Happy weekend! I hope you are all safe, sound and snuggled up with your loved ones. My weekend's been fun: we went to a party and I did some Christmas shopping!
L and I went for brunch on Saturday morning, then I took off to do the shopping for my youngest niece, my Mom and L. In the spirit of the upcoming pledge to Shop Second-Hand First (and shop ethically if new), 99% of my shopping was done that way this year. I bought a lot of locally-made items, a few consignment items and shopped the Global Village store for ethically-made items. It felt good!
I needed a very comfy and warm shopping outfit - it's been cold, rainy and blustery all weekend.here with purple sequins) over top of a t-shirt. I wear t-shirts around the house a lot as layering pieces - this one is a zombie Audrey Hepburn, hee hee.
My big full wooly skirt was perfect for an afternoon of walking (I was out for 5 hours!) - I wore an extra half-slip under it for another layer of warmth and had tights on as well. I last wore it here with burgundy shoes.
here with purple and turquoise.
I added the burgundy leather obi and a splash of Megan Mae's buttonflowers at the neckline.
Of course, most people didn't see my outfit (except at the diner), because I had all my outerwear on!
I bundled up with my toque, scarf and fingerless gloves and a cross-body bag.
Sweater (Land's End, consignment), skirt (Mister Leonard, thrifted), boots (Aldo, consignment), obi (locally-made, gift from L), buttonflowers (Megan Mae).
However, I admit that I did buy something for myself while I was out...
Anyway, this skirt fits like a dream! I'll be wearing it for New Year's Eve.
Speaking of New Year's Eve, I wore last year's NYE dress to Nick and Karen's party last night:
October capsule). I added my leather punk cuffs and my black leather obi.
I got a lot of compliments on the dress - it is pretty amazing. I need to wear it more! I'm posting the above picture as part of Patti's "Visible Monday" on Not Dead Yet Style - git on over there and check it out!
It was rainy and cold, so we both wore warm gear:
|Left uncropped to show L's Russian hat - actually from Russia!|
Today, I got groceries and finished up my Christmas shopping for Mom - more locally-made and consignment items.
this outfit (even down to the necklace!) with my black pleated skirt. The skirt was last worn with my schoolmarm outfit, here.
I wore my lovely grey wooly boots (last seen here with my theatre-going outfit, 2nd down).
Brrr! Back to my leather jacket and turquoise accoutrements.
Sweater (Kenar, consignment), shell (Jones New York, consignment), skirt (Etcetera, gift from Megan Mae), boots (Prepare Volunteers, Fluevog).
I kinda sorta bought myself something else. I'm not supposed to be buying myself stuff until after Christmas...