Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wee Weekend Wrap-Up: Brunch, Football and a Bit of Shopping

Where does the time go? Why aren't all weekends four days long? 
And also, why are the Seahawks so good? *sigh* My team lost, but they put up a good fight, and I do like Seattle (being the local team).

  • Cam Newton Carolina Panthers jersey - NFL Shop; last worn to work here in November 2013 (but I wear it all football season at home)
  • Skirt - Plum; last seen here for Movember in November 2014
  • Boots - Ash; last worn here (2nd outfit) for a little post-New Year's shopping last week

Linking up to "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style!
I got a few looks at the diner when we were there for brunch - there were a few 'Hawks jerseys around. L and I ran a few errands and spent the rest of the day watching football.
I enjoyed having a funky casual look with my jersey!

Today, I walked to town to do my grocery shopping (waiting for it to be delivered now), then browsed in the WIN Warehouse store.
It was a little grey and rainy out, so simple light layers - it's not too cold, fortunately. I wore leopard tights!

  • Sweater - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in November 2014 during our single 1/4 inch snowfall
  • Skirt - Skott's Suede, thrifted; last worn here in October 2014 with purple velvet and granny shoes
  • Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last worn here in December 2014 with pink armour

I wore a brown leather jacket and furry accessories - forgot to take that picture.
This skirt is machine washable! I've washed it a few times.

The stuff:
I never thought I would own a pair of cowboy boots that I would love this much.

Simple bling:
I like how well the Poe cuff went with the vintage choker.

  • Cuff - Jezebel Charms, gift from L
  • Choker - vintage 60s, Mom's
  • Hoop earring - consignment grab bag
  • Stud earring - local

I had a lovely long browse of a shop. It was a busy week, so I need to decompress with time alone. For me, thrift shopping fulfills that need perfectly. Plus, I find cool stuff, so win-win!

Like these awesome blue loafers.
Leather, great colour.
Nice nubby sole.

Never worn.
They are by Land's End, and were $16.50. As their loafers run between $55-60 on sale, I think I got a good deal. I bet I'll wear these a lot in the spring.

I also spotted a lovely leather belt in the same blue for $4.50.
It's by Lady Footlocker (now, there's a flashback!) and was made in Canada.

I love finding a great vintage piece.
A nylon and lurex thread blazer, likely from the late 50s. It has a slightly sparklier trim.

A better look at the swirly pattern.
"Tricot d'Or" (gold knit or Knit of Gold), of Paris and Montreal. It's sized 12/34, whatever that is!
For $15.50, I'm pretty pleased with it. More sparkly clothes!

Also, more leather clothes!
How about a fabulous black leather blazer trimmed with white leather on the cuffs, lapel and pockets? Yes, please!

This jacket is magnificent and fits perfectly!
I love the slightly wider cuffs and the hypno-buttons. Not bad for $39.50 - this is by Bianca Nygard.

I nearly always find an awesome vintage dress at WIN, and today was no exception.
"I am dubious."
Enter handmade vintage 70s maxi dress! It has a cutout at the neckline and a long zip up the back. It fits me perfectly.

Check out the crazy awesome fabric!
I seriously have a problem with shiny clothes, I think. However, for $17.50 "with belt" (or hair tie, if my fancy strikes me), I'm not going to overthink this.

I've visited this vintage 80s Pierre Balmain scarf three times and not bought it. Today, I gave in.
The signature is on the left lower side: "Pierre Balmain Paris" - the edges are all hand-rolled, and of course, it is silk.
For a thrifted scarf, $16.50 is a little high, but oh well. I do love the wonderful pattern and those gorgeous colours! Pierre Balmain died in 1982 - it would be cool if this was made when he was still alive.

I found 3 awesome vintage half-slips.
"These are good. I approve."
They were all between $2.00 and $3.50 each.

I popped into Footloose, one of the best downtown shoe stores, and checked out their sale section.
I fell heavy for these wondrous orange sandals.

Okay, so maybe I am a little late to the flatform party, but I can totally see myself wearing these all summer. I've been buying summer shoes out of season and stashing them away; many of my summer shoes were in rough shape at the end of last year.

These are by Fiel and were on clearance for $60.00. They are called the "Wolfe".
The original price was $250.00.

I've actually been stalking these shoes for a year.
Ahhhhh...They are black suede with hot pink splashes on them.

Look at the amazing shape.
I've been watching "Agent Carter" on TV (love her!) and these have a very 40s vibe. They look even better on the foot.
They are by Camper, labeled "Camper together Bernhard Willhelm." These are from the Fall 2012 line, and are from one of their designer collaborations.
These sweet beauties were 60% off their original price of $295.00, for $118.00. I never mind paying a little more for such gorgeous (and comfortable!) shoes!

And how was your weekend?


  1. Oh sweetie boy likes vintage lingerie! He's so adorable. Love the new sparkles, and I'm drooling over the cowboy boots. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  2. Both pairs of shoes are fabulous, and of course I adore the vintage maxi and jacket - nice finds! Vizzini posing on your slips made me chuckle! xxx

  3. You do find great stuff in the consignment stores there! The black and white leather jacket is very cool, and I love the Camper shoes - those would be the kind of go-with-everything heels I would wear if I could wear heels.

  4. You are a woman I would love to go to shop with !
    The finds are amazing - the SHOES OMG THE SHOES!
    the vintage slips, the dress, the leather jacket. I cannot pick a favourite.


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