Monday, Monday, la la...
Well, there's lots to cover today, so let's get a move on.
Outfit! One last wear for everything here. The black boyfriend jacket (last seen here
, yesterday, 3rd outfit) has been so good to me this month. Into the drycleaning bag it goes!
This awesome silk top (last worn here
, 2nd outfit) is so beautiful - I'm going to miss it.
My peachy suede skirt (last seen here
) has proven that you can wear leather in the summer! The shoes (last seen here
) are fabulous, but we bid them a fond adieu until next spring.
I'm also wearing a new pair of earrings, but we'll get to those in a bit.
Don't forget to check out Visible Monday
at Patti's "Not Dead Yet Style
Jacket (Banana Republic, thrifted), top (Le Chateau, thrifted), skirt (Co & Eddy, thrifted), shoes (Poetic License).
I'm really excited to get into my August wardrobe. Seriously, I feel like a kid in a candy store at the end of every month! What will I wear? Ooh, the possibilities!
The lovely Lorinda of Everyday Endeavours
gave me one of her beautiful postcards yesterday:
It reminds me of waves and butterflies and bubbles...and my August capsule wardrobe!
I recovered the camera last night from L and took pictures of all my loot that I found while Lorinda and I were out. We both had good luck at the jewelry counter at WIN (pictures of the Women in Need thrift store here
, from February).
I found these gold-filled earrings for only $7.50. I pulled one off the card so you can see how they just slide on.
They still had the original price of $19.50 on them. I love the lightness and how they look (go look at the first picture of this post again to see).
Isn't the necklace amazing? It was also $7.50 - there are no marks on it or anything, but it has nice weight and lays nicely on. I like the multi-tones of gold/brass and the large scrolly shapes. Very me.
I found this fabulous periwinkle blue linen maxi skirt for $12.50. Its label has been removed, but it's fully lined and feels wonderful.
I am on a linen binge, I think. Well, for me. This is about 3-4 pieces I have bought recently.
I completely and utterly fell in love with this skirt:
It's 100% silk and yes, that is a FARM print on it! Horses, barns, a stream, flowers...so much to love. It's by Gap and I think it's over 10 years old, as the labels don't look like any of the modern Gap stuff I've bought. It was $14.50.
I also nabbed this fantastic double vest:
It fits very snug, like a corset almost. It could work with my steampunk stuff as well as in a capsule. It's by Le Chateau and was $10.50.
This was my major score of the day. I am so excited to wear this dress, I might not be able to save it for my December capsule!
Okay, I know, it doesn't look like much on the hanger, but it is thick satin, with a very fitted, boned top, and an almost-circle skirt. The sash is about 5" wide, so just picture how perfect of a cocktail dress this is on!
Just feeling it, you know it's quality. It's by Robin Jordan and was only $18.50. That's insane. It had to have sold for close to $200 originally, I'm sure.
I always check out the accessory section, and was rewarded with this autumnal-toned silk scarf:
I love the tessera-look of the edge. It's by "The Vero Studio" which makes me smile, because I have a good friend named Vero(nique). As you can see by the tag, it was $4.50.
From WIN, we headed over to The Velvet Crease. Lorinda really cleaned up there - she got a fantastic INC drapey top and the most gorgeous shift dress in brown and cream. Lorinda, you have to wear that to the next Art Gallery event!
I did pretty good myself, scoring this lovely red dress:
I love a dress with a sleeve! Why are they so rare? This is by Planet (the UK company), which is carried by The Bay in Canada, so I know the regular price would have been around $250. It was $40, and I know it's going to be an excellent basic. The draping in the middle is way more flattering than I thought it would be!
I am sticking to my resolve to try to get more good quality basic items! I found this simple reversible V and scoop necked sweater for $16.00.
It hangs funny, but fits like a dream. It's 50/50 silk and cashmere and is made in Scotland.
What do you think? What's your favourite of yesterday's items?
While you mull that over, here's a sneak peak at August's capsule wardrobe! The clothing:
I have an unprecedented 5 dresses in this wardrobe! There are some new acquisitions but some old favourites as well. The colour palette is green, yellow, pink, purple and red, with beige, white, olive and denim as the neutrals.
Just 6 pairs, but four of them are flats. This is the first month with no Fluevogs! Aw...