Hello, my friends, and welcome back! I'm enjoying my Monday off - it has been a very relaxing and chill weekend so far, and I'm looking forward to doing some reading on the couch, so let's dive in!
Here's Friday's outfit - the Friday before a long weekend is always rather dead in the office.
- Sweater - Kersh, printed by Pina, thrifted; last worn here in April with creamsicle dots
- Skirt - LA Hearts, thrifted; last seen here (5th outfit) for theatre with Mom, back in September 2018
- Cowboy boots - 1883 Lucchesse, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in April with my picador skirt
- Suede coat (below) - Pioneer Wear, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in December 2018 as a pastel cowgirl
I swooshed about the office most of the day.
I love the painty colour in this skirt, and that it has a black lining for complete opacity.
The jelly-deer (not a jelly-fish!) is a favourite sweater of mine - the sweater itself is a glittery navy blue.
Outerwear - it was chilly enough in the morning to wear a ginormous fringed suede jacket.
And because I already had cowboy boots on...
- White gold earrings - 10th anniversary gift from L
- Cuff - gift from L
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
For all the Vizzini fans, there will be lots of pictures of him in this post.
|"As it should be."|
As you can see, I'm doing well with reading my new fashion book - it's fascinating to read about all these designers, and the pictures are gorgeous.
Speaking of gorgeous, look at that roly-poly kitty!
|"I just want a brushing!"|
He's been shedding his winter fur like mad, so I have been brushing him almost daily. He has very thick fur, and has always enjoyed a wire brush (not so much the rubber pad for getting all that under-fur).
|"The rubber pad is the enemy!"|
I even brush his tum (carefully), under and around his head (he loves between the ears), his legs and tail. When he's done with the brush, he attacks it.
On Saturday, we were short players for Ulti, so L and I went for brunch and then headed off to do our own thing for the afternoon.
- Wool cardigan - Ports, vintage 80s, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in March for Book Club
- Sleeveless sweater - Bellessa, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in June 2018 for the annual Day of Indolence
- Skirt - Sonia Rykiel, thrifted; last worn here in August 2018 with yellow tigers
- Star Wars "I Know" shoes - Poetic Licence, gift from Louise; last seen here in July 2018 with navy blues
After several hours of shopping, and the tights falling down in the crotchal region, I took them off and crammed them in my purse.
Temperature-wise, I was quite comfy in my wool cardi.
- Glass/silver earrings - local
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
I enjoyed some excellent alone-time and retail therapy. I walked through the growing throngs of tourists to Flavour Upstairs for a nice browse.
It's by Karen Millen.
Lovely hardware, and only $8.00!
I found the matching bracelet to the grey metal one I found a couple of years ago.
I could not resist this vintage 80s scarf. Look at that pattern!
|"It doesn't smell very tasty."|
It's 100% silk, with hand-rolled edges.
Even if I'd just found those accessories, I would have been happy, but as luck would have it, Flavour Upstairs finally had marked down this wonderful wool coat and I finally bought it.
|"Wait, where did the scarf go?"|
This item had my heart thumping! It's a jumpsuit!
It has adjustable straps (nice gold hardware), and is elasticated at the top, with a drawstring waist.
The legs are truly "ABBA-esque" and massively full - they are gathered and tiered three times down the leg for extra fullness. It is miles too long on me, so I will have to actually pay to shorten it.
|"I approve of this jumpsuit."|
I might have gasped out loud - it's by JC (Jean Charles) de Castelbajac!!
here to all her gloriously fun Castelbajac pieces! and linking 'cause I love, of course).
Never heard of him? Here's a little history about him: link. If you peeked through the pictures in that chronology, you'll see that my jumpsuit's top is very similar to his Cloud Dress in 2009 (as is the vivid blue/white pattern) - you know how designers love to revisit their own collections!
This is 100% linen (it is like wearing ginormous sails on the legs!), and was made in China.
Oh, and that coincidence with my Sonia Rykiel skirt? De Castelbajac and her were friends until her death in 2016; she worked as his assistant before starting her own label.
Flush with my JC/DC score, I spent a few hours going through the big WIN store on Pandora Ave. Orange seemed to be on my radar, as I ended up with three orange tops!
WIN had 75% off all punched tags.
I liked the rounded shape of this sweater, with its skinny sleeves.
Also Lord & Taylor, and only $6.95.
100% merino wool! What a deal!
And then I spotted this long-line orange cardi.
J. Crew 100% linen!
I'm not a leggings gal at all, but these dark brown wool ones just felt amazing.
|"What? As soft as me?"|
Vizzini is even softer! But these have leather patches between the knees.
But I know that these would have been insanely expensive new - over $100, for sure.
And check it out - they were probably never worn, since the original hang tag plastic is still on there!
I already have a houndstooth skirt that I love.
It's by Tribal, and the fabric (with is wool/polyester) is made in Italy.
Here's my other houndstooth skirt for comparison. Should I keep it as well?? Here's the last time I wore it: link.
|"I can't decide. Let's cuddle."|
I also already have a green pencil skirt (this one).
It's by J.Crew and was only $6.95.
Totally not complaining, of course.
No question that this blazer was coming home with me. Look at that colour!
when my hair was that colour?
It's by Tahari - a good quality brand - and dig that satin lining!
And one last new thing that we bought this weekend - a camera! It's the black beauty I'm holding in the mirror and is a Canon.
here), but recently, the battery has started to swell and split. That's dangerous, so time for a new camera.
Thank you, little Lumix!
I spent a while getting used to the new camera - it's a bit more challenging, but I think my photos will look a little better. They are bigger now, at least - if you click any of them, you will get a larger image.
|"Must you bother me, Woman?"|
Yes, I always have to bug Vizzini. He bugs me at 4 in the morning! It's totally fair!
|"Hmph. I see your point."|
I definitely noticed that my pictures are clearer! On Sunday, L and I strolled to town in the lovely warm breeze and (mostly) sunny skies, to meet up with a group of our friends. Our usual long weekend gathering.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Move it!
- Dress - Marjorie Hamilton, vintage 60s, thrifted; purchased here for $38.95
- Shoes - Bebe Effortless, Fluevog; last worn here earlier this month with double tweed
- Lace topper - Lysse; last worn here (2nd outfit) last weekend
Getting used to the new camera - the timer is a little hard to find, and the camera itself is narrower than the old one, so doesn't balance as well on the stucco ledge opposite the stairs.
I loved wearing this, and it was well-received by my friends.
There's a cut-out in the back - the top connector piece isn't visible here, nor is the lovely giant vintage button.
Covered up for a bit of warmth and sunblock.
Ready to go, with my rainbow embroidered bag.
here on consignment at House of Savoy for $28.00.
- Earrings - vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Turquoise/silver ring - local
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
And now, time to go bug the cat some more.
|"Seriously? But I'm busy napping."|
He's grabbed my spot on the couch, little monster.
|"My spot now."|
I don't think there is any budging him.
Thank you so much for stopping by, my friends!