Sunday, October 21, 2018

Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up: PANK and New Fluevogs; Voting Denim; Birthday Shopping

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend! We're still having sunny crisp days - it can stay like this for the next 6 months and I would be fine with that. 

Here's Friday's outfit - it's the return of the PANK dress! 
 It's so pink, it's PANK. All caps. It's blindingly pink PANK in person.

I'm linking up to Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style. Go, get your PANK on!

  • Dress - Essentiel Antwerp, consignment; last worn here in February
  • Shoes - Lena Parfait Luxury Freeze, Fluevog; purchased here last weekend with birthday money! 
  • Sleeveless coat (below) - Only, thrifted; last seen here

This outfit got a lot of love on Friday at work.
"Did someone say "love"?"

I'd forgotten that we had an all-day management meeting in the glass/frosted-glass walled boardroom next to my desk.

They were all treated to my bouncing bright shoes and PANK blur of my dress for the day.
"Are you finished with that Other Cat?"

L and I chilled out with Baxter on Friday night, after I got home from my hair appointment.
"The Man is still in bed. I should go jump on him."

I knew as soon as I bought these boots that I'd wear them with this dress. It's PANK synergy.

Outerwear - still chilly in the mornings and evenings.
"Or I could stay here and ignore you." 

I went for a walk at lunch without this sleeveless coat - it felt like such a treat! I'm wearing a half-slip under the dress for additional coverage.

  • Wool/fur gloves - thrifted

Vizzini, we are going to give you lots and lots of time with us, this weekend, so just simmer down.
"I should smell your finger?" 

He has been alternately VERY cuddly and VERY bitey and/or meowy.

The stuff:
 These shoes were glorious to wear, and my coworkers loved them, as did Sophia at the salon. I did a fair bit of walking (lunch, to/from bus stops), so ended up doing a 10-hour day before I took them off. My feet were tired, but they were very comfy overall.

Silver bling:
 The silk sash is a tie (belt?) off some piece of clothing that I've long forgotten. My coworker Emily said, "That makes the outfit!"

  • Earrings - Brenda Schoenfeld, vintage 1992, vintage mall
  • Spider ring - c. 1986, gift from Mom & Dad, Mexico
  • Snake ring - BC Museum Gift Shop, c. 1985

We're done with our Baxter-care now (Sunday), and I stayed home on Saturday to be with Vizzini.
"This is me not caring."

What a liar. He totally loves us being around. There were a lot of naps on and under blankets.

On Saturday, L and I were up early to go line up to vote in the civic/municipal elections (things like the mayor, city council, that sort of stuff). Gotta get our vote on!
 A couple of comfy new-to-me items, but mostly an outfit I'd be warm enough in for standing around.

  • Sweater - Dex, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
  • Skirt - U Dare, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
  • Shoes - Down To Earth Hadfield, Fluevog; last seen here in August with the jelly-deer sweater
  • Leather coat - Boutique of Leathers, thrifted; first worn here 

Not a very exciting black sweater, but it has a nice knitted texture and I like the fit. I have a camisole on under it for warmth.

Spoiler alert! I found another black sweater that I prefer to this one (you will see it shortly). so this one is going to go into my wear-around-the-house clothes collection.

The denim skirt (with grommets!) was fine to wear. I like the generous slit in the back for walking.
 Always a nice feature. It doesn't fill my heart with love, though, and really...everything I wear should! Off to the giveaway pile you go!

Being silly and showing the grommets!
 Hee hee!

Outerwear - I'm always cold, so I wear a lot of layers.
We did some shopping for L's Hallowe'en costume after brunch at Floyd's, and L bought me a pair of burgundy wool finger-gloves at Roberta's Hats. You'll see them at some point soon.

  • Gloves - Parkhurst
  • Silk scarf - Ralph Lauren, consignment

I shed and put stuff back on depending on the external and internal temperatures.
 I live in fingerless gloves this time of year. I like having my fingertips free when I'm shopping.

The stuff:
 Some of my favourite fall things - these shoes are awesome for several hours of walking and standing and shopping.

Brass bling:
 I just realized most of this jewelry is from L - what good taste he has!

  • Heart pendant - Defy, local, gift from L
  • Cuff - Jezebel Charms, gift from L
  • Gold hoops - 5th anniversary gift from L
  • Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl

Last night, we chilled out and played board games till the wee hours. Today, groceries and some consignment store shopping for me!
 My weekend outfits are often based around walking and shopping requirements.

  • Jacket - Julie Haus, thrifted; last worn here in January with plaid pants
  • Sweater - no label, consignment
  • Skirt - TKStyle, thrifted; last seen here in October 2017 with Dries van Noten
  • Shoes - Matisse; last worn here in August with vintage Versace mom jeans

I'm a fan of this architectural jacket. More asymmetrical lapels!
A small zipper and two big snaps to do it up.

A little zipper in the back, and more contrasting fabric on the sides.
The skirt is really unusual. It has a big fin on one side.

See? And a slit for walking.
 I really like the thick knit. It's a snuggly piece.

Just waving my fin at you.
 Don't mind me.

Accessorized for being outside.
 A thick velvet scarf, and thin vintage leather gloves.

  • Scarf - Dolce & Gabbana, thrifted
  • Gloves - vintage, thrifted

The stuff:
 I can always count on these shoes. I walked and shopped for four hours in them.

Wooden bling:
 Such a great shape.

  • Earrings - second-hand, Powell River

My mother-in-law Louise sent me a cheque for my birthday, and that money was burning a hole in my pocket! I had to go shopping! I strolled down to My Sister's Closet for a browse.
 I always check every single thing in the store very carefully - must find all the good stuff. How about two pairs of tights? The Club Monaco ones were $15.00 (regular price of $30.00 still on them), and the Eddie Bauer ones were $10.00 (regular price of $22.00 on them).

I found an olive-green camisole.
 The tag has been cut out, but I recognize the label remnants as InWear. It was $5.98.

This soft red lace top was $16.98. It will be a nice layering piece.
 It's by VanessaVirginia (an Anthropologie brand), and originally retailed for $98.00.

These thin polyester trousers will be stored away until spring/summer 2019, but how cute!
 They are pull-on with a draw-string elasticated waistband, and elasticated cuffs. And pockets! Yay for pockets!

Why I always look at all the sizes in a consignment/thrift/second-hand store. This is by UK2LA and is an XL that fits like a medium.
 They were $14.98 which feels about right - they aren't great fabric, but will be fun to wear a few times.

This is the new-to-me black sweater that I found. It's awesome - my arms look like a gorilla's in it!
 The tops of the arms are faux fur! The body is snug, which keeps me from actually looking like I have the entire build of a gorilla.

It was $32.98, and it's by Club Monaco. The content is wool, nylon, angora and cashmere.

I LOVE this sweater. I didn't think I would, but I love how it fits, and it makes me feel giggly inside.
 That it is a fitted sweater helps - a bulky sweater in this patchwork of knits would overwhelm me. You may admire the tassels.

The brand is Artisan de Luxe, which is another Anthropologie brand.
 It was $26.98.

It's a mix of a lot of different wools and knits.
 Dry clean? Please, it'll get handwashed.

Just as I was deciding I was "over" jumpsuits, I found another one.
 It looked so good on, I had to have it. I waffled at $29.98 for Zara, but then Louise's birthday money convinced me.

I love the pattern!
 This is also being set aside for spring/summer 2019. Seems so far away!

Louise also bought me these amazing loafers, which I completely love.
 They were brand new, never worn (the shop even had the original receipt for them - $142.00).

They are covered with slightly iridescent crystals.
 They're by Aerosoles. They have "memory foam" insoles, and are completely synthetic.

They were $58.98, so thank you again, Louise, for the lovely shoes!
I can't wait to wear them!

I hope y'all enjoyed my new purchases. Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. Wow, what fabulous Fluevogs! The entire pink outfit is gorgeous. Something I'd wear in a heartbeat.

  2. Love your pank dress outfit - you are right the boots are so perfect with it! :)

    I really like the different shapes in your shopping outfit too, you always have such fun with fashion and it's inspiring to see, I tend to dress rather simply but I am trying to do things a little differently with colours for example :)

    1. Thanks, Mica! I was really excited all day, wearing it! The more I dress up, the more I like to experiment with shapes and colours. You're doing great with colours!

  3. I'm with Emily, I loved the Pank dress the last time I saw it but that tie makes it and with those glorious boots, gives off a 1970s vibe.
    The Dries van Noten skirt is such a great shape - you can tell it's a proper designer piece.
    Great finds - as always. I'm already looking to the Spring to see you rocking that Zara jumpsuit!
    Hope Vizzini's forgiven you for your Baxter infidelity! xxx

    1. I'll have to mix in some other ties with it too, shake it up a little. I loved the whole outfit!

      Oh, that's not a Dries skirt - I wore it with a Dries skirt. I wish it were Dries! I love his stuff. Shockingly, this is a cheap Chinese piece!

      Thank you - me too, I'm excited to wear that.

      Oh, it's getting there. For such a small creature, he has a long memory for perceived slights.

  4. Yay for that jumpsuit - I love it/need one just like that. You look STUNNING in your PANK dress and the shape is divine. Hello Mr. V., handsome chap. xox

    1. Isn't it fun, Patti! Aw, thank you! Vizzini accepts your greeting. :)

  5. I really do believe your PANK Essentiel Antwerp dress and your new Fluevog boots are made for each other! I thrifted a pank skirt last weekend, maybe not capital letter PANK, but still. And I almost bought an Essentiel Antwerp cardi, but it was too small! You did well: loving those thin trousers and jumpsuit, and oh my, those shoes! xxx

    1. They truly are! I've never seen another Essentiel Antwerp piece here in Canada. I love the shoes!!

  6. Love the last skirt! And the pink dress. And that you played board games, I'm hooked on playing board games, but no one else is!😂😂😂😂

    1. Board games are my favourite way to hang out on the weekend. Thanks, Nancy!

  7. Oh, that PANK! How fun!

    Those last shoes are so you. Can't wait to see how you style them. Thank Louise on our behalf, too!

    1. Isn't it awesome, Julia? Thank you so much! I will, she will be delighted.

  8. I loved your new purchases. The plaid type sweater is just amazing and I bet it will look gorgeous on. Vizzini is going to have so much fun with those tassels - watch out!

    Those animal print and leather mix brogues you wore for consignment shopping are wonderful; I absolutely love them. And your mother in law has excellent taste and knows your taste; the iridescent loafers are gorgeous!

    Hope the crisp dry weather continues for you...

    1. Thanks, Vronni! L hates that sweater, lol - I love it. I know, I will watch the tassels with Mr. Vizzini's eagle eye for playthings! I know, it's like my mother-in-law knows me so well.

  9. wowww! the PANK dress is so fabulous and your new fluevogs match it so perfecly!! this kind of things put a smile on my face. Obviously, you look fab and übercool!
    And I totally love your assymetric jacket and skirt combo, and your shoes!!. Really elegant and cool!
    Loving your purchases too!, lots of interesting prints and shapes!.

    1. Thank you! I loved this outfit and felt amazing all day.

  10. I love your dress, such a gorgeous shade of pink. Fabulous blingy loafers too!

    Emma xxx

    1. Thank you, Emma! I really appreciate your visit and comment. :)

  11. The Artisan de Luxe sweater is a marvellous piece :)

  12. Sheila, I LOVE your style!!!!! Thanks for making me smile. Can't wait to read more of your posts!


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