Sunday already, but I have thoroughly enjoyed my time off for this extended long weekend. I've had downtime, partytime, shopping time, and I even squeezed a new tattoo in there! Are you ready to ride along with me on a recap? Get a mug of tea (I'm sipping licorice tea) and join me!
First up is Friday's outfit. I spent Thursday at home in my purple velvet jeans and a Carolina Panthers football jersey, drinking ciders and watching NFL games with L, Nick and Casey. We ate chili (made by me), and hollered at the TV. No pictures of that, ha ha!
On to Friday! L and I strolled to town and met Nick for breakfast at the Blue Fox, a very popular local place that I've eaten at since I was a teenager. There is always a huge lineup, but that just means good food! It's a treat to go there and you have to be ready to wait, but it's worth it.
This is my entry for Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style. What, are you dead? Get over there!
- Sweater - Gap, thrifted; last seen here in July with a load of brooches
- Skirt - Club Monaco, consignment; last worn here in February with baby blue and Star Wars shoes
- Shoes - Clarks, consignment; last seen here a few weeks ago with painty plaid
- Coat (below) - Desigual by Christian Lacroix, consignment; last worn here in September over pink dots
I planned to go shopping after breakfast, so I wore clothes that are easy to take off and put back on.
The gold skirt is a favourite - bonus! it has pockets!
My outerwear was the real schtar of the outfit. I spent some time recently sewing buttons back on and reinforcing others (this is a smidge tight on me). All ready to wear again!
- Gloves - Parkhurst
I should have worn a scarf, as it got colder in the afternoon.
- Earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
And did I have luck shopping? Do you really need to ask? Ha! I started by going to Flavour Upstairs for a good browse. I found a couple of great pieces.
First: this wonderful crushed velvet top.
No label, but here's a better look at the colour, very nice vibrant dark winey-red, one of my favourite colours lately.
This blazer was a treasure! I've tossed my Jaeger one in the giveaway pile, as this one fits me better, and the quality is amazing.
Woot! A Vivienne Westwood Red Label piece! I just found this jacket on her website for $975.00 (linking 'cause I love!), so I think I got a deal at $27.99!
Some of the details. I love her "holy hand grenade" icon - the fabric lining has this woven into it.
I strolled over to Verve, a consignment store I only visit a couple of times a year. I tend to spend too much money there! I fortunately only found a couple of things.
It was $38.00.
I fell hard for this sheer nylon top.
It's by Jean Paul Gaultier Classique.
I think it's from the late 90s/early 00s - these sheer mesh tops were a thing back then.
Made in Italy!
Vizzini, how do you like my finds so far?
|"I see nothing worth chewing on."|
I found this lovely skirt.
It's by Darling (a brand I've seen in Dots), and was only $12.95.
You might recognize this top:
same top in cream!
This is a nice French blue colour.
I don't usually buy Joe Fresh (the quality is often iffy), but I LOVE the pattern of this shirt.
It's 100% silk.
I found a gown! That was my main shopping mission, and I didn't think it would be that hard, but wow, there are a lot of dresses out there.
When it was rung through, I was informed that it was actually half price (the red star!), so I only paid $11.50 for it.
L and I hung out on Friday and played boardgames till the wee hours, then went to Floyd's for brunch on Saturday morning.
here in February 2011!) and it always make the cut from year to year.
- Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; last seen here in October under an evil orange dress
- Dress - Plum; last worn here (4th outfit) in October 2016 for brunch again
- Boots - Ash; last seen here (6th outfit, at the bottom) in October for Winesday
- Sleeveless coat - Only, thrifted; last worn here last weekend over the tiger dress
I needed a very comfy outfit - I got a new tattoo on Saturday!
The sleeveless coat worked well - once I was inked up, I didn't want to mess with sleeves.
I couldn't do gloves either - just my fur boa to keep me warm!
- Boa - thrifted
If I wear all my tough stuff, I'll be ready for the needle! Eeee...but it's still easier to deal with tattoo pain, than dentist pain!
- Belt - gift from Ruth
- Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Studded cuff - c. 1996
- Earrings - The Cobbler
- Spider ring - gift from Mom & Dad, c. 1986
- Silver/obsidian ring - gift from Mom & Dad, c. 1985
As I mentioned back here in September, my brother Dave and I decided to get tattoos together to commemorate 20 years since our dad died. We had a consultation with my tattoo artist, Mason Larose (Instagram here, linking 'cause I love!).
|Mason working on Dave's left forearm|
And I went with a rose dropping petals and a banner style, in keeping with my other arm tattoos.
I had a nap and recovered somewhat from the trauma, then we got ready for a party.
- Furry vest - Zara Woman, consignment; just purchased this weekend!
- Sweater - Jean Paul Gaultier, consignment; last seen here with a velvet vest and a gauzy skirt
- Leather jeans - Gap, 2000, vintage store, Vancouver; last seen here in November 2016 with a sheer top
- Shoes - Conquer Maleika, Fluevog; first worn here earlier this month with a down-filled skirt
We went to our friends Greg and Rosanna's place - they've recently moved back to Victoria after nearly 20 years! - for their housewarming, with Nick and Karen. It was a small party but it was great to see them and to meet some of their friends (hi, Katya!).
Such a fun vest. I hear they are trending, so yay/shrug.
Oh, it's Mister Vizzini!
|"You'd better give me kitty treats now, Woman, or I'll destroy something you love!"|
- Earring - Aldo Accessories
- Cuff - Mom's, vintage late 60s
- Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Bronze ring - P. Sarpaneva, vintage 70s
Vizzini sat on me for a while while I tried to type this post.
|"Post, shmost. Yes, scratch right there."|
|"I'd stay longer if you kept petting me."|
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
Oh what a lovely tatoo for you and your brother to get, so special! I think I would not handle the tattoo pain well, even if I could decide on a design haha!ReplyDelete
Love your awesome purchases. While it's hard now with the boys being so little and not easily amused in opshops I am looking forward to getting more chances to thrift when they are older (or when I have some time off, ha!).
Thank you, Mica - it was really a great experience. Eh, you mentally prepare yourself for the pain, and it's not so bad. You've given birth, ha ha!Delete
I had so much fun shopping. Your husband needs to take the boys and give you a day off! You need that time!
Those tattoos are really special, and the artist did an amazing job. Gosh, your father's signature is stylish! My dad's was, too, but my brother and I just scrawl ours.ReplyDelete
Thank you, JS! I always liked Dad's signature - mine's not too bad.Delete
That coat is amazing, no wonder those sales ladies cooed over it. Favourite finds: the Vivienne Westwood jacket, the yeti vest and of course that marvelous bright purple gown! I love the dress you wore to get your tattoo (2,5 hours, wow!), and your leather jeans is fabulous. Had no idea such vests were trending but then again I never seem to know these things. So that's why I found a cheap "faux sheep" one on the high street ;-) So, Mr. Vizzini is quite the vandal? I guess we're lucky with our Phoebe ... xxxReplyDelete
Thank you, Ann, I knew it would appeal to you. And thanks also - I loved all those things too! Mr. Vizzini would like to chew on things. He's quite a scamp.Delete
That coat is pretty amazing (I agree totally!) and I'm admiring all the cool things you purchased!!, that purple dress looks fab!ReplyDelete
I love your tartan dress and all the punk accessorizing (including those boots!) and also love your 'casual party' outfit, head to toe, the shoes, the pants, the top, the vest!! so much fabulousness!
Thank you, my dear! Aw, you're so sweet.Delete
I love the new tattoo. Special to have it done with your brother, and your version is a beautiful match for your shoulder pieces.ReplyDelete
That Westwood blazer is to die for--and a deal for the ages!
P.S. Looks like posting through LiveJournal is no longer working for me.
Aw, crap, sorry about LiveJournal -I can't control that. I have tried to make it easier to post anonymously (I don't get a lot of spam), as tech changes.Delete
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I do!
I know, so stoked about that piece!
Love the new ink - such a beautiful dedication piece. I also love the red velvet top - can't wait to this in person.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'll be wearing that top soon.Delete
Loving all your outfits Sheila ,I just love the way you do your outfits ! The coat is fabulous and wow all the great bits you got I'm jealous . Thanks Sheila for your lovely comments you left on my little blog I do appreciate it best wishes ...ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks so much, Lesley, I think we are kindred spirits when it comes to clothes! I always come visit any commenters - thank YOU for commenting!Delete
I don't know about me doing well in charity shops, look at your haul! JPG and our Viv, no less! Especially loving the purple dress and yeti vest, I'd pinch them off you in a heartbeat.ReplyDelete
Vizzini is gorgeous, he's rather like my Stephen Squirrel.
What a fabulous tribute to your dear dad, my mum was also born in 1942. Must have been a great year for producing wonderful people. xxx
It's a good thing there is so much good stuff to go around, isn't it? I knew you'd love that dress and vest! I get your style.Delete
Oooh, I have not seen your Stephen Squirrel! Will watch for him.
Agreed, '42 was a good vintage. :)
Your party outfit... Wowza!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Elle! I felt totally badass in it.Delete
Big YAY yo all the sparkly, furry, and colorful things! Handsome Vizzini goes for an understated look : > xoxReplyDelete
Yay for them all! Thanks so much, Patti!Delete
Holy hand grendade, Batman -- those are some awesome deals!!!!ReplyDelete
Hee hee, Cynthia! Thank you!Delete
I love you in the leather trousers!ReplyDelete
Fabulous outfits and some amazing finds - Vivienne Westwood, no less. But the quality shines out.
I'm totally amazed at how much you spend on your clothes!
The Desigual coat is so fabulous. The red plaid dress reminded I have a red plaid skirt in my wardrobe which needs wearing...
They're pretty fab, aren't they? Thank you so much, Veronica - I know, I was so shocked to find that. Such a steal.Delete
I know you don't spend as much, I think you mean? I never see prices like you have - mere pennies! I live in an expensive city.
Oooo, lots of lovelies here to drool over Sheila. Love the plaid dress, the purple gown, but most of all the sheer top with those leather pants and the fur vest - right up my street! I'm going to try out my very won version of this look soon... Thanks for the inspiration xReplyDelete
Thanks, Anna! I felt our fashion sensibilities intersect with the leather pant outfit! I knew you'd love that one! Can't wait to see how you do it.Delete
Cutie! The new tattoo is really lovely. I like how you’ve kept with the rose theme. Looking forward to seeing it in person😍 and your new yeti vest——yes!!!ReplyDelete
Hi, sweetheart, thank you, hon. See you soon!Delete
Oh the VWestood jacket was an amazing find, love all the detail.. and what a great idea of getting your dad's signature in a tattoo - it's the first I've seen.ReplyDelete
It's incredible, I am boggled that I got it for so little. Thank you - I love my new tattoo.Delete