Sunday, February 14, 2016

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dots and Shoulders, Visible Yeti and Kitty Spaghetti

Happy V-Day, my friends, readers and fellow humans! L and I had an early V-Day dinner out (Thai food) on Saturday night, so I amped up my Casual Friday outfit accordingly. 
1996 called; it wants its blouse back! This is a micro-polka dot pattern - it's a bit hard to see.

  • Blouse - Le Chateau, vintage 1996, thrifted; purchased here for $12.95 
  • Skirt - Tulle, thrifted; purchased here for $14.95
  • Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last worn here in January with an origami shirt
This blouse was really tricky to wear - I don't recommend it for the non-adventurous dresser, although I love how good my shoulders look in it. 

"Speaking of adventure, that litter box needs exploring."
I had to wear a strapless bra, which always somewhat of a challenge (the urge to yank it up, even when it's staying put). Thank goodness for this very high-waisted skirt, but I still exposed my bare stomach every time I raised my arms, so I was pulling the top down constantly. I needed a strapless camisole (?) under it!
Loved the skirt, however - it does good things for my butt, heh. I really liked these black polka dot nylons as well - they're by Hue, and I'd forgotten that I bought them a few months ago.

The stuff
Comfy shoes for walking home after work with my sweetie, stuffed full of cashew chicken and prawn curry.

  • Earrings - Tania Gleave
  • Ring - Oscar & Libby's, gift from Cindy

It's been a really quiet couple of days, full of naps, long games of Arkham and wine - much needed after last weekend! We slept in on Saturday, then went down to Floyd's for brunch.
Why, yes, I am a rock star.

  • Jacket - Kimchi Blue; last seen here in January for a truly wacky Friday 
  • Sweater - Ellen Tracy, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in November 2015 for some Christmas shopping
  • Leather pants - Gap, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in January for brunch again
  • Boots - Kope Tiam Coffee, Fluevog; last seen here in November with Gaga shoulders

This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style.What are you waiting for? Go!

The ladies at Floyd's loved this outfit and I have to admit, I felt awfully badass in it. This yeti jacket just makes me giggle. It floats like feathers when I move - it's truly Muppety.

L needed to buy a new task lamp after brunch, so I treated the Staples employees to the sight of me stalking up and down the aisles like I owned the place. As one does.
As you can see, I don't always do head-to-toe colour! I know how to deploy neutrals and texture to make just as much of an impact as oodles of bright colours. And yes, Lorena, I agree about the disco pants - I hope you approve of these leather ones.

The stuff:
Such a classic boot, and comfy too!

Rock star bling:
Possibly the coolest belt I own. I also like the simple impact of the gold earrings.

  • Belt - Pringle of Scotland, vintage fair
  • Earrings - local

While I was doing my pictures, L was putting on his Fluevog boots. Vizzini helped.
"You appear to have something tasty there."
We call shoelaces "kitty spaghetti" because Vizzini wants to eat them, and has eaten many pairs in his 5 years. It's always a challenge doing up shoes, as he's always literally underfoot.
"I think I see a loose piece."
L also dresses like a rock star, right from his socks up.
"Unhand that shoelace! Give it to me!"
Vizzini's so fast, it's hard to photograph him.
"Om, nom, yes, this is delicious, nom."
Look at that little white foot! He's so cute when he's evil.

I am going to be embarking on a wardrobe challenge starting this week - it's been a long time since I did my year-long "30 for 30 for 12" Challenge back in 2012/2013(click here if you want to go down the rabbit-hole), but I'm feeling a little itchy for some sort of restriction to help me cull down my wardrobe (yet again) and just have some fun with my wardrobe. I'm going to go play around in my closet now and see what I come up with, and I'll start sharing it with you over the next few days.


  1. Your shoulders are amazing! I'm looking forward to your wardrobe challenge, xox


  2. I've found that a racerback bra works wonderfully for shirts cut like your shoulderless one (or sleeveless in my case). It moves the straps nearer your neck so they are hidden, but it is still so much more comfortable and supportive than a strapless. Loving the fuzzy jacket!

  3. This post reminded me of two things. 1 - I need to wear all three pairs of my Fluevogs more often. 2 - I miss Floyd's and never went often enough. Burnaby has nothing like it :(

  4. I'm really looking forward to your wardrobe challenge, it will be great to follow along with.

    I've kind of fallen into a capsule wardrobe as I'm so quickly outgrowing my regular wardrobe this time around. It's made me really want to try a capsule wardrobe post-baby too.

  5. Fur and leather are definitely Rock Star fabrics, and I bet you looked very badass stalking the aisles of Staples.

    One of my friends has a cat that will do anything for shoelaces so you can't leave any shoes lying around. Vizzini is obviously an expert at lace grabbing.

    Your shoulders do look fab in that blouse.

  6. You really do look like a rock star in the second outfit! And I love the tights in the first one.

  7. You hit it out of the park with both those outfits. Isn't it great that we can choose to dress in all these ways. Who says someone beyond their 20s or 30s can't dress like a rock star! Not us!

    That said, I wish I had it in me to get over my dear husband's comments about "yeti" kinds of garments--he thinks they look so silly, and I keep letting that stop me from acquiring one, let alone wearing it. But--I do wear my awesome black leather moto jacket all the time, with all kinds of outfits, and it seems very rock and roll.

    Not all husbands have the fashion sense of your L. Mine is really challenged, in fact! I wore a gorgeous vintage lace coat to our Valentine's Day date--Christian Lacroix, one of my coolest second hand finds ever--while the DH wore a plaid shirt and knee length shorts. (Yeah, we live where it is warm in the winter.) Good thing he is such a great guy despite his sartorial challenges!

  8. Well, tell 1996 that it's leaving empty handed because you are keeping that kick ass "cold shoulder" shirt - I absolutely love it - and how you styled it :) Yeah, I can related to the most likely hideous trouble of wearing a bra with this shirt... but it was so worth it.
    Oh and the burgundy and grey combo was an A++

  9. Very sexy shoulders going on Sheila - I think you're gonna have to keep this and buy a racer back bra. Love the leather pants with that jacket. You rock baby x
    Anna's Island Style


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