L's out of town with the guys, having a football weekend in Seattle (exciting game! the Seahawks won!), so I had a very relaxing time to myself, doing what I like to do: shopping, eating, drinking and more shopping.
On Saturday, I headed out for a few hours to browse in the big Women in Need (WIN) store.
I last wore the sweater here, the skirt here, and the shoes here. The cami isn't part of the capsule.
It was grey but only a little rainy when I left the house so I didn't bother with an umbrella. Oh, how foolish we are, forgetting that rainy season is upon us!
I'm wearing my Wendy Brandes ring, my silver and red stone ring (and how nice that goes with my earrings), and my homegrown vintage snake pin (because after all, Hallowe'en is around the corner!).
Jacket (Armor Jeans, thrifted), sweater (Reitman's, thrifted), cami (Smart Set), skirt (Gap, thrifted), shoes (Marc Softwalk, thrifted).
I had some good shopping karma at WIN. I found this fabulous silver belt for $6.50.
I've been looking for a nice quality camisole in cream:
This is close to being my best deal of the day:
Brave Leather* (I have this purple one by them that I bought new and deeply discounted for around $30) - they typically retail for over $120.00! It's handmade in Canada. This belt is missing one turquoise stud on the buckle and one on a back floret, but it's barely noticeable.
*I link because I love - this company makes excellent quality belts.
This seemingly shapeless coat is the real score of the day.
What it looks like on:
|That is what happens to my hair in the rain. Arg!|
It's by Obakki*, a Canadian non-profit organization (the Obakki Foundation). According to their website*, 100% of all profits go to helping people in developing countries. All their clothing is handmade in Vancouver, BC, Canada (they had a store there that's since closed). When I checked out their very small Fall 2012 collection*, I was stunned to see that this season's coat is $885.00.
Holy smokes. And mine is nicer (and fully lined in grey satin). And I paid $29.50 for it.
*I link because I love - this company produces handmade clothing for a great cause.
Saturday night, I met up with my friend Tammy for a drink and dinner.
|After a nap, I decided to just go with the crazy hair.|
I added a vintage lemon/lime crystal brooch and earrings set (early 60s, possibly Sherman, from Grandma J), and a skinny black belt.
It's still a little warm for full tights.
I couldn't resist wearing my new coat:
Coat (Obakki, thrifted), sweater (Jacob, consignment), skirt (Precis Petites), boots (Marc Softwalks), belt (Shi Studios), buckle (She She Shoes), earrings/brooch (vintage, early 60s, Grandma J), belt (Bianca Nygard).
Tammy and I had a lovely time - she's so sweet. Look at these awesome books she gave me!
Today, I braved the rain and walked down to get groceries and deposit my birthday cheque from my mother-in-law (yay!).
here (2nd outfit) only with black accents. I couldn't resist wearing this new-to-me belt, and my Fluevog Minis were the best rain shoes out of this month's selection. I put a LOT of Woly on them and they didn't get a drop of water absorbed into the leather!
I wore my actual raincoat today, and took my brolly.
Coat (Bebe, thrifted), sweater (Max Studio), skirt (J.J.F., consignment), boots (Mini Babycakes, Fluevogs), belt (Brave Leather, thrifted).
The maple trees outside our condo are turning straight from green to yellow:
Some of the leaves are beginning to fall, causing great consternation from Officer Vizzini:
We had a bit of play-time before I headed out.
He viciously attacked the scratching post.
|"This scratching post must die!"|
|"Are you going out again?"|
|They're both wool, from Roberta's Hats. The gloves are Canadian-made.|
She was then tempted to get me this Floating Gold Iceberg (another Canadian company) thing:
See if you can figure out what it is (answer way below):
What about this cool wooden bangle?
It was kind of boring as a birthday gift (although only $8).
Then she considered this awesome Floating Gold Iceberg t-shirt material pencil skirt:
Check out the back:
Floating Gold Iceberg is sort of like Smoking Lily; they silkscreen on stuff. This was $18 on consignment.
But finally, my mother-in-law decided to get me something I would never buy new at full price:Here's another picture of it on their blog.*
*I link because I love - Smoking Lily is awesome!
I got this shopping bag with a silk-screened bat on it for free for carrying my purchase - thank you, mother-in-law and thank you, Smoking Lily!
Did you figure out what the FGI black thing was?
It's a wallet/storage space you wear on your wrist! It holds ID, a bit of coin/cash, and a key. You can go out without carrying a purse!
Vizzini was very happy to see me when I got home:
I hope you had a great weekend!