Hello! Just checking in on y'all - having a good weekend? What? It's not the weekend anymore? Ha, well it is for me - I still have two days to go...ah...
But let's get started on this wrap-up, shall we? This is what I wore for the annual Day of Indigence.
Linking up to Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style. Get there or be square!
I'm also linking up this post and this outfit to Judith's "Hat Attack!" over at Style Crone! Go check out all the fabulous chapeaux!
And also linking up to Bella's "Secondhand First" over at The Citizen Rosebud. You know I am all about the secondhand, yo!
here in May with corals.
It's hard to see, but the pants are red and navy pinstripes.
here with pirate ruffles, also in May.
here (3rd outfit) in April.
Shirt (Dept, consignment), jeans (Ralph Lauren, consignment), shoes (Two Lips, thrifted), belt (Brave Belts, thrifted), cuff (SkinZnHydez), necklace (local), chain bracelet (thrifted), spinner rings (right: Twang & Pearl; left: consignment), earrings (local).
After spending all day Friday wandering around in the sun, chilling on restaurant patios in the sun, and drinking (not too much, I'm a responsible gal sometimes, hee), we got up early to play Ultimate!
I've done this outfit before, or slight variations on it. The sparkly top goes so well with the flutter skirt, and the shoes match it all so well.
I last wore the sequined top and skirt here in August 2013 for a trip to PR (same shoes too).
The stuff:here (2nd outfit) in September 2013 with my funky Hawaiian vintage dress.
Cardigan (Express, thrifted), top (Costa Blanca, consignment), skirt (Le Chateau, consignment), shoes (La Canadienne, consignment), cuff/earrings (Fossil, gift from L).
I caught Officer Vizzini slacking off on the deck. He's been having a very chill weekend as well.
|"My shift doesn't start for a while."|
|"If you don't mind, I'm going to get back to my nap."|
I found a couple of good items for the wardrobe. For instance, I think I needed another long dress, right?
It was $24.00 (a good deal, I thought) on consignment at the Velvet Crease.
tistic Taste. I couldn't find anything about this brand online, but the dress is a really soft polyester, and the top of it is fully lined, including a mini-skirt-length lining in the skirt region.
I've been on the lookout for easy tops (don't have to be ironed, can be washed, don't have to hang) in brighter, more clear colours than what I currently have in my closet. I notice that we're in a transitional phase in fashion right now; colours and shapes are undergoing a big change.
At the SVdP, I also found this vivid dark green top for $3.00.
I strolled over to the hospice thrift store, and lo and behold, I found the same top as the orange one.
On Saturday night, L and I hung out with the Vizz-meister:
|"You found my secret hidey-hole sleeping spot!"|
|"How dare you disturb my slumber!"|
|"I'm going to bite all of your shoes!"|
Vizzini got up and lolled about on the carpet. L went in for a snuggle.
|"I am reluctantly mauled by the man."|
I met up with Elaine on Sunday to go to a vintage/thrift market downtown. We went for sangria afterwards, and generally had a marvelous day wandering about.
And of course, I had to wear my new-to-me dress for our walking around missions.
here just last week). I still got a fair bit of sun and needed a nap in the afternoon. Ah, naps.
here in May (can't believe it's June!) for birthday shopping for L.
I did well at the vintage market, scoring these awesome shoes:
I fell in love with this local line of jewelry - I do love a creepy cameo!
here, linking 'cause I love). This pin was just $12.00.
The funky earrings above were only $5.00 - they're a little heavy, so they won't be a daily earring, but I do like them a lot.
I just gave away two of my fur scarves (the white one and the teal one), so of course, thrifting karma brought me another one.
Elaine and I checked out Flavour Upstairs, a great little consignment/thrift shop on the boutique section of Lo-Jo (lower Johnson St). They carry a trendy mix of new and vintage, focusing on the current fashions. I like them because although there is a lot of H&M, Zara and junky Joe Fresh, there are also very reasonably priced vintage and boutique items.
Like this awesome brown skirt:
I also found this vintage handmade dress in the sale section.
I wasn't 100% sold on it, but you know what? Even if I wear it once, it was only...
$5.00! What a score!
Reminder! Shoe Shine is on for this Friday!
And now, I'm off to wrap L's birthday presents. Hope your week is off to a rockin' start!
The hair rocks! Enjoy your time off!ReplyDelete
Wow, so many Vizzini cuteness moments! Our cats love it when we stay home, too - they just smile more. Love the swirly 'do and the new purchases too. I would so want to wear the handmade vintage dress. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday! xoxReplyDelete
Love that plaid dress, and how you wore it with pink to go shopping! :) Looks fantastic on you :)ReplyDelete
You always have the best luck at thrift stores - I enjoy checking out what you buy!
Hope L has a wonderful birthday :)
Great new dress and "lovely shoes" indeed. :) Totally digging your colour combos and new 'do too.ReplyDelete
A day of indigence - great birthday tradition, you swirly girl! Happy Birthday to L!ReplyDelete
Love your purple skirt and that fabulous new frock, not to mention the shoes. Indigence and indulgence!
What wonderful finds and I love your hair. You are one of those "sparkly" gals that inspire me throughReplyDelete
Fun post. But I'm confused. "Indigence" means extreme poverty. Did you meant to say "Indulgence"? I can't understand why you're celebrating poverty or how this day relates to it. (Forgive me for being pedantic.)ReplyDelete
Yeah, I know - I didn't name it, and have pointed this out many times. "I do not think this word means what you think it means."Delete
That happens so often. Many words are misunderstood and people don't care. I'm too fussy about language to not correct my mistakes.Delete
BTW, Sheila, two more bloggers have received, used and shipped the pink boxing gloves although their posts aren't up yet. You're next on the list! As soon as I get the gloves from Texas, I'll mail them up to you.
U Ciebie pięknie i kolorowo:))śliczne rzeczy nabyłaś:))ciągle tu zaglądam i nigdy się nie zawiodłam:)))Pozdrawiam serdecznie:))ReplyDelete
You're such a cool Rock Chick in your trousers and quiff! Great finds, as always, love the shoes and the maxi, and I would wear that vintage frock in a heartbeat! xxxReplyDelete
Great looks and lovely finds Sheila and your cat photos and comments always make me smile Vizzini is the bestReplyDelete
Purple skirt is fab but then everything you posted looks great. I'd love photo tips as you take such good ones. Does the birthday boy take them for you or..... LindaReplyDelete
So much to love ... the pink and blue windowpane-ish plaid is extra wonderful. Love your swirl! I never knew short hair was so versitile ... lots of interesting looks out there these days. I'm delilghted for both of us! Also ... the new-old world of earrings, single and pairs ... and cuffs (!!!) is overwhelming me. I could so nothing but shop for those!ReplyDelete
Your pant and swirl hair look is very interesting, its like a "rebel, don't mess with me Sheila look" - I like it, its amazing how changing up a few things can make a new you.ReplyDelete
Of your purchases, my fave is the amazing long dress. I absolutely adore it.
Sooo much cool stuff! I love your hair in the swirl - it's so much fun to have options when one has short hair. Now that I've discovered that I can curl mine, I'm totally bored with it straight.ReplyDelete
The plaid maxi dress is very pretty, and you should wear pants more often, as you are rocking those slim trousers and funky shirt (especially with the hair swirl). Vizzini's white whiskers are adorable!