Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Back in Flats, and a Sad Cat

Back to work today, and I was just slammed with so many things to do. I worked late, which I'll unfortunately have to do for a month or so, as my office prepares to move. I am tired. 
 My twisted ankle (stupid snow and ice!) was giving me grief, so I had to plan my outfit around flat shoes. I threw in a few old favourites too.

  • Blazer - Le Chateau, consignment; last seen here in October 2017 layered over flounces
  • Sleeveless blouse - Michael Kors, consignment; last worn here in October 2016 for the Vintage Expo
  • Skirt - Ricki's, consignment; first seen here (3rd outfit) for the late September 2016 Vintage Expo
  • Shoes - Down to Earth Hadfield, Fluevog; last worn here with red velvet and jeans in December 2017
  • Leather trench coat - no label, vintage 70s, thrifted; last seen here in December 2017

Since I started with the shoes, I pulled in this green skirt and cream blazer first. The orange cowl-necked blouse doesn't get worn as much as it used to, since I've moved away from autumn colours more, but it's a useful piece when you need an orange top!
 I don't like the cream tights - they remind me too much of little girls, nurses and support hose. Ugh.

But I do love the blazer and the skirt - swooshy!
 The skirt is a little thin for winter wear, but I still like it.

Outerwear - we did NOT have a tsunami today, despite the warnings (link). Some of my coworkers who live near the water were forced to evacuate their homes! However, it did rain a lot today.
 A lot. My coat and hat are soaked.

  • Fur scarf - Danier, thrifted
  • Long leather gloves - Club Monaco, consignment
  • Hat - vintage, thrifted, Vancouver

The stuff:
 My belt is also a blast from the past - I used to own quite a lot from Shi Studio, but I've pared it down to two leather belts, and two interchangeable belt buckles.

Green bling:
 The earrings and necklace set are about 8 years old, and my mom's jade ring is from the 70s, I think.

  • Belt - Shi Studio
  • Buckle - Shi Studio, thrifted
  • Necklace/earrings - Plum
  • Crystal ring - consignment
  • Jade ring - Mom's, vintage 70s

As I was leaving this morning, I spotted Vizzini, moping on the benches.
"Who's moping? I'm not moping!"
 I took that blanket up-island with me - he's had a whole weekend of not being able to snooze on it.
"I didn't miss you - I missed this blanket."
Hmmm...that's a mope-face if I ever saw one.


  1. I'm in love with those brogues, and they match so nicely your belt and other accessories!, you rock accessorizing!. And you look really elegant!, love your jacket, love your coat and hat. Sorry that you were soaked, and glad that no floods happened finally!.
    Sending some kisses to Vizzini too!

    1. Get used to brogues this week - I want to make sure my foot heals up. Thank you so much, hon. Vizzini appreciates the kisses.

  2. Poor Vizzini...cats do love the faux fur, don't they? We own a similar blankie in pink, and our cats argue over who gets to sleep on it. :-)
    Love your shoes! I have the similar oxfords to those--part floral print and part brown. I wish he'd reissue the full floral ones! I always enjoy seeing which shades you pull from them into your overall looks. Great outfit--the jacket is super flattering on you especially.
    I thought of you when I saw the tsunami alert last night--I am an insomniac so caught it live. I live on the CA coast but way up on a subsidiary bay east of SF so I wasn't worried about us. I am familiar with the layout of Victoria, having visited long ago, and from your perspective on the lovely old castle I figured you probably live uphill from the water and would be fine. Crazy times though, huh!

    1. Yes, he licks it - it's very odd. Thank you - I love these shoes! I bought them in a menswear store and I've worn them to death - well worth the money. Thank you!

      Yup, my condo's up on a hill - we'd be safe here. No worries! But yes, earthquakes, tsunamis, crazy storms!

  3. Sorry to hear things have been so crazy busy after your truen to work, I hope it is better than you think and things settle down soon.

    Good idea to pick the colours and outfit inspiration out of your shoes too! :)

    1. Thanks, Mica - I hope things go smoothly and settle down, but I know that's not going to happen for a few months yet. Ah well.

  4. You went away for the weekend, stayed longer than planned AND took Vizzini's blanket? No wonder he's moping ;-) Coming back to a mountain of work and guaranteed overtime isn't much fun though. Loving your amazing shoes and swooshy skirt! xxx

    1. I know, how dare I! I hadn't planned to be off on Monday (obviously) so it took some catching up.

  5. The brogues and belt go together so well! Fab jacket and I loved the flouncy skirt with the orange top underneath.

    I hope your ankle is getting better.

    Poor little Vizzini - he does look sad...

    1. Thank you! I love the jacket and skirt. Those tights have to go! Oh, Vizzini will get over it. ;-P


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