Well, that was a weekend! And I still have some precious time left, so must do the blog, then enjoy these last few hours!
First of all, linking up to:
- "Visible Monday" at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style
- "Hat Attack!" over at Judith's Style Crone
Thank you to both ladies for hosting these link-ups! Please take the time to visit and check out the other stylish participants.
Let's cast our minds back to Friday. This is my Casual Friday outfit - another black and white dress!
- Dress - Joe Fresh, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in August 2016 with
- Shoes - Feet First; last worn here with all silks and dots in April
- Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here on May 4th
Outerwear. Only barely needed - it's started to clear up! Fewer clouds, warmer temps, glimpses of sun! Could it be...?
Silver and blue bling:
- Cuff - Fossil, gift from L
- Bangle - Glee
- Earrings - local
- Vine ring - purchased in Scotland in 1996, made there
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
On Friday night, L and I chilled and played a couple of games of Arkham Horror. Vizzini helps.
|"I keep track of the elastic bands."|
He does sulk when we play.
|"Fine. If you don't want me to sleep on your lap, I will sleep here."|
It started getting warm as the sun went down.
|"Woman, perhaps you should feed me some more kitty treats."|
He also helped us get ready for Ultimate Frisbee on Saturday morning.
|"The Man will never be able to pack! He'll have to stay home with me."|
- Dress - Lirub; last seen here with the same cardi, in September 2016 for Ultimate again
- Shoes - Franco Sarto, consignment; last worn here in August 2016 with shiny greens
- Cardigan (below) - Gap, thrifted; last seen here in April over Etro
I was covered up whenever I was in the sun.
here for $4.00.
- Earrings - vintage expo
We hung out at home for the afternoon, had a nap, read for a while, then headed over to Cat & Ross' place to play more board games and meet their new kitty, Baxter.
|"I am all the kitty you need right here, Woman."|
|"He couldn't possibly be as fun as me."|
|"These are very high criteria. You are much too fussy about such things."|
- Click by Color Me Cotton, thrifted; purchased here in March after the last vintage fair for $22.95
- Sandals - Born, consignment; last seen here for our trip to Powell River in August 2016
- Cardigan - Reitman's, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) last June 2016 for L's birthday weekend
L was blasting music while I was getting ready, so I couldn't hear the camera timer. Did it go off or not?
Contact and sunglasses again. I need a bigass round pair of Sophia Loren-style sunglasses, I think.
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Necklace - Mom's, vintage 70s
- Earrings - Stella and Dot, consignment
I took my camera out for the afternoon, so forgive my personal indulgence of a few pictures.
We passed this hotel where we spotted some bridesmaids getting a bride into a car.
We had about 16 friends show up over the next few hours. What a wonderful bunch of friends we have!
Me and Yvonne.
It was so bright, it was hard to see with the sun behind us.
Yvonne and Vero.
Karen and Casey, two of my oldest friends.
Ross and L can always be counted on to ham it up.
After a few hours, it was time to move on.
Wandering down the street, repeating, "We're not tourists," to the street vendors.
We move with energy, and a jump in our steps!
The Inner Harbour area is so full of tourists - this is the first big weekend of the season! It only gets more crowded over the summer - a good place to avoid if you're local.
We went to the Churchill Pub for dinner and a few more bevvies, and it was still light when we left.
Today/Monday, L and I had a quiet morning, then walked to town for a quick lunch bite followed by the new "Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol 2)" movie.
- Kimono jacket - Urban Renewal; last worn here in September 2016 for a tattoo session
- Blouse - Abercrombie & Fitch, thrifted; last seen here in April under lavender
- Culottes - Jones New York, thrifted; last worn here (5th outfit) in March with copper leather
- Sandals - Ecote, consignment; purchased here for $10.50
Culottes never photograph well. Alternate stair pose!
- Belt - Mimi Di N, thrifted
- Earrings - Joyce's, vintage 80s
And here we are, trying to write this post while someone bugs me for his dinner.
|"You need to pay me more attention, Woman."|
The spanish ladies dress (lirub) with your tats look amazing together!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kathryn!Delete
Love the photos of your social shenanigans always. That ashes-of-lilac color of the kimono is amazing on you. One of these years I want to spend Victoria Day in Victoria!ReplyDelete
Hee, we do know how to have a good time. :) Thank you! You should totally come out here for it!Delete
Oh man if I didn't already have three cats, I would so be stealing this one - he's got soul - the highest compliment we pay a cat (or person - you two have soul too). Love your easy dresses, and your sunnies, and your longer hair. xoxReplyDelete
PS - the Spanish ladies are gorgeous as ever.
He is a handful, Patti! I wouldn't wish him on you. Aw, love for the soul right back at you and Sandy, my dear. Thank you!Delete
I love the Spanish Ladies dress. What a wonderful pattern and it looks so good on you with the orange cardigan. I loved the green dress and cardigan too; your mum's beads are beautiful. The first dress and the blue suede shoes looked very elegant together and you know how I love that fabulous white coat.ReplyDelete
It seems like you had a really good chilled weekend and I'm sure Vizzini did too!
Isn't it lovely? I totally lucked out on that purchase. Thanks so much! Vizzini didn't like us being out so much, but he was pretty good (didn't eat anything).Delete
So many cute dresses and u guys look like you're always fun!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you! We are!!Delete
Sheila- I love your posts and always look forward to them, not just for the fashion and what you've found in the 2nd hand shops, but also for Vizzini's antics..... Also, any fashion that supports New England sports (Boston Bruins) is also top notch! Thanks for all of your hard work with this blog. I love it!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your awesome comment, Jensena! I really appreciate you reading.Delete
So many great looks Sheila. The print on the Joe Fresh dress and how you wore green on green !!ReplyDelete
Your cat "thoughts" always make me smile. I wonder what my dogs think of me.
You look dashing in that close up picture with and Yvonne.
Before i forget, I saw this http://shopstyle.it/l/yxP and thought of you. It's just like your Fendi belt and look at the price!
Thanks, Lorena! Vizzini definitely things L and I are stupid, ha ha! Thanks for the link - I think my belt is bigger (buckle, wider strap).Delete
Great snaps of all of the gang Sheila - thanks for this little peek at your life.ReplyDelete
I've been smitten with that orange hat since you showed it last time, but thank goodness I found one in the same shape but in lime green so we're all good again now.
I post these pics for me and my friends too! It helps me remember all the fun times. :) Oh, I'm so glad you found a lime green hat! That sounds fabulous, Anna!Delete
What a great post. It's fun meeting your friends.ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you! If you came out here, you could meet them all!Delete
How amazing is that Spanish Ladies dress! Oh, and I loved reading Vizzini's "comments". He sounds very much like our Phoebe. xxxReplyDelete
He's quite a character, isn't he? I think I've read his mind here. :)Delete
The Spanish ladies dress is a keeper for me, for sure!
What a fun long weekend! :) I really like the pretty dresses you wore in this post - I think my favourite has to be the orange accessories with the Spanish ladies dress! I'm waiting for my 6 months of no shopping challenge to be over so I can buy more colourful cardigans!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Mica! I don't have a lot of cardigans, but a few in bright colours are a great way to accessorize a dress or top.Delete
This post is going to require several comments. Love that you wear dresses on weekends. You legs look like a movie star's in photo one, if you don't believe me I can crop them out and put them on a fake and regal setting, and you would say ah ha!ReplyDelete
I am dying to know more about the cream colored coat. love the printed sack dress, for lack of a better word, very chic.
The three tired dress is a beauty and I think the tonal cardi is a great add on.
ok, that is it for comment one, I am going to take a nap. I got up way too early!
Ha, so long you need a nap to get through it! Elle, you crack me up! I love wearing dresses on the weekends - I used to be super-casual, but then people started recognizing me, so I had to step up my game and "present" better. Thank you so much for your kind compliment on my legs - L is a fan of them also, hee hee.Delete
The cream coat is a Lord & Taylor, bought it at a thrift store for about $20. There was a matching short skirt (too big) - both items together screamed "Mother of the Bride". It's a gorgeous fabric, though: sheer, with 3D flowers over a cream backing.
Enjoy your nap!
Three great dresses in this post, but the Spanish Ladies print is my favourite. I LOVE those culottes (I can easily see myself wearing that whole outfit).ReplyDelete
Vizzini is such a handsome boy, and he has a white belly splotch like my kitty! I was so looking forward to the second Guardians of the Galaxy film because I enjoyed the first one so much, but the reviews have been pretty Meh.
I know, me too - I just love that dress. Thank you! I love Vizzini's little belly blaze. :)Delete
Oh yes, the Spanish Ladies Dress is one of my favorites, such a fab print and a fab shape too!, love it! and you look gorgeous wearing it with your orange hat and cute turquoise flats!, so summery, colorful and fabulous!ReplyDelete
There are more amazing outfits to comment too!, your gauze dress is lovely, and your kimono and culottes ensemble looks really cool and elegant, love it! (it looks like a perfect outfit to go to the cinema!)
Vizzini knows how to steal the show!, he's so cool!
Me too~ Thank you so much, my dear. Vizzini is a ham for the camera.Delete
As usual, your outfits are so unique and stylish. But that Orange hat! It is to live for! Thank you so much for sharing it and your beauty with Hat Attack!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Judith. I love the orange hat and swanned about like a diva in it.Delete