Here's Saturday's outfit - L and I went for brunch at Artisan Cafe again, then went our separate ways to shop downtown.
- Coat - Desigual by Christian Lacroix, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) in September 2018 for a long-weekend gathering
- Sweater - Lacoste, vintage, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in March 2018 for a weekend shopping trip
- Skirt - John Laing for N. Peal, vintage, vintage fair; first worn here in November 2018 with a giraffe sweater
- Shoes - Seychelles; last seen here in January with plaid, ruffles and velvet
I only slipped off the coat briefly while I ate breakfast - it's still very chilly out. I was pushing the envelope with this outfit. No extra camisole or slip layers (they are often fussy when trying clothes on).
I adore this lovely coat.
|I know the back strap is twisted - I fixed it on the walk to town|
It had popped a button back in September 2018 and it needed a quick stitching back on, but I'm lazy about these things and waited until I had four button-less coats before I did anything about it, just a couple of days ago.
Showing off the two styles of pockets. In through the top, on the left...
Bundled up for the cold.
- Fur head-wrap - thrifted
- Leather gloves - thrifted
- Earrings - thrifted
I haven't spent a good couple of hours in the big WIN store for a while, and I was pleased to see that the stock had been turned over for spring, with lots of stuff on sale.
The necklace is a bronze-y gold on a silver-tone chain.
I found a lovely cross-body bag.
It's by Roots and the front of it is leather.
The top zip opens up to the main body of the bag (emblazoned with "Roots" everywhere). There is also a full-size pocket on the back of the bag.
I couldn't resist a quick browse through the vintage section, and came away with two fun items that will never see the light of day.
It fits like a dream, and for only $7.95 it will be a comfy addition to my hot weather wear-around-the-house clothes.
Or some days, you just want to be covered head to toe, right?
I fell for the pattern of this gorgeous gown.
Such an interesting mix of colours.
It zips up the front (that's a very old zipper), then has a loop and pearlized button at the collared neck.
I spent some time going through the racks. I hear polka dots are a thing - again!
It's by "as f as y" which I could find nothing about online.
It's very well made, and very soft.
This lime green striped shirt had a mark on the shoulder (you can see it on the right) but it came out when I washed it.
Chevrons down the back.
It's by Pink Tartan, made in Canada.
here) is $295! I think mine is an earlier incarnation of that current design, as mine doesn't have the front pocket, but has flipped back cuffs.
I don't have a lot of denim in my wardrobe but this simple top really appealed to me.
It was only $6.99.
Doesn't every gal need a 10-grommet vest in her closet?
It's by Paraphrase.
These slouchy grey/khaki trousers appealed to me.
They are by Lady Dutch (a brand I recognize from the Hudson's Bay), and were $6.95.
I bought this skirt because I love the pattern
Now I have a matching piece to wear with it!
It's by Moschino, and was only $6.95.
I've looked at this skirt a couple of times and today I said "yes!"
Very intricate work.
And at half price - $8.99! - I was fine with giving it a home with me.
I also finally bit and put this skirt in my cart.
Look at that amazing watercolour pattern:
It's woven of wool and silk, and is fully-lined.
I didn't buy it before because it's a freaking size 0! I can't do it up all the way, but I'll wear long tops to cover the waistband.
I am a sucker for a black-and-white neutral dress.
It's by Banana Republic, and it was new with tags.
Until I saw the $195.00 original price.
It's from the Spring 2016 collection (sent to stores in November 2015).
Vizzini was cranky that we were out all day.
|"No, I wasn't. I was sleeping in my house when you rudely interrupted me."|
I can't resist stirring up the Beast. Look at that fierce roar!
|"Must you dramatize? I'm yawning, Woman!"|
The Beast emerges, stretching, from his lair!
|"I am a lion among cats!"|
Vizzini is a strong brute!
L and I had a quiet evening on Saturday, and I was up early to get groceries and do my second bout of retail therapy afterwards.
This is my entry for Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style! Go!
- Sweater - J. Crew, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) for lunch in January with silver pants
- Skirt - J. Crew, thrifted; last seen here in October 2018 with double capes
- Boots - BCBG Max Azria; last worn here (3rd outfit) in February with a wacky weekend outfit
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last seen here in January
As you can see, it was another bright sunny day.
I am fond of blue sweaters.
All bundled up for the cold.
|L is doing laundry. He's a blur!|
I could have used warmer outerwear! Brrr!
- Scarf - faux Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
- Gloves - vintage, thrifted
- Earrings - Lazy Susan's
I popped into Rich Rags after grocery shopping (hooray for delivery), and found two items for half price.
It's by Club Monaco, and it's 88% wool, with nylon and elastane to keep both the colour and the shape.
Most of the time, the name Forever 21 will drive me away from an item. However, I was really impressed with the detail on these brocade slides.
They are quite nice, and were a bargain at $12.50.
From there, I strolled up to the WIN Boutique for a peek.
It's black, red, grey, green and white.
It's a Topshop piece, and was $21.95.
I took a risk on this olive green wrap maxi-dress.
I know the brand, Revamped - it's from Sirens/Urban Planet, those horrendous plasticky-smelling mall stores.
I liked how it looked on. See, it's very drapey...
|"You were saying?"|
Vizzini! He was cruising around, trying to get me to feed him early.
|"What's under here?"|
It's fully washable, and after I gave it a quick steam, it looked even better.
I really loved these platform sandals.
They are by Desigual.
Barely any wear!
Lastly, I bought a new salt shaker.
It was just $1.95.
I wonder who did that?
|"It was L, I'd bet my life on it!"|
I'm pretty sure it wasn't, since we both heard the crash.
|"Oh. Well, it might have been me."|
Such a naughty kitty.
|"Hey, it's part of my charm."|
I hope everyone had a quiet and peaceful weekend!