Oh, long weekend, how I needed you! I am sore, tired, and thoroughly unwound, ready for another busy week...but I am not going to think about that now! Back to Friday, instead.
- Dress - Diane Von Furstenberg, thrifted; purchased here for $29.95
- Shirt - no label, thrifted; last seen here in a formal outfit in July
- Shoes - Down to Earth Hadfield, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) in August to the Ulti field
I think I will keep this dress out for fall/winter, as it's quite warm. It will be good with boots, and worn over a thicker sweater (which will help it stay up better).
- Necklace - Banana Republic, consignment
- Ear-balls - Dior
- Feather ring - Fossil, thrifted
- Amber ring - c. 1997
It went really well, although I think she was overwhelmed just by our 90 minutes of looking. We have an actual shopping expedition planned for 3 weeks from now, where I'll be making her try things on and helping her to put together cohesive looks that will suit her personality and budget. It's exciting to be helping someone who is basically starting from scratch!
Immediately after my scouting trip, I met up with L and we went to our friends' place for a French dinner (I ate duck for the first time!). A late-ish evening, then up bright and early for a game of Ultimate Frisbee.
- Top/belt - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) to go bra shopping in July
- Skirt - See by Chloe, consignment; last worn here (4th outfit) for the June Day of Indolence
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) in July with a silk handkerchief dress
- Earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
Since I went shopping with a coworker last week, did the scouting trip with another coworker this weekend, and had yet another coworker shopping trip lined up for Sunday, I needed a solo shop to remind myself that this is an introverted Zen time for myself, to focus on me. I popped into the St. Vincent de Paul - no luck with clothes, but I did find some awesome coasters featuring English battle scenes (really).
The Patch is an excellent vintage and used modern clothing thrift store. They don't source locally, so I can always count on finding some unusual things and brands that I don't see in Victoria. They also do rotating sales, and I was fortunate to hit their "Buy One, Get One Free" on summer goods. The clerks all know me there, and kindly gave me two free out of the four things I found, even though two of them didn't count (they had long sleeves). It pays to be nice to the staff!
I'm always drawn to rich colours, and I loved the fit on this beautiful top.
No, it's not, it's got big sleeves, look!
I've been looking for a new lace top, since my last cream one ripped. This one fit the bill.
Also, all the seams are neatly finished - no raggedy edges.
The two things I paid for were not overly cheap, but were so lovely. I would have bought all these pieces at full price, anyway.
Midway down the skirt is a band of peach lace.
I generally ignore sizes because you never know! I whipped out my measuring tape before trying it on to make sure, and yup, even though this is a size 12, it was only the slightest bit loose on my waist.
I'm always on the lookout for a nice dress, and I do like a sexy black one!
You can't see the name on the label, as it's black-on-black, but it says "D&G" and "Made in Italy."
Not washable, but I think I can risk it - it will probably tighten it up slightly. I'll be very careful.
here, linking 'cause I love).
Flush my my excellent finds, I popped into Rich Rags, a consignment store that I occasionally browse in. I find things here once in a while, and my luck was with me. Check out this amazing pink rubberized raincoat!
And it came with a matching hat!
It's by Thermal-Slicks and was half-price at $35.00.
this one, final wearing in May) due to it not being waterproof, I'm hopeful that this one will do the job. I love that it's bright pink too - no one will miss me in the grey fall days!
In keeping with my mental health maintenance on Saturday (and because I was feeling very sore and achy from both my fall and from Ulti), L and I took it easy and played boardgames. It was lovely.
After a bit of a sleep-in in Sunday, I headed back to town to meet up with another coworker, one of our co-ops, Charlotte, for brunch and a 3-hour session on "how to stop in thrift stores." She's a student and really wanted to know how to find the good stuff.
- Blouse - Lucky Brand, thrifted; first worn here in June with cowboy boots
- Clam-diggers - Contrast, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) for a Sunday grocery shop (but I wear them around the house a lot in the summer)
- Shoes - Franco Sarto, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in August with a silk dress
Speaking of this blouse, say buh-bye, 'cause this is its last wear. Not inspired by it, and although I like it, I don't love it. I paid $9.99 for it, so a $5 cost-per-wear.
- Earrings - don't remember
Charlotte found a great pair of shoes, a top and a dress, for just over $50. I even found myself a couple of things - weirdly, both by the same company.
This is amazing on.
here from their site, 'cause I love) without the hood and with a shawl collar, which is 70 pounds (about $113 Canadian).
I have tried this denim trench dress on before, but this time I decided to buy it.
Although I should have headed straight home, I stopped in at Footloose, one of my favourite downtown shoe stores, and checked out their "last pairs" section.
The studs are gold, and they buckle at the ankle.
However, summer is still here for at least another 3 weeks, and since I'll be whining about cold weather soon enough, let's just settle down and enjoy it while it lasts. Time to wear one of my sundresses again!
- Dress - Ted Baker, thrifted; first seen here in July with oranges
- Shoes - Karl Lagerfeld; first worn here (3rd outfit) to a flower farm with Mom in August
- Lemon cardigan (below) - no label, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit, way down at the bottom) after a trip to PR last August 2016
- Earrings - gift from L, purchased in Venice, Italy
I often have trouble sleeping, so sometimes a change of scene helps and I doze for an hour during the night on the benches in our dining room. We haven't had a dining room table in nearly 15 years - it's been the cat(s)' play area or party chill area instead.
|"Don't you dare bother me, Woman."|
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- Keep it: 18
- Toss it: 4
- People who know I will do what I want anyway: 5-6
...and my decision? It's in the giveaway pile. Yes, it's an awesome piece, which is why I bought it in the first place, but it doesn't ring my bell, it doesn't feel like me 100% any more (I feel my internal style shifting), and I'm not drawn to wearing it. When I'm not excited by my clothes, I know it's time to let them go. However, having said that it's in the giveaway pile...stay tuned, as it's going to get at least another wear (or three) very soon. Top secret stuff!
Thank you all for voting! I love hearing your opinions on things (even if I don't follow advice, hee hee). I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!