Hello, my friends! We made it through the first party weekend of the season! Here's a recap of my busy weekend.
...but let's back this up a bit: here's Friday's work outfit,
- Sweater - J. Crew, consignment; last worn here (4th outfit) in October for a shopping expedition
- Blouse - Talbots, thrifted; first worn here in November with sunset colours
- Skirt - J. Crew, thrifted; first worn here in April with soft pink
- Shoes - Shoe the Bear, consignment; purchased here for $53.99
- Coat (below) - Auckie Sanft, vintage 60s, thrifted; last worn here on Monday
We had a pretty good weekend, and lucked out on the weather. Here's my morning view of the Castle.
I went with colour matching in blues and pinks, but overall, I was rather "meh" about this look.
I love the brilliant blue of the sweater - it has splits at the sides, and is longer in the back.
I liked this casual vibe - and who doesn't love a skirt with pockets?
Outerwear - feeling in the pink (har har).
Done up and snuggly warm.
- Cashmere pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
- Leather/cashmere gloves - Danier Leather
Sparkly blue bling:
- Necklace/earrings - Sherman, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Brooch - vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Cuff - Swarovski, consignment, gift from L
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
Oh, who am I kidding? I like sparkly bling all year round!
I rushed home after work to quickly change and leave the house - L and I had a concert to go to!
- Coat - Paparazzi, thrifted, Vancouver; last worn here (3rd outfit) in September for brunch
- Sparkly turtleneck - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here in November with Gaultier and Balmain
- Flocked velvet jeans - L'Wren Scott for Banana Republic, thrifted; last worn here in November with monochrome wines
- Shoes - Shoe the Bear, consignment; worn same day!
Getting my picture on while L is a goofball.
I pointed out afterwards that perhaps the guys was commenting on my jacket? It's slightly more awesome than his Bruins coat!
Look at the symmetry of the pattern! It makes my heart sing. Such amazing detail.
While we were standing in line to get in, the lady trading in our tickets said, "Aren't you the colourful one?"
- Scarf - Portolano, thrifted
- Leather/cashmere gloves - consignment
- Leather purse - Danier, thrifted
- Earrings - consignment
- Rings - Wendy Brandes
One of my earrings made a break for it at the intermission, while we were chatting with the artist we were there to see! I had to ask him to move so that I could retrieve it from under his chair. I swapped out rubber back stops later to keep them on more securely.
Oh, and in case you were wondering where the title of this outfit came from...
We went to the Oak Bay Rec Centre lounge to see Matt Patershuk (link here, 'cause I love, as with all my links), a Canadian blues/folk/country musician. If that's your wheelhouse, music-wise, here's the YouTube link to the opening number that he played.
In the picture above is (from left to right):
- Daniel Lapp - a local musical genius who stepped in and joined this jam for the evening (link about him here, and you might remember him from his brief appearance in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics opening ceremony, here - he's the dude in the spiky mohawk)
- Matt Patershuk - he wears this embroidered shirt in pictures a lot, so I was happy to see him wearing it for the show - that's why I wore my jacket!
- Steve Dawson - Patershuk's producer, and guitar aficionado
Lapp played about 5 different instruments throughout the night, including this Stroh violin.
We got to meet Matt at intermission, and he graciously let us take a picture.
Check out L's review of Matt's album "If Wishes Were Horses" here, as well as his review of the show, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It helped that it was a "listening only" venue, meaning (as the event producer told us), SHUT UP. No talking allowed during the show, and they enforced it! What a great idea - I've had shows just ruined by idiots chattering around me.
We walked home from the show afterwards in the crisp evening. It was a fun night, but a really long day, so I slept in and did not do my Mental Health Walk - but I did a lot of walking on Saturday to make up for it!
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go!
- Leather jacket - Burberry, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in November for brunch and shopping
- Sweater - Sonia Rykiel, consignment; last seen here in January with slouchy plaid
- Skirt - Pink Martini, consignment; last worn here in March with green bookends
- Boots - Matisse, consignment; last seen here with this jacket in November
Right down to the pigtails, this is a nearly identical outfit to this one here. Different sweater and skirt, but otherwise, same formula.
I love wearing this jacket when it's rainy out - it completely blocks the water.
- Hat - Delux
- Scarf - Danier, thrifted
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
After we ate, I headed off to do my Christmas shopping for Mom and my nieces and nephew.
Geared up for a busy day.
- Leather bag - vintage 80s, vintage mall
- Belt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment
- Hoops - consignment
And you can see I've changed the earring backs - no more escape acts.
I picked up a book for myself on my travels, as well as these fabulous trouser socks.
I had just enough time for a half-hour nap before we got dressed for my company gala holiday party. I did a test-run of all my gown options a few days earlier, and this is the dress that I settled on. Goddess gown to the rescue!
- Dress - Banana Republic, consignment; purchased here (new, with tags) for $20.00
- Shoes - Sol Sana; last seen here (3rd outfit) for my birthday party in October
- Coat (below) - Hilary Radley, thrifted; last worn here a couple of days ago
I didn't feel like anything tight or clingy. I swooshed about dramatically all evening.
Showing off my double slit action.
With my purse - I mixed my metals with gold and silver.
With my walking accoutrements - I swapped out the shoes for my Doc Martens for walking to and from the hotel, about 30 minutes each way.
- Cashmere beret - Club Monaco, thrifted
- Pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
- Gloves - consignment
- Purse - Reiss, thrifted
- Belt - vintage, thrifted
- Necklace/bracelet/earrings - Sherman "Aurora Borealis" finish, 14K gold, Grandma J's, vintage 60s
- Rings - Wendy Brandes
This parure is one of my treasures from Grandma J - it still has its original box, from the Hudson's Bay Company.
L and I looking spiffy.
More photo booth pictures - L and I do these every year (our fridge is covered with them!).
This is our Rock and Roll picture.
Our Serious picture.
And my favourite, our Lovey faces.
I hope you had a wonderful long weekend!