Woo, I need another weekend! That was a busy one. This is going to be a large post, so let's dig in.
Here's Thursday, a medley of purple and burgundies, with touches of green.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Get going, go, go!
- Cardigan - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here on Christmas Day 2016 with sequins
- Blouse - Ralph Lauren, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) under a velvet dress in December 2016
- Skirt - Beloved, thrifted; last seen here in November 2016 in a purple mint sandwich
- Boots - Baroque Velasquez, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) in the same outfit with this blouse
- Grape Ape coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted
Unfortunately, I was tugging at my cuffs all day, and ended up shredding the blouse, thereby ruining it. Ah, well - I paid $14.50 for it and wore it four times, so that's less than $4.00 per wear. There are more ruffled blouses out in the world and I will find them!
It's been a frazzly kind of week, and I forgot to take my outerwear picture before I put my Docs on. Running late, no time.
Walked to work, then to WW after. I actually didn't wear my fancy good boots to Book Club - it was raining, so I changed into my Sperry slip-ons and walked there and back (I get a ride home from WW).
Green and bronze bling:
- Necklace - Plum, c. 2006
- Earrings - Plum, gift from L, c. 2008
- Jade ring - Mom's, vintage 70s
Book Club was a hoot, as always. It was my pick - I presented "Black Coffee Blues" by Henry Rollins. He made a big impression on me, so I ordered them directly from his site. I'm excited to read this book, as were the other ladies.
After much food, and probably too much wine, Friday needed to be slower and quieter. Not meant to be. Sigh.
- Duster - Design Lab; last worn here (2nd outfit) in September 2016, also a post-Book Club Friday
- Sleeveless sweater - August Silk, last seen here in February with corporate purple leather
- Suede skirt - Sandra Anglozzi, thrifted; first worn here in October 2016 with fuzzy leopard
- Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in February with silk plaid
- Coat (below) - Vassali, consignment
My duster is also pretty awesome. I had a printer issue to deal with at the other office right at the end of the day, and stepped on the hem, ripping out a few of the fringy bits. Not noticeable, but still frustrating.
|"I will eat this furry thing if you don't feed me NOW, Woman."|
- Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Studded cuff - homegrown vintage, 80s
- Earrings - local
- Spider ring - gift from Mom and Dad, c. 1986
- Snake ring - BC Museum gift shop, c. 1986
- Necklace - Robert Larin, vintage 70s, gift from L
I was up bright and early on Saturday morning to get ready to meet up with Elaine and Cat for the Fernwood Vintage Fair. We went last year too - check it out here (I took pictures of the Fern"hood"). It was not as warm this year, nor were there any blossoms on the trees or daffodils blooming. Spring is not quite here.
I decided to wear this fun dress.
- Dress - Tatyana (from Nashville); first worn here in October 2015
- Shoes - Sencha Teapot, Fluevog; last seen here just a couple of weeks ago in February with velvet YSL
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather
Red and sliver bling:
- Belt - Plum, c. 2007
- Ring - thrifted
- Earrings - Tania Gleave
Here's what I found at the Vintage Fair.
these)! I love completing the magic three of jewelry. I found these at Zenkat Vintage - always one of the best stalls. They were $4.00.
These earrings were also from Zenkat, marked for a dollar.
I found this cool ring at another booth for $5.00
I spotted a fabulous bracelet at the same table and recognized the brand (Myka, I have this set here). It wasn't quite my style, so I pointed it out to Cat.
|Image source here, Myka's site, linking 'cause I love|
I liked these very sparkly pink stud earrings.
I am always on the lookout for leather cuffs.
I have a necklace that will work perfectly with these earrings, here.
In general, the Vintage Fair was pretty good. My major beef is with vendors who don't put prices on anything. I'm not even going to bother with your racks of clothes or tables of stuff if you can't be bothered to price them!
We went for brunch at the pub afterwards, and did a little show-and-tell of what we'd bought, and then we wandered over to the WIN Boutique store for a browse. Elaine headed home, and Cat and I found a few things.
This dress is such a beautiful colour. It's cut to hang sort of like a flapper dress, long and lean and flowy.
|"Colour me not impressed."|
link) and is made from cupro chiffon and after a poke around online, looks like they sell for about $70 US. Awesome!
I have been having a pouffy skirt moment for...longer than a moment! It was no contest with this skirt.
It's by Studio J Canada, and was $15.95.
Ha, this is my second dress now with metal content!
After a nice long afternoon nap, I caught the bus to Winesday. There was much wine, food, guffawing and good times. I didn't actually take any pictures of my outfit (I was running super-late), but I wore the exact same thing today to walk to town with L, get groceries, have lunch, and then go see "Logan" at the theatre.
- Sweater - Satellite Drive, thrifted; I don't track this anymore - it's "wear around the house" stuff - but I last officially (ha) wore it here in November 2016 for another grocery outing
- Jeans - Mark. by Avon, thrifted; last seen here (second outfit) over the 2016 Christmas break
- Boots - Matisse, consignment; last worn here in February with my fluffy chicken top
- Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted
A snuggly coat for warmth. Coffee so that I'm civilized and allowed in public, hee hee.
- Earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!
So much fabulous here. That new poufy skirt is a dream and I love, love the fringe-y wrap. The navy dress shows off your gorgeous shape! And Henry Rollins will get me every time too - great idea buying from his site directly. Have a wonderful week xoxReplyDelete
Thanks, Patti! You too!Delete
So much! Excellent. If my clothes are damaged by equipment or mechanics I just wanted to wreck the machine for doing it, not curse myself. Heh. Too bad about the fringe but I'm glad you can't see it. It's that dreaded sound...!!ReplyDelete
I adore the pouffy skirt. You have a great imagination thinking about summer sunshine. Sun? Warmth? What's that? (Getting tired of this snowy situation.) Too bad about the ruffles but I guess it was time for this piece to move on.
I thought the marking on your ring looks like LBVYR and there are listings under R, not A. Or that was just a type-o and you know this....
You always remind me to keep my eyes open for jewellery. You definitely have an eye for details.
I know, I get mad at my desk when it snags something. Riiiiiip! Very sad about the ruffles, boo!Delete
I wish that sun would get here. I'm so tired of snow.
Oops, good catch on that typo - I've fixed it, thank you. I'm good at details. Details, details!
Friday's outfit is right up my alley. Love it. Thank you for the great links and sharing your fun finds. Can't wait to see you style that marvelous skirt. I also get so much pleasure when I can complete the magic three of jewelry. Could you share the lipstick you are wearing with the wonderful navy dress?ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! The lipstick with the navy dress is by MAC - it's from their "amplified" line (nice and creamy). I think it's called "Bordeaux" but I will check when I get home.Delete
Correction, it is MAC's "Dubonnet" (A73 is the number).Delete
I love everything in the post, but most especially those fabulous brocade boots, which are just gorgeous on you! And your moviegoing outfit looks so cozy.ReplyDelete
Aren't those the best boots? I love them too. Thank you!Delete
What lovely outfits and the sailor dress is a classically beautiful dress. It looked wonderful on you.ReplyDelete
I love all your jewellery that you bought at the Vintage Fair - you're as bad as me for jewellery I can't resist a chunky bead or bangle or shiny brooch...!
The green dress is gorgeous and so summery and green! The skirt is fabulous. Watch out for magnets!
Hope you have a less busy week.
Thank you, Veronica! I am a sucker for a cool piece of jewelry, you know it! Hee, I wonder if the skirt is magnetic? I will have to try it out and see. Thank you - it looks somewhat quieter. Phew!Delete
Love the sailor dress. I'd wear that -- so keep your closet locked. :-)ReplyDelete
Good to know! First I have to protect it from Vizzini and now you!Delete
Oh I really like that new skirt you got, what a great find! :) I also really like all of the colours and textures in your first outfit. It all works so perfectly together. I might not be able to recreate most of your outfits but what you wear always gets me thinking and does make me try to be a little more adventurous with things in my wardrobe. Even if all that means is me wearing 3 colours instead of just two! Really appreciate your blog Sheila :)ReplyDelete
It's pretty, isn't it? I adore a pouffy skirt. Thank you - I was really pleased with all the tones of purples and wines. Aw, thank you for saying that - keep it up, Mica!Delete
lots of fabulous outfits!, I love all those purple-violet textures in the first outfit, and your stunning boots!. And that leather maxi-skirt is a gorgeous piece and looks so cool and kinda oriental with your fringed duster, such a great combo (even if I understand that walking in that kind of skirts is very difficult, but they look so cool!). Obviously, your sailor dress is gorgeous, well, really, you're gorgeous in it!, you rock it with lots of sassiness and attitude!ReplyDelete
Fabulous purchases too!, I think that your puffy skirt moment should last forever!!
Thank you! The boots are a favourite and I should really wear them more. I'm not sure how long that skirt will last - the walking thing is a pain. Thank you - I always feel very self-conscious in the sailor dress. I agree - puffy skirts forever!Delete
Wow you had not worn the sailor dress in a while and you look wonderful my dear friend... and I just saw that the metal content skirt was a recent addition.. great find.ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you, Lorena! The metal skirt is so fun.Delete
Complaint department: Hello! I adore each and every one of these looks , but I am American with a very low attention span. I need one outfit per post, to do your miraculous outfits any justice at all. But I will try...ReplyDelete
Outfit one, (your a re killing me love)
adore the textures the pink- plum col
ors, the ruffles and the textures added by the two toned boots and tights.
Grommeted suede skirt , hello Runway 2017, this is fabulous on you, and I adore the jacquarded duster in the tribal print, as a combo!
Fabulous patterned ( burnout? not you, the jeans) jeans, great simple dash of red sweater and cool over the knee boots, another clear winner.
I love that coat, always, excellent styling girlfriend!
I'm sorry, Elle, I would end up with too much of a backlog if I limited myself to one post per outfit! You are just going to have to gird your loins and suck it up, hee hee. I adore your stream-of-consciousness comments, though - thank you!Delete
Love this mega post Sheila! Best of all for me, has to be your sailor's dress. The fit is amazing, beautifully cut and perfect for your day out. I bet you stole the scene at the vintage fair.ReplyDelete
And as for your shopping spree, well it has to be that cute puffy skirt that wins the prize. Yes I know you could stash it away for the winter, but I know you could strutt about it in any time of year too.
I love that you share all of your little fashion mishaps with us - fringing get caught, crazy cat attacking random items - oh what fun!
Thanks, Anna! It is a pretty spectacular dress, I agree. Nope, I had a few comments at the vintage fair, but not that many. I love the puffy skirt too - so cute! I'll save it for winter - I have so many summer skirts I want to wear!Delete
Oh, yes, keepin' it real! Many calamities happen.
Your first outfit is positively brilliant! I love all the different textures. The sailor dress is sooo flattering on you and the grommeted skirt is such a statement piece. The green tiered dress is going to be a beautiful addition to your summer wardrobe.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I love the sailor dress. I am excited about the potential for the green dress.Delete