It's been a lovely weekend! The smoke haze has lifted and we can see real sky again, although it's been windy. Still, the air is clear! We can breathe again.
This is my entry for Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style. What are you waiting for? Go!
- Dress - Rachel Roy, thrifted; first worn here in June with turquoise
- Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) in June with a vintage maxi skirt
The pattern of the dress is little horned larks (birds) - the ties at the wrist got in the way while I was shopping, but otherwise this was perfect for trying stuff on.
- Ring - local
- Earrings - furniture resale store
I wasn't shopping for anything in particular, but I did well with tops this time around. I also always seem to do well with sweaters at this time of the year (into the fall pile you go!).
I am ever on the lookout for nice quality camisoles and layering tanks for sheer tops.
I amuse myself by seeing what year it is.
I loved both the colour (olive green) and the style of this sheer blouse.
here), I've been keeping my eye out for a replacement. I love the tux front detailing, and the shredded edges of the cuffs and the ruffles.
Gah, blurry, sorry. This blouse is by Free People, and was $6.95.
Remember shrugs? Basically, they are cardigans that are connected sleeves, very short in the body.
I leave labels in my clothes whenever possible, but I have been known to remove them (especially itchy labels). I would like to send out a "thank you" to whoever removed all the tags on this bright pink sweater.
Kate Spade skirt?
I go through a "wine cardigan" or sweater about once a year, which I wear around the house (i.e. not in public). These are also known as "homeless lady" sweaters by L, who generally doesn't like them at all.
*For those of you who are not Canadian, these are lumber socks (linking to Home Hardware, ha ha! because I love). I grew up with these socks - they're what lumberjacks wear!
The sweater is by Roots, another Canadian institution, from their "Cabin Collection," and it's a mix of polyester and wool - and it's new with tags!
This cardigan was mixed in with the vintage stuff...but it's not vintage, it's new.
However, the cardigan (which is 100% cashmere) is made in China, not Scotland, like a real vintage cardi would be, and the label is very new-looking. It also doesn't have any wear on it (eg. balling under the arms, fuzziness on the edges).
I love that WIN's dresses are now hung higher and are all on one wall, instead of being in different spots for Regular, Boutique and Vintage. It's so much easier to go through them all. I found...not a dress!
here (2nd outfit) in August 2011 (there's my lettuce dress too!). I only wore that jumpsuit once, as it had an elastic waist and rode up on me.
Oh, I've also posted a very old picture of me in a jumpsuit (here, from this post here about my style growing up) from around 1988.
This jumpsuit is a nice warm olive green (again with the olive green!), and is by Gina Tricot. It has a deep slip down the back, with a single button closure at the back of the neck.
This jumpsuit was also new with tags! Never worn, and only $28.95. That Euro cost of $49.95 is roughly $75.00 in Canadian dollars.
Tonight, L and I are going to my brother Dave's house for a family BBQ. My cousin Darrell is in town and I haven't seen him in over 30 years!
- Top - Zara Trafaluc, consignment; first worn here in May with skinny red pants
- Culottes - Jones New York, vintage early 80s, thrifted; last seen here in July in a formal outfit
- Shoes - Effortless Vivian, Fluevog; last worn here in July with a renegade scuba skirt
- Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here in July with leather and brocade
I bet he won't recognize me - I looked like this in 1986:
I want to look funky tonight but not completely whackadoo - most of my immediate family (Mom, nieces) will be there as well as Dave and Shelley.
Sorry, Mom, ink's out!
Looking at these pictures, I'm done with this top. It's not a great cut on me and doesn't sit right.
I have a black cami layered under it for armhole and back slit coverage.
The "proof I'm wearing culottes" shot.
|"What do you think? Toss the top?"|
- Leather cuff - Rimanchik
- Shield ring - Nine West
- Death Star ring - Soul Flower
- Earrings - Plum
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
Major score, Sheila, on that cashmere sweater. And I am loving the wide leg pants. You are so right about hair, there are entire warehouse sized stores devoted to it! Yours is looking cool. xoxReplyDelete
Thanks, Patti! It's quite the industry for hair out there! I hadn't realized how much bigger it's gotten since I've had short hair for so long.Delete
I luv the shrug and lumber sock sweater!ReplyDelete
Thank you, my dear!Delete
Another fun post. Hope you had a good night with your family. You really don't look that different from thirty years ago!ReplyDelete
It was a great time, thanks, Ally. Ha, I think I look very different.Delete
I'm not shopping for a year and I am ENVIOUS xoxReplyDelete
Oh, sorry! I hope it's not too stressful seeing my shopping trip hauls.Delete
I love that top! I think it look fabulous on you.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lisa, but it's just not quite right when I'm wearing it. I'm happy to let it go to a better home.Delete
Hi Sheila, you are looking superb in that outfit even if the top is does not feel good. I know exactly what you mean, looks fab in pics but in real life you're tugging at it and feeling off. Hope you had a great time meeting your cousin again.ReplyDelete
Oh, you are too kind, thank you, hon. I think I have so many other things that look much better on me, that I love more than this top - I'm happy to toss it into the donate bag. Thanks!Delete
Oh yeah, that top will look great with your Kate Spade skirt. Right on. And I like that you like when there are no labels. I should embrace that notion too. I always check to see if the price is valid based the quality and the label. The quality should be enough. Keep the top, keep the top, hahaha. But no, that's just me loving the top - send it away, you don't feel your best in it. I know that culotte pose well. Heh.ReplyDelete
Yup, I'm excited to pair those pieces. The labels are a good short-cut for quality (like, I always know that J. Crew is going to be nice, or Club Monaco), but the price sure goes down when there's no label. And you - like me - know quality when you see/touch it!Delete
Yeah, the top is really cool (that's why I bought it!), but it is just not me.
Looks like you had another excellent thrift haul! I can usually tell when a piece is good quality without the label, but it does add an extra thrill when you score a designer piece for a few bucks. I LOVE those wide leg pants. The top is cute, but you have lots of other tops that are more "You".ReplyDelete
Same here - my skill at touching fabrics and telling good stuff from cheap stuff has gotten better and better over the years. Finding a designer label is always a thrill! I love my culottes - I think these are the pants that really got me back into trousers in a big way. Agreed, but I got my money's worth out of the top!Delete