This is it, my friends: the last post of 2018! I will be back on New Year's Day with our party outfits, and a run-down of how I did on my reading resolution this year.
Kicking it off with my last "Visible Monday" outfit of the year. This is what I wore to go see "A Star is Born" with five of my besties on Friday night.
Shout out and thanks to Patti over at Not Dead Yet Style for all the years of "Visible Monday"s - go check out all the fabulous participants here! Patti may be sweet and demure (this week), but I am full on rock and roll, baby!
Another shout-out to Ms. Wendy Brandes for doing a video about her love of ruffled things, and featuring a jacket I sent to her - enjoy it here!
- Sweater - Club Monaco, consignment; first worn here (2nd outfit) in November with mustard
- Pants - H&M, consignment; purchased here a couple of days ago for $12.00
- Boots - Minnetonka, thrifted; purchased here for $37.25
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather; last worn here last week
As you can see, I felt pretty badass in this outfit.
|"Yes, your ass is bad. Feed me."|
Vizzini was lurking around just before I left, angling for an early feeding.
I know it's hard to tear your eyes away from the silver pants (which were super-comfy for chilling out in a big recliner in the theatre), but I'm wearing my monkey-arm sweater again.
|"I approve of the fur and the fringe. Both look delicious."|
The tops of the sleeves are faux fur - very soft and warm. I also have a black camisole under it for extra warmth.
|"Coming in for the fringe."|
The fringe on the boots is loud; it thwaps as you walk.
Outerwear - bundled up. It was a very rainy night.
I also carried an umbrella.
- Fur scarf - thrifted
- Gloved - Cejon, thrifted
- Earrings - vintage fair
Speaking of loved ones, Vizzini's been getting lots of attention.
|"Look at my noble profile."|
He's been getting regular brushes and play-time, and plenty of naps.
|"You forgot to mention the cuddling."|
And much cuddling.
Before the movie I had some extra time, so I browsed around in Dots. I really loved this jacket, so it came home with me.
The hood is not too big, and the wide cut is gathered in the back for shape.
It's by Avoca "Nest", and the label says "A piece from the small but interesting world of Avoca."
On Saturday, we were up early to meet Chris and Nick at Floyd's for lunch.
- Sweater - Contemporaine, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) for brunch (same necklace!) in November
- Dress - Dolce & Gabbana, vintage, thrifted; last worn here (4th and 5th outfits) in April, for brunch and a baby shower
- Boots - Ash; last seen here (2nd outfit) in October for a shopping expedition
- Coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted; last worn here in early December
Rainy view of the Castle.
I know the boots are not quite appropriate for this look, but I prefer to keep my feet dry.
I layered the red wool sweater under it - just a simple look.
Horrendous rear shot.
Outerwear - I saw an identical coat in a boutique on Oak Bay Avenue for $368.00 on Friday. Would you believe I thrifted mine for $14.00?
- Fur toque/scarf - Danier Leather
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Necklace - Robert Larin, vintage 70s, gift from L
- Earrings - Glee
- Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Studded cuff - vintage 90s
Floyd's Diner is closing its downtown location after 15 years. L and I have been going there the entire time - we know the owner, Petr, and his daughter, Chloe, and the staff is like family (they've been giving us friends and family discounts for years).
here, and I'm hoping that they re-open downtown soon!
You'll forgive my indulgence (and my blurry, hasty pictures). This place was a touchstone for us, every Saturday for 15 years.
Speaking of old rock and rollers, there's mine (yellow shirt), fetching us some Splenda and brown sugar for our coffee.
My guys (and me in the mirror, pinkie finger up!).
We let the waitress take our picture.
Two of our favourite staff, Joel and Josh.
L and Corey, the general manager.
Aw, all of us.
Floyd's is famous for their Mahoney, where you get what the kitchen chooses to make for you, and you can flip a coin for it. If you win, it's free; if you lose, you pay double. Or you can choose to pay the flat rate (around $15).
I don't do the Mahoney, but this is my favourite regular brunch: Huevos Incredibalos, no potatoes, soft-poached eggs, and a side of soup (potato, bacon, cheddar).
L's Mahoney was rice, beef, and pico de gallo, with garlic bread.
I was up early today/Sunday, to do my weekly grocery shop and then to meet up with some of my gals for the last shop of the year at My Sister's Closet.
- Top - Topsy Turvy USA, thrifted; first worn here in November with greens
- Dress - Geek Boutique, thrifted; purchased here for $19.95
- Shoes - Miista; last seen here in December with green vintage
- Jacket (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here
I really love the cut of this dress.
And easy for trying stuff on. Now that I've worn it once, it's going into the spring/summer pile as well - it was a little grabby with my tights.
It may have been sunny, but it was definitely chilly out!
- Pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
- Earrings - don't remember
I found these amazing Coach mules for $18.50. All green and yellow tags were half price, so what a steal!
I have an event soon that I think these might be perfect for.
Made in Italy.
Leather-wrapped soles and heels.
I wasn't sure about this dress, but it fits great, and it was also half price, at $21.50. Another $200+ item originally!
this dress by this label - Happy New Year 2015!). It's been packed away for the springs/summer season (only 3 months to go...urgh...).
I was strangely attracted to this sheer lined "sweatshirt".
You can see that the flowers on it are more solid and shiny.
Tops by this brand retail for $68-88.00 at Nordie's (Nordstrom's).
Sometimes I think the weird clothes are left on half-price just for me.
See? Who else is going to wear this?
Also lined with leopard fabric.
But of course, you must see me in it!
|"Finally, you're home! Feed me!"|
The brand is Tuzzi, which I've seen at Dots. This was the cheapest thing I bought, at $11.50 (also half-price).
I went gaga for this velvet jacket.
Look at these buttons!
It's by Pink Tartan and was made in Canada (so older Pink Tartan). There is a cheaper-looking version on the Home Shopping Network page for over $400.
And now, signing off for 2018. Thank you for reading along, and following my stylish life.
|"Happy New Year to all my fans. You complete me."|
May the New Year bring you peace and joy.