Another crazy-busy weekend! This is a big post, so let's get going.
This is what I wore to work for Casual Friday.
The jacket is a Smoking Lily design that I got on consignment a few years ago. I last wore it - only once! - in the March 2012 capsule (recap here), in this outfit, which is so similar to Friday's (down to the colour scheme, the same floofy underskirt and even a pair of Fluevogs). The jacket only works when done up (it's very stretchy), so I usually layer it over something else. My favourite time wearing it was this outfit I did for our friends Steve and Celia's wedding.
The "skirt" is actually a strapless dress worn underneath. I'll get to that in a bit, since later Friday night, I wore it on its own.
here, way way down) with my corset-y Smoking Lily dress.
Jacket (Smoking Lily, consignment), dress (Origami Dress by Bodybag by Jude), underskirt (Noa Noa), shoes (Prepare Guides, Fluevogs), brooch/earrings (vintage), lapis lazuli and Fulvia Ring (Wendy Brandes).
After a brief nap when I got home, I redid my face and reaccessorized for a walk down to my friend's gallery to see an interactive computer/art media opening.
here), out of season, at a local boutique for $80. It's by Bodybag by Jude (I have this dress (2nd one) by them also, that I got on consignment).
I'm hooking up to Patti's 100th "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style. Congratulations, Patti! 100 weeks of wonderfully visible women!
The light in the den was speckly from the sun filtering through the oak trees by 7:30 pm.
I did spill a few things on it over the course of the day, and now it's in the wash. Yes, it's washable!
I added my rock-n-roll belt (with my Smith & Wesson belt buckle), and yellow accessories, including this little yellow shrug which I last wore here with my splatter skirt.
here with black and white and blue.
Dress (Origami dress by Bodybag by Jude), cardi (Peter Nygard, consignment), shoes (Miz Mooz, consignment), bag (Aldo, consignment), cuff (thrifted), earrings (vintage Bakelite), rings (Wendy Brandes).
Much revelry later, I stumbled home and hung out with L. Slept in a bit on Saturday, but not so late that I couldn't put together a decent outfit to wear over my sportswear to the Ultimate field.
The dress is my t-shirt Desigual one, last seen three times in the March 2012 capsule (recap here).
Flats are necessary after running for two hours in soccer cleats! These are my Fluevog Presence Impulses, last seen here in March with my tiki skirt (I need to wear that again soon).
It was cloudy and windy, but cleared up later on. I was still glad I'd worn my yellow leather jacket.
|"I swallow your soul!"
Jacket (Danier Leather), dress (Desigual), shoes (Presence Impulse, Fluevogs), earrings (Le Chateau).
After lunch on Saturday, I went to a couple of thrift stores, the St. Vincent de Paul and the Hospice Boutique. The Velvet Crease also (finally) has expanded their hours for summer, so I stopped in there too.
I found this gorgeous rich purple cardigan in the SVdP:
At the Hospice Boutique, I found a replacement for last summer's white cardigan, which I wore 7 times in the August 2012 capsule (recap here). That cardigan was hugely useful, but when I pulled it out of storage, it had yellowed terribly and had a hole in the back, so I turfed it.
I fell in love with this amazing silk plaid dress:
A close-up of the fabric and colours:
I also found this amazing wiggle skirt:
I also liked the intricate detail on the back:
It has a very cool steampunk vibe to it. It's going to be fun wearing it! It's by Orwell (a German company, and it was made in Poland), and was $14.00.
Fresh off my thrifting success, I scored wildly at the Velvet Crease. I think this might be my Christmas dress this year:
It has a crinoline and a ruffled underskirt attached for maximum swooshiness! And look at the lovely embroidery on it:
The store had all kinds of classic 80s brands, including some mondo shoulder-padded jackets. There was a one-shoulder navy blue full-length Bill Blass gown and a cream silk Lagerfeld dress covered in silver stars (it was crazy, but over $100), as well as a bunch of other really flashback-inducing items. I had my eyes peeled for the gems.
And I found a couple! This is a snug, high-waisted pencil skirt made out of a very dark, nearly black denim:
The back of it has a bold industrial zipper.
I may have lunged for the rack when I spotted this insanely awesome plaid skirt:
It's by Roland Kerry of London (and it's made in England):
The fabric is just astoundingly cool:
And it came with a matching headband!
L and I just hung out last night, and I took it easy on the wine (hee), so I woke up bright and early this morning. I headed down to get groceries, and then went for a walk to stretch out my legs and knees, which are sore from Ulty yesterday.
I last wore this floral cardigan here in April over a blue dress.
here (also) in April, with a bold painty blouse.
I visited My Sister's Closet, my favourite consignment store in town. I managed to find 3 great items - and every one of them was ethically made. *pats self on back* Good job!
This pinstriped stretchy cotton top does up the front with hook-and-eye closures. I am a sucker for those.
I also found this stretchy top:
And...finally! I have found my dream red leather skirt! I have been on the lookout for this forever (well, a few years). I've purchased other red skirts, notably, this suede one (the zipper wouldn't stay up), and this red pencil skirt (wrinkled like stink and got a stain on it).
And lo, there it was:
And it's vintage 80s (there's that size 10 again). Check out the classic label:
I hope you had a lovely sunny weekend!