Sunday, May 29, 2016

Bigass Long Weekend Wrap-Up: Indolents, Black Brunch, Purple Punk and A Casual Shop

Oh my, what a weekend! I simply can't talk about! 
It's all so dramatic.

  • Top - Abercrombie & Fitch, thrifted; last worn here for a March long weekend
  • Trousers - Tara Jarmon, consignment; last seen here a week ago with stripes
  • Shoes - Down to Earth Hadfield, Fluevog; last worn here a couple of weeks ago with baby-blue Muppet
  • Jacket - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here on Thursday

L and I both took Friday off for the Annual Day of Indolence! All those who are able to be indolent and take the day off with us are welcome!
I needed layers, comfort and the ability to do a lot of walking.
This was perfect - it was a chilly and overcast day.

Gotta wear the coat!
Ah, it's going to be a fun day! 
The stuff:
These are swiftly becoming one of my favourite shoes ever.

Geometric and floral bling:
Easy pieces that I don't have to think about.

  • Cuff - thrifted
  • Earrings - Tania Gleave

Unlike our huge, crazy gallivant last year (down the rabbit hole here), this year was fairly low-key.
Karen, Cat and me
L, Casey, Chris and I started out at brunch; we then meandered over to the Strath for a beer, while Chris went to work.

Cat, Ross and Karen joined us after a half-day of work.
Ross, L and Casey
 After a few drinks and a bit of lunch, we sauntered to the Drake where Caro met up with us.
Recognize the coat?
We also did karaoke, and grabbed a slice of pizza before we all staggered home. What an awesome day, spent with awesome friends, and what a fun way to kick of L's birthday week! 

On Saturday morning, L and I went out for brunch. 
No Ulty, so we got to sleep in a bit - well-needed!

  • Top - Plum, thrifted; last seen here in February for a grunge-y Friday
  • Skirt - Concept XXV, thrifted; last worn here for amateur and pro Ultimate earlier this month
  • Shoes - Ash, consignment; last seen here with lace and a scuba skirt
  • Coat (below) - antique store 

We got caught in the rain a few times.
Crazy spring weather!

This calls for a crazy fringed coat.
I rarely took the coat off, so this is what most of the public saw.

The stuff:
L and I wandered to one of my favourite shoes stores in town, Footloose Shoes, where I found these exact shoes on the sale rack for $200. And I only paid $19.95 for mine - score!

  • Ear cuff - local
  • Earring - local

Vizzini has been pretty well behaved this weekend.
"You say that like you're surprised."
He hasn't destroyed anything or eaten anything.
"The weekend isn't over yet."
He hasn't bitten either of us (much).
"I'd like to bite those elastic bands."
He even cuddled while we played multiple games of Arkham Horror.

Although by last night, he was getting tired of it.
"You're getting ready to go out again, aren't you?"
You can feel the fury in his gaze.

And yes, we were getting ready to go out! We met up with Cat, Ross, Elaine, Casey and Helene to go see some local punk bands, opening for the returning Art Bergmann.
Purple is the way to go!

  • Dress - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here in August 2015 with lime green
  • Shoes - Miista; last worn here at the end of March with a stained glass dress
  • Jacket (below) - Desigual; last seen here with lots of green lace in January

 The opening band was Awkward, followed by Couch Thieves. We preferred Couch Thieves.
 And yes, I wore earplugs.

I also wore this glorious coat.
Rock on, my friends! 
The stuff:
I had to carry my new-to-me clutch! It's so spiky! We also walked to and from the show.

Silver bling:
Simple pieces for this punk rocker.

  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Cuff - Bauxo
  • Earrings - local
  • Ring - thrifted

This was our second time seeing Art Bergmann (check out my outfit last time here (2nd outfit) in September 2014), but after the first two bands, we left before Art was finished. Sorry, man.

I lolled about this morning for a while before I got my stuff together and went to town to get groceries.
Okay, I need to cut that big 
Not the best outfit of the weekend, but I give it a C+ for effort (as in, I made an effort).

  • Cardigan - Reitmans, thrifted; last seen here with the above black and white skirt
  • Top - Mossimo, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) layered in February
  • Trousers - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last seen here with copper bookends last week
  • Shoes - JustFab, consignment; purchased here in December 2015 for $20.80

It was warmer and sunny today, and I needed to see how these new-to-me sandals would do for a slow stroll to and from town.
Verdict: not good. Out of my closet you go, vile shoes!

The stuff:
These aren't leather, and those straps viciously dug into the tops of my feet, and the left sandal cut at the back of my ankle. No way am I keeping these!

  • Earrings - 10th anniversary gift from L

 I consoled myself with a new pair of shoes from local other awesome store, Heart and Sole Shoes (link here 'cause I love!). These are by Channi B (link), a Canadian shoe designer based in Bath, England.
I  know! These are the most gorgeous shade of teal blue, and don't you love the sparkly T-strap?
I have been on the lookout for a funky teal T-strap for several years, since I got rid of these (purchased here in 2008) Jeffrey Campbell shoes in 2009.

These were $298.00, but worth every penny!
Checked by Chloe! 
I am so excited to wear these!

I also went to The Velvet Crease, probably for the last time. They seem to have given over most of the store to clearing out of plus-size clothing (not second-hand). Great for others, not for me. However, I did find these fabulous silver leather loafers for $30.00.
They are by Noa Noa.
Did not know they made shoes. Huh.

I also really loved this graphic printed pencil skirt.
 It's by Sandra Angelazzi.
It was $25.00, and is a silk blend.

And now, wrapping it all up with a picture of L working on a dragon...
"I could bite that."
...with an assist from Vizzini.

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  1. oh dear, you are fa-bu-lous! :) xoxo

  2. I'd hard to decide which of your colourful outfits I like more! The monochrome purple or the teal and pink! Even though you weren't a fan of it I really like the colours together. Makes me wish I'd kept using my hot pink bag when I wore my teal top the other day. I wasn't sure what they'd look like together so I swapped the bag out for an aqua one instead.

  3. Oh my .... I need to see more pictures of that fabulous coat!

    1. Just click through on the "last seen here" links for any items - guaranteed you will see lots of pictures of it!

  4. Love the purple in your hair! And what a cute little kitty cat :).

  5. Wonderful outfits for a what sounds like a hectic weekend!

    You bought some wonderful things, lucky you.

    Have a great week


  6. Whew! Your weekends exhaust me!
    Love your red and white for the link-up -- all those textures -- yummy!

  7. Stellar start to L's week of b-day madness! Shiny shoes, biting shoes, fringes, and above all, drama - love your first photo. Hahaha!! Missed you here but you seem to have managed there. Great big b-day wishes to L! And a little condescending pat for Vizzini - I know he'd bite me! Too adorable.

  8. I swear, you're so lucky you live on the west coast 'cause if you lived any closer to me, I'd break into your closet and steal your clothes. I so love everything you wear. I wouldn't be able to restrain my larcenous desires.

  9. You look amazing and I think your weekend with friends sounds so fun!!!!!

  10. All of that lovely purple! And as if that wasn't enough, you top it with that beautiful coat! Fabulous in all of it's wonderful purpley-green-ness! And check out all of these exclamation marks!
    Anna x

  11. Super fun finds and outfits. I'm especially taken with your slinky black Plum top. On the off the chance you ever wish to part ways with it, may I please call first dibs? :)

    Many hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  12. Your all purple look is very, very appealing. Specially because I have a purple dress that I know want to pair with purple tights that I'll have to hunt down.
    Even thought you gave the look a C, I love that colorful assemble with the pants.
    Oh and your new silver flats are perfect. I just had to let go of mine.


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