special pieces.
This is by Replay, and as you can see is from their "Girl's Line".
here, linking 'cause I love). They seem to specialize in jeans and casual wear. I am guessing that this shirt is from the 90s, based on the retro 70s print and thick knit polyester.
Made in Italy, gotta like that!
It has some marks on the back of the shoulder, so it has now been marked down to $5.00, which is enough for me to try it on finally.
I was pleasantly surprised by this pink acrylic sweater.
Made in the UK! Awesome!
The brand is Boohoo, which is also a brand I'm not familiar with.
here, 'cause I love) on their site, so $14.00 is fine with me. It's called the Isabella Funnel-Neck Jumper.
I also found another leather coat (I have a lot of leather coats!).
From Flavour Upstairs, I went back to the WIN store. I hadn't really done a thorough look-through on Friday, since I was helping my coworker. I spent a couple of hours going through all the racks, and again, tried on massive amounts of stuff. I only came away with 3 items, and weirdly, they were all the last things I tried on.
I found this cream high-neck blouse with lace inserts.
I've had Renuar pieces before and they've been good quality. I saw the punch-out on the tag and figured this would be 50% off.
As my style continues evolving, I've been picking up some basic colour pieces, so this black tux-style shirt appealed to me.
I also love seeing a nice detail like a "boob snap" right where most buttoned blouses and shirts tend to gape.
This wonderful jacket caught my eye.
All of that pattern is actually sewn/embroidered!
There is a black band down the sides, and a stretchy black insert along the underside of the arms (which are snug).
It's by BCBG Max Azria, and is called the Duke jacket. A little digging around reveals that this retailed for $585.00 new (here, link 'cause I love - it's on sale for $155.00 - we can match!).
$19.95 would have been a great deal, but at 75% off, to only pay $5.00 for this? That is a total score!!
So, I mentioned foreshadowing earlier because on Friday, my dear Caro came over to help me sort through all of my clothing in in the giveaway pile...
|Caro's revealing all the accessories under the purple scarf, which are hidden from Vizzini|
She got dibs on anything she wanted, for helping me sort it all out, and took home that giant Costco bag full of clothes. We enjoyed a bottle of wine and a few hours of giggling and playing with everything. At one point, we had a "swoosh off" as I showed her how to deploy that fringed kimono topper (yes, she did take it home).
I invited about 50 people from work and life to come over and help themselves to whatever they wanted on Sunday/today - it was a full year's worth of clothes, shoes and accessories. The clothes sat out on Saturday, and someone found them.
|"I approve of my new cat-bed."|
|"What do you mean, people are coming over? What about my bed?"|
He patrolled early today (Sunday) while I tidied up and aired out the house, ready for the horde.
|"Nothing on this side to report."|
|"No one's going to show up. You may as well put my clothing cat-bed back together."|
|Thumbs up for a great giveaway!|
I hope you all had a fun weekend!