I need a weekend to recover from my weekend! But I shall enjoy my quiet Sunday.
To be fair, I did have a piece of denim on, so my Friday wasn't entirely formal.
I picked up this shirt on consignment a couple of weekends ago (here) for $21.75 (regular $169, according to the tags on it still). It was lovely to wear (I had a vintage camisole on under it), but by the end of the day, the neckline and sleeve areas of my skin were all red and irritated from the prickliness of the sequins.
The skirt is my very-high-waisted vintage Nicole Miller, last seen here in August 2013 (zoiks!), with a studded sweatshirt.
It's warmed up the last few days slightly, so out comes the leather!
here in February for Dress Week Came From Outer Space! Other than that, just the usual shiny stuff.
Top (Michael Kors, consignment), skirt (Nicole Miller, vintage 80s, consignment), boots (Aersoles, consignment), cuffs (both thrifted), earrings (white gold, Francis Jewellers, gift from L).
Vizzini has been sulking - he wants to go out on the deck.
|"I'm going to eat something of yours if you don't let me out."|
On Friday night, we rushed home from work to get ready for another Urbanite at the Art Gallery. The new exhibit opening is Carole Sabiston's "Everything Below All of the Above" and featured her textile art. It was cool. Elaine and I made buttons and wandered through the gallery, while people-watching. I do love to check out the clothes!
I had to go to town for my outfit. This will be my next Hat Attack! entry over at Judith's Style Crone, and this is also my "Visible Monday" outfit at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style.
here (way, way down) in January, the day that I got it.
I got a ton of compliments on the dress and hat at the Gallery.
here in January.
I did a big back-combed bouf of my bangs (I looked a little like "Ziggy Stardust"-era David Bowie, to suit the shape of the hat. Much product and hairspray were required.
|Bathroom mirror selfie|
I did Drama make-up too:
I used my copper brooch to pull the back of the dress in a little bit and give it more shape.
And my first wear of the sweet little furry stole that I thrifted for $10.50 over Christmas 2013 (here, way down at the bottom).
L also looked amazingly dapper, in his yellow dress shirt, cream plaid wool vintage vest, vintage Christian Dior tie and his Tommy Hilfiger jacket.
I clipped my little lone copper earring over the feather stems. There is still some copper wire from my steampunk outfit on there, but it's keeping the feathers secure.
Lots of vintage copper bling.
Dress (vintage, thrifted), hat (vintage, consignment), shoes (Fly London), all copper jewelry (vintage, Renoir), copper pin (vintage, thrift).
L and I went to Floyd's for brunch, as is our usual Saturday. He'd wanted to wear a hat with his outfit on Friday, but I thought he needed a brown hat - which he doesn't have - so that was the Mission after lunch.
Barely any make-up, and minimal effort extended on the outfit. Dress, tights, boots, stuff.
It felt like wearing pajamas, but was not, *ahem* people who wear pajamas in public(!).here in February for the last Dress Week.
It poured rain as we walked around town, but at least it was warmer out! I last wore these boots in January (here) while thrift shopping.
I adore this vintage 70s leather coat - I still boggle that it was only $18.50. Wearing one of my Vera vintage silk scarves with it - I also had my cream toque and gloves, which I wore off and on.
Usual weekend-y type stuff. Leather, metal, all local, except for the earrings which are homegrown vintage from a store I worked in during the mid-90s.
Dress (Kensie), boots (Miz Mooz), coat (vintage 70s, thrifted), scarf (Vera, thrifted, vintage 60s), cuffs (SkinZnHydez and Catalyst Leather), leaf cuff (About Tine), earrings (LA Express, 90s).
L and I went to Roberta's Hats (THE hat shop in town), where he found a dashing brown fedora, and I fell in love with this Canadian-made lady bowler. It was $68.95 - thank you for buying it for me, L!
This gorgeous vintage faux-fur coat was marked down half price, for $27.99. It's a very dark brown, and has no brand label, although it does have the content tag.
I also fell in lurve with this real fur hat.
Also, only $12.99
I spotted this classic linen-look pencil skirt.
|Not actually stained cross the middle - it's wet from the rain.|
This necklace isn't top of the line quality, but I loved the cameo.
I think it's modern, but it was only $10.
I also found this lovely silk scarf for only $5:
|Cat not included|
It has no label or signature, but it's soft and I love the colours/pattern.
I wore it today for a stroll down to get groceries and a quick browse through another thrift store (no luck). See how big it is?
I last wore this sweater in November 2013 (here), with cobalt blue.
here in January with yellow.
The boots are my Mini Babycakes by Fluevog, last seen here in January with caramel and black.
Sweater (Bandolino, thrifted), skirt (Danier Leather, thrifted), boots (Mini Babycakes, Fluevog), cameo (thrifted), earrings (local), coat (vintage 70s, thrifted), scarf (thrifted, vintage, Remoy d'Urville).
It was warm enough to open one of the deck doors for Vizzini - he was so happy!
|"Back off, woman, I'm behind on my patrols."|
|He's very stretchy|
|"I'll just sit right he-- birds!"|