Sunday, January 6, 2019

Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up: Adieu to Two, and the Queens at the King and I

Happy Weekend, my friends, I hope you've had a good one. This felt very short - two days is not enough! 

Here's Friday's outfit. I dressed to take down the Christmas tree and the office decorations. 
 This is the first and last wearing of this top, and the last wearing of this skirt. I was not feeling either of them by the end of the day.

  • Top - Maison Scotch, thrifted; purchased here for FREE
  • Skirt - Lord & Taylor; last seen here in October 2017 with velvet and dragons
  • Shoes - Wonders Ayers, Fluevog; last worn here in November 2017 with vintage 90s velvet
  • Coat (below) - Vassali, consignment; last seen here in December 2017

Let's start with the top. I like the concept of the contrast of the sparkly sequined collar with the khaki uniform style of the rest of it.
 But it's too boxy. And the cotton fabric wrinkles like crazy. It looked even worse tucked in - got very baggy in the middle.

And you have to have short hair or wear your hair up to avoid the sequins snagging. I had to redo my twist about 3 times over the day. Considering that it was free (on a buy-one-get one-free promo), I'm totally fine with letting it go. Best cost-per-wear ever!
 I like the skirt, but I don't love it. I've had it since June 2016 (purchased here for $26.70). I dubbed it then the "Perfect Leopard Pencil Skirt" but of course, perceptions of perfection vary over time. I wore it five times, so just over $5.00 per wear, which I'm totally fine with.

You know when I stop loving a piece that it's not long for the giveaway pile.
"Are there any peanut butter cookies in here?"

I still liked the outfit overall.

Vizzini, what do you think?
"Your earring looks like candy."

Ouch, you little monster!

Outerwear - it was gloomy but not too cold, so a lighter coat was fine. I went out at lunch with no coat at all - it had gotten sunny.
 Of course, that meant it got colder overnight. Brrr. Feels like January.

  • Faux fur scarf - swap, from Vero
  • Gloves - Parkhurst

The stuff:
 My shoes got the most love by far in my outfit. They are extremely comfy for standing in all day, and the double ankle strap keeps them solidly on my feet.

Brief bling:
 Simple pieces.

  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Ring - Soul Flower

I found Vizzini out on his post on Saturday morning.
"Can I help you, Woman?"

Nope, just coming for a pat.

He's been strongly hinting that we should open the deck doors, but we're months away from that.
"It was worth a shot."

He's been very grouchy with us since we went back to work.

Instead of our usual brunch on Saturday, I met up with Mom, my friend Cat and her mom, Marg (hello!), for a mom/daughter lunch and theatre date.
 We went to a matinee, but regardless, you have to dress up for the theatre.

This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - let's start 2019 by being visible!

  • Dress - Missy House of Canada, vintage 60s, thrifted; first worn here (4th outfit) in December 2016 with gold accessories
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last seen here with festive Florentine in December 2017
  • Coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted; last worn here in November 2017

We went to see a production of "The King and I" at the Royal Theatre (local review here).
 I love the vibrant colour of this dress, but woo, it is very much an "of its time" vintage double-knit polyester - I am highly flammable!

I accessorized with copper on this wearing, going with the Thai/Siam theme.
 We had a lovely lunch at Zambri's Italian restaurant, then strolled to the Royal Theatre.

This was comfy for sitting for the nearly 3 hour production - it was amazing! The singing was fantastic, even though the story itself is also "of its time."
 All in all, it was a wonderful way for us all to spend some time together.

Bundled up - my cropped faux fur leopard was just right, temperature-wise.
Mom looking fabulous in her black wool coat - I bought her the red purse!

I love the long leather gloves with the cropped sleeves of the coat.

  • Silk velvet fringed scarf - thrifted
  • Leather gloves - Club Monaco, consignment

The stuff:
 I love that these shoes can do double duty as gold or copper. They are also great for walking in.

Copper bling:
 Some of my vintage finds from over the years.

  • Mesh cuff/bracelet - Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
  • Earrings - vintage expo
  • Ball necklace and cuff - vintage 70s, vintage fair

Bigger bling:
 My fabulous Renoir solid copper belt. I had to loosen the chain a bit for sitting in the theatre after I ate a crabcakes benny for lunch!

  • Belt - Renoir, vintage 60s - vintage fair
  • Purse - Plum

Merry Christmas, Mom!
 Gifts of experiences are the best.

Queens of the theatre!
 Two glamourous ladies, indeed.


  1. I love that your cat's name is Vizzini <3 and I actually just thrifted a similar faux-leopard jacket - it's a 14 and I'm a 10, so I'm thinking of altering it to be double breasted. It still looks pretty darn good oversized - I couldn't turn it down. And I haven't seen The King And I since my older brother was in it - gulp - when *HE* was in middle school. That's more years than I care to think of LOL

    1. You know where that's from! Our previous cat was Inigo Montoya. ;-P

      That sounds like a fabulous jacket! I have never seen The Kind and I - I was shocked when the king died! :(

  2. We've become so accustomed to enjoying your outfits and hearing about events in your life on such regular frequency, I hope you keep it up. You're part of the fabric of our lives. :-)

  3. That purple dress is gorgeous! I am drooling over the color, which is definitely one of my favorites!

    1. Happy New Year, Chrissy! Great to see you! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. It's a shame that sequin shirt is hard to wear, but you did get very good cost per wear with it! :)

    You and your mum looked lovely for the theatre too! I love the copper with the purple, such a stunning outfit.

    1. Hee, I was thinking of you, Mica! Thank you - she will love all these nice comments.

  5. How amazing do you look in that purple evening dress? Thank goodness there's people like you who dress up for the theatre. Your Mum is utterly fabulous, too! xxx

    1. Thank you! All four of us were dressed up - thankfully, some other people were too!

  6. Love the purple evening dress - such a lovely fit and I love how you accessorised it with copper. Very unusual. The 1970s cuff and pendant are superb. Love the wee jacket and long gloves - a perfect theatre outfit!

    Your mum looks very chic in her outfit!

    1. Thank you, Vronni! I love my copper collection. Mum is thankful too, I'm sure!

  7. You both look gorgeous---but, yesssss the leather gloves and cropped jacket!

  8. Your purple evening gown is utterly stunning, and I love the copper accessories. And your cropped faux leopard and long gloves make the picture complete! Aw, love that photo of you and your Mum. You must have been the best dressed girls at the theatre! xxx

    1. Thanks so much, Ann! I was happy with the outfit. We certainly were standouts in the crowd!

  9. It's a shame the your first outfit isn't working for you--it is very cute--I see why you chose the pieces. You are so glamorous in your theatre dress, the heavy poly would have been too much for me.

    1. I liked it, but the shirt just did not feel right, and the skirt also was just not working.

      Ha, I had a few "flashes" wearing it! I was glad it was sleeveless!

  10. How sweet to get tickets for a theatre show, that's such a great gift idea. I love that you and your mum dressed up for the theatre. X

    1. We've been doing it for decades, since I was a teenager - and we've always dressed up!

  11. I completely agree. While I love that outfit the jacket is a bit boxy and it looks like it might be a little tight upstairs. LOL. I absolutely adore that purple dress. It is fantastic and you must have turned some heads at the theater !

    1. Agreed, Elle - it wasn't tailored at all, and was a bit tight in the chestal region. Thank you! I don't know if we did - I always get stared at anyway.

  12. Your purple outfit is smashing on you! And the red top looks fabulous on your Mom. Coordinated ladies, for sure! And spending the time together is beautiful ❤️❤️

    1. Spending time together is the best, Laurie! Thanks so much!

  13. You are such a stunner in that purple dress: what a fox!
    Vizzini's mischievous antics always makes me laugh, although he must be hell to deal with sometimes. I recall that it was those Fluevogs' siblings that he chomped through years ago in a fit of pique!

    1. Thank you so much, Helen! Vizzini is a bit of a monster - yes, these are the replacement pair! I can't believe you remembered! :)

  14. You and your mom both look stunning! Beautiful purple gown and the copper accessories look gorgeous with it. The pic of Vizzini grabbing your earring cracks me up. Crazy cats!

    1. Thank you, Cheryene! My kitty is a silly guy, for sure.

  15. I can relate to wearing an outfit that looks great, like this one, yet - you are not happy with it. Too bad about the shirt.
    Oh and you loos outstanding in that vintage purple beauty!


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