Hello, my friends! It's been a busy weekend - I hope you are all enjoying a lovely bit of downtime yourselves.
Let's get this started with Friday's outfit, which I wore for both Casual Friday and for my jaunt to the Fall Vintage Fair after work.
This is also my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go!
- Jacket - Simon Chang, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here over yellow and zigzags in May
- Dress - Nanette Lepore, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in April for post-Ulti brunch
- Boots - Matisse, consignment; last worn here with my Florence dress in June
Here's how I wore the outfit for work all day, pigtails and all.
I still adore a high-low hemline too.
The only thing that would make it better is pockets.
Since I'm covered head to toe, they make this outfit a little less sombre/serious. You know I prefer to be playful in my clothing.
I took it off and re-belted it over the blazer when I went outside.
The pigtails kept me from getting hat-head.
- Hat - consignment
- Purse - Roots, thrifted
- Leather/cow hide belt - Talbots, thrifted
- Wood Klimt ring - consignment
- Wood ring - thrifted
- Wood/silver earrings - consignment, Powell River
They did not do a full "vintage expo" as has been done in years past - I suspect it was too expensive (the venue) - so it was the standard little one at the Da Vinci Centre. I went by myself, and spent a couple of hours perusing the tables for treasures.
An $8.00 beetle brooch.
I didn't find a ton of things, and tried to only purchase items I really loved.
It's VERY 80s, and is a lovely silk - and it has pockets!
It's by Alfred Sung, and was $32.00, which is a bit on the high side for my budget.
I am very fond of this pin-up style of fine sweater, and really loved this deep magenta wool-blend one.
I've been seeing the brand "Rodier" around lately, and did some digging to find out a bit more about it. This is a great summary here about them - they developed the knitted jersey that Coco Chanel discovered and used in her first designs, and still make very fine quality knits (that sell for about $200 each). I paid $20 for this sweater.
L and I went for brunch on Saturday morning - no Ulti (we are nearing the end of our season), so we did a few chores downtown afterwards.
- Sweater - Lacoste, thrifted; last seen here in August with zebra corduroy
- Skirt - Banana Republic, consignment; first worn here with snakes and tall boots in February
- Shoes - Half Truth Tanya, Fluevog; last seen here in June for my day-trip to Vancouver to see Shelley and Mel
- Denim duster coat (below) - Plum, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in October 2018 for a weekend shopping trip
I kept this sequinned skirt out in my spring summer because the colour is so bright and cheerful, but it wasn't a go-to for me, obviously.
At least, compared to other people in their Lululemon and pajama bottoms.
"Woo! Way to go, sequins!" I high-fived her.
The other not-yet-worn item is this long coat. I don't wear this stretchy denim duster very often, but I still love it.
- Brooch/earrings - vintage 60s, Grandma S's
When we got home from town, I finished up a Zentangle for Tara, as a thank you for the art supplies.
Not even time for a nap after that - I had to get ready for the debut play of the Belfry Theatre's season.
- Dress - Calvin Klein, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in July 2018 with different gold accessories
- Shoes - Super Fine Cardinal, Fluevog; last worn here in June with another yellow dress that I vastly prefer
- Coat (below) - Joseph Ribkoff, thrifted; last seen here in August
My requirements for theatre-going clothing are: glamourous, comfy and Mom-worthy!
|"Got any more rubber bands in your purse?"|
Unfortunately, I'd forgotten that the last time I wore this was for dinner out with Mom! Oops!
|"Is that nice lady coming over? She gives good tummy rubs."|
As noted, I'm done with this dress - it just doesn't feel like my style anymore. I wore it 9 times over the past 4 years, and only paid $29.99 for it, so that's just over $3.00 per wear. I am totally good with that.
I actually preferred my ensemble with the coat more.
- Purse - Anne Klein, vintage, c. 1997
- Belt - vintage 70s, consignment; Powell River
- Earrings - Biko, consignment
- Cuff - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Ball bracelet - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection, consignment
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence
And today, we've been chilling out and watching football, and giving Mr. Purryhead lots of attention.
|"Tummy rub time?"|
He will flop over anywhere, and beg for a tummy rub.
|"Ah, that's the spot."|
Thank you all so much for dropping by! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.
Big YES to pigtails! You look playful and stylish in them. The long dark floral dress is one of my favorite looks. And a belt for $1? Yes, I have to shop with you!! xoxReplyDelete
Thanks, Patti! I wasn't sure about this dress when I bought it, but I really love it now. Shop with me any time!Delete
Pretty as usual..ReplyDelete
Love the green shoes!ReplyDelete
I love that first outfit Sheila! I just pieced up a long sleeve midi floral print dress the other week in the sales although I think I might have missed my chance to wear it with boots like this I'll have to give it a go!ReplyDelete
Have unpacked all the boxes now and come to the realisation that my box of belts is missing, so I'm very jealous of your leopard print belt! I have 3 belts and all the rest seemed to have vanished :(
Thanks, Mica, it's my fave too. I can't wait to see yours!Delete
Uh-oh, that sucks! I hope you find them, but maybe you just need to go buy more? :)
I love Saturday's outfit; the silhouette and the shades of green of the sweater and the shoes. The denim duster is fabulous too - the contrast of the pistachio green and denim is so good to my eye. Gorgeous pieces. LiseReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Lise! I'm glad to get another wearing of the denim duster.Delete
Oh! That dress!♥️ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rebecca!Delete
I'm head over heels with Friday's outfit, Sheila! I'm loving all of it and would wear it all in a heartbeat. That dress certainly is a beauty, but it's looking absolutely amazing with the jacket, belt, boots and hat. Not to forget your pigtails, which are super cute! I would have bought the Moonraker book too, it would fit perfectly into my vintage pocket book collection. As for that skirt, that's such a gorgeous colour and print. I'm hearing you on the theatre-going dress. It's lovely, but might be a bit plain for you. It is indeed looking a hundred times better with the coat, which gives it an edgy look. Much more Sheila! xxxReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Ann - you've spotted my favourite as well. I'm excited to read "Moonraker" as I picked up a vintage copy of "Dr. No" last year and really enjoyed it.Delete
Agreed, that yellow dress is just not me anymore. I'm happy to let it go.
The Friday dress is gorgeous. I'm also a fan of a high low hem line. And those,, golden,, shoes are glorious!ReplyDelete
I loved your Friday outfit and the yellow dress and coat ensemble was just gorgeous. The coat is superb and so elegant. I also loved your gold bracelet and those amazing shoes. How lovely you met another sequin wearer of the smaller kind...ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Vronni! I know, that coat is a winner (I wish it were lined!). I'm looking forward to wearing it more as an indoor jacket in the fall. The shoes are awesome - I love them.Delete
I know, it's so cool when you find a like-minded/dressed fashionista, of any age!
Fab outfits! I love the dark floral print dress with the leopard print belt. Gorgeous coat too!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Emma! I loved that outfit too.Delete
That Victorian style dress is bang on trend over here, but your styling makes it unique as ever - leopard print belt and pigtails was never going to occur to the creatives was it? I agree that the yellow dress maybe has served it's time, but goodness how fabulous that coat looked atop it!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Anna! I gotta be me! Ha! I love that coat - must create a better ensemble for it.Delete
The dark print floral dress is so different from what I'm used to seeing you wear, and it looks soooo good on you. I think the pigtails really make the outfit (you should wear your hair like this more often!). Too bad the yellow dress has worn out it's welcome. Yellow is a great colour on you, but I'm sure there's an even more fabulous yellow dress waiting to be be discovered. The sequinned skirt paired with shades of green is absolutely delightful! P.S. I have been reading your blog posts at work, but I can't comment from my work computer so I'm catching up this long weekend.ReplyDelete
I got that reaction from a lot of people - I loved wearing pigtails and will definitely do them again when they're appropriate to the outfit.Delete
I don't regret the yellow - that style doesn't feel like me anymore. I do have another yellow dress that I'm excited to style up for cool weather.
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments, Shelley! I really appreciate every one.