First up: Totally Exciting News! I've been featured and interviewed on Wardrobe Oxygen* as one of Alison's "True Fashionista" series.
I'm truly honoured to be included, thank you, Alison! Check out the post here. Welcome, new readers, and thank you for your kind comments!
*linking 'cause I love - I don't get anything but a little notoriety from this.
Now, I mustn't let this fleeting fame go to my head (hee) so let's settle down and get back to the business of clothes. This is what I wore to work on Friday.here last weekend for $13.50. It's by Talbot's and I am so happy that it doesn't have any slits. No accidental hoo-hah flashing, no worry about bending over and exposing god-knows-what. Why is this never an issue with regular pencil skirts, but when it comes to denim skirts, it's all like "let's put in a massive slit"?
Anyway, tell me what you think of this skirt. I wore it again today (pictures below), so you can get a good look-see at it.
But the big star of this outfit is COLOUR. Woo, pink legs and orange-yellow shoes! I loved the brightness of these colours together.
here); I wore the shoes 5 times and the blouse once. I wanted to give the blouse another shot because I like all the colours (and I wanted to see it on me as a blonde).
Back shot of the skirt.
Although it was rainy, I wore my orange leather jacket and red leather purse.
A close-up of the rings.
|Um, a blurry close-up
Blouse (Jones New York), skirt (Talbot's, thrifted), shoes (Tsubo), belt (vintage 60s, Mom's), ring (Francis Jewelers, vintage 50s, Dad's), ring (purchased in the late 90s).
I had to rush home from work on Friday to get my glam on for our friend Alison's surprise birthday party. I went all out!
This wonderful dark green satin dress has been in my closet since February 2010 - it's by Club Monaco and was $40 on consignment. It looked like a big boring sack on the hanger, but it's so cool on. I love the deliberately uneven shoulders and the looseness of the top of it; the bottom is cut just like a snug pencil skirt.
here in Feb 2010 for our friend Ronnie's 40th birthday party, and then again in November 2010 to see "The Wizard of Oz" at the theatre with my nieces (crazy Auntie Sheila always dresses up!).
For accessories, I stuck with silver: my "teeth" necklace, silver bird skull earrings and a silver cuff.
Hee, look what I found in the background of the above picture:
|Showing my ink
I bought the boots here in March 2013 at the Fluevog store in Gastown (hi, Wes!) in Vancouver, and this is their inaugural wearing. I loved towering 6" above everyone! I was a little concerned about my feet being in major pain after wearing them, but aside from a little soreness on the balls of my feet, they were perfectly fine the next day. For such a high heel, they are surprisingly wearable. They are still on half price at the Fluevog website right now (linking for info purposes only), but I recommend them only for those souls (soles?) who have a good dose of Lady Gaga in them!
I featured the coat in my February 2012 capsule wardrobe (recap here).
|I am a robot
I was so outrageously visible in this outfit - and it felt great! - that this is my link-up to "Visible Monday" at Patti's Not Yet Dead Style. Get yourself over there!
Coat (Desigual), dress (Club Monaco, consignment), boots (LA Malibu, Fluevog), necklace (The Bay), earrings (local, Vancouver), cuff (thrifted), gloves (Danier Leather).
We didn't stay too late at the party, because I'm a responsible team player (*snort*) when it comes to Ultimate. Being hungover and running around for two hours in the sun and/or rain and/or wind isn't fun.
I did my usual "quick change" outfit both before and after the game.
Both the blue sweater and the snowflake skirt were worn in the October 2012 capsule (recap here). I wore the sweater thrice and the skirt 4 times.
here) with my olive suede skirt. They are excellent on my feet after wearing tight cleats for two hours.
Leather coats are the perfect weight for this time of year - they cut the wind and are warm without being too smotheringly hot.
I took my camera to the field so you could see where we play. This is Victoria High School. It's the oldest high school west of Winnipeg and north of San Francisco, opened in 1876; this version was built in 1914 (source).
We dump our stuff at the "Girls Entrance". On Saturday, it was rainy, so we put all of our gear up at the top of the steps to keep it dry.
|L on the right
See? I don't wear fancy clothes ALL the time!
It was sunny/cloudy for the whole game - lots of wind, which makes play challenging.
I change back into that same nice outfit and put on a bit more make-up before we go for lunch.
Last night was Winesday at my house! Woo hoo! My gals and I hung out and ate so much yummy food and drank many bottles of wine. We also did a big clothes swap, and I gave away a bunch of clothes. I love seeing things go to good homes!
I slept in a bit this morning, then got ready to head to town with L for lunch and grocery shopping.
here with my rockin' Etro blazer.
I kept my orange leather blazer on for the entire outing as it was a little chilly.
This yellow t-shirt was worn 4 times in the April 2012 capsule (recap here).
What colour are you grooving on right now?
Blazer (Danier Leather, consignment), t-shirt (INC, thrifted), skirt (Talbot's, thrifted), belt (consignment), shoes (Prepare Hi Steady, Fluevogs).