A very Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks! We are looking good for 151 years old, eh?
|Pic by Yvonne|
But let's cast our minds back to Friday, shall we? It was a quiet day at work, so I spent the day swooshing about in this vintage skirt.
In contrast to the rest of the world, "June-uary" continued to give us cloudy, windy and rainy days (pick your combination of any or all). Yes, I'm wearing a sweater and boots!
- Sweater - Contemporaine, thrifted; first worn here in June during my last vacation
- Skirt - no label, vintage 50s, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) on my birthday weekend in October 2017
- Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last worn here (3rd outfit) for brunch with Ally when she was here in April
- Jacket (below) - Comrags, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in May with my glam afternoon tea look
I also wore a full vintage slip under this. Crazy weather!
I always pick out one of the colours in the skirt to go with it.
But no, it is much gorier than that!
It was so chilly out that I wore a jacket too.
- Cuff - Renoir by Matisse, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Necklace/earrings - Matisse, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
We had enough people for a game of Ultimate Frisbee on Saturday morning - but the weather did not cooperate at all, and it POURED rain for the entire game.
- Leather top - Topshop, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in September 2017 with pattern
- Skirt - Tribal, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in April with olive and metallic leather
- Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last worn here in May with a bird dress
We went for lunch at Floyd's after our long, 2+ hours game - my hair was dripping wet and I was soaked to the skin.
I love this leather copper top.
- Earrings - thrifted
L and I had hoped for a nap afterwards, but with no time to spare, we quickly showered and then met our awesome best friends for beverages and food at the Fernwood Inn (aka "The Winchester") to celebrate the long weekend!
This my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Get your kit and kaboodle over there!
- Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; last seen here in May with a cartoon skirt
- Skirt - H&M Tribute to Marimekko, thrifted; purchased here for $19.99
- Sandals - Dr. Scholls, consignment; last worn here (3rd outfit) in May with a vintage floral gown
Speaking of swoosh, wow, I am so in love with this skirt. We walked to the pub and it billowed and swooshed in a very wonderful way.
|"I'm more interested in who this jacket belongs to."|
The waistband on it is REALLY small (it's a size 4), and I didn't want the buttons to fly off and put someone's eye out, so I left them undone and also undid the zip a smidge, and then tucked all that business underneath at the back.
|"This certainly doesn't belong in my house."|
Vizzini spent the whole time I was taking pictures investigating the jacket that fellow Ulti player Brad left at the field. We were all in a rush to get out of the rain and get home.
|"I'm merely ensuring the security of the home, Woman."|
He did his usual inspection of under the skirt, then wandered off.
|"I'm done with you for now."|
I like getting a wear out of my vintage copper.
- Copper set - vintage 70s, vintage fair
- Amethyst/gold ring - Dad's, c. 1965, Frances Jewelers
- Earrings - gift from Sherri
Continuing my effort to use my purses.
I love this piece - it holds a lot, and I like the funky design. It's a handmade (in Vancouver) limited edition.
- Purse - FiveLeft
L and I played a lot of boardgames, listened to music and generally just laid low this weekend and avoided the Canada Day crowds. On Sunday (the actual Canada Day), we strolled to town and saw "Solo: A Star Wars Story".
- Cardigan - Kenzo, consignment; first worn here (2nd outfit) when Ally was in town in April
- Sleeveless sweater - Gap, thrifted; last seen here in April under a big blue blazer
- Silk pants - J. Crew, thrifted; first worn here in May with another pair of funky sneakers
- Shoes - BCBGeneration, consignment; first worn here (3rd outfit) in May with gingham
It was windy (shocker) but warm for our walk to town, both of us feeling creaky after all of the previous day's activity.
We saw lots of other people in their red and white.
Ready to chill out!
- Earrings - vintage 80s, Mom's
We found Vizzini chilling in the sun on the deck, soaking up the heat from the tiles.
|"Oh, were you gone? I didn't notice."|
|"You're still here?"|
He makes his presence known when he wants attention.
|"The bros are cuddling, Woman, leave us alone."|
|"Is that a spider?"|
Later, he climbed onto L's lap while we played Arkham Horror.
|"Right, I am not allowed to whack at the game tokens."|
L's in his Team Canada jersey.
|"I'm in my Team Vizzini tuxedo."|
|"You should feed me now."|
Meanwhile, Vizzini levels the "Stare of Death" at me.
|"FEED ME. Also, Happy Canada Day to all my fans."|
I love a Vizzini-rich post! He is a handsome beast. I had a cat that insisted on playing board games with us - by sitting on the board : > I'm crazy for your 50's circle skirt too, and the red leather sneakers, and all the goodies. xoxReplyDelete
He's so pretty, isn't he? We never let him get that close to the games, but he tends to scoop pieces off the table when we're not looking (we can't ever leave them unattended!). Thanks, Patti!Delete
Oh, those silk pants! And those gorgeous skirts! And all that copper!!!!ReplyDelete
Ha, thank you so much, Cynthia!Delete
Happy (belated) Canada Day, Sheila! I absolutely love your first outfit! That skirt is fabulous and I love the sweater and boots you've paired it with. I love the gorgeous bright orange and pink skirt and the copper set is so pretty. Vizzini's looking cute as ever! XXXReplyDelete
Thank you, Sasha! I was all about bright colours this weekend. Vizzini's being a monster as usual. ;-PDelete
Lovely Vizzini, such a character!ReplyDelete
That H&M dress really looks like Marimekko. I myself don't wear Marimekko's pieces (too colorful for my all-black-everything-style :D ) but it's really popular brand here in Finland (labels home country) as well as abroad. They do seems very comfortable and quite androgynous. That's how we Finns like our clothes ;)
He definitely is, Mujeril!Delete
That IS Marimekko - H&M licenced it (hence the "a tribute to Marimekko"). It's a pretty well-known brand here and it's really bold and bright. Definitely not to everyone's taste!
Happy Canada Day to all three of you!ReplyDelete
I love your H&M skirt - send it my way when you're finished with that beaut!
The bullfighting skirt is a thing of beauty. I detest bullfighting but have quite a collection of 1950s art and tacky Spanish tourist souvenirs depicting the gruesome activity.xxx
Thanks, Vix - ha, I may just do that, if I tire of it any time soon.Delete
The picador skirt is so unusual - it's gruesome, but where are you ever going to see another like it??
I love your skirts - especially the first one. We could have done with some of your rain in my garden as it hasn't rained for about 4 weeks in my part of the UK!ReplyDelete
I'll send you some rain, Rebecca! I'm so sick of cold weather!Delete
Love the Marimekko tribute skirt and the silk pants. Also the copper jewellery and red sneakers. You really have some stunning pieces. Many years ago I had a cat who looked just like Vizzini, he also gave the same disdainful looks at times (but could also be very loving when he felt like it) :) LiseReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Lise. Ha, tuxedo cats are very expressive, I've found.Delete
What a show-stopper of a skirt! The imagery is so strange, I wonder where the fabric was printed. I had a circular skirt as a child and remember doing a lot of twirling about to make it stand out. (Young enough for a display of knickers to be of no importance!)ReplyDelete
Belated wishes for your Happy Canada Day, may it remain happy all year.
Hello, Miss Celany! I think the fabric might be from Spain or Mexico - it's definitely old. Thanks so much!Delete
Happy Canada Day to you, L and the fabulous Vizzini!ReplyDelete
I loved your Matador skirt and the cowboy boots go so well with it! The Marimekko type print skirt is lovely. I loved all your fabulous vintage jewellery and I absolutely loved your red pants, Kenzo and sneakers outfit so casual yet so smart...
Hope you're having a good week.
Thank you, Vronni! I try to have as much fun as possible with my outfits, even on weekends! Happy week to you!Delete
A bit late, I know, but Happy Canada Day to you, L and Vizzini! I always loving seeing pictures of him wearing his tux ;-) That last picture is quite scary, though, that really is the Stare of Death! What a bore about the weather. I'd send you some of ours, as it's a bit too hot for me. I love the colours of that bullfighting skirt, although it is a bit gory. But my favourite by far is that amazing hot pink and orange maxi skirt. Have a great week! xxxReplyDelete
No worries, thank you, Ann! Vizzini is such a ham for pictures, silly guy. Yes, he has his Death Stare down well - I swear I felt him staring.Delete
Sending you some cooler weather! Thanks - colourful skirts for all!
Happy Canada day! You look fabulous in this vibrant printed skirt, even though the theme is gory, I love the boots and I almost envy your cooler weather. I also adore that copper top. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Now please tell your feline companion not to stare at you like that!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Elle! I know, how do you deal with a skirt with such a gory subject matter?? I'll send you some cooler weather, if you send us some hot weather, deal? :)Delete
Vizzini always looks like that!
I am holiday envious. We won't have one until November-ReplyDelete
The Marimekko is amazing !! what a cool skirt and it has pockets ! You can always add a rubber band to the button in order to extend the waist size.
Oh, that's a long time to wait! I know, I was really thrilled with how awesome the skirt was. Right, thanks for the reminder on the rubber band trick!Delete
It's so cool that I can recognize your friends. Glad you had fun.ReplyDelete
Grab a seat - I see an empty one for you! :)Delete
What a lovely way to celebrate a long weekend, it's a shame the rain made some of your plans less fun, but still you managed to look stylish! And of course, I love that maxi skirt on you so much - what a beautiful piece! :)ReplyDelete
Oh, drinks on the patio are the best! Eh, it's just rain, I'm not going to melt. :) You'll be seeing the skirt again very soon!Delete
Happy Canada Day Sheila!ReplyDelete
I'm lovin' the J Crew trousers and Kenzo cardi! And. The red shoes too!
Thank you, Sue! Sorry, I missed this comment - I hope you had a wonderful Canada Day!Delete
I love 50's circle skirts, especially when they have a particular theme to the pattern like this one. I've never found a nice one that fits me yet.ReplyDelete
It's so sweet to see Vizzini on L's lap - my boy has never wanted to be "on me", only "next to me", which is fine, but I wish he would allow an occasional lap snuggle.
It's one of my best thrift finds ever, both for the crazy design and that it actually fits me. I've seen really cool circle skirts at vintage fairs, but the waists are FAR too small for me.Delete
Vizz seems to be finally settling out of "kittenhood". He's a good cuddler now, but it took a long time to socialize him to us. I hope your boy gets more cuddly as he gets older.