Hey! I'm still here - miss me? L and I had an unexpected change of plans late Thursday night, and as result we had the entire weekend free. What did we do? Hide from the world!
First up, Thursday's outfit:Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style. Go! Run!
- Dress - Desigual Gracey, vintage expo; first worn here in October 2016 with a red ruffle
- Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last seen here in September 2016 with lavender ruffles (take note of that jacket shape, we'll chat more about that later)
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather
Turquoise and silver bling:
- Belt - Bronsino, gift from L
- Cuff - Glee
- Earrings - thrifted
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
After my WW meeting, I went out for dinner with L - we were supposed to be leaving for Powell River on Friday morning, to see his mom for our Christmas visit, but she came down with a nasty bug, so trip cancelled. She is fine, by the way, just bad timing.
But since I prepped to take two days off on either end of the weekend, I took them anyway. L joined me and we spent Friday having a nice day on the town. Then we hid from the world!
- Sweater - Vero Moda, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) for a casual outfit at the end of December 2016
- Trousers - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here in December 2016 in a riot of florals
- Shoes - Down to Earth Hadfield, Fluevog; last worn here earlier this month with sparkle and floofy
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather, consignment
- Necklace - Robert Larin, vintage 70s, gift from L
- Earrings - Glee
We popped into Mango's (one of my favourite local boutiques), and they had accessories on 'buy 1, get 1 at 50% off' - L bought me a couple of things:
I see that the cool kids are now wearing long "stacking" necklace styles. I like this look:
I also got a Major Gift:
We considered a custom ring, but gasped a bit at the prices, and I'm not really an "off the rack" kind of gal for something like this, so I've been poking around in the vintage shops, looking for a piece to jump out at me. This one really did.
|Stacked over my wedding band - it holds it in place|
We had it sized while we were out shopping, so I'm wearing it right away. I love the free-form shape of it, the big honkin' stone that goes from magenta to violet in the light. I like how it looks on my hand.
We hung out at home, binge-watching "Lost Girl", watching movies and the Australian Open, and playing board games. On Saturday we strolled to town for our usual brunch at Floyd's.
- Top - Edit by Jeanne Bekker, consignment; last seen here in October 2016 with shades of wine
- Jeans - Marc. by Avon, thrifted; last worn here in December 2016 with Helmut Lang
- Shoes - Miista; last seen here with geometrics in December 2016
- Coat (below) - Vassali, consignment
- Earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
- Cuff - Jezebel Charms
- Necklace - ElleandEm, thrifted
Items that came home with me, all from the WIN Warehouse store. I always scope out their jewelry section. I found this pendant for $4.00.
here, 'cause I love). My ring and bracelet by him are very similar to this (picture of them here).
Compare these pictures from his site. On the left, the round sections are the same polished steel domes, the loop for the necklace is the same (and my pendant is perfectly balanced).
The back of my piece:
I found another lovely vintage slip.
Don't you love old labels?
I often despair over finding interesting skirts. There are SO many black skirts. That is probably why I buy any bright interesting skirt I find, even though I cycle through them quickly.
It's by Noa Noa and was only $6.95.
The stripe grabbed me on this sweater.
I think it's from the early 60s - it has that kind of ski-bunny cut to it. It was $18.95, which is a bit pricey, but it is 100% pure....
This is a vivid dark green jacket. Okay, so that lavender ruffled jacket's shape way up there that I said to pay attention to? This is the same cut, only vintage.
It's by Simon Chang and it's a size 6 - that feels accurate, so this is after the Great Size Shift of the mid-80s. I love being able to pinpoint an item in time.
Sunday was a "go away, world" day and I didn't do much of anything. Sheila sick...
Today, L went back to work and I mustered my energy to go to town and mail L's mom her Christmas presents. I also went to the mall to use my birthday gift card (thanks, Mom!) and to Chapters to spend my Christmas gift card (thanks, Mom!).
- Dress - Dept, thrifted; last seen here (way down at the bottom) in August 2016, coincidentally on the summer version of our trip to PR
- Boots - Clark's; last worn here earlier this month with the same belt
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather
- Belt - Fendi, thrifted
- Earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
And that, my friends, has been my holiday. No travel, but laid low with a cold. At least this is a short week for me.
Fabulous Robert Larin piece I recognized it right away...I used to have some of his in my case at Vanity Fair.ReplyDelete
There are a lot of nasty bugs around right now...flus and colds...ugh!
Congratulations on your anniversary and such a beautiful ring to help you celebrate.
It's from Vanity Fair - could it be yours?? I hate being sick. Thank you - I love the ring!Delete
I really love your Desigual dress and those orange shoes (orange is so vitaminic!!). Also in love with your cute floral shoes and golden brogues, they look comfy&cool!. And I'm admiring your fabulous ring! such an original piece, love the color! Congrats!ReplyDelete
And so great finds!, lovely skirt and lovely cute pullover!
That last dress is gorgeous, I like particularly its 'floral abstract' print, the beatiful colors and cute blue lace peeking out!
Vitaminic is such a great word! Thank you! I'm so glad you've enjoyed all my goodies.Delete
Oh such a shame you got sick! Good that you had a restful time though and made the most of your days at home where you could. I really like your outfit with the orange pants - the printed shoes are perfect with it. And i am glad as always to see that last dress on you, such a nice piece. I bet Vizzini loved having you home all that time!ReplyDelete
I read the pants as red, but they do have a lot of orange in them. Yes, Vizzini loves having us home, all to himself.Delete
Congrats on the upcoming anniversary, and your new ring is spectacular. It looks like heaven on your hand too. Glad you had an at-home catch-up weekend - aren't they wonderful? xoxReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Patti! It was a lovely weekend!Delete
Both of your dresses are beautiful and so flattering--and your new ring is a total knockout! What a steal on the pendant. I hope you're feeling better now that you're back at the grind. :-)ReplyDelete
Somewhat, thanks. I ended up calling sick today. :(Delete
The Desigual and Dept dresses look wonderful on you - the shorter hem of the Desigual one really shows off your shapely legs! Sorry to hear you got sick on the weekend; hope you're feeling better now. I know exactly what you mean about wanting to be out amongst people, but not interacting with them. That is part of what I enjoy about thrift shopping excursions.ReplyDelete
The ring is lovely, and matches your hair! I don't like mass-produced jewellery, or extremely expensive pieces either, so this would be my idea of a perfect anniversary ring. I like the brutalist necklace too - L has great taste!
Yes, I'm glad I wore it without the extension of the slip this time - I like the shorter hem. Same! We would shop well together! L has good taste - but I've also helped him along.Delete
You get some amazing thrifted finds - I need to up my thrifting game. I may venture out on Friday to some of the areas in London where there are lots of shops. I thought the first outfit was indeed a skirt and top and was going to praise your pattern mixing, but then it turns out to be a dress so it's pretty clever!ReplyDelete
That sounds like a lovely adventure for you, Gail! I really love hunting for those special finds.Delete
Love all the outfits, and your new anniversary ring is just gorgeous. The shank design is amazing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, JS!Delete
I do hope you are feeling better, Sheila. In a way it's a good job you didn't go away for the weekend - it would have been awful to be ill away from home.ReplyDelete
All the outfits are fabulous. I love both the dresses so colourful and I love the shapes. I absolutely love your brogues and am really coveting the floral ones!
Your thrift finds are brilliant; I think the skirt and the jacket will look great together... fab pendant - very striking.
What a lovely husband you have! The ring is beautiful and looks gorgeous on. You didn't say what you bought L for his 20th anniversary gift!
Yes, agreed! It could have been a horrid weekend. Thanks so much - I do love all my brogues. Ha, I didn't get L anything!Delete
For being sick and laying low, you sure got around! So many great finds - and all so "you". I would love to find some of those black skirts you seem to find everywhere. And I could point you to a few patterns/colors at "my" shops...ReplyDelete
The ring? Absolutely gorgeous. (Did you even color your hair to match??? ♥
There was much more laying low than my post implied, Rebecca! It was purely a coincidence on the hair!Delete
Love the Desigual dress, looks like Etro ! Love the orange zingy pumps, and the fabulous red coat. I can only comment on one or two outfits at a time so you may find several comments from me and my delicate brain !ReplyDelete
Love this look very much! I love staying in, we also did that last weekend...
Thanks, Elle! That's totally fine - I know it's a lot in one go!Delete
Great tweed sweater , love it with the red pants. I am drooling over that amazing ring, love the setting and what a delightful coincidence about the designer. A gorgeous color! I agree, it looks like your hair is died to match!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm totally in love with the ring.Delete
Both of these dresses are stunning on you Sheila, and fit you like a dream. Don't pass them on, ever. And that ring - how romantic, how utterly fabulous! I'm green with envy, but do know that you deserve it baby.ReplyDelete
Hope you feel better soon x
Thanks so much, Anna! I'll try not too, ha ha! Yes, thank you, I DO deserve this awesome ring!Delete
The Noa Noa skirt and the striped wool sweater would look fabulous together.ReplyDelete
Glad you took some time off and I think your ring was a great buy. It reminds me of the one I had made for my birthday http://myeverydaywear.blogspot.com/2015/08/memorable-and-invaluable.html
The olive green colours do match, but the styles don't look right together (I tried).Delete
Oh, totally! I remember when you posted that! We have such awesome taste, don't we??