Sunday, January 22, 2017

Weekend Wrap-Up: Brunch Cowgirl, Cat Pictures, Org Fail in Mint, and More Cat Pictures

It's been a mellow weekend full of chilling with my best guys, seeing my Mom, and watching football. I'm also simmering two pots of homemade chili on the stove while I write this (one pot with mushrooms, my fave, L's most-loathed). A perfect weekend. Well, almost. Nothing major, though.
L and I hung out on Friday night and played boardgames - that face is a wee bit hungover, heh heh.

  • Shirt - Dept, consignment; last seen here in November 2016 with red pants and blue cowgirl fringe
  • Skirt - Danier, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) almost exactly a year ago in January 2016 to go see Corb Lund in concert
  • Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last worn here in December 2016 for a vacay brunch
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather 

I actually took a bunch of pictures of Vizzini on Friday night, but I can't lead the post with those (he's pretty full of himself as it is), so things are chronologically mixed up. It was that kind of weekend.

This shirt has been a favourite for several years. I go in an out of a "cowgirl" style - I've always liked a Western look.
I think I'm done with this brown leather skirt, though. In addition to the above "last worn" link, I also wore it here in November 2015 with leopard. I thrifted it for $10.00 so at $3.33 per wear, I'm all right with it. It's less than 3 coffees at Starbucks!

"I am helping the Man tie his shoes."
Coffee for me, and a cat for L. I'm wearing my studded leather Danier gloves. No scarf or hat - it was a lovely sunny day for a walk to town and back.

The stuff:
It must have been wet out the last time I wore these boots - they were all covered with water marks. I Woly-ed them up and they're good as new again.

Flashback bling:
I've had these earrings for 10 years; the "S" is closer to 25 years old.

  • Earrings - Frances Jewelers, 10th anniversary gift from L
  • Cord - Shi Studios
  • Pendant - gift from Mom & Dad around 1992

Okay, these are the Friday night cat pictures. L and I settled in for a game of Arkham Horror. Vizzini likes to bother chill near us.
"What? Can't I just sit here in peace?"
He rarely stays in one place for long. I took the opportunity.
"No, tell me she is not in my face with a camera."
And then L got into the act.
"This is so embarrassing. I bet the Man has a silly face."
Hee! He's so funny. I love that picture of my guys.

Back to Saturday - after brunch, I grocery shopped and then wandered through a few shops on the way home. I actually bought something (we'll get to that in a bit), then realized I'd lost track of time. I don't wear a watch or use a cell phone/iPhone, so it's easy to do. I raced home...and Mom was there!

We had our regular date to go to the theatre. This time it was "Gracie" on at the Belfry. I barely had 10 minutes to get dressed. Good thing I already knew what I was wearing!
Of course, I saved this lovely vintage mint dress for a special occasion: a date with Mom! This is my outfit for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go, go go!

  • Dress - Doncaster, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here for $26.95
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last worn here in December 2016 with texural sparkle
  • Blazer (below) - Jacob, thrifted; first worn here in December 2016 with many colours

"Ah, the Woman. I must rub her."
I had help taking my pictures, also done in a rush.

Swoosh factor 10!!
"What's going on here?"
 This dress looks so amazing in motion. The skirt swirls and billows.
I wore a full cream-coloured vintage slip under it, and took advantage of the little snap-loops to lock the straps of it and my bra so that they wouldn't slide off. I love that feature!

I really could have used a warmer coat for walking to/from the theatre, but I was in such a hurry, I didn't have time. I barely remembered to grab the tickets.

The stuff:
At least I remembered to grab a purse that went with the outfit. The shoes are shockingly comfortable. There's a reason why I have 3 pairs in this exact style.

Copper bling:
I wore the belt with the chain in front this time (here's how I wore it last time).

  • Purse - Spencer & Rutherford, gift from L
  • Belt - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
  • Enamel/copper cuff - Matisse, vintage 60s, thrifted
  • Copper cuff - Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
  • Earrings - Matisse, vintage 60s, Grandma J's

Unfortunately, Mom and I arrived to the theatre...and it was empty! There was no show! I'd booked the whole season for the first Saturday matinee of each run, but they skipped this one, so our tickets are for next weekend instead. D'oh! I have to sort out a new date, since I have plans next weekend, but Mom and I still went for dinner at the pub...just way earlier!

Funny, I do SO much organizing, both in my job and my real life, and I rarely screw up. But oh well, it happens. Org fail!

I treated myself to some new make-up brushes and some lipsticks during my pre-non-theatre date with Mom. I found this lovely badass moto vest at Rich Rags consignment.
Sorry, blurry, but I think you get the idea. Studs, faux leather, zippers. L started laughing when he saw it - he thinks it's very 80s. Don't worry, love, I won't wear a white glove with this.

It's by "2b Bebe" which is a budget version of the real Bebe. Whatever - this was $39.00.
I'm looking forward to styling this.

These pictures are also from Friday night, although L and I also played on Saturday night when I got home from dinner. This is Vizzini playing in his "pillow fort" which is one of his usual games.
"No one can see me. I am completely hidden."
He jumps under the pillows and turtles in there.
"I'll bite the Man's leg off!"
He's in waiting to attack L. He'll do this two or three times in a row, then get tired of it.

Back to the benches, where he can keep an eye on us.
"You should feed me kitty treats."
Once it hits 8pm, he sits waiting for me to get up. He watches me in the reflection of the glass.
"I'm watching you, Woman."
Very unnerving. I hope everyone had a good weekend!


  1. Oh no such a shame about the show! Happens sometimes, easy to get your wires crossed! :) At least you still went out to dinner so your nice outfit wasn't a waste - I really like the copper accessories with the green, it's a lovely combination. Looking forward to seeing how you wear that studded vest too :)

    1. I felt pretty silly, but we still had a nice "date". Thanks! I'll have to wear this outfit again sometime.

  2. Oh gosh I hate when I screw up like that on an event...I did that with the Belfry!
    Your cat has a big personality like our Chester! They are a constant source of entertainment...

    1. At least I didn't miss the show entirely! Yes, they are such characters, aren't they?

  3. Some great looks here - I love the vintage mint green dress with the jacket, and your "cowgirl" shirt. I've got a cat with similar colouring...she often photo bombs my fashion shots.


    1. Thank you so much, Gail! Ooh, I will come check out your kitty! Thank you so much for dropping by!

  4. Oh damn I love that cat. He is truly a person in a fur suit. Love, love your two greens together too, and of course, the shopping treasures. xox


  5. Vizzini is such a character!

    That's a shame about the show but at least you have it to look forward to!

    I loved your shirt and the mint dress is lovely and reminds me very much of the 1980s; I love how you matched it with the teal jacket, it looks fabulous. The gold shoes are wonderful as is that exquisite little bag. Loved your turquoise accessories, too.

    Fab leather vest - more leather? You certainly love your leather/pleather!

    Have a great week - it's freezing here...

    1. He is, isn't he? I know, and it's another dress-up outfit! Gotta like that. Thank you so much, Veronica. Yeah, the dress is very 80s, but I don't mind it -it's a very classic style to me.

      You found me out - I am a leather/pleather junkie!

  6. Wow Sheila, you look dashing in that mint dress topped with the velvet jacket. The color looks fabulous and the fit is just right. I think Kate Middleton might steal this look from your closet. Tell Vizzini to watch out for intruders.

    1. Thanks, Lorena! Ha, yes, it's very Kate, isn't it? Vizzini is a good guardian - he's out little bulldog.

  7. So much vintage loveliness in this post - super shade of green on the dress. I have always wanted one of those Renoir belts, gorgeous x

    1. Thank you so much! I was so excited when I found that belt in the fall of last year!

  8. Just found your blog through Patti's/Not Dead Yet Style. Love all your outfits and your kitty pix. I've got a couple of the little beasties myself. The print shirt and red coat are so fabulous. And that mint dress looks gorgeous paired with the copper accessories. Aren't those "bra keepers" great? Wish they still put them in clothing. They are so useful.


    1. Thank you so much for commenting, Theresa! Isn't Patti wonderful? My kitties (I had 2 other ones when I started blogging) have always been part of my pictures. I love "bra keepers"! (great term) I wish they still did them.

  9. The green dress and gold shoes make you look like a movie star! Swooshy clothes are just the best aren't they? And gold shoes that are comfortable are virtually unknown!
    Tell me about your hair - what's the plan? It's really growing out now and I'm intrigued as to what the style is you're aiming for.

    Have a great week x

    1. Much appreciated, Anna, thank you! I love swooshy clothes - anything with movement!

      The hair...I am going for a long shag, think Emmylou Harris or Joan Jett. It's going to be a while, though.


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