Ah. I'm ready for another weekend, please and thank you. Let's just continue on this nice, mellow pace.
Brunch and Christmas shopping outfit.
- Sweater - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in early November
- Dress (layered) - Truly by Part Two; last worn here in September with mod orange and purple
- Boots - Doc Martens, consignment; last worn here on the same weekend in November as this sweater, with the same coat (below)
Saturday was blustery and rainy (pretty typical for this time of year), so I layered up leather, sweater and tights (and I have very attractive white sport socks on under those floral boots) to stay warm.
I headed off after brunch with L to go (finally) start my Christmas shopping. I've been remiss this year in shopping early.
This is how most people saw me.
|"Wah! Behold the Tentacle Coat!"|
As always, this coat inspires either love or hate. There is no in-between. Since it was so windy, I figured this was the perfect coat to wave about wildly, heh.
Perfect boots for slogging all over town. I am nearly done shopping now - just a few things for L and Mom and my extended family, and then...I have to wrap it all. Dammit.
Um, I might have bought something for myself.
|"What is this bird? I must bite it!"|
Seriously, if you saw this hanging on the end of a rack and it was your size, wouldn't you try it on?
Great Peach Ruched Feathered Dress, that is an amazing thing! And it's killer on. I have a party to go to this coming weekend and you can bet this is going to be worn!
The name rang a bell, but I had to look it up when I got home. Lillie Rubin used to specialize in formal wear and party dresses. From this label, this is from probably the late 80s - but it's after the Great Size Shift, since this is not a modern size 4, but an accurate size 8.
For only $42.00? Made in the US? That would have been $200+ back then for something this nice! The feathers are in wonderful condition, as is the dress overall - I was a little shocked to find out it was actually vintage.
I also spotted these two silk and cotton obis for $1.00 each.
Anyone remember this belt? I used to own it in the early days of my blog, but in a size large. I ended up giving it away because it was too big. This one is a size small and was marked at $6.00 but pink tags were half price, so for $3.00 it once again lives with me. I bought my original belt at Aldo Accessories for around $9.99 on clearance, so for a leather belt, it's still a great deal. I love the mod vibe of it.
Monsieur Vizzini was acting very cool on Friday nigth.
|"I lounge like a boss. Two pillows please me."|
He likes to chill near us when we play board games. I think it's so that he can snag the pieces when we're not looking.
|"I resent that remark."|
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the orange feathered dress - what a score! I remember that label as being Very Nice Stuff that I couldn't afford in my 30's. Great scores on the belts too. And Vizzini, master of all he surveys, always makes me smile. xoReplyDelete
This cocktail dress is a great find. The lachs color is very flattering on nearly everyone. The photo with the cat and the dress is hilarious!. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love catsReplyDelete
That orange dress is stunning! can't wait to see how you wear it! :)ReplyDelete
That belt looks similar to one I have that I rarely wear now. used to sling it around my waist, which I definitely can't do now, but maybe I'll get some ideas for how to wear it without a baby bump!
OMG, that feathered dress is an amazing find. So interesting and fun. I'd go on a diet and lose 70 lbs. to fit into it. Might have to take out a few ribs, too...ReplyDelete
Sheila, what a fantastic find that dress is! I love it, love the feathers, love the ruching, love, love, love the colour. I also adore the pink fringed jacket. It's so exciting to see what you'll come up with next.ReplyDelete
And yes, I agree that they really ought to make hosiery without that horrible reinforced toe. Although I did have such a problem trying to find silver or pale grey tights anyway.
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How do you do it? I never seem to find wow dresses like that! Ostrich feathers always remind me of Ginger Rogers when she wore a dress that had a skirt of ostrich feathers in Top Hat!ReplyDelete
Then we have that eye catching jacket, the floral boots - oh I want them, yes I do and to finish off 'Two pillows' Vizzini!
I'm diggin' the fringed, flap wildly in the wind jacket! I can just HEAR the wonderful noise it made. That dress!(which I noticed is only a size 8. Good job keeping your weight at bay.) I can't wait to see how stylin' you look in it!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see the post-party photos of you wearing the peachy bird dress!ReplyDelete
The leather dress is one of my fave pieces, and it looks great with your flower print docs. I need to see if I can still fit into my red leather dress and if so, use you as inspiration to layer it into an outfit.