What a lovely weekend! I'd like another, starting tomorrow. Who do I talk to, to make this happen?
- Dress - Banana Republic, thrifted; last worn here in May 2015 on the first day I showed off my new purple hair
- Shoes - Grotesque; last seen here in September 2015 with more grey and yellow
I wore my bright red wool hat for sun protection.
|"I must investigate this hat."|
- Belt - vintage 80s, thrifted
- Cuff - thrifted
- Earrings - Bakelite, vintage 60s, vintage fair
After work, I had some time before heading back to town to meet up with L, Janet and Ray for dinner, so I decided to change. Of course I did!
- Dress - as above
- Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last seen here in April with a plethora of pastels
- Jacket (below) - Desigual by Christian Lacroix, consignment; last worn here in November 2015 with red boots
I could have done any number of different colours with this, including black, blue, red, green, yellow (as above), but settled on orange.
Allow me to flash you.
- Belt - vintage 80s, thrifted
- Cuff - Bauxo
- Ring - Nine West
- Earrings - vintage 70s?, vintage expo
On Saturday, we had a very competitive game of Ultimate.
- Cardigan - Gap, thrifted; last seen here in April with Spanish ladies
- Dress - Mica, vintage 90s, thrifted; purchased here for $22.95
- Shoes - Van Eli, thrifted; purchased here in April for $16.95
Don't worry, I change my underthings in the bathroom at the restaurant afterward, not in public!
- Ring/earrings - local
I went for a little thrift store shop after lunch (of course I did!).
From the St VdeP, I went over the to WIN Warehouse store. It's probably my favourite thrift store in town. I spent a good two hours there and looked at everything. So relaxing.
This is a long, off-kilter wrinkly black cotton tunic. I'm not 100% sure of this style (it feels very middle-aged lady - my apologies to the other middle-aged ladies out there!), but my style is constantly evolving, so why the heck not?
Speaking of 80s blouses, I kind of hit a bonanza! Check out this fabulous aqua blouse.
It's by Nora Noh, a Korean fashion line, and was sold at Gibson's ladies' wear in Victoria, BC. And as you can see, it was $8.95. I've never heard of Norah Noh, but according to their website (link here, linking 'cause I love) they sold to chi-chi stores in North America starting in 1979. Gibson's was a very high-end store that existed in Victoria until maybe the late 80s before it closed its doors.
The blouse is 100% silk, and I can see by the sizing that it's post-The Great Size Shift of 1987(ish), so that's probably accurate for dating the blouse.
I also found this perfect ivory blouse. I spotted the tie first, lying on the floor.
It's by Elite, it was made in Canada, and was $7.15.
I fell hard for this amazing dress.
Look at these fabulous bat-wing sleeves!
I didn't even realize until I photographed it that it's also a Norah Noh! Must have been the same donor to the store.
Although not in the vintage section, this blouse is older than it looks.
I am always happy when they waste the fabric to link it up evenly on the front and back.
INC or International Concepts is a Macy's brand (it's sold at Hudson's Bay aka "The Bay" here in Canada, which now owns Macy's).
When I got home, Vizzini was having some "bench time."
|"Come over here and give me some lovin', woman."|
|"I call this "Upside Down Cat."|
|"I'm as big as a panther, what are you talking about?"|
|"Can't talk. Busy sneetching."|
|"That card is bad news. Your character is going to die now."|
This morning, I was up bright and early. The agenda: get groceries, visit from Mom, and my uncle and aunt from Melbourne, Australia, then lunch out.
|It was very bright out|
- Cardigan - Kenar, thrifted; last seen here (4th outfit) in May 2015, over a sparkly vintage dress
- Top - Mossimo, thrifted; last worn here (4th outfit) in May with turquoise and fuscia
- Skirt - Bedo, thrifted; last seen here also in May 2015 with a denim blazer
- Shoes - Half-Truth Veda, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) earlier this month
Since I haven't seen my uncle in maybe 10 years, I didn't want to look too crazy - I wasn't sure if my mom would warn him about my purple hair. Must try to look normal.
Much as I can also admire this overall look, this is not entirely me anymore.
Funky silver bling:
I like simple lines sometimes.
- Belt - Nygard
- Cuff - Bauxo
- Cuff - thrifted
- Earrings - Joyce's
Hello, Mom, Joan and Brian (aka Charles or Chuck, but I have known him my whole life as Brian, so Brian he is to me).
I started pulling out some of the old stuff I have from my mom's side of the family; I have a whole bunch of my grandad's (that would be Mom and Brian's dad) scrapbooks that date from about 1932-33 (when he was about 13 years old!) to about 1959. Grandad was an avid collector of licence plates, and I have 2 giant binders of pictures of car licence plates, and one that he illustrated himself detailing the decals on plates. Kind of a weird hobby, but I was the only grandkid who was interested (being rather weird myself), so I asked for them when he died 19 years ago. My uncle had never seen these scrapbooks, so it was really cool to look through them with him - he was quite awed that I still have them after all this time. He didn't even know they existed! I need to photograph some of the illustrations so that I don't lose them.
Now, this is kind of weird, speaking of weird, but I read (here, and she commented on a post here!) that one of my very favourite young adult authors from my own young-adulthood, Lois Duncan, died this past week.
I still have a bunch of her books! I used to love them! I have only moved a few times since I was an adult, so I've never had to really cull my books (I discovered that I own one of my great-grandmother's books from 1895 today!).
I remember that I did a book review of "Killing Mr. Griffin" for my grade 9 English class.
Lois Duncan's books caused a lot of controversy when they were published in the 70s. "Daughters of Eve" is about a group of girls who are encouraged to fight by against the men in their lives who are oppressing.
I don't remember "The Twisted Window" at all, but I do remember "Stranger with My Face".
I don't remember "A Gift of Magic" at all either.
Oh man, a blast from the past.
Oh, and there's my unicorn book plates.
I think I will re-read these books and see if they are still any good. Anyone out there heard of Lois Duncan?
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