Happy weekend! I hope everyone's doing well. Me? I've been busy, so busy, but it's all fun stuff, so I really can't complain. However, there's a comfy couch and a football game calling me, so let's get this going.
First up: Funky Florals.
The sweater is my new-to-me Wilfred merino wool one, thrifted last weekend (here).
here, but it's actually been living with a friend for the last couple of years. Like my other Hale Bob dress that I bought in NYC in 2007. I've only worn this dress 3 times total including this time (it was first seen here in June 2008), so I was hoping that layering it would give me more wear out of it. I still think that's an option, but maybe a fitted olive blazer would be better than this chunky sweater. Thoughts?
here earlier this month while I was having a plaid attack.
Sweater (Wilfred, thrifted), dress (Hale Bob), shoes (Wonders Ayers, Fluevog), belt (Club Monaco), necklace/earrings (Aldo Accessories), necklaces (Eaton's, 1986).
I had a delightful surprise arrive in the mail on Friday - the Travelling Yellow Skirt! Go to that link to see all the amazing ways this skirt has been styled.
I like it with a side of cat:
Margy had added. He tried to bite it.
Then he spotted the sequined rainbow that Megan put on it (from the Toronto Pride day - I knew that cat had good taste).
|It's somehow appropriate that my furry boy is standing on the picture of Tamera's dear Diva|
Moving on, Friday night was the Urbanite event at the Art Gallery. I decided to class up my evening outfit after my slight schlumpy daytime one.
Tierre Joline hat (purchased here at the Vintage Expo, and linking to Tierre's site because she's amazing).
I'm linking this outfit up to Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style (Patti put a cat on it! love it!).
I kept the outfit all neutral, starting with Kim Cattrall's skirt from her Pink Tartan suit, last seen in the November 2012 capsule (recap here), where I wore it twice (this is the last time).
here in February with the given-away tiki skirt. The huge double-ruffled sleeves are a pain at work (they drag in the sink, in the coffee grounds, etc.), but were Drama at this artsy event.
The black leather Danier Couture jacket was just right layered over it - I didn't wear any outerwear to walk down to the Gallery, and I was able to stash my ticket, money, keys, ID and lipstick in the interior pockets.
The jacket zipped up tight. I last wore it here a couple of weeks ago with ribbons and paprika orange (apparently that's a trendy colour now - I'm so cutting edge, ha!).
here in September with my green ruffly Oscar.
The top half of this business:
I knotted the cord on this necklace just after I got it, to make it a better length on me.
Jacket (Danier Couture, consignment), blouse (CAbi, consignment), skirt (Pink Tartan, consignment), tights (Trasparenze), shoes (Darjeeling Teapots, Fluevog, Fluemarket purchase), necklace (gift from Tina), spider ring (homegrown vintage, 80s, gift from Mom & Dad), snake ring (homegrown vintage, 1986).
Urbanite events are always so fun at the Gallery. As part of the exhibit, there was an interactive section, where you could choose images and have them made into a button.
On Saturday, L and I went for lunch, and I lingered downtown for some shopping.
I've been having fun digging out some of my heavy winter gear, but wearing a slip and socks instead of tights. This wonderful velvet blazer was last seen on the Friday before our crazy 70s party earlier this month (here, warning: me in a blonde wig!) - that was the last wear of these boots as well.
here back in March (2nd outfit) with denim and leopard. I love that it has pockets.
She She Shoes*, which is a locally-owned business). *linking 'cause I love
My wonderful girlfriends gave me a gift certificate to Adore*, a locally-owned jewelry store that specializes in locally-made pieces. *linking 'cause I love
I found this amazing leather and steel cuff:
I also bought this silver knot ring, and the mid-finger silver disc ring.
I stopped in at my favourite hat store, Roberta's Hats* for my annual new pair of fingerless gloves. I've been shopping there since they opened in 1992 - nearly all of my hats (except for Tierre's) are from there. *linking 'cause I love
On Saturday night, L, my mom and I went for dinner. Had to dress up!
This is basically a repeat outfit from July - I even wore it with yellow shoes again!
here a week ago with denim and floral ruffles.
I wore my olive suede coat and my new mustard gloves for the evening chill.
Big brassy bling:
All of my jewelry there is either second-hand or locally made. Love it.
Blouse (Esprit), corset top (Betsey Johnson, 90s, thrifted), skirt (Orwell, thrifted), shoes (Poetic Licence), brass cuff (Midzo, thrifted), spoon cuff (About Tine), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), ring (POLY), earrings (Adore).
L looked very snazzy, so I took his picture too.
And...here we are at Sunday, and I couldn't be bothered to wear make-up to get groceries.
My rust sweater is layered over my Smoking Lily top (it's now around-the-house wear, so not linking to past wears anymore). I last wore the sweater here last weekend (last outfit) - that's the last wear for these boots too.
here), where I wore it three times. This is the last outfit. The skirt really is washable, in fact, it's being washed right now, as I spilled leftover cannelloni on it.
I wish Vizzini would find my silver ear-cuff again - it went missing for the second time a few months ago.
Sweater (Coldwater Creek, thrifted), top (Smoking Lily), skirt (Skotts Suede, thrifted), boots (Miz Mooz), belt (Shi Studio), buckle (She She Shoes), earrings (Adore Jewelry).
Speaking of our little monster, I caught this action shot this morning:
|"What is this magical clear barrier that keeps this rogue leaf from my clutches?"|
I like the dress-with-chunky-sweater look from outfit #1, everything except for the socks (which are awesome but seem not quite right for this combo). When I saw the tights from look #2 I immediately scrolled back to outfit #1, thinking, ooh, those would be great with the skirt/sweater duo. Just 2 cents' worth of opinion, albeit from someone without even half your style sense and savvy!ReplyDelete
~Pam in the U.S.
I love all the textures in these outfits. But you're right -- the first is good in theory. I felt the knee highs and the skirt were too close to each other in colour/pattern. I would love to see the jacket with the skirt!ReplyDelete
Wow, so much fab style! I love the seamed stockings, and your olive suede coat is tdf. Thanks for linking up. Hi Vizzini!ReplyDelete
I saw this post and asked myself: Is there anything here that I don't love? The resounding answer: No! The hat, wow. Love that shoe box too, almost as much as the shoes. And I love how Vizzini has christened the FYS with his presence. Can't wait to see how you style this!ReplyDelete
It was so lovely to see you Friday night! That hat was amazing!! But those yellow and tweed shoes, oh those shoes...I am in love, love, love!ReplyDelete
Your second outfit looks like you stepped out of a time-machine from the Forties. Very stylish.ReplyDelete
All of your items are so lovely, but special stars for that Hale Bob dress! I am keeled over with desire and poking around on eBay already. :DReplyDelete
Have you tried styling a skirt over it so the bottom peeks out like a vintage slip? I think that and a short/cropped open jacket would look fabulous.
Tee hee, LOVE the last picture of Vizzini! My kitties do that too, I love catching them on their hind legs!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see you style the traveling skirt and I agree the first outfit would work better without the knee highs, but I think the rest of it was lovely!
I have to agree with you on the first outfit, the color scheme is perfect however i think one of the items had to be removed... i looked back at your pictures and think that this spaghetti strap dress would look great with a simple cardigan.ReplyDelete
And your Urbanite outfit is soooo coool as are your new Poetic License shoes.
Fabulous outfits, all of them! I really like your style and am a sucker for any kinds of ruffles! I especially like the skirt in the second outfit :)ReplyDelete
So the TYS is with you - I can't wait to see what you have in store for it!ReplyDelete
Some great looks going on here, Sheila; the blouse with the amazing sleeves and the leather jacket, and that fabulous suede skirt with the velvet jacket are favourites. Rather an autumnal palette going on this weekend, it really suits you. Great jewellery choices, of course, and the new shoes are beautiful! xxxx
Great weekend roundup! I think your dress (first pic) would look better with a fitted top - the blazer, like you suggested would be a good one to try?ReplyDelete
Doesn't your new hat look good with short hair? Is it freshly cut, too?
And you are still beautiful sans makeup, love the ayering look of teeshirt under your sweater.
Finally, I am glad you have Vizzini to keep you safe from the leaves! Xx
WOW on the new shoes==they are FANTASTIC!!!ReplyDelete
I'm with ya on the first outfit--maybe the olive blazer and different tights??
You look fantastic as always in your other outfits--and L is certainly VERY dapper!!
LOL at Officer Vizzini as he collared that evil rogue leaf!!
Can't wait to see what you do with the TYS & TYC--altho the Diva would've been very peeved at Vizzini stomping on her face!
I like the last outfit the best. Just can't get past those tights in the first outfit ....ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see you in your interpretation of the TYS.
Popped by from Vis Monday
The new shoes! Wonderful. I look forward to seeing them again. :)ReplyDelete
Hooray for the fabulous yellow skirt! Hope the Vizz left his own cat-hair contribution to the skirt. Love love your fabulous hat and new shoes. Poetic License shoes are so very cute! I even love their shoe boxes.ReplyDelete
On a dead run right at the moment, but had to stop by to say how gorgeous your week was from my perspective! Looking fall-fashionable and cozily chic! Great hat ... and you got the skirt!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it.ReplyDelete