Just popping in mid-way through my break to say hi, and check that everyone's having a good time. I've been relaxing, reading, napping, and generally hiding from the world, but I have made a few brief forays into the real world.
- Cashmere sweater - Talbots, thrifted; first worn here in November with shades of w(h)ine
- Skirt - Gunex, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) for a shopping trip in January
- Shoes - Seychelles; last worn here earlier this month with sequins and velvet
- Leather coat (below) - Danier Leather, consignment; last seen here on Christmas Eve
I have a full vintage slip on under this for warmth.
here) and looks like cedar tree bark.
I didn't make much effort. A sweater with a pattern can totally fool people.
Outerwear - being warm is priority.
- Scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Purse - Roots, thrifted
- Ear-balls - Dior, consignment
I actually had ZERO luck at both Turnabout and House of Savoy. Nothing leaped out at me. So I hopped a bus to town and spent an hour in the big WIN (Women in Need) store, where I found this lovely silk blouse.
It's by Girls From Savoy which I see is an Anthropologie brand. This explains the whimsical owls on it.
I also spotted this purse and waffled over it.
Even the back is decorated.
But so beautiful! I couldn't leave it there.
And it was only $6.95! Made in Italy, for The Bay department store, probably in the late 50s.
Vizzini was trying to get my attention while I took pictures.
|"Your purse looks tasty and matches my eyes."|
Such a big stretchy cat! Have you forgiven me for the unicorn horn, Vizzini?
|"I'd forgotten about that...until now."|
I guess extra tummy rubs are in order!
I booked a lunch and shopping date with dear friends Yvonne and Cat this week - we went to Dots, which is not a second-hand store, but sells salesman's samples of clothing brands at discounted prices. It's a warren of clothes, and we spent 4 hours going through the entire store. Near the end, my gals were flagging, so I mostly went through the dresses (which we did last) on my own and just told them what to try on.
- Sweater - Bossini, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) early this month, layered under the teddy sweater
- Skirt - Kenzo, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in February for brunch the day after the VFF Disco Gala
- Boots - BCBG Max Azria; last seen here (3rd outfit) for a velvet brunch in October
- Leather jacket - Danier; last worn here in October
We met up first for brunch at Pagliacci's - I felt very virtuous for forgoing their famous bread. I've been subsisting on chocolate for the last two weeks (no guilt!), but it's time for me to eat my veggies again.
We'll jazz it up with yellow!
This jacket is going on its 10th year with me - I bought it new for $149.00 in May 2010 (first worn here) when we returned from London/Paris.
Done up and accessorized. I like a big cross-body purse that can carry all my shopping bags, as well as small purchases.
- Scarf - fake Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Leather purse - vintage 80s, vintage mall
- Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Earrings - vintage fair
Although I was focused on helping Yvonne and Cat shop, I also found a couple of things for me. I enjoyed trying on some really whackadoo stuff, just for fun - you never know! - and encouraged both of my besties to try things outside their comfort zones. Both came away with happy purchases, as did I!
It has pockets!
It's by White Stuff and was $29.99 with an extra 25% off, so $22.50.
here 'cause I love) - it's 59.99 Euros, which as you can see is $150.00 Canadian.
I was looking for a fitted top to go with a full bottom (an additional reason for wearing that Kenzo skirt), and really loved this velvet top. Technically, it's velour since it's a velvet weave on a knit, but whatever.
This top is a poly mix, but not very stretchy. It has a zip at the back of the neck vs. being a pullover.
here, link 'cause I love) - which Dots also had in this colourway - but the top only in bright pink (here), so this salesman's sample is likely one of the only tops made in these colours. This was $24.99 with an extra 25% off, so $18.75. I may be wearing this very soon!
And now, my friends, this is the last post of the year for me - I'll be back tomorrow with our New Year's Eve outfits. Wishing everyone one of you a safe and happy evening, and all the best to you for the new decade!
Vizzini, do you have anything to add?
|"Nope, here's the tail end of me."|
I'll have an update tomorrow on my "Meet or Beat" reading challenge from 2019, and a list of all the books I read last year, as well.
And again, thank you, my friends, for being here on this journey with me. Happy 2020!