I've had a lovely relaxing weekend, and hope you all are too! The couch is calling, so let's dig into my weekend, starting with Friday's kooky outfit.
Every so often I buy something that requires trying it on with a bunch of things to figure out what the heck to wear with it.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go, go, go!
- Blouse - Sanctuary, thrifted; last seen here in June with pink leather
- Pants - See By Chloe, thrifted; purchased here for $24.99
- Shoes - Truths Pilgrim, Fluevog; last worn here with jammy and houndstooth in September
- Leather coat (below) - Danier Leather; last seen here last week
I'd originally intended to wear a blouse tucked into the waistband, but it didn't look right when I tried it on the night before, so I kept trying. A boxy or cropped top seemed to work the best shape-wise.
I had doubts when I saw this picture.
These pants have amazing thigh-widening properties.
A little better.
Yes, yes, I'm definitely on board for whackadoodle pants. Tee hee!
Outerwear - chilly in the mornings and chilly in the evenings.
- Red cuff - Rimanchik
- Black cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Earrings - Tania Gleave, Vancouver
I had a browse through the WIN store and the Patch after work on Friday, but nothing was really grabbing me. All the new fall stock is in, though.
Trust me, it's deep forest green. It's a tricky colour to photograph.
It was $16.95.
On Saturday, L and I were up early for brunch, followed by the official Spending of the Birthday Fluevog Gift Cards shop! Very exciting.
- Velvet blazer - Vero Moda, thrifted; last worn here in August with the jelly-deer
- Sweater - consignment; purchased for $10, first wear
- Skirt - Kay Unger, thrifted; last worn here in November 2017 with these same boots
- Boots - Babycakes Minis, Fluevog; last seen here in February with velvet and paisley (love that outfit)
If I'm going to the Fluevog store, I have to wear Fluevogs, and I have to be able to walk to town and back in them.
The skirt is metallic brown leather, and it's butter-soft. Don't you love the little ruffle around the bottom hem?
The cream sweater is getting its first wear - I won't be tracking it, as it's label-less and just a plain sweater.
- Scarf - Fairweather, c. 1999
- Cuffs - Jezebel Charms, gifts from L
- Earrings - thrifted
So! What did I find at Fluevog?
|The one on the left says "Luxury" and the one on the right says, "Freeze"|
Sweet, sweet, crazy shoes!
I tried on about 8 pairs of shoes - I always try on tons at Fluevog, and I never buy the ones I think I'm going to! Their shoes are not like other shoes...they really have to be tried on, if you can.
If you're curious, here are links to all the ones I can find/remember trying (linking 'cause I love, of course - although I'm a good customer, I don't get anything from Fluevog aside from great customer service).
- These gorgeous green and blue boots here - they were wide in the calf and quite high
- These fabulous striped "Beetlejuice" booties here - these were L's favourite, but I didn't love them as much
- These gold and black booties here - again, L loved them, but they were too much for me
- These beautiful blue ankle boots here - I will watch for these to go on sale
- These elaborate but gorgeous boots here - amazing, but too limiting for me (also very high)
- These pretty polka-dotted shoes here - until I remembered I already have a shoe with that purple leather (these ones) and I also have at least 3 pairs of polka-dot shoes
- These crazy shoes that I bought, the Lena Parfait Luxury Freeze - in berry, here
After trying all those shoes and boots on, I circled back to these goofy things. Although I liked a lot of the shoes I tried, none of them really made my heart sing. And then I put these on! I was grinning like an idiot as I pranced around the store - they're squishy and comfy and make my legs look a hundred miles long.
"These fill my heart with joy!" I exclaimed to the salesperson, to her bemusement. "I am filled with glee!" And that, my friends, is how you know you have the right shoes. Try them all and see what makes your heart sing.
Tabs to pull them on - I have skinny feet and ankles, and they are tight to get on and off.
This pair is called the Lena Parfait Luxury Freeze, and they were $445 less $320 in gift cards - thank you to L for topping up the rest.
The heels remind me of a jar of maraschino cherries.
L bought himself these spectacular Toledo Gateways (link) in white and orange.
Today, I walked to town to do my grocery shop (hurray for delivery!).
- Dress - Joe Fresh, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) to see a movie with Elaine
- Shoes - Star Wars by Irregular Choice; last seen here (4th outfit) for a shopping day in August
- Coat - Danier Leather, consignment; last worn here in April
Another nice sunny day.
I'm done with this dress. It's crappy quality.
here for $17.99 and I wore it seven times, so that's just over $2 a wear.
Outerwear - how most people saw me.
- Skull scarf - MetroWear, San Francisco, 2007
- Gloves - Parkhurst
All buttoned up.
Yoda and Luke!
- White gold earrings - Frances Jewelers, 10th anniversary gift from L
The garage sale was fantastic! It's run by a lovely lady named Suzy, who - like me - has been vintage and thrift shopping for years, and every so often she puts all her stuff out for sale. I marveled at the selection - she has a great eye - it was like shopping in my own closet!
I had to restrain myself, but I did find some great pieces, starting with this snake-print silk dress.
It's by T. Babaton. As always I pay little attention to the sizes, and just buy what fits.
I also found these spectacular black denim printed jeans.
They are by Seven7.
here's a flashback from 2009 when I got them in a swap from my sweets Caro).
I'm super-excited to try these!
I also fell hard for this awesome skirt.
Edged with bigass gems, because every skirt needs that.
Even the pockets - yes, pockets! - have gem trim.
The brand is Kateri, but I couldn't find anything about them online.
Happy with my discoveries, I walked to the WIN Boutique. I found more useful tops, including this brushed gold metallic one.
By Calvin Klein, and was $15.95.
However, I don't like wearing blatant labels, so I'll turn it around.
I really loved the fit of this navy blue sparkly top.
It's not a size 2, though. That's a Medium in Ted sizing.
I'm always on the lookout for camis and tanks for wearing under tops and sweaters. I noted the other day that I needed a grey one.
It was $5.95 and is by Propaganda.
I haven't had a denim skirt for a while - I find most of them too boring for my taste.
It also has a really high waist, so I'm hoping it won't ride up on me (I also have that issue with denim skirts).
A few of the grommets are missing, but I don't care.
The brand is Dare U, and it was $6.95
Vizzini, what do you think of all these purchases?
|"I care nothing for your clothing, Woman!"|
He is mad at us for bring his post in from the deck. Only a little gap of the deck door is open for him to go out, and we'll have to close that soon too.
|"This is completely unacceptable!"|
He really seems to think we can control the weather getting colder.
|"You must make it warm again!"|
I wish I could, bud!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
Whew! I love trying to keep up with you, Sheila, and I'm not always successful. Those finds make my head spin. That thready, gem skirt? Wow. Your new Fluevogs? Double-wow. Who designed those?! What a talent. I can't wait to see what you wear with them. Those patterned pants. Yesss. And I adore those first weird-shaped pants. They are awesome and you wear them well.ReplyDelete
Hey, no worries, Mel! Thanks so much - I had a lot of fun finding interesting things this weekend, and I'm thrilled to bits over my new 'Vogs. Hurray for weird pants!Delete
Wow. Just -- Wow. As always, your outfits are inspiring. And I can't wait to see the new boots in an outfit!ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks, Cynthia! I'm excited to wear them.Delete
Oh I love the snake print dress! And those shoes are awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing how you wear them :) I have one pair of shoes I bought on a whim because I loved them, but I really don't wear them all that much which is a shame!ReplyDelete
That dress is right up your alley, Mica! Buying on a whim is more like impulse-buying, I think. But if you love them, then build an outfit around them and wear them!Delete
Your new shoes are absolutely fantastic, Sheila! A true work of art! Can't wait to see how you wear them! ;) XXXReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Sasha! I'll be wearing them soon!Delete
OMG, those new Fluevogs are out of this world crazy-good. Art for your feet! Love your oversized trousers, that's how I like to wear my own. And shopping heaven as always, xox.ReplyDelete
Aren't they amazing? I'm so in love with them. Ha, I'm glad there are a few fans of the trousers out there! They were definitely outside my comfort zone. Thanks so much, Patti!Delete
Saturday's outfit is my favourite. I'm really digging those boots and tights. And I fully approve of your choice: those new Fluevog boots are fabulous! I had a look at all of your links, and I love these ones the most, and I like them even better in pink than in blue! Those wallpaper print trousers from the garage sales are gorgeous, and so is the snake-print dress. Look at Vizzini's disappointed little face. Phoebe's always mad at us when it rains! xxxReplyDelete
Thank you, Ann! I liked that one too - I'd wear it to work - and it's always fun to do a more dressy outfit on the weekend. I tend to go simpler when I know I'll be shopping.Delete
I'm super-excited to wear my new 'Vogs! and I'm also really looking forward to the new finds.
Poor little Vizz...
Isn't Fluevog a fabulous brand! What an amazing shoes! And what a fabulous outfits of course. Great garage sale too.ReplyDelete
I love their shoes - I'm a great ambassador for them, ha ha! Thanks so much, Nancy!Delete
What wonderful things you found at the vintage sale. I loved them all. Your weekend outfits were lovely; especially the velvet blazer, the fabulous orange leather jacket and those cute black trousers. They reminded me of a Japanese make of trousers beginning with an M that another blogger wears constantly and raves about. Sadly, I can't remember her name or her blog's name...ReplyDelete
The new Fluevogs are astonishing; so many quirky details - almost a story in themselves! Loved L's purchase as well.
Have a fab week.
It was a solid weekend, style-wise, thank you! Yes, the trousers have a very Japanese vibe to them - good call. I'm so excited about the Fluevogs!Delete
I'm loving the Japanese vibe of those structural trousers, those amazing tights and that stunner of an orange leather jacket. The pink platformed Fluevogs should be the Eighth Wonder of the World, they're like nothing I've ever seen before.ReplyDelete
I bet Vizzini is super impressed with everything you found, our cats have the best taste - they chose us! xxx
Yes, they are a very Japanese vibe! Thanks so much, Vix, and I totally agree on the Fluevogs! They amaze me.Delete
Oh, yes, he always has to check everything out. Vizz really does love us.
WOWW, lots of fabulousness. I love so much your shoes, the red ones, the booties which look so wonderful with the velvet and leather and gold details on your tights! and the new Fluevogs! (I've spied everyone you tried on and would pick at least two of them!, even if I could barely walk in them). And the shoes that L. picked are also stunning!! orange and White!! love them!ReplyDelete
Also love your orange jacket and how it matches your StarWars shoes, those details put a smile on my face. Cool!
And I'm amazed by your last purchases, the black denim with the wallpaper design, the awesome skirt with rhinestones!! the shiny tops! You totally rock!
Sorry that Vizzini is not happy with colder temperatures!
Thank you! Fluevogs are one of my vices, hee hee. Thanks so much for the kind compliments on my weekend looks - I love that you notice the details.Delete
Vizzini is perennially grumpy.
Your Fluevogs are the best. Congratulations with the new ones. They are awesome. I like all your outfits in this post, but I love the top one. Although many people will say this isn't figure flattering, I ADORE it. So good.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Greetje! I'm super excited to wear them. I love that you love that first outfit - it felt very different for me.Delete
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The See by Chloe pants are SO COOL - but i do know the feeling of having to try on several items with one garment until you find one that fits just right. I am wondering how these pants would look it you tuck in the top because the pockets are so strategically placed...ReplyDelete
I tried tucking a shirt in - it really makes for a long-looking waist, and was odd-looking to me. I might try something like a vest with them, to play with the proportions around the waist. They're really tricky!Delete