Are you ready? This is a big post - I did mention it was going to be a busy weekend!
Friday concluded purple shoe week with these spat-inspired Fluevog beauties.here in March with a yellow and blue combination.
The top half is my leather vest, last seen here in March with leopard and lace, and my floral blouse that I last wore here in February with pink velvet.
I had planned to wear a different blouse with this outfit (this one), but then I remembered that I had a blood donation appointment, so I went with a shorter sleeve.
The skirt was last worn here with my Vivienne Westwood shoes back in March also.
After work, L and I napped then we roused ourselves to change into party clothes for our friends' Caro and Ronnie's party. It was Newfoundland themed, so we had fresh-caught Pacific cod (for kissing on the lips; it's some sort of tradition - I did NOT do that!) and Screech to drink (I also skipped that).
For parties lately, my goal has been twofold: wear the heck out of my Fluevog boots, and wear some of my older party dresses that I haven't worn much.
Here's how I've previously worn it:
- October 2009 for my 42nd birthday party - standard black accessories
- May 2010 for our helicopter trip to Vancouver for our friend Tony's surprise 40th birthday party
I love the crazy pattern of it - it reminds me of Mars or space storms.
I wore them last weekend here.
Here's a look at the dress' construction.
Dress (London Times), boots (LA Malibu, Fluevog), studded cuff/snake ring/spider ring (homegrown vintage, 80s), leather cuff (Guess, thrifted), red stone ring (Oscar & Libby's), earrings (consignment).
Okay, so this bit is me being silly. You know how people make that *heart* gesture with their hands to show love? One night a few weeks ago, L and I saw someone on TV doing it, and I said that more than heart was needed - you had to have balls!
Thusly, I have invented *heart balls*:
Make the heart, then turn it upside down for balls. Spread the love that is *heart balls* - or, just give *balls* if the occasion warrants it. Use the gesture that shows, "Oh yeah, you are really special."
This is my "Visible Monday" link-up - go check out Patti's Not Dead Yet Style to see all the gorgeous women there! Ha, Patti is looking "wholesome" - me, not so much.
Props and thanks to my super-mojo-riffic friend, Carollyne (check out her awesome blog and her amazing art), for the pictures above. Carollyne's the best marketer - she wants to make *heart balls* go viral. Hee hee!
We had no Ulty game this week, so L and I slept in a bit then went to our favourite diner for brunch. I went loose and casual.
I wore this kimono-style top 3 times in the September 2012 capsule (recap here).
here. It brought me good luck - I found some awesome things.
Much as I would have loved to have skipped a jacket, it's far too chilly (but I'm still doing bare legs! take that, Spring).
here), but I suspect I have. Ah well.
I had a nice shop. I find shopping very relaxing and soothing.
In keeping with my ethical shopping practices, I scoped out the booths in Bastion Square to see if there was anything interesting. I found some amazing jewelry at "About Tine" (not time, tine). Shahn makes stainless steel art jewelry out of spoons and forks (get it? tine?). I love the idea of re-using vintage and thrifted cutlery to make new jewelry.
|They came in this lovely beaded bag|
Check out "About Tine" - linking 'cause I love. I got both pieces for $75.00 (the ring was $25 and the bracelet was $55, but Shahn gave me a small discount).
Next, I went up lower Johnson Street. I was excited to find a pair of hemp, sheepskin and recycled rubber slippers on sale to replace my awful junky cheap and worn-out slippers. And - bonus - they were made locally! No picture because frankly, they are practical, not pretty. Heh.
But I'll share my find from the Patch.
Check out the gorgeous swirly pattern that's woven into the silk.
I also stopped in at the Salvation Army - I don't go there often because it's kind of stinky. But I was in the neighbourhood, and I was disappointed to find that one of my favourite stores, Regalia Boutique, had closed! Aw...
I consoled myself with this gorgeous velvet blazer:
It also has amazing seaming - the fit is great.
After my long afternoon of shopping, we napped again, then got ready for Karen's birthday party.
|It was later and darker by the time we left|
Here's how I've worn it before:
- July 2011 (last outfit) for a party, and worn backwards...aw, check out the first picture of Vizzini as a kitten with Inigo
- January 2011, with a fancy t-shirt under it to go see "Black Swan"
It's loose and comfortable, although it was prickly under the arms. Sequins can be scratchy.
It is covered front and back with sequins.
Another look at the dress.
The stars of the party:
My feet are very tired today - I'll be wearing flats and comfy shoes all week to get ready for the big 10K race this weekend.
I wore my red leather coat over this, with my lovely 80s scarf.
Dress (Esprit), boots (LA Malibu, Fluevogs), scarf (Adrienne Vittadini, vintage 80s, consignment), gloves (Danier Leather).
I hope your weekend has been full of fun, swooshiness, and colour!