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!