It's been a whirlwind of a weekend, and now it's time to chill. I might need to sneak another nap in.
On Saturday, I got ready to go play Ultimate Frisbee. It was very windy and sort of stormy.
After I took this picture, I noticed, "What is that on my chest?" Ack! Moth attack! I hopped around and swatted it off me. Very traumatizing.
- Sweater - Talbots, thrifted; last seen here in May with chartreuse
- Skirt - Club Monaco; last worn here (2nd outfit) in May, again for Ulty
- Loafers - Land's End, thrifted; last seen here a few times for the 40+ Blogger Meet-Up in July
One of our confirmed players cancelled due to sickness, so we ended up not playing, which was fine by me, as then I could meet up with Elaine a little earlier for our afternoon of brunch and shopping.
As mentioned, it was hugely windy - this skirt billowed massively!
I layered up for the intermittent rain and wind, with my mauve leather jacket.
I love wearing a thin scarf wrapped around my neck. I think I'll be moving these loafers along after this summer - they are a little tight and not as comfy as I'd hoped.
I admit, it's a plain to wear a bracelet when you're trying stuff on.
- Scarf - Beecher's Brook, thrifted
- Bracelet - Fossil, gift from L
- Earrings - Fossil, thrifted
After brunch, we went to the St. Vincent de Paul. We both had some good luck.
Another amber glass for my collection, for $3.00.
I've been perusing the September issues of the big fashion magazines (the only time of year I buy them) and ripping out inspirations. I'm loving mod and Victorian, so I was on the lookout for bold 60s and 70s graphics, as well as romantic tops. I also tossed a bunch of skirts recently, so generally scoping for interesting new ones for fall, particularly in longer lengths.
For only $1.00, this fabulous 70s scarf was mine. Orange...
...and purple to go with my hair!
This slate blue-y/grey colour is a tricky one for me to wear, but as long as it's a skirt, it's way easier.
It's a 50/50 wool and acrylic blend, and is very thick and soft. The slit goes right up to the waist! It's going to look sweet with winter boots.
And only $4.00.
I've never heard of Theo Miles but this article
talks about how it was dissolved after only a year in business back in 1994. I guess that's a pretty good estimate of the age of this skirt.
I've been really grooving on grey lately, and I like seeing the front slit coming back in longer-length pencil skirts.
Voila! Vintage 80s 100% wool pencil skirt with a slight A-line, and an interesting detail on the front slit.
And just $5.00!
I am sure that label said "Bianca".
I fell hard for this awesome orange vintage 80s blouse.
It's polyester, and has big swooshy sleeves and a little tie at the neck.
Never heard of the brand, but it's before the mid-80s and the Great Size Shift.
13/14 is about a size 8 in modern clothing.
After the SVdeP, we dashed through the rain and wind to the WIN Warehouse store. I love their vintage selection, and it was 40% off all red-starred tags today.
Like this fabulous scarf, which was $6.50 plus 40% off, so $3.90. Love all those mod colours! So very 70s.
I always scope out the lingerie section for nice vintage pieces.
$2.50 plus 40% off for this camisole makes it $1.50.
My skirt luck held out - more skirts!
I like the funky 90s plaid vibe about this skirt. It's black, blue and white.
It was $16.50.
Thank you, Tommy Hilfiger, for putting pockets in it!
The patchwork style on this skirt caught my eye.
It's a mix of black and dark chocolate brown.
A very pretty mix of textures.
It's by Strawberry Jill, and was $12.50. Strawberry Jill was a local company; an article from the local paper in 2007 - here
- mentions a store in Fan Tan Alley).
Although I am quite happy with my black leather pencil skirt (this one
), I found an even nicer one.
I was shocked at how soft it is - turns out it's a Canadian-made Danier Leather (Italian leather too).
Their Canadian-made line starts around $200.00 and goes up. I think I got a deal at $32.50.
After a brief nap, I changed to meet up with some friends for dinner out.
I was so excited to wear this amazing dress!
- Lillies and berries dress - vintage 70s, thrifted; purchased here for $19.99
- Shoes - The Fluevog Vizzinis, aka Wonders Ayers, Fluevog, customized by me and Vizzini; last worn here in July with silver
This dress was a show-stopper, everywhere that I wore it. I'm impressed by the exact matching of the fabric/pattern on the sleeves, and how it lines up on the side-seam as well.
A nice little slit for waling and doing a little leg show.
I had oodles of compliments all night.
From dinner, we walked over to the relaunched G++ Gallery at Limbic Studios (FB link)
and oohed and ahhed over the cool exhibits and installations.
L and I stumbled home late. These shoes were made for walkin'!
I went light on the accessories, since the dress stood very well on its own.
- Purse: TakeFive
- Earrings - Aldo Accessories
- Death Star ring - Soul Flower
- Shield ring - Nine West
Looking dapper, cool as f**k, and seriously awesome. His shirt is Le Chateau, the pants are by Etro, and the shoes are the Fluevog Iggys.
This morning, I strolled out to get groceries and to have a wee shop afterwards.
I'm really feeling soft pinks, purples and mauves lately.
- Sweater - Harrod's, consignment; last seen here way back in April with more pale pink
- Skirt - J. Crew, thrifted; first worn here earlier this month with white and orange
- Shoes - Chie Mihara; last worn here (3rd outfit) in June to an Ulty game
I felt perfectly spring-y - I wore the same mauve leather jacket over this for my outing.
It was a little warm once the sun came out, but no complaints about all this pink and purple. So pretty!
I just wore stud earrings. No stuff, only shoes.
I strolled up to the WIN Boutique for a poke around. I found my fall purse!
It's a lovely taupe colour (and shows a bit of crocking!) that's been overstitched in a rough plaid/croc pattern. The hardware is all copper-coloured, and the lining is pink.
Although it says it's Coach, and the store has "authenticated" it as real (and accordingly priced it at $42.50), I can't find anything online that matches it, certainly not the serial/edition number, which would be my first confirmation. It's made in China, but it feels conflicted. A good rip-off or the real deal? We have a couple of Coach stores in town (one in the Bay department store), so it could be an older model.
Either way, I'm pretty happy with it.
I've resisted the fall fashion siren call of the turtleneck for a year now...
Um, yes, that might be an orange turtleneck sweater! It was $15.50 and is by Ralph Lauren.
I have problems with chunky sweaters, but I really want to do them with skirts for fall. I'm hoping that this one will work for me.
It's by Vero Moda, and was $12.50 and has a nice thin drape. I also like the longer back and the wider cut of it. The colour is heathered grey with a tint of dark green.
And finally, now that I have a proper strapless bra, I can wear this blouse on its own if I want to.
I love the cream satin and the black and grey mod-ish pattern. It's Canadian-made Jacob and was $9.50. A good deal!
And that's my weekend! I hope yours was lovely and full of good times.