Well, what a fabulous weekend it has been! We've been to a Vintage Fair, and gone to a wedding, plus I've been up to artsy stuff, so without further ado, let's get this tale told.
Here's Friday's outfit. Knowing I was going to be meeting up with friends after work, I dressed for that event also.
- Blouse - L'Wren Scott's "A Tropical Conversation" FW 2011, thrifted; last worn here in January in a lovely autumnal outfit
- Angora dress - Ralph by Ralph Lauren, vintage 90s, thrifted; purchased here for $49.99
- Boots - Eject, consignment; purchased here for $75.00
- Coat (below) - Denny Rose, consignment; last worn here in March over McQueen
It's worth clicking above to see the last time I wore this blouse, as the front pleated "fan" ruffles are not really shown off well in this look.
It is a generous cut (very loose and stretchy) and VERY WARM. Did I mention it was VERY WARM?
I thought the glitter shedding from my gold sparkly shoes was bad!
Outerwear - I met up with Cat, Karen and Yvonne after work at the vintage fair for a browse. The theme was "Santa Baby" so this is the closest I could get.
Done up, although it was another sunny day and it wasn't that cold out.
- Leaf brooch - Grandma W, vintage
- Flower brooch - Mom's, c. 1964
- Earrings - vintage fair
When I left in the morning, I found Vizzini ensconced in "his chair", sleeping on "his blanket."
|"What? This is my spot. Get your own."|
He's been grabbing all the warm spots lately.
My seasonal outfit netted me a gift bag at the door of the vintage fair - look what I got!
They are cubic zirconia studs with a battery pack as the back.
I did really well at the vintage fair - I even found and bought a stainless steel modernist brooch and cuff for Cat. This was my gasp-worthy treasure:
It's a super-glitzy Lurex dress from the 70s!
The colours are red, burgundy, bronze, tan and navy blue.
The neckline is trimmed in crochet in a scalloped edging.
I couldn't find out anything about Ian Peters - although I found a very similar one (this one, link 'cause I love) from a UK site.
|Note the vintage size 14; that's a modern size 10|
I also spotted this fabulous necklace and then a little further along, earrings that are a near match.
The necklace was $11.00 and is marked Monet.
here's a good article about them (linking 'cause I love, of course). My necklace is likely from the 80s.
I quite liked this pretty copper cuff.
Only $14.00, and not marked.
I found the below earrings at WIN as well.
This is another piece that I found on a table of "everything for $5.00" - those are my favourite tables, as I can spot the good stuff really well.
The wires are flexible.
These two rings were also on the $5.00 table.
here on the left. Same!
The other ring is not POLY, but is also nice quality.
I offered $18.00 for this amazing cuff bracelet that was marked at $20.00.
It's fairly worn (you can see the copper where the gold finish has rubbed off below).
On Saturday morning, L and I went for brunch early, once I was home from my Mental Health Walk.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Patti's doing a basic white shirt, and while my outer look is rather colourful, I did wear a very basic top with this.
- Cape - Coracle Clothes, vintage 60s, pass-along from Sheila A; last seen here over soft pinks and florals in April
- Turtleneck sweater - Wanko, thrifted; last worn here in October with toasty tweeds
- Skirt - J. Crew, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in March for a weekend shop in blue
- Shoes - Miista; last worn here in September with the best dress ever
See? Basic top!
All hatted and gloved.
- Hat - vintage, thrifted
- Leather gloves - Danier Leather
- Necklace - Dots (first wearing - paid $2.98 for it)
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Crystal ring - Soul Flower
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
Vizzini helped L get his lace-up boots on.
|"Those saucy laces will not escape my claws!"|
It was hard to get a clear shot of him, as he was constantly leaping and grabbing at them.
|"They will not elude me!"|
Getting dressed is always an adventure with that cat.
L and I hung out at home for a bit, and then got ready to bus to a wedding. This picture turned out so well. What a great-looking couple we are!
L is wearing a consignment white and black striped shirt with red and black velvet flocked paisleys, a vintage thrifted bow tie, a retail velvet and satin jacket, a pair of black suit pants, and one of his many funky Fluevogs.
Me, I did a repeat of an outfit I wore to work in August. I kept this dress and shoes out for this very event!
- Dress - Eliza J, thrifted; first worn here in August with these same shoes
- Shoes - Arnold Churgin, thrifted; last seen here on my birthday in October
- Coat (below) - Auckie Sanft, vintage 60s, vintage fair; last worn here only a few days ago
We bused to the wedding, then walked home and fed Vizzini; then cabbed to the reception, and then walked home from there.
Wore my cashmere pashmina for extra warmth as needed.
Outerwear - I kind of went overboard on pink!
Done up. This was actually really comfortable; neither too hot nor too cold.
- Pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
Of course, I did not walk anywhere in those shoes.
- Cuff - Swarovski, consignment, gift from L
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
- Brooch - vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Earrings - vintage fair
Here are a few pictures from the day.
There's the happy couple.
Here's L, walking through a copse of trees, alongside a creek, on the way to the church.
|"It's totally a shortcut!"|
I liked the very simple architectural lines of the church.
We walked home afterwards through our 'hood.
Here are the happy couple at the reception. I did a Princess Bride reference: "Say "man and wife"!"
|"Man and wife!"|
Such a happy couple! Weddings always make me feel so grateful for my own awesome partner.
I loved that they had homemade colouring books/puzzle books, including fill-in-the-blanks on wedding advice. What a smart and handy activity for those of us who are introverts in the midst of crowds of people we didn't know!
I also happily decorated a cake.
I liked my bouquet.
I hope you both live happily ever after!
The Fernwood Inn, another of our favourite spots.
We got home to an enthusiastic reaction.
|"Where in the name of all kitty treats have you been??"|
He helpfully pointed out the treat cupboard.
|"It's right there! Move it! Treat time!"|
And the rest of the weekend has been spent relaxing, including me finishing up another Zentangle, for my colleague Anisha.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thank you for coming by!