Sunday, July 12, 2015

Chill Weekend: Some Clothes, Some Shopping

We've finally had a break in the weather - even a bit of rain has fallen. Good news, for sure. 
However, it's still lovely and warm out - this calls for a Hawaiian dress, don't you think?

  • Dress -  Tori Richard of Honolulu for Andrade of Honolulu, vintage 70s, Joyce's; last seen here last July 2014 for a Monday at work
  • Sandals - La Canadienne, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) last weekend for a jaunt to the Ulty field

Not enough people for Ulty this weekend, so L and I just went for lunch. It rained heavily and briefly while we were out and about - we got soaked! It felt great, and smelled wonderful. I love that rain smell in the summer.
Such a cool dress! Oh, and yes, my hair is REALLY purple again. A little girl at Floyd's wanted to touch it. I'll be wearing scarves and high necklines this week to hide the purple stain that leaked onto my neck. Heh.

The stuff:
My shoes are all wet there.

  • Scarf - Vera, thrifted
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes

We basically chilled out with Vizinni all weekend.
"What? You mean I have to put up with you both all day?"
Today, I strolled to town to get groceries.
Bangs down to hide the dye lines - that stain does a number on one's skin.

This whole outfit is basically a repeat of this one here (3rd down, after my punk princess look) from May, which is when I last wore all of it.

  • Shirt - Dept, consignment
  • Skirt - Noa Noa
  • Boots - 1883 Lucchesse; consignment

It turned out to be way too hot for long sleeves and boots.

It became very difficult to get the boots off!
Mental note: boots are not good in hot weather.

I went to the Patch and took a poke around. I found this tweed wool dress for $22.95.
It's by Zara and isn't lined (gah) so I'll have to wear a slip with it, but the cut is good on me, as is the neckline.

I also caved on this mint green pencil skirt. The dots are woven in light gold.
It's by J. Crew (from Spring '09) and was $14.95.

Gotta love a nice leather belt.
This classic Esprit belt was only $9.95.

I might have also popped into local store Head Over Heels. (linking here 'cause I love)
Cool grey metal earrings by local company Glee.

Yeah, I fell hard for these gorgeous creatures.
Oh my, yellow Italian suede, is-it-grey-or-is-it-brown leather, sling back shoes of wondrousness!

These are by Grotesque (link here - I've never heard of them before), a Dutch company - their shoes are handmade - Head Over Heels is the only Canadian distributor (so they told me). Here's my shoe (linking 'cause I love).
Looking forward to wearing these - but I need to clean up my pedicure first!

Hope you all had a fab weekend!


  1. fav haircolor ever!! you're looking absolutely funky and gorgeous wearing your maxi!!
    purple rules!!
    And summer rain is delightful! ohhh I miss it!

  2. Don't worry about your toes - people will be too busy looking at your head and that fabulous purple hair! And I love that Hawaiian dress. I'm jealous of your heavy rain. Here it's been all bluster and with little follow-through.

  3. Your hair looks fantastic!
    I love to get caught in the rain too - and it gives me great curls. I had to check out the shoe website, and wow - full of awesome. the Brogues are TDF.

  4. Love the re-dyed purple hair! looks wonderful, even if the dye is a bit of a pain to come off your skin afterwards! Never would have known if you hadn't said anythign under the photos :)

    I can't wait to see how you wear that Zara tweed dress! I have a very very similar dress (by French Connection) and it's in the donate pile at the moment as I just don't feel I wear it often enough. It's dry clean only, being wool, so I tend to wear it maybe once a year then it waits to go to the cleaners! It's a bit big for me to try wash by hand like I do with my other delicate pieces.

  5. Sheila that hair rocks !!! Wow, i absolutely love the colour.
    You're wearing that amazing vintage dress again and check out all of your new finds, which I would have also bought.
    You know I am wondering do you ever take Vizzini out?

  6. I'm having vapors over your hair, hon. It's so gorgeous. Also fabbu shoes.

  7. The shoes! It's all about the shoes!! lol!

  8. That Hawaiian maxi is amazing! And your newly coloured hair works beautifully with it. xx

  9. Ah, that Hawaiian dress is fabulous on you! Those vintage cotton dresses are killer in hot weather, so comfy. I 'specially love the J. Crew skirt. That color always makes me look pink, lol, but it's such a refreshing shade, like mint ice cream.

    I love it that you too enjoy getting caught in the rain. Some people act so terrorized by mere water! I think we're a rare type or something.

  10. Yay for freshly coloured hair! Mine fades so fast in the summer, but I can't afford to get it done more often and I'm afraid to do it myself.

    Purple and green is one of my favourite colour combinations - gorgeous dress!! The shoes are awesome - wish I could wear heels.


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