Well, it has been a weekend! I have three fun outfits to show you - and I spent my Fluevog gift cards finally, bought a crazy skirt, and had a fun time at my second birthday party! You ready? Let's go!
Friday's outfit would be my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style, but she is taking the week off while she visits NYC. I was certainly visible!
- Top - Beechers Brook, thrifted; first worn here a week ago with casual denim
- Skirt - All Saints, gift from Dominique
- Boots - Baroque Velasquez, Fluevog; last seen here in March with one of my favourite outfits of the year
- Jacket (below) - Le Chateau, consignment; last worn here in April over a peasant look
After work on Friday - where I really pushed the envelope for Casual Friday, ha ha - I met up with my former boss and dear friend Tammy for dinner. We both owned this top back when we worked together, in 1999-2000, and Tammy even still has the matching long straight skirt (with a slit up the side)!
I steamed it the night before, which helped me understand the ins and outs of the puffery. I discovered that two rather large pouffs, might be...pockets? I tried turning them inside out and yesssss, pockets!
I wore the jacket most of the day at work, buttoned up like so.
Check out the pockets!
All bundled up with my fall outerwear components.
- Fur scarf - Danier, thrifted (first wearing), purchased for $6.95
- Leather gloves - Club Monaco, consignment
- Cuffs - Jezebel Charms, gifts from L
- Earrings - Plu
- Feather ring - Fossil
- Pinky ring - P. Sarpaneva, vintage 70s, vintage expo
Tammy and I went to Il Terrazzo, one of Victoria's best restaurants. We had a fabulous dinner, and she surprised me with a birthday card and gift.
Saturday morning - another bright sunny day. We've been having wonderful clear autumn weather, warm during the day and chilly at night. The leaves are all turning golden and red. It's so pretty! I love this time of year.
- T-shirt - Guess, consignment; purchased here for $14.98
- Long-sleeved tee - Jacob, thrifted; not tracked
- Skirt - Mackage, thrifted; last worn here in January with spotty leopard
- Boots - Prepare Guide, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) for our trip to Vancouver back in March
- Coat (below) - Vassalli, consignment; last worn here in November 2016
L and I walked to town and met up with Nick for breakfast at Floyd's. Ultimate Frisbee is officially over for the season - another year of good games. This does give us a bit more free time on Saturdays, though.
Outerwear - it was so warm, by the end of the afternoon, I was just sweating in this, and it's not a really heavy coat!
These boots are nearing their end, I feel. The moths have been at them again for the second year in a row (the outer grey is wool), and the heels/soles are wearing thin. I do wear them a lot! However, they are still good enough.
Another set of jewelry that I have collected (all at separate times).
- Leather stud cuff - Kipling, thrifted
- Necklace - POLY, thrifted
- Cuff - POLY, thrifted
- Ring - POLY, vintage fair
It was only $14.99.
I'm guessing it's Chinese in origin.
...ENG, Padding Down. Let's see what we can find out about them.
And then I went to Fluevog. Here's what I got:
Turns out I had $460 on all of my gift cards, so aside from the tax, these Maleika Conquer booties were free!
They are supremely comfortable (there's a thick hidden platform).
Flush with my shopping fun, I came home and had a nap with L and Vizzini. Saturday night was our "Almost Sesquicentennial 149th Birthday Spectacular"! My dear friend Randall turned 50 a few days before me, and Saturday was our friend Chris' 49th birthday, and of course, me!
I didn't want to wear my Prusa dress again so soon. I wanted to wear this one!
- Dress - no label, thrifted; first worn here (4th outfit) last November 2016 for my company Christmas party
- Shoes - Jessica Simpson; last seen here (4th outfit) that same night
- Fur coat (below) - Bebe, vintage store; last worn here (2nd outfit) in October 2016 with a full-on vintage 1930s look for Urbanite
It was a cool but crisp evening, but my fur bolero was all I needed.
here, 3rd outfit), and used a bulldog clip to hike up the hem of my dress so that I didn't trip on it.
- Earrings - Jacob
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
I got a few more cards and lovely things like chocolates from my friends. I'll leave you with this perfect card that Karen found. It's not Vizzini, but doesn't it look like him?
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
That outfit with the frothy skirt is totally you, Sheila. Love it -- and especially love those Baroque Velasquez boots :)ReplyDelete
I know, I felt like a million in that one, Cynthia! Thanks!Delete
Cute outfits. I had brunch with Patti today! When are you coming to NY?!ReplyDelete
Thank you - aw, I'm jealous! I don't know when I'll be back in NY. One day??Delete
So much to love in this post, Sheila! I love the skirt and boots from the first outfit! Gorgeous! I also love your beautiful Cheongsam/Qipao dress. Stunning! That sooo looks like Vizzini-maybe he's leading a double life!! Haha XXXReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Sasha! Vizzini got a cool gig as a model, I see.Delete
OH I am looking forward to seeing those bots on - what a great use of your gift cards! I also really like that poofy skirt, you wear it brilliantly, as you do so many of your pieces! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mica! I'll have to plan a really good outfit for them.Delete
woaaa, this puffy skirt is amazing (and it has pockets!!) and it looks so fabulous with your boots and top!, I love how your jacket enhances its puffyness!, and love those gorgeous textures!! You Rock Totally!!ReplyDelete
And glad that you purchased those 'Frankenstein look' boots, mwhaha, another pair for your collection of 'shoes my husband hates' (some of them are my favorites!!)
You're a Glamour Queen!, love your dress, love your style, and love that you walked to and from the party!, that's Real Life (and thanks for sharing that you used a bulldog clip, I'll take notes on this for my next night out wearing a maxidress!)
Thank you so much! That's my favourite outfit in a while, I think. I know, the boots - they are not for everyone, but I love their ugliness.Delete
We walk most places! You have to get creative with keeping your clothes out of the way! Bulldog clips are awesome.
Pretty sure my last comment did not post. My google account is giving me trouble, so I will rinse and repeat.ReplyDelete
I love your asymmetrical skirt and your skeleton tee— very cool and spooky thing to wear.
I also adore those red boots and that flouncy skirt is way too much fun. I also love that beautiful gown that you wore to the birthday party. It fits you like a dream and I love the deep blue with your freshly purple hair!
How cool to have a down skirt! That will keep you warm and cozy.
Happy belated. Please continue to celebrate!
I got this one, Elle! Thank you! I'm glad you like the spooky stuff! It's so fun to wear. I am pretty much done with Birthday Month now, ha ha!Delete
You look amazing in that long Chinese dress like gown ! and I am sooo looking forward to seeing you in the puffy skirt.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lorena! I'm excited to wear it! What to do...?Delete
OMG that pouffy skirt, those burgundy(?) boots, that sweet little top - it's all outrageously awesome. I know you've posted more than that, but I'm smitten. The skirt, the skirt, the skirt, just keep me in mind if you ever fall out of love with it. You look totally adorable in this and therefore why on earth would you ever get rid? Ho hum.ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you, Anna! I loved this outfit too - I'll remember you if I ever decide to pass the skirt on!Delete