Hello, and welcome back, my friends. Time to take a look at what I wore all weekend, starting with Friday in "Darth Sheila" mode.
This outfit was built around the silk burnout velvet duster - I can only wear it in warm weather (you can't wear a coat over dusters), so it doesn't get worn that often, but I still love it. And hey! I hear dusters are trendy, so fashion has finally caught up to me!
Linking up to "Visible Monday
" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style
- Duster - Emporio Armani, thrifted; last seen here in July 2018
- Sweater - Jones New York, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in June with my Gaultier sailor pants
- Skirt - Banana Republic, consignment; last seen here in June with a pink key print
- Shoes - Zoomies Ishshoes, Fluevog; last worn here in June with dots and birds
I've had my duster since here
in 2017, when I found it for $7.00 at the St. Vincent de Paul (boo, now closed).
I just pulled together all of the navy and whites I have in my closet to go with it.
I like how the stripes and checks show through.
Without the duster - still a cool look.
I never took the duster off, though.
I was having too much fun wearing it!
I swoosh again at you!
I may have hummed the "Imperial Death March" (the Darth Vader theme) from Star Wars
I may also have rasped, "I find your lack of faith disturbing..." to my colleagues.
We all had a good laugh!
What's the point if you can't be silly sometimes?
The duster buttons up from the neck to the knee. I should try wearing it as a dress - now, there's a thought!
I was going to wear my blue and white Campers
, but I liked how these looked with the length of the skirt better - the sneakers were too clunky for my taste.
A few simple pieces.
- Silver earrings - Brenda Schoenfeld, 1992, vintage mall
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
Friday was the last day for our co-op Alex - I gave her this 3x3" tile that I'd finished on Thursday night.
She really liked it, and I enjoyed making it for her.
I hung out with my dearest Caro on Friday night, just chilling out and gabbing and giggling. It was great - I really needed it. On Saturday, L and I met up with Gerry (over from Vancouver) and Chris for breakfast at the Ruby.
It was raining out - gah! August! - but looked like it might clear up, so I covered all my bases.
- Dress - BCBG Max Azria, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in May, also on a rainy day
- Boots - Effortless Sophia, Fluevog; last seen here in April with soft florals
- Coat (below) - Avoca; last worn here on a foggy July day
The bare bones - just the dress.
I'm done with this dress - I love that it's a kitten-soft silk velvet, and I love the colour, but that's about it. I bought this two years ago in July 2017 here
for $29.99 (new with the $168.00 price tag on) and I've worn it 5 times, so I am good with $6.00 per wear.
Time to let it go.
I've worn it with these boots four times!
I brought this silk and cashmere pashmina in case I was cold at breakfast.
I did not need it - I carried it in my bag for most of the time we were out.
Since it was raining, I wore my raincoat.
However, the silk dress clung to the t-shirt-y lining like it was velcro!
I do love my raincoat - it's such a fun pattern.
And it has a hood.
All ready to go. We walked to town and back.
- Pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
I'm quite fond of these boots. Who doesn't love pink and purple boots?
Actually, the cuff is steel - the rest of the jewelry is silver, though.
- Cuff - thrifted
- Bracelet - JPL, vintage fair
- Earrings - M&M, consignment, Vancouver
Since we were in the neighbourhood, I had a really quick peek around Flavour Upstairs.
I found this amazing black PVC skirt - see the round pockets on the sides?
The embroidery is white, black and baby blue.
It's by 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Only $19.99?? I found it online for $657!
A small tip that the skirt was quality (if I hadn't recognized the brand name).
It's lined in silk!
You don't see that too often in fast fashion.
The lining is actually two different silk fabrics: a thicker chiffon and then a more sheer chiffon behind the embroidery hem. I'm excited to wear this!
Vizzini was super-impressed, can you tell?
|"Uh-huh. Go away now." |
On Saturday night, L and I played boardgames - I caught Vizzini's furious face!
He's about to lunge after L and try to bite him. Naughty kitty!
Today/Sunday, I walked over to Fairfield to visit My Sister's Closet - I haven't been there in ages, and felt like having a browse.
This was a comfy walking outfit - of course, it is sunny and hot out today!
- Linen cardigan - J. Crew, thrifted; last seen here in July for my trip to Hamilton
- Dress - Donna Morgan, thrifted; last worn here...on that same trip!
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) last weekend for dinner at the pub
I'm done with this dress as well - I only paid $8.62 for it, and this is the 4th time I've worn it.
Just over $2 per wear - totally happy with that!
It's cute, and it has pockets, but I'm done with it.
I love the orange linen cardigan - it has lots of life left with me, although it will strictly be a spring/summer piece.
Ready to go!
It was a lovely day to stroll and browse.
Comfy shoes, good for walking.
- Belt - Karen Millen, thrifted
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
I spent a couple of hours going through everything, but not too much caught my eye.
This is a gorgeous Roots scarf that I think I'll wear a lot (or L will steal it from me).
It's 27% wool, so not scratchy.
I like that it was made in Germany - it was half price at $13.50 and these are $38.00 new, so not bad.
I liked the fit and the unusual details on this sleeveless blouse.
The colour is a camel/caramel, with cream, orange, blue and navy splotchy dots.
The collar has grosgrain ribbon stripes.
Note how the back of the collar has a notched detail.
It's by Cabi and was $16.98.
It's called the Cheers Blouse and originally retailed for $106.00 CAD. Nice!
I really liked the colour, the softness and the short cut of this fuzzy red sweater.
The red yarn is marled with threads of black, and it's by RW & Co., a Canadian mall chain.
I normally would not buy this brand, but it was only $15.98 and I think a red chunky sweater will work well for fall.
And there you have it - my weekend is winding down, and it's time to spend some time with our little monster.
|"Curses! The Woman found me!"|
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend - thanks for stopping by!