Welcome back, my friends! It has been a thoroughly relaxing and chill - and CHILLY! - weekend. I'm eager to burrow back under some blankets with my tea, so let's get to it!
Friday's outfit was for the predicted weather - the Muppet Skirt!
This is my outfit for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - I was very visible in the snow!
- Sweater - Jay Jays, thrifted; first worn here in December 2018 with red suede
- Skirt - Joy Nilsson, vintage, thrifted; last seen here in December 2017 for Christmas Day
- Boots - Prepare Guide, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) in December 2018 for my WW dinner
- Coat (below) - Rodarte for Opening Ceremony, consignment; last seen here in December 2018
My view of the Castle - the trees are a slight blur in the wind that was light in the morning, but gusting up to 90 kilometers an hour by evening. Brr!
I layered a tank top under this sweater for extra warmth, but overall, I was quite well-insulated over the day.
It's very, very thick, 100% mohair knit, and it's HEAVY.
I overheated a few times in the office, and had to hike the skirt up around my thighs to cool off.
Outerwear - I rode the bus to and from work (my Friday treat) and also ventured out into the wind and snow to pick up my lunch (another Friday treat).
- Fur toque/scarf - Danier Leather
- Leather gloves - consignment
The Ringmaster Coat is such a perfect finishing piece. It really wasn't warm enough for being outside longer than 15-20 minutes, though. I was always happy to get back indoors!
- Earrings - consignment, Vancouver
- Silver/gold cuff - JPL, vintage fair
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
- Amethyst/gold ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
When I got home, I quickly stepped back out and took a picture looking down our street.
On Friday night, L and I hung out and played board games for the evening. Vizzini was happy to have us around.
We were up early on Saturday, ready to go for breakfast. It was even colder and windier!
- Sweater - Club Monaco, thrifted; last worn here in December 2018 with silver pants
- Skirt - TKStyle, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in October 2018 for a weekend shopping trip
- Boots - Ash; last worn here (2nd outfit) in December 2018 for our last brunch at Floyd's Diner
- Coat (below) - Tahari, thrifted; last seen here last week
Vizzini has been very vocal about not enjoying this cold. He ventures out from the closed-off, heated bedroom to the rest of the house to meow at us.
|"See how cold my ears and toes are, Woman? I'm licking them just to warm up!"|
This is my "monkey arm" sweater (note the strip of faux fur along the tops of the arms) - it's thick and woolly (I also have a cami on under it), but not too bulky.
|"Yes, look at me when I am talking to you."|
The skirt is nice and stretchy, and also thick and snuggly.
Giving my chilly kitty a warm hug.
|"Are my fans out there?"|
These tights are thick - I'm always surprised at how warm a lacy tight can be.
Fortifying myself to face the world.
Outerwear - bundled up for icy winds!
- Toque - Club Monaco, thrifted
- Fur boa - Danier Leather, thrifted
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Earrings - Glee
As L was lacing his boots up, someone decided to investigate.
|"There were rumours of kitty spaghetti."|
L's boots are Fluevog - excellent in the snow and ice!
Vizzini loves to go after shoelaces.
|"Just waiting for the right moment..."|
He's eaten many - we have to hide our guests' shoes from him.
Fortunately, L and I are skilled at keeping him from chewing on them.
|"Curses! The hand again!"|
We gently, but firmly, push him away.
|"Lunge! Bite! Claw!"|
But he is a very fast cat.
We lost power a few minutes after I took the above pictures! Good thing we'd already planned to eat out! Our restaurant of choice had also lost power (we saw people inside hurriedly eating in the dark), so we ventured further into town, looking for another spot. The power was out for about 4 blocks! We ended up at a placed called Artisan Bistro (I think) that had just opened - we had a wonderful breakfast and then parted ways.
I headed down to Dots for a good look around. I don't really shop retail anymore, but Dots is a clearing store for wholesale samples and store clearances - there are often unusual brands there, including ones that are made in Canada, the US and Italy, so I don't feel too bad about buying one or two things once in a while.
I found this lovely white lace/embroidered tunic jacket.
Although the pattern isn't fully symmetrical, it's not wildly off either.
It's by Lysse, and was marked down to $19.99.
After Dots, I walked over to the big WIN store to meet up with Sarah. She's going back to work after mat leave, and needed a blazer and some work clothes. We found her a bunch of stuff, including a blazer and a fabulous jumpsuit.
I found myself this felted fur hat!
The wool felt stamp inside. I can just make out "Canada" in the small banner at the bottom.
The hattery is Boutique of New York and Montreal.
On the way home, I stopped in a Rich Rags for a quick peek. I spotted these acid yellow fine-wale corduroy cropped pants on the $10 sale rack.
And are by Banana Republic. They are the Avery cut, and these are from Fall 2017, according to the tag.
I am always on the lookout for a good gown for holiday parties and special events. A leopard gown that looks amazing on? YUP.
Big swooshy skirt - it doesn't look very impressive when it's hanging, but trust me, it is Swoosh Factor 8.
So I went for it - and the lovely lady there gave me 30% off, so it was $69.00 after all. Totally worth it!
It's by Chetta B Evening by Sherri Bloom and Peter Noviello.
After another quiet evening in on Saturday, and a brief foray out into the gusty winds today, it's time for me to spend more time with my guys.
|"Wishing all my fans a warm snuggle."|
Thanks so much for stopping by!