Ah, it's been a nice relaxing weekend, full of fun with friends and some zen-like wandering around in second-hand stores. My favourite!
Let's kick it off with What I Wore to the Ulty Field:here in June for a Casual Friday.
tie obis worn over top.
here in July over my yellow strapless dress, 2nd outfit). The pearly pale gold sandals were great for walking around. I last wore them in July (here, 3rd outfit) for a weekend jaunt down to another consignment store.
After brunch I hit the Hospice Thrift Shop and the Velvet Crease consignment shop. I didn't have a ton of luck at either store...or maybe I'm getting pickier! I hope that's it, heh. I did buy one thing, but we'll get to that in a bit.
Dress (Blues by J. Arcaro, 90s, thrifted), obi belt (Megan Mae), shoes (Artisans by Clark's, consignment), cardigan (Bellisima, consignment), earrings (local).
Today, I wandered down to get groceries (I have them delivered - free! - they show up after 4pm), then bought tickets to go see Emmylou Harris in November (woot!), and then meandered over to the WIN Thrift Boutique to see if they had anything I needed.
Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - I'm all sparkly in my sequins!
I like being covered up when it's sunny - I loathe the feeling of sunblock, although the back of my neck (my tattoos), my chest and my hands always get some. I wear moisturizer with sunblock on my face and neck every day (all year). I like the tops of my feet unblocked - gotta make that Vitamin D somewhere!
here's the link again). The sequined tank is a cheapy but I love all that shine! I last wore it in August 2012 for a casual weekend outfit here (3rd outfit). It's a good layering piece.
here (3rd outfit) for an evening of Arkham Horror at our friends' place.
The purple sandals were just worn last weekend (4th outfit) for some strolling about with L.
Cardigan (Express, consignment), tank (Costa Blanca, consignment), skirt (InWear, consignment), sandals (La Canadienne, consignment).
So here's my goodies from my shopping expeditions this weekend. Enjoy! I'll be making outfits around most of these this week. Exciting!
First up: this gorgeous yellow blazer that I found at the Hospice Thrift Store. The ladies there love to see what I find.
Here's a good look at the pattern.
For those of you not from Canada, Holt Renfrew (or Holt's as we call it when we want to sound like we could afford to shop there) is a very high-end department store. It has all the real designers plus their own brand, which my jacket is. In briefly perusing their website, they don't seem to sell anything under $100, so the $24.95 I spent on this jacket is likely a good score!
Today, at the WIN Thrift Boutique I found this awesome lace blouse for $10.50.
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions with Friday's floofy skirt! I will definitely be wearing a slip and/or boots with it. I love the idea of the chunky sweater too, but I have to be really careful not to get overwhelmed by them. They tend to make me look like I have ginormous boobs.
I think this will work nicely in my fall wardrobe:
I also found a couple more pieces of undergarments for my vast collection. Slips get washed after every wear, but L (who does the laundry) does all our stuff every two weeks, so in the winter when I really need them, I always run out. Gotta stock up when the getting's cheap.
I added another French Maid brand slip to the ones I currently own (about 3).
I also found this sweet green shirt for L:
Check out the nice texture of the dot pattern.
Hope you all had a great weekend full of sunshine and good deals!