Hello! My friends! Where did that weekend go? The days have just gone by way too fast!
Friday only feels like a few hours ago, but this is what I wore to work.
Linking up to "Visible Monday
" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style!
- Dress - Marjorie Hamilton, vintage 60s, thrifted; first worn here (3rd outfit) in May with different pink shoes
- Shoes - Arnold Churgin, thrifted; purchased here for $22.99
- Lace duster (below) - Lysse; last worn here several times in Hamilton in early July
Barely anyone in the office - we are into vacation season - but everyone there saw me coming.
Much love for this gorgeous vintage dress. The pattern reminds me of bubbles - it's a rather psychedelic print!
My colleagues were boggled that this is as old as me - over 50 years on this planet.
And it's still as good as new.
I can't say the same about me!
Things are getting creaky.
Covered up for the sun - we've had a hot and sunny (and windy - it's always windy here) weekend, with temps in the mid-to-high 20s.
After work, L and I went out for dinner, since we are still missing a kitchen sink. Things have been delayed, due to a miscommunication with the manufacturers (not our fault!), so our new counters/sink will be installed (hopefully) on Tuesday/Wednesday.
These shoes were great in the office all day, but I did a lot of walking on Friday (out for a lunch date, and much running around in the office, walking to/from the bus stops), so I swapped to easier shoes for strolling to the pub for dinner.
With a pattern like that dress, you don't need much!
- Turquoise/silver ring - local
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
- Earrings - vintage fair
On Saturday, we had our Ultimate Frisbee game - it was very windy!
Getting a seasonal wearing out of this lovely silk chartreuse dress.
- Dress - Mary Jo Bruno, consignment; last worn here in June 2018
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) last weekend post-Ulti again
I wore it to work last year, and then washed it and stored it away. It washed fine (phew!), apparently!
I gave it a good steaming, and it came out beautifully.
I like the long sleeves for sun coverage. And it's such a great colour.
I am always on the lookout for summer dresses with sleeves.
Why are they so hard to find?
I was bummed when my usual Saturday sunglasses snapped and broke in the morning. I switched over to my heart-shaped ones, but will on the lookout for new bigass shades.
I wore these shoes to the pub the night before; they are one of the most comfy pairs I own. I needed them after playing for 2 hours in cleats (soccer boots), which are very tight.
I was the dressiest person in the diner at lunch afterwards!
- Belt - thrifted, Powell River
- Sunglasses - the Patch
- Top bracelet - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection, consignment
- Chain bracelet - thrifted
- Gold hoops - 5th anniversary gift from L
Not even time for a nap after we got home - must shower and get ready to go to Ross' 50th birthday bash!
His theme was "Grateful (to not be) Dead" so I hauled out this never-worn-on-the blog vintage vest and built an outfit around it.
- Vest - vintage 70s, thrifted c. 1998; modeled once here for my "What the Hell? Never Seen Closet Archives series that I did in 2010 (link here to the full series, and a walk down Memory Lane!)
- Sweater - Twik, thrifted; first worn here (3rd outfit) a couple of weeks ago to Winesday
- Trousers - Lady Dutch, thrifted; last seen here earlier this month with green Miu Miu
- Shoes - Wonders, consignment; purchased here for $22.50
Since I knew that the vest would be the star of the outfit, I picked simple items to go with it.
A plain sleeveless black mock-neck sweater makes a good showcase for a funky necklace.
Not that anyone noticed that - all you see is the vest!
Amazing pattern, isn't it? I bought this at Value Village 20 years ago!
I've worn it twice - once to two weddings in one day (really!), and once to a local wine festival - but both of those events were 18-20 years ago. I'd put this vest into the giveaway pile about a year ago, and my Winesday women convinced me to haul it back out and wear it.
Good call, I'd say! I've never seen anything like it in a vintage store, thrift store or any of the vintage fairs since.
Instead of a short skirt, I did my khaki harem trousers.
They picked up one of the colours in the pattern, and were comfy for sitting on high chairs on the rooftop patio where Ross' party was.
L and I walked to town (and home, much later) - the vest billowed out behind me in the wind!
|"What on earth are you wearing, Woman?"|
It's very dramatic.
|"I can't be associated with these shenanigans."|
One big swoosh!
First wearing of my new-to-me Wonders - and I walked to and from the b-day party in them. They were awesome to wear - completely comfy! Hooray!
I had fun showing off my "claw" jewelry to my friends. Rar!
- Leather purse - Club Monaco, thrifted
- Snake bracelet - Whiting & Davis, vintage 70s, vintage fair
- Leather/gold cuff and necklace - Ambush, consignment, gifts from L
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Silver/onyx ring - Tocara, vintage fair
- Gold hoops - 5th anniversary gift from L
It was a late night, but poor L has come down with something (not a hangover) and has been in bed sick all day.
|Hoping I don't get it!|
I dashed to town to do the grocery shopping...and another expedition...
- Dress - D'Allairds, vintage 60s, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in September 2018
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last worn twice this weekend!
I have decided that I'm done with this dress.
I've worn it six times since I bought it 2014 for $13.97 - that's just over $2 per wear, and I am fine with that. It will go to a good home, I am sure.
I have so many other dresses, and this one has had its time.
A random woman commented, "I love your dress," as I was walking to town.
Another man muttered, "That's ridiculous," as I left the grocery store.
Not that I care (much) what other people think!
As you can see, I babied my feet all weekend! Same shoes every day!
- Earrings - Aldo Accessories
L gave me $100 the other day, so I popped into Fluevog and bought myself a pair of shoes that I've been lusting after since they came out. I know, it's Slow Fashion Season - I shouldn't be buying new things - but Fluevogs are
slow fashion! They are ethically and environmentally made by people who make a living wage, not in sweatshops.
And Fluevog is a Canadian company, and I bought them at a brick-and-mortar store in my downtown. If you're gonna buy new, that is how you do it! Besides, it was L's money, not mine. Hee!
These are the Tudor Prysten (link here
, 'cause I love!), and they are two different brocade fabrics.
They are on sale for $139.99 plus an extra 15% off, so $119.00.
L and I had planned to go down to the store together, as he had a birthday gift card from me to spend, but he was/is still in bed.
|"Be Bold, Be Strong."|
But I knew which shoes he wanted: the same ones!
So I bought him a pair too! I promise we won't wear them at the same time!
We've been out a lot this weekend, and now I need to chill out a bit before another work week is upon us.
|"This is how I do it."|
You have the right idea, buddy.
Aw, that face. He has 3 white eyebrows on one side, and none on the other right now.
|"Camera out of my face, Woman! It's nap time." |
It sure is!
Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of the blogosphere, my friends. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!