Happy weekend, my friends - let's get right to the outfits, as it's been a busy few days.
Here's Friday's outfit. I knew I was going to be assembling two floor lamps, and putting together at least one shelf for the office, so I needed clothes I could do physical work in.
- Cardigan - Jacob, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in February 2018 for another physical workday
- Tux blouse - no label, thrifted; last worn here layered under a velvet dress in January 2019
- Jeans - L'Wren Scott for Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in June for Book Club
- Shoes - Napoleoni, thrifted; first worn here in October for my birthday week with Lacroix
- Coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted; last seen here in March
I mostly looked like this all day.
I do enjoy a monochrome look.
I did a front-tuck with the blouse, as the jeans are stretchy and low-rise. There's no way it would stay tucked in while I was building a shelf.
Waiting on the weekend.
Especially with the Grape Ape on!
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Earrings - Biko, consignment
After a much-needed quiet evening of TV and a snoozy cat on my lap, I was up early on Saturday for my Mental Health Walk (a gorgeous, but cold outing), followed by brunch with L at the Ruby.
- Coat - Desigual by Christian Lacroix, consignment; last worn here in April with the jelly-deer and dots
- Sweater - Gap, thrifted; last seen here in August with a colour-blocked skirt
- Skirt - Mexx, consignment; last worn here in September with my Iron Maiden concert tee
- Shoes - Gabor; first seen here in October with a bunch of blah blues
I wanted to wear my snakeskin booties again, so I built the outfit around them.
But I loved the bright reddy-orange skirt with the grey/black/blue mix.
My outerwear - I adore this coat.
I tend to wear this with orange and red due to the bits of those colours in the patterns.
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Purse - Danier, thrifted
- Earrings - Tania Gleave, Granville Island
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
I spent about an hour reading on the couch when we got home.
|"You weren't using your cardigan, so it's mine now."|
This is what I get for leaving my wool cardi on the chair.
|"You just back away, Woman, it's mine!"|
You don't get all my cardigans, Vizzini!
I got a good chunk of my book read, and then had to change - Mom and I were off to the theatre!
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style! Go!
- Dress - Romeo Gigli, vintage, consignment; last worn here in January with a set of blue accessories
- Boots - Lena Parfait Luxury Freeze, Fluevog; last seen here for New Year's Eve 2019
- Coat (below) - Auckie Sanft, vintage 60s, vintage fair; last worn here over my Diwali outfit a week ago
We went for dinner after at the Fernwood Inn - I remembered how cold it always is in there, so I layered up and wore a snuggly cocoon for the evening.
here, if you've never heard of him, link 'cause I love).
The top is oversized, and the sleeves are enormously long (by about 8"), on purpose. I am wearing a black tank to cover my bra straps, as the neckline is very wide.
Since I chose such funky shoes, my outerwear veered into more pink and pattern.
All buttoned up and snuggly for the walk to and from the theatre.
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Scarf - thrifted
- Purse - Mademoiselle by Spencer & Rutherford, vintage mall, gift from L
- Leather obi - locally made, gift from L
- Flower brooch - Mom's, vintage 60s
- Tassel earrings - consignment, Vancouver
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
- Amethyst/gold ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
On Sunday, we had an extra hour's sleep due to Daylight Savings. Off to get groceries, followed by a deep dive at the Patch.
- Sweater - Tatyana, thrifted; last worn here with linen in June
- Skirt - Tribal, thrifted; first seen here in May with ruffled shoulders
- Shoes - Half Truth Tanya, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) in September with sequins for brunch
- Coat (below) - Zara, gift from Dominique; last seen here in March
I just wore pieces that would go off and on easily.
- Gloves - thrifted
- Scarf - fake Louis (Lewis?) Vuitton, thrifted
The gloves felt too big on me so I gave them to L when I got home.
- Earrings - thrifted
Did I have any luck shopping? I sure did! I lucked out on a bunch of blouses, and a few things that made me catch my breath.
First up, a silk and Lycra blouse in hot pink.
It's by Tahari and was $14.95.
I loved the bright tangerine citrus orange of this blouse.
It's by Zoe & Sam, and was made in the US.
here, link 'cause I love) notes that this is a "bogus" designer brand, made in an LA factory, and falsely sold with mark-downs to make it look more chi-chi than it is (I've seen that happen in brick-and-mortar stores too - stuff comes in already marked down). Still, a silk blouse second-hand is better (and probably cheaper) than new.
I fell hard for this beautiful silk tunic-length mauve silk blouse, even though it looks like someone ate a messy meal in it.
However, it's by Eileen Fisher, and is 100% silk.
...that's machine washable?
Cashmere sweaters are out in full force in the second hand shops now, and you can find them for $26.00 and up second-hand. This one caught my eye due to the pattern.
It's by Talbots (that label is hanging on by a thread!), and it was $29.95.
I love the soft pinks, wines and browns in this.
I waffled over this skirt, but ultimately, I really wanted another leopard skirt in my wardrobe. It's' a classic piece for me.
It's by Rena Rowan, and was $19.95.
here is a link to the Wall Street Journal obituary for her (she died in 2016). What a fascinating lady!
Based on the info in the article, this is probably a vintage late 80s piece (that's a vintage size 10 or modern size 6).
I'll be putting away these trousers for summer.
They are by Lina Kraun, and are handmade in the EU.
As you might have guessed from all the wrinkles, they are 100% linen.
I can't resist an olive green burnout velvet maxi skirt.
It was $19.95 and it's by Banana Republic.
And lastly, the most expensive item, but the one that really made me catch my breath: a black dress!
|"I was not expecting that."|
So not like me, but this is a super-fuzzy knitted angora/wool dress. I plan to layer blouses and sweaters under it.
It's Ralph by Ralph Lauren and you can see the nice fuzzy knit a bit better here. It was $49.99, but I love it!
here) identifies this as late 90s, and I agree. Compared to the junky Ralph Lauren stuff that you see sold now, this is much higher end designer quality. It was made in Hong Kong, which had a booming manufacturing industry (mostly high-end clothing) for decades until it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
And now, I need to give Mr. Kitty some love.
|"I demand that you sit on the couch and let me crawl under your blanket."|