As I did not get home from Book Club last night until close to 11pm, I had to quickly put an outfit together before I crashed into bed. Time to visit an old favourite and pull a repeat - jammy dress to the rescue!
- Dress - Dept, thrifted; last worn here in March to clean out Yvonne's closet
- Boots - Clarks; last seen here (2nd outfit) with a cool Kenzo dress
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here in October
This is the 12th wearing of the dress, since I purchased it for $8.00 back here in October 2014.
Since I bought the belt, it's been worn with the boots constantly. Real Fendi!
Ready for the weekend!
I had to rouse Vizzini out from one of his hiding spots to pose with me.
|"I did not consent to this, Woman!"|
Lies, those are happy paws.
Outerwear - it's been overcast but not too cold this week, still Leather Weather!
- Fur scarf - thrifted
- Long leather/cashmere gloves - Club Monaco, consignment
- Belt - Fendi, thrifted
- Faux tortoiseshell bracelet - J. Crew, thrifted
- Faux tortoiseshell earrings - local, Hamilton
- Blue eelskin/gold bangle - vintage 80s, thrifted (possibly my old one!)
- Tricolour/gold bangle - thrifted
- Brown eelskin/gold bangle - faux Gucci, gift from Mom & Dad, Italy, c. 1987
So, last night, Book Club friend Mindy gave me a pin that she found in a box of stuff belonging to her mom and dad (her dad is 94!).
Here's the back: it's from Weight Watchers! As you may know, I worked for them for 9 years (all the stuff here) and Mindy thought of me when she found it.
|"Weight Watchers (R) | Weight Watchers Inc. founded 1963 by Jean Neidich"|
I did some digging around online and I'm pretty sure it's from at least 1972 (via a very entertaining post on a now-defunct blog here, linking 'cause I love). It's a "reward" pin for hitting a weight loss milestone. Although that blog was the best source of info in one place that I found, I also read that these were gold-plated and that the stones on the front are diamond chips. Since these are given away, I find that hard to believe, but it could be electroplated gold (very thin) and those are probably rhinestones. The rhinestones seem to correspond with each 10 pounds loss - I noted pictures of up to 4 or 5 stones in some of them, so 40 or 50 lbs - so this was given to someone who lost 30 pounds. These came in plastic cases, which I saw listed for under $15.00. So, sorry, Mindy, this isn't worth much, but what a cool piece of memorabilia! Thank you!
And thank you, my friends for stopping by.
|"What, there are people out there?"|
I will return on Sunday with the Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up and regale you all with tales of adventure. Have a wonderful weekend!