I was in such a good mood all day! It's Friday!
|I like the long chain that dangles from the belt - it's fun to swing|
The top and skirt were both purchased, on consignment, a couple of weekends ago, here. The top was $14.98.
I adore this top - I have liked the shoulder cut-out look since it first came in in the 90s. Seriously, every single woman has lovely shoulders - this hides the "buh-byes" and is so pretty in how it drapes. Comfy comfy too, but sized wonky: a 12 (I am about a US size 8 on top). Always try things on!
It was cloudy and windy this morning, so I wore my red leather coat.
here in May with green culottes, baby!
I realized halfway through the day that two of my accessories were gifts from Mom: my belt and my necklace.
Top (Simpli, consignment), skirt (Nicole Miller, consignment), shoes (Faith Low Reumah, Fluevogs), belt/necklace (gift from Mom), cuff (SkinZnHydez), ring (Twang & Pearl).
L is out for the night, so I decided to treat myself to a quick run through the WIN store after work. I found a couple of gems, including this classic 90s denim chambray dress:
See? In the 90s the sizing changed to closer to today's sizes.
I promise I will not wear it like that. Heh.
I also scored in the lingerie, finding this lovely probably early 80s half-slip:
I always look for one particular brand in vintage lingerie: French Maid Lingerie. It is also a Montreal company, founded prior to the 60s. Today, I scored this gorgeous slip for only $5.50.
I wasn't sure about these but I threw them in my cart anyway. One I got to the fitting room, I knew I had to have them.
And they have these perfect little elastic pieces that keep the leather from rubbing your ankle (a major peeve about sling-backs - ow!), and keep the sling-back from sliding off the heel. Genius.
|They are called the "Slagra" - could you pick a worse name?|
Look how cute they are on:
The WIN store had an extra 25% off everything today, so all of my purchases only came to $26 plus change. Why would I ever shop retail?
Well, off to have some wine and watch a movie! Have a lovely weekend, my friends.
love that red with your fun red hair! fierce!ReplyDelete
So many nice purchases! Really like that maxi dress! :)ReplyDelete
Your casual Friday outfit is beautiful too, really like the belt and necklace together, and of course the wedges. Have a great weekend!
Everyone's in a good mood on Friday! YAY!ReplyDelete
Love the colours in this outfit; the sleeves and leather coat are especially funky!
Great scores too, those white shoes would get a caning if I'd found them! XXX
I suspect downward creep has been taking place in US sizing for a while. I was a size 10-12 ~15 years ago and now I am a size 4. Haven't lost weight, so I think the system re-centered. I find older things or British things in my old size still fit correctly.ReplyDelete
What a successful shopping expedition! I love the wedges, so stylish and comfy.ReplyDelete
You look great in this outfit. I never went for this style of blouses but seeing it on you might change my mind.
Come and see my kitten Louie! Just got him Thursday night.
You know what they say -- if Sheila's in a good mood, then everyone is in a good mood!ReplyDelete
Those Fluevog sandals are insane, Sheila. Send them to me!! : >ReplyDelete
You shopped very well, love the lingerie and the *shoes*. Happy Saturday to you xoxo
This is gorgeous, Sheila!ReplyDelete
Hurrah, the weekend and some fantastic scores! All great, but particularly on the shoes - whywould anyone donate them? I'm always glad to see you defying Casual Friday, too :-)ReplyDelete
I love your Mary Jane!ReplyDelete
This is yes an awesome find!
I love your first outfit very chic but i don't think i would have the patience to hold my stomach in all day hahaha!
Such a cool outfit, those wooden sandals are fabulous.ReplyDelete
I'm with you all the way - I have NO idea why anyone shops retail when you can find unique and well-made items secondhand for a fraction of the price. I love vintage slips and those shoes are great too. xxx
Loving your funky jewelry! The cut outs in the shirt are pretty awesome too. I don't think I could pull it off - it looks fab on you though!ReplyDelete
What a great jean dress find ! You had me at the pockets... and at swooshy.ReplyDelete
LOVE this outfit--those shoes are kick-ass!!ReplyDelete
you find the best stuff!!