Sunday, September 18, 2016

Weekend Wrap-Up: Perfect Purple, Painty Linen and Leather, Shopping in Green With Jodi

Hello, my friends! I hope you're all having as nice a weekend as I've had.

Here we are with Friday's dinner outfit. L and I went to Stage, a little charcuterie and wine bar in our 'hood. 
I rained briefly on our way - so good thing I wore these boots...again!

  • Dress - Jackpot, thrifted; first worn here in February with greys
  • Boots - Matisse, consignment; first worn here (4th outfit) last weekend with an Italian dress
  • Jacket (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here in June with pink paisley

Hmmm...being self-critical, I have gained a few pounds since February when I last wore this dress, but I don't care - I felt good and I had a lovely time.

I'm also still at my goal weight. I don't wear any kind of spanx or that awful stuff, so these are my own lumps and bumps. I earned them - I live an action-packed life!
I still like this dress, and I'm keeping it. Plus, it matches my hair perfectly!

It was chilly out, so back to this stellar light jacket for these few weeks when it's still sorta warm.
This jacket has been one of my favourite pieces in my closet over the last 6 months.

The stuff:
Really loving these boots for these last days of summer.

Multi-metal bling:
The secret to mixing your metals is to wear them with one solid colour.

  • Necklace - thrifted (first wear!)
  • Cuff - gift from Karen
  • Earrings - Aldo Accessories
  • Bronze ring - P. Sarpaneva, vintage 70s
  • Gold ring - Dad's, Frances Jewellers, vintage 60s

L and I hung out at home after dinner, slept in on Saturday, then walked to town to go for brunch. All this walking!
I wore the wrong bra with this outfit - this sweater (and my boobs) deserves better.

  • Sweater - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here in August with the picador skirt
  • Skirt - Premise, thrifted; first worn here in July with tangerine
  • Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last seen here for Canada Day in July
  • Jacket (below) - Danier Leather, consignment (I don't track my outerwear)

Meh, whatever, that's what I say.

L and I had Cat and Ross and Yvonne and Randall over for a rousing game of Arkham Horror on Saturday night, so we shopped for booze and snacks after brunch. It was rainy again! Gah!
Hence more boots! I don't have a lot of rainy-appropriate summer shoes.

Yup, going to have to dig out the scarves and gloves soon. It's leather weather, so I loved wearing this butter-soft Danier jacket.
And my bowler for the rain!

The stuff:
These are the most comfortable boots I own.

  • Earrings - Tania Gleave

Today/Sunday, I headed to town to get groceries, then I met up with Jodi of Day2DayWear for some thrift shopping.
It was sunny and warm this morning, but by the time I got home it had clouded over again.

  • Dress - H&M, consignment; first worn here in August with florals 
  • Shoes - Born, consignment; last seen here (2nd non-travel outfit, way down at the bottom) with alt-camo

This dress and I are through. It is just okay to wear. It's a bit itchy (cheap fabric), not lined (but it has pockets), and it mashes my boobs.

Also, worst back picture ever!
Gone, gone, gone.

The stuff:
I love these gold ballet flats. They have at least another year in them, and they are great for my weekend expeditions.

  • Belt - vintage, thrifted, gift from Louise
  • Earrings - Stella and Dot, consignment

Jodi and I met up at the WIN Warehouse store and did four try-ons of stuff. I was being super-picky for myself, and also encouraging Jodi to try on tons of stuff. She ended up with some great items, including an amazing polka-dot dress.

I found this copper bracelet for only $4.00.
The WIN always has nice jewelry.

I was happy to see the "Renoir" stamp on this piece.
This is probably mid-60s. Another one for my collection. I'll have to take some pictures of it all some time.

I had 3 pairs of shoes in my basket for a while, but ended up with only one in the end.
A jungle-print floral d'orsay pointy-toed flat loafer. They need a shorter name.

They are fabric and are quite comfy.
The back of the heels shows evidence of a gripper, so I think they were too big on their previous owner's feet.

They're a bit worn, but for $8.50, I was happy.
Oh, and they're by Joe Fresh! I was shocked.

I hemmed and hawed over this jacket, before finally giving in and buying it.
I love the marled grey, the short overall length (just to the hip), the short, bracelet-length sleeves, and the double-button.

And I squealed when I saw it was Jaeger. I know their stuff is good quality - and yes, there it is, 100% wool and made in Great Britain.
And only $16.95. I hesitated because it's not as fitted as I normally like, but I know it's because this is a vintage piece, probably from the 60s. So I'll play around with it, and you never know! It sure doesn't hurt to try.

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  1. I love, love the Renoir copper jewelry - and this piece is gorgeous. the purple dress is fabulous on you, esp with hair color, and I am so tickled you don't wear "control wear" (aka "squeeze me all day"). Looking like a boss, xox


    1. Thanks, Patti! It's a fun thing to collect. Nope, I hate compression garments - they suck!

  2. I love the word charcuterie! So happy to see it. All beautiful outfits, Sheila. You must be bummed that you have to cover your arm art with cool-weather clothes. And glad you got in some shopping with a fellow blogger. I'm like you - I load up the basket and then pick, pick, pick, but usually not enough. Stay dry!

    1. It's a very cool word. Thanks, Mel! Nah, I don't mind covering my arm - I kind of like my ink being more personal. Yikes, yes, what rain!

  3. I love the H&M dress even if its a bit itchy, I think it fits you beautifully.
    Oh and I have gained 9 pounds in about 10 months. After going to the nutritionist I am down to 7 pounds that I have yet to lose..

    1. I'm not big on the fit or the quality, so off it goes! It's easy for the pounds to come, isn't it? Good for you for taking care of yourself, Lorena!

  4. On the short-list of things I'm most proud of in my life, connecting you to Jodi is high up there. The two of you complement and benefit each other in wonderful ways. Your encouragement to her to expand her fashion-choices is so valuable. It's making the world a better place. :-)

  5. I love that you own your bumps and lumps because you earned them!I like to think that my skin just doesn't fit my muscles any more even though the muscles underneath are strong and taut! I also love that you are mindful of your health. My knees are rather hatched, bumpy...but they've had an interesting and full life too! My fav outfit has to be that gorgeous skirt, teamed with red jumper and then leather jacket - and the western boots! I love western boots (have some on in my last post). xx

    1. I try to stay positive about my (aging) body, Elizabeth. I'm never going to be 20 or 30 or 40 again (nor would I want to!), so it's part acceptance, and part "screw this!"

      Thanks so much! I love my cowgirl boots!

  6. I know the green dress had to go Sheila, but even though it mashed your boobs I still love you in that shape of dress as it really shows off your curves. I say curves intentionally I can't see any lumps or bumps. I think as we've both lost weight in the past, we've maybe ended up being the most critical of ourselves, far more than anyone can notice. I've just featured my Jaeger jacket today which is as equally a good find, but so very different in every way. Hope you have a great weekend x

    1. I have plenty of this shape in my closet still, no fear - lots in my winter stuff too! Aw, thank you - I see lumps and bumps, but yes, you're right, I am too critical of myself. I love that Jaeger jacket of yours! Fab! Thanks, sweetheart.

  7. Your accessories always inspire, but this bowler that you wore in the rain has definitely given me a "Hat Attack." Thank you for sharing!


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