Hello, my friends! I'm back after an absolutely lovely weekend. Let's dive in - I have a lot to share!
Here's Friday's funky outfit. I don't do Casual Fridays...
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Get your pigtails over there!
- Blouse - Catherine Malandrino, thrifted; purchased here for $16.95
- Trousers - Lady Dutch, thrifted; first worn here in March with all of the olives
- Sandals - Dr. Scholl's, consignment; last seen here in July 2018 with McQueen trousers
- Sleeveless coat (below) - Only, thrifted; last worn here in March
I discovered over the day as I wore this new-to-me blouse that it's actually lined in the same fabric, but it is two identical pieces that are sandwiched, so that the sheer fabric's pattern doesn't fight with itself.
The back is lined as well.
The blouse has a side-zip and looks odd when tucked in because of that, so I had to pair it with a bottom that would allow it to be worn untucked.
Outerwear - it's at this point that Vizzini decided to plunk himself down.
|"What? I'm just sitting here."|
I love the option of a thick coat without sleeves. Friday was really windy.
|"Shouldn't you be cuddling me about now?"|
Much cuddling was had. I never mind cuddle-time.
- Earrings - consignment, Vancouver
- Amethyst/gold ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
Tassels led to pigtails. I loved wearing them all day - why not?
|"Your earrings look tasty."|
Note the little white toes up on my shoulder there - he went straight after my earrings, little devil!
That night, while L and I were playing board games, Vizzini came to sit with me. He crawled under my old moth-eaten cashmere scarf that I'd been using for temperature control.
|"I smell chips in that bowl."|
He is usually on high alert for spills of chips. The empty bowl is under the pillow because he wants to lick it.
Look at that cuteness!
|"Let me sleep, Woman!"|
Saturday was our first day of Ultimate Frisbee (aka Ulti) for the season - we've been playing for 20 years, starting in 1999! If you don't know what I'm talking about check here (Wikipedia) and see how I look when I play, and pics of some of us playing, here (from 2017).
- Dress - Nanette Lepore, thrifted; first worn here in March with reds
- Shoes - Chie Mihara; last seen here earlier this month with pink pants
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather, consignment; last worn here in March
Why do the change of clothes? Well, we go for brunch afterwards, plus I often go shopping after that.
While we were sitting in the pub, we had a crazy hailstorm! It had been super-windy during our game which made for a very tricky time of it - weather was definitely a factor!
And I ran into reader Kathy when I was out shopping after! So glad I looked decent! Nice to see you, Kathy!!
Outerwear - I was so glad to have my coat on, as the hail tapered to rain.
Done up and even wearing one of my groovy leather bags.
- Belt - Fendi, thrifted
- Silver/wood earrings - thrifted, Powell River
- Wood Klimt ring - consignment
I strolled to Luna, a local shop that carries a small bit of consignment clothing and really fun jewelry that's locally-made.
here, 'cause I love). "You're doing a snake thing lately," remarked L. Observant guy.
From there, I walked to the WIN (Women In Need) Boutique, where I found a couple of things.
This is by ChiQle Denim Architect, which the interwebz tells me is a Poshmark brand - hello, my UK friends!
I always check the "plus" size section because vintage things are often slotted in there. I'm not sure if this is vintage; I suspect it's not, and is just sized oddly.
It's by Joseph Ribkoff, and is a mix of cotton, polyester and metal. I love the black, white, bronze metallic, and the mottled texture, all woven, not printed.
It's made in Canada - bonus! - and is marked a size 16.
After all that activity on Saturday, L and I took it easy that night, and had a good sleep in today. I took my time getting ready for our annual April/May Birthday Tea with my lovely Winesday Women.
- Jacket - Kenzo Jungle, thrifted; last seen here in August 2018 with more patterns
- Sweater (underneath) - Gap, thrifted; last worn here in August 2018 with polka dots and pajamas
- Silk skirt - Pierre Cardin, vintage 60s, consignment, Vancouver; last seen here with black and white and these same shoes in September
- Shoes - Zoomies Ishshoes, Fluevog; last worn here at the same time as this skirt, here in September
Some of you may recognize this outfit - I wore all of the same pieces together here in July 2017 when I first bought this jacket.
It also has a very narrow waist. I can only button the bottom two buttons when I'm standing up! Hmmm, I used to be able to button them all. Better cut back on the chips...
here (scroll down a few pictures), when I bought it in 2015, if you are interested in some detail pictures. It's made in France, and the quality amazing.
Jacket open for sitting and eating!
From there, we walked to Fairfield Plaza, had a shop in My Sister's Closet consignment store, and then met up with our men at the Fairfield Pub for a drink.
- Hat - Tierre Joline; last worn here (3rd outfit) in October 2017 for the Vintage Expo
- Purse - BCBG Paris, thrifted
The purse is cut-out leather sewn onto baby blue fabric backing - it is an older piece, with some age on it.
- Necklace/earrings - Sherman, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Brooch - vintage 60s, thrifted
- Silver/sodalite ring - Scotland, 1996
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
- Bracelet - Coro, vintage 70s, Mom's
I bought these cute little kitty earrings at the Teahouse Gift Shop (I can't resist a gift shop).
They are by Winnie Tam.
I bought a skirt at My Sister's Closet - this lovely pleated maxi.
The colours are navy blue, pink and neon green.
It reminds me of blossoms.
It is by BCBC Max Azria. XXS, right - it did not feel small at all.
Now, kindly indulge me as I did take a few pictures of us at the Abkhazi Gardens (about them here), and at tea (link to the Teahouse here), both links 'cause I love!
here. Aw, we all look so amazing! From left: Karen, Yvonne, Caro, Vero, me and Cat.
We all had the Afternoon Tea, which was lovely and delicious!
Our birthday beauties: Karen, Yvonne and Carolyn.
Our shot is harder to see! It was a gorgeous sunny day.
This is the view we were treated to, looking over Fairfield. That's the Pacific Ocean way in the distance, and the far mountains are Washington State's Olympic range.
But isn't it lovely?
Looking down to the lily pond below.
It's part of a Gary Oak meadow, and they dot the garden.
You get a sense of the immensity of these oaks.
The little potter's cottage.
Looking back at the Teahouse.
I can't believe I have never been here before!
I caught a bee in the middle of this flower.
Here I am!
And now, I must go give someone the attention he's been yowling for.
|"Yes, what about ME?"|
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead! Thank you so much for coming by!
Superb outfits, fun activities, beautiful garden, and magnificent friends! Have a smashing week!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Chalotalo - you too!Delete
Those gardens look over the top amazing!!! And of course, this is such a beautiful time of year for spring blooms!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sue - it's such a gorgeous place, and we did pick the perfect time of year!Delete
LOVE your Tea Party outfit - so elegant and who doesn't love a red beret? Nobody, that's who. The gardens are beauteous, as are you. Love your long, platinum-esque hair too. xoxReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Patti! That's not a beret, but I can see why you might think so - it is a structured felt hat, with an elastic that helps it stay on.Delete
I know, my hair is getting so light now!
I adore your hair in pigtails, that dark floral dress with the killer platforms and your ladylike Tea party outfit.ReplyDelete
Those gardens are absolutely gorgeous, I'd love a stroll around them. What an incredible venue.
Vizzini looks most bewildered in that last photo, he needs chips! xxx
Thank you, Vix! I had fun with outfits this weekend. Isn't that a lovely place? We had so much fun.Delete
Vizzini always needs chips, but he only gets them once a day (9pm, and he gets exactly 6 of them!).
Look at you in pigtails! I'm loving the outfit you're wearing with them too, especially that divine silk blouse. The gardens are stunning, and what a view from that tea house. Just perfect! As is the outfit you're wearing here, which must be the one you're referring to in your comment on my blog! That hat is too cute! My favourites of your buys are the pleated maxi skirt and - obviously! - the cat earrings. Can't wait to see the Vizzini version you made! xxxReplyDelete
Thank you, Ann! Yes, that is the outfit I meant - funny how we both did polka dots and floral together! I was quite happy with my Vizz-ified version of the earrings.Delete
meghan said You look divine in those sunglasses. They capture your iconic look. Marvelous. The lovely tea was a breath of pure essence of joy. Kitty is adorable. A wonderful post. Thank you for inspiring the world with your happiness. Awesome.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. What a lovely comment.Delete
You and your friends Karen Yvonne Carolyn Vero and Cat all look beautiful, happy, and like a treat to be with! I like the looks of all of the outfits you styled. The outfit piece bargains you found shopping look pretty. Your Spring weekend photos are beautiful. Cute kitty too.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I so value the time I have with my dear friends.Delete
What a fantastic weekend. Shopping eating, board games! Right up my alley! The Saturday outfit is fabulous, especially the belt. So 70sh,while the Sunday outfit is so 50s. Very elegant.ReplyDelete
It was indeed a fantastic weekend, thank you, Nancy!Delete
What a lovely place for a tea party. You are rocking those pig tails Sheila, and that blouse is beautiful! Man, that Nanette Lepore dress looks FAN-TA-STIC on you with the wide leather belt; in fact, all the outfits in this post are stellar. And of course, can't forget the handsome Vizzini, who looks cute as a button under that blanket.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I love the Nanette Lepore dress, and you can't go wrong with Fendi. Vizzini is the cutest of all, though!Delete
Love the report and pics of you and gal-pals. I just realized something: your face looks much different with glasses on it. Attractive both with and without them, just different. Interesting. I never thought glasses changed one's appearance as much as this.ReplyDelete
Thank you, hon! Oh, yes, I look very different in my glasses, don't I? I still have an old pair that I wear at home, and they also make my face look really different.Delete
The lush gardens at the tea house is certainly beautiful. I love your pain Painterly blouse and can certainly see a high-quality even in this photo. How often do we find a class that is lined? I also love that brand. I love the way you added the corset belt to the Nanette dress.ReplyDelete
I am also glad you added those fun photos of your recent shenanigans.
The kitty cat earrings are adorable. I can’t wait to see them in the future post. Enjoy this splendid week.
It was just the most lovely place, Elle. Thank you - it was such good quality! My bigass Fendi belt is always a good piece to wear.Delete
I like linking back to previous years - it reminds me how lucky I am to have such wonderful women in my life.
I will wear the kitties soon!
Sounds like a fab weekend! Loved all your buys. The last outfit was my favourite; it had a very 40s vibe which is so appropriate for afternoon tea. What a lovely place to have afternoon tea in and such wonderful gardens. Just look at the rhododendrons in the photo of you on the cute little bench - such a magnificent colour!ReplyDelete
Vizzini is so cute; and I love how he looked snuggled under your cashmere scarf - he looked a little like Yoda, I thought!
Thank you, Vronni! I pull out all the stops for special occasions! Isn't the garden beautiful?Delete
Vizzini is such a little pasha. Yes, ha, like Yoda!
What a busy weekend... I love the spin on those harem trousers, I am wondering if the ones I own would work with a long sleeveless vest like you are wearing it here.ReplyDelete
The black florals dress looks out of this world with that belt, do you know what is the Fendi model name for that belt? I should google it, as every time you wear it you make me wish I had it!
Finally the French attire look with the beret is right on the spot.
I love how these three looks are so very different from each other and totally work.
Try it out! I love the baggy trouser look.Delete
No, I don't know the model number, sorry - I think it's called the "guitar" buckle, though, so maybe start with that?
It's not a beret - it's a rigid hat, but thank you so much!
Ooooo, what a fab weekend! That silk blouse is divine my dear and beautifully styled by you too. Lovely to see the coat in detail. And how fab you ladies look for your afternoon tea. Your ensemble is perfect, including that sweet little hat. Lovely post, thanks xReplyDelete
It was such fun! Thank you - I appreciate that, coming from you!Delete