This is it, my friends: the last post of 2018! I will be back on New Year's Day with our party outfits, and a run-down of how I did on my reading resolution this year.
Kicking it off with my last "Visible Monday" outfit of the year. This is what I wore to go see "A Star is Born" with five of my besties on Friday night.
Shout out and thanks to Patti over at Not Dead Yet Style for all the years of "Visible Monday"s - go check out all the fabulous participants here! Patti may be sweet and demure (this week), but I am full on rock and roll, baby!
Another shout-out to Ms. Wendy Brandes for doing a video about her love of ruffled things, and featuring a jacket I sent to her - enjoy it here!
- Sweater - Club Monaco, consignment; first worn here (2nd outfit) in November with mustard
- Pants - H&M, consignment; purchased here a couple of days ago for $12.00
- Boots - Minnetonka, thrifted; purchased here for $37.25
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather; last worn here last week
As you can see, I felt pretty badass in this outfit.
|"Yes, your ass is bad. Feed me."|
Vizzini was lurking around just before I left, angling for an early feeding.
I know it's hard to tear your eyes away from the silver pants (which were super-comfy for chilling out in a big recliner in the theatre), but I'm wearing my monkey-arm sweater again.
|"I approve of the fur and the fringe. Both look delicious."|
The tops of the sleeves are faux fur - very soft and warm. I also have a black camisole under it for extra warmth.
|"Coming in for the fringe."|
The fringe on the boots is loud; it thwaps as you walk.
Outerwear - bundled up. It was a very rainy night.
I also carried an umbrella.
- Fur scarf - thrifted
- Gloved - Cejon, thrifted
- Earrings - vintage fair
Speaking of loved ones, Vizzini's been getting lots of attention.
|"Look at my noble profile."|
He's been getting regular brushes and play-time, and plenty of naps.
|"You forgot to mention the cuddling."|
And much cuddling.
Before the movie I had some extra time, so I browsed around in Dots. I really loved this jacket, so it came home with me.
The hood is not too big, and the wide cut is gathered in the back for shape.
It's by Avoca "Nest", and the label says "A piece from the small but interesting world of Avoca."
On Saturday, we were up early to meet Chris and Nick at Floyd's for lunch.
- Sweater - Contemporaine, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) for brunch (same necklace!) in November
- Dress - Dolce & Gabbana, vintage, thrifted; last worn here (4th and 5th outfits) in April, for brunch and a baby shower
- Boots - Ash; last seen here (2nd outfit) in October for a shopping expedition
- Coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted; last worn here in early December
Rainy view of the Castle.
I know the boots are not quite appropriate for this look, but I prefer to keep my feet dry.
I layered the red wool sweater under it - just a simple look.
Horrendous rear shot.
Outerwear - I saw an identical coat in a boutique on Oak Bay Avenue for $368.00 on Friday. Would you believe I thrifted mine for $14.00?
- Fur toque/scarf - Danier Leather
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Necklace - Robert Larin, vintage 70s, gift from L
- Earrings - Glee
- Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Studded cuff - vintage 90s
Floyd's Diner is closing its downtown location after 15 years. L and I have been going there the entire time - we know the owner, Petr, and his daughter, Chloe, and the staff is like family (they've been giving us friends and family discounts for years).
here, and I'm hoping that they re-open downtown soon!
You'll forgive my indulgence (and my blurry, hasty pictures). This place was a touchstone for us, every Saturday for 15 years.
Speaking of old rock and rollers, there's mine (yellow shirt), fetching us some Splenda and brown sugar for our coffee.
My guys (and me in the mirror, pinkie finger up!).
We let the waitress take our picture.
Two of our favourite staff, Joel and Josh.
L and Corey, the general manager.
Aw, all of us.
Floyd's is famous for their Mahoney, where you get what the kitchen chooses to make for you, and you can flip a coin for it. If you win, it's free; if you lose, you pay double. Or you can choose to pay the flat rate (around $15).
I don't do the Mahoney, but this is my favourite regular brunch: Huevos Incredibalos, no potatoes, soft-poached eggs, and a side of soup (potato, bacon, cheddar).
L's Mahoney was rice, beef, and pico de gallo, with garlic bread.
I was up early today/Sunday, to do my weekly grocery shop and then to meet up with some of my gals for the last shop of the year at My Sister's Closet.
- Top - Topsy Turvy USA, thrifted; first worn here in November with greens
- Dress - Geek Boutique, thrifted; purchased here for $19.95
- Shoes - Miista; last seen here in December with green vintage
- Jacket (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here
I really love the cut of this dress.
And easy for trying stuff on. Now that I've worn it once, it's going into the spring/summer pile as well - it was a little grabby with my tights.
It may have been sunny, but it was definitely chilly out!
- Pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
- Earrings - don't remember
I found these amazing Coach mules for $18.50. All green and yellow tags were half price, so what a steal!
I have an event soon that I think these might be perfect for.
Made in Italy.
Leather-wrapped soles and heels.
I wasn't sure about this dress, but it fits great, and it was also half price, at $21.50. Another $200+ item originally!
this dress by this label - Happy New Year 2015!). It's been packed away for the springs/summer season (only 3 months to go...urgh...).
I was strangely attracted to this sheer lined "sweatshirt".
You can see that the flowers on it are more solid and shiny.
Tops by this brand retail for $68-88.00 at Nordie's (Nordstrom's).
Sometimes I think the weird clothes are left on half-price just for me.
See? Who else is going to wear this?
Also lined with leopard fabric.
But of course, you must see me in it!
|"Finally, you're home! Feed me!"|
The brand is Tuzzi, which I've seen at Dots. This was the cheapest thing I bought, at $11.50 (also half-price).
I went gaga for this velvet jacket.
Look at these buttons!
It's by Pink Tartan and was made in Canada (so older Pink Tartan). There is a cheaper-looking version on the Home Shopping Network page for over $400.
And now, signing off for 2018. Thank you for reading along, and following my stylish life.
|"Happy New Year to all my fans. You complete me."|
May the New Year bring you peace and joy.
I thought those silver trousers would look good on you - and I am not mistaken - they look amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Rebecca! I can't wait to wear them again!Delete
I love the quirky stripey green top - I would wear it too! Gosh, Vizzini is looking so handsome in the last pic :) Happy New Year to you! Thanks for your entertaining blog - love it. LiseReplyDelete
Thank you, Lise! Isn't it a fun thing? Vizzini is giving me lovey eyes there.Delete
What a weekend! Floyds looks like such a cool hang out joint. What a relief that they're relocating rather than closing altogether.ReplyDelete
Loving those silver trousers and the striped green top, it look so good with your camo pants!
Big New Year love to you, L and Vizzini. xxx
I hope they find a space - the staff wasn't too optimistic. Thanks, Vix! Happy new year to you!Delete
Happy new year Sheila! :) Love that last pic, Vizini is so handsome! :)ReplyDelete
So happy to see the silver pants on you! You wear them so well! :)
Thanks so much, Mica!Delete
Thanks for a year of wonderful posts! So creative and inspiring. I LOVED the first photo of Mr. V! He does indeed look noble! 😉ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for reading, danae! I really appreciate it.Delete
Vizzini - the handsomest boy! Love your silver pants and fringed boots - you do indeed rock (everything)! Thanks so much for the shout-out; it's been great fun to know you all these years. Wishing you and L and V all the good things for 2019, xox.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Patti (Viz sends his thanks too). Happy New Year to you and Sandi, and your furry kitties!Delete
You're looking totally badass in those silver trousers, Sheila! And you've been such a shopping queen during the holidays! Love that pansy raincoat, and I'm swooning over that green velvet jacket. Sorry to hear Floyd's Diner is closing down your regular haunt. It's been a pleasure to follow your blog this year - and reading Vizzini's cat captions, obviously! Wishing you a fabulous 2019! xxxReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Ann! I've had fun exercising my shopping muscle, ha ha! I know, I am sad about Floyd's - end of an era.Delete
Happy 2019 to you!
You look terrific! Love those silver pants!ReplyDelete
Oh, no! So sorry to hear about Floyd's. That's an institution one would love to visit often. So sad it's closing. From your description, it sounds like there's another location: is that far from you? Regardless, you'll miss the convenience and friendly faces. My memory of the place is etched in stone and it's nice to see the pictures.ReplyDelete
Love the silver pants. Very rock-n-roller. You've got a badass side to you that's appealing! Happy New Year, my friend.
I know, we have known about it for a few months. The new location would be just as close, if they get it. Otherwise, it's off to the Ruby for us! I'm so glad you were able to go there with us!Delete
Thank you! I aim to be more badass every day! Happy New Year, sweetheart!
How sad that Floyd's is closing! Are you going to have to find a new brunch joint? LOVE that green velvet jacket. I just bought a new bed that is green velvet - just a bit lighter that the jacket. I'm on a bit of a green kick right now.ReplyDelete
Yeah, we'll go to the Ruby until we see what happens with Floyd's - it's also really good.Delete
Yay for green, and thank you so much for commenting, Charlotte!
The silver trousers are fab on you! Loved all your outfits and your buys especially thet velvet jacket - it's green!ReplyDelete
Such a shame Floyd's is closing = another bit of your past gone...
May 2019 bring peace and joy to you, too!
It's very green, thanks, Vronni! I know, but change happens. I am not sad, as we had 15 great years of food and good times there.Delete
Thank you - same to you!
Happy New Year! Can't wait to see the your 2019 finds-I rush every Monday morning to see what fun things you acquired from your weekend shopping adventures! Love your style!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Charlott! Ha, I hope I did not disappoint! Happy new year to you!Delete
Dear Sheila, Thank you for brightening my days with your humor, travelogues, and colorful, classy style. Your posts often provide the antidote to a day of work, and your style is a catalyst to be creative. . May you amd L head into a year of wellness, laughter, love and delight! Hugs, Laurie and crew :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Laurie! Meeting you was one of my top moments of 2018, for sure! Much love to you and your family!Delete
Terrific finds and outfits as always, but I have to comment on the Avoca raincoat. It is amazing -- those pansies are the Antique Shades, which were a new hybrid about 20 years ago. I know this because my sister got married then, and she wore a dress in a very similar print. She was married in the courtyard at our church, and I grew pansies in pots for the wedding -- I was able to match the colours of her dress. Thanks for the lovely memory evoked by your gorgeous raincoat! I love your blog so much!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Cynthia - I love that little tidbit about the pansies! They are my favourite flowers (well, one of them). Happy 2019 to you!Delete
Happy New Year Sheila!ReplyDelete
Right back at you, Nancy! Here's to 2019!Delete
Love that Avoca raincoat. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. Quirky clothes - you’re so lucky to find them.ReplyDelete
No luck, just lots of searching! Thank you!Delete
Love the raincoat and that striped, hooded sweater is pretty cool too. I always look forward to all your awesome outfits and seeing what Vizzini is up to.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year and brightest blessings to you, L and Vizzini!!
Thank you, Cheryene, and thank you for your comment! Happy New Year to you!Delete
HNY my dear Sheila rockstar ! You look like a rock star in those silver pants. They look amazing.ReplyDelete
I loved the Pink Tartan green blazer, what a great find.
Happy New Year, Lorena! I love that velvet jacket too - can't wait to wear it!Delete
So much goodness here it is hard to know where to begin. First, I am so glad you started this post with those fabulous metallic jeans. I also love those loud fringed boots, they look comfy. I so enjoyed “a star is born.”ReplyDelete
What a perfect raincoat with pretty pansies. Enough color to take your mind off the gray skies
I love the string of candids that document your family and you celebrating. It gives me a nice feel for how you enjoyed the evening .
Love The navy and yellow striped dress.
Happy happy new year !!
I just had to wear those pieces right away! Not sure what you mean about my family in the evening - if you mean Floyd's that was at lunch. :)Delete
Happy New Year to you!
Velvet jacket. Yes. Oh yes. I have some lycra pants in shiny pearl white and another pair in metallic silver, both from the early '80s - you inspire me to wear them!! Yours look spectacular. Too bad about Floyd's Diner. Let's hope another cool place moves in there.ReplyDelete
Yup, that was SUCH a find. I can't wait to wear the silver pants again. We have other cool diners...it's just that was OUR cool diner.Delete
I laughed when I saw those silver pants - I have the exact same pair, purchased directly from H&M last year from the 70% off rack (I paid $10 for them). They are very comfy, are they not (lots of stretch). I took them to New York with me in the fall.ReplyDelete
That's very sad about Floyd's. I know what it's like to lose your favourite diner.
I wish I could find a spaghetti strap black stretchy dress to wear as a layering piece like you do. Will have to keep looking. The velvet jacket is a great score - I found a short-sleeved, satin-look jacket with big pearl buttons from Pink Tartan at a thrift store over the holidays. Haven't figured out an outfit for it yet.
Excellent shot of the handsome furry boy!
Yes, they are SUPER comfy! You're right, they would be great travel pants.Delete
Pink Tartan has some beautiful pieces.
Happy New Year to you and Sylvester!