Well, I'm about ready for another weekend! Boo, this weekend went so fast!
Let's get 'er started - lots of pictures! Here's my Casual Friday outfit.Tamera gave me! The necklace has a lot of pink in it, so I went with this pink linen sundress, which was last seen in the August 2012 capsule (recap here), where I wore it 3 times.
I'm linking this outfit up to Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style. Get over there!
here with my ampersand dress on the Victoria Day long weekend in May.
Did you notice I wore three belts? I started with the yellow one for contrast, but then it would have been too loose to hang my access card/keys from, so I added the turquoise one. But two belts was too even, so I dug out this purple one. I liked how they all looked together. What do you think?
here in April, when I accidentally dyed my hair dishwater blonde. I'm actually dyeing my hair right now - a nice vivid red again!
The fabulous rainbow-hued accessories:
Cardigan (Kersh, consignment), dress (Ann Taylor, thrifted), shoes (Camper), yellow belt (Aldo), turquoise belt (Bianca Nygard), purple belt (Plum), necklace (handmade by Tamera), earrings (handmade by Elaine), lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia ring (Wendy Brandes).
I dashed home after work and changed into sailing garb!
Here he comes!
Liz climbing around to get help unfurl the two sails.
Looking into the small cabin as we get out to the open water.
About this time, I stopped taking pictures. The inflatable kayak was being towed along behind us, and as we got further out, and the waves got choppy, it flipped over! The pump for it fell out and was bobbing in the water. Those aren't cheap, so we turned and made a pass for it - missed it!
Back around we came, another reach...missed it again! By now the sails were flapping and the boom (I know that name) was swinging around. Emboldened by my wine (sucked through a straw in a travel mug), I noted that this was the point in a movie where someone gets hit in the head and falls in the ocean and DIES. There were a lot of ropes snapping, and seawater spraying at us.
While I cheerfully encouraged everyone with a chorus of, "We're all going to die!", Nigel tacked back around, we grabbed Aleks by her jeans beltloop, she hung off the side of the boat head-first, and snagged the pump from the water! Rescued!
A pretty pinkness filled the horizon.
Coming back around to the docks...but there was no room for us to pull up!
I went first - I took this from the kayak.
I arrived safely at shore without getting too wet (although I did miss the mat in the kayak and ended up with a wet butt).
Nigel headed back out to get the others.
There's the kayak pulled up to the boat.
And Aleks and Emily are safely on solid ground (almost).
I woke up slightly hungover on Saturday morning, craving coffee. L and I headed out to our diner to meet up with our Vancouver friends, Spence and Kim and their 8-month-old daughter Rosie.
here in May with the teal cardi above.
My fabulous Prepare Guides were last seen back here in early June, with my aqua strapless dress.
Cardigan (Kersh, consignment), Tessroc dress (Smoking Lily), shoes (Prepare Guides, Fluevog), necklace (vintage fair), bracelet (Club Monaco).
I didn't have much luck thrifting, but I did find this insanely flattering top at The Velvet Crease:
As I was heading out of the store, I realized I'd missed the back of the rack - of course, I had to check it out, and good thing I did, because I found this gem:
I also stopped in at one of my favourite local shops, Leka. They make their own line of clothing in the store, and also sell other Victoria artists' creations. You can find Trapper Jane, Morena and Floating Gold Iceberg here, as well as some stunning local jewelry. They are dedicated to ethically-produced fashion (they even have hand-made underwear!) - LOVE! I've linked because I love - if you are ever in Victoria, this is a wonderful shop to visit.
|I like the rough, squared off edges|
This link also has some great pictures of the store and some of the funky items they carry - I got my mom some of those colourful hand-knit socks for Christmas last year. I would like a gift certificate from there for my birthday (hint hint, L).
The rest of my weekend was spent pleasantly hanging with L and Vizzini. Vizzini has found himself a little snuggly area on the new couch:
He hung out on the arm of the couch while we played board games on Saturday night.
Then he lolled about on the carpet in the dining room.
|"If you drop any food, it's fair game"|
I hope your weekend was full of adventures, fun and comfy naps!
I can't decide which of your outfits I love more- the gorgeous play of color with your necklace, pink/teal and multiple belts, or the Smoking Lily dress. Another clothing company I'll have to add to my radar (:ReplyDelete
I've had few adventures to match yours on the "sea"! Wow.ReplyDelete
I DID so like the polka dot dress in previous post (don't know how I missed that)...and the man's shirt is REALLY colorful. It would be very interesting to see it "on" L.
The color blue in the cardigan up top is gorgeous on you, Shelia! You look great in it.ReplyDelete
Wow--I love all of your outfits!!but the last is my fav--anything with teal gets extra votes from me!!ReplyDelete
looks like you had fun on your sailing adventure-gorgeous scenery!!
That shirt for L is AMAZING!! It's cool he'll wear something that bold!!
and of course-the icing on the post-VIZZINI!!!
Adventures on the seas! I lol'd at your "encouragements" of "we're all going to die". That would be me. Great dress (with the canoes) and scores at the shops this weekend. Thanks for sharing it all with Vis Monday, and oh hey, Vizzini, stay handsome.ReplyDelete
That smoking lily dress fits like it was made for you! So amazing. looks like you had fun sailing adventures too.ReplyDelete
Hello floppy kitty!! His toes always make me giggle. So cute!
I did finally get to sleep in. Worked my last day at my job and happily slept into the afternoon this Sunday.
I adore the teal and grey diner outfit! And what a fun sea adventure!!ReplyDelete
Holy Triple-belt Action! What an adventure story! Love the photos, and the triple belt, and the ampersand dress. And that D&G print gets a sentence all to itself - it's smashing!ReplyDelete
Looking gorgeous, I especially love the & dress :-)ReplyDelete
My parents had a boat called Windbag - especially apt as it was a RIB (rigid inflatable) - they thought they were being very clever :-)
Such a fun weekend! The sailing trip seems like quite an adventure - I'm glad no-one did fall in! :)ReplyDelete
Really like the triple belt on your Friday outfit - such a nice touch :) And Vizzini is gorgeous as always :)
Love the grey dress and the sailor shirt. I dressed up as Frida Kahlo for halloween one year. That garnered me a lot of inquiring looks...especially the monobrow.ReplyDelete
What an awesome post...and what an exciting life! I love the first outfit with all the belts and the great Frida jewelry...how can people NOT know about Frida??? That teal cardi is a stellar piece and seems to go with a lot! Great thrifting...puts me in the mood!ReplyDelete
I love the grey dress. You look great. The shoes are great too. Awesome outfit.ReplyDelete
I like the triple belt look - specially because it matches your necklace so perfectly well.ReplyDelete
And L is a lucky guy - that D&G shirt I would have kept for myself and would tie it around a long dress, I guess you can always borrow it .
You look gorgeous, again ... always! Particularly love the gray, black and blue dress... one of my all time faves!ReplyDelete
Yup ... sometimes wear two skinny belts ... too short-waisted for more! Yours look great, naturally!
Everyone should know Frida. Every woman, anyway.
So in lust for your two tops ... can't tell which one I admire more.
Vizzini ... always love kitteh pics.
And ropes are sheets. When we lived in Seattle, and my daughter was little, we had a 27' Coronado ( ... I think it was 27') that she and I putzed around Lake Union and Lake Washington in. Sailed a bit, of course, but mostly liked to use the little outboard when it was just she and I. I like having a more competent sailor around to do more!
Have a great week.
24 years in Victoria and I've still never been sailing...sounds like you had some great adventures! LOVE that canoe/ampersand dress. Crazy love it!ReplyDelete