This weekend has been absolutely lovely. Nice and quiet, just the right amount of social and non-social. Batteries recharged.
- Blouse - no label, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in August with a matching baby blue mini
- Dress - Desigual; last worn here in December 2015 with all the colours
- Shoes - Sencha Teapot, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) in April with dots for theatre with Mom
The baby blue blouse layered beautifully under it.
Why, yes, that is a rooster on my butt.
- Earrings - Stella and Dot, consignment
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
Mom and I went to see the Victoria Operatic Society's production of "Spamalot", the musical "lovingly ripped off" from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, one of my favourite movies.
- Blouse - Jones New York, vintage, thrifted; last worn here in July with purple bookends
- Skirt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in September 2014 to see oldster punk rocker Art Bergmann
- Shoes - Elegant Conversations Kendra, Fluevog; last seen here in May with pink ice cream on Mom's birthday
here during my Spring/Summer wardrobe swap-out and a year ago here that I hadn't worn this skirt yet, but here we go, only 2 years later. It is really a lovely piece - I felt like I was wearing armour, which was appropriate for "Spamalot". The show was good, and I enjoyed the Python references (although I know Mom missed most of them). We both left with huge smiles!
Sorry, Mom, showing the ink for this outing!
My hair desperately needed a dye job - so this covered up most of it.
Those shoes were just right for the short walk to and from the theatre from the car. I loved how they worked with the pewter leather skirt.
here in July for $12.95.
- Fascinator (not shown) - Lazy Susan's, local
- Purse - Sondra Roberts, thrifted
- Lace cuff - local, Nashville
- Cuff - St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop
- Earrings - thrifted
- Shield ring - Nine West
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop
Vizzini was being inquisitive.
|"Perhaps you should give me kitty treats before you leave?"|
On Saturday morning, I was up bright and early - no Ulti, unfortunately, after our carnage-filled game last week. Instead, I went shopping with Jenn, one of my coworkers.
- Bomber jacket - Vero Moda in Blue, thrifted; last worn here in March with fiesta orange
- Top - La Vie 89, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in July for brunch with L
- Skirt - Savvie; last worn here over a year ago in August with even more patterns
- Shoes - Franco Sarto, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in August with a sack dress
- As above, August 2015 here, with Patti's Old Navy top;
- In May 2015 here, with tomato reds;
- In August 2014 here, with magenta when I was run into by a cyclist;
- In May 2014 here (2nd outfit) with chartreuse; and
- First worn here in March 2014 with leopard (really!).
In addition to this wear, that's six outfits. I paid $49.00 for this skirt new (made in Vancouver!), so that's not a great cost-per-wear at a little over $8.00 per outing. I hope that the recipient of the skirt will wear it lots!
- Earrings - Stella and Dot
The earrings were still sitting out from Friday's outfit, and they went, so...wear 'em again!
I was home in the late afternoon and Vizzini was on the warpath.
|"Where is the Man?? I have been worried sick!"|
I did buy a few things for myself on our massive shop - Jenn did amazingly well, putting together at least a dozen permutations of outfits out of all the great stuff she found.
We started at the WIN (Women in Need) Boutique. I found this multi-metal chain necklace on one of the mannequins in the store as soon as I walked in.
Okay, don't judge me! I fell in love with this t-shirt.
here, 'cause I love). Looks like they sell for $22.00 so my $5.00 seems pretty good. I don't know how I will wear this, but I am determined to style it for a classy grown-up lady like myself. Expect the unexpected!
Just as we were about to leave the WIN Boutique, I was making sure I hadn't missed anything and was rooting around in some bins, when I spotted these wool and fur gloves.
From there, we strolled down to Fairfield Plaza, and had lunch at the pub. We spent hours at My Sister's Closet - because I've been there fairly recently with Yvonne, I didn't find much (and their half-price sale is over). I had tried these boots on right away, then put them back. What do I need with camel leather boots?
And fortunately for me, she didn't buy them...so I did! These are by Matisse, which seems to be sold at the Bay department store, and they are made in Brazil. I feel like I got them for a bargain at $42.95, what do you think?
Jenn and I split up then; she went home, and I wandered over to Lazy Susan's for a quick look. Good thing I did! I found a piece of vintage Renoir copper for $12.00.
Yay, I have a set! I love that.
It looks nice on, which is what counts with me.
I also got two pairs of stud earrings for $12.00.
After a quiet evening in with Vizzini (who completely ignored me and/or glared at me like I'd killed L), I got up this morning and headed to town for groceries.
- Dress - I'M Isola Marras; last seen here in June with purple boots My Husband Hates
- Boots - Matisse, consignment; purchased above for $42.95
- Necklace - Givenchy, vintage 80s, thrifted
- Earrings - Stella and Dot, consignment
After groceries, I wandered down to the Patch for a browse. I found these awesome Banana Republic trousers.
|"This spot on the carpet warrants more interest than your pants, Woman."|
I go through rows of sweaters with my hand, just feeling for the best fabric. Bam, this is merino wool.
And V-necks are always awesome on.
My final purchase was this magnificent red semi-shiny blouse.
Guess who it's by?
When I got home, Vizzini was so happy to see me.
|"What is this interesting thing that is not you?"|
Linking up to:
- Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style - featuring my "Spamalot" very visible outfit!
- Judith's "Hat Attack" (again) over at Style Crone - hey, it's not every month I wear multiple hats!
I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!
That maxi leather skirt is to DIE for! Good thing we don't thrift together.ReplyDelete
You looked amazing for the opera. I bet you were the best dressed there.
Thanks, Suzanne! It's a fabulous skirt - and yes, I WAS the best-dressed there! There were people in short and t-shirts, fer goodness' sake!Delete
Your Spamalot outfit did not disappoint -you looked wonderful and I really like that top and skirt together!ReplyDelete
Really like those boots too - they were a great buy.
Thank you, Mica! I was surprised to see how well they went together.Delete
Yup, I think those boots are going to be worn a lot!
Love, LOVE your Spamalot outfit (we saw the show too and really enjoyed it). And I would never laugh at such a fab cat tee shirt (are people laughing at my cat tee shirts?) - it's amazing. thanks for sharing and xox,ReplyDelete
Thanks, Patti! And thank you for not laughing at my cat tee!Delete
Glad you got to see Spamalot. I'm a life-long Python fan but could never get tickets to it when it originated here in NYC. Too popular then.ReplyDelete
I missed it on Broadway back when it first opened (we saw "Mama Mia" instead), so happy to catch it here!Delete
I almost did not recognise the Desigual dress with the baby blue blouse underneath - love it !ReplyDelete
and I loved your shopping with Jane look: you are a master in layering and print mixing (like you did not know that...)
Oh I wish I had re charged my batteries this weekend, I used them all and AM exhausted today.
I know, that dress is just transformed with whatever top I wear under it! Thanks, Lorena! I spent so much quiet time, it's hard to get my mojo on for work today.Delete
Wow, love your outfits!ReplyDelete
OMG! So many to die for things, Sheila! I love Desigual and that dress on you looks gorgeous. And for your night out, that leather skirt is amazing, the whole outfit and you, amazing. The Boots! Have a great week. xxReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Elizabeth! It was an awesome weekend!Delete
Too much, my dear! I love how you added that frilled blouse under the Desigual dress. Also think that the opera outfit is totally fabulous. The OTK boots are beautiful and really look great on. What a fab weekend you had xReplyDelete
Thank you! I have layered so many blouses under this dress.Delete
Your Spam-a-Lot outfit is freaking fantastic - I bet the other people there thought you were famous. I'm not a big fan of Desigual designs but that is a wonderful dress, made even more so with the layering. The Italian dress is one of my faves of yours too. Soooo much fab stuff in your closet!ReplyDelete
I got a lot of side-eye looks, ha ha! I find Desigual very hit and miss. Their top-of-the-line stuff (like my dress and my two jackets) are nice, but a lot of their stuff is on the crappy side.Delete
I love that Marras dress. It's so cool.
Finally catching up after my travels! Your outfits always amaze and your contributions to Hat Attack are so incredible. This feather fascinator is spectacular. Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Judith! It was fun to wear - I was definitely the most dressy person there.Delete