Sunday, October 22, 2017

Weekend Wrap-Up: Leather Lunch, and Ladies in Leather for the Theatre

It's been a nice quiet weekend, and as soon as I'm done here, I'm off for some couch-time and football-watching. 

On Saturday morning, both L and I slept in, so we had to rush a bit to head down to Floyd's Diner for a late lunch. I needed an easy outfit for a rainy day.
 Leather! This is one of my three leather dresses - this fifty-year-old will wear what she wants. Leather is not for the faint of heart.

Linking up to "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style!

  • Blouse - Ralph Lauren, consignment; last worn here in February with turquoise fringed suede
  • Dress - Danier, vintage 90s, thrifted; last seen here in January with a fluffy sweater
  • Boots - BCBG Max Azria; last worn here in February with gold wings
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather; last seen here (3rd outfit) on my birthday weekend with the picador skirt

This style of slip dress is back in fashion now - my 15-year-old niece wore a dress like this to my birthday party! How things come around!  I refer to this as my Buffy dress, since this style was last big when Buffy the Vampire Slayer was airing back in the late 90s. Mine is a butter-soft leather...and it's really short, so I always wear tights with it.
 I should have pulled down the back of the blouse before I took this pic, oops! I always tuck my shirts into my tights to keep them in place.

Bundled up for the rain! We had to turn around and retrieve our umbrellas for the walk to town.
 Wearing my new-to-me toque and scarf for the first time. I put the matching gloves into the donate pile, as they are set up as "texting gloves" and are not suitable for me (since I don't have a phone).

  • Toque/scarf - Calvin Klein, thrifted for $10.95 for the set
  • Gloves - Parkhurst

The stuff:
 I put some non-slip thingies on the soles of my boots, but of course, they didn't have time to fully adhere to the boots, and got mushed in the rain. I'll buy another set and try again.

  • Earrings - Lazy Susan's
  • Spider ring (not shown) - gift from Mom & Dad, c. 1986
  • Snake ring (not shown) - BC Museum Gift Shop, c. 1986

We raced home after lunch, just in time for Mom to arrive. Time to go to the Belfry Theatre's production of "Onegin", a musical based on Pushkin's poem and Tchaikovsky's opera. Link here to the Belfry's description, and here to the local paper's rave review.
 For a rainy evening, some more leather was in order! This lovely pewter metallic skirt is a long-time favourite in my wardrobe.

  • Beaded sweater - Adrienne Vittadini, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in December 2015 for the theatre in my pink Muppet skirt
  • Skirt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in September 2016 to see Spamalot (again, theatre with Mom!)
  • Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last seen here in September with many red flowers
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather; last worn above

 I've worn this top/bottom combo before, the first time I wore this sweater (the day I thrifted it for $8.00), here in September 2013. I wore the sweater backwards this time - not as much ink showing.

I had many compliments on the top from the theatre-going crowd.
"I pose like the Woman."
 And since the production had some stellar Russian-inspired outfits (embroidered dresses, coats and boots), I fit right in!

I wore black wool gloves with a fur rosette.
 Showing off my new earrings - I finally have a pair of hematite ones to match all my jewelry!

Outerwear - same as above, sans toque.
"I'm your best accessory."
It was really pouring most of the afternoon/evening. Mom and I both carried umbrellas.

The stuff:
 My metal purse was the source of much curiosity. Good shoes for walking in the rain to and from the theatre. I really couldn't go fancy.

  • Purse - gift from Megan Mae
  • Gloves - thrifted

Black bling:
 All my black stuff - it is October, after all!

  • Necklace - Mom's (from Skidegate, Alaska)
  • Bracelet - thrifted
  • Earrings - gift from Mom
  • Chain cuff - thrifted
  • Spider ring - gift from Mom & Dad, c. 1986
  • Snake ring - BC Museum gift shop, c. 1986

Mom looked fabulous, so we had to do the mother-daughter shot.
 Posing the same, ha!

And I definitely get my love of drama (and leather!) from my mom, who is rocking this look in her early 70s.
 I bought her that beautiful Nygard leather jacket in the WIN Warehouse thrift store (I bought her the skirt on consignment several years ago). Rock on, Mom! You look awesome!

I got my birthday presents from Mom, and yes, one of them was the hematite earrings.
 My usual shopping gift card will come in handy soon! And look at those lovely bronze carved wood earrings - so pretty! I love the jigsaw box too!

We had a blast at the show - they gave out vodka shots, which Mom and I sipped at during the first act.
 We got into the spirit(s)!

The actor who played the main character in the musical was so familiar to me...
Then I remembered: Alessandro Juliani (link) was Felix Gaeta in Battlestar Galactica! How cool!

Seen any celebrities lately?


  1. Love the photos of your mom -- there is certainly a strong resemblance! She is beautiful :)

  2. Wow... I love the first leather outfit.. and your mom is sooooo cool! How awesome to have her on here with you!!! LOVE IT. Hope you are well. I came back from the bush and now back into some fashion :) Shopping sometime???

    1. We should go shopping again soon, Jodi! Drop me a line. Thanks very much - she's an avid reader of the blog, and I know she'll love showing off her posed photo!

  3. I love your outfit, but I love how well you and your mum are coordinating even more! Long skirts, colourful leather jackets to keep out the rain! I always get a kick out of it when my mum and I dress similarly, although it doesn't happen all too often.

    1. Thanks, Mica - we totally didn't plan it! I love that it happened this way, though.

  4. You rock that 'Buffy dress'! and you're right, that style was trendy when Buffy 1st season was airing (I was, and still am, a huge fan!). Lovely leather boots too!
    And that pewter skirt is stunning and you look so elegant and cool. Such a lovely accessorizing. Your mom looks fabulous too, and I love her hot pink jacket!

    1. Thank you, my dear! I am still a big fan too! Thank you - I love that we have these pictures together.

  5. You've got some nice leather pieces, thanks for sharing them. Jacqui

  6. That photo with your mum is so marvelous! Love her style.

    An Onegin musical, what a great idea. It really is a compelling story.

    1. Isn't she great? Onegin was amazing - maybe it will play near you??

  7. Wow, how fabulous is that leather maxi skirt! It's great to see your mom - you look so sweet together and both rocking great leather jackets. I'm hoping to get a dose of culture this week in London - will try to document what I can.

    Anna x

    1. Yup, even though I don't wear it that often, it's a spectacular keeper. Mom and I have had our theatre-going ritual for decades. It's something we both love and we get to hang out together. Hope you have fun in London, thanks, Anna!

  8. You look awesome in leather I must say. Keep it up!


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