Lest you think from that headline that all I do is shop when I'm on vacation, it's really only a small amount of the time. I could have written "and Napping" but the pictures of that are very boring compared to pictures of shopping treasures.
Anyway, I'm on vacation still, yay! This outfit is from Tuesday, to wear to my haircut, out to lunch with L, to Mayfair Mall to spend gift cards with L, and then a little downtown thrift shopping on my own.
- Coat - Desigual by Christian Lacroix, consignment; last worn here in November 2017
- Sweater - Contemporaine, thrifted; purchased here for $15.95
- Skirt - Les Filles de Neaux, thrifted; last worn here for Jeans Week in May with creeping velvet
- Shoes - Camper, thrifted; first worn here in May with a funky pattern mix
Didn't wear it like this, except when I was in the chair at my hairdresser's and eating lunch at the Ruby.
First wearing of this 100% wool sweater - it was lovely, as wool often is.
This is mostly how I wore the outfit.
I haven't seen any nice Desigual jackets around like this for a long time.
All done up and ready to hop on the bus!
- Purse - BCBG Paris, vintage, thrifted
- Earrings - Frances Jewelers, 10th anniversary gift from L
We had a couple of gift cards to the mall and spent about an hour looking around. L bought a work shirt, but I am so saddened by the dearth of stores with good quality items. Everything is so poorly made and it's all the same. Talk about boring...
So I stopped downtown on the way home and swung by the WIN store for a quick poke around.
It has an exposed seam down the side seams to the hem.
When I saw the label I may have giggled. Sonia Rykiel! For $6.95!
One of the mall stores we did browse through was Banana Republic - I do like the quality of their product, but then the cheap thrifter in me says, "I could find those same pants in a thrift store for under $25!"
Dig that tone-on-tone pattern woven into the emerald green.
They retailed for around $120.00 new.
On Wednesday, Mom picked us up and took us to the Snug at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel for lunch for L's birthday. Thanks, Mom!
- Jacket - H&M Garden Collection, consignment; last seen here in September 2017 with more flowers
- Lace top - Express, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in April under a jumpsuit
- Skirt - , consignment; first worn here in May with Kermit shoes
- Shoes - Tasty Vogs Hermine, Fluevog; last seen here in February with a shiny dress
Without the jacket (I took it off during lunch).
Much love for the skirt.
I popped into Pocket Clothing, which used to be called Leche's. I used to shop there a lot, around 10 years ago when I first lost weight.
I don't shop at that store very often these days because they don't get very good quality stuff in - it's a lot of cheap, poorly-made clothing.
Wearing that purse again!
Blue bling (and a bonus):
- Earrings - Mango's
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
But wait, what is this thing that I was not wearing in the pictures?
She was given this in 1962.
She gave me first dibs on a baggie of earrings too.
Anyway, back to Pocket Clothing. I browsed for about an hour and looked at everything, and actually found some goodies.
I like the cowled back and cut-out detail.
The brand is Just Female, and it was marked down to $18.00 from $28.00.
Annie also carries a fair bit of leather, mostly vintage.
It has pearl snaps!
This skirt's pattern and colours caught my eye.
No label, but it really looks like H&M to me.
Today/Thursday, L and I went downtown and spent more gift cards. Brunch at Milestones, a browse in some shops, and now a rest before we go for dinner.
- Sweater - Judith & Charles, consignment; first worn here with Gaultier pants in May
- Skirt - Kate Spade, thrifted; last seen here in September 2017 with pinks
- Shoes - Wonders; last worn here in April with swooshy pants and duster
It's been mostly overcast, but not too chilly. A light sweater with layers works.
I love this skirt - it's just so pretty.
I didn't want to cover up with a coat, so I used this lovely silk scarf to keep me warm. The inside is a soft fleecy fabric.
- Scarf - Story of Shanghai, thrifted
I should make more of an effort to photograph L's outfits. He is always just as stylish as me!
He would probably want me to point out that he makes his own outfits, and finds many of his pieces himself. I am available for consultations, but he does most of his outfit assembly.
- Leather obi - vintage 80s, thrifted
- Crystal necklace/earrings - Sherman, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Amethyst/gold ring - Dad's, Frances Jewelers, c. 1965
- Bracelet - Lia Sophia, thrifted
We popped into Flavour Upstairs, where we found L another Etro shirt! It's a lovely paisley one, and was only $22.95. Score!
L pushed me to try on this vintage stretch velvet dress. It's SO 90s.
It's by Betsey Johnson, and was $24.99.
And it was made in the US.
I also stopped in at Dots while L was perusing the record store. I found this awesome jacket.
It's by InWear and was $29.99. It's called the Laney Jacket and retailed at $150.00.