Get ready - it's been a busy weekend for me, and I went shopping (twice) so I have oodles of pictures to show you! Vizzini's also been making his feelings known, so lots of cat pictures too.
We'll start it off with a bit of deja blue - I wore The Dress again on Friday night to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday party at the Royal BC Museum.
- Dress - Chloe Prusa, custom-made; first worn here (2nd outfit) a week ago for my birthday party
- Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit)...a week ago!
here - that top pic is where we were), with a bar and canapes.
My outerwear consisted of cashmere-lined leather gloves. Thank goodness it wasn't cold or rainy out! I stowed my gloves in the pockets of the peplum - you couldn't even tell they were there.
- Gloves - Club Monaco, consignment
- Purse - Reiss, thrifted
- Earrings - Matisse, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Amber ring - c. 1998
Bruce very generously gave out a "party favour", this amazing limited edition portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, commissioned during her visit to Victoria in 1983.
L and I were up early on Saturday morning - we're still getting enough people to play Ultimate Frisbee! I don't remember ever playing this late in the season before, and we've been playing since 1999!
- Sweater - Magaschoni, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in December 2016 with a long leather skirt
- Skirt - Lui Jo from Florence, Italy; last seen here in March with more leopard
- Boots - Matisse, consignment; last worn here (3rd outfit) in September with green florals
- Yeti coat (below) - Kimchi Blue; last seen here in March for our anniversary trek to Vancouver
I'm a fan of cashmere and I'm a fan of leopard - this sweater is both!
Add one yeti jacket and voila! An outfit that caused random strangers to holler at me, "I love your outfit!"
Visible Monday over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Get your stylish self over there!
Vizzini has been a monster since we brought his post in off the deck and locked the doors shut. Our deck isn't insulated, so it's very chilly out there.
|"I have a fur coat, Woman! I demand that you open these doors!"|
|"Well, if you would make it warmer, I might be persuaded."|
I haven't treated myself to a thrift shop in a few weeks, so I headed out to the St. Vincent de Paul after lunch.
I did so well! I found this lovely pink-lined sundress.
I knew as soon as I touched it that I was made of silk.
The back of the tag notes a style number, which helped me discover that this is called the Raindrop Dress - it's by Nanette Lepore and was originally $260.00 Canadian.
Speaking of summer-wear, another dress leapt into my hands. Again, I could tell this was silk shantung as soon as I touched it.
Confirmed, there's the content tag.
The dress is by CoVelo Clothing Inc.
This was a flash from the past - I used to own the black velvet version of this top (it had grey embroidery on it)!
I spotted this awesome green lace jacket right away - it was very eye-catching!
What? This couldn't be...? Gucci??
Another top that I spotted right away. Distinctive prints are one of the things that make good quality items stand out from the crap that's usually in the thrift stores.
All sewn by hand, and ooh, look at those lovely seams!
The black piping is silk.
Flush with my shopping scores (I spent a total of $22.00 at the St. VdeP), I strolled down to the Patch for a quick look-through. This quirky jacket caught my eye.
The back features a nice scoop on the sides, exposed stitching down the centre and on the arms, and another exposed zipper.
It felt amazing. I knew it was wool.
Oh, nice, it is wool, and made in the USA again!
here (linking 'cause I love) that noted cropped blazers in the 2010 collection, and I see one in the picture with this same zipper on the arm - it's likely that my new blazer is from the same collection. She still collaborates with her husband (a print-maker) on collections - jackets on their site retail from $1,645 up. I feel better about spending $34.95 now, ha ha!
I can't resist a cool leather skirt, especially when it is pearlized metallic in a chartreuse-y lemon!
Not a size 12, though. Well, not in modern sizes, at least.
The brand is Firenze by Santa Barbara - I remember Santa Barbara from the 80s, so this is before the Great Size Shift - it's a modern size 8.
Vizzini supervised me taking pictures of my purchases.
|"I'm disgusted that there was nothing for me."|
Today, I slept in, then walked to town to get groceries. Vizzini was in a mood.
|"I am a seething ball of fury!"|
|"This curtain offends me!"|
|"What? I'm just sitting here, chilling out, Woman."|
- Dress - Joe Fresh, thrifted; last seen here in March for a casual Friday followed by a concert
- Booties - Dirty Laundry, thrifted; last worn here in March for a weekend shop with Yvonne
- Coat #1 - Cache Contour Collection, thrifted; first worn here in June
- Coat #2 - Danier Leather; last seen here (3rd outfit) over Etro in June
I'm also thrilled to let you all know that I was featured in a post on High Latitude Style (links 'cause I love), called "See how these midlife women look stunning in leather". Thank you very much to Nicole for featuring me (and asking me if it would be okay first!). I'm in four of my favourite leather pieces, so check it out!
- This totally on-trend black slip dress style from the 90s, here.
- This beautiful taupe one, great for layering, here.
- This fabulous deep purple suede dress, here.
And I think I look pretty fabulous in all of them. Care to re-think your assessment of leather dresses, Nicole?
The back and sleeves of this dress are a thin knit.
Just got to put on a jacket. This one!
Yes, that's more like it, right?
- Earrings - local
Pickings were very slim, though - they must be getting ready for winter. I stocked up on layering thin tops. I wear these around the house, under big chunky sweaters and use them when it's cold to get an extra layer of warmth.
A pinky-rose one.
I also found this brand new set of scarf, toque and gloves by Calvin Klein for $10.95.
I hope you all had a great weekend! Any good scores?