After a not-very-restful Thursday evening, I went to work on my Friday off. Not to work (although I had a few things to deal with that put my mind more at ease), but to meet up with one of my coworkers from another city.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go!
- Men's shirt - Jean's by Jean Paul Gaultier, thrifted; purchased here for $7.99
- Trousers - Jean's by Jean Paul Gaultier, vintage shop, Vancouver; last seen here (2nd outfit) in August 2018 with Gookey
- Shoes - Down to Earth Hadfield, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) in October 2018 to get our vote on
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather; last seen here last week
This men's shirt was too small for L, but fit me perfectly, and it was inevitable that I would wear it with pants by the same designer.
I knew I didn't want to be too casual or too dressy. It was a gorgeous day, very warm for January!
- Scarf - Ralph Lauren, consignment
- Gloves - Parkhurst
I mostly looked like this.
- Gold hoops - 5th anniversary gift from L
Being from Edmonton, Ann really wanted to go to the waterfront, and to see the world's tallest free-standing totem pole. Sure! We walked through Beacon Hill Park, where I took her picture.
It must be peacock mating season. The park was FULL of peacocks, strutting and preening.
|"Dude, have you seen any ladies?"|
They seemed to know that their pictures were being taken.
|"No ladies, bro. Who are all these people taking our pictures?"|
Look at this magnificent fellow!
|"Don't give away my location, Dude."|
No wonder they call that "peacock blue"!
We spotted the peahens.
|"Shhh! Keep it down, man! They're mine!"|
Quite drab, aren't they? There were peacocks (and peahens) up in trees too - they can fly!
Ann and I were mistaken as tourists with food by this gaggle of mallards and wood-ducks.
|"Food? Food? Food?"|
So many ducks! Even those ones in the distance came running!
We found the totem. Read about it here.
Of course, when you come to Victoria, you have to touch the Pacific Ocean. And you have to make it real, even if only till the tide comes in.
As ephemeral as we are.
We had a lovely time gabbing over coffee. I walked Ann back to her hotel, then browsed through the Velvet Crease consignment store on the way home. No luck, clothes-wise, but I did find this awesome silver and aventurine ring.
The aventurine is nice and clear with a pretty glow.
Handmade, obviously, but the construction is solid. There's the .925 silver stamp.
On Saturday, L and I met up with Nick and Casey for brunch at the Ruby, which will be our downtown diner of choice until something better comes along.
- Sweater - J. Crew, thrifted; last worn here (4th outfit) in April 2018 for chillin' with friends
- Pants - H&M, consignment; first worn here in December 2018 with black monkey arms and fringe
- Shoes - Aerosoles, consignment; last seen here (6th outfit) in November 2018 for shopping with Vero
- Coat (below) - Frank Lyman; last worn here in September 2018
I haven't worn this sweater in a while, but I love the rich blue.
Stretchy silver pants, because that's what I wear to a casual brunch.
Outerwear - I have clip my tresses up and out of the way of the studs on this jacket, or they rip out my hair. Ouch!
|L is doing his Urban Cowboy look|
Fully zipped, bundled, locked and loaded.
|My guy looks so cool - thumbs up!|
We had a few stares as we strolled around town. We kind of stand out in a sea of leggings and beige.
- White gold earrings - 10th anniversary gift from L
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
L bought me this awesome mid-90s sweatshirt from the Patch! Thanks, love!
On Sunday, we awoke to sunny skies and warm temps - I can't believe it's January!
- Velvet blazer - Talbots, thrifted; first seen here in October 2018 with teal and dragons
- Sweater - Lacoste, thrifted; first worn here in October 2018 with all-green
- Skirt - Gunex, thrifted; last seen here in October 2018 with loads of textures
- Shoes - Matisse; last worn here on another shop in December 2018
I walked to town to do groceries and to spend some of my Christmas gift cards.
A scarf at my neck for warmth, and a kitten-soft blazer over that.
Another wearing of my bark skirt - it's a very stiff taffeta, woven in dark brown and black. It shimmers in bright light - you can see a bit of that in the stair pic above.
Outerwear - fooled you! I didn't wear a coat!
- Toque - vintage, thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
This was a good shopping outfit, very easy for trying things on.
- Earrings - consignment, Powell River
My bosses at work gave me a Fluevog gift card for Christmas, so of course, I had to spend it.
here 'cause I love), and I paid $299 for them - my bosses were generous!
They are a tall, ornate boot - I wanted a to-the-knee boot I could wear out and about and be comfortable walking in.
Scalloped trim, studs and buckles, oh my!
The toes remind me of suits of armour.
You may recognize the shape of this shoe - I also have these ones and these ones from the same family.
I went to Flavour Upstairs but didn't find anything that zinged, so I strolled up to the Women in Need (WIN) store, where I found two pieces that I forgot to purchase the last time I was there.
I did learn that Vendome was the high-end version of Coro (a name I know), and only existed until 1979.
The belt buckle is a modern piece and probably sold for more then $9.95. I gave it to L (it would have been a stocking stuffer).
Sunday's sale was all vintage 50% off. I have been eyeing this autumn-toned wool skirt for a while, and that made me bite.
Vix! This screams 1970s to me.
I love how the pattern lines up.
The red bits attracted me - I have plenty in my closet in tan, black, brown and red that will go with this piece.
It's made in Italy and is 85% wool, 15% polyamide.
It's partially lined, and has a side zip with two hook-and-eyes, but my eye was caught by the two chains at either side of the waistband, meant for holding its weight on a hanger. Nice detail.
I only had about 45 minutes in WIN, so I just quickly went through the racks, looking for the best stuff. The drama of this robe caught my eye.
It's by La Vie En Rose, a mall chain.
When I got home, I put away my clothes and stood up the bark skirt.
|"What magic is this?"|
He knocked it over trying to get under it. Such shenanigans!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for visiting.