Hello, my friends! I hope spring has sprung in your neck of the woods - it feels like it's getting close here!
Let's kick this bigass wrap-up off with Friday's outfit, which I wore all day for work, and then in the evening to the Victoria Spring Vintage Fair, followed by dinner after at Spinnakers Pub with friends.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style.
- Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; last worn here in February for shopping again
- Skirt - Pink Martini, consignment; last seen here in October 2018 with heavy metal
- Shoes - Half Truth Tanya, Fluevog; last worn here in February with this same sweater (shocking)
- Coat (below) - Burberry, consignment, Vancouver; last seen here (3rd outfit) in February for brunch and shopping
Friday was also our office potluck for International Women's Day - we had about 30 dishes, including Indian sweets, Chinese cookies, sushi, pizza, cheese, chocolate, multiple dips...oh, it was all so tasty.
Did you notice my gold tiger on my shoulder? She was quite popular, both at work and at the Fair.
I've done the sweater/shoes combination many times before - they were made to be worn together.
Outerwear - I hate wearing a bulky coat to the vintage fairs. I folded up this leather one and stuffed it in a bag while I shopped.
- Hat - Delux, Saanichton Fair
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Tiger pin - consignment
- Gold chain - Grandma J
- Earrings - thrifted
Awesome coworker, reader and commenter Trisha showed me a picture of her daughter Kailani dressed for International Women's Day:
|Photo by permission|
Look at that Wonder Woman tee (recognize it??) on my young fashionista gal! Kickin' it, Kailani! You go, girl.
Details of her girl-themed leggings.
I was fairly restrained at the Vintage Fair, and did not spend my full budget...unlike my colleague Janie, who went hog-wild and bought All The Things! She had never been to a vintage fair before and was gaga over the prices and array of sparkly things. The vendors loved her!
I found a few things in the WIN (Women In Need) room. This is a vintage 100% silk blouse.
I love the pixelated roses design - very Dries Van Noten! - I suspect that this is late 80s to early 90s, when pixels and computers were new and exciting.
The blouse was $34.95, which I thought was a bit high, but *shrug* it goes to a good cause.
I found a new coat! This was my big item of the weekend. What shall we name it? The Fuzzy Flamingo? The Unsafe Pink Elephant? Give me some ideas!
It's 100% wool - the back has some fuzzing on it, like the previous owner sat in a car that had scratchy upholstery that distressed her lovely coat.
We all had a giggle over the manufacturer: Auckie Sanft. That is the weirdest name ever, however, Irving "Auckie" Sanft was a real person! I found his obituary here (he died in 2000). I also spotted this awesome blog here post showing women's fashion from 1957 and there's an Auckie Sanft coat in the bottom picture.
You can see a bit of the pink lining there.
I know it's old because of the ILGWU( International Ladies' Garment Workers Union) label, which was in use between 1956 and 1968.
I picked up a free postcard, button and sticker as souvenirs.
I bought a few pieces at other booths, too.
I found a mark on the $2.00 brooch. Dodds (with a backwards S). I found this fun history of them here on a defunct blog.
On Saturday, L and I strolled to town for brunch. We went to Bin 4 for burgers (although I had an ahi tuna bowl instead).
- Sweater - Artisan de Luxe, consignment; last worn here (3rd outfit) in November 2018 with this same skirt
- Skirt - Mackage, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in November 2018 with this sweater!
- Boots - Adrian Agnes, Fluevog; last seen here (3rd outfit) for brunch in November 2018
- Sleeveless coat - Only, thrifted; last worn here in February
Another bright sunny day! I re-purpled my hair on Thursday night.
|"Where's my present from the Fair?"|
When I bought this thick leather skirt I had to super-glue two of the snaps together permanently - otherwise it pops open and falls off.
Bits of yellow sneaking into my outfits mean I'm jonesing for bright springy colours!
Outerwear - this was good while we walked in the sun. In shade, it was cold!
- Gloves - Club Monaco, consignment
- Leather/steel cuff - Rimanchik
- White gold earrings - Frances Jewelers; gift from L
While were were getting ready for our respective evenings (Winesday at Yvonne's; MANday at our house), Vizzini watched us from his post. I had trouble spotting him at first.
|"I'm camouflaged with my leopard post."|
I got a better angle.
|"Thanks for blowing my cover, Woman!"|
What a sweet boy. Such fine mustaches! He has only 3 white eyebrows on one side right now.
He immediately hopped down and started angling for kitty treats.
|"Feed me, or I will eat your shoelaces!"|
I hid the shoelaces and fed him before I left.
I squeezed a nap in after our jaunt to town, so with little make-up left and my old purple glasses on, I threw on a comfy sweater dress and tights and walked to Yvonne's to hang out with my besties for the evening.
- Dress - Club Monaco, thrifted; purchased here last weekend for $25.00
- Boots - Cougar, thrifted; last worn here in February with pinstripes, pearls and patterns
- Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage, thrifted; last seen here last week
After playing with the scarf all night, I mostly wore it draped down my back, not the way I'm wearing it here.
I was totally cozy in this snuggly loose sweater dress. Loved it.
Here I am wearing the tights in October 2010! Nine years is a long time for hosiery.
I took a pair of thick socks and wore those for the evening.
Bundled up. I cabbed home, since with the time change/Daylight Savings, it was after 2 am when I left.
- Scarf - Faux Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
New cuff bling:
- Cuff - vintage fair
- White gold earrings - Frances Jewelers, gift from L
Today, I walked to town to get groceries - as you can see, it was a three-day repeat of sun! Woo!
- Blouse - VanessaVirginia, consignment; first worn here in November 2018 with pink and grey
- Leather "Buffy" slip dress - Danier Leather, vintage 90s, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit +) over Christmas in December 2018 in Powell River
- Boots - Arnold Churgin, thrifted; first worn here (3rd outfit) on a weekend in February
- Jacket - Frank Lyman; last seen here in January
No one saw me like this but I thought you would like to see the outfit without the jacket.
I call it my Buffy dress, since it reminds me of the fashions on Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the late 90s, which are starting to be trendy again.
I had loads of comments on the jacket, though.
Done up - feeling like a rock star much, Sheila?
Feeling like Wonder Woman, actually.
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- White gold earrings - Frances Jewelers, gift from L
I stopped in at the Patch's pop-up store and had a good look through the stuff they were unpacking for spring. I spotted this wonderful high-necked, long-sleeved dress.
I love the pattern of branches and flowers too - not too delicate, not too big.
It's Nanette by Nanette Lepore - made in China, unfortunately, not in the USA as her stuff usually is/used to be.
This isn't my usual style of dress, but I really liked it on, and I can see it being a really comfy dress for a summer weekend. It's a very bleached out blue chambray cotton.
|"Did you buy this for me? The rope belt looks tasty."|
It's really soft and drapey on. It's by Michael Kors and was $24.95.
It's all snaps - I like snaps.
I fell hard for this lovely neon yellow blouse. And I hear the cool kids are into neon (again).
It's by Kate Spade.
From there, I went to the regular Patch store a few doors down, where they were having a BOGO (Buy One, Get One) Free sale. I managed to get a free item, but I did buy this short dress because it's so COOL.
There are very Goth-y looking scarabs all over it with these crazy scrolly designs.
I found this as part of the print:
It was $32.95, but I could not leave this on the rack.
So I got this skirt for FREE. It's very Muppety.
It's a Zara Knit, new with tags still on.
I paid $19.95 for this skirt in order to get the Zara skirt for free.
See? Neon! It's by J. Crew, and is from 2013 - that's the last time neon was trendy.
I did one quick pass through Flavour Upstairs from there, but just found one dress, but it's a good one.
It's Diane von Furstenberg! And only $24.99!
There's the logo and hologram.
And my friends, now I'm off to enjoy my evening with L and Vizzini! I hope you all had a fab weekend!