Hello, my friends! I'm back and I'm in...black! I didn't even realize until I uploaded all my photos that I wore a heck of a lot of black this weekend.
Here's Friday's outfit - as you can see, I did Funky Friday instead of Casual Friday.
- Sweater - Club Monaco, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in December 2019 with pattern-mixing
- Skirt - 3.1 Philip Lim, thrifted; first worn here in September 2019 with blue ruffles
- Boots - BCBG Max Azria; last seen here (2nd outfit) in December 2019 for a post-brunch shop
- Coat (below) - L'Atiste, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here a few days ago
This skirt is complicated to wear because it's really short (it is lined, with silk!).
I also like my shoulder "wings".
Outerwear - it was pretty warm and even sunny in spots on Friday, so the hat was a bit hot.
- Hat - M&S Collection, consignment, Powell River
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Silver cuff - thrifted, Powell River
- Silver/acrylic cuff - Alexis Bittar, consignment, Vancouver
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
L and I had a quiet night in on Friday, playing board games and listening to music. We went for brunch on Saturday at Pluto's, and then I went for a wee shop after.
- Sweater - Dalkeith, vintage 60s, thrifted; last worn here in December 2019 with another black and tan skirt
- Skirt - no label, consignment; first worn here in October 2019 with old velvet
- Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last seen here in December 2019 with shiny paisley
- Coat (below) - Rodarte for Opening Ceremony, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in December 2019
Sadly, this will be the last wearing of this lovely vintage sweater - it has a couple of small holes, including one right in the centre of my chest. Not one I can hide or repair, aw...
here, pic link), and I wore it 19 times, so that's just over 55 cents per wear. I'm good with that, although I will miss this piece.
I loved swishing my skirt around as I walked around town.
Outerwear - I thought of this outfit as the Flamenco Ringmaster.
Look, I have tails! No pockets, though - so annoying on a coat!
- Necklace, bracelet - Matisse/Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair, thrifted
- Brooch - thrifted
- Earrings - vintage fair
The second hand stores are mostly still clearing out their winter stock, so I am being really picky. I found a few things at WIN.
I found this beaded belt in a drawer and gasped.
I know this name - Henry Birks! He's the founder of the famous Canadian jewelry store that's been around for over 140 years.
The reason I know the name is that this is now the second Henry Birks belt I own.
here in 2009!) for $20.00.
I know I just bought a blue mock-neck sweater (this one), but when you find a good one, you get it!
It is 100% cotton and is by Beechers Brook (aw, I remember that brand from when I worked at Fairweather!).
After my little shop, I came home and put my outfit together for Greg's birthday party. L and I went for dinner with Cat/Ross, Yvonne/Randall and Nick (Karen was stuck home sick) at Milestones before we grabbed a couple of cabs to the party.
This is my outfit for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style.
I planned my outfit around this black suede fringed skirt - it's been much trickier than expected to style since I bought it.
- Jacket - Frank Lyman; last worn here in November 2019 with plaid and red
- Blouse - Spense, consignment; last seen here in November 2019...with this jacket!
- Skirt - Lamarque, consignment; purchased here for $32.50
- Boots - Prepare Hi Adventure, Fluevog; last worn here for Hallowe'en in October 2018
Just the blouse and skirt. As I mentioned earlier, all my black tights are toast, so I had to go with bright blue. Why not?
|"We need to talk about the lack of cat pictures in this post, Woman."|
Jacket on, worn open.
See? Much fringe.
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Bag - Danier Leather, thrifted
- Silver/onyx ring - Tocarra, vintage fair
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Earrings - thrifted
On Sunday, I was up early (after going to bed at 2am!) to walk to town to get groceries, and then walk to Fairfield to meet up with Sandra for a shop at My Sister's Closet.
- Top - Jean Paul Gaultier, vintage 90s, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in November 2019 for Book Club
- Angora dress - Ralph by Ralph Lauren, vintage 90s, thrifted; first worn here for a vintage fair outing in November 2019
- Booties - Gabor; last seen here (2nd outfit) a couple of weeks ago to see the Beaches
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather, consignment; last worn here a week or so ago
No one saw me like this - I only took my coat off when I was trying things on.
Outerwear - I hate carrying an umbrella, especially when it's windy, so I plonked my snug-fitting hat on.
- Hat - Deluxe, Saanich Fair
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Purse - Danier Leather, thrifted
- Bling - as above
Again, I didn't find a ton of stuff, which is fine. Sandra got a complete outfit, and was happy - I always feel bad when I take someone shopping and they don't find anything!
I also found this very pretty floral sleeveless top. It has a big loose ruffle around the neckline.
It's by Le Chateau and was made in Canada. It's fully-lined and is washable polyester.
I tried to get Sandra to try this sweater dress on, but it was way too purple for her.
To make up for my egregious lack of cat pictures this weekend, please enjoy some silliness with my fringed skirt.
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Love that last pic with the fringe skirt, how fun! And I like how you wore a lot of black but none of the outfits were boring - you are so good at picking pieces with interest and making them work well together! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mica! I whipped that fringe around all night, as you can well imagine! Aw, thank you, I appreciate that.Delete
Love the swooshing pics of the fringe!!! Those blue tights really give your gorgeous party oufit some extra zing :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Cynthia! I liked the blue tights too. So fun. :)Delete
From one non-causal wearer to another - you look blinking fantastic. Keeping flying the flag for us gals who live to dress up!ReplyDelete
Love the drama of your fringed skirt and the incredible Star Trek-y shoulders in the first outfit, the ruffled skirt with the killer vintage sweater are a class act and that cobalt blue and embroidered biker jacket combo are fabulous.
Love the wind swept hair, you should be belting out a power ballad in an 1980s rock video!
Great finds, as always, love that Henry Birks belt and your blue ribbed jumper.
Have a fab week, Sheila! xxx
Aw, thanks, Vix! I'll keep that fancy flag flying! Thanks so much - they were all fun outfits to wear. Ha, my hair never looks that good! But I can picture belting "Total Eclipse of the Heart" into my hairbrush!Delete
Thank you! Happy week to you too, Vix!
Wow, all three of these skirts are superb. They appeal to me in particular. And I always love how you use tights to enhance outfits. Tights are my favorite item and I jump a little when I see you wear them so well.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Ally! I have a bit of a black skirt thing, so it was fun to wear them all in one weekend. You'll love my purple tights today. ;-PDelete
Looking so great in black, Sheila! That fringed skirt is a stunner and i adore the "ringmaster" coat - a brilliant silhouette. xoxReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Patti!Delete
Lovely outfits all, Sheila. I think my favourite was the party wear; I love that Royal blue colour. What a shame there weren't some black opaque tights in that bin as that would have sorted your shortage out very cheaply! The new belt is rather magnificent and I loved the sweater dress.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Vronni! I spent a while working on the party outfit, and enjoyed the result. Ah, there are never black tights in second-hand shops!Delete
Thanks! I love the belt as well, and stay tuned, as I'm wearing the purple dress today!
We don't really need a reason to dress up, don't we? I wouldn't even know how to dress casually. I'm loving Friday's winged jumper and those incredible boots, and the hat you wore with the plaid coat is magnificent. Total love for Saturday's Flamenco Ringmaster outfit as well. That skirt! That coat! Wonderful stuff! And then there's Saturday nights ruffly and fringe-y outfit. Together with that embroidered leather jacket, I'm swooning. Lovely finds too, especially the purple sweater dress and the belt, which is stunning! Wishing you a great start to the week, my dear! xxxReplyDelete
No, we certainly do not! No excuses needed for me to dress up! Thank you so much, Ann - I'm so glad you enjoyed them all. I wish that jacket were leather, but it's just plastic/PVC/pleather.Delete
I van t imagine nog dressing up for a party, how casual it will be! I love the flamenco skirt with that gorgeous sweater. Such a pity that there is a hole in it! And the blue blouse with the fringes skirt is a fantastic combination! Gorgeous jacket too!ReplyDelete
I know, right, Nancy? I always dress up for a party! Thank you - I know, I'm so sad about that hole but it's not fixable. I love that embroidered jacket!Delete
What a busy weekend you’ve had, Shiela!ReplyDelete
I like your JPG top – it looks like something out of space! So cool!
Brown tights are always hard to find. I would’ve snapped them right up too. X
So busy, Jess! I need a quiet weekend soon, but they never seem to happen. Thanks, I love that top - it's great for layering. Agreed, brown tights are always useful.Delete
I love it all, specially skirts, flamenco mostReplyDelete
I really like all of these outfits. The first one is so attractive. I like the lace details on the skirt paired with lace tights. Great look. The second outfit you wore is very pretty, I like the uneven skirt. The third one is so cool and fun. The leather jacket really tied that look together. PLus, I love the combo of blue and black.ReplyDelete
I love that first outfit. Very creative, lots to see. I like that.ReplyDelete
And the silliness with your fringed skirt shows very well it is perfect for dancing.
Thank you so much, Greetje. I love lots of details in my outfits too.Delete
I twirled in it a few times! Gotta love a swingy fringed skirt!
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You have an enviable copper bling collection. Too bad about the vintage sweater - it's such a lovely colour and fit. Hopefully you'll find a substitute. I've never come across any of those beaded Henry Birks belts ever - nice find! Excellent flying fringe action capture.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Shelley! It's a fun thing to collect. I know, I really love it, but I have been buying some replacement pieces for sweaters that have been getting a bit too worn. I know, I was so excited to find it tucked away!Delete
What a lovely day. It sounds like you two had a terrific outing. I firmly believe that sometimes the memories one makes on a day out with a good friend far outweighs whether or not anything was purchased.ReplyDelete
Yes, it was a fun time - we both did well too, which is a nice bonus. Thanks, Autumn!Delete
Oh wow I love that beaded belt you found - i can imagine it being heavy- Today i sneaked out and went to a consignment shop nearby and saw a really heavy beaded dress, it was at least 7 pounds - I am waiting for it to go on sale.ReplyDelete
What a fun pic that last one is !! its all that swoosh factor.
Thanks, Lorena - I look at those beaded dresses and almost always pass them by as they're so delicate.Delete