Hello, my friends! It's been a lovely chill weekend, full of sun, fun and naps. This post is true to its name: BIGASS. Warning, lot of pictures!
Here's Friday's jumpsuit, as promised.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - get over there and check it out!
- Jumpsuit - Gina Tricot, thrifted; purchased here last weekend for $28.95
- Shoes - Eject; last worn here in June with my Dries van Noten top
I enjoyed wearing this and it was not too arduous to go to the bathroom in it - there is a little single button at the top of the slit (easy) and a big zipper on the side under the arm.
The back waist is dropped a bit, and there is lots of room in the crotchal region. I cut off the thread loops for the self-belt, because no one tells me where my waist is!
I had my hair cut after work (it's been nearly 9 weeks!) and then met L for dinner afterwards.
here that I wore last week - they were $2.00 each in a thrift store a few years ago.
- Obi - handmade, thrifted
- Earrings - Le Chateau, c. 2007
- Cuff -thrifted
- Leaf ring - Fossil, thrifted
- Amber ring - c. 1997
L and I hung out and drank wine and played board games on Friday night. We had a good crowd for Ultimate Frisbee on Saturday morning, and it was a lovely sunny day with just a bit of a breeze.
|The seagulls on the neighbour's roof are squawking away at me.|
- Dress - All Saints, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in July (exact same outfit, down to the earrings!)
- Shoes - Franco Sarto, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) with a giant Hawaiian dress
- Earrings - Lazy Susan's
We went for brunch and a quick grocery shop after the game, then walked home, heavily laden with all our gear and groceries. Nap time! Vizzini spent the afternoon sleeping with us or out on the deck in the sun.
|"It's a very busy life."|
|"One more pat, then leave me be, Woman."|
- Blouse - Guess, consignment; first worn here for a short work day and dentist trip in June
- Jeans - Levi Strauss, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in July for a very casual Winesday
- Shoes - Karl Lagerfeld; first worn here in August with the Spanish ladies dress
- Capelet (below) - Floating Gold Iceberg, consignment; last worn here a few weeks ago with my Lady Garden of Delight skirt
I love this blouse even better with the dark bottoms.
I wore a hat for cover as well as my little capelet.
I like the mix of purple, yellow and aqua.
- Bracelet - handmade, gift from L
- Earrings - Mango's
- Turquoise ring - local
- Amber ring - c. 1997
It's too big on me, and doesn't stay done up. I came up with a solution: I used a wired red twist-tie!
That's me, always klassy. You can see the nice semi-precious stones in this - moonstone, pearls, turquoise, and lots of others I don't know the names of. I want to wear this special piece more.
As an added bonus, Mom brought over my single malt scotch! She had picked it up for us, as we don't currently have a car.
Back in 2006, when I was a member of the Victoria Single Malt Club, I paid $97.00 for a share in a cask, along with many other members of the club.
|Three bottles in one carton; six in the other.|
Here it is, the Kilchoman Cask Strength.
This is from the 56th cask, was casked in an ex-bourbon barrel (that means it will have some bourbon sweetness in the scotch, leached out of the wooden barrel while maturing), was distilled on Feb 28th, 2007, and bottled on April 13th, 2017.
|Every bottle is numbered by hand. This one is 235/242.|
Much as I wanted to taste the scotch, Mom and I had some art to do! Off we went to Sol Farms (Facebook link here), a many-acred spread of sunflowers, berries and herbs. They don't use any pesticides, yay!
I hope you like sunflowers! I took a lot of flower pictures.
The sunflowers are just reaching their peak - most of the stalks were over my head.
Rows upon rows.
Looking back towards town.
The blackberries are in season.
Looking through the fencing at another field.
Such a riot of colour.
There were lots of variations in colouring.
Mom walking through one of the fields.
This seems obvious now, but I didn't know that sunflowers turn their heads to follow the sun during the day.
The petals on this one are more ragged-looking. I see a bee!
Look at this pretty wine shade.
I did a selfie with this big flower.
Another dark red one.
Two different kinds facing each other.
These ones look like they are listening to me.
This yellow just makes my heart sing.
More dark red ones.
There were still a few raspberries left on the rows of picked canes.
It is blackberry picking time.
This sunflower was huge.
Look at this beauty.
I love the yellow against the blue sky.
Mom and I parked ourselves near this lavender.
Look at this huge gourd!
As were these two, in the same patch.
A long hedge of sweetpeas.
And way over my head.
I like these orange lilies too.
This is an old wooden-framed greenhouse that's rotting away.
Me, getting ready to do some drawing on my paper fan.
Mom painted and I drew, for about 2 hours.
Me and Mom!
Love the jumpsuit, the obi adds quite an interesting touch, the shoes are great. Love the colours of yellow and purple, very pretty topReplyDelete
Thank you, Anna! I love bright colours!Delete
What a lovely way to spend time with your mom, enjoying the beautiful flower garden and drawing together! My mom and I sketched a nude together at a community at class and it was such fun but we haven't done it again. Why?! I love that yellow blouse and dark jeans on you, with the perfect yellow flats! One of my favorites for you, perhaps because I can imagine wearing it myself.ReplyDelete
I try to do dates like this with my mom and capture our time together. What a neat thing to do, a nude drawing class! - I would do that with my mom too.Delete
Yes, I thought of that when I wore the yellow/jeans outfit - I'm glad you like it, thanks, Mel-Bee!
My husband loves Scotch particularly from The Islay region and I purchased a bottle of that very scotch just yesterday for his birthday. He has sipped a few wee drams and declared it exquisite ! I hope that you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
Excellent! I think you probably bought the regular bottling, as mine is a private bottling and not available for sale at all. Slainte to your husband and you!Delete
So many things to LOVE in this post, Sheila!! First, I love the obi you paired with your jumpsuit. Second, love the yellow tiger blouse with your new yellow shoes. Finally, those sunflowers! Wow! They've always been one of my fave flowers but I've only ever seen them at the local florist, never in person! What an amazing day with your mum. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos! XXXReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Sasha! I was awed at seeing so many sunflowers growing together. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures!Delete
Your shoes are the queen of collections. Love, love, love them all.ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you so much! I love them too.Delete
So happy to see that you had some nice, slow, artistic expression time surrounded by nature, and what a beautiful patch of nature that is. Thankyou for all those photos, I almost feel like I was there. You little sunflower you :) (BTW sunflowers are generally very easy to grow, even in pots).ReplyDelete
It really helps recharge my batteries, to just be alone and quiet and focused. I am a brown thumb - terrible at plants. I like them, but I kill them. :(Delete
While the bathroom difficulties put me off of jumpsuits, I do admire them and think they look amazing. Just not something for me sadly. I love your obi belt with yours, even if it added an extra layer to be removed!ReplyDelete
That farm looks incredible! I felt so bad as our old neighbours had sunflowers in their back yard a while ago. They went away for a long weekend and on the Sunday we watched as a couple of cockatoos came over and started eating. When we came back at night the flowers had been picked bare. Hearing our neighbours shock when they walked out into their yard when they returned and saw their destroyed flowers...I didn't want to intrude by yelling over the fence that it was the birds, but I think it upset them as there weren't any more sunflowers after that.
They are not that difficult, Mica - about as complicated as pants plus a belt and a shirt to tuck in, timewise.Delete
Oh, no, those bad birds! I feel bad for your neighbours!
You are looking fabulous in that jumpsuit, Sheila. I think the obi belt is fantastic. And your pictures from the sunflower field make me want to be right there. thanks for linking up, XOReplyDelete
Thank you, Patti! Your jumpsuited ladies inspired me!Delete
Three great looks ! My fave being the one with the yellow KL flats.ReplyDelete
Oh and that farm looks amazing. I am in awe, look at those huge sunflowers ! I have been trying to grow large sunflowers but have not had much luck. The most they've grown is my height, 5 feet - I even bought Mammoth sunflower seeds.
Thank you, Lorena! I was just boggled by all the flowers!Delete
Lovely, lovely, lovely post! The jumpsuit is a perfect fit for you and I think the term puddle is spot on for what it does around your feet - hope you don't mind, but I may borrow that in the future.ReplyDelete
Those sunflowers are wonderful and I can understand why we were subjected to an entire album of them in their various colours and forms. I did like how you kept that whole row entranced with your talking, well apart from that wayward one. Your decoration of the fan is beautiful and the best reminder of your mom and daughter outing. Thanks for sharing x
Oh, yes, feel free to steal "puddle" - I didn't make it up. Sorry about the huge amount of pictures! I tend to post more (vs. less) as these posts are like a diary for me. Thank you so much, Anna!Delete
Thanks for taking us along on your garden/art outing! I loved the pictures, especially of the red sunflowers. And your jumpsuit outfit was fab.ReplyDelete
Thanks for reading along, Danielle - aren't the red sunflowers gorgeous? Thank you!Delete
You live in one of the most beautiful places in the world! I love all the sunflowers and your jumpsuit is fabulous on you!ReplyDelete
I know, we are so lucky here, Carol. Thank you!Delete
Sunflowers are such happy-looking flowers - I love seeing an entire field of their bright yellow heads. I've never seen red ones before!ReplyDelete
The green jumpsuit looks great on you, nice styling with the obi belt.
Making art together is a lovely way to spend time with your Mom. I wish I could do something like that with mine.
They are! They cheered me immensely. Thank you - I loved wearing the jumpsuit. I really value these trips with my mom - we won't be able to do them forever, so this is building up memories for me of my time with her. :)Delete
Sheila, love the green jumpsuit paired with the obi sash and the yellow shoes and print blouse. I don't have any yellow in my wardrobe and when I see how nice it looks on you it makes me want to go out and shop for something yellow!ReplyDelete
Always enjoy seeing pix of your pretty kitty too!
And what a beautiful place you got to visit with your mom. The flowers are gorgeous, especially the sunflowers. So cheerful:)
Thank you so much, Theresa! I was really happy with both of those outfits too. Get some yellow! It's such a happy colour. Glad you enjoyed the pictures - the flowers really lifted my spirits.Delete