One thing (among many) I have learned about blogging is that in order to have interesting stuff to post, you have to DO interesting things. Go places, experience things, have fun. Write about them later.
- Dress - H&M, consignment; last seen here at the beginning of April
- Shoes - Camper; last worn here with ginko and a lost flower (never did find it)
Of course, I immediately abandon him to go shopping after. I had to get some supplies for Crafternoon, and well, of course I had to have a wee peek around a few of my favourite thrift stores, right?
|Coffee, the best accessory!|
- Earrings - Oscar & Libby's
In addition to crafting supplies, which I left on a counter in a department store for about 30 minutes, but were still there when I went back (phew!), I did buy a few things for me...
The first stop was The Patch, where I gritted my teeth as hipsters cooed over the
|Behold, the copper glory!|
And check out the back:
Definitely not vintage. It's by Asos and was $16.95.
Another score with another piece of leather, this time a skirt.
And it's by Mackage, and it's made in Canada! And since it's from the ".com" era, we can safely assume it's not that old either. They have a similar skirt (this one, linking 'cause I love) for $490.00 US on their site.
This is not a size 2, though. Maybe a size 6.
From there, I cruised over to the WIN Warehouse Store, where I found another pair of skinny cropped pants.
I strolled a little further afield to the WIN Boutique, where I found this lovely dark green shell.
|It came with the scarf/belt.|
I also found a brand new pair of lacy black tights.
And finally! The perfect black wedge finds me.
They are Ralph Lauren as well.
After an evening of board games with L the night before, I dragged my butt down to get groceries and then bused over to Caro's house for Crafternoon!
We made tissue paper flowers! Yvonne took all these pictures - thank you, sweetie! We had planned to throw a big surprise party for her this coming Saturday, and to make flowers to decorate the party house, but her hubby accidentally invited her...so we just rolled with it and invited her to Crafternoon with us.
|Karen, me, Caro, Cat|
|The wine had nothing to do with blurry pictures, we swear.|
|Caro, Cat and Vero|
Caro's place has a lot of original art - it all seems to go so well with the flowers.
I made a lot of them.
|"These are flowers."|
Look at all those beautiful colours!
After Crafternoon's shenanigans, I was rather tired when I got home. I barely made it through "Game of Thrones" (go, Brienne of Tarth, best character!). So, no blog last night.
And here we are at Monday morning.
- Shirt - Tabi, consignment; purchased here last weekend for $18.98
- Skirt - Chia, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here (4th outfit) a week ago with grey and black
- Shoes - Franco Sarto, consignment; purchased here in October 2015 for $24.00, and it's finally warm enough to wear them!
- Necklace - 2028
- Earrings - local
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
And there you go. This is the last week of my April "capsule" - I'll be doing a new one for May, with the same loosey-goosey approach of swapping things in and out if I like. There are only a few pieces that survived April all the way through; some revealed themselves to be workhorses, and some...not so much.
I'm linking up with:
- "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style
- "52 Pick-me-up" at Anne's SpyGirl
Get over there!
Colourful and fun post...love those shoes with the triple bows.ReplyDelete
You are so lucky finding such great things at the shops...those tights for example, new with tags and what a deal!
I'm sniggering over your 'hipsters' comment, Sheila. Well, bless them for buying secondhand, I guess (but do you think they ever actually launder those items??) ... though I really just want the 'man bun' trend to die, at long last. It's time!ReplyDelete
Oh what angst you've brought on with this post Sheila. Here was I, happy with my mega shopping spree and now I've got leather envy in the shape of that COPPER top and that gorgeous cream skirt! What amazing and wonderful bargains, but no matter the price, what gorgeous pieces they both are. Totally unique looking, and golly I can't wait to see them styled up. Must go now and sulk in the corner for a while. Yes, of course you deserve them, am just green eyed for the moment xReplyDelete
I can't wait to see how you wear that leather top, it looks awesome! The only outfit ideas I can come up with are with skinny jeans or a black epncil skirt, I know you will do it more justice than that :)ReplyDelete
The tissue paper flowers made me smile too - I have fond memories of making them when I was younger. Couldn't tell you where I made them (if it was at home or school or someplace else) but I do remember making a lot! We used to make little ones and stick them on straws to create bunches!
Brienne is the boss of everything! Love your leather finds and your fabulous floral dress. Thanks for linking up, xoxReplyDelete
As usual your thrift finds are amazing She.ReplyDelete
The cooper leather top was a bargain (leather OMG)
The leather skirt was my favourite. I am awed that you bought pants...
I bet you know those stores' inventories better than the people working in them. Hahaha!! Well done on the thrift scores. No surprise that I adore that copper magnificence and the skirt. The flowers. Oh the flowers!! So magnificent. So happy! What a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends.ReplyDelete
Some lovely finds, Sheila, I loved the copper top and the skirt is so unusual! I think the magenta pants and green top would go very well together. Loved your outfits - a shame about those lavender shoes; that's the sort of heel I like!ReplyDelete
The flowers are amazing - it looked liked Hawaii in your friends house - or how I imagine Hawaii to look!
All that leather is quite the score. Love all the bright tissue paper flowers!ReplyDelete
Fabulous outfits and finds. That leather jacket is off-the-charts cool. It will definitely give the Midas touch to any ensemble. What a cool score!ReplyDelete
It’s wonderful that you had so much fun. I am looking for venues where I can organize a party for my friends and spend some quality time with them. Have never done party planning earlier, so quite not sure from where to start.ReplyDelete