Well, this is it, my vacation is nearly over! Where did the time go, and can I please have another week (or three?) off?
Casting out minds back, this is Thursday night's dinner out with L - we walked down to the Fernwood Village and had charcuterie at Stage, a wonderful little restaurant.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - get yourself over there!
- Dress - Betsey Johnson, vintage 90s, thrifted; purchased here for $24.99
- Shoes - Effortless Bebe, Fluevog; last seen here in a pink party outfit last weekend
- Jacket (below) - Burberry, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here (2nd outfit) in April
This was a lovely and comfy dress to wear.
Jacketed up for the chilly evening.
Elle of The Elle Diaries recently posted about the "Round Bag Trend" (post here) - this is a dark olive green printed leather/suede vintage bag that I picked up a few years ago. I'm so on-trend, ha ha!
- Amethyst/gold ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Earrings - Mom's
Here is L's outfit - it's actually the same thing he wore out on the town earlier that day, with a new-to-him coat found a few days earlier at Rich Rags.
On Friday, we celebrated L's birthday (end of Birthday Week!) with our annual Day of Indolence.
here for last year's Day of Indolence adventures.
- Jacket - Vero Moda, thrifted; first worn here with sticky velvet for Jeans Week in May
- Sweater - Bellessa, thrifted; first worn here with aqua and floral in April
- Jeans - Levi Strauss commuter jeans, thrifted; last seen here for Jeans Week in May
- Shoes - Matisse; last worn here (2nd outfit) in April for a shopping trip
It was grey and chilly with some rain - not nice and warm and sunny like last year, unfortunately!
Overall, I liked this outfit, but I was cold by the time we walked home.
My indolent face.
- Earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
- Ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
L's indolent outfit. His "rock star" jacket is over 10 years old.
|The "Jesus" pose - L does this in most photos, based on all the Renaissance paintings we saw in Italy where Jesus makes this pose!|
Funky Fluevogs, jeans, a Monty's Pub tee (gift from Cat/Ross a few years ago - Monty's was a stripper bar), and the Etro shirt we found at Flavour Upstairs the other day. Stylin'!
The gang on our way to Spinnakers Pub. We started at Floyd's Diner for breakfast, followed by a stop in at the Yates St. Taphouse (Caro joined us briefly), then to the Garrick's Head (where Cat joined us), to Lure, to Spinnakers...and then finally home at about 7pm. It was a long day!
Cat, me and Yvonne.
|Photo by Randall|
See? Shake it, baby!
|Photo by Yvonne|
Me and Cat.
|Photo by Yvonne|
Some random shots of my day.
A shot across the harbour, from Lure.
A new dock has sprung up along the Songhees Walkway.
Looking across the harbour at the cruise ship docks.
|L looks on|
Disassembly of the old blue bridge.
On Saturday, we didn't have enough people to play Ultimate Frisbee (even though my back is feeling better, I was relieved not to play for another week), so L and I went to Shine for brunch.
- Jacket - Helmut Lang, thrifted; last worn here in a drapey outfit in April
- Velvet tank - American Eagle Outfitters, consignment; first worn here in May with the above velvet jacket
- Skirt - Ricki's, consignment; last seen here in January with bad tights
- Shoes - Ecco, thrifted, Vancouver; last worn here in July 2017 in a mermaid-inspired outfit
Those items are both gone/removed from my regular wardrobe. Can you guess which ones they were?
I love the jacket - no chance of that leaving - and I still like the deep green of the skirt (plus, floaty!).
- Earrings - Mom's
First wearing of these lovely and light earrings from Mom!
From Shine, I walked down to My Sister's Closet for a look around. They have 50% off on yellow tags right now - hurray!
It's by Banana Republic, and was $6.50 with the 50% off.
You know I won't hesitate to shop out of season for cool pieces!
I recognize this brand - Nor of Denmark - as being one that Dots carries.
This is a crushed velvet black mock-neck.
The brand is Mantles, which was the Bay (now known as the Hudson's Bay) in-house brand back in the 90s and 00s.
Okay, I have to stop buying long cardigans now! I have blue, rust and now "linden". Let's call this green, shall we?
It is by Joseph A, and was new with tags on.
And there you go, my friends! I'll be back to my daily posting schedule as of tomorrow - I'm mentally girding my loins for going back to work, but trying not to think about it too much! Wishing you all a lovely week ahead!
I too am enamored of your stretchy Betsey J dress - so great for a date. All your "people" seem like the most fun and lovely bunch! xoxReplyDelete
Thanks, Patti! They really are wonderful friends.Delete
So nice to see your friends again! They're a fun crowd. You do indolence as well as a moody teenager. And love the BJ dress.ReplyDelete
Yay, felt like you were there, didn't it? Hee, hee, the BJ dress. Don't say that in public!Delete
Oh I love that long cardigan! I'm really liking all the warmer pieces you got as it's so cold here at the moment, ha! It looks like you have had a wonderfully relaxing but still stylish few days!ReplyDelete
There you go - my cold-weather stuff is right in season for you, Mica! It's been wonderful.Delete
The Betsey Johnson dress looks fantastic on you, and I love how you chose the pink shoes to "go" with it. Love the cute little round purse too! I can't repeat it enough, you too are such an incredibly stylish couple! What a lovely crowd of friends you have. Never a dull moment, I bet. I don't think you can have enough long cardigans, and this one is such a nice colour. Hope your first day back at work isn't too stressful. xxxReplyDelete
Thanks, Ann! Aw, thank you - I'm so glad L likes to dress up! We've definitely influenced each other that way for the better.Delete
The Betsey Johnson dress is marvellous !ReplyDelete
I had to smile at L's Jesus pose and your friends seem to be a lot of fun.
The burgundy jacket is amazing. I want it when you are done with it.
Thank you, hon! My friends are awesome! Hmm...I'll think about the jacket. ;-PDelete
People always say that our friends look like us and you and your friends do, too! That's a sign you're with the right people, isn't it?ReplyDelete
Love your velvet dress and the cool metallic jacket you wore with you. L's is fabulous, too. xxx
It really is, Vix. Thank you! That was my favourite outfit, too.Delete
I love your Betsey Johnson dress, and the pink shoes. You do have loads of style. You have a great group of friends. I'll have to remember the "shake it baby" next time I tale a group photo! :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Polly! The "shake it!" makes everyone laugh, so that they don't look stiff in the pictures - it works!Delete
The Betsy Johnson dress looked superb on you.No wonder L likes you to wear it! He's looking pretty hot himself and I liked his 'Jesus' pose although he looks as if he is taking aim at something close to the ground - a cat maybe? Of course not!ReplyDelete
The pink shoes are fabulous. You picked up some really good finds - useful as well as smart and I'm very impressed by your knowledge of all the brands and brand name changes.
That's a very good tip for taking photos - thank you! What a great bunch of friends you have.
I'm a sucker for that square neckline - I've always liked it. Ha! No, L would never do that!Delete
I've always loved fashion, and I used to shop retail more in the 90s, so I remember a lot of the names from then.
It really works - try it!
So you're back and so am I - good timing eh? Thanks for all the fun shots of your friends Sheila, it's great to see who you hang out with.ReplyDelete
Outfit wise I'm loving the peplum jacket over the velvet dress - that's my kind of outfit!
Great minds, eh, Anna? You would love my friends - they are awesome people. That's my fave outfit, too.Delete
You and L do have spectacular style and I would think you are the best-dressed couple where every you go. I love the fit of those Levi's jeans - that is what I wish my jeans fit like.ReplyDelete
We love to get dressed up! I tried a lot of jeans before I found these!Delete