Thursday, June 22, 2017

Backwards Floral and Homegrown Vintage

Woo, I am glad today is over! I worked an extra two hours last night, and today was just chaotic. Thank goodness I wore flats. 
 The whole outfit was built around these shoes, and I took great delight in showing off their metallic, snakeskin, floral, leather glory! Oohs and ahhhs ensued!

  • Blouse - Hazel, thrifted; last seen here on our 20th anniversary in March with velvet pants
  • Skirt - Tribal, consignment; last worn here (4th outfit) in May for L's birthday shopping
  • Shoes - Portia, thrifted; purchased here for $22.95
  • Jacket (below) - Lazy Susan's; last worn here on Tuesday

 This blouse was driving me nuts all morning, slipping around and not fitting right. It wasn't until I was brushing my teeth (and running seriously late) that I looked in the mirror and discovered I had it on backwards! Ha! I turned it around and wore it correctly for the rest of the day, and miraculously it stayed put. Go figure!
 One of my WW people thought my skirt was leather - nope, but it sure looks like it, and I bought it specifically because it does.

Jacket not needed, so I sweated on the way to work and on my walk to WW after work. It's getting hotter and supposed to be up to 28 (around 88) this weekend! I'm going to have to rethink some of my planned outfits involving sweaters!
 I will be back on Sunday with many adventurous tales to tell, including Fluevog's Victoria store opening (oh yes! I will be taking pictures!) and a trip to Sidney with Cat and Elaine. L and I are going for dinner after work tomorrow, and we'll just let the evening flow from there.

The stuff:
 First wearing of the shoes - barefoot! A small rub on one toe, and on the side of my foot, but they loosened up over the day. I wore them to walk to and from our other office (5 blocks each way) and assembled three 6-ft tall rolling whiteboards in them because I am Wonder Woman.

Wonderfully comfy is the verdict!

Pearly bling:
My two faux pearl necklaces are homegrown vintage. I bought these for my university friend Sarah's backyard wedding in the summer of 1986. I remember my outfit: a short-sleeved linen-blend white jacket (with moderate but not ginormous shoulder pads!), and a mid-length full cotton floral skirt, all cabbages roses. Of course I wore white shoes! It was the 80s!

I bought both of those pieces at Fairweather, for the wedding. I didn't wear the jacket much, and I think I got rid of the skirt when I got gained weight in the mid-90s. I wish I still had it!

  • Necklaces - Eaton's, 1986
  • Earrings - thrifted

For the wedding, I wore these necklaces tripled and quadrupled on my wrist, exactly as I wore them today. They are loose but don't fall off and make a lovely shushing sound, and they're a nice statement piece. I first wore them here in December 2008 on the blog, with all the pearl necklaces I owned at the time. I still like that look!

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!


  1. Ooh... aah... pretty shoes! And I confess to also being guilty about putting on a top backwards. They don't come with instructions!

    1. I know, right? SHINY! Lol, the label goes in the back...missed it this time!

  2. I love that top and it's a shame it's frustrating to wear backwards as it would have been a good way to change it up a little now and then by wearing it backwards! I used to see a lot of bloggers trying backwards tops and cardigans and even dresses, but you don't see it so often now. Got me wondering what I can try wear backwards! :)

    1. Eh, it's pretty much the same front to back as back to front, except it stays put better! I love the option of changing garments like that!

  3. Very pretty!! I literally just wore a shirt backwards by accident AGAIN, too!!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous outfit! That shirt does fit you perfectly! I love wearing certain shirts backwards because I don't mind showing a little "backage" instead of cleavage haha!!

  5. Thank goodness I'm not the only one to wear their top backwards! And the shoes, the shoes, the sparkly shoes - how wonderful are they. It sounds like you might have a rather expensive weekend if you visit the Fluevog store... I can't wait to see what you find x


    1. I know, I'm so happy to know it's not just me! Thank you! I won't be spending (she said) this time - as opening day will be super-busy. I'll just get my sock and then skedaddle and go another time when it's not as busy.

  6. You have no idea how much I like that blouse !
    The other day I wore my top backwards, but it was on purpose ;)

    1. Hee, I do now! It's a beautiful fabric and shape. I know, I remember!

  7. Oh yes, I've done the backwards thing many times!

    The blouse and shoes are perfection together and I love the accessories.

    So glad your weather has warmed up.


    1. Ha, and here I thought it was just me! Thank you so much - and it's warm for now.

  8. I love love love your style! You make me smile!

  9. Love the blouse, and yes I too, have done that, more times than I would care to admit!
    Gorgeous jacket, but too warm, tie it around your waist maybe? and then wear it when it is too cold in the air conditioned inside.
    Those shoes... yes you are wonder woman!
    Stay cool!
    xx, Elle

    1. Thanks, Elle! What is it with blouses? Maybe they do need directions.

      I wear jackets more for sun coverage than anything else, but I love the waist idea!


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