Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! Another Happy Mother's Day to my own Mom, along with another big "Happy Birthday" to her!
We have lots to get through, so let's kick it off with Friday's work outfit.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. What are you waiting for? Go!
- Kimono - no label, consignment; purchased here for $49.99
- Sweater - Ellen Tracy, swap from Caro; last worn here in June 2018 with chartreuse and green lace (love that outfit)
- Jeans - L'Wren Scott for Banana Republic, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
- Shoes - Super Fine Cardinal, Fluevog; last worn here in April for a holiday day
Kimonos like this are tricky to wear - the weather needs to be warm enough to wear it as the topper, but not cool enough to need a coat.
It was awesome to swoosh about in, although I did crunch a couple of the beads under the wheel of my desk chair, and one of the tassels was ripped off when I was climbing up and down a ladder. Easy fixes, though.
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All the bling:
- Earrings - thrifted
- Ring - c. 1996
- Glass bead necklace - Oscar & Libby's
- Pink/gold necklace - Eaton's c. 1999
Oops, missed the lion head.
I just felt the outfit needed a statement belt buckle, right?
- Buckle - Zara, thrifted
- Belt - Leather World
During my Friday lunch break, I popped over to Footloose Shoes, and found myself my summer walking-to-and-from-work shoes for the season.
These are suede, and are by New Balance, so uber-comfy!
On Saturday, we didn't have Ulti, so L and I bought out day passes and did some much-needed bussing around town and taking care of those pesky chores that tend to pile up.
- Dress - Trina Turk, thrifted; purchased here for $24.95
- Shoes - Born, consignment; purchased here for $27.99
- Kimono jacket - Lysse; first worn here in February with wallpaper pants
I loved wearing this dress - it's such a nice mix of bright colours.
Pockets definitely help!
Good thing I wore this lace topper over it.
|L, also looking fine (and blurry).|
This gave me sunblock and kept me warm while we were indoors. Brrrr, air conditioning!
Ready to go, and I even changed my bag!
Orange and green bling:
- Orange cuff/ring - vintage 60s, Italian, vintage mall
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver
- Jade/brass ring - vintage 70s, Mom's
As our reward for doing the chore-y things, L and I stopped in at Mayfair Mall - we both had gift cards for the mall, plus Chapters/Indigo cards, from assorted birthdays/Christmas. I loathe the mall, so I just braved two stores: MAC (got a new lipstick) and Indigo (yay, books!).
We rushed home, just in time to get changed and go to my brother Dave's house for a barbecue for Mom's birthday. All four of Dave's kids were there, plus assorted other family (ex-wife, friends, boyfriends, etc.). It was awesome - my bro is a great cook.
- Cashmere sweater - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in April for a shopping expedition
- Skirt - VanessaVirginia, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in August 2018 with coral
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last worn in the outfit above - twice in one weekend!
- Jean jacket (below) - Dolce & Gabbana, thrifted; last seen here in April
This was a very comfy outfit for playing bean-bag tossing games and flouncing about on the lawn in the hot sun.
Much as I like the style and swooshiness of this skirt, I'm done with it.
Not much in the way of Vizzini pictures this weekend - we've been out a lot, so he's been sulking.
|"Getting some good napping in without you bothering me, Woman."|
Just one drive-by visit of His Blurriness.
Outerwear for being in the shade/indoors.
- Bracelet/ring -as above
- Earrings - local
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Pendant - Miracle, gift from L
Today/Sunday, I went to town for groceries - I didn't dress up, as I had intended on coming straight home, but I needed some quiet Zen time, so I spent a couple of hours browsing in Dots, which is a store that sells overstock and samples. It's shopping new, but you find really unique items and it is a local business.
They had a clearance on Urban Outfitters tights.
I have had my eye out for a pair of undershorts for ages! What a find!
They're by X-Two, and were $9.99.
I hemmed and hawed over this stretch pencil skirt, but gave in.
This is a better look at the pattern. The colours are pale yellow, forest green, navy blue, red and grey.
I have been wanting a pant-suit for ages, it feels like. I love suiting - my first suit was a gorgeous skirt suit that I wore to high school in 1985. I wish I had a picture of it!
I tried on a lot of separates in oodles of colours, but I ended up with this black patterned one.
It's by Part Two - the jacket is fully-lined, and that nice white piping is all through the lining.
It's a single button double-breast cut, with two pockets on the front.
The pants have a lovely grossgrain ribbon lining inside the waistband, and rear pockets (also will not be unstitched).
This style is called the Olga - there's a picture here (link 'cause I love) of the suit on so that you can get a better idea of what it looks like.
Well, off to spend some more quiet time with my cranky kitty. Tell me what your favourite thing was that I wore/bought!
Love the Trina Turk dress the most - the colours, pattern and shape. Fit is definitely so important. LiseReplyDelete
Thank you, Lise! I loved it too.Delete
Oh yes, that velvet kimono is a special piece - you look like royalty. And I'm scouring all the shops for a cool pantsuit - like the one you just found! Excellent shopping, as per always my friend. xoxReplyDelete
Pantsuits are a YES, Patti! I love the kimono, too - thank you for stopping by!Delete
That first look is so very appealing I can see why L would love it, i do too. The kimono is such a lux piece.ReplyDelete
At 28 degrees I would happy, we had 34 degrees this weekend, for a moment i thought i was going to melt.
I ADOREEEEEE the new printed two piece!! I want to see you wear it, what a great find my friend.
It really was better in person too, Lorena. It was lovely, but hasn't lasted. Ugh, 34 is crazy hot! Thank you, my dear - I'm super stoked to wear it.Delete
You're indeed channeling your inner Stevie Nicks wearing that awesome fringed kimono! We had some sunny spells but it was chilly, so I'm quite envious of your 28°C! Wasn't your brother lucky to have such gorgeous weather for his barbecue? I'm loving the sneakers/runners you bought, as that's how I like them best, with a sole in a similar colour. But yours are so much nicer than the (cheap) grey ones I was wearing in last week's post. My favourites of your finds are the skirt and the suit. Oh, and that Fashion Designers book looks quite interesting! xxxReplyDelete
It didn't last, Ann - we're back to our usual 12-ish degrees, but oh it was nice while we had it! I'm so glad it timed up well with the barbecue. I thought of you when I bought the sneakers, ha! I know you hate the white soles.Delete
The book is really amazing, but yes, also excited about the skirt and suit.
That kimono is sublime - I adore Stevie Nicks' style so it gets a huge thumbs up from me. Just look at the quality of it! The vintage shift dress is adorable on you, love the pumps, too.ReplyDelete
How lucky for your brother to have 28°C for his birthday celebrations, here I am all smug because it's 18°C today. The skirt you're wearing is a beauty.
I found a vintage nude full length slip in a charity shop last week - the holy grail when I wear so many gauzy cotton dresses. Your cycling shorts are brilliant, such a underwear staple. Love the trouser suit and I wouldn't mind a flick through that fashion book.
Big love to Vizzini - ours are out basking in the evening sun. xxx
Same here, Vix, you can't go wrong with emulating Stevie! I wish the dress were vintage, but it is modern - can you believe it with that print?Delete
I wish we had 18 degrees now - it's back to our usual chilly/warm spring.
Oh, I love vintage slips like that - I wear them under nearly everything. The fashion book is amazing.
Aw, happy boys in the sun.
Gosh so much loveliness!ReplyDelete
I love the Cardinal shoes; the white lace topper and all the fab bling with your outfits. I absolutely loved the pant suit, the patterned skirt and the bloomers! How very sensible of you. I don't think I have ever seen a pair like these anywhere...
Have a great week
Aw, thank you, Vronni! I agree with all your picks. I've never seen a pair of undershorts like that before either. Happy week to you!Delete
I'm jealous of your temperatures! It's easy to cold here. I love that suit. Can't wait to see how you styled it.ReplyDelete
It's cold here again, Nancy! I spoke too soon. I'll be wearing the suit on Thursday!Delete
One of the most significant perks of being female is the opportunity to dress in interesting, even exciting ways. You exercise this freedom to the max. Love the gold Fluevogs.ReplyDelete
Yes, there is so much freedom these days in what we can wear and how we can express ourselves sartorially. Thanks, Ally!Delete
LOVE your hair. I haven't linked up with Patti in a long, long time. Last I saw of your posts you had bright colored hair.ReplyDelete
I also adore maxi skirts. I have bought quite a few in the past months. They are perfect for work since it gets downright cold with the air conditioning. I also had to stop wearing nylons so the skirt length covers my untanned legs.
So nice to see you, Tami! I know, it's all grown out now - I still have some light pink ends, and I do give it a purple toner periodically, but yes, I've embraced my grey.Delete
Oh, yes, I am a huge fan of maxis! Never mind untanned - we don't have to shave as often!
Ooo, the pant suit looks nice and I always fawn over lion belt buckles. It reminds me of my grandmother's door knocker handle with a lion face. XReplyDelete
I'll be wearing it tomorrow! I'm on orders from L to give him the next lion buckle I find. Ha, I've seen those door knockers!Delete
I almost miss this post, which had been so sad!. I'm loving your kimono, the texture and fabulousness and the lovely wallpaper print on your pants, the fab accessorizing and the hippietastic attitude!ReplyDelete
And also love your cute colorful dress (paisley rocks!) and the swooshing skirt (sorry you don't feel it anymore). Love your purchases too, particularly those 'pettypants' which are totally my kind of thing (I have several of these and are so comfy!). Not glamourous, but totally Real Life!
Glad you found it! Thank you so much for all your kind compliments. I have yet to try the petipants, but I will soon. Real Life, indeed!Delete
I'm a big fan of that first outfit too! Love the patterns, textures and swishy-ness of the fringed jacket. Nice score on the suit.ReplyDelete
It's my fave of the bunch, for sure. I love the kimono!Delete
The skirt and jammies suit are both blooming brilliant purchases and I loved seeing how you styled them up later. I have a pair of undershorts that also haven't been aired on the blog, but goodness when you need them they are ideal. I wear them under wide legged trousers that are high waisted and slim fitting over the hips - the right undies are so important aren't they?ReplyDelete
That's what I plan to do with them, Anna! I am self-conscious about my bumps and bits.Delete