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.