Ah, weekend! Sweet weekend...but of course, my life is crazy. So much to cram in and so little time, especially when tired.
Here's Friday's ensemble:
I know these drapey cardis aren't in with the cool kids anymore, but dammit, they fulfill a good function: non-fitted cardigan/layering piece. This one is an old Dots purchase, and was last seen in the December 2012 capsule (recap here), last time here on Christmas Day.
here (2nd outfit) to the Vintage Expo in September.
The skirt is the green corduroy one I thrifted here (way down) a couple of weeks ago for $10.50. It's the first wear for the skirt, and it is the last. I wore a half-slip under it to prevent tight creep, but it managed to bunch in wildly unflattering ways all freaking day and I was so annoyed with it by the time I got home, I threw it in the donation bag immediately. Gah! Evil skirt of bunchiness!
|"I barge in like I own the place."|
I've had the boots since October 2010 (here, with my thoughts on the age-appropriateness of me wearing miniskirts and thigh-high boots). I last wore them as part of the November 2012 all-neutral capsule (recap here), in this outfit here, over my black satin pants.
Mr. Lovey came in for a cuddle:
|"This is so undignified."|
I'll try to squeeze in outerwear shots when I can, as I know some of you (hi, Yvonne!) like to see what I'm wearing when I'm out and about. I'm having fun rediscovering some of my cool-weather coats, like this awesome Italian-made piece.
here). I paid $72.00 for it on consignment.
Cardigan (Kensie), top (Finnigans for Truworth, consignment), skirt (Talbot's, thrifted), boots (Pegabo), tights (Trasparenze), tile necklace/skull earrings (locally made), spider ring (homegrown vintage, 1984, gift from Mom and Dad), snake ring (homegrown vintage, 1985, BC Museum Gift Shop), coat (Vassali, consignment).
I had to rush home right after work and feed Vizinni before heading back to town for our friend Chris' surprise birthday party.
My leather shirt was last worn here earlier this month for my company's annual meeting.
here in September when I put on a tough face for the dentist.
The tights are pretty cool, eh? I found them at Heart's Content in Fan Tan Alley - they're made in England.
here on my birthday.
Blurry and in a hurry!
|Working on a better back-view pose|
Shirt (Danier Leather, thrifted), shell (Spense, thrifted), skirt (Plum), tights/fascinator (Heart's Content), shoes (Marc), cuff (Guess, thrifted), studded cuff (homegrown vintage, 80s), red cuff (Rimanchik), earrings (locally made).
After a lovely sleep-in (thank you, L), L and I went for our weekly brunch.
This sweater is such a great colour, and I love the bell sleeves and that it's a thin weight. I picked it up at Winners a few years ago.
here), last time worn here with my paramecium shirt under it (ooh, I need to wear that again soon!).
|I like how this pose makes my butt look|
I wore my granny shoes with a pair of grey socks (still not so cold that I need tights regularly, thank goodness).
here), in the last outfit of the month, my Hallowe'en costume! Check it out here - I was Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and yes, I wore that to work and worked in it all day.
The shoes are amazing to walk in - I loved rediscovering that today. Plus, I thrifted them for only $19.99 (note that the red Marcs above that I'm wearing I bought on deep discounted sale for $111.00!) - I was walking with smugness, I tell ya!
Are you dressing up for Hallowe'en? I will be again this year - I'm excited!
Sweater (Max Studio), skirt (Planet, thrifted), shoes (Marc, thrifted), necklace (locally made), earrings/rings as above.
So remember this dress that I tried on? My amazing Aunt Kathy insisted that my mom pass her mother Joyce's dress along to me. So my goal is to drop about 5 pounds so that my boobs fit in it - I need to wear this dress!
In fact, this dress is actually hand-made:
If that dress weren't the most awesome thing ever, look at what else Kathy gave me.
This is the sleeved peignoir with the extra-long hem and lace trim.
Dear god, I think these need to come back into fashion!
This is the matching nightgown portion:
The vintage label:
Kathy also passed along this
Another Canadian lingerie company:
I couldn't help it: I've been wearing this since I took these pictures and have been swanning about the house in this for a couple of hours! L actually really liked these - they have a fun vintage "Mad Men" feel to them (I should have a big bouffant hairdo, yes?).
I don't know what the heck I'm going to do with these (wear them around the house??), but I love them.
As promised, cat pictures! After two sessions of banging on our bedroom door this morning (6 am and 8 am), L fed Vizzini and then he napped on his post for the morning.
|"Hey, I'm napping here."|
|"I'll allow it, just this once."|
|"Enough of the papparazzi, I must nap."|
And so must I! I have a big day ahead tomorrow: shopping with my eldest niece Zoe for her 14th birthday!
That pink dress is lovely, as are the vintage nightgowns!ReplyDelete
I had no idea about the lace material on the inside being a 60s/70s thing! I had a vintage dress with that inside, although I recently donated it. I did think it was very pretty, I just didn't wear it much.
Oooh!! The peignoir!! And the pink dress is cute, too.ReplyDelete
Ooh, what gorgeous treasures to add to your trove! Sometimes I feel when I get vintage items from the family that I'm a dragon and I'm putting all of my treasure into a pile in the middle of my room and sleeping on it. The teacups will have to go underneath the clothes, of course.ReplyDelete
Your Italian coat is to live for! All swoons. I am so excited to find someone else who thinks paisley is paramecium. And I think you are a long, long ways away from being age inappropriate for thigh high boots and a short skirt. You've got 'em, flaunt 'em!
My favs from this post = the snazzy stockings with your red birthday shoes and the long skirt & green top. ♥ it that you threw away that first skirt. I need to be a little more ruthless, too!ReplyDelete
A feast for the senses! I can almost hear the soft swish of the peignoir as you flounce away to your chaise longue to have a wee cognac.ReplyDelete
I have a photograph of Fan Tan Alley from 1994 (when I met my husband) with the sign for Heart's Content. Can't remember if I actually went in, though.
Love the leather shirt outfit--anything would look FANTASTIC with those shoes!!!ReplyDelete
Drapey Cardigans RULE!!!
Love the peignoirs--so elegent and feminine!!
I hope you will be able to wear that fantastic dress. and of course--VIZZINI CUTENESS!!
I LOVE the coat, what a fab find. Your peignoir set is delicious. I have just recently bought two wonderful vintage full slips and love them.ReplyDelete
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I still love drapey cardigans!ReplyDelete
Wow on the peignoir set! It's amazing - yes very Mad Men, but very awesome! I love the color too!
I love seeing the cuddly side of Mr. Vizzini, he's such a sweet boy!
I. adore. your. tights. OMG!!! they are a fabulous ---ReplyDelete
and I am SOOOO looking forward to seeing you wear that gorgeous vintage gown.