It occurred to me at some point this weekend that I'd left my readers in the lurch - poof! Gone! Where did I go? It had slipped my mind that I had a couple of social engagements at the end of the work week that would keep me from blogging those days.
On the plus side, here's a big, fat, meaty post with plenty of outfits, cat pictures and shopping finds to sink your teeth into.
- Jacket - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in November 2015 with cream and leopard
- Skirt - Kay Unger, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in July with cobalt and a massive Fendi belt
- Shoes - Listen Up Ivana, Fluevog; last worn here (wow) in July 2012 with a Darth Vader tie
- Shoes (below) - Miista; last seen here in October with wings and leopard
- Coat (below) - Samuel Dong, thrifted
The skirt is a metallic brown leather with a sweet little ruffle on the hem.
here). They are by Zohara and they were lovely to wear. The gold silk-screened design is done in a rubberized material, so that it doesn't flake off when the tights stretch out. Linking to their website (here), 'cause I love - no ads here, folks.
After work and after my WW meeting, I changed my shoes and walked down to the pub to meet up with L and his friend Anthony (we also ran into our friend Josh). We had dinner and hung out for a couple of hours.
|"What are you doing? Give my my kitty treats!"|
here for my 41st birthday) in Vancouver with Ruth. Wow, at 8+ years - these are some of the oldest shoes in my wardrobe.
- Earrings - Aldo Accessories
- Amber ring (not shown) - late 90s
I've had the earrings for nearly as long - I totally forgot about them! I found them when I was shifting out my spring/summer jewelry and put them into the rotation. Glad I did - their light jangling was like wind chimes.
And then it was Friday! Hurray for Friday. I should probably wear something relaxed for Casual Friday.
- Leather top - Asos, thrifted; last seen here in May with fuscia
- Skirt - Nicole Miller, consignment; last worn here in June with pink paisley
- Shoes - Shellys London; first worn and purchased (for $200) here with my blonde wig and party dress in October
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather, consignment
here, when I purchased it at Verve (pricey consignment) for $198. It's Canadian-made with Italian leather and would have been several hundred dollars new. I've worn it many, many times. It doesn't have pockets, which is the only downside.
|Birthday card from Tammy - shoe!|
- Earrings - thrifted
- Amber ring - late 90s
After work, I went out for dinner with my ex-boss from Fairweather, Tammy! We get together every 6-8 months for dinner and catch up on each other's lives. A big shout-out to her friend Debbie, who I understand is a loyal reader. Hello, Debbie! I see you (not really, don't run away!).
I thought I would share this with you - L and I often leave each other notes, as we do a lot of things separately (and don't have phones for texting). This is what was on the counter when I got home from dinner on Friday night.
|"Went to Tartan Toque [a local pub] 8:20. |
|"I haven't had my kitty treats! I am a deprived starving cat!"|
|"I love the Man because he gives me treats. Unlike you."|
Yeah, me? I get no love. I get someone fishing in my shoes to steal my earrings before I can photograph them. What do you think you are doing, Vizzini?
|"There seems to be a cat-toy in your shoes."|
here, and great video article about her here). If you ever come to Victoria, it is a "must-see"! And yes, linking 'cause I LOVE!
She gave me a deal on this wonderful hat - I paid $39.99.
After a little sleep-in on Saturday morning, L and I walked to town for brunch at Floyd's.
- Cardigan - Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted; purchased here back in July for $17.99
- Leather slip-dress - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here with these same boots back in March
- Boots - Prepare Guide Fluevog; last seen here in that exact outfit
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather
- Earrings - Glee
I had good luck at Flavour, but oddly ended up with a bunch of grey and neutrals. I swear, I'm not going to wear nothing but neutrals. I still love my colour!
I couldn't leave this amazing 100% grey wool dress behind.
It's by Ports International and is made in Hong Kong.
And then I found another dress! This is marled black/white knit on the back and sleeves, and faux leather on the front (with very soft backing).
I've looked at this top before and put it back. This time I didn't.
I'm feeling the wide-leg pant trend too, so couldn't resist these olive-green trousers.
After Flavour, I meandered over to Dots. I don't usually shop there (second-hand first!) but sometimes they have interesting items. Nothing really grabbed me, and then I saw this dress.
I'm happy that the back is not just solid black, too.
This is by Poupee Chic, and I'm sorry, I am a 12-year-old boy and am giggling like mad over "poopy chic".
Last night, L and I chilled out and played "Arkham Horror". Kitty helped.
|"Yes, just play around me. I won't be a bother."|
|"I resent these accusations!"|
After that, he settled down grumpily on the back of the couch behind me.
|"I'm just biding my time until you get up."|
|"I'm just going to sit here until you give me my kitty treats."|
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!
You are so fortunate with your leather finds. I must start looking for a leather skirt. Your various tigths are inspiring! I remember the Ports brand fondly -- used to have a Ports dress which I loved till it wore out! While I love all your bright looks, the grey-and-black look here is lovely, especially with those stellar wool boots!ReplyDelete
I love leather - expect to see a lot of it over the next couple of weeks! I remember the Ports stores here (too pricey for me back then). Thanks so much, Cynthia!Delete
Some fabulous finds, Sheila.ReplyDelete
I loved the velvet jacket and the wonderful tights. You seem to have a lot of leather items and the orange jacket is absolutely superb on you but fancy it not having pockets! I think pockets should be compulsory in women's clothes; if they have them in pyjamas (I have 3 pairs with pockets) then why not in trousers, dresses jackets etc? It beats me.
The pink dress was rather lovely - pink wolves? I bet no one else has a dress with pink wolves on it. It looks as if it would fit you like a dream.
You always look so cozy in your outerwear and I loved your cat bait hat. Talking of cats; I noticed L's moustache and Vizzini's whiskers are a similar shape...
Hope you have a great week
Thank you, Veronica! The orange jacket has an inside pocket, but YES, everything should have pockets! I agree. The pink wolves dress is very cool - a simple cut. Ha, yes, you are right: L and Vizzini have matching moustaches.Delete
Long time admirer of your blog.... first comment �� And I had to... I ❤️️ Your shoes!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for reading and commenting, SP! I love my shoes too!Delete
I WANT THOSE TIGHTS! Sorry to shout but I really like these tights.ReplyDelete
HA! Well, I put the link in just for you - go buy them!Delete
I wonder if poupee chic has any tie to poupee girl - a dress up website I used to play with pre blog.ReplyDelete
I looked it up - "poupee" means to play with paper dolls! I'm sure that they are NOT related, but in concept maybe that's what the designer was going with.Delete
Cool! That does make sense. Thanks for the tidbit.Delete
Its cooling and I see all the leather making it into the rotation ... I really like the building print dress and the fact that its a sample dress, the uniqueness. Oh and your new wide legged trousers should be fun to wear, specially considering you are not very much of a pant gal.ReplyDelete
You bet! I actually deliberately started building lots of outfits with all my leather pieces this past week. I like the print dress too, and I'm looking forward to the pants. Thanks, Lorena!Delete
?Dang, Sheila I clicked preview and pouf, it's gone! Did ya geddit?ReplyDelete
Yes I love the shiny leather top and the bling slingbacks (I only ever wear slingbacks in summer... I suppose I should leave that behind me). But I adore the black and grey outfit with the red coat and the amazing boots. All items are so well proportioned and balanced on you. I really think it is a stunning outfit.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Greetje! I always like to hear how people perceive my outfits.Delete