I'm baaaack! Did you miss me? I have had a lovely long staycation. Here are some highlights.
Wednesday. L and I got up early and went to town to renew our passports and (for me) to renew my BC ID (I don't have a driver's licence, so I have provincial ID).Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. I won't be doing another passport for 10 years, until I turn 60, so I made sure I represented for us "vintage" chicks!
- Top - Hommage Los Angeles, consignment; last seen here in February with boots
- Skirt - Joe Fresh, thrifted; last worn here in September 2016 in a mullet outfit
- Shoes - Clarks, consignment; first worn here in a menswear-inspired outfit in May
- Bracelet - St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop, London
- Earrings - thrifted (first wearing)
- Turquoise ring - local
- Death Star ring - Soul Flower
Although I look pained here, it's only because I'm in a hurry.
- T-shirt - DC Comics, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in November 2017 to see Pack A.D. in concert
- Pants - Talbots, thrifted; first worn here in May with jungle toes
- Shoes - Miista, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in May to hang with reader Judy
- Earrings - Lazy Susan's
On Wednesday night (and most of our evenings, actually), we chilled out and watched TV, and played board games. So much fun!
Thursday was a quiet day - we didn't even leave the house until the evening. I had to do my WW meeting, so I dragged my butt out of bed (naps are awesome) and got ready.
- Cardigan - Reitman's, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in May for a patio hang-out in green
- Dress - Desigual, thrifted; first worn here as deconstructed poppies in February
- Shoes - Franco Sarto, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in May with Spanish ladies and an orange hat
|"Everyone can stop reading now - this is the only picture of me."|
- Cuff - Rimanchik
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment
L and I went out for pizza after my WW meeting and then spent a relaxing evening doing our thing. On Friday, we slept in a bit before we strolled to town to meet up with our friends for the annual Day of Indolence!
- Blouse - H&M, thrifted; last seen here in April with faux batik
- Skirt - See by Chloe, consignment; first worn here in May with green and chartreuse
- Shoes - Franco Sarto, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) in May with harem pants for Winesday
- Jacket (below) - Jacob, thrifted; first seen here in May with matchy magenta
I did take a coat, as it was nearly 8pm by the time we wrapped up.
L and I managed to stay awake for a few more hours when we got home, but it was an early evening.
- Cuff - Mom's, vintage 70s
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Feather ring - Fossil, thrifted
- Amber ring - late 90s
- Earrings - LA Express, vintage 90s
Some pictures of our indolent times. Randall sent us a bunch (and his are better than mine!), so I've labeled his, but it's pretty easy to tell: I was more tipsy, hee hee.
|Photo by Randall|
Cat and me.
|Photo by Randall|
From Cactus Club, we moved on to the Garrick's Head, the local bar in the middle of the downtown tourist area. It's great for people-watching. Randall and Yvonne joined us, but Caro had to leave.
Randall and Ross, looking out onto Government St.
|Photo by Randall (but probably Yvonne, since Randall's in it)|
|Photo by Randall|
From the outside looking in at us in the front window.
|Photo by Randall|
I love this picture of L...
|Photo by Randall|
Randall and Casey, outside.
|Photo by Randall/Yvonne|
Not a real tree, but Victoria's Poet-Tree (a bit about it here).
Guess who this is?
This picture perfectly encapsulates the day.
We had dinner at Bart's then wandered home. We went past the new park near the cathedral, formerly the location of Victoria's infamous "Tent City" (link here).
I lolled about on a swing, but Ross spun L around in this ball.
L is always up for a bit of fun.
As usual, the last pictures are rather blurred. Me and Cat.
L and I did stop on the way back home to photograph our favourite telephone pole.
We call it "Leaping Cat". It reminds us of Vizzini. The whole pole is covered with other pet-type animals (including the hamster that the cat is jumping after), but the cat is the best part, obviously.
Up bright and early on Saturday for a game of Ultimate Frisbee!
- Cardigan - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) last weekend for Ulti again
- Blouse - Jacob, thrifted; last worn here in May under a floral cardigan
- Skirt - Marciano, gift from Caro; last worn here in September 2016 for another pre/post-Ulti outfit
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) for patio chillin' in May
- Necklace - Fossil, consignment
- Earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
I went to the St. Vincent de Paul, where I found two pairs of tights for next year.
I then went to the WIN Warehouse store, where I scored on shoes. I needed shoes for walking to and from work (my leather Doc Martens are too hot now!).
They're size 7 UK.
Either way, look at that - brand new!
I also found these Born sandals.
I don't know how old these are, but they have almost no wear on them.
And there on the bottom, yes, that is a $100.00 price tag on them.
Shoes seem to come in bunches. Seventies wedges are a thing?
They're by the Gap.
Not a speck of wear!
I fell for this wonderful silky blue blouse. Yes, it has a bow.
I also found this lovely blush pink tiered ruffly skirt.
It's made of silk, is by Sandra Angelozzi and came with the black ribbon belt (which I'll probably remove).
Last night, L and I chilled and played more boardgames (shocking). I was up early to go to town for groceries, and to meet up with my coworker Jenn for some shopping.
- Sweater - Rachel Roy, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) in May for Winesday
- Pants - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here in April for a Saturday brunch
- Shoes - Ecote, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in May with culottes and a kimono
- Necklace - Mango's
- Earrings (mismatched) - gifts from L
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I really don't want to go back to work - but I have another short week with Thurs/Fri off this time. Hurrah!
What wonderful friends and adventures you have - a life being well-lived all around! Wonder Woman is amazing, I'm a little bit in love with her now. Thanks for linking up (and I remember you rolling up the fluffy sweater and sticking it in your backpack in Vancouver : >) xoReplyDelete
Yes, it's really about just enjoying these moments. I'm totally in love with Wonder Woman - must see it again! I know, every time I wear that top I smile at the memories of our meet-up in Van!Delete
What an awesome staycatioN! I was excited to see this post pop up in feedly and settled in with a cupcake (leftover from toddler T's birthday party!) to read it.ReplyDelete
So many great outfits and purchases it's hard to know what to comment on first! I'll try be brief - but I really like that pink ruffle skirt! You know me, I'm boring and would say black or grey with it! I'm sure you'll come up with something much more fun. Anything you have that has ruffled sleeves to go fully ruffled? haha!
Thanks, Mica! Ha, that sounds so nice - I can picture you!Delete
I'm excited about the skirt, but also nervous. What to wear with it! I don't have a lot of plain black or grey tops...I wish I had ruffly sleeves!
My goodness, you do like a nap don't you!ReplyDelete
What a mammoth post - some fabulous outfits. My favourites are the turquoise dress with the beige back (yes, why??) and lovely cardi; the boho skirt and top and lovely harem pants near the end.
You also found some fab things - the pussy bow blouse is gorgeous and you can't have too many tights can you?
What a lovely bunch of friends you have - you looked like you were all having a great time! The drink sounded very interesting but you shouldn't be mixing grape and grain = bad hangover. Did you have one? I hope not!
Hope the return to work is not too daunting after a lovely staycation like that...
I do! I sleep very little every night (about 5-6 hours at the most), so naps help restore me. Thanks so much, Veronica! No, you really can't have too many tights!Delete
I adore my friends - we DID have a great time. Eh, it was only the first drink, and I always hydrate very well. No hangover here!
Ugh, work was...work.
I'm sitting at Sea-Tac at the end of a little away vacation to spend time with family in Seattle. Your staycation sounds fabulous.ReplyDelete
My idea for that lovely ruffled skirt would be a black three quarters length sleeved tee. Or maybe same style but a color like burgundy.
Aw, I love that, thank you for that little glimpse of you, Linda! I love the idea of burgundy with the skirt, thank you!Delete
So good to see you enjoyed your well deserved time off -I love how the Desigual printed dress looks.ReplyDelete
Your shopping finds were superb, the blue St Michael shirt and the tiered skirt were too good to pass up-
I love that dress too - if only it were 360 degrees instead of 180! Thank you!Delete
Looks like you had an excellent stay-cation. I'm am so with you about naps; one of the best things about having a day off is being able to have a nap, even if I have had 7 or 8 hours sleep the night before. I still haven't seen Wonder Woman yet, but have heard only good things about it.ReplyDelete
It was lovely, thank you! Naps are just...the best. Go see Wonder Woman!Delete
Hello again sweetie. Sorry for staying away for so long - summer is here and everything has suddenly gone up a gear. Work/blog/home is all backing up on me!ReplyDelete
Staycation, naps and pink ruffle skirt all seems to be heavenly stuff to me. I'd be inclined to wear a (simple) black top with this lovely ruffle skirt Sheila, but I'll hang on to see what you come up with by yourself.
Gosh, no worries, Anna! I do enjoy the slew of comments from you! :)Delete
I have very few simple black tops, but I know you were boggled by the actual outfit I did.