I have big plans for Sunday: my big closet changeover! So I won't be posting an outfit tomorrow, so here's my weekend recap before we are even close to ending the weekend. the closet clean-out post will come at a later date - I have some plans fermenting in the ol' grey matter.
Let's cast our minds all the way back to Thursday!
But I know y'all want to see the shaved head, right?
Clothes! This outfit features two new-to-me items that were purchased during the spring/summer that were destined to be in my fall wardrobe: the jacket and the skirt.
I loved wearing this jacket all day - since it was warm, I wore it as my coat and didn't take it off. Double duty! I bought it here (way down at the bottom) in June at My Sister's Closet for $42.98. It's by Danier (yes, Danier Leather). It's not leather; it's a lovely thick brocade with raised velvet areas where the leaves are. It matched my shoes so well!
here in August with my striped pants.
The skirt is new-to-me (purchased here, way down at the bottom, in August). It's by Edging by InWear and was thrifted for $25.00.
The jacket done up - it's got pockets!
Shoe Shine #11 that I'd be wearing these soon? I last wore these here in May with a jacket I gave away off my back.
Jacket (Danier, consignment), blouse (Mexx, consignment), skirt (Edging by InWear, thrifted), shoes (Hilary Radley, consignment), brooch/earrings (Lisner, vintage 60s, thrifted), lapis lazuli/Fulvia Ring (Wendy Brandes).
I had and after-work social happy hour with some coworkers, and got home late. Sheila tired!
I warned everyone at work on Thursday to be prepared for "Weekend Hair" on Friday.
here for last year's visit and vintage haul). I wore all primary colours again!
You can also see my haircut better. My right side is basically shaved right off, with the left side longer. We also took some of the thickness out of the top so that it stands up in the "pomp" better. I had way more positive reactions to this styling effort, and briefly considered doing my hair fancy-shmancy like this on a daily basis...but then my fun hair would be work hair. I like the separation of work and non-work in my hair style.
I love this blue and white polka dot blouse! It's a pain to wear, however, as the buttons don't like to stay done up. I ended up safety-pinning it strategically which worked well. I suppose I could sew snap-fasteners on it or stitch most of it up altogether (I can pull it over my head with the top button undone), but that would mean overcoming my extreme laziness when it comes to these sorts of things. So safety pins it is. I last wore it here in August with more yellow.
here in July with black beaded wool.
Adding layers to the outfit...with a hat! I bought this hat at a vintage fair some months ago for $18.50 (here in June), and have been waiting to wear it. I built the outfit around the hat, of course. It fit perfectly over my hair, too, and stays put without an elastic or clips.
I met up with Cat and Elaine right after work, and Yvonne joined us later. We shopped and mingled until 7:30 and then went for dinner together. Wine!
You can check out all the great photos here from the Expo - hello to the lovely ladies in the photo booth! You can spot me pretty easily in the pictures if you scroll down at that link, and here's a fabulous picture of Elaine (left) and Cat (right).
I had to wear my vintage yellow gloves.
Hat Attack!" over at Judith's Style Crone!
Well, if I'm going to do red shoes, then I have to do a red coat!
here in July with mad plaid.
Blue and yellow bling:
Oops, almost forgot about the brooch off my coat!
Hat (Miss Frith, vintage 60s), coat (vintage 50s, handmade), blouse (vintage 80s, handmade, thrifted), skirt (Mister Leonard, vintage 80s, thrifted), shoes (Marc), belt (Danier), gloves (vintage 60s), purse (Aldo, consignment), brooch (vintage 60s), earrings (Plum), lapis lazuli ring (Wendy Brandes).
Did I get anything? Well, duh! My first great spots were two velvet jackets, which I got for $75.00 for both items. I had to get this vintage 60s smoking jacket for L - and he loved it!
You can see the colours better here:
Made in Canada!
Then I spotted this amazing deep green silk velvet ladies' jacket:
A better look at the colour:
This jacket is handmade. I checked all of the seams and it's gorgeously sewn, much of it by hand.
My favourite local thrift store, Women in Need (WIN), sets aside many of their really nice donations for events like this. I found this on the sale rack at their booth:
I love the paint-y pattern of the fabric. All the black parts are flocked velvet! Such a cool texture!
Lovely peach lining!
With the discount, this ended up being $35.00.
Despite all of us vowing not to buy more hats (it's an addiction!), Elaine, Cat and I all bought at least one hat. This was my find.
A better shot of the colours.
I love vintage hat labels.
I didn't get a single hit for "Mae Marie Hats" of Cleveland. I would guess that this is from the late 50s/early 60s.
The stall that I purchased it from was Jayda Hats and it was FULL of wondrous and amazing hats. I asked a young girl working in the booth where all the hats had come from. "They're Gran's collection," she said, pointing at an elderly lady helping another customer. I love that history! When I am a much older chick, I would like to sell off all my good stuff like that. I like seeing my things going to a good home.
Now, can you guess what this is?
It's a muff!
It's completely handmade and is in excellent condition. The edges are where you put your hands, where they go into a snuggly cave of dark brown silk velvet. The ends are trimmed in thick black grosgrain ribbon fabric.
These shiny silver opera-length gloves called to me. I had to go back to the booth for them after having pangs of remorse over not buying them on my first pass-through. You snooze, you lose at these events!
By Dents, made in Malta (!).
One of the more expensive items was one of the smallest: this little bronze pinky ring.
link, 'cause I love) with a huge love for vintage Scandinavian jewelry. This ring was $40.00 and is by Pentti Sarpeneva of Finland, probably from around 1790. She noted that this was "dead stock" (i.e. never sold), so has never been worn.
I like the look of it stacked with my other pinky rings.
These fabulous '60s clip ons are a bright orange.
My last find was just as we were leaving - I moved a tray of rings and voila! My beloved copper was revealed.
This morning, I woke up slightly hungover, as we continued to a lounge for cocktails after dinner. That Manhattan was probably a bad decision, but it was so good!
I last wore this lovely light viscose dress here in June to the field for another Ultimate game.
It is a gorgeous sunny day, and I'm looking forward to chilling tonight with L and Vizzini.
here (4th outfit) with bees and a black gauzy skirt earlier this month.
Dress (Amanda Laird Cherry, thrifted), shoes (Born, consignment).
As the acorns are starting to drop from the Garry oak trees around our condo, Vizzini has been ever-vigilant on maintaining his watch.
|"Cat on patrol. Acorns at 12 o'clock!"|
He's also keeping an eye on the leaves falling on the glass ceiling.
|"Please admire my moustaches."|
|"The maple trees are safe...for now."|