Sunday, November 1, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up: Floral and Visibly Fringed, Cat-Ties, and a Wee Shop

Ha, my face looks bare after Friday's make-up! It's been a quiet weekend, which has been much needed for L and I. 
A comfy and casual outfit for brunch at Floyd's.

  • Sweater - Cotton Ginny, thrifted; first worn here in early October with yellow and floral
  • Leather skirt - Edging, thrifted; last seen here in March for "Literary Stylings"
  • Boots - Doc Martens, consignment; last worn here (4th outfit) for a grocery shop in September

Nothing terribly exciting. L and I had to do some errands downtown, so I needed to be able to run around.
I did buy some new workout shoes, but that was a practical purchase. Not exciting at all!

What is exciting?
L the photobomber!
This crazy fringed suede jacket! I love this crazy thing. This is my entry for Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style - get your fab self over there, stat!

The stuff:
We're right back into "Doc season" now that it's a little cooler/rainier out.

  • Earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L

When we got home, we looked all over for Vizzini. He was hiding really well.
"Just leave me alone, woman!"
L stores his ties in a large hatbox under his side of the bed. Someone decided that this silk-lined bed was made just for him!

I just had to pull the hatbox out and take his picture. Sorry, buddy. It's not like you haven't pawed me awake at 5am begging to be fed.
"This is outrageous!"
He's so darned cute, though!

We played board games and card games (Arkham Horror - very Hallowe'en appropriate! - and Magic: The Gathering) for Hallowe'en. It was nice and quiet.

Today, we both totally forgot about the time change. I was up so early!
Time to get groceries...and maybe have a little shop while I'm out!

  • Sweater - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here in September with over-warm plaid 
  • Skirt - no label, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in April with these same boots
  • Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last seen here while we were in Nashville in October

Since I knew I'd be stopping at the WIN Boutique on the way home, I wore easy on/easy off clothes.

I suspect this skirt is by Joe Fresh - it's been altered so the back label is missing, but it still has the orange content tag. I've seen enough Joe Fresh in the thrift stores to call it that now.
It's a mix of cold, wind, sun and rain today (sometimes all at once!), so most of this outfit was never seen.

This is what I really looked like:
Vintage leather trench coat (good for stopping wind, not too warm), and my crushed bowler (good for repelling water). Whoa! I nearly missed Judith's latest "Hat Attack!" over at Style Crone (go, now!).

The stuff:
I love those boots so much.

  • Scarf - Pierre Balmain, thrifted
  • Earrings - mismatched from gifts from L

I don't like wearing a lot of accessories when I shop.

A few needful things awaited me, including this lovely silk Ted Baker tie for L.
At only $11.95, that's a steal. These ties are well over $100 each new.

I really liked this wool and silk stretch blend jumper:
It fits like a dream. The buttons on the skirt part lead to a big slit on the front of my leg. This will be good for layering blouses under it.

I like the heathered grey texture of it. And only $20.95 for Benetton?
Take my money!

The real score of the day was this beauty of a jacket.
I am such a sucker for leopard - any kind of animal print, really, but this is a lovely soft plushy faux fur.

Shockingly, it's by Forever 21 (and a size Large, hahahahah!).
But for $8.50 for new with tags? I couldn't resist!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!


  1. The floral Docs, the Ted Baker tie, I die from envy. You look like a million bucks and I an stalking an inexpensive faux fur too. Thanks for linking, sorry for making you a Google. xox


  2. Whoa! That IS a show stopper of a jacket! Well done Sheila. I had a chuckle at L...he looks so tiny..the next thing you'll be orchestrating the photos so that he's sitting in your hand.

    And Mr. V is indeed irresistibly cute! I'm sure you've already been forgiven disturbing his nest.

  3. You have had much luck in the faux fur department lately, essential items to help us survive the dark days of the months ahead. Vizzini, what a snob going for the silk bed. Can't blame him. So cute.

  4. Aww Vizzini is too cute! :) They always keep you guessing with their hiding spots, don't they? Cooper's the same, ever now an then we will wonder aloud where he is and he'll come out of some spot we didn't know he could find or fit into!

  5. I've been lusting after a pair of cowboy boots on e-bay and I think after reading your post and seeing your boots, I'm going to go ahead today and buy them. Your fringed suede jacket is amazing.

  6. Rocking the leather skirts, Sheila - and coat too! Like you, I am a sucker for a faux fur in leopard print. xxx

  7. Fringe?! Suede?! Purple?! You had me at fringe.

  8. You have had THE best luck with animal print coats lately! Spread a little of those lucky thrifting vibes over this way, would ya?
    A leather skirt, cosy sweater, and docs would be my go-to outfit every day in the winter.

  9. Ok Sheila, I tried on a pair of floral boots like this a couple of weeks ago, but they had a platform so wasn't sure. Now I wish I hadn't hesitated. I love the pairing up with that mustard/tan skirt - you look sensational. And that fringed jacket - that's surely the wow factor! Did I not see a blue fringed jacket recently? And I have to ask, do you store all your clothes in your second home?
    Lovely posts x

  10. I like both leather skirts but my fave is the back pleated one, although the colour of the mustard one is glorious, I think its a little big - I have seen that you have been getting smaller (envy here)


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