Hello, my friends! I am back, and am feeling thoroughly relaxed and rested after my four-day weekend. And what have I been up to? So glad you asked! Grab a cup of tea, and settle in.
- Cardigan - Joseph A, consignment; last see here in October with lemon-lime
- Top - Topsy Turvy USA, thrifted; purchased here for $3.50
- Skirt - Dries Van Noten, thrifted; last seen here in April with the teddy sweater
- Shoes - Poetic Licence; last seen here in May with floral and cashmere
- Coat (below) - Vassali, consignment; last worn here a week ago
Since this is the first wearing of this new-to-me mesh/nylon top, here's what it looks like without the cardi.
You can get a good look at this lovely black skirt's construction.
With the cardi.
A lot of chartreuse.
Hands in pockets.
Outerwear - oh yes, we shall do all the colours!
- Hat - vintage, thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
- Fur scarf - thrifted
here. How do you not love fuzzy-dotted Kermit shoes?
I get a kick out of wearing vintage Givenchy.
- Necklace - Givenchy, vintage 80s, vintage fair
- Earrings - thrifted
- Amethyst ring - Frances Jewellers, c. 1965?, Dad's
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
We had our football pool week 11 redraft on Wed night, followed by beers at the pub, and then followed on US Thanksgiving Day Thursday with a full day of football watching.
We had a house full of people on Thursday for football-watching, and I served chili and buns. Vizzini lurked around near us.
|"Why are all these people here? Why are you home?"|
It took him a day to get used to us being around.
|"This mousie shall feel my wrath!"|
Such a funny boy.
On Friday, L and I avoided any and all Black Friday activities. Instead, we stayed in, listened to music and read books all day. It was lovely! More days like that.
I had a dinner date on Friday night with my old boss, Tammy - we worked together at Fairweather (a now-defunct women's Canadian mall store) back in 1999-2000. Of course, I had to dress up!
Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. I even refreshed my hair colour for this!
- Dress - Phoebe Couture, thrifted; purchased here for $18.75
- Boots - Libby Smith Bellevue, Fluevog; last worn here in November 2017 with purple and patterns
- Leather coat (below) - Burberry, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in September in a fabulous shopping outfit
I so rarely do these "cheater" garments, where they look like separate pieces, but are actually a single piece.
Slouchy with hands in pockets.
I look stressed. Where is the cab??
Tammy and I had an awesome time catching up.
- Leather gloves - Danier Leather
- Purse - vintage, purchased here for $5.00
here in March 2011, on our anniversary trip to Vancouver - that was our first time in the flagship Fluevog store! Wow, they are nearly 8 years old. They've held up well.
- Necklace - Nygard, consignment
- Amethyst bracelet - vintage 1930s?, Gram S's
- Earrings - Reiss, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Amber ring - C. 1996
- Amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
Vizzini helped me wait for the cab.
|"I think I see it!"|
No, bud, that's a leaf on the glass.
He was very agitated.
|"Nothing escapes my vigilance!"|
It was a bit windy, and the leaves get him very excited.
We drew the curtains to calm him down.
On Saturday, L and I did our usual brunch thing at Floyd's.
- Sweater - Artisan de Luxe, consignment; first worn here in October with cream again
- Skirt - Mackage, thrfted; last seen here in August with autumn leaves
- Boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last worn here (3rd outfit) in October for a weekend shop
- Leather jacket (below) - Danier Leather; last seen here in October
I like to lean against the wall.
After brunch, I did a small thrift shop and picked up a few things for Winesday on Saturday night.
The skirt is a favourite.
Outerwear - bundled up since I don't trust the weather.
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Cuff - Rimanchik
- Earrings - thrifted, Powell River
- Ring - vintage fair
I went to the WIN Boutique and found a few things.
These have Thinsulate - they are by Cejon.
I was sucked in by these cool shoes.
They are by Fly London, and are called the "Punch Penn".
None on the sole, though.
I'm excited to wear them!
I just fell for this silver sweater.
The brand is Jay Jays, which is apparently an Australian company.
I see they put their seasons on their tags.
From my shopping expedition, I came home and changed for Winesday. Wait - it's the same sweater! Let's wear it a different way!
- Sweater - Artisan de Luxe, consignment; last seen that morning
- Skirt - Wei Peng, thrifted; last worn here (5th outfit) at the end of December 2017
- Boots - Vog Together, Fluevog, consignment; last seen here in August with inappropriate green
- Leather trenchcoat (below) - last seen here earlier this month
We ate and drank, and laughed.
Hands in pockets!
Outerwear - having been burned by the cab the night before, I walked to town and caught the bus, just as the Santa Claus parade was wrapping up. What a chaotic nightmare!
|"Going out again? I do not approve."|
I was much relieved to be on the bus and headed out of town.
- Scarf - gift from Mom
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Belt - Leather World
- Buckle - TopShop, thrifted - first wearing - purchased here for $7.95
- Bracelet - thrifted
- Earrings - thrifted
- Ring - vintage fair
Today, Vero and I went shopping together at My Sister's Closet - she's never been there!
|"Not impressed that you're leaving...again."|
Vizzini, you have all day with L. You won't even miss me!
I dressed for trying stuff on.
- Top - Gap, thrifted; last worn here (4th outfit) in March for a weekend brunch
- Skirt - Nygard; last seen here in August with blue and white
- Shoes - Aerosoles, consignment; last worn here (5th outfit) for a weekend shopping trip earlier this month
- Leather blazer - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here last weekend
I only remembered to put lipstick on for the stair picture, ha!
All pieces I enjoy.
Blazered up, although Vero drove us both ways.
- Earrings - Glee
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
Vero did really well - she got a huge bag of gorgeous items, and was thrilled with everything she found. Yay! I may have found a few things for myself...
But it's a viscose top, and is by Club Monaco, so I knew the quality would be A+.
I also bought this black turtleneck top.
And it's sparkly!
here). All the sites I looked at said it was expensive fabric, so I'm happy with my deal.
I fell hard for this amazing cross-body draw-string suede bucket bag.
It was a pink tag, so half price at $16.50. The only marking in it is this stamped gold vertical bar shape with wings.
Well, I'm off to enjoy my last evening before (ugh) back to work! I hope you had fun reading!
Oh I smiled at your Jayjays knit! :) Think high street teen store, maybe forever 21 is the equivalent in the US? Not that familiar with Canadian stores. AThey do beach / skater / trendy pieces. Any of the pieces I've had from there have been donated because I got bored / grew out of them, I only had one piece fall apart, so hopefully you can get lots of wear from that knit!ReplyDelete
Loved all of your outfits too - I really like that dress pretending to be two pieces, it is so nice on you and you accessorised it beautifully!
I thought of you! I knew you would know the name - thank you for the info!Delete
A day of reading and music- how ideal!ReplyDelete
Shiela, I love your green skirt, it's gorgeous.
Jay Jays is a retail store in Australia, and the silver top probably cost $30-60 back in 2012, I imagine. X
I know, it was so wonderful - I wish I had more of those. Thanks so much for the info on Jay Jays!Delete
WOWW, glad that you enjoyed your long weekend! having some time to read wearing my pyjamas would be so delightful!ReplyDelete
Firstly, I love your 'pirate skirt' and the swooshiness of a long cardigan, the color combo and the fab shoes! kermit shoes fabulousness!
Love your dinner date outfit, the stunning dress and the lovely accessorizing!
And love your colorful sweater both ways, even if the first outfit is my favorite, with the lovely yellow jacket and the assymetrical skirt!. Love your new purchases and also your 'comfy&cool' shopping outfit!, you look fab!
It was amazing - so relaxing. Thank you so much for all of your kind words about my outfits, Monica!Delete
Great post dear!You have a beautiful blog.ReplyDelete
I follow you can you follow me back?
Thank you. No, I don't follow people unless I get to know them. You also seem to leave the exact same comments on everyone's blog - not exactly a personal approach. Enjoy blogging.Delete
oh yes, you CAN handle any weather, with all your fab outerwear and accessories! Loving the black skirts with personality, and the chartreuse pieces are so pretty on you. I kiss you on the head, Vizzini!! xoxReplyDelete
Hell yes, I can! thanks so much, Patti! Vizzini likes head kisses.Delete
I'm glad you were able to get four days off. That's what we need to relax. I love your second outfit (Friday, w/F boots). So inventive.ReplyDelete
Thank you - you spotted my favourite outfit! I need more four-day weekends.Delete
Ugh, I'm feeling your pain, Sheila. Going back to work after four days off is no laughing matter. Love Wednesday's colourful outfit as well as the cheater dress, which you cleverly matched with those two-tone boots and new handbag. But my favourite is Saturday's outfit. The cosy jumper and cream leather skirt are a match made in heaven. And it's even better topped with the yellow jacket. You're quite right: yellow and burgundy/purple do go together. Must keep that in mind! Have a good start of the week, Sheila! xxxReplyDelete
Nope, not fun at all! Thank you so much - I had fun putting all those together.Delete
Happy long weekend! I've just finished work until february niow (not trying to rub it in or nothing!!)ReplyDelete
I should start taking notes so I can remember what to comment on when I get to the end of your post. Friday's trippy top, those spat-type boots, the quilted skirt and the bejeweeled frock with pockets are all pretty damned fabulous.
Love the new Fly shoes and the green tasseled bag of wonder and of course Vizzini and his antics! xxx
So jealous, Vix! Ha, no worries, Bigass posts are just that! Thanks so much!Delete
I had a four day weekend too as I took Friday and Monday off. It's so hard to get up at 6:30 am after sleeping in for a few days! I love that sweater, and the two skirts you paired it with. The quilted skirt looks so cozy! Great scores on the Fly shoes and the suede bag.ReplyDelete
I wish I could sleep in - I'm up at 6am every day. Thanks so much, Shelley!Delete
WOW two bags in just a few weeks is a big change for you... and both suede !ReplyDelete
The logo on the bag looks like the winged wheel that means progress on our national emblem..
Yes, now let's see if I actually USE them. That's cool, but I'm pretty sure that's not what the logo is. :) I recognize it - I feel like I've seen it before.Delete
I so love your weekend round-ups but can never remember all the pieces I want to comment on. But firstly I really do like the dress that pretends to be separates. The gold skirt part is gorgeous with both embellishments and pockets, yay! And the new platform shoes are introduced here - another yay for them and also the coat that matched them! I enjoyed the shopping spree too, thank you, but most of all I still am in awe of your gold leather jacket. Scrub all of my pleading in the past and just keep me in mind if you ever (impossible I know) fall out of love with this xxxxxReplyDelete
I'll be wearing it again soon! I love it too much just to wear it in a dark restaurant for 3 hours. I hope that jacket lasts with me forever - sorry, honey!Delete
Of course you'll be wearing that forever. I'll just have to settle seeing it and loving it from afar! xxxDelete
So many great items and looks. Your kitty is super cool btw :)ReplyDelete
Thanks! He is. :)Delete