Hello, my friends! I hope you've been having as fun a weekend as I've had!
Let's get this going with Friday's work outfit.
This is my entry for this week's "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go, go!
- Silk blouse - Kate Spade, thrifted; last seen here in May with zig-zags
- Skirt - Maeve, thrifted; last worn here in September 2018 with double flares
- Shoes - Prepare Guide, Fluevog; last seen here in June for the Day of Indolence
- Shrug (below) - Guess Marciano, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in June 2018 over a silk sundress
It was nice having a short week, so I celebrated by wearing one of my favourite skirts - not yet worn this season, shockingly!
I've done turquoise accessories with it before, but never this bright almost-green neon shade. I loved it!
I have a camisole on under the blouse because (sigh) it's mostly sheer.
Vizzini came by to see what I was up to while I was doing my outerwear shot. This shrug is perfect for covering up my arms from the sun.
|"Oh, this again."|
I grabbed him for a cuddle and a picture, but he was having none of it.
|"Down! Now, Woman!"|
We call this, "My cat loves me!"
- Belt - gift from L
- Cuff - thrifted
- Earrings - used furniture store
- Turquoise/silver ring - local
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
I met L for dinner after work, and then we strolled home for a quiet evening of board games. Around 8pm, Vizzini goes on kitty-treat duty. He's watching me in the reflection of the glass!
|"Is she getting up? I'll show her which cupboard my treats are in!"|
He goes nuts the second, I get up, yowling and pointing at the cupboard where the treat bag is. No treats until 9pm!
We had a game of Ultimate Frisbee on Saturday morning, followed by brunch and a wee bit of consignment shopping for me afterwards.
- Cardigan - no label, thrifted; not tracked
- Dress - Birds of Canada, consignment; last worn here in April on Easter Monday (with this same sweater!)
- Sandals - Born, consignment; last see here during my weekend in Hamilton a week ago
I wore the cardigan for sunblock coverage.
I use a solid sunblock stick for my hands, legs, feet, ears and my face and neck.
I always find it odd how different I look without my glasses.
But I do look like a movie star in big shades!
- Bracelet - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection, consignment
- Earrings - thrifted
- Amber ring - c. 1996
I went to The Velvet Crease (link here 'cause I love) because it was close to our lunch spot. I haven't shopped much in the past month (it's been a pricey month with travel and other stuff), so I was jonesing for a good browse.
On the $15.00 rack, I found a great sleek under-top.
I also found this crazy metallic black sweater.
It has blue, pink and yellow "confetti" woven in the fabric.
I loved the cut and fit of this bright orange woven skirt.
It's by Mexx Metropolitan, and was $20.00, including 20% off.
I loved the feel and flow of this silk over-blouse.
It's by Nancymac (link here, I'd never heard of them, but they seem to carry a lot of these silk kimono shrugs)
I have tried this gown on before and then put it back. It fits me perfectly and I love it, but I felt that $63.00 was too high, plus it has a very low back, which makes undergarments tricky.
It's woven with these silver, bronze, copper and criss-cross designs of roses.
The back is much spaghetti-strappage, and dips down below the bra-line.
It's by Simon Chang.
I have also seen and tried this leather jacket on before. It was also WAY too expensive for my thrifting blood, but when I looked it up at home after seeing it before, I gulped and said to myself, "If it's still there, I'm buying it!"
Burberry leather jacket was $220).
Let's take a closer look at it. It's covered in bronze safety pins, for one thing.
It's by Gianfranco Ferre, and was made in Italy. If you aren't familiar with him, he designed for Dior in 1989, prior to John Galliano. Info about him here, from the New York Times obituary of 2007.
The pins continue over the shoulders.
All of the tags are still inside.
It's buffalo leather (!). I like seeing all this information.
This is a screenshot from Vogue's slideshow of the Spring 2003 Ready-to-Wear fashion show, here (it's slide #43). My jacket is "lifetime" - it was made prior to the designer's death in 2007.
Oh, and the original price was $5,500 - and a quick peek over at 1stdibs or farfetch (not linking, look 'em up) reveals that leather jackets by him still sell for between $1-3K. So, $185 seems not so bad!
Flush with my shopping bonanzas, I had a nap before getting dressed for Winesday at Linda's.
- Top - Twik, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
- Skirt - A Tribute to Marimekko by H&M, thrifted; last worn here in September 2018 for a casual Friday
- Shoes - Softmocs, thrifted; last worn here (6th outfit) in June for groceries
- Jacket (below) - Gap, consignment; last seen here in June
I loved sleeveless mock turtleneck sweaters back in the 90s, and I still do! They are great basics for helping ground a more flamboyant item.
And it's very swooshy - the fabric is a very thin cotton.
I walked to Linda's by myself in the sun in my bright pinks and oranges.
- Necklace - All Saints, gift from Dominique
- Earrings - Brenda Schoenfeld, 1992, vintage mall
- Silver/red stone ring - vintage mall
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
Vizzini was trying to keep me from leaving the house by sleeping on my shopping bag.
|"The Woman will never figure out my fiendish plot!"|
Fortunately, I have multiple shopping bags. You can't fool me, Vizzini!
|"Curses. Well, I guess I'll go back to sleep."|
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by!