Sunday, December 11, 2016

Weekend Wrap-Up: Visibly Muppeted and Some Shopping

Well, my friends, I hope you have all had as relaxing a weekend as I have had. 
Aside from my annual 2-hour online WW training (which, to be fair, was done in my lounging-at-home clothes), I had a very chill weekend. Chill, but less chilly! I am thrilled to tell you that the snow is gone!

  • Cashmere sweater - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here in November with fuzzy lavender
  • Mohair skirt - Joy Nilsson, vintage 70s, thrifted; first worn here in December 2015 two ways
  • Boots - Dirty Laundry, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in October for dinner at friends'
  • Coat (below) - Vassali (consignment)

L and I chilled out on Friday night and played board games. On Saturday, we had brunch together, then split up to do some Christmas shopping, and then met up with our gaggle of a dozen friends for drinks and socializing at a pub downtown.

There was still a bit of snow, but the forecast was for -7 (Celsius), so bundling up was needed. 

I have a full vintage slip on under this to both keep me warm and to keep the cashmere and mohair from itching my skin.

Linking up to "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Ha, I am so not in neutrals.

I am not a fan of turtlenecks, but I'll make a rare exception for this glorious blue sweater.
The Muppet skirt is the real star - it is 100% mohair and is incredibly soft. Everywhere I went downtown, people commented on it and wanted to touch it (it's very touchable, like a thick blanket). I draped it across my friends' legs at the pub and kept them warm. Like the tiger dress, this skirt is very limited to very cold weather!

A dramatic coat for a dramatic skirt. Because I had my thrifted pink scarf/gloves, a few people thought I had a pink dress on. The purple beret (consignment) went with my hair and I accented it for the holiday season with a sparkly brooch.

The stuff:
Shiny and sparkly! Water-resistant boots (it was raining by the time we walked home) were both practical and also shiny.

Sparkly bling:
Eee, so much shiny!

  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Pin - The Bay, c. 2002
  • Earrings - local

I was shopping for L, but might have found a few things for this silk shantung orange and pink iridescent dress.
I found this at the WIN Warehouse store. The colour was the first thing I spotted, and I liked the "fit and flare" shape (you know I do!).

The silk is slubbed and is woven of orange and hot pink (easier to see in daytime).
I gave it a steam this afternoon to take all the wrinkles out of it.

I'm not familiar with the brand Big Fish but the content tag says that it's made in Canada. it was $16.95.
A search online tells me that there are a few companies with this name (one is Australian and sells sport/athleisure clothes; one is from the UK and seems to be for plus-sized men), but I think this is probably from the 90s and was a small-label Canadian designer. I'm sticking with my theory.

I also went to Flavour Upstairs - I realized that my sweater, necklace and skirt that I was wearing were all purchased there! The clerk and I (they recognize me when I go there) had a chuckle out of that.

I found this lovely silk fitted blouse.
It's intentionally wrinkled, which I figured out when the wrinkles wouldn't come out with the steamer. The design is embroidered in the fabric, and the acid yellow is sheer (my tattoos look like part of the design).

The label is Kisca by Komarov, which I'd never heard of, but apparently all of the clothing is handmade in Los Angeles (link about the designer Shelley Komarov here), and is washable. Nice!
This style is very close to the "Boyfriend shirt" style, which retails starting around $62.00 US. Based on the colours and style of this one, I'd guess it is from the 00s when this peasant style of decoration was big.

There's a surprise on the back:
It's a blue lady! I paid $14.95 for this, so I got a good deal!

I found another dress as well:
This is a crushed velvet viscose dress (it feels like silk velvet), in a classic late 90s cut. The top of it is very corset-y/fitted, and the hem...
It's a bubble hem! I love bubble hems. I have been a fan since they showed up in the mid-80s, and I always like it when that style comes around again.

This is by Mimi Bizjak and also has a "Made in Canada" label. It was $19.95.
I've never heard of this designer, but she started in 1996 in Toronto and ended this label in 2002. So, my guess is pretty good - aren't you impressed?

So! I'm going to be doing a theme week for this coming week! Want to play along? My company is doing a "Jeans Week" and I don't do jeans, so I'll be doing "Sparkle Week!" If you wear something sparkly this week, feel free to paste the link to your post in the comments. It can be little sparklies (like a brooch or earrings) or big sparkle (like a sequined piece), whatever you like! Go for it! 'Tis the season!


  1. Love that fuzzy skirt - and all the treasures you found this weekend. The black dress looks really sultry. thanks for linking! xox


  2. OOOOH, that skirt! I will dream about that skirt today. There is no better skirt on Earth! I'm so glad you are wearing it - I can't think of many people who would. And fantastic thrift finds as well. Whew. Yes, the snow is also gone here as of this afternoon - the sidewalks were treacherous. I'm happy that the weather doesn't cramp your stair posing.

    1. I always think of you when I wear something fuzzy! I know you would also wear this, not many of us around. So glad things are melting over there.

  3. Love the LBD...sounds like you are enjoying the festive season too...
    jeans week sounds like fun!

    1. Thank you! And right back at you - love your decorations.

  4. Oh sparkle week sounds like such a great idea! Sadly I have nothing here to add some sparkle to my outfits, hopefully won't be long till I'm back home in my normal wardrobe.

    Love your skirt - and the pink and blue combo. What's it like wearing a maxi skirt in the snow? I"m curious as when I share my winter maxi skirt outfits people say they can't do it because of snow. Does it get wet a lot?

    1. What? That sounds like a serious oversight, Mica! You need more shiny in your wardrobe! Ha, actually, this skirt was a pain - I had to hold a huge chunk of it to walk, as it soaks up everything: dirty water, bits of twigs. Maxis in winter need to NOT hit the ground, or you have to be able to wash them (a denim maxi works great).

  5. That skirt just makes me smile--and I'm sure it's toasty warm.

    Somehow hot pink strikes me as a good holiday color. That's probably showing my age (thinking c. 1960s flocked trees!). Or maybe something like this:

    1. It is! It totally takes me back to the 60s-70s "modern" trees. I love those ornaments!

  6. Oh that turtle neck sweater and muppet skirt look fabulous together, its almost like winter formal outfit. I also think that the crushed velvet dress will be a total hit.

    1. It was the warmest thing to wear ever! I might wear the velvet dress this weekend - thinking about it.


  7. I love that pink skirt - it looks so cozy and I love how you've paired it with the blue polo neck - fab jewellery, too.

    Excellent bargains; the shirt is gorgeous and the dress looks very sophisticated - can't wait to see how you style them.

    I only have two sparkly items of clothing;the jacket I wore to Friday night's 'do' and a lurex cardigan. I do have, however, lots of sparkly jewellery so I maybe joining in!

    I'm glad the snow is departing...

    1. Thanks, Veronica! You know I'll be wearing everything soon. I loved your sparkly pieces! Jewelry works too!

  8. I LOVE that mohair skirt, Sheila, just gorgeous. And added bonus that it's so warm. (Strange to write this as the temp outside at the moment is 35 (above zero!). The skirt is transformed with the coat and pink accessories (love that you are BRIGHT pink). xx

    1. Thanks so much, Elizabeth! It has limited wear (due to the thickness) but it's a keeper for sure!

  9. OHHH, I love your pink skirt, the texture, the color, everything is stunning! and you Rock It!, such a fabulous outfit! love your matchy gloves and cute beret!
    Fabulous purchases too!

  10. That skirt is just amazing, even if I start itching by even looking at it ;-) I'm not a great fan of turtlenecks either, but at least you look good in them, which I definitely don't. xxx

    1. It's a knit (really) and surprisingly NOT itchy (the turtleneck was, though - gah, I hate turtlenecks). Thank you!

  11. Yes, it may well sound like an echo, but I too love that pink mohair skirt! I bet you feel not just cosy but uber glam in this fuzzy separate. I'm very keen to see the new silk shirt too - the embroidery is beautiful.
    Anna x

    1. It's unanimous - we all love it. I loved being warm and also being stylish. You'll see the blouse on Friday!

  12. The snow may be gone out in BC, but we got a bunch of it in Ontario so it's very winter-y out here. My office just moved to a new building and they haven't got the heating figured out so a skirt like your pink one would be the perfect thing to wear to keep my legs warm ;) I remember the Toronto designer label Mimi Bizjak!

    1. I hear we're in for more snow on Satuday. :( Oh no! I hope your office warms up soon! How cool is that, that you remember Mimi Bizjak!


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