This weekend has flown by, packed full of things! I need another weekend to recover, please - would someone please arrange that, stat? Thank you.
This is Friday's outfit. As you can see, I'm really not doing Casual Friday.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - what are you waiting for? Go!
- Jacket - Brooks Brothers, thrifted; last worn here in January with a butterfly skirt
- Top - Jones New York, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit, after the closet pictures) with JPG sailor pants in March
- Skirt - Sonia Rykiel, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
- Shoes - Zoomies Ishshoes, Fluevog; last seen here with pink pants in April
I met Elaine for dinner after work, and I wanted to look classy too.
White and gold bling:
- Belt - Banana Republic, consignment - first wear, $6.50
- Cuff - thrifted
- Earrings - Biko, consignment
- Textured bracelet - Mom's, 60s?
I've owned that lower bracelet since around 1984 when I "liberated" it from Mom's jewelry box.
Last time I wore these earrings, some of you wanted to see them on me to see how they looked.
On Saturday, L and I hauled our gear to the field for a game of Ultimate Frisbee!
- Dress - Simply Taylor, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in July 2017 for...a game of Ulti!
- Sandals, Born, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in September 2017 for Ulti again!
- Linen jacket (below) - Club Monaco, thrifted; last seen here
I have a small wardrobe of weekend-only items, which includes this lovely "lettuce" dress, so named for the amass of ruffles around the hem.
L and I had lunch after the game, I had a wee shop and then walked home and had a nap.
White linen for sun coverage.
- Gold earrings - mismatched anniversary gifts from L
We had our friends Cat and Ross over for board games on Saturday night. Vizzini is always happy to see them (they visit/feed him when we are away).
|"What? This isn't a good place to sit?"|
I did find a few things on my brief shop - I stopped in at the WIN Store on Pandora.
I'm always on the lookout for washable "soft" tops to wear under blazers/sweaters in plain colours.
It's by INC, and was half price of the marked $12.95, so 6.50.
I've been having good luck with pants lately, and spotted these funky beauties.
I didn't know the brand - Cartonnier - and this was half off the marked $29.95 (so, $15.00).
I like this back detail of the high divoted waist. Those are real pockets on the back too.
I waffled over these shoes a couple of times. Not because of the price, but because of the heel height.
They are by Ted Baker, and I adore the ginormous satin roses on the peep toes.
The soles say, "Ted say's [sic], "It's all about the sole".
These were $26.95, which is the exact price of a party shoe I don't plan to wear a lot.
These were probably well over $150.00 new, which is too much to pay for a shoe that doesn't get worn much. I bet these were worn only once!
This morning, I was up very early. I found Vizzini sitting out on the deck, enjoying the early sun.
|"I chose to sit here."|
Looks rather grumpy, doesn't he?
|"Are the noisy roof sounds coming back?"|
Yes, sorry, bud! The roofers will be back tomorrow.
I walked to town and did my grocery shop.
- Dress - no label, vintage, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in June 2017 to the Ulti field (I'm sensing a theme here)
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last worn here (5th outfit) in May with a red dress
I've been emailing with blog reader Laurie for several months, and had made plans to meet up with her, her husband Fred, and grown son Robin while they visited Victoria for a few days.
I love this dress - it's so easy to wear, although when I am hoofing it and walking at my faster pace, I have to gather up the skirts so that I can take my proper strides.
I sunblocked up my arms, but carried my parasol. It was the perfect day for it.
It's made of paper and bamboo.
- Belt - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Cuff - vintage 70s, vintage fair
- Earrings - vintage fair
I took a few pictures of my day, but generally the four of us just enjoyed taking in the city and chatting. Being in the moment is always more fun.
Laurie and her family came in on the Coho ferry from Port Angeles in Washington State, south of Victoria.
Looking across the Inner Harbour as the Clipper passenger catamaran comes in from Seattle's harbour.
Looking back at the Empress Hotel.
And looking at the Parliament Buildings behind me.
I met the family at their B&B in James Bay, where Fred took a picture of Laurie and I.
While they settled in - fresh off the boat! - I looked around the wee cottage.
I'm a maximalist - I love spaces that are crammed full of things.
We walked to the waterfront at Dallas Road, along to Beacon Hill Park. We climbed to the top of the hill, then walked down through the park itself, admiring the flowers, ducks and greenery. It's a lovely park.
From there, we strolled through the Empress Hotel, where I took a picture of Fred in front of the High Tea Crowd.
We meandered up Government Street, poking our heads into Roger's Chocolates, Munro's Books, and EA Morris Tobacconists, where I sat in the chair where the Queen once sat! YES, me and Queen Elizabeth II now have something in common.
|A royal wave for the commoners|
We had lunch on the patio at the Garrick's Head, then walked down to Wharf Street, to Johnson Street. Of course, we popped into Fluevog - and to Flavour Upstairs, where both Laurie and Robin found something. Laurie bought a lovely Club Monaco silk skirt that I'd been eyeing, and Robin found a fabulous Club Monaco sweater for his girlfriend.
Over to Chinatown, and then I had to get home to receive the groceries. Time for one last picture.