What a weird day it's been! So much stuff going on!
First, it's my good buddy Nick's birthday, and also my 11 year anniversary of the day I started WW. Yay, him, yay, me! I wore this fun vintage outfit for my meeting tonight...which was cancelled due to a flood in the centre where our meeting is!
- Blouse - H&M, thrifted; last seen here (4th outfit) on my June staycation
- Faux Batik Skirt - no label, vintage late 50s, thrifted; first worn here in with this same blouse (I'm so creative)
- Shoes - Gap, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) on the July long weekend for drinks with friends
It's still very hot (30+) today, so light clothes were in order! I don't care that I wore this exact top/bottom combo together - I am wearing different shoes, at least. It was delightful and swooshy. I may have twirled for a coworker or three.
It remains very hazy outside and it still smells like smoke from the cloud that's drifted down from the wildfires that have been (and still are) raging in the forested interior of the province. Check out a picture from NASA here, and this is what we're dealing with!
That top red circle? That's the southern tip of Vancouver Island, and my city (Victoria) is under that big cloud. Nope, I can't see my house from here. That grey stuff is slightly ashy - it's leaving a coating on cars, and there's icky brown gunk in my nose!
The bottom circle is Seattle (to give you an idea of distance/size) and the white spots are snow-capped mountains - really! The ones south of Victoria are the Olympic Mountains, the one beside Seattle is Mount Rainier, and the one to the east of Victoria, on the mainland, is Mount Baker (here's a picture of it taken from my recent trip to Sidney, also under that cloud).
And, as I was standing outside my meeting centre talking to my friend Yvonne, a stranger walked past and said, "Your hair! Your glasses! You're so much awesome in one person!"
|It's a real circle skirt!|
- Hinged cuff - Renoir, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Enameled cuff - Matisse, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Enameled earrings - Matisse, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
This morning, I couldn't find Vizzini - he wasn't in any of his usual spots. L told me he was under the bed, so of course I crawled under and took a picture of him - this rotten beast wakes me up at 5am regularly. Heh. He owes me a picture.
|"Who DARES disturb my slumber?"|
Yeah, I totally used the flash. He loves that.
As an added bonus, you can see some of my winter clothes packed away in those tubs and boxes under the bed.
|"I am flipping you the bird, and I'm not talking about that *&^@ crow outside."|
My friends, I will be back on Monday - it's a long weekend here in smoky BC - with tales of my shenanigans! Have a wonderful weekend!