Hello, my friends! I hope you've been having a marvelous weekend! I definitely have, and let's get to it, shall we? They don't call this "bigass" for nothing!
Here's Friday's work and play outfit. I had a super-busy day at work, followed by dinner and theatre.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - she's all about minimalism this week, but I am more of a maximalist. That's cool - it takes all kinds!
- Top - Topsy Turvey USA, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in December 2018 under a denim dress
- Dress - Dolce & Gabbana, vintage 90s, thrifted; last worn here in February on a snow day
- Shoes - Big Presence Earhart, Fluevog; last seen here in March with spring neon
- Fur bolero (below) - Bebe, consignment; last worn here in May 2018 when I was Princess Jelly-deer
Cat and I took our moms to see the Broadway production of "Jersey Boys" on Friday night, and did dinner beforehand. We had a great time: the views, the food, the company, the show! I was shocked to realize I knew all of the songs. Happy Birthday, Mom!
I'm glad I retrieved this lovely woolly tube dress from the giveaway pile. It's just too beautiful.
I love the lingerie straps (fully-adjustable).
I had to wear my blue fur bolero with this - I was glad of it after the show, as it was chilly out.
All the green and gold bling:
- Green glass stone and chain necklace - Mom's, vintage 60s
- Gold chain - Grandma J's, vintage 80s
- Gold-tone necklace - Givinchy, vintage 80s, vintage fair
- Earrings - thrifted - first wearing
- Chain bracelet - thrifted
- Circle bracelet - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection, consignment
- Jade/bronze ring - Mom's, vintage 70s
- Silver/aventurine ring - consignment
On Saturday, we were one Ulti teammate short, so L and I went for breakfast then bought goodies for our party.
- Sweater - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
- Pants - H&M, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in March for Book Club
- Shoes - Down to Earth Hadfield, Fluevog; last seen here in February with space pants
It was lovely and sunny - such a nice day to be out and about.
I do like the shape and fit of it - it's oversized in the body, lower in the back, but snug in the arms.
- Scarf - Ralph Lauren, consignment
- Earrings - vintage fair
L's birthday is tomorrow, and we threw his party on Saturday night. We had close to 30 people, with oodles of libations and food, dancing and good times. We shut 'er down at 3:30am.
Now - let's see how well you guys know me. I had some time in the afternoon before the party, so I "test drove" my outfit options for the night to help me decide what to wear. I took pictures of all three outfits. I'll reveal the answer after these three pictures.
Will it be...
Coral Red Disco?
- Dress - BCBG Max Azria, thrifted; purchased here for $39.99
Lame (Lah-MAY!) and Leather?
- Tunic - Stephen Burrows, vintage 70s, gift from Wendy Brandes; received here
- Leather pants - Classique Entier, vintage 80s, thrifted; first worn here in April with dots
- Boots - London; last seen here in March with plaid and green
- Jumpsuit - Second Round, vintage 70s, gift from Wendy Brandes - received here
- Shoes - Chie Mihara; last worn here in May with teal and plaid
Let's pause for a moment to contemplate. What did I wear, Vizzini?
|"Something stupid, no doubt."|
Sunny kitty doesn't care. He hid for most of the party, then came out late to hoover up all the crumbs.
Answer: I wore all of them!
I started with the coral red outfit and wore it from 8pm (when the first guest arrived) to 10pm, when the party was in full swing.
The one shoulder and the very thin fabric (the dress is fully-lined) means that everything shows. I did some strategic adjustments to my strapless bra by adding a single strap and then a connector from the other boob to my shoulder. Nice and secure!
I also realized that I had to make sure I adjusted the bottom half lining better.
I had initially thought it would be too hot to wear this outfit - we are pretty much done with "leather weather" and it was a warm day. Our condo gets the sun until it sets, which is nice unless you have 30 people in your house sweating!
I also added the same gold belt from the first outfit, roping it around the top of the high-waisted leather pants, with the fob hanging out on the tunic's slit. I kept the snake necklace on from the first look, but took the claw cuff off.
I unleashed my hair and shook it out, very Debbie Harry!
At midnight, I changed into the jumpsuit! The leather pants are badass but hard to sit in, and I wanted to do some dancing!
|"Wait, people are coming over?"|
Unzipping the front of it and showing some cleavage (French accent!) was key to this being a sexy 70s party look. I changed to a push-up bra for this.
I ended up kicking off the shoes around 2am.
|"I am so going to ambush the cured meats."|
We kept a very close eye on the party food. He's been known to run off with a chunk of salmon or a piece of pepperoni.
This jumpsuit was so much fun to wear.
|"I should be in this picture."|
My friends were delighted with each outfit change. I had all these great potential outfits, and it'll take me forever to wear them for 3 separate occasions. Why not wear them all in one night?
Life is short! Wear them all!
|"No food, no petting."|
I had a blast getting my creative on for the evening.
The all-gold bling:
here, go check out this amazing woman, she is just lovely) who shares my fondness for snake jewelry and showed her snake necklace here. I thought I would try my belt as a necklace after seeing hers, and I loved it that way. Thank goodness for our circle of bloggers! So inspiring!
- Snake belt/necklace - vintage expo
- Snake bracelet - Whiting & Davis, vintage 70s, vintage fair
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Ring - c. 1997
- Belt - thrifted
For the final outfit, I changed up the shoes to these "flat-forms".
This gold and white belt is one of Mom's.
Today, L and I slept in, and then I went to town to get groceries, and to do some shopping for L's birthday gifts.
- Dress - Michael Kors, consignment; last seen here in October 2018, purchased and worn in the same weekend for a trip to Vancouver
- Shoes - Softmocs, thrifted; purchased here for $19.95
It started out very sunny and warm, then turned windy.
I love "jammy" dresses like this one for chill weekends.
- Gold hoops - 5th anniversary gift from L
I found this fabulous navy and hot pink bomber jacket at the Patch.
I don't know this brand: Le Tigre.
These striped pants caught my eye.
I was a bit dubious about them being pull-on. However, they looked great on. All is forgiven when clothing looks great.
These were $24.95, and are new with tags on!
I fell hard for this glorious riot of colour.
This skirt is by Talbots and is another "new with tags" find.
At the WIN store, I was happy to see that a scarf I'd eyed last time I was there...was still there.
Look at that face! Big kitty!
I gasped when I saw this cobalt blue leather bag. Danier!
It's beautifully made - it's all leather. Danier's bags run about $200 new. This one has pebbled leather and originally had a matching tassel in blue leather on the side.
Little lettered buttons in the leather strap at the top of the chain.
Lots of room in there! All leather trim on everything.
And then I came home and found Vizzini snoozing.
|"More of this? Really?"|
He's been loving the warm weather.
|"Okay, just a few scritches."|
Happy Birthday to L!ReplyDelete
I love that you wore all three outfits to the party, you're right, life is short wear the clothes! All three look utterly spectacular.
How cool is the top you're wearing under the D&G dress? Very! I think you need another trip to Italy and wear that dress with nothing underneath and recreate a Dolce and Gabanna advert!
Vizzini looks magnificently regal on his perch! xxx
Thanks, Vix! Exactly! I had these outfits ready, and there was the opportunity!Delete
Ooh, very sexy! I have never worn it solo.
Vizzini rules the roost.
Happy Birthday to your Mom and to L! I took my Mom to see Jersey Boys in celebration of her 80th birthday back in the early 2000s. Quite enjoyed knowing you and your Mom went, and I bet there was some silent singing along!ReplyDelete
As for the triple crown dancing gowns, for dancing comfort I’d definitely figure on the jumpsuit. All three outfits make their own statements, and I was hard pressed to figure which you would have worn!
Thank you for sharing your weekend update, am vicariously enjoying the energy and fun. :)
Thanks, Laurie! Mom's b-day was in May, but this was part of her present. That's so cool - we've both done that! There was some LOUD singing going on (at least from the dude next to me!).Delete
They were all fun to wear, and I loved surprising our guests!
Happy bithday to your mum and L - what a fun party! I lvoe that you changed outfits through the night, it's so true, we should wear what makes us happy and it's good you took the chance to wear a lot of different things!ReplyDelete
I love the scarf you bought too, and that cobalt bag is so cute! A cobalt bag is on my wishlist but I've not found the perfect one yet!
Thanks, Mica! It was fun doing the quick-changes throughout the evening.Delete
I love the scarf (so glad it was still there!) and I'm totally thrilled with the blue bag - it's close to perfect.
Wishing your Mum and L a Happy Birthday. All the birthday outfits were amazing , such a good idea to wear them all, too good not too. Sounds a great birthday celebration.ReplyDelete
I loved your D&G dress with that printed mesh and those great shoes.
Your shopping trip had some great finds. Enjoy your week.
Thank you so much, Jill! It was a blast! I'm so glad I did 3 looks, ha!Delete
Thanks - I'm happy I kept the dress. Happy week to you!
"At midnight, I changed into the jumpsuit" is not a sentence I often hear, but it's fabulous. I love all your party looks and your cool hairdo too. Happy birthday to your mom and L! xoxReplyDelete
Ha, it's definitely not a sentence I say often...until now, Patti! Thank you so much.Delete
Whatever made you put that D&G black tube dress in the giveaway pile? I'm so glad you gave it another go. It's looking particularly lovely with that colourful top, blue fur bolero and classy handbag, which gave me handbag envy! As for your party outfit (happy birthday to L, by the way!), it was a toss-up between that fabulous coral gown and the jumpsuit, but it didn't in the least surprise me that you wore all three! I'm so going to do that next time we throw a party! Love that amazing bomber jacket and gorgeous floral skirt you found! Have a great week, Sheila! xxxReplyDelete
Oh, Ann, I am so silly sometimes. It's a little bit worn (balled/pilled) and I was being ruthless! I felt very classy in it for the theatre.Delete
Thank you so much - the coral-red gown is really a stunner. I need to wear that again!
I'd love to see the multiple outfits for your next party - go for it!
Happy week, my dear!
That was a weekend and a half! Of course you need another to get over that one!ReplyDelete
Fabulous outfits and how clever to wear three in one evening! They all looked fabulous as well and what brilliant bling and accessories. I think we should reintroduce the 'dressing for dinner' custom and we'll wear two outfits per day...on second thoughts, no. Not good for the planet, ultimately.
Happy birthday to L and to your mum. An expensive month for you, I think!
Loved all your purchases but the chrysanthemum skirt is my favourite - shame it has no pockets. We want more pockets, manufacturers/designers - are you listening?
Hope you have a great week.
I totally need another weekend - and I'm going to get one!Delete
Thanks so much, Vronni! I have enough clothes that no planets shall be damaged in the creation of my outfits! Dress for dinner!
I totally agree - more pockets!
Happy week to you!
Happy birthday to L. It really sounds like you to change 3 times on a party! What a fabulous idea! You must be the perfect host! I love that jumpsuit and your new skirt!ReplyDelete
It's totally me! Thanks a bunch, Nancy!Delete
What busy weekends you have. All your outfits were fabulous. Just an FYI Sayullita is a charming fishing village and a surfer's paradise. Wonderful restaurants, great food and a quiet relaxed town about 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. Amore Sayulita is a shop in the town.ReplyDelete
Oh, that's so cool, I suspected as much, but thank you for confirming, Robyn!Delete
Hi Shiela, your Broadway night out with your friend and mum sounds lovely. And your pink and orange shoes are just fabulous. I never used to be one for pointy toed shoes, but you’ve converted me!ReplyDelete
You wore all the dresses?! Of course, why ever not? They all look great and as you said, life is short, go for it.
Awww, thank you so much for mentioning me! You inspire me all the time and I’m thankful to have joined the circle of bloggers after reading vintage blogs for so many years. X
Thanks so much, Jess! Pointy toed shoes are my jam!Delete
Well, technically, one was pants, and one was a jumpsuit, but YES, I wore them all!
You are so welcome - you're one of my fave new-to-me bloggers.
'Bra straps Ack' made me laugh - to this day I can't do visible underwear, even though other people are fine with it. (And I'm fine with other people choosing it, but I have a mental block to going out like it myself.)ReplyDelete
Also I love that you wore ALL the outfits. Why settle for one fabulous look when you can have them all?
I don't mind a peek, Mim, but not the full strap. Why not wear 'em all? Ha!Delete
Happy birthday to L!!! You look stunning in that coral dress!!! I am so into your entire party wardrobe line-up!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Becky! I loved the coral dress - so pretty and swooshy!Delete
Handbags, and more handbags - what a lovely addition to your closet Sheila. I love handbags and am pleased to see more of them appearing on your blog too. And golly what a special handbag this blue beauty is - well done!ReplyDelete
Great to see you wear all of those dresses in one night! What a fabulous evening you must have had swanning about like the belle of the ball x
I am getting quite the collection, Anna - I knew this would happen! It was hilarious to see everyone's shock each time I came out!Delete
I am wondering why you ever considered letting go of that slip dress - its fits you like magic.ReplyDelete
OMG you certainly had tons of things to do this weekend and also a great set of outfits to take you there.
I am always excited when you buy a handbag, don't ask me why.
It's pretty worn - the wool is pill-y and the straps are stretched out. I'm going to try washing it to tighten it up a bit.Delete
I did! So much fun. Ha, bags are such a new thing to me - I've never been a bag person.
Sheila this post just blew me away!!! I am so linking it to my post on Friday (where I remind everyone to check out our interview!!:)) This is incredible! I can so see myself wearing it all too- so in tuned with your style- LOVE!! xxReplyDelete
Aw, thanks so much, Lucy! It's a little spooky how much overlap you and I have!Delete