Welcome back, my friends! It's been a busy and stressful weekend, and I'm in need of some purr therapy and couch-time, so let's get 'er going.
Here's Friday's outfit.
- Jacket - Pierre Balmain, vintage 90s, thrifted; purchased here for $22.99
- Sparkly turtleneck - Jacob, thrifted; last worn here layered in October
- Jeans - Jean's by Jean Paul Gaultier, vintage 90s, vintage store, Vancouver; last seen here in September with cashmere and slippers
- Shoes - Napoleoni, thrifted; last worn here earlier this month with shades of wine
- Leather coat (below) - Danier Leather; last seen here in October
Sadly, I found out early Friday morning that one of my favourite coworkers was let go. I'll really miss her - I've worked with her for many years. She's also my coverage for lunch and vacations, so I was immediately beset with anxiety about that.
Anyway, enough about that, except to say that it weighed on my mind somewhat. I loved this fun ode to the 90s and so did my colleagues.
The fabric is stretchy, but it doesn't do up well, so I just did the link at the top and let it hang open to show off the cool copper snaps on the jeans.
Bundled up - it's been raining off and on...and on...and on...all weekend.
- Scarf - Roots, thrifted
- Wool gloves - Parkhurst
- White gold earrings - 10th anniversary gift from L
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
L and I hung out and played board games when I got home on Friday night, and I was up early for my Mental Health Walk... in the rain. It was good to be out in the elements, not too many people around, and let my brain process things. It calmed me down quite a bit.
I also indulged in a bit of retail therapy this weekend! Due to lack of umbrella, I had to dressed to be exposed to the weather.
- Leather jacket - Burberry, consignment, Vancouver; last seen here in October over a cheater
- Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; last worn here in April with a vintage maxi skirt
- Skirt - Rena Rowland, thrifted; purchased here for $19.95
- Boots - Matisse, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in October for another brunch out
Pigtails with the hat so that my hair can't get ruined in the rain. Note as my pigtails get progressively wavier as the photos continue!
I just did a simple black sweater with this - I have a small collection of good black sweaters for all my crazy patterned bottoms.
I had this gorgeous bronze patent leather jacket on for most of the time I was out.
- Hat - Delux
- Fur scarf - Danier, thrifted
- Leather studded gloves - Danier Leather
Rock and roll, baby!
Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go check her out!
- Earrings - local, Hamilton
I went to the Velvet Crease, followed by Flavour Upstairs.
At the Velvet Crease, I found two dresses. I seem to have some sort of fixation on sparkly things right now!
Very sexy! Not at all what I normally associate with Planet.
I am always on the lookout for glamourous gowns that I can add to my party dress rotation. This goddess gown is such a gorgeous rich cobalt blue.
Pretty gathering details on the shoulders and below the bustline/on the waist.
More ruffles/gathers on the back.
At Flavour, it was a crush of teens and young folk, getting in out of the pouring rain. I managed to find these utterly bizarre two-tone jeans.
|"These look delicious! I approve!"|
They are a cropped length on me, with a raw edge at the hems and at the high-waisted...waist.
|"Like I said, very tasty."|
Vizzini would not leave these alone, the little monster!
They are by Ray Beams (in gold under that it says, "The way of chic"), and are marked a size 0. *snort* I'm so not a size zero. This is why I try everything on!
This jacket was at Flavour the last time I popped in, but to my amazement, had still not sold. This style is very 2006-2007, isn't it?
The buttons are metal and are marked, and every seam inside (it's not lined) is nicely covered.
It is indeed Burberry!
I hopped a bus home from town to avoid more of the downpour - most of my new-to-me finds got wet just walking from the store to the bus stop.
Home to change for an evening outside! Oh, good, more time in the rain!
here, 'cause I love).
- Leather coat - as above
- Dress - Chetta B, thrifted; purchased here for $26.95
- Turtleneck - Jacob, thrifted; last worn above on Friday
- Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) in October with a striped sweater dress
The $80 credit was good for 4 adults, so L and I booked four tickets for one of their Spooky Walks several weeks ago, and then asked which of our friends were interested in joining us. Yvonne and Randall were excited to go, so we made an evening of it, and met up for dinner at Milestones, followed by the 90-minute tour.
|"Seriously? You're going out in that rain?"|
Following THAT, we four went for a couple of rounds at the (haunted) Garrick's Head Pub, and then we met up with a bunch of folks at the Courtney Room to celebrate our dear friend (and sewist) Linda's birthday. So I had to factor that event into my outfit as well.
I knew Linda would appreciate the fabric of this dress - the pattern is woven, not printed (see here and here).
|"Never mind me, just trying to get your attention."|
I just wore my same outerwear as I'd had on in the morning.
However, totally worth it! It was such a fun tour, and I learned a bunch of ghost stories about my city that I did NOT know (and I know a lot of them!), and we all had a great time. Have you ever gone on a walking tour of a city? L and I did the "Underground City" walking tour of Edinburgh, and we've also an "Underground Tour" in Seattle, both many years ago. I would totally recommend this for a fun and different thing to do!
My jacket is now hung up to dry (it's fine, leather is great in the rain), and my hat is dry a day later, as are the gloves.
- Hat, gloves, scarf - as above
- Necklace - Monet, vintage 80s, vintage fair; purchased here for $11.00
- Earrings - vintage 80s, vintage fair; purchased here for $6.00
On Sunday, I also did a little shop, stopping by the WIN Boutique on my way home from getting groceries. I wasn't dressed for shopping, so no outfit shot - I was bundled up and hidden under my pansy raincoat.
I did spot a couple of local cats on my way home. Please note that it is now sunny out.
|"You may pass."|
This furry gent is enjoying a nap on his porch in the sun, amidst dead leaves, some rocks and a decomposing pumpkin.
And this fellow keeps a watch on the traffic zooming by.
|"I see a bus coming!"|
And here's what I found at the WIN Boutique. This is a nice simple white cotton sleeveless sweater.
And a nice Talbots one for only $6.95?
I've come back around on turtlenecks, as I love the swinging 70s vibe of them.
It's by Bossini and was $7.95.
This polka-dotted cardigan is going into the spring/summer pile, to be rediscovered in late March 2020 (the future!).
It's by the Gap and was $14.95.
It's from Summer 2013.
Cropped, high-waisted, wide-legged pants are a thing now, did you know? I've actually seen them on people on the streets.
They're by Zara Woman, and were $16.95, which felt about right for a trendy thing I might not own forever. Thrifting is so good for experimenting with trends!
This lovely top is also going straight into the spring/summer pile. I'm going to be so excited when I pull this out!
Club Monaco = $$$. Only $12.95?
I was astounded to find this fine viscose-blend sweater.
And here's the side seam - they have also lined up the stripes so that they are the same on the front and back. These are the kinds of things I look for!
And yes, it was $14.95...for Missoni! This is from their cheaper M line.
Vizzini, what do you think of my purchases?
|"I get these ones."|
And thank you all so much for stopping by! I'm off to enjoy that purr-time.