Holy moly, it's been a couple of crazy days! Sorry to have missed posting yesterday - it was my company's Canada-wide fiscal year-end dinner/party, which I work at. I man the sign-in table, help out with draw prizes, give out drink tickets - oh, yeah, I'm the one you want to see, ha ha!
Anyway, the fun went on and I went out for drinks with my Burnaby co-workers (hi!), and I had to go back to the office afterwards to do some tidying up, so I didn't get home till late.
I put on my very professional look:here with my lovely yellow wool skirt (better pictures of the booties there).
I've also worn them in September 2011 here with my leopard tights, here in October 2011 (with a dress and top I no longer have), and I last wore the boots with my leather pants last December here, for Neutrals Week.
here. $7.50 for the skirt, $10.50 for the blouse and $6.00 for the sweater. Sweet!
I had an arm party and all my fingers were invited!
The heavy bracelet and the two blue rings are modern, but the rest is vintage.
Sweater (Smart Set, thrifted), blouse (Gap, thrifted), skirt (Julius, vintage 50s, thrifted), booties (Coffee Kope Tiam, Fluevogs), chain bracelet (Club Monaco), pearl/gold bracelet (Trifari, vintage 60s, Mom's), earrings (vintage), gold/blue ring (The Louvre Museum gift shop), blue/silver ring (Wendy Brandes), gold burst ring (Sarah Coventry, vintage 70s).
Today is my Friday! I took tomorrow off so that I could really enjoy my long weekend and birthday party. It's also Thanksgiving here in Canada on Monday, so wee! Four days off!
The blouse has been worn a lot, starting from when I bought it in January 2011 for a whopping $4.50 (hurray for thrifting!). The brand is Marcona. I first wore it here (with a grey dress and shoes I no longer have), with the same necklace that I'm wearing today!
I've previously worn it with my long black and white frock coat here in March 2011 in May 2011 (here, with red legs!) last September (3rd outfit here, watch out for the cat sandwich!) with a grey skirt (and the same necklace), in November 2011 with thigh-high boots (again) and a mini skirt, and here in December 2011 (with my awesome black leather pencil skirt). I last wore it in January of this year when it snowed (eee! snow pictures!) - ha, with the same necklace AND shoes! I'm not very original with accessorizing it!
That's 8 wears including today, so I'm down to 56 cents per wear. Awesome!
The sweater is a wool Jacob sweater that I bought on consignment about 2 years ago. It's a good layering piece.
Qtee, and they're still made by Fluevog (here*), but they change up the colours every year. Mine are caramel, navy and red, but the navy reads as black so they're quite versatile.
*I link 'cause I love.
I've worn them a few times since I bought them in September 2011 on consignment for $99.00 (really, that's a score - the full price new is $285.00), including here (second outfit, with a casual look. Lots of pictures of the shoes/heels too). I also wore them to the Art Gallery in November 2011 (second outfit here, with the Chinese brocade blouse from last month's capsule), and as noted above, with this same blouse here in January.
My walkin' to work stuff:
Sweater (Jacob, consignment), blouse (Marcona, thrifted), skirt (Le Chateau, consignment), shoes (Mini Qtee, Fluevog, consignment), necklace (Plum), ring (Oscar & Libby's), spider ring (vintage 80s, gift from Mom & Dad), earrings (locally made).
I'm going to try to get my September recap post done tomorrow/Saturday. Don't forget...
Reminder: This Saturday, October 6th is my birthday party (my birthday is actually early next week) - all my friends will be there and there will be food, drinks and dancing. Everyone will be in their party clothes.
Well, it wouldn't be a party without all of you bloggers and readers, so please put on your best outfit, and send me a link or a picture no later than end of day Sunday, and I'll do a round-up after I've recovered from the party (heh). I want to see sparkles! Pretty shoes! Anything you think might be a bit too crazy? Not for my party!
Please join me: Break Out Your Party Dress!