Sunday, July 23, 2017

Weekend Wrap-Up: Funky Friday, Lettuce Dress, Winesday Clothing Madness, Sack for Shopping

Phew, what a lovely weekend it's been! Just the right amount of social and quiet time, party and naps, and even a bit of shopping. Ready? Here we go!

Friday's outfit was simple, just a dress. 
 But what a dress! This is one of two that I bought in Italy a few years ago. It's a favourite, so let's make this my outfit for Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style. Get there!

  • Dress - I'M by Isola Marras; last seen here (4th outfit) in September 2016 with beige boots
  • Shoes - Asos, consignment; last worn here in June with shiny grey ruffles
  • Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here on Wednesday and Thursday

 I love the mish-mash of patterns, which are on silk. The solid burgundy colour is satin.
 Very cool back detail! I wore a vintage half-slip under this for coverage - it's short!

It rained overnight and was still a bit gloomy during the day.
 Just enough cover.

The stuff:
 I love these pretty shoes!

Green bling:
 The necklace flopped around a bit, but I liked how it looked with the dress.

  • Necklace - J. Crew, thrifted
  • Glass bangle - thrifted
  • Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver
  • Sparkly ring - consignment
  • Jade ring - Mom's, vintage 70s

L and I played boardgames on Friday night - we were up bright and early for Ultimate Frisbee on Saturday morning!
 Time to wear my "lettuce" dress again! A shout-out and kudos to Kasmira over at WhatIWore2Day for the mention and for her fabulous idea about rotating clothes in one's wardrobe! I know I haven't worn this dress for a while because the hanger was backwards.

  • Dress - Simply Taylor, consignment; last seen here (4th outfit) in June 2016
  • Shoes - Fugitive, thrifted; last worn here in a mullet outfit in September 2016

 This was the last wearing of the shoes. They rubbed one foot after a while, and I'm just not feeling this look anymore. Off to a new home, they are, but let's have a little retrospective and see how I've done with my cost-per-wear.

  • Last seen here, with blue and cream in September 2016, as noted above.
  • Here in June 2016 with fluffy leopard.
  • With a leather dress here in September 2015.
  • In August 2015 here with my bark skirt.
  • With cream and aqua in April 2015, here
  • In September 2014  here with that same leather dress and fruital.
  • In a blah outfit here in August 2014.
  • Here (3rd outfit) with blush lace and a fur hat in April 2014.
  • In April 2014 again here with pink and lace.
  • April 2014 was a strong month for these - how about sheer and more cream here?
  • That leather dress is back again here in February 2014. 

They were purchased here in February 2014 for $10.00, so including Friday's outfit, that is 12 outfits for 83 cents per wear. Thanks for the memories, shoes!

Green and pearl bling:
 I like wearing Mom's necklace. Easy stuff for changing back into after the Ulti game!

  • Necklace - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Earrings - thrifted

After Ulti, we had brunch followed by a quick grocery shop (and a long-ish nap), and a tidy of the house for the evening arrival of the Winesday women!

I went through all of my giveaway stuff (it's been taking over the library for a long time!) and sorted it. This is the accessories:
 Some vintage slips and half-slips, a hat, loads of belts, buckles, jewelry, some nail polish.

The benches were just a mount of clothes, roughly sorted into dresses, tops, jackets, sweaters, skirts and my plaid raincoat.
 It was fun to go through it all! Some good memories here. I did pull out one skirt that I wanted to keep (this grey one). We'll see how it fares once I go back to my fall/winter wardrobe.

The shoes were in the library - not too many of my friends wear my size, although I do pick up smaller and larger sizes sometimes.
 That's 24 pairs gone!

Since I wanted to chill with my gals, I wore a casual outfit.
 I went through my workout and t-shirt collection and cleaned out a ton of stuff there for donation. I was happy to find this tee!

  • T-shirt - SuperFischal, purchased in London; last seen here (2nd outfit) on the blog in June 2010!
  • Jeans - Levi Strauss, thrifted; last worn here last week with loads of fringe

 The tee says "His Dudeness" - it's The Dude from "The Big Lebowski".

Some very blurry pictures of some of the Winesday gals trying stuff on! I blame the photographer and wine!
 Grace is rockin' these killer shoes - too high for me now!

Tracy, Linda, Yvonne and Vero holding stuff up.
 A very blurry shot of Yvonne's "muah!" top.
 Karen and Grace in the background - Grace got a couple of pairs of shoes.

Grace and Vero.
 Neither of them took these pieces! Aw!

But look how happy Karen is to find this beautiful dress!
 It looks amazing on her! She did take this home.

After a very late night, a sleep-in and much coffee this morning, I dragged myself to town to get groceries.
 It's back to being hot and sunny! Love it!

  • Dress - Joe Fresh, thrifted; last seen here in May with blue suede shoes
  • Shoes - Franco Sarto, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in July with my silk All Saints dress

 All sunblocked up, of course.
 It's a sack dress - it's not meant to flatter! It was lovely for trying stuff on, though (easy to take off and put back on!), as I did go for a little shop after I was done at the grocery store.

I got annoyed at the hat on the way to town.
 The wire in the brim popped out and the hat's bit big anyway. I left it on top of a mailbox, and it was gone by the time I came home. Goodbye, bad hat!

The stuff.
 These shoes were so comfy to walk in. I'm quite stiff today from all the running around on the field yesterday.

  • Earrings - Plum

I went to the WIN Warehouse store to find they've done a re-org of the clothing department - a huge improvement for browsing! All the dresses are hung higher and the tops are all on lower racks. So much easier to look at them! I also like that they've put vintage items next to the thrift and boutique sections. No need to segregate the vintage!
 This pretty pink, gold and burgundy scarf looks awesome in my hair. It's by Echo and was $6.95.

You are going to laugh at me - I have a penchant for crazy pants!
 These are magnificent shiny brocade! Probably from the late 90s/early oughts - the rise is quite low.

They were in the "Special Items" rack, where they put all the designer stuff. They were $59.95 with 25% off , so $44.95.
 Look at that fabric! Worth every penny!

I even love the button.
 They're by Piazza Sempione, and were made in Italy.
 The fabric is also Italian-made. Cool.

I really like this beautiful pink blazer.
 It's a blend of linen, silk and wool, and is gorgeously made.
 The fabric is woven in Italy. It's by Brooks Brothers and was $32.95.

I loved the soft blue of this sweater.
It is 100% merino wool and is by Badgley Mischka
It is noted "as is" and shrunken, but other than being a teeny bit puckery on the seams, it's in really nice condition. For $9.95? Mine.

And how was your weekend?


  1. Oh it's a shame your orange hat rebelled and was taken to a new home as I was just thinking how nice it looked with the black and white dress! :)

    It's awesome you could have a fun night and pass on some of your old clothes and shoes - you do have an awesome wardrobe for your friends to share! :) I'm a member of a mum's group here and a similar group in another state had a clothing swap, I'm wondering if I should try start something like that? (Only one of my friends being a similar size to me). I'll let you know if I do, will have a think and chat to the organisers :)

    1. It really was too big, so that was the final straw for me. Sad, though. I liked it!

      I love giving my stuff away - I have 4 bags for my coworkers now! I hope you can do a clothing swap. They are so fun!

  2. Definitely not laughing about those amazing paisley pants! I too love crazy prints...the crazier, the better!

  3. What an awesome event - wine and shopping at Sheila's!! Love your Italian silk dress, it's so elegant. Thanks for linking up and stay fabulous, xox


    1. Yes, it's like my own boutique where everything is free! Thanks for hosting, Ms. Patti!

  4. There is so much to talk about in this post.
    First, that green dress rocks and you got an amazing CpW there my friend!
    The giveaway stuff... did you get rid of the cicada brooches?!
    The dress Karen is wearing fits perfectly I remember you wearing that dress..
    The italian brocade pants are a dream !!

    1. Thank you! I've had that green dress forever. The cicadas were earrings, and yes, they were very dull - the finish had worn off. I know, Karen looks amazing in it! Thanks, hon!

  5. love your italian dress, such beautiful colors and its back looks really cool!, that's a stunning dress and you look gorgeous wearing it!
    Also lovely 'lettuce dress', it's so cute!
    Glad that you decluttered your closet in favour of your friends, that's awesome! and I think that they had lots of fun!
    Sorry that the orange hat didn't work, as it was a beautiful color piece!, but sometimes comfort is first!!

    1. Thank you! Isn't it a cool piece? I'm so glad I bought it. The "lettuce" dress has been good to me for over 7 years!

      I always give away my clothes - friends first, then coworkers, then to charity.

      The orange hat pissed me off - gone!

  6. Too much stuff to remember here, but all lovely and highly entertaining. I laughed out loud about your abandonment of said hat as it mirrors what I had to do when my hubbie gave the thumbs down to a hat I bought when we were in London. We'd met up after a morning out and he really hated the hat I'd bought. I left it sitting on top of someone's bike and it was gone 20 minutes later.

    And those pants! Heck, those are the most fabulous brocode pants ever. Please, please, please send them over to me when you (eventually) tire of them - I'll pay the postage xxx


    1. We all make those "ooops!" purchases! I love the pants - hands off, you! ;-P

  7. I know the brand Piazza Sempione... very good high end brand. You would pay a lot of money for their stuff. I once had a black trouser suit by Piazza. Expensive and heaven. Wore it till I couldn't anymore (the fabric started to shine).
    Love your green lettuce dress. And of course your first silk dress. That is awesome. It doesn't need a necklace IMHO.

    1. Oh, good to know, thank you! I searched around but didn't find too much about them. I agree about the necklace on the silk dress - it was too heavy and I fussed with it too. I like to try to change the styling up with that dress - because of the pattern, it's quite tricky.


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