Hey, where did that weekend go? I hope you have all been getting up to much trouble and/or good times! I know I have!
Let's cast our minds all the way back to...Friday! Oh yeah, "I'll Wear White If I Want, Thank You."
I've been neglecting my sweaters this summer, due to one of the hottest summers for us on record. We had a scorcher of a weekend, starting with Friday, so this was perfect for a hot day, even a little too warm by the end!
here, in June 2013. I think I will keep it...for now.
I just have a little aqua cami on under it.
here (2nd outfit) in July.
I had a lot of comments on being "super casual" at work on Friday. I guess I have raised expectations on Fridays - back to more formal wear next week!
here in July with beads and yellow.
Silver and turquoise bling:
Sweater (Le Chateau, thrifted), pants (Contrast, thrifted), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment), cuff (Shi Studio), earrings (Oscar & Libby's), "S" pendant (gift from Mom & Dad, 80s), Fulvia ring (Wendy Brandes).
After work, we rushed home to get ready for a punk show! Elaine, Cat, Ross, L and I all met up for drinks and dinner, and then we went to the Upstairs Lounge (former legendary club Harpo's - I remember when Nirvana played there before they were famous) to see RADco and Art Bergmann.
I had to go all out. I had to!
Holy carp [that's deliberate], it's "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style! I'm linked up! Get over there!
I slicked back my hair, redid my make-up and put this outfit together. Must wear all the rocker things!
here, 3rd outfit, back in May 2013). I needed to keep my tattoos under cover of the hot sun, and this was perfect.
Second wear of the denim bustier, last seen here in August with pink leather. It stayed up much better over the cotton t-shirt, so it earns a reprieve.
here a year ago for Elaine's birthday!
here just last weekend.
All the rocker bling:
T-shirt (Threadless), bustier (Smart Set, thrifted), skirt (BCBG Max Azria, consignment), shoes (Enzo Angiolini, consignment), belt (gift from Ruth), chainmail necklace (handmade locally), teeth necklace (The Bay), studded cuff (vintage 90s), black cuff (Guess, thrifted), rings (all vintage 80s), earrings (locally made).
There are some professional pictures of RADco here. The following are Elaine's pictures from the show.
A very cool colour effect from Elaine.
I loved the crazy lights on the floor and bar we were standing at.
Professional shots of Art Bergmann here (none with me in them, although we were really close to the stage). I had never heard of him until this show, and wasn't familiar with any of his music, but he's described as Canada's Lou Reed in this article.
More of Elaine's photos:
|His guitar says "Take back your mind."|
I was only slightly hungover for our Ultimate Frisbee game on Saturday morning!
Probably the last wear of this dress for the year, and away it will go with the summer pack-up.
here in July with all-gold accessories.
here in August 2013.
Bracelet, belt and earrings.
Dress (Artistic Taste, consignment), belt (thrifted), cuff (local), earrings (don't remember).
After brunch, I went for a little shopping stroll. I find that shopping helps keep me from stiffening up after all that running around.
I went to the Victoria Hospice store, and the Velvet Crease, and had a little retail therapy after my sort-of crappy week.
I found another leather skirt (yes, another, don't judge me!).
It was only $25.
I also found this cute sweater.
L hates it, but he can't tell any shades of blue or purple apart (Mr. Colourblind), so he probably thinks this is a muddy brown mess.
I thought this leather belt was sweet. I like that the buckle, studs and end piece are all gold.
I was super-excited to find a brand new pair of runners! As I walk to work every day, I like to have a comfy, yet fun shoe to wear. My last good pair wore out, and the replacement pair aren't comfortable, so these are my new walkin' shoes.
The brand is Miss Sixty, which I've never bought before.
And for only $12.00?
I did find one other thing at the thrift store.
No, it's actually two crystal dishes.
I have to be good in the Velvet Crease and only buy things I really love. I spotted this black leather jacket on a display and knew I had to try it.
And do you see what the neck is doing?
I wish I'd had time for a nap after shopping, but no! Shower and get dressed to head downtown to the pub for our dear friend Vero's birthday! There were plans to go dancing and hang out at her husband's design studio afterward, so I amped up my outfit accordingly!
Just managing to link up to Judith's "Hat Attack!" over at Style Crone in the nick of time! I know, it's a fascinator, but it's in my hair!
|"Are you going out again? What item of yours shall I eat?"|
The blouse is a favourite, although I haven't worn it much this year (last time here in May). It has flies all over it!
here (2nd outfit) in July, during another friend-and-fun-filled weekend.
A melange of bling:
Blouse (Smoking Lily), skirt (Noa Noa), shoes (Born, consignment), belt (vintage 60s, Mom's), necklace (Bauxo), fascinator (Heart's Content), cuff (Midzo, thrifted), single gold earring (Foxy), stud earring (local), lapis lazuli ring (Wendy Brandes).
Today, I slept in a little then went to town to get groceries.
I actually wore my jean jacket over this to protect from the sun.
here (2nd outfit) in June.
here (2nd outfit) last weekend.
Dress (Taylor, consignment), shoes (Born, consignment), earrings (thrifted).
I went to the WIN Thrift Boutique after getting groceries, but I didn't find anything. Sometimes you don't.
L is back to his all-day Sunday football marathons. We were both happy to see our teams win today! Go, Dolphins and Panthers!
|"Did someone say "panther"?"|
He loves the heat.
|"Is it photo time? Let me give you my good side."|
I hope your weekend has been warm, fun and full of naps in the sun.
You and L are social butterflies! So much to-ing and fro-ing and looking smashing. I especially love that punked out look, Sheila. Miss Sixty shoes for $12? Good one. Not to mention the leather jacket... Don't pack up all your summer stuff just yet; the forecast calls for more sun next weekend. Excellent.ReplyDelete
A busy weekend! Love the leather maxi skirt, the checked maxi dress, and that fabulous Noa Noa skirt. The leather jacket was a nice find. We still have some sun but not much heat, so your summer is lasting longer than ours! xxxReplyDelete
Thanks so much for explaining about Folex! It sounds like something I really do need! I'll keep an eye out for it in the supermarket, I definitely don't recall seeing it but maybe we have something similar.ReplyDelete
So many nice outfits too - sad to see that pretty grid print maxi dress packed away for next year's warm weather, it's a beautiful dress and is really stunning on you! Love that leather jacket you purchased, look forward to seeing how you wear it!
So much fab in one post! Loving the summer Punk head to toe (great hair!). And the ladylike maxi-dress. You can do it all. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.ReplyDelete
I love the pink tennis shoes!! You look great and the show looked like it was awesome---loving the girl in the band's jumpsuit, too.ReplyDelete
So many outfits, so little time!! Love the green on you, and all of those rocker accessories!! Fanatastic, I am slightly obsessed with faux leather as of late. I understand!ReplyDelete
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From slicked back hair to fascinator! You covered the spectrum beautifully in this post, and made my morning. Thank you for giving me a "fascinator attack!" You never cease to amaze!ReplyDelete
I love the long leather skirt, the purse, the black skirt with embroidered overskirt, the leather jacket (!), and the long checked summer dress. Are my eyes deceiving me or did you take off the white Tshirt to show your tattoo at the show? Sure was a packed weekend! You are a great friend to your friends. It shows in your posts :-) take a bow! Oh and Vizzini is cuteness personified/animalified! XO JJReplyDelete
No, that's not me in the pictures! I left my t-shirt on all night.Delete
LOOOOVE that white and navy maxi dress...you have had a lot going on this weekend.ReplyDelete
I like how you have styled your hair.
Oh that window pane long dress is absolutely spectacular - the moment you said it was the last wear of the year for a moment I thought you'd get rid of it and I was going to jump on that wagon! but then i read its being put away for next summer :)ReplyDelete
I'm so jealous! Fun weekend and awesome outfits...I have been under the weather and it rained all weekend too ;)ReplyDelete
You are wearing all my favourite items in your wardrobe in this post - how did that happen? From the Lettuce dress (please leave it to me in your will, ok?) to the pewter leather floor sweeping skirt, and the navy and cream deliciously floaty dress. GAH, I would soo love to play dress up in your closet! The pink metallic sneakers are pretty sweet. Your hair is so cute when it's slicked back and flipped like that - you should wear it like that more often.ReplyDelete