Thursday, October 10, 2019

Birthday Week: Legs Lacroix

The weekend is upon us, as Birthday Week continues with a favourite fall dress. 
It's a jammy dress, nothing else to it. Comfy as heck.


  • Dress - Desigual by Christian Lacroix, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in January with red boots
  • Shoes - Napoleoni, thrifted; purchased here for $16.95
  • Leather jacket (below) - Danier Leather; last seen here in April


I love the trompe l'oeil print - the top bib portion is embroidered and beaded. Edited: link to a picture of the fancy stuff here.
 I often wear this dress with tights - wearing it with nylons felt a bit bare. Legs McGee, that's me!

The dress has horizontal lines of gold sparkle in the fabric.
 But it's the print that is so awesome.

I first wore it in January of 2016 (here - I have purple hair!). Can you believe I only paid $24.00 for it??
 This is the tenth time I've worn it, so I'm at $2.40 per wear.

Leather weather!
 I had a company shindig after work and knew I'd be walking home, so I wanted to be bright. Safety first!

Bundled up for the chilly morning and evening walks - more frost.
Orange and red for fun.


  • Toque - Danier, thrifted
  • Fur scarf - thrifted
  • Gloves - Parkhurst


The stuff:
(I've been working on my camera settings for better lighting)
 I'm happy to report that these shoes were fantastic and comfy to wear. I really like the shape of them, and the deep oxblood burgundy colour.

Gold bling:
The usual suspects.


  • Belt - thrifted, Powell River
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's


More birthday presents! L spoils me.
Clockwise from top left: "Princess Bride" talking book, a collection of modern Cthulhu mythos stories, an action/fantasy novel, a cheesy-looking 1950s paperback, a My Chemical Romance CD, a Fluevog gift card (yay! shoe shopping!), and two pieces of jewelry.

The left necklace is probably from the 1930s, and seems to be pewter and amber.
 The chain thing on the left is a bracelet. The links are hollow, it's stamped silver and made in Thailand. Both were purchased at the Vintage Mall (A+ for secondhand shopping for presents!).

A close-up on the sections of the necklace.
They remind me of droplets of sap coming out of pinecones.

And now, I'm off! This weekend is a long weekend for Thanksgiving in Canada, and I have a bunch of events planned. I will be back on Monday with tales of adventure! Wishing you all a happy weekend!

36 comments:

  1. Such a fun dress and what thoughtful gifts! Enjoy your long weekend Sheila!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mica! I know, I am very lucky to have such a generous husband.

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  2. Love that dress on you and those shoes look stylish and comfortable. Wonderful presents; especially the jewellery - well done that man!

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    1. I know, he did good, didn't he, Vronni? Thanks so much, my dear!

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  3. A dress that looks that good *and* is comfortable? Ay caramba!

    What fabulous presents too - that 30s necklace is gorgeous, and the books all look like tremendous fun.

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    1. I know, Mim! Isn't that the best?

      Thank you - I love the necklace, and the books L picks are always fun.

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  4. Hurray for jammy dresses, especially groovy ones like this. And you've certainly got the legs to wear it with nylons! I'm loving your bright outerwear, it does make you stand out in all senses of the word. Loving your pressies too, that 1930s necklace is gorgeous! Here's to a wonderful weekend and finale of your birthday week! xxx

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    1. Agreed, Ann! Can you ever have too many jammy dresses? I think not! Happy weekend to you!

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  5. I would have loved to see a close-up of the embroidery and beads. It is indeed a steal for 24,50. And those shoes are a steal as well. They look not worn. Hankering for such bargains here.
    Greetje

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    1. I have edited to add a link to a close-up picture for you, Greetje, thanks for the suggestion. The shoes had a tiny bit of wear, but I think they hurt the previous owner - there are marks (blood??) on the backs of the ankles. I love bargains.

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  6. You look very fancy, that dress has a amazing pattern!! I'm sure you look stunning with or without nylons!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Marisa! Aw, you are very kind, I appreciate that.

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  7. That dress is fabulous. I love the print and the cut is great too. The orange leather jacket you paired it with is such a perfect pop of colour. I also like your pointed shoes, very chic.

    The books you got for your birthday seem fascinating. Lovely necklaces too! Lucky you...and happy birthday.

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    1. The cut is pretty simple, but the fabric is everything. I do adore pointy shoes!

      The books look a bit silly, but I'm good with that. I know, I am so lucky! thank you so much, Ivana!

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  8. OOh, your amber and pewter necklace is dreamy! It's great to have autumnal coloured jewels! I love your outfit too- you look like you're clad in Autumn-leaves! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!x

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    1. Thank you so much, Kezzie! I'm looking forward to wearing it - I love autumn colours too. Thank you, I did!

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  9. That amber necklace is stunning. And that L is a keeper! Such good taste and he knows you so well.

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    1. I know, 22+ years and he's still knocking it out of the park on gifts, what a guy! Thanks, Gerrilyn!

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  10. Such an amazing dress and you style it perfectly. I like your accessorize and jacket. Enjoy in your birthday week.

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  11. What a fabulous array of gifts from L, that man knows how to spoil a girl!
    That dress is a work of art.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. xxx

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    1. He does spoil me, gawd luv-'im for it. Thank you so much, Vix!

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  12. Hope you're having a great long weekend - Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. lovely dress, the embroidered details and the colors are amazing and it fits you like a dream!, lovely shoes too! and lovely jacket which matches so delightfully!. You look really cool in your leather jackets!
    What a fabulous bunch of presents!, glad L is spoiling you totally!
    besos

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    1. Thank you so much - it's such a comfy dress, too. L does spoil me - such a good guy.

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  14. Happy birthday! Looking forward to catching up on all your birthday themed posts. X

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  15. Yet another outstanding cpw ! What a cool dress I am beating myself up for not buying a LaCroix suit a few years back for less than 20.00 USD-
    Just the other day I was reading up on LaCroix and how he was never profitable.

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    1. I love finding a good deal! Aw, I'm sure you'll find another.

      I would like to find a book about him.

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