Hey, hey! Miss me? It's been a crazy fun weekend! Hope yours has been a blast too! My mom actually called to see how I was because I hadn't done a post since Thursday. Happy to know you're looking out for me, Mom.
On Friday after work, my work's social club sponsored a scavenger hunt in downtown. We were broken up into groups of 3-4 people and tasked with taking pictures of things based on clues and local landmarks. It was a hoot, but I was dressed way too warmly.
|It was 30 degrees out. I roasted!|
Sadly, this is going to be the one and only wear of this top/jacket, because I got pen all over the front of it, and it wouldn't come out. Not with my Folex, not by washing it (yes, of course I washed it - it's suede, it washed beautifully). I don't feel it's worth the $20+ expense to have it dry-cleaned, so it's going into the donation bag, to be replaced by another jacket for the September capsule. A bummer, but stains and damage do fall under the replacement guidelines I set at the start of the challenge.
I last wore the skirt here (2nd outfit), last weekend. It was good sunblock for running around, but I got very sweaty and had some leg chaffing. Ouch. Unpleasant.
here in March 2011 with a leopard ensemble for Leopard Week. I got them on clearance at the Bay, marked down to $47.99. They're a half size too small, and I really noticed it (I had thin socks on with them). I'll have to see, but not sure if they will make the cut after this month.
I've previously worn them here (last outfit, with another maxi skirt) in October 2011, in June 2011 (with a floofy skirt), in April 2011 (with acid wash and a rocker look)
I didn't wear the booties for the scavenging (they're too high to run around for 2 hours in) - I wore a pair of high top runners (not part of the capsule, as I wear them for walking to and from work). I left the booties under my desk at work, where they still are! I'll have to remember to take them home this week.
Jacket (Danier Leather, consignment), skirt (Mavi, consignment), boots (Libby Edelman), belt (Gap), earrings (Plum).
On Saturday morning, I crawled out of bed at 7am and took the bus to a local park up by the university and did an hour and a half of boot camp! We did drills up and down the sandy beach, running up stairs, doing burpees, push-ups (I actually did quite well at push-ups, thanks to my pee push-ups!), did drills just like I've seen on "The Biggest Loser" and generally ran around doing crazy stuff.
When we finished, I walked up to my WW meeting (a very steep hill was involved) - my walk was another 1/2 hour, then I took the bus home. Only 11:15am and I was soaked in sweat and exhausted. But feeling great! I like working out outdoors, and I like a variety of exercises.
At home, I showered (no, you are not going to see me in my NOT fashionable workout clothes!), and changed into a comfy outfit for brunch with L.
|I am gritting my teeth, and feeling very sore|
I last wore this dress for "Invasion of Dress Week!" back in December 2011 - and it occurs to me that I haven't done a Dress Week since then! I'm long overdue, I'm hereby announcing that this coming week will be...Dress Week of Horror!
I got a very sweet email from reader Kathy suggesting I do something along the lines of Patti's "Visible Monday" or the Two Birds' inspirations. I tend to stay pretty low-key with that sort of thing - I do have a full-time job, my WW job and a very packed social calendar, so I'm not actually online all that much, ya know. Those things are a lot of work and, well, I'm already doing maximum effort just keeping this blog up.
However! What I am going to do is open up Dress Week of Horror! for any readers and bloggers to participate in! Send me your link (or email me a picture if you don't blog) of your own favourite dress and next weekend, I'll post a round-up of pictures of anyone who plays along. You can wear a dress Monday to Friday like me, or just wear one dress, your option, but only send/link to ONE picture. So make it a good one!
Wee! Sounds like a plan to me, man.
last weekend, 2nd outfit), and my feather earrings. I always get comments from people asking if they're my hair. Duh, come on people. They're just the same colour, I don't wear my hair on chains!
Dress (Just...Taylor, consignment), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment), earrings (consignment).
After brunch, I foolishly decided to have a wee shop in the thrift stores in my area. More walking (in heels!). I didn't find anything good in the thrift stores this time, but I swung by the Velvet Crease again, and had good luck there with some more winter capsule basics.
This lovely heathery purple cardigan came home with me:
|Sorry about the colour - it was very glare-y from the sun|
I fell in love with this amazing dotty blazer by Precis:
I have a pair of black trousers, but they are just basic and nothing exciting. I'll be replacing them with these fabulous high-waisted wide-leg black trousers:
|Vizzini would like to bite them.|
Vizzini hates when he can't get into the closet.
Also on Saturday, I had tried on a dress at another consignment shop (Rich Rags). I liked it, but wasn't sure...it was $49.00. I thought about it all night, and woke up thinking about it.
I staggered down to the grocery store - you think I'm exaggerating, but I am lurching around like a zombie today and am SO SORE from the boot camp - this morning, and went back to the store...and it was on half price!
It required no further thought:
|It's one of those dresses that looks much more interesting on|
It has lovely bra anchors in the shoulders (link threads with snap fasteners), and comes up in a V at the front hemline (sort of mullet-y). It's fully-lined and is really flattering on, and I love the rich mullberry red. The link here shows the same dress in cobalt blue (click the photos to see bigger ones), from her Holiday 2011/2012 collection.
I think I just found my birthday party dress! Woo hoo!