Ah, what a fun weekend! I hope you're all doing well - anyone watching the Oscars tonight? I'm glued to the TV as soon as the red carpet starts! I'll try to get the Favourite Outfit post up tonight.
Yesterday, I headed downtown to meet up with my Winesday gals for brunch. I took this as an opportunity to wear the Holy Ship! dress again.
|It was rather bright and sunny!|
I stopped in at Smoking Lily's The Milkman's Daughter (their shop that isn't
teeny-weeny) to pick up a gift certificate for our dear friend Cat (happy b-day soon!), and the gal working there told me that yes, indeed, this dress is a sample, one-of-a-kind, and they won't be using this ship screen design again because it smudges and is too complicated. I love being exclusive.
Today, I'm layering my sheer navy blouse under the dress, with a leather belt at the waist, my Babycakes Minis (yes, I'm wearing socks with them!) and a brown/brass necklace from my mom. I wore the blouse twice in the April 2012 capsule (recap here
). Of course, I last wore the boots on Friday here
I last wore the dress here
Holy Ship! Dress (Smoking Lily): Outfit #2
We hung out for a few hours, then our men and another couple came and a few hours stretched into nearly six! Woo!
Although it was sunny, I still bundled up a bit:
I love this denim raincoat - it was a Jacob purchase way way back, probably in 2007. The scarf is a recent Smoking Lily piece, as is the gold anatomical heart on my lapel.
Remembering all my hassles with slips/.linings/unlined dresses from last time I wore the Holy Ship! I just did a plain slip and bare legs, and wore a purse that sits higher.
Coat (Jacob), dress/scarf/pin (Smoking Lily), boots (Babycakes Minis, Fluevog), belt (Plum), necklace (gift from Mom).
On my way downtown, I stopped by the Women in Need thrift store to see if something that I'd spotted a couple of weeks ago was still there. It was.
Those are vintage red wool culottes, baby!
Check it out:
Wide, swooshy legs of pleat-y goodness!
And they are a rather good brand.
Real Escada! Made in Western Germany. They are amazing quality.
And not a bad price:
Yes. $9.50. But it's even better - WIN had an extra 25% off on vintage, so including tax, these were under $8.00.
They are too small on me, but this week they will be sent to a very worth recipient, Lynne of The Good Will Hunting Paralegal.
I hear she's been looking for a pair of culottes (so cutting edge, all the cool kids will be wearing them soon), and she's a dear.
I also stopped in at a Very Expensive consignment store and this somehow leapt into my hands:
It's bright orange, Italian leather and made in Canada by Danier Leather. It was $198.00 which is pretty pricey, however, I know that this would have been over $500.00 new (it's the same leather as my red coat, which was $799.00 full price). Anyway, I love it!
Today, L and I slept in a bit, then I walked to town and did some Oscar food grocery shopping. Elaine's coming over, so we're having all the favourites: chocolate truffles, fruit, meat, cheese, veggies, some health salty-crunchies, and hummous and salsa. Dee-lish!
I'm debuting my black suede Danier Leather maxi skirt today!
|My minimalist make-up weekend face (also sleepy)|
After all my blathering about "I don't do that casual look anymore" I decided to push myself to wear this in a fun weekend style.
A thin olive layering tee (I live in these around the house), with my Smoking Lily crow top which I wore six times in the March 2012 capsule (recap here
). The top hasn't been languishing in my wardrobe all this time, though - I wear it like this with jeans on a regular basis at home.
I'm wearing my funky Airwalk sneaks that I got a clothing swap with coworkers back here
in May 2012.
But back to the skirt. It's deliciously swooshy and look, pockets!
In fact, this skirt is so....maxi, that I can do this:
Wee! I thrifted this skirt at the WIN Boutique here
in January 2012 for $29.50. Not exactly a thrift price, but it's for a good cause. Plus, I'm pretty sure this skirt sold new for more than $30.
Black Suede Maxi Skirt (Danier Leather): Outfit #1
I had to wear the orange jacket:
And yes, I have done my "chicken hair" again. Hee. I like it! It's fun and I like playing with it on the weekend.
I added my red gloves and bag, and my green scarf and I felt very visible!
So I'm linking up to Patti's "Visible Monday
" on Not Dead Yet Style
. Rock on, my friends!
Jacket (Danier Leather, consignment), top/scarf (Smoking Lily), long-sleeved tee (Plum), skirt (Danier Leather, thrifted), bag (Danier Leather), gloves (Parkhurst), shoes (Airwalk, swapped).