Sunday, December 16, 2018

Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up: Green Friday; Bits of Blue; Theatre with Mom

This weekend has just flown by, capping off a busy week. And as it's still going on (and L and I are headed out to a movie soon), let's get 'er recapped, shall we?

Here's Friday's outfit. Plan for the day: work my a** off, then get my hair cut, then chill out at home with Vizzini while L is at his staff holiday party. 
 One of my seasonal dresses - this lovely vintage dress always gets a wearing over the holidays.

  • Dress - Styled by Adrian, vintage 60s, thrifted; last worn here in December 2017 with these same shoes
  • Shoes - Miista; last seen here (2nd outfit) in November with navy tulle for brunch and shopping
  • Coat (below) - Vassali, consignment; last worn here in November

The dress is pale green with woven-in chevrons of green satin, trimmed with aqua lame (lah-MAY!). Here's what it looks like - very tactile in person!
 I wrangled boxes, dealt with a leaking coffee machine, shipped things, hoisted a standing desk, and climbed up and down stepladders.

I'm a handy office elf that way. The day flew by.
 I should style this dress in a fancier way before the season is out - it's really a lovely piece and deserves to shine in a more ladylike look.

However, I'm just pleased I made it to Friday.

It was raining most of the day, and I spent a fair bit of time standing around in barely-covered bus stops. I was glad of practical shoes.

Outerwear - wish I'd worn a hat, though, as my hair got the brunt of the rain before and after my cut.
 First wearings of a couple of accessory items: these quilted nylon fingerless gloves were purchased in Powell River here in July for $6.00.

  • Gloves - thrifted, Powell River - first wearing

I had many admirers of this stunning green suede bag, including Mary at the salon: "I can't stop staring at that bag."
 The bag was purchased here at My Sister's Closet while shopping with Vero, for $16.50. I love the long strap, although being a bucket bag with only one internal pocket, it was tricky to find things in the bottom, like my keys.

  • Bag - no label, made in USA, consignment - first wearing

The stuff:
 My shiny "trout" shoes had many admirers. I left them in this position above overnight (I took these pictures the following morning), and the toes had a line of dried salt on them from the roads being de-iced this past week. Thankfully it came right off!

Sparkly bling:
 Some shiny bling for festivity!

  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Bracelet - Lia Sophia, thrifted
  • Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes

L and I headed to town for our usual Saturday brunch. I had to finish up my Christmas shopping - a few stocking stuffers and some odds and ends.
 Dressed for walking/shopping, knowing that most people will never see this outfit.

  • Tux shirt - Cleo, thrifted; first seen here in July with chrysanthemums
  • Skirt - Nygard, consignment; last worn here in April with green Gookey
  • Shoes - Michael Kors, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in August for a brunch day
  • Leather coat (below) - A&S Selections, thrifted; last worn here over my Hallowe'en outfit in October

I started the outfit with the blue tights, one of the last unworn pairs in one of my bags of tights - however, I still have a drawerful in my lingerie chest to get through!
 A bold choice, but I made sure they had balance with other bits of blue in the outfit, and did just plain ol' black and white for the main pieces.

I love this simple black shirt - it has pintucked tux detailing down the front, a snap at the boobs (no gaping! yes!), and lovely little flippy cuffs.
 I've had the skirt for over 10 years, going back all the way to September 2008 here when I bought it (probably for around $40, although I didn't note it at the time). I've worn it over 20 times in 10 years, so I'm probably down to about $2.00 per wear. It's been an awesome classic for me, and is probably one of the oldest items I own.

This is more like it - outerwear factored in.
 More black and white, and one more bold piece of blue.

  • Hat - vintage, thrifted
  • Scarf - faux Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton Stephen Sprouse, thrifted
  • Gloves - Cejon, thrifted

It ended up getting really windy later in the afternoon - I had to carry my hat in a bag to keep it from blowing away! I also clipped my hair up to prevent a huge snarl.
 But I really liked this outfit overall. And thus, this is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go, go!

The stuff:
 Done with these shoes - even though they are flats, they hit the pad of my left foot in the wrong place and were very painful. Not worth it! Gonzo! I bought these here in April for $24.95, and I've worn them 5 times, so I'm good with that cost per wear, especially in less than a year. Better to get them out now than to let them languish, taking up space.

Blue bling:
 I was really pleased with how this necklace worked with the outfit - just adding one special piece made this outfit feel much dressier.

  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes

While I was doing my pictures, L was putting his lace-up boots on.
"I spy...Kitty Spaghetti!"

Vizzini was helping.

Straps and shoelaces whipping's too much for this little guy.

Our messy den - those are my slippers, and that's where I sit to write my posts.

L's doing a punk look with skinny plaid pants, a Frank Turner tour shirt, and one of his many patterned shirts. As always, we sort of matched.
"Om nom nom, these are so delicious."

We have to hide our guests' shoes from Vizzini when we have people over.

While I was out doing my quick bout of shopping, I spied this necklace at Charmaine's Past & Present (it's a used furniture store, mostly - we bought our last couch from them).
 I recognized it immediately as another POLY piece. It was only $14.00, so I bought it.

And there's the tag on the chain.
 I like the brass square over the steel square - there is a solid piece of enameled steel behind the brass, as well as the two "bars" across the top of the pendant. Very cool. This would have retailed for around $50-60.

I didn't have too much time to shop, as I had to get home and change my outfit for the Belfry Theatre's production of  "Griffin and Sabine", based on Nick Bantock's interactive book(s) - info here, they are very fun to read, as you open envelopes and pull out letters. Local review here, which gives more info on the play and books. Mom and I really enjoyed it!
 I remembered (for once) that the Belfry is chilly in the winter, as is the pub where we have dinner after. I was determined to be warm.

  • Sweater - Cable & Gauge, consignment; last worn here in December 2017 over a red dress
  • Skirt - Danier Leather, thrifted; last seen here (5th outfit, way at the bottom) in March for Winesday at Caro's
  • Shoes - Truths Makena, Fluevog; last worn here (4th outfit) in November for theatre with Mom!
  • Coat (below) - Desigual; last seen here (4th outfit) in November - HA! in the same outfit as the shoes above , for the theatre with Mom. I should probably check these things.

My main outfit isn't all that exciting, because I put all the colour into the outerwear.
"You're going out AGAIN?"

This grey beaded cardigan is lovely, but fairly simple. Just a bit of sparkle from the beading.

I love bigass long skirts for keeping warm.
 This is just a big column of butter-soft black leather. It flaps when I walk - you can hear me coming!

Bundled up for the walk to the theatre - it was windy, but thankfully not raining.
 Covering up most of my beautiful coat with my hot pink accessories.

  • Toque - Club Monaco, thrifted
  • Fur scarf - thrifted
  • Leather gloves - consignment

L also headed out for the evening. Same outfit, but adding his Dolphins scarf.
 While Mom and I were standing in the lobby before the play started, a woman raved to me, "That's the most beautiful purse I've ever seen!"

The stuff:
These shoes were purchased to be worn in all weather and for lots of walking. Now that I've had them a while and the leather has loosened up, I've added some stick-on insoles for extra cushion.

Silver bling:
A wee bit of sparkle goes a long way.

  • Purse - Aldo
  • Cuff - St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop, London
  • Ring - Soul Flower
  • Earrings - thrifted

Off to see "Anna and the Apocalypse" shortly, and then it's just one more week of work! Wishing all of you calm, peace and good times in the coming week. Thank you for visiting!


  1. a Dolphins scarf! It's like seeing a touch of home! I love the lame (la-may) dress, what a perfect 60's sheath and you look fab. One of our cats chews shoelaces too, little monkey. Happy pre-Christmas, xox.

    1. Patti, I told L that you mentioned it and he was very happy. Thank you so much! Oh, those kitties and their laces!

      Happy Xmas to you!

  2. You must be used to receiving comments that start with "That's the most beautiful...!"

    1. You would be surprised at how few I get. I always mention it when I do, though!

  3. I can see why that bag got a lot of attention! :) I really like your blue tights outfit too. I love colourful skinny jeans but I've never really branched into colourful tights and I'm not sure why - I should give them a go! :)

    1. I wasn't sure it if would be your style, Mica, but I'm making an effort to match my bags thanks to you! Thank you so much - tights can be warm, so might be nice in the winter for you.

  4. One more week of work-yay!
    Love the blue tights and green jacket. I would have gravitated straight towards you and your fab shiny purse too! X

  5. Loving the Lurex Mod dress and those tights and trilby in my favourite colour!
    Your Oriental bag is a proper showstopper, I'm not surprised it got some love from the theatre goers.
    Your Modernist pendant is gorgeous.
    Awww, Vizzini's little You're going out again face! We got the travel bags out last night and our boys looked so sad. xxx

    1. That royal blue is one of my faves, Vix, thank you!

      Heh, poor little bub - he really misses us when we go out. Your boys sound the same.

  6. The blue tights outfit was MY fav. I'm such a sucker for black and white...

  7. STOP it with these amazing outfits. I absolutely adore your style.

  8. I always love seeing that vintage Mod dress, which could have come from my wardrobe. Nevertheless, your theatre going outfit is my favourite this time, especially with the pink accessories and that amazing bag. No wonder you've got complemented on it, it's a real showstopper. Aw, look at naughty Vizzini! xxx

    1. I know, can you imagine us in each other's closets? It would be insane! Thank you so much, Ann. Vizzini is so funny.

  9. I loved your checked skirt and blue tights outfit - very classic. Both you and L looked fab for your evenings out and your Desigual coat and Aldo bag are to die for! I bet you both turned lots of heads...

    I hope you include some laces in Vizzini's Christmas stocking...

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Sheila!

    1. Thank you! For a weekend outfit, that was a complicated one! We always do turn heads - we enjoy that people admire us.

      Oh, he will be getting some new mousies - no encouraging him on the shoelaces!

      Happy Christmas to you, Vronni!

  10. I adore that pencil skirt! So perfect with that bright blue. And L s pants are fabulous!

  11. Thank you so much, Nancy! Yes, isn't he stylin'?

  12. Green satin chevron ... yum.. good blog name! Gorgeous dress that fits you to a tee. Love the green matching glasses. Those blue tights! Love L’s trousers and all of the exuberant style here.

    1. Thank you, my dear! It's always nice when my glasses match my outfit. I will pass along the compliment on L's trousers - he loves that.

  13. L looks so sharp!
    Isn't it great when someone compliments an item you are wearing ? I am also a fan of that bag so I can totally get it. We should make it a habit to compliment others more.
    Just last night I was at a graduation party and I had four people compliment my earrings, it totally made my night.

    1. He is a dapper guy!

      It totally is - I don't get many compliments in general, so I love it when people say something about my outfit. I ALWAYS give compliments (I believe in rewarding good behaviour, heh).


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