Hello! Although it was a quiet-ish weekend (no big events), I still managed to pack a lot in.
Friday was the start of the Hindu Festival of Light - Diwali! - my office did "Fancy Friday" instead of our usual Casual Friday.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go!
- Fur bolero- Bebe, consignment; last seen here in June to see "The King and I" on a mom-daughter double-date
- Dress - David Meister, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) for my birthday party in October 2018
- Shoes - Channi B; last seen here a few weeks ago with frilly flamenco and old velvet
- Coat (below) - Auckie Sanft, vintage 50s, thrifted; last worn here in April
As soon as I'd gotten approval to do a Fancy Friday (dress up, wear bright colours, wear traditional Indian outfits), I knew I wanted to wear this dress.
This was my over-the-top look. I mostly had the hat off, as it tends to slide around a bit.
I could easily slip this off when I had to run around - which I did, 'twas a busy day! I also seem to be back to having hot flashes after having the summer off from them, so that was a factor too.
A woman coming towards me on the sidewalk gave me a grin and two big thumbs up.
Bundled up in the morning and evening. I carried the hat home in a bag.
If you have not met the Fuzzy Flamingo, here she is.
- Necklace/bracelet/earrings - Sherman, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Bracelet - Butler Fifth Avenue, consignment
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
My parure (link) still has its original box:
- Bag - Arcadia, thrifted
- Hat - custom-made Tierre Joline
I just realized that the bag is stamped.
Y'all will indulge me as I share some pictures of my wonderful and fabulous colleagues.
Two of my favourite gents: Avi and Ashwin.
My gorgeous colleague Gurvinder's dress wowed me...
Simar and I have worked together for close to 6 years.
I was so excited about Monika's chartreuse outfit that I forgot to take a picture of the full thing (she's in the group photo below, though).
A group shot of all of us in the lunchroom:
Friday was also the last day for my coworker Bryce, so I made him a Zentangle as a going-away memento.
On Friday morning when I left, Vizzini had taken over the gold chair and my blue wooly cardigan.
|"I thought you were leaving."|
He's starting to feel the colder nights, and is becoming very snuggly with us.
|"You're just a source of heat, Woman, now sit down."|
L and I played boardgames on Friday night, and Vizzini chilled with us.
|"You keep me warm, that's all."|
He's such a liar. I could hear him purring over the music.
|"Okay, I guess I like you."|
We call those "lovey eyes."
I was up early for my Mental Health Walk - all the puddles were frozen as the sun came up. After a shower, L and I headed down to Pluto's Diner for breakfast, and then ran some errands in town.
- Safety pin leather jacket - Gianfranco Ferre, Spring 2003, consignment; first worn here (3rd outfit) a couple of weeks ago with leopard and leather
- Merino wool sweater - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here in February with wallpaper pants
- Skirt - Marc O'Polo, thrifted; purchased here for $29.99
- Boots - Matisse, consignment; last worn here in September with dark florals and pigtails
Jacket off - I only wore it like this when I was eating breakfast.
here in January 2010, and this is its 20th wearing - not bad for 60 cents per wear!
I noticed as I was tracking it back that I've mislabeled it a bunch of times as Club Monaco and Lord & Taylor, but it is actually Banana Republic. I'll be on the lookout for a new brown wool sweater, as it's been a very useful base item in my wardrobe. For now, a couple of holes near one cuff, and one under the arm, are not too bad.
It's a bit of a large slit, but with tights I wasn't bothered.
It was such a nice day, I wore my wonderful safety pin jacket again.
- Gloves - Parkhurst
The jacket is getting softer every time I wear it.
- Purse - Roots, thrifted
- Earrings - local, Hamilton, Ontario
- Bracelet - J. Crew, thrifted
Someone was very subtle about us leaving:
|"This is me not caring."|
While L was browsing in the record store for a vinyl record for our friend Chris' birthday, I strolled down to Dots for a poke around.
The regular price is inked out, but I can read the $49.99 original retail price.
As I noted earlier, I'm also really grooving on fall colours, and this gorgeous blazer caught my eye.
It's by InWear and was $29.99.
After a solid nap and dinner, we had Chris and Ali over that evening for boardgames - we were up till 2am! I slept in a little on Sunday morning and then headed to town for groceries and a we shop at the WIN store on Pandora.
- Velvet dress - Betsey Johnson, vintage 90s, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in March with jeans and studded boots
- Boots - BCBG Max Azria; last seen here with my Iron Maiden tour shirt
- Coat (below) - Vassali, consignment; last worn here a week ago
A comfy outfit for trying stuff on: dress, tights and boots.
I'm generally a fan of Betsey Johnson's stuff - this design has scarabs on it.
I'm fine, just a little damage to my pride - I'll probably have a bruise on my knee.
- Velvet gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Earrings - local
I had very good luck at WIN, starting with these awesome bangles.
I also found two unusual belts.
And the black one is BCBG Maz Azria.
$6.95 seemed like a good deal for BCBG - it originally retailed for $88.00 new.
The Olsen belt is a soft, slightly stretchy knit.
I've been watching for nice sweaters for L - he wears them around the house.
Since I've started my Mental Health Walks, I've realized I need more workout gear. I found this lovely pink top in the half price section.
I also don't have any weatherproof pants. I loathe the colour of these, but at least they are not black.
They are by Mountain Equipment Co-op, a local company that sells very expensive outdoor gear.
I've been eyeing this lovely vintage jacket for a few months.
It's actually navy blue and the orbs are woven into the fabric.
I've been on the lookout for interesting blouses.
It's by Talbots and was $7.50. I don't know what what the retail would have been - maybe around $49.99? - but Talbots isn't cheap.
My old dark and light grey cardigan has finally worn out - the moths got it.
It's very good quality - look, they lined up the stripes on the pockets and down the front.
And it's by Saint James, made in France (KLASSY).
I fell hard for this lovely dress - the silhouette is very early 2000s to me (that high neckline).
Gold zipper down the back.
Here's a close-up:
When I saw the name, I was all, "Oh, of course." Chetta B makes lovely dresses.
Last, but certainly not least, I found a gorgeous pair of brown leather boots.
They fit well in the calves, and are wide in the ankle, so I'll expect some wrinkling there over time.
Woly to the rescue! This is the neutral shoe cream, good on any colour.
The boots are by Rockport, and were $34.95.
They have Adiprene by Adidas cushioning inside for added support and comfort.
And with that, I've got to go give Vizzini some lovin'.
|"Yes, you are late for nap time, Woman."|
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!