Ah, such a lovely weekend! No stress, just chillin' with friends and getting into the holiday spirit.
I didn't even realize until mid-day on Friday that I'd completely forgotten to take my stairs picture.
- Shirt - Dept., consignment; last seen here in August (more cowgirl!)
- Skirt - Quillarree, consignment; last seen here in June with Chinoiserie
- Floofy underskirt - H&M, thrifted; purchased here (way down) for $5.00 in October
- Shoes - Big Presence, Desmond, Fluevog; last seen here in October with my other Dept item, a dress
This shirt is very blingy, being trimmed in crystal studs all over.
I finally found the perfect use for this cheap little elastic underskirt: it's cover-up for my bum! I'm self-conscious about bending over in skirts this short, and this hugged and protected.
- Earrings - thrifted
- Pin - The Bay, mid-00s
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia ring - Wendy Brandes
After work, I went for drinks with some of the guys, then home to hang out with L, whom I'd barely seen all week. We played games, and gave Vizzini some much-needed attention.
On Saturday morning, we went for brunch while our door guy made an adjustment to our secret door bookcase.
- Dress - Plum; last seen here (2nd outfit) in September with killer leather
- Sweater - Expression, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) on a casual weekend
- Boots - Marc; last seen here a few weeks ago
- Belt - Leather World
- Buckle - She She Shoes
- Cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Ear cuff - Claire's
- Long earring - from a coworker
We couldn't find Vizzini when we got home. He's a big chicken when it comes to strangers in the house. We finally noticed a lump under the covers of our bed.
|"I wasn't scared!"|
|"It's warm and safe under here."|
On Saturday night, we went to a party at Nick and Karen's.
- Dress - Lorraine Beauchamp, vintage 80s, vintage fair; purchased at a vintage fair here in June for $35.00
- Shoes - Poetic Licence; last seen here in July with mustard and navy
- Hat - Tierre Joline; last worn here (2nd outfit) in December 2012
Can you see how cool the skirt of this dress is? The front is like a pencil skirt, then it has this full pleated back.
The dress has a surprise back - or lack thereof!
Shoe Shine, but they didn't look right with the length of the skirt. Good thing I did a "test drive" of this outfit on Friday night!
Some of my bling and a close-up of my hair.
I hauled out the curling iron to give my hair some spring at the front. Unfortunately, L and I were caught in a rainstorm while walking to the party, and all the curl fell out.
- Obi - thrifted
- Gem bracelet - Mom's, vintage 60s
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Blue brooch/earring - vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Green earring - Grandma J's, vintage 60s
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
- Gold/green ring - consignment
- Spinner ring - local
- Crystal ring - Melanie Lyne
We were in a rush, so only managed not to cut off L's head in one shot...and it's blurry.
When we staggered home much later, I discovered that the blue earring was gone! I assumed it was either at Karen's, or lost along the way. I sadly resigned myself to another lost earring.
But what was sitting outside the bedroom door this morning? My earring! The kindly Officer Vizzini had recovered it for me.
|"Did I do something nice? Will Santa bring me kitty treats?"|
I hope your weekend was merry and bright! I'm working over the holidays, so I'll still be doing my regularly scheduled program, with breaks for Christmas and New Year's.
Awwww hooray Viz! Good kitty. Mine are naughty and just try to knock over trash cans and steal my chicken.ReplyDelete
What a sweet face, that Vizzini. Hope he gets lots of treats. King is playing now with a mint wrapper, it's the best toy ever. Your black dress is awesome! Love the front, the back and the sides too. You are a dish! xoxReplyDelete
It looks as though you did nothing all weekend but party, party, party! Rock on girlfriend!ReplyDelete
All of your outfits are fabulous. I love the formal attire (on BOTH of you). The backlessness of the dress provided the perfect frame for your tattoos. I lost an earring in September at the Adirondack Balloon Festival...one of a beautiful handmade pair from an art gallery that Mr. DJB gave me. I searched all over the grounds but didn't find it. And to make matters worse, due to the cloudy, windy weather, the balloons didn't even fly! Lucky you. I should have hired a cat.
Love your party outfit - that is such a beautiful dress! So kind of Vizzini to find your missing earring! :)ReplyDelete
I hope work isn't too taxing over the break and you still get lots of time to relax and spend time with family/friends :) Hubby's working over the break too but he should have Christmas day off which is lovely.
Great party outfit! I really like the dress details...you wear hats so well too. Hope you have a Happy Holiday.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure I've seen a party dress that I like more! And you looked fabulous in it. So glad you still have a "set" of earrings....ReplyDelete
The plaid jumper was a great holiday look, too.
I've never seen a puffy short skirt before. It's really cute. And the other clothes are lovely, too.ReplyDelete
Love the the puff mini!! And the green shoes!ReplyDelete
Love the black 80s dress, and your sweet little hat looks perfect with it. Well done on the earring recovery, Officer Vizzini! xxxReplyDelete
OMGosh Sheila, you look just perfect in your party dress, and the hat is adorable! Sorry about the curls - I can only do mine when there is no precipitation or they fall out too.ReplyDelete
Leave it to Officer Vizzini to solve the mystery of the missing earring.
The dress you wore for Nick and Karen's party is impeccable ! I like how it looks from the back too.ReplyDelete
You and Clooney looked lovely in matching colours.
All of your ensembles are beautiful, but the party outfit is a stunner. Love the skirt, with its full pleated back.ReplyDelete
You have an amazing hat collection. This headpiece looks gorgeous with the curls in your hair. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!