Don't the weekends just fly by? Here we are at Sunday already. But I know you're agog over this dress.
Linking up to "Visible Monday" at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - go!
This is what I actually wore to work all day.
|The roofers are still there...nearly done!|
- Glitter shrug - Le Chateau, thrifted; first seen here in March with pleats
- Dress - Stop Staring; last worn here (3rd outfit) in April 2017 for Justin's birthday
- Shoes - Gentle Souls; last seen here in April with a big blue blazer
It ended up being too chilly all day/evening to take the shrug off, so this was my complete look.
My feather fascinator (which I wore on the bus to work, to the side-eye of many a fellow bus patron) has a gold vintage brooch glued in the centre, so that pushed me to do gold jewelry instead of the expected silver. I still get pushed outside of my own comfort zone, even after 10 years of blogging!
It looks great without the shrug too, but I didn't wear it like this at all.
I did a trick with my hair with a rubberized headband and a mini clip (pic from my fancy tea outfit, here, 2nd outfit). The headband hides in my hair - I clip the fascinator to it so that it doesn't slide around, or pull on my hair - it has some weight to it!
Carrying my bag, this is how I looked walking around town, riding the bus and shopping at the vintage fair.
The shoes were pretty comfy for my day at work, but after a couple of hours of standing, my dogs were howlin'. I was smart and changed into my gold Born flats (these ones) for walking to Spinnakers Pub for dinner afterwards, and jogging for the bus after that.
Grey and gold bling:
- Purse - Aldo
- Feather fascinator - Lazy Susan's
- Brooch - vintage, 1964, Mom's
- Bracelet - Lia Sophia
- Earrings - Biko, consignment
I was encouraged by one of the fair volunteers to compete in the fashion show! Thanks to Cat for these pictures!
Everyone was very impressed by my glasses - also not vintage.
Cheers for me!
Here's what I bought at the fair.
These funny fat bluebirds were only $3.00.
On my wish list is an articulated leopard brooch - I saw one at a vintage fair once have regretted not buying it. One of the first things I spotted at this fair was this funny pink crystal salamander.
The WIN shops had the whole downstairs set up with their curated vintage. I found this golden-olive leather and brass belt.
It was only $9.95, and I noticed that when the light hit the leather backing at the perfect angle, you can see the maker's stamp (which was probably in gold) which has otherwise worn off.
I also found this pretty little copper and turquoise brooch.
Once I had that Dior belt, it felt like matching items came out to find me! I found these two items in different stalls later on.
This stone and steel belt buckle came home with me.
And lastly, I'm always on the lookout for a cool piece of steel.
I'm all ready for the next show in September - it's the big one we go to every year.
On Saturday, L and I walked to town to go to Floyd's for breakfast. Another semi-cloudy but warm day.
- Tee - Maccs, consignment; first worn here (4th outfit) in May with a ballet skirt
- Skirt - Angel Eye, consignment, Vancouver; first worn here in April with a whale
- Shoes - Joe Fresh, thrifted; last seen here in August 2017 with another white skirt (which didn't survive storage - it picked up colour from another garment, boo!)
I love the colour of this tee. I love that it's velvet.
I love the skirt, though.
I wore this hat, but the breeze and it did not get along.
- Hat - Nygard, thrifted
- Necklace - vintage 70s?, Mom's
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver
Vizzini disappeared on us on Saturday morning - I finally found him.
|"Seriously, Woman? You needed to use the flash for this?"|
Oh, yes, I did buy one thing at the Patch, this fabulous skirt!
H&M licenced the prints from Marimekko, so the pieces didn't sell for outrageous amounts in the first place. This skirt is a silk/cotton blend - and it's not lined, so I'll need to wear something under it.
On Saturday night, Vizzini lounged on the deck, soaking in the heat (our deck goes up to 30-40 degrees when the sun hits it).
|"They move so enticingly!"|
|"Very well, I accept a pat."|