Hello, my friends! I'm still here, no worries - I apologized if I worried you by not "signing off" before starting my stay-cation this week. I appreciate your concern, thank you.
Here's my "Friday" outfit that wore on Tuesday, my last day of work for the week.
- Jacket - Le Tigre, thrifted; purchased here for $24.95
- Sweater - Gap, thrifted; last worn here with tweedy textures in May
- Skirt - Banana Republic, consignment; first seen here in April with chartreuse
- Shoes - Coclico, Seattle; last worn here in March for International Women's Day
I wrapped up a few things, then unplugged my laptop and handed it over to IT for a refresh/upgrade.
Then I handed over the spare keys. So, appropriate that I wore a key pattern, right?
You know I like a pow in my outfits.
- Necklace - vintage, vintage fair
- Earrings - consignment, Vancouver
- Silver/lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
On Wednesday, Mom came over and took us out for L's birthday brunch at the Snug at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.
- Dress - Banana Republic, thrifted; last worn here with those shoes (and earrings!) above in March
- Shoes - Dr. Scholl's, consignment; last seen here in April with pigtails and a painty top
- Jacket (below) - Gap, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in April
Mostly, I just wanted to be comfy.
I didn't wear this, thought - regular around-the-house stuff for me.
I do enjoy an afternoon of nothing but indulging in a good book (and several cups of tea).
here's a link, 'cause I love, to the author's site).
The weather's been spring-like (shocking!), so windy, rainy, sunny, warm, chilly. Just wait 10 minutes, it'll change!
I also love my sequined UK flag purse.
- Purse - Accessorize, thrifted
- Earrings - Winnie Tam
- Shield ring - Nine West
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
As I spent my afternoon reading, L went to town and spent his birthday gift cards. I'd had to keep this Fluevog purchase of mine a secret, since I'd ordered them while ostensibly out birthday shopping for him.
These are called the Poser Ioni, and as you can see from the pictures online (here, linking 'cause I love), they are much darker purple in person (I knew this, I'd seen them in Vancouver and at my local store).
That is actually wool - the heel is covered in a purple/pink brocade. I'ts a comfy heel for me, not too high.
Obviously an oversight!
I'm such a Poser. John Fluevog agrees.
Who else is super cute?
|"Is it me?"|
It totally is! Look at that little bun!
I finished my book, and dashed off just in time to catch a ride with Caro out to Mindy's house for an evening of wine, soup, salad and chocolate (oh, and lots of cheese too!).
- Top - H&M, thrifted; last worn here in January (with these same boots!)
- Trousers - L'Wren Scott for Banana Republic, thrifted; first seen here in May with a spectacular kimono
- Boots - Cougar, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) for a Winesday evening in March
After a long evening of discussion and debate (and chocolate-eating), I am done with this top.
Too annoying to keep! The stretch velvet jeans, however, were lovely.
|"When will you be home, Woman?"|
He apparently made quite a fuss about me being gone for hours.
- Gold earrings - 5th anniversary gift from L
Two days in, and I'm finally starting to relax - I haven't had more than 2 days in a row off since December! I have quite a bit of time off planned this year, starting with this week, and I'm beginning to feel the unwinding.
|"You could learn a thing or two from me."|
That is one chilled-out kitty!
My friends, I'll be back on Sunday to regale you with tales of adventure! Wishing you all a wonderful week.
Love the magenta in your outfits! It's such a fun colour to accessorise with! :) I've read that book - it's both amazing and horrifying - very emotional!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you are enjoying your time off too, well deserved! :)
Thanks, Mica, me too! I enjoyed the book - it was a great selection.Delete
Ooh, I love the vivid color of the jacket in the first outfit, echoed by the shoes. You assemble ensembles like a master. Or, more accurately, "as a master."ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ally! Ha, thank you, Grasshopper!Delete
Those new shoes are so gorgeous! Looks like they are already sold out now. (Good for my wallet, ha ha.) Enjoy your time off, dear Sheila! That was a long stretch to go without a break.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Linda! Yup, they were down to the wire - the red ones are pretty cute, though! Thank you - I'm feeling much more recharged.Delete
I loved your first outfit with the check skirt and key patterned bomber jacket; the shoes were the icing on the cake. Your little grey/black and whit dress looked amazing with PANK jacket! And as for those purple wool shoes with the brocade heels - how fantasatic are they? The high V at the front reminds of shoes from the early 1990s which I loved and funnily enough I always wanted a purple suede pair but had to make do with black suede ones instead.ReplyDelete
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an astonishing book. I found a copy for my
best friend and she loved it. By the way; five hours on the sofa with Vizzini; a cup of tea and a riveting book sounds like Heaven!
Have a great weekend
Thanks, Vronni! I was not 100% on the shoes when I first saw them, but I've come around.Delete
Doesn't that sound like heaven? I am so glad to have had this time off.
Hope you’re enjoying your stay-cation. In my eyes, there’s nothing better than reading a good book and drinking copious amounts of tea – that sounds perfectly relaxing!ReplyDelete
The pink details definitely add a “pow” to your first outfit. And the UK bag is so fab! The wooly Fluevogs look so interesting and I love the message on the sole of the shoe. That’s so cute! X
Thanks, Jess, I sure am! Fluevogs are known for their funky soles/souls!Delete
Have a great time! I thought it was a bit ,,strange,,to see you wearing that dress without any color! Lucky you added a pink jacket!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Nancy - you know I dabble in all-neutrals sometimes! I don't always wear tons of colour!Delete
There's certainly a lot of "pow" in your first outfit, Sheila! I absolutely love the pops of magenta. That jacket is a triumph! The cute fit and flare dress worn with the PANK jacket and sequinned UK flag purse is fabulous as well. And I actually queed when I saw your new shoes! Absolutely amazing in every way! I'm a bit late in commenting, and hope you are having a most wonderful weekend! xxxReplyDelete
A little "bam!" too, Ann, ha ha! Thank you so much - aren't the shoes amazing? No worries, hope your weekend is going well.Delete
Am only slightly jealous at you having a stay-cation! Oh how I love hanging around at home. Great to see the PANK jacket once again and the purse is so cute. It reminds me of a Union Jack purse I have - must root about my closet to find it, thanks xReplyDelete
Oh, it was much-needed, Anna! I was happy to sneak in a wearing of the PANK jacket before it gets too warm out. Dig out that purse!Delete
Have a great time off! And why should anyone object to your legs? You've got great pins. Those purple fuzzy shoes will make the most of them.ReplyDelete
Heh, Ann mentioned 'PANK' recently on her blog and I knew exactly which blog she was referring to!
Oh, the Oak Bay people are funny about stuff like that, heh heh. It's too hot right now to wear the fuzzy shoes!Delete
Nice! I'm spreading the PANK word! Thanks, Mim!
I gasped at the new Fluevogs! OMG brocade heel, fuzzy top and that great cut - just spectacular.ReplyDelete
Hope you had a good rest.
I know, I can't wait to wear them, but it's been too hot!Delete
Those magenta shoes are simply luscious! I love a big gingham check too. Sounds like you had an excellent stay-cation. The last photo of Vizzini is adorable!ReplyDelete
I love the bright pink of them. I need another vacation now!Delete