Hello! It's been a love weekend (not nearly long enough, mind you), and I am not going to waste another second in getting this post up so I can dash off to sit in the sun and read. Ah. That is the life.
This is what I wore to the Ulti field on Saturday. We had a tough game, barely won by my team, and it was a long one (nearly 2 hours) in the sweltering heat.
This is my outfit for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Get over there!
- Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
- Skirt - no label, handmade, vintage 1950s, thrifted; last worn here in August 2016 with primary colours
- Shoes - Half Truth Vera, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) in April with Versace mom-jeans
I always have to show off the full pattern of this glorious handpainted skirt. It's a true circle skirt.
I look cool here.
- Silk scarf - thrifted
- Steel cuff - thrifted
- Earrings - gift from Megan Mae
It's been a while since I gave my usual thrift stores a spin. I like to "rest" from them for a while, both for a break on my finances (not that thrifting is a big spendy thing), and for the shops to get some new stock.
I went to the St. Vincent de Paul, but didn't find anything appealing. I had a quick go-through of the WIN (Women in Need) Warehouse after that and found two dresses.
This one is glorious!
I love the purple, orange, yellow and white pattern too.
I found this vintage label inside, along the zipper:
this full-page ad from "Life" magazine in May 1952 for Sacony (rhymes with Maloney) dresses. Ciella (pronounced "see-ella") is the fabric, a "special acetate jersey that never sags, doesn't retain wrinkles and stays unwilted even in sweltering temperatures." Ha, love that old advertising schtick.
This dress is likely from the 1960s, however - the style is miles away from those classic 50s looks. I found the size tucked up under one shoulder seam.
I also found this more recent dress:
And I found the dress online. It's from Ted Baker's spring/summer 2010 collection.
A better look at the bodice.
The skirt has rounded godets inserted for maximum Swoosh Factor.
I was excited to find a "name brand" in the thrift store (I always am).
We had friends over last night for board games. I woke up feeling a bit fuzzy, and it was cloudy as well, so why not a fuzzy yellow sunny sweater?
- Sweater - Vero Moda, thrifted; last worn here (4th outfit) in April for a weekend stroll for groceries
- Skirt - Noa Noa, thrifted; last seen here in February with a chicken top
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last worn here (4th outift) in May for L's birthday shopping
I heard a commotion outside while I was taking my stair picture, and saw this gaggle of young men.
I walked to town to get groceries and then went for another wee shop at Flavour Upstairs.
|"You need more pictures of me. What about my fans?"|
- Earrings - Oscar & Libby's
I had some good finds, starting with three bracelets.
I scored on this cotton blend wrap dress.
this silk one (2014), this dotty Smoking Lily one (2012) or this Art Nouveau print one (2009). Looks like I was due for another one - I seem to get one every 3 years!
This one has great colours in it.
Burgundy, yellow and more purple and white.
And it's a Diane von Furstenberg.
I have actually seen this jacket and tried it on in the past and didn't get it. It's a smidge tight in the boobular region, but today it was there and I didn't mind that bit. I'll wear it open most of the time anyway.
Gorgeous pattern of poppies and blue flowers.
It's another Kenzo! This one is Kenzo Jungle, and this appears to be a "vintage" piece, probably from the mid- to late-90s.
And pick up your jaws, I bought a pair of jeans!
I'm loving your skirt, so fabulous 50's style and design! You look gorgeous in it!ReplyDelete
So many lovely purchases!, that flapper-ish dress is stunning!, fab color and print!, and also stunning Lwanga dress!, and that wrapp dress and floral jacket are so lovely pieces, I think they're going to fit you like a dream!. Lucky you!!
Thank you! It's always so fun to wear it! I had a fun weekend finding all these things - can't wait to wear them!Delete
Oh I love how you always find the best bargains and you manage to score designer labels for next to nothing. I've seen a lot of fakes in the opshops here, and aside from the authentic $2 Balenciaga clutch I'd never had any luck! I keep dreaming :) I did have a few vintage Diane Von Furstenberg dresses but they were donated in the big wardrobe clear out a while back - it's the price that's put me off adding any more to my collection!ReplyDelete
I like your hematite bracelet too - I have a similar one as I have a friend who designs and makes her own jewelry :) I buy a lot and get gifted a few pieces now and then!
Thanks, Mica! I was careful to do my research tonight and confirm that my DVF is not a fake. I like real minerals in my jewelry!Delete
Glorious vintage Mexican circle skirt!!!ReplyDelete
Isn't it awesome? thanks!Delete
Oh wow the Picador skirt is back , it looks so good Sheila !ReplyDelete
You did some great thrifting !! The flapper like printed dress, the Kenzo dark floral jacket and the DVF wrap dress were AMAZING finds.
Wait. YOU bought a pair of pants, well jeans ?!?! OMG the stars must be aligned ;)
You know it, you love it! I had such good luck - I'm so excited about all of them. I know, ME in jeans! Something weird is going on!Delete
That skirt makes me swoon, Sheila - what a treasure and you look glorious wearing it. xoxReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Patti!Delete
What great finds! Maybe taking that shopping break gave you some great shopping karma! But really, it's about the great eye you have for finding these beautiful pieces.ReplyDelete
Rarely do my local second hand places get any designer stuff but very occasionally I've had good luck. About a year ago I found a gorgeous Diane con Furstenberg silk blouse. Hmm, maybe I'll pull that out tomorrow morning for my ensemble d'jour.
Thank you, Linda! I find that my eye (and hand) have learned a lot over the years - it's easy for me to pull out the best stuff from a rack of not-so-great things. Ooh, your blouse sounds lovely! I hope you wore it!Delete
Love the green sweater even though it was too hot, and the circle skirt is right up my street. Yellow fuzzy jumper and green skirt likewise. Oh goodness, what a lot of fab new clothes too - all those lovely dresses! But the big WOW has to be for those jeans! Yay, Sheila's gonna rock some Levis!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Ha, everyone's so excited about the jeans!Delete
When I saw that first photo I went " Ohhh, Ahhhh!!" Beautiful. And so cool with the green sweater (too bad about the heat hah. The shoes and the headband and the sunglasses... very much in style dear. Well done.ReplyDelete
PS and yes Vizzini is right, we, his fans, love to see him.
Thanks so much, Greetje! I have been remiss in taking Vizzini pictures lately. Must do more for his fans!Delete