I wouldn't call this past weekend relaxing per se, but it sure was fun! Thank goodness for a long weekend next week (although I do not get Easter Monday off, boo).
Let's get started - here's my outfit for the Art Gallery event on Friday night!Style Crone. Killer hats! It'll be up soon!
- Dress - Stop Staring!; purchased here last weekend
- Hat - custom-made, Tierre Joline; last seen here for the September 2013 Vintage Expo
- Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last worn here in February with Lacroix
|"I pose like the woman."|
The hat blended into my hair - did you see it?
|"I'll meow until she looks."|
It was lightly raining when Elaine and I walked down, so I only wore a thin wool vintage coat.
here. Isn't that cool? The local paper did an article on her after that, here. I'm so happy for her - she's a lovely person and her hats are amazing!
- Purse - Accessorize
- Ear cuff - Claire's
- Earrings - local
- Death Star ring - Stone Roses
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop
- Spinner rings - local
- Bitty ring - local
Vizzini was furious that I wouldn't give him his kitty treats early.
|"I am a seething ball of fury!"|
The event was tied into the local opera, so they had some performances of opera pieces. I'm not a major fan of opera, but I love the Art Gallery, and I like people-watching.
Three of the leads singing with gusto.
Later on, a whole bunch of singers performed on the staircase.
There was a demonstration of Kabuki face-painting. While the singers were performing, I saw the make-up artist working through the window of the house.
After that woman's make-up was done, I spotted her posing in front of this large painting.
These two ladies were so fun!
After a nice sleep-in on Saturday morning, L and I went for brunch.
- Jacket - Le Chateau, consignment; last seen here in December 2014, with - you guessed it - this skirt and these boots!
- Skirt - vintage 80s, Pioneer, vintage fair; last worn here in that same outfit as the jacket
- Boots - Indigo by Clark's; last seen here in February with equestrian stuff
And so swooshy!
- Necklace - vintage fair
It's been a little on the rainy side this weekend, but it's warm enough to let Officer Vizzini on the deck.
|"The neighbourhood's a shambles! I must patrol!"|
|"Wait, is that a bug? Must investigate."|
|"I will eat you, bug!"|
We had a late night on Saturday - our friends Liz and Nigel came over to play Arkham Horror (their first time). We ended around 1:30am!
Today, L dropped me off in town to get groceries. One last fall/winter outfit for me.
- Sweater - Expression, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in December 2014 with red plaid
- Skirt - MNG, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in October 2014 with lots of red
- Boots - Aldo, consignment; last seen here last weekend for our annual trip to Vancouver
Everything is better with orange.
I might have stopped in at Rich Rags after I got groceries. They might have had a 50% off sale on.
This awesome jacket was $65.00.
All afternoon, I've been cleaning out my closet.
Vizzini always helps.
|"Is that food?"|
These are all the shoes I packed away for the spring and summer. Oh, there are a few missing - they got put into shoe boxes and tucked away in the closet before I took this picture.
Piles of belts, blouses, skirts, jackets and more skirts and jackets.
The winter purses that I barely used, dresses, and the shoes and boots that are going back into the closet. This is before I unpacked all the stuff under the bed; those shoes are ones I've purchased and haven't worn yet (at least 5-6 pairs!), and my yellow and aqua Fluevogs that were in shoeboxes.
And time passes...
All the shoes! I barely had enough room.
I got very ambitious and cleaned my chandelier in the closet.
I even ironed a few dresses, blouses and pieces that got very wrinkled in storage.
Sheila you are absolutely spectacular in all of these outfits. And I love the biannual closet clean-out visits, you are the maestro of the fantastic system, and all the gorgeous things! Very cool about your milliner, I saw that HONY post. I am also of course terribly sorry for the dramatically treat-thwarted Vizzini, poor boy!ReplyDelete
Looks like your closet got a makeover! Wow to have such a great space for everything must make it so much easier getting ready for work or an event.ReplyDelete
You wear green so well Sheila...and your new jacket is a great investment that didn't break the bank.
Enjoy your short week.
I love the story about Tierre and HONY. What a boost to her career. You never know, right? I was on Humans of Vancouver, and I got 69 Likes. Heehee.ReplyDelete
I love this new dress on you with those pops of red and yellow and orange. And your seasonal clothing overhaul. You have a great closet space! Great new LIME GREEN jacket as well.
I always enjoy seeing your closet change overs! I like seeing how you organise things. I'm in desperate need of a new wardrobe as there is only so much organisation you can do before you realise the problem is not the system you're using but the amount you are trying to cram into such a limited space, haha ;)ReplyDelete
What a small world as well, I saw Tierre's photo on HONY at the start of the year! I recognised from your description and I clicked through and yep I remember her! Such a small world.
Your closet is the greatest! It's where the magic happens. Love the Stop Staring dress - it's like vintage only better (easier to wear and care for). Officer Vizzini - back on the job, and the neighborhood is safe! xoReplyDelete
What a pretty dress! It fits you so well. You look like a million bucks. (And that's in Canadian dollars.)ReplyDelete
Fantastic Stop Staring dress!! It's a super popular vintage repro brand. I have one that I thrifted, but it's a bit too small now. I think everyone feels the urge for a spring closet clean out :DReplyDelete
I loved all those outfits. And your closet is nothing to be ashamed of - you should see how messy mine gets before I get angry and fix it. My little Vinni got stung by a bee this weekend, so it's a good thing you killed the stinger bug. He was tripodding it for a whole block!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE that green jacket. Omg, it makes me swoon.ReplyDelete
Love the Stop Staring dress, especially with the orange shoes!ReplyDelete
Hi from Australia. Just discovered your blog and absolutely Luv it ( particularly that Awesome green jacket). I'm enjoying following your posts.ReplyDelete
Oh wow, it's that time of the year again .ReplyDelete
You manage your closet space so well and everything is so organised-
Even though I dont have to change my closet for different seasons, I do once in a while take it all out and arrange by colour and will also then clean the closet bars and lamps.
Its also a great way to find long lost forgotten items.
OHMYLORDY I am in LURV with that green jacket!!!!! You lucky duck!ReplyDelete
The first dress and red hat look gorgeous on you (I thought the hat was your hair), and I would totally wear the turquoise and black and red and black outfits in a heartbeat. Damn I would love to play dressup in your closet (I think we are close to the same size??).
I forgot to say that I saw Tierre featured on HONY and started following her page on FB!!ReplyDelete
You are lucky. It is supposed to SNOW again here this weekend. It might be June before I can switch over my closet here.ReplyDelete
That first outfit and polkadot dress is a stunner. Fits you like a glove too.
A glorious array of outfits! I love the hat by Tierre! I saw her when she was on Humans of New York, but had no idea of her story. You just put it together for me. I will be checking out her site more in the future. Thank you for sharing your hat and your beauty with Hat Attack!ReplyDelete