Well, it's been a while! Thank you all for your patience - my life has been crazy lately. I worked again late on Thursday night and just couldn't contemplate blogging when I got home; I totally crashed. And on Friday, things got seriously bloody (you've been warned). Today, I have to mellow...because I have the annual big 10K race tomorrow!
Anyway, I'll try to get caught up on your blogs soon (hello to new readers and commenters!), but as we go through this, I think you'll get why I need to chill this weekend.
So, without further ado, here's Thursday.
Wearing my lovely black wool circle skirt again (last time here
when I bowled in it!).
In keeping with babying my feet this week, my nearly flat turquoise Fluevogs were perfect with the shape of the skirt.
I last wore them here
with green, magenta and cobalt blue. I like how all the little turquoise bit get to pop off the neutrals here. I do love my colour, but neutrals and I are no longer sworn enemies!
Of course, I would never own "just" a grey cardigan. Mine is awesome.
It's the Periodic Table of Awesome cardigan! It returns! It was worn 3 times during the July 2012 (recap here
), including one time when I wore it backwards
Here's the design:
It's Smoking Lily. There's our old friend, molybdenum! Also, spores.
The first wearing of my Raven's Roost Scrabble tile earrings, and still getting lots of wear out of my Wendy Brandes ring.
I put in another 12 hour day on Wednesday, and finished the newsletter (yay!), after spending two hours editing and an hour and a half getting frustrated by not being able import it into my desired format. Arg! I was so exhausted when I got home that I crashed on the couch with L. Off to bed early!
Cardigan (Smoking Lily), cami (InWear), skirt (Nygard, vintage, thrifted), shoes (Prepare Guides, Fluevog), belt (Bianca Nygard), bracelet (Fossil), earrings (Raven's Roost), lapis lazuli ring (Wendy Brandes), crystal ring (Oscar & Libby's).
I woke up still exhausted on Friday morning, but you know, when you need to fake it, wear a dress!
This is the second wear of my lovely chartreuse dress that I bought in Vancouver (first worn here
with leopard, trying to be sedate, heh heh).
It's the first wear of my new-to-me Teapot Darjeeling Fluevogs.
They were a great fit (even in a size 10) for me. I'm normally a size 9-9.5, but I know from experience that Fluevog's sizing is highly erratic (I own a size 8 in a pair of boots!). Based on the other pair of Teapots I have (which are 9.5s), I knew I'd be good with a slightly bigger size, especially since they can be done up a bit snugger with the laces across the top.
I walked to a downtown restaurant and back in them, and they were quite comfortable. A very little rubbing on one heel, but that will soften up (the shoe, not my heel). My boss, the VP, took all of the Admins to lunch to celebrate Administrative Professionals' Day (it was on Wednesday, but I'm not quibbling!). We had some great food (and even some lovely sangria!).
This dress was great for a day when I needed to feel like I was in pajamas.
The top half of it is lined, but the bottom isn't, so I wore a vintage half-slip underneath.
I love cobalt blue with chartreuse so I did lots of pops of cobalt, including my awesome obi belt by Megan Mae
I could have worn cobalt blue shoes too, but I wanted to wear these right away.
Love that. "Serve and Be Served".
More pops of blue.
My Wendy Brandes ring again, my enameled ring from the Louvre and blingy chartreuse ring, plus earrings that one of my coworkers called "cat bait" - Vizzini did want to bite them. The bracelet is one of Mom's from the 70s.
Dress (Cici), obi (Megan Mae), shoes (Teapots Darjeeling, Fluevog, second-hand), earrings (Plum), bracelet (Mom's, vintage), lapis lazuli ring (Wendy Brandes), enameled ring (Louvre gift shop), green stone ring (consignment).
After work, I raced home and changed to go meet up with a bunch of friends for dinner, followed by a Robot Burlesque show. I felt very visible.
|It was a bit windy|
This will be my entry for this week's "Visible Monday
" on Patti's Not Dead Yet Style
. I wore this out in daylight (scandalous!), on the bus, walking downtown. People very studiously avoided looking at me (but I knew they were).
I spiked up my hair, and put on my robot best.
The jacket was worn 3 times in the February 2012 capsule (recap here
). I love how the neckline goes, and that it has belt loops around the hem.
The pewter leather skirt was last seen on New Year's Eve 2013 (here
It has just a hint of a train at the back, and is a very slim cut, so I have to take small steps when I walk. This came into play (foreshadow alert
) later in the evening.
I wore a vintage lace-trimmed full slip underneath to keep everything nice and smooth, and to ensure waistal region coverage. No one needs to see my tummy!
I like secret elements in an outfit, like these rose-edged knee highs.
What a sexy back seam! I knew they were there (and I might have hiked my skirt up a few times to show them off).
I wore the same shoes. Still comfy! I felt a bit over-dressed out in the sun, less so at the restaurant, and even less so once we were at the venue for the burlesque. We had a great time and headed home early (before midnight).
My zipper rose, skull earrings, and an assortment of rings. Badass!
Jacket (French Connection, thrifted), skirt (BCBG Max Azria, consignment), shoes (Teapots Darjeeling, Fluevog), zipper rose pin (Victoria & Albert Museum gift shop), crystal ring/red stone ring (Oscar & Libby's), snake ring (homegrown vintage 80s), spoon ring (About Tine).
So...L and I caught the bus home, and the bus stopped a ways from the curb...and I fell off the bus. I thought I could make it, but I did not. I was a little tipsy, I admit, and the step in my restricting skirt was just too big. I landed on my knees, which were thankfully protected by the leather skirt! They would have been just shredded by the concrete sidewalk.
I did a full face-plant on the sidewalk!
Stop reading here if you are squeamish about blood.
I mashed my upper lip, split the top of it, and smooshed my nose. Thankfully, I did not
knock my teeth out (I have two fake front teeth from when I knocked them out when I was 17), or even bang them. However, my nose started bleeding - and it was gushing blood. My hands were covered, and I dripped all over the sidewalk and on my leather skirt.
I was of sound enough mind to determine that other than my "sidewalk kiss" and some blood that I was okay and didn't need an ambulance (the bus drove off at this point), and L and I carefully walked home. I got cleaned up, wiped all the blood off my skirt (it came off beautifully) and rinsed the blood out of the cuffs of my jacket (also fine). I washed the blood off my face and tumbled into bed.
Okay, you can start reading again.
My upper lip and nose are puffy (it's not broken, but I might get slight black eyes), and the cut on my lip isn't too bad. I'll survive. I am pretty strong. I also do this quite often. I've wiped out on sidewalks downtown, while crossing roads, fallen down stairs, etc. I'm very clumsy that way. I suppose I will be one of those elderly ladies who breaks her hip at some point.
Anyway, I'm fine, and ibuprofen is helping to bring the swelling down. I hadn't planned to play Ultimate today because of the race tomorrow (of course, I'm still doing it!), so I slept in for a bit, then dressed to go for lunch with the crew who did play.
This is a Smoking Lily dress that was featured twice in the April 2012 capsule (recap here
), worn over my Christian Dior half-slip and a vintage 80s cami.
The obi is also Smoking Lily - I highlighted the greys in it instead of the magenta on the flip-side.
Looking a little puffy, but gamely carrying on!
I did an adjustment to the waist of the slip after I saw this shot. I didn't hang out this much after that.
The shoes are my purpley-grey Chie Miharas, last seen here
with floral and coral.
Sweet Ally at Shybiker
did a tribute to Wonder Woman in her post today
and dedicated to me. Here's my Wonder Woman pose for you, Ally!
We've been reading each other's blogs for years and years (I'm coming up on my 5th anniversary, and she's not far behind). We Wonder Women recognize each other!
Dress (Smoking Lily), obi (Smoking Lily, consignment), shoes (Chie Mihara).
After lunch, I strolled home, and stopped at a consignment store along the way. I found these amazingly comfortable neutral "nude" shoes for only $25.00! They are by Jump for the People.
Considering they sell new for over $100, I thought that was good. The heel is a comfortable 2", and I love that the back comes up and cups my heel.
Here they are on:
|Nice ass, cat.|
These will replace my previous pair of nude shoes which are too high for my feet - these ones
. I only wore them twice in the October 2012 capsule, and noted in the recap that I was on the fence with them, but would replace them once I found some that were as nice. I think these fit the bill nicely.
had an adventurous weekend! How was yours?