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.
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.
Everyone at work loved this awesome blouse - "It looks like martini olives!" said more than one person.
The skirt is a pearlized acid yellow (close to a lemon-y shade).
|Oops, my shirt is askew!|
And the jacket is a deep bottle-green, with a touch of blue, almost a deep teal.
Gold and green bling:
- 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!
- 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!
I had to roll the elastic waistband once to keep it from dragging on the ground.
Hand in stoopid, useless, tiny pocket.
- 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.
- 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.
The pattern is of horned larks.
Now this is how you jam your hands into you pockets.
- Ring - local
- Earrings - used furniture store
Vizzini's been snoozy too.
|"Dreaming of kitty treats."|
Oh, and here we are, now it's Sunday and I'm back (I bet you didn't even notice I was gone).
- 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.
The leather skirt is easy to unzip, ready to try things on.
I loved this fun duster.
Sometimes I wore it open with my hands jammed in my pockets, thusly:
And sometimes I had it done up (no buttons) and tied.
- 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.
This is 100% cashmere by J. Crew.
I checked it very carefully for moth holes, especially when I realized it's 10 years old.
This is a vintage double-knit polyester (so totally breathable, har har) top.
It was only $11.00.
My heart skipped a beat at this blazer. Oh my gherkins.
It's by H&M! Colour me shocked.
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 by Trina Turk!
The lining is 95% silk - it feels wonderful.
I am always looking for washable soft, interesting tops for layering.
It's by Dex.
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.
I am really not a purse person, but I am going to try to up my bag game slightly.
The black pyramid studs line the front flap.
It's by Steve Madden, so not that fancy.
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!"|
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Oh my gherkins...LOL, have not heard that expression before.ReplyDelete
I've always found Michael Kors to be rather abrasive on Project Runway...but I LOVE those shoes!
I made it up! Ha! I love the shoes too - they are butter soft and so comfy. They have some age on them.Delete
I really like your Thursday outfit, and how you're right, it might not match perfectly but it all goes so well. I love your maxi skirt outfit too (of course!) although it's a shame you didn't love the top / jacket/ Better to let it go, I agree! You got some great finds shopping too!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mica! It's a bit of a mix, all kinds of outfits, but hey, that's me.Delete
So many great outfits! Love the all black one especially and those yellow shoes are fabulous too xx MariaReplyDelete
Thank you so much for commenting, Marie! That "all-black" is actually black and blue.Delete
I especially like your Thursday outfit and your maxi skirt looks fun!ReplyDelete
I hope that you are now feeling much better.
Thank you, Rebecca! Getting there, but took a sick day today.Delete
Love your yellow and olives - refreshing zingy combo!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Gail.Delete
Thursday's zingy outfit is my favourite. I'm totally in love with the Martini olive top. Oh, and those shoes! Love your shopping outfit too, especially that billowing denim coat. The vintage polyester blouse is right up my street, and I would have fallen for the H&M blazer too! I am currently on a handbag diet, I wonder how long it will last ;-) Have a great week, Sheila! xxxReplyDelete
Thanks, Ann! It's such a cute top. The shopping outfit was my overall fave - very practical, yet still fun. I thought of you with that poly blouse! Have a wonderful week, Ann!Delete
Thursday's outfit is fabulous, Sheila! So pretty! I love your new buys too. I love the photo of Vizzini on the run! ;) So cute! XXXReplyDelete
Thank you, Sasha! Vizzini's so hard to capture - he's quick! Happy week to you!Delete
That leather skirt is so sexy---love it. And that H&M blouse :DReplyDelete
Thanks you! That blouse is a jacket, Becky!Delete
Your Sunday outfit is spot on with that amazing duster - it makes your legs look a mile long (probably because of the short skirt combo)! As ever, I'm seriously envious of both your wardrobe and styling talent.ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you so much, Helen! I really appreciate that.Delete
lovely outfits!, I love your 'olives top' with the skirt and those perfect shoes, such a fabulous color combo, so cool! and matching bijouterie!ReplyDelete
Also lovely maxi skirt, it's a beautiful piece, lots of colors and prints to mix and match!. Sorry that the top didn't work, the color looks nice!
I love your denim duster and the fabulous outfit which makes you look so elegant and edgy! and gorgeous! and cool!
And those recently purchased tops and beautiful jacket look amazing!!
Thank you so much, Monica! I so appreciate your comments and kind words. Have a lovely week!Delete
Your life is so active and your accounts of it here are so detailed that it's amazing you post so well so often. More than anyone, you need an assistant to do the grunt work of blog-preparation. If I lived closer, I'd volunteer for the learning-experience.ReplyDelete
Nah, there's not really anything to do (not that an assistance would be so bad, lol!). I just upload my very few photos, crop and resize, upload them and write the text. The most time is digging up the last time I wore things. I can write really fast!Delete
As I scroll through the outfits I can only think "so versatile", "so many styles".ReplyDelete
I am wondering if this new J Crew cashmere top matches the yellow/mustard pleated skirt ?
You found some amazing items in consignment! The H&M blazer was my fave.
Aw, thank you, Lorena! No, the J.Crew sweater is bright yellow, vs. much more mustardy of the skirt. I could wear them together, but the sweater is more of a layering piece.Delete
I know, I am so excited about that blazer! It's so cool!
I need to find an occasion to use the expression "Oh my Gherkins!" That is a lovely jacket, worthy of an exclamation of some sort.ReplyDelete
I have never come across any leather item in that marvelous shade of pearlized lemon yellow. And speaking of leather, you in that black leather skirt = YOWZA!!!
Use it! Make it a thing! I know, I have to get another wearing of it before I pack it away.Delete
They had the best colours for leather in the 80s. Nowadays it's all black black black. Aw, thanks, Shelley!