Well, what a fabulous weekend it has been! We've been to a Vintage Fair, and gone to a wedding, plus I've been up to artsy stuff, so without further ado, let's get this tale told.
Here's Friday's outfit. Knowing I was going to be meeting up with friends after work, I dressed for that event also.
- Blouse - L'Wren Scott's "A Tropical Conversation" FW 2011, thrifted; last worn here in January in a lovely autumnal outfit
- Angora dress - Ralph by Ralph Lauren, vintage 90s, thrifted; purchased here for $49.99
- Boots - Eject, consignment; purchased here for $75.00
- Coat (below) - Denny Rose, consignment; last worn here in March over McQueen
It's worth clicking above to see the last time I wore this blouse, as the front pleated "fan" ruffles are not really shown off well in this look.
It is a generous cut (very loose and stretchy) and VERY WARM. Did I mention it was VERY WARM?
I thought the glitter shedding from my gold sparkly shoes was bad!
Outerwear - I met up with Cat, Karen and Yvonne after work at the vintage fair for a browse. The theme was "Santa Baby" so this is the closest I could get.
Done up, although it was another sunny day and it wasn't that cold out.
- Leaf brooch - Grandma W, vintage
- Flower brooch - Mom's, c. 1964
- Earrings - vintage fair
When I left in the morning, I found Vizzini ensconced in "his chair", sleeping on "his blanket."
|"What? This is my spot. Get your own."|
He's been grabbing all the warm spots lately.
My seasonal outfit netted me a gift bag at the door of the vintage fair - look what I got!
They are cubic zirconia studs with a battery pack as the back.
I did really well at the vintage fair - I even found and bought a stainless steel modernist brooch and cuff for Cat. This was my gasp-worthy treasure:
It's a super-glitzy Lurex dress from the 70s!
The colours are red, burgundy, bronze, tan and navy blue.
The neckline is trimmed in crochet in a scalloped edging.
I couldn't find out anything about Ian Peters - although I found a very similar one (this one, link 'cause I love) from a UK site.
|Note the vintage size 14; that's a modern size 10|
I also spotted this fabulous necklace and then a little further along, earrings that are a near match.
The necklace was $11.00 and is marked Monet.
here's a good article about them (linking 'cause I love, of course). My necklace is likely from the 80s.
I quite liked this pretty copper cuff.
Only $14.00, and not marked.
I found the below earrings at WIN as well.
This is another piece that I found on a table of "everything for $5.00" - those are my favourite tables, as I can spot the good stuff really well.
The wires are flexible.
These two rings were also on the $5.00 table.
here on the left. Same!
The other ring is not POLY, but is also nice quality.
I offered $18.00 for this amazing cuff bracelet that was marked at $20.00.
It's fairly worn (you can see the copper where the gold finish has rubbed off below).
On Saturday morning, L and I went for brunch early, once I was home from my Mental Health Walk.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Patti's doing a basic white shirt, and while my outer look is rather colourful, I did wear a very basic top with this.
- Cape - Coracle Clothes, vintage 60s, pass-along from Sheila A; last seen here over soft pinks and florals in April
- Turtleneck sweater - Wanko, thrifted; last worn here in October with toasty tweeds
- Skirt - J. Crew, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in March for a weekend shop in blue
- Shoes - Miista; last worn here in September with the best dress ever
See? Basic top!
All hatted and gloved.
- Hat - vintage, thrifted
- Leather gloves - Danier Leather
- Necklace - Dots (first wearing - paid $2.98 for it)
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Crystal ring - Soul Flower
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
Vizzini helped L get his lace-up boots on.
|"Those saucy laces will not escape my claws!"|
It was hard to get a clear shot of him, as he was constantly leaping and grabbing at them.
|"They will not elude me!"|
Getting dressed is always an adventure with that cat.
L and I hung out at home for a bit, and then got ready to bus to a wedding. This picture turned out so well. What a great-looking couple we are!
L is wearing a consignment white and black striped shirt with red and black velvet flocked paisleys, a vintage thrifted bow tie, a retail velvet and satin jacket, a pair of black suit pants, and one of his many funky Fluevogs.
Me, I did a repeat of an outfit I wore to work in August. I kept this dress and shoes out for this very event!
- Dress - Eliza J, thrifted; first worn here in August with these same shoes
- Shoes - Arnold Churgin, thrifted; last seen here on my birthday in October
- Coat (below) - Auckie Sanft, vintage 60s, vintage fair; last worn here only a few days ago
We bused to the wedding, then walked home and fed Vizzini; then cabbed to the reception, and then walked home from there.
Wore my cashmere pashmina for extra warmth as needed.
Outerwear - I kind of went overboard on pink!
Done up. This was actually really comfortable; neither too hot nor too cold.
- Pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
Of course, I did not walk anywhere in those shoes.
- Cuff - Swarovski, consignment, gift from L
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
- Brooch - vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Earrings - vintage fair
Here are a few pictures from the day.
There's the happy couple.
Here's L, walking through a copse of trees, alongside a creek, on the way to the church.
|"It's totally a shortcut!"|
I liked the very simple architectural lines of the church.
We walked home afterwards through our 'hood.
Here are the happy couple at the reception. I did a Princess Bride reference: "Say "man and wife"!"
|"Man and wife!"|
Such a happy couple! Weddings always make me feel so grateful for my own awesome partner.
I loved that they had homemade colouring books/puzzle books, including fill-in-the-blanks on wedding advice. What a smart and handy activity for those of us who are introverts in the midst of crowds of people we didn't know!
I also happily decorated a cake.
I liked my bouquet.
I hope you both live happily ever after!
The Fernwood Inn, another of our favourite spots.
We got home to an enthusiastic reaction.
|"Where in the name of all kitty treats have you been??"|
He helpfully pointed out the treat cupboard.
|"It's right there! Move it! Treat time!"|
And the rest of the weekend has been spent relaxing, including me finishing up another Zentangle, for my colleague Anisha.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thank you for coming by!
Great outfits; so much to like in them. Happy to see you have fun with your friends. Sounds like an excellent time. Enjoy the holiday time off.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ally! It was a lovely weekend. :)Delete
Love the red boots Sheila and I think you perfectly met the theme for the event and looks great for work! i struggle with knowing what to wear for events after work sometimes!ReplyDelete
I really like the gold dress you got and look forward to seeing you wear it! the wedding guest outfit is so pretty too with all the pink, congrats to your friends!
Thanks, Mica! How funny that I didn't even realize I looked like a poppy until later. I like the challenge of having an event after work.Delete
I'm excited to wear that dress! Aw, thank you!
We're leaving on a short break in about an hour, but I couldn't wait until we're back next weekend to read and comment on your post! I exclaimed in delight when seeing Friday's outfit. It is gorgeous and those boots are indeed crazy. Good crazy, obviously. But oh my, shedding bits of angora all day must have been a bit of hassle. Light up earrings with flashing colours? But of course! Oh wow, I love the lurex dress and all the amazing jewellery you scored at the vintage fair! You guys look fabulous all dressed up for Kris and Karla's wedding. How fun is that colouring book? Your zentangle for your colleague is utterly amazing too. Love it! And finally, it's good to see that Vizzini knows where the treats are hidden. What a helpful kitty! Phoebe knows it very well too. Wishing you a wonderful week xxxReplyDelete
Enjoy your break, Ann! Heh, I knew you would get the "good crazy" of my boots. I did well at the vintage fair this time. Thank you - I love doing these "mental health" art things.Delete
Vizzini is wrong - we moved the treat cupboard on him.
That blue cape is such a treat - Love the shape and color, and dammit - when is it going to get cool in Florida?! Your lurex dress is the bomb and I hope we get to see you style it. Your two men are looking fab too, xoReplyDelete
Thank you, Patti! You will definitely get to see me style up the lurex dress.Delete
Ooooooooh...... You know I love that lurex dress! Wow, that elegancy! So fenimine. And I love copper bracelets. Your blue outfit is very,, The Avengers,,. Love it! Much luck to the newly weds!ReplyDelete
It's pretty cool, eh, Nancy? Thank you! Ha, yes, I get that Emma Peele vibe too! Thank you!Delete
Oh man, I LOVE your cape outfit!! Every time you wear those shoes I suddenly feel a strong need for colorful metallic oxfords...ReplyDelete
I'm in the midst of planning my wedding and I love the idea of having activities at the table for people that need a break from mingling- I know I'd definitely benefit from that if I was a guest. I'll have to add it to the list!
I enjoy that you've been sharing your zentangles. I like hearing about other people's art, especially the art they make strictly for pure enjoyment/mental health boosts. :)
Thank you so much, Ashley! I would buy more metallic shoes like this (I used to have gold ones).Delete
I cannot recommend this type of activity book enough! It totally saved me from being overcome with anxiety.
Aw, thank you - I like doing them, and I like sharing them, even if they are not great art. :)
I loved your Angora dress and those extraordinary boots! My favourite thought is the blue outfit. Love it all; the beautiful skirt and the fab cape and hat. I, too, like skirts and tights in the winter. The light-up earrings were hilarious; you looked like you'd swallowed a lightbulb!!ReplyDelete
The wedding outfit was beautiful and very suitable, as you said, for a wedding. What a wonderful idea to have the colouring books for the guests. A keepsake, too!
Your Zentangle was beautiful.
Thanks so much, Vronni! The blue outfit is a fun one - I like getting the chance to wear my cape. I am looking forward to being really distracting with the earrings, heh heh.Delete
Thank you! I LOVED the activity books!
Where do I start?ReplyDelete
Those red boots are a dream and the new to you dress fits a treat.
Loving the Welsh Wool cape outfit - I've sent a link to my friend Tina who collects Welsh Wool - she's turned her spare bedroom into an archive!
That Ian Peters dress is a dream, I love it! I've sold a few of his things - he specialised in knits in the 1970s, no stand alone shop, just designed lines for (mostly British) boutiques. I wish I'd seen it first!
You and L did your friends proud, you both look super cool in your wedding attire. The happy couple look brilliant, such a unique and quirky occasion.
Look at Vizzini trying to get to his treats, bless him! xxx
Aw, thank you for the lovely big comment, Vix!Delete
Yes, Ian Peters looks to have been into Missoni knock-offs for a bit. It is lovely, and I'm so glad I spotted it.
It was a really fun wedding. Good people.
He's so funny - and that's the wrong cupboard, as we moved his treats several months ago.
love the red knit and red boots pairing, very stylish...The styling with the pink coat is beautiful as well.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Ivana!Delete
That lurex dress is amazing, and I just know you're going to style it to look even better.ReplyDelete
I love both your blue outfit and your wedding one - the blue one has a hint of late 60s superspy about it, while the wedding one is just so *complete*. Perfection!
I'm excited to style it up, Mim! Thanks!Delete
Thank you so much - yes, Emma Peele! Aw, thank you.
The red boots! Oh wow, they stole the scene as far as I'm concerned. And then that lurex dress came along - woweee! There's no-one has a wardrobe as diverse as yours Sheila, hats off to you. Your wedding outfit was indeed spot on. Well done, you wonderful vision in pink/pank xxxReplyDelete
I know, aren't they amazing, Anna? I love the mix of things in my wardrobe! It makes it so fun. Thank you, my dear!Delete
Totally in love with your red boots and the outfit you created around them, so cute in red!, loving your coat too!ReplyDelete
And I'm also in love with your cape and the fab color combo in blue shades!
Obviously, your wedding outfits totally rock and you're fabulous in them!, so elegant and cool! (love particularly that you shared a pic of you in your pink runners too, to keep it Real!, actually love this detail!!)
Thanks so much - the boots are so amazing! I always feel very chic in my cape and enjoy going monochrome with it. Thank you - it was such a fun wedding, but yeah, we did a lot of walking that day, so I had to include my "real" outfit!Delete
Thank you, Monica!
The red boots are perfect for the Santa Baby vintage fair! The light up earrings are cute and fun.ReplyDelete
I gasped at the lurex dress too- what a treasure. It deserves to be worn for a Christmas time, or any time of the year, really.
I like the tartan on the invitation- how unique. X
Thank you! I have to find a way to wear the earrings!Delete
I know, I am so excited about that dress! I'll be wearing it at least once this season!
You two are such a stylin' couple - excellent wedding guest outfits! The vintage knit dress is a fantastic score. It's is getting difficult to find good vintage pieces like that outside of expensive vintage shows.ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks so much, Shelley! I know, it's rare to see a really good piece like that here, that isn't in terrible condition.Delete
I don't know where to begin! I love that huge flower brooch on the red blouse.ReplyDelete
And you certainly scored at the vintage fair, the lurex dress is a treasure I am looking forward to seeing you wear it.
The floral dress and neon pink flats are fabulous.
Cheers from Mexico.
Isn't that the coolest brooch? I'm so glad Mom gave it to me. I am excited about that lurex dress! Must wear it soon! Oh, I wish those were flats, but they are still a 2" heel - not quite there!Delete
Happy to hear you are in Mexico - I hope this is a break for you, Lorena!