What a fun weekend we've had, and I'm eager to watch the red carpet and the Oscars tonight, so let's see what I've been up to, shall we?
Here's Friday's work outfit - red booties time!
A good excuse to wear this fabulous rainbow plaid skirt again.
- Shirt - Cleo, thrifted; last seen here in December 2018 with black and white houndstooth
- Skirt - Simon Chang, vintage 80s, thrifted; first worn here in November 2018 with turmeric
- Booties - Zara, consignment; purchased here for $38.40
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather; last worn here last weekend
Again using black to let the skirt pop.
I like the tux detailing on the front of the shirt.
The skirt has 3 gold buttons on the back slit.
In order to actually walk, I unbutton two of them.
Is that the weekend I see?
It totally is!
Outerwear - I'm ready for chilly variable weather: snow, rain, wind, clouds, sun.
First wearing of the orange leather gloves - not very warm, but otherwise good.
- Scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - consignment; purchased here for $17.99
It was also the first wearing of these faux leather booties. Ugh, I'm reminded why I prefer leather. These rubbed my lower legs - I had to put band-aids on.
[Oops, forgot the bling pic:
- Belt - thrifted
- Bracelet - thrifted
- Earrings - vintage fair]
They also developed lighter red areas where they creased from wearing them all day.
I might wear these one more time, but they are not going to last long with me. I demand quality and comfort in addition to cuteness!
After work on Friday, L and I got dressed up for Urbanite (link
), the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's "pop-up party". Nick joined us, and we ran into tons of people we knew.
The theme was "Futurisms: Imagining Other Worlds, New Realities" and lots of participants got on board with the theme - I was not the most dressed up person there (for once)! I love when people get into a theme; there were space-inspired looks, lots of tinfoil, fiberoptics, lights, shiny fabric, and futuristic makeup.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday
" over at Patti's Not Yet Dead Style
. Go on, check it out!
- Dress - Kenzo, purchased here for $68.00
- Boots - Teah Truths, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) last weekend for dinner out in pink velvet
- Coat (below) - Le Chateau, vintage 90s, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in October 2016 to see Alice Cooper in concert
My future is dystopian post-apocalyptic with a dash of steampunk.
I loved wearing this fun Kenzo dress which I am calling Cinderella's Rags. No slight to the dress - it was a pleasure to wear, very soft and comfortable. It's cotton, very finely woven.
The skirt is actually quite full and moves when I walk.
About a Swoosh Factor 5. I was pleasantly surprised.
The major folds in the dress are held together by buttons.
Although it looks like I have pockets, these pass through. They were fun to play with when when standing around or dancing.
I loved wearing this giant furry top-hat. It was magnificent.
As you can see, I had fun with my liquid eyeliner marker! I shaded the lines with grey shadow, and coloured in the two triangles on each apple of my cheeks with gold and silver eyeshadow.
I also had gold and silver on my upper eyelids.
I was happy that it turned out nice and (sort of) straight!
I had to wear this wonderful satin duster, even though it was cold to wear outdoors.
Worth it! I made an entrance.
Boo-yah! Action shot of the swoosh action of the coat.
I love getting dressed up!
The accessories make the outfit.
- Hat - vintage, thrifted; purchased here for $4.95
- Purse - Fiveleft
- Stomacher - InWear
- Belt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment
- Gloves - Danier Leather
- Cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Studded cuff - vintage
- Earrings - Brenda Schoenfeld, 1992, vintage mall
- "I am the future" button - AGGV
Boots! I'd originally wanted to wear these boots
, but my damaged pinkie toe said, No no no."
I ended up much happier over the evening in these - good choice, pinkie toe.
L went with a "Space Cowboy" look.
The vest and jacket are second-hand; jeans are Balmain; boots by Fluevog; L's stepdad's vintage bolo. I thrifted the belt buckle, and bought L the vintage pocket watch 20 years ago.
I was up early on Saturday morning - I had to go to work!
I had some mandatory training at my WW job, but it was short, and I met L for brunch afterwards. Win!
- Dress - Desigual by Christian Lacroix, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) for a rainy shop in December 2018
- Booties, Arnold Chirgin, thrifted; purchased here for $44.99
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather; last seen here in November 2018
Another wearing of this fun printed dress.
I walked to the meeting and home after with L - it was a lovely sunny day.
We went to the Beagle Pub in Cook Street Village (I lived there in the 90s).
The old neighbourhood has changed a lot - so much development.
Outerwear - wearing my own sunshine, just in case.
Another wearing of the orange accessories.
- Scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - consignment
In contrast to the other pair of booties, these were magnificent. I love that zipper detail, and they were great for all the walking we did.
Red and gold bling:
I've had this lovely leather obi for several years.
- Obi - local, gift from L
- Bangle - thrifted
- Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
- Earrings - thrifted
After some reading, napping and cuddle time with Vizzini, L and I went to our friend Greg's 50th birthday party.
This calls for a jammy dress! I need no excuse to break out this gorgeous lily print beauty.
- Dress - no label, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) for Andrew's birthday in April 2018
- Boots - Libby Smith Bellevue, Fluevog; last seen here (3rd outfit) in November 2018
- Coat (below) - Apparence, vintage, thrifted; last worn here last weekend
I knew I'd have to take my shoes off for the house party, so I wore knee-high black socks over my tights to keep my legs warm.
|"You're going out again?"|
The dress is a stretchy fine synthetic knit and is great for lounging around. I wore a vintage slip under this for an extra layer.
I noticed that the pattern on the arms is symmetrical - an indicator of quality.
|"I do not approve - you should stay home with me."|
I love that the lilies, leaves and berries pattern is one neck to hem print - so unusual!
Showing the boots.
I just wore them between cab and door.
Outerwear: again, only worn briefly, the Unsafe Polar Bear.
- Pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
- Gloves - consignment
Such a fun colour combination: caramel, purple and rust.
The dress doesn't require a lot of bling - pearls always look good.
- Pearl ring - Erth, consignment
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
- Earrings - thrifted
Vizzini's been needy all weekend, requiring lots of cuddles.
|"You're just a warm lap to me."|
That's probably true!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!