Hello, my friends! It's been a wonderful three full days of weekend, and I still have the rest of today to chill out with my little family, so let's get to the fun stuff!
After a quiet night in on Friday, playing boardgames and listening to music, L and I were up early on Saturday for our usual walk to town for brunch.
- Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; last worn here in December 2018 with purple plaid and the same shoes
- Skirt - Dolce & Gabbana, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in March 2018 for a weekend shop
- Shoes - Half Truth Tanya, Fluevog; last worn here with this same sweater in December 2018
- Coat (below) - Apparence, vintage, thrifted; last seen here a few days ago
I am a fan of thin-gauge solid-coloured sweaters - they are very handy for setting off a funky bottom.
It is a nice length, although the wrap front means I have to wear a short half-slip under it.
Outerwear - it was sunny with scattered clouds all day. The snow is lingering in clumps here and there, but all the sidewalks and roads are clear again. Phew! Okay, bring on spring, winter is over.
- Fur boa - thrifted
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Silver/aventurine ring - consignment; purchased here for $40 - first wearing
- Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver
As L and I were getting ready to walk to town, I took a look around the house for Mr. Kitty (I make sure I haven't accidentally locked him in my closet), and found him snug as a bug in his house on his scratching post.
|"Do you mind, Woman? I'm sleeping here!"|
No, I don't mind at all, Vizzini! Enjoy the sun - we'll be home soon.
|"Leaving me? Whatever will I do---*snore*"|
I hadn't planned on stopping in at the Velvet Crease (link here 'cause I love), but there was a fabulous coat in the window, so I popped in for a quick look. Well, one quick look led to just over an hour and I did very well!
I fell for this lovely classic dress - it will be great for layering and worn just on its own in the summer.
It's by Trina Turk, and it's fully-lined.
I also appreciate that the hem of the lining is trimmed like a vintage slip.
Made in California, USA! This was $52.00, which seems pretty good for an item made in the US.
here, linking 'cause I love). After seeing that, I discovered that mine has some knotted/cut loops of threads on the top - it also had a bow at one time! Short dresses on her site run to about $300, so I did well.
I hemmed and hawed about this dress, but in the end, I could not leave it. It reminds me of Cinderella's dress before the big ball!
It has interesting folds held together buy cufflink-style buttons on the front.
The skirt is nearly square, with pieces sewn to make it drape nicely.
It does up with a small side zipper and a couple of buttons.
- My tiger dress (picture here, last worn here).
- The garbage bag skirt (picture here, last worn here). Its twin in solid black is at slide 8 of the Fall 2014 ready-to-wear runway collection here (linking to Vogue's site, 'cause I love) - I suspect my skirt is pre-Internet, likely from the late 90s/early 00s.
- This "garden party" jacket is wonderful in spring (picture here, last worn here).
- My oversized black cardi is a lovely piece (picture here, last worn here).
- I gave this jacket away, though, as it looked odd on me (picture here, last worn here).
- I also used to have this pink dress, but it wasn't quite me (picture here, last worn here); it's been gone for a long time.
I like the folded details, as well as the attention to patterns - I'll always take a second look at a Kenzo piece.
I am a size 40! Go, me!
However, noting that a simple, plain dress is sold for 350 Euros, which is equivalent to ~$525.00 Canadian dollars, I feel pretty good about my $68.00 purchase.
Ah, consignment stores - I always spend more than I think! However, I can't be expected to leave a green and gold sequined skirt behind, can I?
Trying to show the colours better.
This skirt passed my tests when trying it on. And it was new with tags still!
From Summer 2014.
Finally, I had seen these red booties last time I was in the store, and they were an extra 20% off, so home with me they went!
I don't think they are leather.
Zara Trafaluc - 40 is my size.
Barely any wear on the soles/heels.
From the Velvet Crease, I continued to my actual destination: Flavour Upstairs.
I am always on the lookout for stuff for him.
For me, I tried on oodles of things but nothing was quite grabbing me.
Not bad, $19.99 for J. Crew.
Although this was rather alarming.
This style is from Fall 2015.
I always dig through every bin at Flavour - look what I found!
They fit great.
I waffled on these red boots (yes, another pair of red booties!), but the comfort factor won me over.
They have inner zippers so easy off and on.
Arnold Churgin, handmade - they are made in Italy.
here from the Calgary Herald newspaper, about the store closing in 2017.
These have very little wear, and for $45.00 they were mine!
After a quick nap when I got home (shopping is hard work!), I got dressed and L and I walked down to Fernwood Village for dinner. It was sort-of our Valentine's dinner.
- Dress - Ichi; last seen here in December 2018 for dinner out with my WW colleagues
- Boots - Truths Teah, Fluevog; first worn here in January with Monster Vest
- Coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted; last seen here in January
I have a burgundy cami on under the dress as well.
|"Going out again?"|
A lot of other people had the same idea to have a late Valentine's dinner - the restaurant we'd planned on going to was full.
|"Is the Man leaving too?"|
Instead, we had a very quick meal at the pub and then strolled home. I really only wore this for an hour.
We hung out at home on Saturday night and stayed warm - brrr! It's been dry, but it's cold.
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Belt - Nygard
- Cuff - vintage 80s
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
- Earrings - thrifted
- Necklace - Myka, thrifted
Since I'd just bought L a new shirt, he culled a shirt that he didn't love.
|"This is the perfect shirt, what are you talking about, Woman?"|
Vizzini was set on napping on it.
|"It's just right for me. Can I keep it?"|
Silly kitty, that will go off to one of our friends.
|"But I love this shirt!"|
I thrift many shirts for L and he has limited closet space too.
I slept in on Sunday after a late night. Oh, the sun is out!
This is my outfit for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go, go, go!
This wall needed some love.
- Sweater - Judith & Charles, consignment; last worn just a week ago here under my Jennifer Aniston dress
- Skirt - no label, vintage 70s, thrifted; first worn here in January with L'Wren Scott red
- Boots - Mini Babycakes, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) in October 2018 for a Fluevog shop
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather; last worn here a couple of weeks ago when it was warmer
Can you tell it was bright?
This glorious skirt is so fun to walk in - the mermaid bottom swooshes and twirls.
Sneak peek at my vintage slip underneath - I needed extra warmth, even though it was sunny!
Done up - will I need my scarf and gloves?
- Fur scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
Our stat holiday is Family Day, which is a pretty new holiday. I just like having a day off between New Year's and Easter!
|"There should be a Vizzini Day."|
Don't worry, buddy, you're part of our family.
- I forgot to take a bling picture! Oops.
- Belt - gift from Mom, from London
- Necklace - Nygard, consignment
- Bronze cuff - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Poe cuff - Jezebel Charms, gift from L
- Wood/Klimt ring - consignment
- Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
- Earrings - c. 1994, LA Express
L is looking sharp in his leather and cashmere coat - we bought it at a consignment store in Vancouver last March.
|"I'm helping the Man get dressed."|
He's a big help, all right.
|"Just inspecting this area for you."|
Thanks to our friend Ronnie for the pictures!
L and Nick being silly.
Yes, L, you have a wooden spoon.
Carolyn, Ross and L.
Ronnie himself with the lovely Yvonne.
L and I look like we're arguing. We are not.
Vizzini, have you enjoyed having us home most of the weekend?
|"Oh, I suppose. Your lap is warm."|
It's good to be loved.