As you may have deduced from my absence, I've been rather busy. We went to the Argyle Attic's* opening on Wednesday night, which set the tone for the rest of the week! We had a grand time. I did have a wee bit of a headache on Thursday, but since it was self-inflicted, I can't really complain!
*I like because I love. I did get free drinks, but so did everyone else.
This is what I wore to work on Thursday:here), green tank (last worn here), the parachute skirt (last worn here) and my white sandals (last worn here).
The sandals were a little casual for work, but since Thursday was my Friday (woot! a day off!), I didn't really care all that much.
I also wore my lovely silk scarf, tied to drape down my back.
Cardigan (no label, consignment), top (Harve Bernard, thrifted), skirt (Cute Options), shoes (Wild Diva, gift from Caro), belt (Club Monaco), cuff (SkinzNHydez), ring (vintage 70s, Mom's), earrings (vintage 90s), scarf (The Vera Collective, vintage, thrifted).
On Thursday night after work, we headed downtown to meet up with some friends to go see two live shows. The local Fringe Festival is on this weekend, but the shows we went to were part of the "Singe Festival" (no relation). We saw "God is a Scottish Drag Queen" by Mike Delamont, and "Where's My Flying Car?" by Missie Peters.*
*Again, I link because I love. Go see these artists!
We actually know Missie (she's the same person who took my picture that I mentioned back here), and her show is a spoken-word poetry presentation about the future. It was excellent - highly recommended if you live in one of her tour cities!
I changed into a dress and heels (and poncho) so that it felt like the weekend!
here. Last wear for these awesome shoes (last seen here).
I carried my vintage 80s eelskin wallet - I liked how the emerald green popped off the yellow.
Poncho (BCBG Max Azria, thrifted), dress (Planet, thrifted), shoes (Coach).
And that brings us nearly to the end of August! Last outfit! Friday/yesterday, my dear friend Cat and I met up for breakfast and then had a lovely day wandering around Oak Bay (a part of Victoria where all the rich people live). It was a glorious day!
My olive blazer, these shoes and the skirt were last all worn together (here), and my pink sweater was last worn here.
Of course, I had to add my lime green and pink Smoking Lily scarf (amoeba-y goodness! picture here).
Jacket (Bianca Nygard, thrifted), sweater (Reitman's, consignment), skirt (Bebe, swap from Caro), shoes (Circa Joan & David, thrifted).
We walked down Oak Bay Avenue (a main shopping area) and went to the House of Savoy, a higher end consignment store (more on that in a bit), then wandered down to another consignment store (I don't go to either store very often) just off the Ave, then we went to the pub for a refreshing cider.
From there, we walked down to the water:
We saw a gondola!
We saw a harbour seal!
|He's swimming down there at the bottom.|
We kept walking till we got to Willows Beach:
Looking towards the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands to the east - can't even see the mainland from here.
Looking south, there's the marina.
We walked back towards down - I had to take a picture of this giant thistle bush. It's taller than me!
I laughed at this crazy "art installation" at one of the intersections.
I did buy a couple of things at the House of Savoy - other than that, I wasn't too taken with the few consignment stores in Oak Bay. I prefer my thrifting haunts.
This is a lovely top:
This wonderful suit was the really exciting thing for me, though:
The brand is Pink Tartan, which is normally out of my price range. This suit was $160.00 for both pieces.
Even better? The owner of the House of Savoy told me that this suit was once owned by a movie star! Yes! It was consigned by the sister of...Kim Cattrall! I have Kim Cattrall's suit!
I don't actually have any proof other than the shop owner's word, of course. But Kim Cattrall did grow up in Courtenay (up-Island), and this article from People mentions her "hip hand-me-downs" given to her sister who still lives here.
Anyway, from here on, this is going to be known as "Kim Cattrall's suit"!
And now...here's a preview of the August capsule!
And lots of shoes: