Hello, monochromaniacs! We had four brave souls who stepped up to the monochrome challenge this week:
Mica, of Away From Blue:
|Mica, and the best accessory, Cooper|
Beth of The Fashionable Adventures of Bethie the Boo:
Kasmira of What I Wore 2Day:
|Kasmira is a great inspiration|
Tamera, at The Menopausal Supermodel:
|Tamera's creativity wows me|
Tamera did a grey monochrome look, mixing this cute top (note the customizing ruching on the side with a vintage brooch) with this dark grey maxi skirt. Love the bling!
And I though y'all might want a monochrome round-up of my outfits. You can click the days to go to the original posts.
L and his buddies went to Seattle this weekend to see tonight's football game vs. the San Francisco 49ers. Go, Seahawks! This left me with a lovely weekend all to myself. I invited a couple dozen fashionably-inclined women from my pool of friends and co-workers to bring their good clothes to a swap at my house on Saturday night. I provided food and some wine, and everyone brought a yummy dish to share and more wine.
I had to buy some last-minute food items and cleaning supplies, so I headed to town on Saturday morning. I also planned to swing by the WIN Boutique on my way and see if the Karma Fashion Gods were smiling. It was a lovely day, slightly chillier but still sunny and bright out.here).
I've see a few other bloggers doing the "Tulle and a Teacup" thing over the past year. I'm slow to catch up with these memes. But I decided to play along and sit with my tulle(ish) skirt in my new chair, with my coffee cup. I don't use teacups, but my mug is bone china.
here in August for a floofy Friday with flies.
Part of what made my outfit feel romantic to me was all the stuff.
Especially the suede roses on my purple shoes (last seen here in August, with green and teal, 3rd outfit).
here, 2nd outfit, as a band on my vintage top hat).
Cardigan (Mango Suit, thrifted), skirt (Lapis, consignment), shoes (Chie Mihara), necklace (She She Shoes, local), ring (local), earrings (don't remember).
I did a quick run-through of my closet before I headed out. Someone was very eager to help me.
|So innocent, yet so deadly.|
I had a good day at the thrift boutique.
My luck with tops continued with this sweet sheer floral:
Love the little black collar and the row of black buttons up the back.
I adore this wonderful salmon orange satin shirt:
I'm always on the lookout for replacements for my junky t-shirt material camisoles.
Lots of oranges and reds seemed to be hopping into my basket, capped off with this awesome striped cardigan sweater:
I lucked out on these wonderfully soft flats.
|"Where were you? I missed you! Feed me!"|
The Flexx* is committed to ethical, local production in Italy? That's awesome! These were all of $14.50, and would have sold for at least $98.00 new.
*linking because: impressed!
After I got home, I spent 3+ hours cleaning my house, then prepping food for the swap. About 10 women made it and we had an awesome time going through all the clothes, drinking, eating and chatting. Everyone left with bags of new-to-them items. This morning, my girlfriend Caro came back and took all the leftovers down to Value Village for me. More good karma!
Today, I dressed for another shopping expedition: groceries! The day started out white then got somewhat sunny, then we had thunder and lightning and now it's getting quite windy. I can hear acorns falling on the roof!
I dressed for layers, as I strolled over to My Sister's Closet after groceries for a wee shop, trusting that the Smiling Karma Gods had appreciated my clothing recycling and would reward me with a good find or two.
here in August as my wear-to-Ulty outfit).
I was glad of the addition of the blazer, as it was quite a lot cooler than it's been.
here last week as the topper with my all-olive outfit. And I wore my new-to-me shoes on their inaugural shopping trip - they were quite comfy for about 3 hours, then my feet got tired. So not bad.
Blazer (RW & Co., consignment), dress (Blues by J. Arcaro, vintage 90s, thrifted), shoes (The Flexx, thrifted), obi (Smoking Lily), earrings (Plum), ring (local), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), zipper rose (Victoria & Albert Museum Gift Shop).
I must be have a surplus of good karma. Check it out:
I can't resist leather.
But this is the real find of the weekend:
Inside pockets on either side of the zipper.
Wonderful shape and seaming.
Of course, it's Danier, but not just regular ol' Danier, but Danier Couture:
As I have purchased a high-end Danier coat made in Canada from Italian leather from their retail store (this red coat, regular price $799.00), I know this would have been at least $500.00 new, and likely more. I paid $58.98. Score!
I hope you all had a great weekend! It's thundering more now and kitty is getting nervous, so I'm going to go snuggle up and see if I can spot L and his friends in the football crowd.
wow, you were building us up to that fabulous black leather jacket, you! Great shopping, love the new flats (Vizzini says, yum!) I enjoyed all the mono's too. xoReplyDelete
Too much awesomeness for one post. ;-) I seriously love your skirt collection. I love all of them. I was going to say that the first one is definitely one of my favorites, but then the denim one came along. Your skirts make me swoon a little. I love everyone's monochromatic outfits! What a cool challenge.ReplyDelete
Fun week with all the monochrome! Thanks for inspiring me to try a monochrome look of my own and for having me over here! All of the other ladies look fantastic as well!ReplyDelete
And can I just say that the picture of Vizzini in with your shoes is my new favorite thing ever? Love him!
You've really racked up the karma points there with this enormous payout, especially the jacket. Very well done. I was being strict in my interpretation of the monochrome theme so I didn't send in anything - looks like I should have loosened up a bit because the women who went monochrome look fabulous.ReplyDelete
I shall try drinking coffee with a straw. I am so bored with regular sipping, and I like that it will also prevent tooth staining. And the floral necklace is awesome.
Everyone's monochromatic outfits are fabulous! And your purchases are great, especially the flats and leather jacket. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the feature and the kind words! I had lots of fun with the challenge, it was nice to get out of my usually outfits and try something different.ReplyDelete
So hard to pick a favourite of your though, I picked 3, haha! The blue and purple and orange looks are lovely on you. You pull colours together so well.
Lots of great shipping finds too, a very productive weekend :)
Wow wow wow--Love both of your outfits!! I can see that denim dress with boots and a leather jacket come winter!!ReplyDelete
And did the thrifting gods smile on you!! so much awesomeness--especailly the leather jacket and those awesome shoes!! You look good in the orange and red tones!!
Can't wait to see how you style your new goodies!!
You truly did rock the monochromatic look ! I cannot pick a favorite.ReplyDelete
I also like your long skirt + flower necklace outfit and your finds.... specially the flower print blouse.
and your neighbour 's cat - so cute.
You always find some of the most incredible goods, but I am positively drooling after that jacket. Omg, that's just incredible. Gorgeousgorgeous.ReplyDelete
Great job by the challenge participants!ReplyDelete
Fabulous finds ... can't wait to see how you'll style them. And, am loving that leather jacket!
I believe in thrift store karma and I'm wondering what I'd have to do to find a SKIRT like the one you found. Beautiful jacket.ReplyDelete