What a busy weekend! Friday ended with a hockey game organized by the Social Committee at my work - we went out for beer and appies before the game, then watched the home team win! Huzzah!
Naturally, I dressed for a hockey game.
|I prefer a dressy Casual Friday.|
I'm doing the "lock and load" here with the jacket done up, but I wore it unbuttoned except when I put my coat on over it. This is my lovely stretchy denim jacket that I wore twice in the February 2012 capsule (recap here) - I also wore these black Cydwoq shoes that month (worn 4 times). Ha, I actually wore this same jacket to a hockey game last year too!
here for the September 2012 Wild Card outfit). I did rusty-brown ribbed tights to go with the pattern of the skirt - a half-slip kept them from clinging.
This is my outfit for Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style. Check out all the gorgeous participants!
I like the fit of the jacket done up, but it was bulky over my mass of access cards and keys and pedometer.
here and here. I'm not going to keep you in suspense - here are the results from the first two votes:
- Like it: 91
- Lose it: 19
It's a blow-out! The verdict: I'm totally keeping it!
As a few people noted, it's a bit big on me, so I might splurge and get it taken in a smidge, but I'm quite lazy so it will probably stay as is. It's unlined and a thin cotton, so like the Smoking Lily Holy Ship! dress, it's more of a summer item than winter wear.
I really liked the copper pieces with this outfit:
Jacket (Bisou Bisou, consignment), blouse (Michael Kors, consignment), skirt (Smoking Lily), shoes (Cydwoq), pin (vintage, thrifted), earrings (vintage 60s, Renoir, thrifted).
Following the last wear of the black suede maxi skirt, I also have a verdict for it!
|My favourite look with it so far|
- Like it: 69
- Lose it: 41
I know, it's just a black maxi skirt, but I adore the thick suede (seriously, it weighs about 8 lbs), the shape and the pockets. It's a gorgeous skirt and will work well as a cold-weather basic in my wardrobe.
I also have the verdict for the red and white roses top:
|I really like this outfit|
- Like it: 60
- Lose it: 13
Yes, I'm not keeping it. I spent a little time yesterday putting together outfits for next week (lots of new items up for voting!), and I just couldn't get inspired to find another outfit for this top. I love the cut, the fit, the shape...but the pattern is too big for so much seaming, and the colours pretty much limit me to wearing red and green with it. Blah. So out of my wardrobe it goes!
On Saturday, L and I did our usual brunch out, then we split up and did our own thing for the afternoon. I knew I'd be shopping and wearing a coat for most of the day, so I kept my outfit simple.
This is a plain brown merino wool sweater by Club Monaco that I thrifted in 2010 for $12.00 - I wore it in the February 2012 capsule (recap here) three times - and I'd say that it was the neutral piece that started to open up my eyes about having good quality neutral basics in my wardrobe to go with all the kooky pieces I have.
Olive and Red Patchwork Skirt (Dolcezza): Outfit #2
here), worn 5 times, which was the most of any of my shoes that month.
I wore this comfy outfit to Winesday with my gals last night too - I ran for the bus in these boots! Gotta love a pair of boots you can run in!
Jacket (Danier Leather), sweater (Club Monaco, consignment), skirt (Dolcezza), boots (Miz Mooz), choker (Mom's, vintage 60s).
I didn't find anything at the thrift stores this time. My favourite thrift store is selling off wedding dresses right now, so their stock is quite low. I cruised over to the Velvet Crease and found a couple of wonderful pieces.
This skirt called to me.
I also fell hard for this blazer.
The lapels are silk, like a men's tie material.
As does the lining!
It was just a bonus that it's by Etro.
|Etro is known for featuring paisley designs in their clothing - the label is shaped like a paisley swoosh.|
Speaking of tuxes, the Chairman of the Board has a few words to share:
|"I'm feeling more laid back today."|
|"Either play with me or I shred the curtains."|