Hello, my friends! This weekend marks the start of our holiday party season - it's always busy with things to do, people to see, events to attend. I like it, but I also have to mentally prepare myself for it.
- Sweater - Jay Jays, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
- Suede skirt - Holt Renfrew, vintage 90s, thrifted; last worn here in August with ruffles
- Shoes - Irregular Choice Star Wars collection; last seen here (3rd outfit) in October for a shopping expedition
- Coat (below) - Denny Rose, consignment; last worn here in November
We've had a run of good weather this week, but you know what they say about "Red sky in the morning"...
First wearing of this fun brushed-steel knit sweater. I wore a black cami under it for extra warmth.
The skirt is a lovely soft suede in a nice cheery seasonal red.
Ready for the weekend?
Outerwear. I love this coat! Can you tell?
- Hat - vintage, thrifted, Vancouver
- Fur scarf - Danier Leather, thrifted
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
Our usual Saturday - time for brunch at Floyd's!
I'll just lean against the wall.
- Mohair sweater - no label, thrifted; first worn here in October with black and cherry red
- Top - Jacob, consignment; purchased here for $15.95
- Skirt - Talbots, thrifted; last seen here in October with some funky blacks
- Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last worn here in October with a Hallowe'en dress
- Coat (below) - Pioneer Wear, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in February for an 80s Urbanite (I dare you to look)
In my mission to Wear All The Tights, my eyes settled on these lovely florals. I actually thrifted these - something I normally wouldn't do, but they were still pressed flat and didn't look worn. I suspect they are high-end (maybe Pamela Mann).
Since I had planned shopping after brunch - my mental therapy in preparation for that night's company party - this was actually a bad combination for trying on clothes. I ended up having to try everything on over top of them, as I quickly realized that they had fused together in a mohair cling-fest.
Outerwear for the win! Why hello, yes, I am wearing a lot of fringe.
I just adore this coat - the fringe along the arms has multi-coloured beads as well.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Get yourself over there!
Didn't need much outerwear, just my gloves.
|L has chosen a pair of shoes.|
This coat is a glorious piece - and so fun to wear.
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Earrings - gift from Sherri
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
So, shopping! I went to Flavour Upstairs and to the WIN store on Pandora (check my favourite local places here, reviewed by me, just for you), and had just a quick browse in each of them.
At Flavour Upstairs, I found this wonderful bolo tie and a pair of gold dangly earrings.
Look! It's a cowgirl!
Only $7.00 - felt like a bargain!
I strongly suspect that this piece is from the Shi Studios' run of vintage cowgirl and cowboy fabric.
I also bought this blue shirt, possibly for L, possibly for me.
A close-up of the knit part.
It's a cotton blend. And it's Jean's Paul Gaultier by Jean Paul Gaultier, just like my fun vintage jeans (here)
Nice detail on the buttons.
It has a label on the back of the neck as well:
No worry that I will forget who made it.
I fell for these spectacular blue crystal earrings.
I found this hugely flattering slip-cut dress. It's a grey woven fabric with flecks of white.
The structure in the bodice is amazing - you can see a bit how the fabric has been turned and angled.
It's by Geek Boutique, a brand I don't know.
Washable - bonus!
source). I'm sure this dress would have been around $200 or more originally.
I found this blouse by feel while running my hands along the clearance rack. Silk!
It's by Giusy and it's made in Italy.
I am not familiar with this brand either, but here she is! (linking 'cause I love)
The lining is a t-shirt-weight knit viscose - very soft.
Of couse, the sequins on this shirt caught my eye - it was also on the clearance rack.
I'm also a sucker for sequins! And it helps that this is a Maison Scotch piece, called "Star de la Saison" (star of the season).
Mine's had a bit of wear, which I'm cool with.
A little extra sign on the side of the shirt (so you don't forget who made it).
Flush with my shopping victory, I spend a leisurely hour getting ready for my company's huge swanky holiday party on Saturday night. Throw that hair up, do fresh make up, paint my toenails purple, take pictures, drink tea, play with Vizzini. Take pictures!
- Dress - Vince Camuto; purchased here in January for $93.00
- Shoes - Sol Sana; last worn here (2nd outfit) in October with a green dress for Urbanite
- Coat (below) - Apparence, vintage, thrifted; last seen here on Wednesday
When I bought this stunning dress back in January, I knew I'd be wearing it for this party. I'll be wearing it for New Year's Eve too!
The top half of this dress amuses me. You can wear it "shoulders down" as I wore it above. Or perhaps with the "shoulders up", thusly.
Or we could go full-on whackadoo and pull the neck right up!
I bedecked myself in the Unsafe Polar Bear.
- Fur boa, thrifted
- Leather gloves, consignment
Brrr! It's cold out!
Of course, I wouldn't be walking in my party shoes and gown like THAT. This is how I actually looked.
- Purse - Fairweather, c. 1999
- Cuff - Swarovski, gift from L
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
- Earrings - thrifted - first wearing, purchased above for $6.25
My purse re-org worked - it's been forever since I used this lovely homegrown vintage purse. I bought it when I used to work at Fairweather back in the late 90s/early 00s.
There will be photobooth pictures of us in the next couple of days, but here's a look at L's outfit.
His jacket is Etro Milano, bought on consignment in Vancouver last year. The shirt and suit pants are from his regular workwear wardrobe. The tie is a vintage one I thrifted for a dollar. His shoes are funky Fluevogs, naturally!
A quick selfie of us, cutting L's head off, as always. He's too tall!
And now, off to spend some quality time with at least one of my guys. Vizzini is busy.
|"I'm guarding the Man's shirts."|
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
You look stunning in that dress, and next to L.!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Cynthia!Delete
Wow! These outfits are so playful. Creative and fun. Ride or die, chica!ReplyDelete
You know it, baby! Thanks, hon!Delete
What a stunnign dress for your party! You look amazign Sheila! :)ReplyDelete
I really liked your brunch and shopping outfit too, even if it wasn't the best for trying things on. the colours look so nice together.
I smiled at your Maison Scotch piece too, I thrifed a long sleeve tee from the same brand a few months ago! I don't know anything about it as it's been washed so much the white tag is worn away, but no signs of wear on the outside so I'm very happy with it!
Thanks, Mica! I liked the outfit too - I wasn't really in a good mood for shopping, though.Delete
Oh, nice! It's pretty high-end.
Check the pair of you out - I love both your outfits for the party, you look amazing!ReplyDelete
Giggling at Vizzini the shirt guard! xxx
Thank you, Vix! I know, he's so funny. :)Delete
Y'all are a stunning couple! Love your holiday outfits!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you, Ella! Aw, I appreciate that.Delete
Gorgeous couple!!!! Work parties are fun!I love your practical show bag tote!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Becky! I find them stressful. Lol, yes, I am ever-practical!Delete
Oh didn't you do well! Lovely items bought - 2 shirts! The jewellery is fab and I love the dress and floral blouse.ReplyDelete
Loved your red suede skirt and metallic sweater - what a lovely cool look.That striped coat is one of my favourites of your wonderful collection of coats. The mohair outfit with those amazing floral tights was lovely. I find hairy garments very irritating to wear as the hairs always seem to get stuck in my eyelashes! I recently re-donated a yellow angora shrug as the one and only time I wore it, it covered the car seat with fur which took me ages to clean off!
You and L look absolutely gorgeous together and your dress is wonderful. It's brilliant that you can wear the neck two different ways - both ways looked very glamorous!
Hope you had a wonderful evening.
Thank you so much, Vronni! I love that coat too. Oh gawd, yes, angora is the WORST! It gets in my eyes as well.Delete
Thank you - I felt very glam!
Friday's chainmail and suede outfit is awesome. That's Cothing as Armour indeed! Love those pink clouds. Haven't seen any in a long time, as it's been raining heavily here since last week. I'm totally smitten with Saturday's groovy floral tights. Swoon! Oh, and you and L. are such a glamorous couple, dressed to the nines like that! xxxReplyDelete
You got it, Ann! The rain will settle in here - it rained most of today. Funky tights are awesome!Delete
I love getting dressed up with L. Smile.
LOVE the pastel cowgirl look!!! So inspiring :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Holly!Delete
Terrific! Youare such a suave couple. And silver grey to match. What a finds. Love the flower tights too.ReplyDelete
Thoroughly enjoyed this post. Now I am off to bed.
We are, thank you, Greetje! We always seem to end up matching! Have a good sleep!Delete
woww, I do love everything! Love the sweater with the red suede skirt and the touches of red in your shoes too. So many fabulous textures! You totally rock!ReplyDelete
Love your floral tights and fringed jacket, so groovy!!
Love your fabulous purchases, particularly those earrings. Because they look magnificent with your silvery dress, so elegant and cool!! and the wonderful shoes!! wowwwwww. And Mr.L. looks totally cool!
(Also love that you shared how did you look when taking the bus, love a sensible outfit for Real Life!)
Thank you so much, Monica! I'm wearing the red jacket that matches the skirt today. I you and I are the only fans of the fringed jacket! Ha1Delete
Thank you so much - I always have to show my "Real Life" pics!
You two were surely the most fabulously dressed there! Did you have a good time? XReplyDelete
We were close! It was a fun party, but you caught me - we left early!Delete
Wow what a power couple ! You two looked amazing and matched ;)ReplyDelete
From your finds I am actually questioning the apostrophe on "Jean Paul Jean's"
Thanks, Lorena - we didn't plan on matching, but it's fun when you do. Oh, I KNOW, that apostrophe! It drives me insane.Delete
Sorry, I didn't explain - it's deliberate, like they are Jean's jeans. It is still authentic.Delete
Oh my goodness, of course you guys were the best dressed couple! Your gown is perfect for your figure Sheila, so elegant and glamorous, twit-twoo!ReplyDelete
Hee, twit-twoo! Thanks, Anna! I felt so incredibly glamourous all night in this dress!ReplyDelete