Well, this week has been a blur of naps, TV, movies, reading, eating and drinking...and did I mention naps? I haven't slept this good in what feels like a year.
However, I shall attempt to remember what I've been up to. Hmmm...I think this was the day after Boxing Day, Tuesday.
- Dress - Joe Fresh, thrifted; last seen here in November with purple legs and feet
- Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last worn here (3rd outfit) that same November weekend, for shopping with Simona
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather
After all that fruitless shopping, I needed a nap before my evening adventures.
|"Can't a cat snooze in peace?"|
Refreshed from my brief nap, I got dressed to go out...Mom and I went to the "Sing-Along Sound of Music"! This is quite the world-wide production, and very fun to do - we did it once about 20 years ago, I think before L and I were married. Link here for info, and because I love our local fun, independent movie theatre, The Vic (they also do quote-along "The Big Lebowski" (with White Russians!) and "Pulp Fiction").
- Cashmere sweater - Magaschoni, thrifted; last seen here in September with emerald culottes
- Skirt - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) for a brunchy outing in November 2015
- Shoes - Hispanitas; last seen here with denim and pearls in September
- Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted
And I adore a leopard print, so one in cashmere? Sign me up!
|"I use my amazing deductive powers to determine that you are leaving me. Again."|
- Necklace - BCBG Max Azria, gift from Mom
- Earrings - local
I'm so spoiled - Mom bought me another necklace!
Wednesday was an "I need to be at home and not see people" day. I read all day, then chilled out and played board games with L in the evening. Naps happened. There may also have been some more kitty cuddling.
Thursday, I had to get groceries for the coming weekend and the work-week (gah!) on the horizon. An easy outfit was called for!
- Sweater - Vero Moda, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in November for shopping with a coworker
- Skirt - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here in that same outfit
- Boots - Dirty Laundry, thrifted; last seen here in December with my pink Muppet skirt
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather
- Earrings - local
After the Velvet Crease, i hiked over to My Sister's Closet, where I had much better luck with my shopping. I found this amazing dark grey cotton jacket.
|"What did you bring me?"|
The jacket is by CAbi, and was $40.98.
And you know I love detail that carries around to the back. Designers, take heed! We're seen from the rear too, not just the front!
I am a sucker for plaid.
I tried on about a million dresses (okay, maybe 10) and only this one made the cut.
It's by Comrags (yay! I love their stuff!), and was made in Canada. I found this dress online - it's called the Magdalena dress, and this is called the "rumpled print". They still make the Magdalena dress, in different fabrics, but this one is from the Spring/Summer 2011 collection (link here, 'cause I love!) - it's the 11th thumbnail picture.
here (in Italian jacquard, classy!). As you can see, it's regular price $410.00 (on sale for $287.00), so I got this for an awesome deal of $38.98!
There's also a line sketch thumbnail of the dress here, so that you can see the nice shape, and the detail on the neckline (it's a bit hard to see in the above picture).
Believe it or not, I steamed this dress for the pictures. The "rumpled" part of "rumple print" is very true! And I think it's because...
I popped into Lazy Susan's on my way home, and found these lovely lightweight hoop earrings.
I also found this lovely summery-looking hat/fascinator.
I met up with Elaine on Thursday night for a sherry Happy Hour at a local tapas place. We had a lovely dinner.
Yesterday/Friday, I met up with a group of 10+ people (a mix of friends, coworkers, and coworkers of friends) to go see "Sing-Along Sound of Music"...AGAIN! I'd mentioned to my friends that I was taking my mom, and they expressed interest in going, so...why not? Anything fun is worth doing again!
- Dress - Comrags, consignment; purchased above for $38.98
- Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last worn here only a week ago with my stained glass dress
- Coat (below) - BCBG Max Azria, thrifted
I noticed in these pictures that the slip was hanging down (it's big in the waist), so I safety-pinned it tighter. It's not visible in the stair picture (the last picture I take).
Add my faux fur chartreuse green stole - I rarely wear this; in fact, I've only worn it once before, here in March 2014 (2nd outfit), where I noted that I bought it for $10.50 during Christmas 2013.
And finally, my cream coat over it. I felt very classy, and my dress kind of looked like it was made of...curtains?? Sure, why not!
I didn't wear much bling, just earrings.
- Earrings - thrifted
And now, it's Saturday, New Year's Eve, and it's time for me to shower, tidy up the house and make some appies for our New Year's Eve shindig for our 12 closest and dearest friends. I'll have pictures for you on Monday, but for now...
|"Always take the warm spot."|
Happy New Year!
Naps? I thought I was the only person who enjoyed them. :-) Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
I've been napping for decades! It's the best! Happy New Year to you, Ally!Delete
That dress is so perfect to show off your lovely new tattoos. And the stole is perfect with it. I envy you for your thrift stores. I had to buy long gloves at full price and they were top op the range, idiot that I am. Went on a money diet directly after that. I bet you didn't pay much for those perfect gloves. You are so good at this.ReplyDelete
Happt New Year dear Sheila.
Thank you! I felt very inspired and the green stole was just right. I just keep my eyes peeled - these leather gloves were about $20 on consignment because one of the fingers of the lining wasn't quite right. I turned them inside out and fixed them - voila, new gloves for practically nothing! Thanks, Greetje! Happy New Year to you, my dear!Delete
It sounds as if you had a pretty chilled Christmas break, Sheila. Your mum has wonderful taste; beautiful gifts.ReplyDelete
I think I might have described your outfits throughout the week as a week of leather! All lovely, but my favourite had to be the leather maxi, animal print cashmere sweater and the lovely, lovely shoes - gorgeous!
You got some great things in your shopping expeditions. The dress is fab and looks even better on; I loved the military/folksy jacket and what a great shirt - plaid with ruffles - yay! I think the stole with the dress was absolutely stunning. It's too good to have so few wears - wear it some more!!
Hope the return to work is not too traumatic after such a chilled week...
She gives great presents, thank you, Veronica (she will like this comment - hi, Mom!). I guess I did wear leather all week, but it was just what was at hand, not on purpose! I really do need to wear that stole more than just twice!Delete
Happy 2017 to you, my dear! It was rough going back...
I have a similar blur of days between Christmas and New Years! Taking a break from work over that time is something I've been lucky enough to do for the past few years and it's wonderfully relaxing. Of course I'm still on leave at the moment.ReplyDelete
I really like your "metal" dress, what a lovely colour and print!
Have a wonderful party (I'm sure you will!) and a very happy new year Sheila.
I know, I've forgotten everything I did when I was off! Thank you so much, my dear!Delete
Happy New Year, Sheila! What a fun and fabulous post, full of terrific outfits, great purchases and fun stories of rat and recreation. May 2017 bring you lots more happy times!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Linda. I hope you mean "rest and recreation"? Hee, no rats here! Happy 2017 to you!Delete
Happy New Year Sheila!ReplyDelete
I LOVE love love that Comrags dress! Its perfect in every way...it looks great on you!
Happy Thrifting in 2017!
Thank you, dear Leslie! Here's to a year of great thrifts!Delete
This new floral dress is really cute Sheila and even more so when you add that faux fur stole. Every time you mention your steamer I experience another fit of envy. This year I may well gather some funds together to buy one too. I've got a pleated skirt as well as a kilt that really would benefit from a good steaming.ReplyDelete
Thanks for a wonderful year of style inspiration Sheila. It's such a treat to hop over to see what you've been up to and enjoy your shopping sprees that seem to happen much more frequently than mine - vicarious shopping is so much cheaper too! It's great getting to know more about you and your family and friends. Thanks for sharing x
Happy New Year!
I was very happy with my purchase, and can't wait to wear that dress again. Anna, seriously, buy a steamer! They aren't that expensive, and they are so worth it! Aw, thank you for your kind words - it's been wonderful getting to know you as well, my dear.Delete
Hi Shiela, no need to reply, this is just a quick note to say thanks for all the posts in 2016, I enjoy your blog. Wishing you all the best for 2017 :-) cheersReplyDelete
Thank you, Sue! Hugs to you! Happy 2017!Delete
Looks like it was a very leather-ful holiday for you! There has been soooo much sleeping over here during the holidays, and Sylvester is going to be very sad when I go back to work on Tuesday (he is an excellent napping companion). I love the Comrags dress - too bad about the scratchy-ness, but I assume that is from the metal content. They really should have lined it, especially for what it originally cost. The green furry wrap goes beautifully with the dress.ReplyDelete
I didn't even notice I'd worn so much leather! I know, Vizzini is quite grumpy with us now that we've been gone a full day. I wish they'd lined the dress - my other Comrags dress is lined. Yes, I think it's the metal content that scratches, but my slips will take care of that fine. Thanks, Shelley!Delete
Thank you for sharing your blog. I look forward to your postings with delight! I enjoy your humor; love, Love, LOVE your outfits and sense of colour; and have embraced pattern mixing thanks in large part to you.
I am curious how you catalog your outfits so you know not only when you last wore a piece but also how many times (for price per wear). Part of me thinks you once explained this before, so I'll go check your links at the top of your site.
May you, L and V have a healthy, joyous, adventure-filled (of the best kind) 2017!
Laurie, I'm going to address this in today's post - how I know when I've last worn something and how I figure out my cost per wear.Delete
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment - you made my day! Happy 2017 to you!
Now that was quick: buy and wear ! That printed Comrags brand dress is spectacular :)ReplyDelete
Thank you! I like to make outfits and wear items right away - then I know if they're going to work for me (be comfortable, be practical, fit right).Delete