Hello, my friends! Sorry for the extend absence - this is a long weekend here in BC (Family Day), and I woke up sick with the flu on Sunday, so I have not been doing much of anything for two days.
But, I did wear a few things before that all happened. This is Friday's outfit.
- Top - Hommage, consignment; last seen here in December 2016 with matching magenta
- Skirt - Noa Noa, thrifted; purchased here a few weeks ago for $6.95
- Boots - Matisse, consignment; last worn here in January with a bunch of neutrals
- Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted
- Cuff - Midzo, vintage fair
- Earrings - thrifted
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
I did my nails on Thursday night - this is called "Lively Lilac."
I had my hair cut after work on Friday, then coloured it at home. L and I went out for dinner, then hung out and played board games, and crashed early. Saturday was bright and sunny - the snow is mostly gone!
- Sweater - J. Crew, thrifted; last worn here in December 2016 for another Saturday brunch
- Skirt - Jones New York, thrifted; first worn here in November 2016 with military flare
- Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last seen here in January 2017 with cowgirl stuff
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather
- Earrings - Vancouver
I went to the St. Vincent de Paul and bought a couple of books, but no good clothing finds. From there, I wandered down to the Patch for a good browse. They had a few racks of $5.00 items, and also a "buy one, get one at half price" deal. I may have bought a few things...
First, I raided the $5.00 sweater rack and really liked this magenta and white striped cotton sweater.
It's by Gap, and was $5.00.
This was also on the $5.00 rack. It's way more than 7 years old. More like 40 years old!
The label helps support the 40-year-old theory. This is from the 1970s.
I took my time and went through every rack in the store. For blouses, I always look for pattern and structure. This wonderful abstract pattern caught my eye.
It's by Rumors, and was $14.95, but this was one of the 50% off items, so it was really $7.50.
Oddly, this blouse is a very similar shape to the above one. However, I LOVE the pattern and colour of this one even more, I think!
It's labeled by Hazel (it doesn't fit like a large), and it's still got the "Thred Up" label on it, so likely never worn.
This beautiful dress was on the $5.00 rack.
Look at the lovely pleated skirt!
I found the brand on the back.
Label. Apparently I am a 40. 40 what? Inches?
I had to photograph this skirt in the bathroom light - it's such a dark purple that it looks black.
And I was right!
The other vintage item I paid full price on is these ORANGE LEATHER SHORTS. Sorry, all caps are required for these magnificent beauties.
They are square in the early to mid-80s, before the Great Size Shift of the late 80s. Old size 10 is modern size 6.
It helped that I tried them on over my grey tights - I loved how they looked with the cowboy boots too, so expect to see these with tights (I feel too...vintage...to expose my naked thighs!).
I was feeling tired and achy all over by the time I got home, so I had a nap with L and Vizzini before getting ready for Caro and Ron's party. They throw a "Sweetheart Party" nearly every year - you're supposed to wear red or pink. Previous year's party outfits here (2015, scroll down to the pink glitter mini-dress), and here (2014).
I went floral this year:Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style. Unless you are dead, you should go check out all the awesome participants!
- Dress - Divided by H&M, thrifted; purchased here for $9.95
- Shoes - Queen of Prussia Louise, Fluevog; last seen here in December 2016 with tonal sparkle (love that outfit)
- Coat (not seen) - same Danier Leather as above
I switched out to burgundy tights and shoes, with a burgundy leather obi instead.
A selfie in the bathroom mirror.
In case you wonder how I take these selfies, I put this shot in.
Hat Attack!" over at Judith's Style Crone, because although this isn't a hat, it's headgear. It totally counts!
- Obi belt - local, gift from L
- Floral necklace - local
- Ring - consignment
- Earrings - Mango's
L looked magnificent in his purple and burgundy outfit. I think he knows it.
Vizzini wasn't in the mood to be photographed this weekend. He's been looking after me so well, though, cuddling and sleeping with me, as I try to fend off this bout of sickness.
|"What are you doing up? Go to bed so we can snuggle, Woman!"|
Hoping everyone's doing well - Valentine's Day tomorrow! Will you wearing pink or red?