Hello, my friends! It's been a lovely and relaxing weekend, as I surrounded myself with friends and family to help soothe my Rage and get me back on an even keel.
- Fleece dress - Kenzo, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in December 2018 for brunch
- Boots - Minnetonka, thrifted; last seen here in February 2019 with my PANK dress
- Coat (below) - L'Atiste, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in December 2019
I adore this dress - it's the thickest fleece I've ever felt. Several of my coworkers felt it and were suitably impressed.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style.
The tiger itself is embroidered and is rather rigid - several people who saw me sitting asked me to stand up so that they could admire him (rar!).
Pockets! I am also wearing a short skirt-slip under it due to the open, short, flared shape.
Outerwear - in retrospect, not the most insulating coat I own, but because of the flared skirt on the dress, I needed something with room for that. I usually wear a cropped or short jacket with this.
- Cashmere toque - Club Monaco, thrifted
- Cashmere pashmina - Portolano, thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
- Earrings - consignment
After work on Friday, L and I trekked down to Outlooks for Men where he bought two new suits for work, and then we went for Thai food for dinner. We spent the evening playing boardgames and listening to music. It was heaven.
On Saturday, I passed on Mental Health Walking on black ice near the water (no, thank you!), and instead of brunch, L and I caught the bus and met up with my family at Montana's restaurant to celebrate my brother Dave's 50th birthday.
- Vest - Pink Martini, consignment; first worn here in December 2019
- Dress - Karen Millen, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in October 2019 for dinner at Mac and Petra's
- Boots - Truths Teah, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) for brunch in December 2019
- Coat (below) - Vassali, consignment; last seen here in October 2019
A nice stretchy stripey wool dress, and then the layered light grey knit vest/duster over it.
I felt badly about it until I saw that I'd only paid $12.50 for it and wore it twice. I'm good with $6.25 per wear.
I like this look, so I'll probably keep my eyes peeled for another long grey vest for layering.
Outerwear - it's quite a lot warmer and most of the snow is in dirty, slushy piles. It even started to rain.
- Fur boa - thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Leather purse - Danier, thrifted
- Necklace - Dots
- Earrings - gift from Lise
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
I took a few pictures of my brother - Happy Birthday, Cowboy! I did a tribute to my little brother for his 40th birthday, 10 years ago (here, including why I call him Cowboy)
Montana's is a steakhouse-themed restaurant - note the deer head behind Dave.
Dave and his two youngest daughters.
My nephew Matt is 25 and the oldest of Dave's kids.
All three girls - Zoe (on the right, 21) arrived late.
All of us.
And with me.
I wrote "Happy Birthday, Dave" at my spot.
|"Really. More pictures."|
The server noticed and brought Dave a bowl of ice cream, a chocolate cookie and caramel sauce all over it.
|"If I give it to you, you have to share the cookie."|
All the best to my dear bro!
As I wore the same outfit for Winesday (minus the vest), and I spent Sunday watching the NFL football playoffs, that's it for outfits! I really needed a quiet weekend, and this was just right.
Thank you so much for dropping by!
Pretty clothes. Thanks for sharing your family photos. You and your brother look alike: your facial features are similar (in my view). Nice post.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ally! Really? My brother looks like my grandfather, and I look a lot like my mom, so I guess that is the genetic connection. We have never really looked like siblings.Delete
How fun you could all celebrate for your brother's birthday! I really like that outfit too - the pink dress is fun but the long dress and vest look so good together. What a shame the boots ruined the vest! I hope you can find another to replace it.ReplyDelete
It was nice to see the fam. Thanks, Mica - I'm sure I can find an even better one - I wasn't that enamoured with the knit due to snag issues, anyway.Delete
That's a yummy Kenzo dress, raaahhhrr! Your family pics are sweet, and there's a family resemblance among you, in the best ways. Stay fab, xoReplyDelete
Thank you, Patti! Ha, we don't see any resemblance - maybe we're too close to see it?Delete
There is certainly nothing like fleece for warmth and your tiger fleece is spectacular! How sad that the fringed boots and sweater vest have to go, but I've been reading your blog long enough to know that you will find even better replacements and I look forward to seeing what you discover.ReplyDelete
How wonderful that you could give your brother the best present of all for his birthday; time together!
Agreed, Nana - thank you! Camille loved the boots, and I know I'll find a better long vest now that it's on my radar.Delete
He was happy that we were able to make it!
That fleece Kenzo dress really is something else, I've never seen anything like it. In spite of the tricky skater dress shape, it looks amazing on you, although I'm hearing you on it having no stretch whatsoever. I love the purple tights with it, and those boots. It's a shame they're too high, but lucky Camilla! Your family together for your brother's birthday looks lots of fun, and I'm admiring the Karen Millen dress, which looks perfect with the long vest and that fabulous necklace. Lovely though embellished boots are, I've given up on them, as they are constantly ruining my tights! xxxReplyDelete
It's quite amazing, isn't it? Thank you - I tend to style it the same way every time. My feet were DONE with the boots by the time I got home, and Camille was delighted to get them this morning. I love the Karen Millen dress - it's amazing quality. I'll have to be more careful with the boots - I find that issue with any shoes/boots with buckles too.Delete
Well I wanted to know more about Winesday! I have the save boots without the fringe, but very high wedged heel. I love them a lot but no one sees that it's a high heel!ReplyDelete
It's a group of women...we meet every 6 weeks or so. Everyone brings a bottle of wine (or whatever else they want to drink) and a small dish of food to share. It's lovely!Delete
My feet are strongly rebelling against anything higher than 2.5" these days, sadly. Thanks, Nancy!
Happy birthday, Dave!ReplyDelete
It looks like a really lovely family get together, Sheila. The only one missing was Vizzini...
I loved both of your dresses. So warm and snuggly; I've seen some shocking pictures of the snow in Canada - no wonder you're sick of it!
What a shame about the vest but I'm sure you'll find a replacement soon.
Thank you so much, Vronni! It was lovely. I don't think Vizzini would have enjoyed it, lol. We did miss getting any pictures of him this weekend, though! Uh-oh, he'll be miffed.Delete
Thank you! Our snow is all gone now, thank goodness. Ah, it's okay, I'll find another vest, or something even better.
love your fleece dress with the amazing pink accessories and purple tights, such a fab outfit (and toasty!). I think you look (particularly) gorgeous in this dress and it has even Pockets!ReplyDelete
Also love your striped dress and how cute it looks with the vest, sorry that it was damaged (but hope you will find another one soon, or even a better one!). I think all we have some embellishments or accessories which have snagged clothes, knits or tights, sigh!!
Happy Birthday to Dave!, and glad that you had a lovely time with your family!, they look lovely!
Aw, thank you, hon! It's a big statement of a dress, for sure.Delete
I love that striped dress - it's so comfortable. I'm not too choked up about the vest. I hate it when things snag!
Thank you so much!
How lovely to see all your family! It looks like you had a great time.ReplyDelete
The tiger dress is good fun, and people can't say you haven't given them fair warning...
They are pretty much all right folks. :) It's always good to see them.Delete
Thank you! Ha!
That skater Kenzo dress looks amazing on you. I like the maxi striped dress as well. You are always dressed to impress. Lovely family pics.ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you, Ivana! it's such a good piece. The striped sweater dress is one of my favourites. Thanks!Delete
That's a shame about the vest as it looks really good layered over the striped dress (which is still one of my fave pieces in your closet). The bold Kenzo dress is a challenge to wear but it makes me happy when you wear it. I love a "skater dress" shape but they don't work all that well on me either. However, if I found a pink fleece one, I would damn well make it work ;)ReplyDelete
Yeah, it was really annoying - I thought I could save it, but it's just too wrecked. I'm hoping for a long faux fur, wouldn't that be cool? I love the striped dress, but yes, I get the skater dress thing...L bought me this one because he liked it on me, otherwise I would not have gotten it.Delete
My little brother is called Dave and he is 50 this year too!! xReplyDelete
Get out! How weird is that, Fay!Delete