Ah, where does the weekend go? I had a lovely pleasant couple of days with L, friends and a little "me time." Hope your was fab!
For Saturday, I did grey and black.
I first wore it here (with my "teeth" necklace) in January 2011, and after that I've only worn it twice: here in March 2011 (my second day at my job, breaking in my coworkers to my style), and the last time here in October 2011 for my birthday weekend.
August at the Velvet Crease for $40. I loved the shorter length (compared to my other Danier Leather black skirt), but the hidden adjustable zipper at the back (for walkability) snagged like mad on my tights, which was hugely aggravating! I had to wear it with the zip all the way down, but even then it still snagged. Arg.
The shoes are my Tsubo Acreas. I bought them at the Cobbler for $100 in Feb 2010, first worn here with a grey dress I no longer have (and I'm getting all het up about a comment from someone, eep, man, I just let those go now!).
I last wore them in December 2011 with a party-ish dress. Previously, I also wore them in August 2011 with last month's red cardi and my grey chair skirt (that hasn't appeared in a capsule yet!), in June 2011 (3rd outfit, following my crow tattoo, which is why I wore a week of vests - aw, look at how small Vizzini is! Oh, and our dear Inigo...), in January 2011 with my jammy dress (also not yet featured in a capsule), in May 2010 with another grey dress I no longer have, and in March 2010 (with a video of my closet and Inigo! check it out).
Let's move on. L and I went for brunch on Saturday, then had a wee shop for a birthday present for our dear friend Casey. I wore my olive green suede jacket and my cross-body bag.
I wore this same outfit over to Casey's place last night - us, and a bunch of friends brought potluck for dinner and we had a nice time hanging out with Casey's wife and fam. Good times.
Dress (Kensie), skirt (Danier Leather, consignment), shoes (Tsubo), necklace (Bauxo), jacket (Le Chateau), bag (Oscar & Libby's).
My mini-shopping haul:
I may have shrieked when I saw the "Chat Noir" socks in the window at Oscar & Libby's (I just love that store!). Joni at Walking Colors wore a pair of these just the other day here and I was agog! Aren't they amazing? L bought them for me, along with the bird-on-a-wire grey socks.
L also bought me Bust Magazine (love it, check it out!), and I bought myself that Neil Gaiman book of short stories and the Kim Harrison (writing at Dawn Cook) book. I am a sucker for fantasy lit!
Today, the time change messed with me and I got up really early and worked on the October recap post (it's up, check it out!). I also dyed my hair, which really needed it.
I got groceries then walked over to the Velvet Crease (hello! love your store!), and had a nice little browse around. I'm also linking up today's outfit to "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - go! Now!
This cardigan is new - I bought it here from Dots in August for $24.99. It's a good basic neutral - and yes, I'm counting olive as a neutral this month.
The cream top is one of my cotton/spandex layering long-sleeved tees. It's not part of the capsule.
The skirt is by Cache and your eyes do not deceive you: it's acid wash!
I spotted it at Value Village in June 2010 (2nd outfit, past me and my gals) while killing time before meeting up with the Winesday Core Four - it was $7.99.
|And with such a sparkly bum!|
My requirements for over-the-knee boots then (and now) were: must not be pirate boots and must not be hooker boots. There's a bit of a self-examination there about thigh-high boots and a mini skirt and how age appropriate both are to me at the (then) age of 43. I'm pretty much over that. I wear what I want!
You'll be happy to know these lovely olive suede boots no longer stink like they did when I bought them, and have become soft and slouchy. They're quite warm, so they only get worn in the fall/winter months. I last wore them in January 2012 (here with stripes), and previously in November 2011 (again with a mini), on St. Patrick's Day in March 2011 (with last month's green sweater), earlier that March with skinny jeans and a frock coat, in February 2011 (with purple, and a rant about "literally," hee hee), in December 2010 (past the pics of our trip to Florida), and in November 2010 (with a blouse that I love but haven't worn yet this year).
Although it was warm-ish out, I needed another layer. I've been having fun digging in my collection of suede and leather jackets:
Cardigan (Press), top (Noa Noa), skirt (Cache, thrifted), boots (Pegabo), jacket (BUM Equipment, thrifted).
And yes, I did find a few things at the Velvet Crease! I just mentioned in my October recap that I needed a dark red/burgundy top, and lo, I found one:
I adore this peacock blue tailored button-down shirt.
I was really excited about this piece, though! Shopping second-hand is so much better than new - I would never find anything as cool as this in a mall!
The label is Kania (I intended to link to their site, but it doesn't load properly, arg), which I've never heard of, but is apparently Canadian - this jacket is marked "Made in Canada." This is the Goddess Wrap, and here's a picture of it in white in this article*. Ah, here's* a picture of the black one! Cool, eh?
*linking 'cause I love, although I would have preferred to link to their actual site.
This was $42.00 - according to some more digging I did, the Goddess Wrap sells for $229.00. Score!
A fun weekend! Hope yours was great!