And...let's wrap up the Dress Week of Horrors! I've had a very busy weekend, and now I want to relax and watch football. The round-up of all the Dress Week of Horrors participants will be up tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who left me a link or emailed me a picture of themselves in a dress!
Let's get 'er done.
Friday! This one's for the reader who complained that my dresses didn't look like dresses because of all the layering I've been doing with them.here). This time I wore it with my vintage dark red ruffled slip under it, and my Fluevog Presence Impulse flats (last worn here).
I added a Megan Mae button flower to the bow at the waistband.
After work on Friday night, I met up with L and some of his coworkers for a couple of drinks, and then L and I went out for Thai food. We strolled home - it's still deliciously warm and sunny here - and then hung out and played board games.
Dress (Ann Taylor, thrifted), slip (vintage, Suzette Lingerie, consignment), button flower (Megan Mae), pendant (Raven's Rest Studio), shoes (Presence Impulse, Fluevog).
I got up bright and early on Saturday morning, and went to my WW meeting.
earlier on this week is worn on its own this time. It's a pretty simple cut - I think I was in love with the colour more than anything.
We had Ultimate Frisbee afterwards (we play from 11am to 1pm), so I wore my comfy flat sandals (last seen here).
Dress (Enfocus Studio, consignment), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction).
After Ulty, L and I and a few friends went for lunch, then I came home and puttered around in my closet, thinking about the October, November and December capsules. January's going to be a bit of an afterthought once I unpack all my winter stuff next weekend.
I also had a nap before heading off for Winesday with my wonderful women! It was so warm out, I went fairly light, but it does tend to cool off in the evenings here (comes from being so close to the ocean), so I did layers.
earlier in the week.
I layered my blue Noa Noa skirt underneath (this one, worn in April as part of a steampunk costume) - it's not part of the capsule, as I'm wearing it as a layering piece and only the hem is visible.
But I like how it looked with all the colours of the dress.
|"What's that beeping?" Vizzini the Curious|
Winesday went on until nearly 3am. *yawn* Sheila tired...
Dress (Lirub), skirt (Noa Noa), belt (thrifted), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction), earrings (locally made).
Today, I dragged my sorry butt out of bed and walked down to the grocery store (thank goodness for free delivery!), then met Mom for lunch.
I wore my cerulean blue linen maxi skirt again (last seen here), with a grey camisole and my cobalt blue cardigan (last seen here) over that. Same shoes for the whole weekend - I'm a little stiff this morning from Ulty.
|"Where have you been? Feed me!"|
Cardigan (Jessica, consignment), cami (RW & Co.), skirt (no label, thrifted).
Mom and I spent the afternoon at Dallas Road, and sat partway up the hill at Beacon Hill Park to do some "en plein air" painting. Mom's an artist (she was a teacher too), and I've been doing art my whole life. I last did some painting classes a few years ago, and learned how to use acrylics. I have a bit of talent, but I'm not a professional or anything. I just like to dabble.
If you're interested, here are a couple of links to two paintings that I did in my class. This one is a painting of L's folks old house and waterfront property in Powell River; they sold it and moved, and the new owners tore down the house, so now it doesn't exist anymore. I gave it to them as a gift (I painted it from a photo I took). This one was copied from a photo in National Geographic (it currently hangs in my bathroom).
We sat on a bench overlooking the waterfront that is the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The sky was a clear light blue, and the water sparkled. We could see the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca (Port Angeles is often visible at the base of the mountains).
Anyway, here's today's attempt:
Mom also brought along a couple of 2 x 2" (yes, two inch) stretch canvases for us to do mini paintings:
Here are some pictures that Mom took:
Our pictures side-by-side on the bench:
A better look at her painting:
|Pretty awesome for only 2 hours!|
Mom, with our bench.
Look at that gorgeous blue sky! Thanks for suggesting this, Mom! I had a great time.
Vizzini was being funny last night. He's very distressed by all oak and maple leaves starting to turn - some are falling from the trees. He becomes agitated and wants us to go out on the deck to check them out with him.
|"The leaves must not fall!"|
|He's got his psycho face on.|
He got stretchy...
|"Get my good side."|
The Dress Week of Horrors round-up with all participants will be up tomorrow/Monday morning. Thank you to everyone who sent me links or emailed!