Sunday, March 12, 2017

Weekend Wrap-Up: Blue Glitter Elton Leopard, a Shop with Yvonne

It has been a wild weekend! In case you missed it, I did post Friday's outfit (and post-work shop) here, not as the usual part of the weekend wrap-up. It was a suitably wacky way to kick this weekend off.

L and I headed to town on Saturday morning for our usual brunch. 
I've worn nearly this identical outfit before here (2nd outfit) in January, which is the last wears for both this sweater and for this skirt. What can I say? I had a bit of wine on Friday night, so my outfit-picking capabilities were somewhat out of order in the morning. Hee!

This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go, run!

  • Sweater - Rachel Roy, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in January 
  • Skirt - Banana Republic, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in January
  • Shoes - Dirty Laundry, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) over the Christmas holidays in December 2016
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted

After lunch, I browsed in the St. Vincent de Paul with no luck, then went over to Flavour Upstairs.
It was spitting rain, and a bit chilly, so outerwear was warm.
La-di-dah, in my consignment beret, thrifted fur boa, and my purple Parkhurst gloves.

The stuff:
After a few hours of shopping, my feet were done with these boots. They are good in the rain, though.

Blue bling:
Totally easy bling. No think bling.

  • Earrings - local
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes

 I tried on lots of stuff at Flavour Upstairs but only one thing made it home with me.
"No animals were used in this dress. Most disappointing."
It's a PVC dress, with pockets and a funky collar. The whole thing is lined in black and white gingham print. 
"I can't eat this. It has no flavour."
I was regaling Cat with this purchase and she started laughing. "I nearly bought that for you!"
It was only $19.99. No label, though.  
It seems pretty nice quality.

Wait, what's this? An additional "stuff" picture? When I got home from shopping, I was rather tired, as was L, so we lay down for a quick nap. Next thing we know - it's 5:10pm and time to meet Cat and Ross for dinner at 5:30pm! Yikes! We overslept!

Off we headed, dinner at John's Place Diner, then a concert at the arena - we saw Elton John! He played Saturday night and again tonight (Sunday) night, and these are the only Canadian stops on his current tour.
I changed my shoes to these, Miista thrifted brogues (last seen here (2nd outfit) in February with ORANGE LEATHER SHORTS).

No, your eyes do not deceive you - the tickets were $195.00 plus a $22.75 "handling" charge. Apparently, you could still get tickets on resale for $500-1200+. Zoiks. Sir Elton is nearly 70 years old, and when are we ever going to see him again?? It was an amazing concert - he played for 2.5 hours straight, all the hits, a few deep cuts. Awesome. Review here.

We hung out at Cat and Ross' afterwards, then staggered home at 3am (danged time change!), and crashed into bed. I was up bright and early this morning to go get groceries, then meet up with Yvonne for a wee shop at My Sister's Closet in Fairfield. I wore easy shopping/walking clothes.
Yeah, I have no explanation for this. I think my camera is starting to get old.

Try again.
More neutrals!

  • Sweater - Jones New York, consignment; last worn here in January with red leather trousers
  • Skirt - Danier Leather, thrifted; last seen here in January with a spring chicken sweater
  • Shoes - Michael Kors, thrifted; first worn here in February with all neutrals again
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather

 Simple shapes, nothing too fussy.
It was good to walk to town, then to Yvonne/Randall's and then walk to Fairfield. A good 1.5 hours' walking, for sure.

No rain today, yay!
Getting my headphones ready, beep beep beep - Picture! Thrifted fur boa and grey Parkhurst gloves.

The stuff:
Minimal things.

  • Earrings - 10th anniversary gift from L

Yvonne and I both did well at My Sister's Closet. They have a nice mix of interesting pieces.

I loved this dress.
 It's chartreuse yellow, tan and black, sort of a t-shirt-y material, but heavier, cotton, with black velvet trim around the wide neckline and cuffs.

I am pretty sure it's handmade.
 I like that the fabric Vs in the back. A nice bit of quality.
The neckline is wide and super-flattering on me. It was $26.98.

I also found this lovely polyester navy blue blouse.
I like the dahlias too, I admit it.

They have bits of bright yellow, green and orange-y red in them, which I think will go well with some of my pieces, both now and once we're into spring.
It's by Cabi, and was $22.98. It also has metal buttons, which I neglected to photograph.

Our shop went quickly, and as we were leaving we realized, "We missed three racks!" so back we went, to comb through those. Good thing! I found this awesome leather peplum top!
It's by H&M, and a little digging on the interwebz tells me it's from spring/summer 2012 and retailed for around $120.00.

As usual with H&M, you can never tell what their sizing will be like in real life. I usually wear a 4 or a 6, but this 10 fit me perfectly.
I had to examine the inside really carefully, as at first glance, I thought it was PVC. I'm not paying $42.98 for PVC! The back of the leather is interfaced with a polyester thin knit, so that the inside is nice and smooth. It feels great on, and I love that it's leather.

MSC seems to be cutting back on selling jewelry, but I spotted this groovy "chaos rose" steel ring and went, "WHOA."
Right? So cool!

It was $14.98, and it's lurve, all the way.
And with that, my dears, I am out of here. Must grasp what's left of the weekend!


  1. no problem to see your purple&leopard ensemble once more and you've worn different shoes!. I like it really!
    Fabulous faux leather piece, I love those gingham details!
    And you look adorable, comfy&cool, in your black and white pullover and cute skirt!, and those sneakers give it a twist!, Very rock'n'roll-comic-monochromatic style, so funky!!, I like particularly your red coat!

    1. Yes, it's totally different with the shoes changed out, hee hee! Thanks so much!

  2. Damned time change! I was in bed at 11PM and suddenly it was midnight (your life is much more exciting). Love your new-to-you dresses, esp the chartreuse - that is going to be awesome on you. xox


  3. Oh that cabi blouse is beautiful. I really like that printed dress too, I'm eager to see what it looks like on as I'm sure it looks even better than it does on the hanger :) A very productive shopping expedition.

    1. They make really nice stuff, I find. Thank you! The dress does look awesome.

  4. Oh you definitely love your leather/pleather! I like all the outfits and you bought some lovely things; the homemade dress is intriguing and I bet it will look brilliant on. I loved the dahlia blouse; I do like a big, bold floral design.

    It's fabulous you got to see Sir Elton live. Many years ago when I was pregnant with my first child, I temped for an agency whilst on maternity leave (I know, very naughty) and I spoke to him on the phone! The company I was temping for was his agent's...

    Hope your weather improves - ours has!

    1. You know it! Hee hee! I'm excited about the homemade dress - it's really nice on. I'm wearing the dahlia blouse today - lots of brights!

      I am so happy that we got to see him. Ha, that's so cool! A brush with fame.

      Slightly sunny here today - fingers crossed for more!

  5. How cool you got to see Elton John! Love the outfits, the purple + leo, and the striped sweater and skirt, very chic ! Love the dress from my Sister's Closet!
    Have a great week!
    xx, Elle

  6. I really like your new purple haircut color Sheila!! It suits you and looks great with your clothing. I just looked at your last 4 posts and i think every one of the outfits, and accessories are terrific! I'd wear every one of them!!
    Looks like this shopping adventure was quite poductive and gobs of fun!!

    1. Hello, and welcome, Marilee! Thank you for reading and commenting! My purple hair is nearly two years old, so not all that new, although the colour tends to fade a bit over the "dye cycle" from dark violet to magenta. Aw, thank you for your sweet comment!

      I do enjoy a good shopping adventure. :)

  7. The gingham lined dress is a beauty and I always laugh at V's captions.
    and I could not agree more on going to see Sir Elton John !!!

    1. I'll be wearing it tomorrow! Vizzini is a very clever fellow. Yay for Elton John!

  8. How delightful to see Elton John in concert! I love him so. As I love all these outfits and new purchases. The PVC dress is extremely "you"---looking forward to seeing how you style it. I have to say that the blue of the
    Rachel Roy sweater is a marvelous color for you, too.

    1. Same here, JS - he's been part of my life forever! Thank you so much - wearing the PVC dress today for work, muahahah! Aw, thanks! I have to remind myself not to buy more blue sweaters!

  9. I really like the short skirt with flats look on you Sheila. I'm only a tad taller than you and I think that being (almost) petite can be challenging sometimes with skirt lengths and shorter does seem to be quite flattering.

    I've loved shopping vicarioulsy over the past few months and today is no disappointment with this leather peplum top stealing the show. What a bargain. Again, it's gonno look great on your figure.

    Anna x

    1. It's definitely a go-to look for me on the weekends, Anna, thank you. I do a lot of walking, so the shoes drive the outfit. I knew you'd like the peplum top!

  10. The pleather dress is very cool, and I like the chaos rose steel ring. I have found H & M leather goods to be very poor quality, so hopefully your top doesn't suffer the same fate as the pair of leather pants I purchased from them.

    Your striped sweater and leather mini outfit is right up my alley - I would wear all of that in a minute! Funky and comfortable, great combination.

    1. Yes, I was quite leery about paying that much for an H&M piece, but I checked it very carefully. The leather actually has a backing on it, to keep it from stretching too much or ripping. Hopefully it will last me a few seasons!

      Thank you! That's pretty much my weekend uniform!


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