Ah, what a lovely weekend it's been. Just the right amount of social, quiet, shopping, games and chillin'. Perfect.
Here's Friday's outfit - it was a gloomy and rainy day. I'm thinking springy thoughts though, made easier by this fabulous dress.
- Dress - JG Hook, thrifted; purchased here for $28.95
- Shoes - Asos, consignment, Vancouver; last seen here in September 2017 with peasant florals
- Coat (below) - Stop Staring!, thrifted; last worn here in March
I wore a red vintage slip under this for an extra bit of warmth but this was a wonderful dress to wear overall.
The "swoosh" picture.
Outerwear - bundled up for the rain and chilly day.
- Silk scarf - thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
- Earrings - Kenneth Lane, Lazy Susan's, first wearing
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
L and I got up bright and early Saturday morning so that we could have our breakfast together at Floyd's Diner. We both have busy schedules - separate and together - and hadn't seen each other much for a few days.
- Top - Jean-Paul Gaultier, vintage 90s, consignment; last seen here in January under a denim wrap dress
- Dress - Dolce & Gabbana, vintage 90s, thrifted; last worn here in December with lace and magenta
- Boots - Prepare Guide, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) in March with baby blue denim
- Jacket (below) - Burberry, consignment, Vancouver; purchased here for $220.80
I admit, I might have been a tad overdressed for the pajama crowd.
I got a giggle out of wearing high-end designer duds to a diner.
Outerwear - gotta wear my leathers! Saturday was all about wearing this bronze metallic leather jacket as much as possible.
Done up - I felt like Wonder Woman!
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. I'm not dead, not by a long shot.
It's just a dream of a fit.
- Silver/sodalite ring - Scotland, 1996
- Silver/lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
- Venetian glass and silver earrings - local
After breakfast we walked home where I changed my outfit slightly.
- Top - as above
- Dress - as above
- Shoes - Garden of Enjoyment Rita, Fluevog - last seen here in June 2017 with mint green
A bunch of the Winesday Women descended on Sarah's place and met all her wonderful family and Calgary friends. They were a lovely group of ladies!
Same ol' bling:
I only had half an hour to get ready.
While I was standing outside our condo, waiting for my ride to the shower, I looked up at our balcony and saw something.
|"Wait, where did the Woman go?"|
He's also logging all suspicious squirrel activity.
As I watched, Vizzini stirred, hearing the gulls clattering around above him.
|"What's going on up there? Gulls, move along!"|
|"Red alert! The Woman!"|
I am always thrilled to find a piece or two at a swap - I'm very fussy about what I take home to add to my closet. This wonderful long drapey sweater was Sarah's.
The label is Sparkle & Fade, which I've seen around in boutiques.
This is another piece that will be worn once, maybe, then bundled in with my cold weather accessories.
L and I hung out on Saturday night, and slept in a bit today/Sunday. Where is the sun?
- Dress - Desigual by Christian Lacroix, consignment; purchased here for $25.00
- Coat - Danier Leather; last seen here
- Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in March for a movie outing
I liked it for trying stuff on (it pulls off and on over my head), but it's a little low-cut in the front for my taste.
I liked it much better when it was covered up by my red leather coat.
But all bundled up for the walking outside.
- Scarf - fake Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
- Wool gloves - Parkhurst
- Gold earrings - mismatched gifts from L
I had good luck! I started out in the shoes, looking through the summery stock.
I love the ballet profile, and the soft strap that wraps around the ankle.
These were $24.95, which felt like a good price.
I found a beautiful deep purple scarf with fringe.
I don't usually buy purses. I just don't use them, but I promise I will use this sweet leather and cloth purse.
It's by BCBG Paris, and was only $9.95.
I found this belt in the vintage accessories section. The three front pieces are mirroring crystals - you can see they're reflecting the poster on the wall above this table.
This is the back of the buckle.
Only $4.95. Nice.
I've seen this dress at WIN many times. It was in the half-price section today, so I bit.
The brand is Supertrash, and it was $5.00.
You know I didn't hesitate - I cut the skirt off!
|Vizzini helped, and yes, I wielded scissors barefooted, just asking for trouble.|
Yes, I know I have a thin sweater just like this (this one, just worn last weekend).
And it was only $7.00, half price.
I also finally bit on this piece that I'd seen/tried on before.
I pinned it up, like so.
And now we have a totally workable fine cotton t-shirt dress with a fabulous feather pattern.
It's by Helmut Lang, made in the USA, and was $12.50.
This piece originally retailed for $400.00 new. I'm happy with my $12.50!
I have reined in my leather purchases somewhat, but I still find it hard to pass up a beautiful piece like this brown suede and leather trim skirt.
It's fully lined and fits beautifully.
From WIN, I walked down to Flavour Upstairs, but nothing really rang my bell. But I did find my "walking to and from work" shoes for this spring/summer season there.
These are from 2016 and are still being sold at Baggins (linking here, 'cause I love), which is a store across the street from Flavour - they carry the largest selection of Converse in the world!
They originally retailed for $75.00 and they're on sale for $56.25 Canadian, if you want to match me!
A little bit of anarchy on my feet.
And how was your weekend, my friends? Get up to any shenanigans?
Oh my gosh! You look fabulous in everything!ReplyDelete
Oh, you are a doll, thank you!Delete
glad to see you enjoying some summery dresses! I love that floral/Fireworks dress, it's likr a spring breeze!. I understand that you want to wear your leather jacket forever, it looks gorgeous, perfect fit! and those boots are amazing! (have you ever put a piece of cloth in the deep freezer/ ice box to get rid of moths?, I've read it works)ReplyDelete
So lovely Desigual dress with the red leather coat, they make a fabulous ensemble!
And such amazing purchases you did, I love those converses!
It's still too chilly for most of them, but I love the bright colours. I have frozen things to get rid of potential bugs. Thank you!Delete
Oh yes, top designers for the diner - I love that. And why ever not? Great outerwear too, and you got me smiling big with those pics of V on the lookout. Stay fab, xoxReplyDelete
Why not, indeed! Thank you so much for swingin' by, Patti!Delete
Maybe the Cons are a men's size----I'm a women's 9, too!!!! I LOVE them!!! Love the first floral dress and obvi that green jacket and walking boots!!ReplyDelete
I think they are just mis-sized. They are labeled a Euro size 39, which is more like an 8.5-9. Thanks, Becky!Delete
Love all of these. That bronze leather jacket is incredible.ReplyDelete
Let me recommend moth traps that actually work and are not toxic to humans or felines: GreenWay Clothes Moth Traps. Unlike most moth traps, they have lures for both male and female moths.
I am a Lover of Vintage Cashmere and thus a Slayer of Moths.
Thank you, Julia! Ooh, thank you so much for the recommendation!Delete
That D&G dress was such a good buy, it fits so good.ReplyDelete
The BCBG leather cutout dress was also a superb find.
When I sat the grey marble like dress I KNEW it was Helmut Lang. I had a HL dress very similar to this and send it out to Lydia who looked spectacular when wearing: https://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/2015/09/on-list.html
I know, I love it - I keep wanting to wear it! Ha, you have a good eye! Thanks for the link!Delete
Total and utter love for your swooshy fireworks frock and with so many colours going on, of course you had to go wild with the multicoloured bling! Vizzini watching you from his perch on your balcony made me smile, and I had a good chuckle at your "Red alert! The Woman!" remark. Love your Sex Pistols Converse, in fact:I need some of those! They remind me of a pair of sneakers I insisted on having when I was 16. They were called "punk" and left footprints saying so. xxxReplyDelete
Thank you! I knew you'd love the shape of the linen dress. Oh, these sneakers need that "punk" sole!Delete
I love the swap of accessories for the baby shower! :) And I am eager to see how you wear your new dress turned blouse! :)ReplyDelete
I hated the dress/blouse! It's so gone.Delete
What a wonderful array a fabulous styles here. I love the linen floral dress is beautiful. The print is on point and pretty on you. I was also thrilled to see the metallic leather jacket. The brown suede skirt with the leather trim. It is so rich and timeless. The brown suede skirt with the leather trim. It is so rich and timeless.ReplyDelete
I know you were not a handbag collector, but thumbs up to your new purchase.
Thank you, Elle! I loved the linen dress - such a classic print. I love rich pieces, especially when they feel really good. Glad you like the bag!Delete