Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up: Pajama Versace, Denim and Bronze, Birthday Shopping for L (and Me)

Hello, my friends! Welcome back - how's your weekend going? I'm enjoying a lovely, lazy Sunday. Let's get caught up!

Jeans Week ends with casual Friday, so obviously, my 80s Versace mom jeans are required. 
 These are the closest thing I have to actual jeans.

  • Blouse - Tabi, consignment; last seen here in February with green lace
  • Jeans - Versace, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in April for spectacle shopping
  • Shoes - Aldo, thrifted; purchased here for $20.65

 I'm done with this blouse. I love the fabric and the drape of it, but it's not the greatest shape on me - I always feel droopy!

Let's say farewell with a flashback of our time with the pajama top:

  • As above, here with green lame (lah-MAY!) lace in Feb 2017
  • August 2016 here with the same skirt
  • With another green skirt here in May 2016
  • Over a very long weekend (here, 5th outfit) with my outlaws, also May 2016
  • With purple leather, here (2nd outfit) in April 2016

It was purchased here in April 2016 for $18.98, and I've worn it 6 times, so $3.16 per wear. Pretty good - and I'm fine with letting it go, regardless.
 Still happy with these jeans (and what they do for my butt), although their non-Lycra content is always a challenge. I stood a lot at work on Friday!

The stuff:
 First wearing of these thin turquoise suede loafers - they were great for a day at work, and I even walked home in them with minimal discomfort. I might throw some inserts in these to comfy them up.

Minimal bling:
 I am glad that Jeans Week is over! It's a good challenge for me to step outside my comfort zone, but aside from my leopard outfit, the rest didn't feel like me, at least not for work outfits.

  • Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes

And yeah, you'll be seeing some skirts and dresses this coming week!

I'd had plans to go shopping with a girlfriend after work, but they fell through. What's a girl to do? Go shopping anyway! My excuse is that L's birthday is coming up, and I needed to look for stuff for him. Not that I need an excuse.

I found this lovely feather ring at the WIN Warehouse.
 It's very nice quality, and only $2.95.

I spotted the stamp inside:
 I have several Fossil pieces, and really like them. A quick peek on the Interwebz and looks like it sold for $38.00 new. Score!

I also strolled over to the Patch for a peek around. I found another pair of sunglasses that I needed.
 Bigassed drama - yes! These were $16.98.

L and I hung out and played boardgames for the evening, then got up and walked to town for brunch. Not enough people for an Ulti game this weekend, unfortuately. It's probably just as well - I dyed my hair on Thursday night and I don't like sweating pink!
 Ha, I am doing a jeans DRESS, instead of jeans! Get it? Get it?

I'm linking up with "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. I had so many comments on my hair all weekend - I was very visible!

  • Dress - Armani Exchange, thrifted; last seen here in September 2016 with pearls
  • Shoes - Miista; last worn here in March with paisley and lavender (now, that's an awesome version of a pajama shirt)

 This full weekend has been lovely and hot! Blue skies, light breeze, just wonderful. I am fully sunblocked up, and reapplied all afternoon while I was out shopping.
 This was my big chance to get all of L's birthday shopping done, so after brunch the 5+ hour marathon started. I went to about a dozen stores and spent much calming time going through things and thinking happy thoughts about my wonderful husband. Now all I have to do is wrap it all!

I love being able to wear contacts and sunglasses on sunny days. These glamourous shades feel very me.
 I knew I'd be shopping for myself as well as for L, and this was a great one-zipper dress for that. It's a little short to wear for work, but it was awesome for just walking around.

The stuff:
These shoes were great for such a prolonged wear (I walked home afterwards with my giant bag of loot too!), but my feet were tired all evening.

Bronze bling:
 Bigass pieces of bronze-y goodness. I feel like bronze is going to have a 90s renaissance soon.

  • Brass cuff - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Earrings - Aldo Accessories
  • Ring - Fossil, thrifted, first wear

I always shop second-hand first for birthdays and Christmas - you can find some amazing things. My first stop was the St. Vincent de Paul. No luck for L, but I found a couple of things for me.

These are small sherry glasses in a pattern called King's Crown.
 I'd seen this set before at the StVdeP but at $4.00 a glass it was a little high for me. I mostly collect amber glass, all from the 70s, in a few specific patterns, with only a few pieces of this olive colour. Still, I like having a set of them.
 They were on sale half price, so for $8.00 total, they were mine.

I also found a plain black Club Monaco stretch cami for only $3.00, so I got that too.
Shopping while wearing contact lenses is a challenge, because I can't see anything close up, and I need to be able to look at patterns, seams and labels, so my next stop was to check out the collection of reading glasses at Oscar & Libby's (link here 'cause I love), a wonderful local giftware boutique.

I may have purchased that pair of "Bad Ass" underwear up there for $11.00.

And I found a pair of reading glasses.
 They were $21.95 and I used them all afternoon with great success! I can see!

I can't resist a sale section in any store. I usually love the stuff that other people don't.
 Like this wonderful singed fabric and bead and feather clip-on accessory. It looks awesome on a couple of my hats! It's by Singed Exquisite and was marked down to $6.99.

I had a browse in Flavour Upstairs - they have a good men's department, but of course, I had a look around for me.
 These earrings are really sparkly and look like good quality, although there are no marks on them. They were $8.00.

This skirt has been put into the Fall/Winter pile - I shop for all seasons, all year round.
 I love the mid-calf length and the chevron pattern. Hypno-skirt!

Little grey bricks!
 There are three pleats at the front and three in the back.

It's by Hucke, and was made in West Germany, so it can't be later than 1990, when West Germany ceased to be. It's probably from the late 80s, I'd guess.
 It's 100% wool with an acetate lining, and was $17.99. The wool is in excellent shape with no holes, but the lining is in really rough condition, with several holes, thin spots and a few repairs to it. I'll probably remove it altogether and just wear this with a slip. Won't it look great with one of my pairs of red boots?

I've seen this shirt a few times at Flavour. Today, it was marked down enough for me to buy it.
 It's another pajama blouse! This is a soft drapey acrylic, and is probably from the early 00s.
 It's by Lucky Brand, and was only $9.99.

I've also seen this kimono a few times. I was feeling it this time (it was also on sale).
 It's a lovely loose cocoon of a jacket, with sequins and beads on ever bit of pattern on the front.
 Super sparkly!

Part of the label's been hacked off, but I'm sure this is Diane Gilman, who sells clothing on the Home Shopping Network (my purple velvet stretch jeans are by her DG2 line, also thrifted).
 $17.99 feels fine. I steamed it and then wore it around the house on Saturday night when I felt chilled from the fan and it was lovely. I felt positively luxurious, gaming in my silk beaded kimono!

I spotted this cool brass clutch as I was leaving. I've been on the lookout for a gold fancy purse.
 The chain was tucked inside it, so it can be used either way. The shell is a little bit dented, but not too noticeable.

It was only $9.99. Whoever owned it didn't even take the plastic protector off the label inside.
 The name Reiss rings a bell. Looks like a UK brand - similar clutches are around $100 new, so yay! Good deal.

I wandered farther afield, and slightly out of town to Verve, a high-end consignment shop that has an okay men's section. I didn't find anything for L, but I found this awesome skirt for me.
 It's neoprene aka "scuba suit" material, but quite thin. It's a snug, almost wiggle skirt, but still good for walking. I hope.

I've never heard of Clover Canyon, but the salesladies squeed over it. It was $40.95, and  I see it listed online as $50-240, so a good deal for me!
I really like the green, purple and orange in the pattern.

And that it's made in the US.
 I'm looking forward to wearing this.

Today, Vizzini is enjoying the sun.
"Quiet, Woman, I'm spying on the seagulls."
 He's a blur of action and then just flops.
"You've blown my cover! Off to nap."
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend!


  1. Oh I like your jeans dress to round off jeans week, and of course I love that beautiful kimono! What's Vizzini like with sequins and beading? Is it just laces and feathers he wants to gnaw on?

    Despite having a lot of pretty printed ones I don't actually have any embellished kimonos and it's a "gap" I think I need to fill in my wardrobe, haha! I've seen so many around lately.

    1. Thanks, Mica! Vizzini is not allowed near beads and sequins (or earrings, or straps, or laces or anything made of plastic). He would chew the kimono to death. I feel very "Mrs. Roper" in this kimono, ha!

  2. The kimono! It's a beauty. Love your newly vivid hair too. Let's go shopping, xox


  3. Not to be a weirdo... but I have those exact same undies!!! Bought them at a gift shop on holiday last summer :)

    1. Lol, I know you're not a weirdo, Erin - but I'm happy to be a fellow Bad Ass with you!

  4. How cute do you look in that sweet denim dress! The shape is so flattering and yes, just right for a little light shopping eh? Talking of which, the scuba skirt is adorable. I can't wait to see how you style this one up.

    Anna x

    1. Thank you so much, Anna! I know, I'm excited about the scuba skirt. The waist is on the loose side, so we'll see.

  5. Oh I have to keep on agreeing the Versace jeans look fab Sheila !
    The sunnies took SO GOOD. Great find.

    1. Thank you! They are worth the discomfort because they look so good. Thank you! You are my sunglasses inspiration, Lorena!

  6. You got yourself some fab stuff! I loved the kimono - I can't resist them; I loved the bag and the sunglasses are brilliant and look lovely on you. I also loved the denim dress; it fits you beautifully. Fab earrings as well.

    You'll find something for L soon...


    1. Thank you so much, Veronica! I don't see too many kimonos, which is strange when I think of it, as we have a huge Japanese, Chinese, and Thai population here. The denim dress is a favourite. Oh, I found lots for L, no worries!

  7. Don't know why they're called 'mom' jeans. They look gorgeous on you! I'd imagine 'mom' jeans to be very unflattering but these blue jeans are far from that!

    1. Probably from when they were last in style (when they also had pleats and tapered legs!), and only moms wore them, implying that they were unstylish and outdated. Not a nice thing!

  8. I wish I could find a denim dress to fit me - I love that one on you. Kimono-style robes are a bit of an addiction with me and I have a hard time leaving any behind if I spy one on a thrifting trip.

    1. Thanks, Shelley! It's an ongoing quest - I've had many, many denim dresses over the years. Yes, I can see how kimono toppers could get addicting.


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