Sunday, December 20, 2015

Visible Weekend: Fringed Suede and Peach Feathers

It's been quite a weekend! Three work days left and then I'm off until the New Year. Posts will be sporadic - you've been warned.
This is what I wore to go for brunch on Saturday morning with L - afterwards, I took off and finished up my Christmas shopping. The streets were quiet, but the stores were busy!

  • Coat - Pioneer Wear, vintage 80s, thrifted
  • Shirt - Dept, consignment; last worn here in August with red and white polka dots when I purchased this coat for $43.95
  • Skirt - J. Michaels, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in July with equestrian details
  • Boots - Dirty Laundry, thrifted; last seen here a few weeks ago with my pink Muppety skirt

I only had my coat off for brunch, but this is what I looked like.
This is one of my favourite shirts - I love all the colours and pattern on it.

However, the star is the coat.
Aw, yeah, fringe-o-rama! I also wore my purple leather gloves and a vintage orange scarf to hold my hair up.

The stuff:
Those are indeed boots.

I was good and only bought one thing for myself: this cool faux leather belt. I fell in love with the buckle.
And only $3.99 at Value Village?

I love it when an item has a stamp or mark on it.
This one says "Mimi di N - (c) 1981". Never heard of this company before - their website (here, linking 'cause I love) is pretty basic.

After a long shop, I am done! I came home, napped and then got ready for Nick and Karen's party. I had to wear my new dress!
My head got cut off in the photos (the heels are too tall!), so I did some selfies in the bathroom. I had to add the brooch to the decolletage, as it really dives low! No one needs to see that far down my dress!

It's pretty spectacular.
I felt like a million bucks all night.

  • Dress - Lillie Rubin, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here for $42.00
  • Shoes - Jessica Simpson, c. 2007; last seen here (3rd outfit) in November 2014 for a gala holiday party
I was tugging at the top a bit during the party, as it kept trying to expose my strapless bra.

"Did I hear feathers rustling?"
I also neglected to test to see if I could go to the bathroom in it. I had a moment of panic at the party, hoping I wouldn't have to remove the dress (like this one!) in order to pee.

The stuff:
My party shoes lasted about 4 hours before I took them off. I just don't wear high heels like this much anymore!

Party bling:
The feathery fascinator and the swirly brooch matched well.

  • Fascinator - local
  • Purse - gift from Megan Mae
  • Brooch - Sarah Coventry, vintage 80s, vintage fair
  • Earrings - Aldo Accessories
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop
  • Death Star ring - Soul Flower

I'm linking up to "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style! Be there or be square!


  1. Wow, the new dress is so wow! You look like a movie star visiting among us. What a fab find. xox


  2. WOW! That dress! No doubt you felt like a movie star! Is it vintage? It fits you perfectly. You look like you need to be sitting on a piano in a jazz bar singing the night away.


  3. Wow that dress is perfect on you! Even if you were tugging at it a bit though the night, it looks like it fits you like a glove. A wonderful find!

    Enjoy your last few days of work! I've just started my holidays - have a little time off over Christmas to relax as much as possible.

  4. Happy Holidays and I love your dedication to fashion and style.

  5. Man o man, that's some schpetacular dress!! Just a million - much more than that surely. I bet Vizzini loves your dress too. And I always love your silvers and fringes. Have a great countdown to down time!

  6. Wowza, you look fantastic in this feathery peach delight! Isn't it just the best thing ever when you find a perfect vintage piece like this - it's truly made to measure. Have a lovely New Year x
    Annas' Island Style

  7. i just LOVE your feathery wonderfulness She! SO wish I was with you guys that night. love from carolyn

  8. WOW SHE ! that orange dress is fab ! and it fits you so well. You read my thoughts when you mentioned that Vizzini was wondering about the feathers .... I could picture him wanting to attack them !
    And of course I love that new leaf belt - its a great piece .

  9. YOWZA!!!! I would say more like 5 million, but who's counting ;).
    You look absolutely smashing in that feathered frock, and the accessories are perfect, especially the hair.

  10. Wow dress... You have a good figure for wearing this. And the heels... Love the heels too.

  11. Gah, the feathery dress is so fun! You rock, my friend!



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