Hello! I am starting this post today (Saturday) because I don't want to spend all of my Sunday on it. It feels weird doing this on a Saturday.
Anyway, this is Thursday's outfit.
I built the outfit around this new-to-me top and these awesome shoes that have not been worn much this season.
It will also be my entry for "Visible Monday
" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style
- go, run, skedaddle!
- Blouse - Mexx, thrifted; purchased here for $13.95
- Skirt - Firenze by Santa Barbara, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in May with cranes
- Shoes - Grotesque; last worn here in May with cartoon stripes
- Blazer (below) - GIEFFEFFE by Gianfranco Ferre, vintage 90s; last seen here in April with jungle and orange
I was greeted by a much-missed sight on Thursday morning when I took my stair picture - blue sky! You can see the smoke-line, though - the haze is still with us.
I've been feeling under the weather this week, and had attributed it to the smoke particulate in the air, but it seems I've actually been coming down with a summer cold. L has it too - we've both been sleeping a ton.
Everyone at work loved this awesome blouse - "It looks like martini olives!" said more than one person.
I like that not a single one of my colours matched - the yellow of the shoes and the "pit" of the "olives" on the blouse are the closest. We have brown, pale green and yellow in the blouse.
The skirt is a pearlized acid yellow (close to a lemon-y shade).
|Oops, my shirt is askew!|
The shoes are grey and bright yellow.
And the jacket is a deep bottle-green, with a touch of blue, almost a deep teal.
And yet, somehow it all goes!
These shoes are still pretty comfortable. I did my WW meeting after work, then walked to Prima Strada Pizza to meet up with Elaine for our last outing before she moves to Hamilton, Ontario next week. Aw, I am really going to miss her...
Gold and green bling:
Vizzini went after the swinging chain on the belt in the morning.
- Metal belt - thrifted
- Ear-balls - Dior, consignment
- Green ring - consignment
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Green bracelet - vintage 60s, Mom's
I dragged myself to work on Friday, feeling completely stuffed up. I took an antihistamine to clear my head and that helped. Guh, I hate being sick!
Another wearing of this wonderful skirt, and a first - and last - appearance of this faux Chloe zip top.
- Zip top - fake Chloe, thrifted; purchased here for $8.95
- Skirt - VanessaVirginia, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in May with more coral for Winesday
- Shoes - Asos, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here earlier this month in a "try again" outfit with the brolly skirt
Yup, I did not like the look or feel of this top - it felt cheap. It's not even going to get a "Try Again" outfit. Screw it! Into the giveaway pile you go!
The skirt, on the other hand, is magnificent, and billowed and made "ABBA pants" when I walked.
I had to roll the elastic waistband once to keep it from dragging on the ground.
I love all the patterns going on here.
Hand in stoopid, useless, tiny pocket.
This top is not good for jamming my hands in there. What is the point??
Every time I wear these shoes I moan about them getting worn out. Yup, they still are.
The blue thermoset bracelet is in the jewelry giveaway now, along with the matching clip-on earrings and necklace. They just don't grab me anymore.
- Sodalite/silver ring - handmade in Scotland, purchased in 1996
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Thermoset bracelet - vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Crystal bracelet - Coro, vintage 60s, Mom's
- Earrings - vintage market
L and I went to bed early on Friday and both slept in, before we managed to drag ourselves to town for lunch at Floyd's.
I couldn't even think about putting an outfit together, so I wore one of my jammy dresses.
- Dress - Rachel Roy, thrifted; last seen here in May to the Ulti field
- Shoes - Michael Kors, thrifted; last worn here with the brolly skirt in July
I have an old turquoise cami on under it so that I'm not boobalicious.
Easy walking shoes, and I am ready to stroll.
The pattern is of horned larks.
It was "white" out (clouds + haze) but still warm-ish. Didn't need a jacket.
Now this is how you jam your hands into you pockets.
All the way!
I love the soft leather of these shoes, and I'm a sucker for an ankle strap.
I think I wear similar/the same accessories every time I wear this dress, but hey, if it works, it'w worth repeating, right?
- Ring - local
- Earrings - used furniture store
Vizzini's been snoozy too.
|"Dreaming of kitty treats."|
I'll be joining you for another nap soon, bud!
Oh, and here we are, now it's Sunday and I'm back (I bet you didn't even notice I was gone).
Feeling somewhat better today, and the weather took a turn for the chilly - I had to wear a coat!
- Top - Jean-Paul Gaultier, vintage 90s, consignment; last seen here under Marni in May
- Skirt - Danier Leather, thrifted in Powell River; last worn here in May with teal satin
- Shoes - Truths Makena, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) in July to the Ulti field
- Denim duster - Plum, thrifted; purchased here for $16.95
I wore the denim duster for most of the day while I was out and about, but this is what I have on underneath.
This lovely blue sheer top is super-stretchy - easy to shop in. Yes, of course I went shopping. First the groceries, then a quick dash over to Duchess and Duke consignment (I heard they had a sale on!), and then a bus over to Fairfield to meet up with Yvonne for a shop at My Sister's Closet.
The leather skirt is easy to unzip, ready to try things on.
I wore fishnet tights for warmth!
I loved this fun duster.
It has big slashes up the sides which cause it to billow around most dramatically.
Sometimes I wore it open with my hands jammed in my pockets, thusly:
And sometimes I had it done up (no buttons) and tied.
I loved wearing this piece - it was so fun!
Comfy shoes for walking and again, for trying things on.
Nothing that's going to snag.
- Shield ring - Nine West
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Earrings - gift from Lise
I did very well at both stores. At Duchess and Duke, I went through everything and tried a ton of stuff on. I loved this fine sweater.
The colour! It makes my heart sing - I love yellow.
This is 100% cashmere by J. Crew.
For only $26.00! This would have been at least $100 new.
I checked it very carefully for moth holes, especially when I realized it's 10 years old.
That would be Summer 2008.
This is a vintage double-knit polyester (so totally breathable, har har) top.
It has a funnel neckline, a drawstring bottom hem, and I think the belled sleeves used to have elastic cuffs once.
It was only $11.00.
Look at those fabulous colours! I'll have fun playing with this.
My heart skipped a beat at this blazer. Oh my gherkins.
It's emerald green, cherry red and pale pink, fully lined in green satin.
It's by H&M! Colour me shocked.
And only $22.00! This piece is really heavy - it's got some heft to it. It is only a couple of years old, and sold for $99 new.
Yvonne and I both came away with a full bag of goodies at My Sister's Closet. This navy blue tulle ballerina skirt is the first thing I found..
It's quite lovely on - I love the rich blue.
It's by Trina Turk!
A bit of digging tells me that this is the "Floris" skirt, and it sold for $238.00 (it's still on their site, even though it's sold out). I paid $20.98. Score!
The lining is 95% silk - it feels wonderful.
It also has a nice non-elastic waistband.
I am always looking for washable soft, interesting tops for layering.
This one has two cascading ruffles and is dark red.
It's by Dex.
It was $12.98 and probably retailed for around $49.00.
I don't usually buy tee-shirts (I sleep in them, but I rarely wear them out), but I love the deep rich teal blue of this one.
It's by Banana Republic and still had its original tags on - $50.00.
And it's just 5 years old, shipped in late October 2012 for Spring 2013.
It's really soft, and has a lovely neckline. This was $20.98.
I am really not a purse person, but I am going to try to up my bag game slightly.
This nice cross-body faux-leather bag is nice and light. It's a dark grey.
The black pyramid studs line the front flap.
The straps can be unclipped so that it can be carried through that strip as a clutch.
It's by Steve Madden, so not that fancy.
But it was only $15.00.
As I was going into the hallway to do my last stair picture this morning, someone barged in and got in the hallway.
|"Move aside, Woman, I have places to be!"|
Vizzini, you scamp!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!