Hello, my friends! I hope you all had a fabulous long weekend. Instead of Weekend Silliness, I have a regular ol' Bigaass Weekend Wrap-Up for you. It hasn't been a silly kind of weekend.
- Jacket - Stella McCartney for Adidas, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in July 2019 with hot pink
- Dress - Sam Edelman, consignment; purchased here for $53.99
- Shoes - Lola Ramona; last worn here in July 2019, the same outfit as the Stella jacket!
As you can tell, I dyed my hair on Friday - it's Feria's smoky pink from the drug store. My white/grey roots were grown out to the point where my pink "wash" stain colour wasn't sticking, so time to give my hair a boost. This will fade out to a pale pink over the next week or so. I did my hair in twists while I did my make-up, so it's got some weird curls going on. Eh, it was windy - didn't care.
It has a lace layer over the yellow lining, with rows of fringe, which are quite fun to play with. I'm a fidgety person - I like clothing that gives me things to fidget with.
As it was windy and it's still a bit chilly, I layered this black and white daisy nylon bomber jacket over it. The daisies have yellow centers.
Zipped and hands in pockets.
- Cuff - vintage fair
- Onyx/silver ring - Tocarra, vintage fair
- Pearl/gold ring - Erth, consignment
- Earrings - vintage, vintage fair
I missed the "bling" picture because someone was being really distracting.
|"What about MEEEEEE??"|
Gee, Vizzini, do you want some attention?
|"This tum isn't going to rub itself, Woman!"|
L and I both dressed up in our spring looks - while I was getting ready and doing my pictures, he chilled out on the couch.
|"The Man loves me more than you."|
L is wearing a very spiffy pair of black and white shoes, floral socks, steel blue pants, a thrifted Desigual shirt, and a lovely pale blue blazer.
|"I am always dressed up."|
Yes, you look very fine in your "tuxedo," Vizzini.
We went for a short stroll through out neighbourhood to visit Nick and Karen.
L in his finery - the rhododendrons are starting to bloom now.
In the far distance, you can see the mountains of Washington State, to the south of Vancouver Island.
I've always loved this house.
Nick and Karen. They are up on their balcony two floors from the ground, so we were maintaining social distancing, don't worry!
We spent a little while talking, and then L and I strolled home.
And I love seeing these
Many of the houses we passed had these "heart" Canada flags in the windows, showing support and togetherness while we weather the pandemic together.
When we got home, Vizzini had barely moved.
|"Like I was going to waste the warm spot the Man left?"|
What a lump!
Saturday afternoon was the perfect time to do L's closet swap for his spring/summer clothes. This is the "Before" picture.
Here's the "After" shot:
All nicely folded, and hung up. Good job, L!
We dusted and cleaned out L's belt buckle collection.
Here's his jewelry box closed - we have to store the key inside it, as "someone" likes to chew on tassels...
This is the inside tray - it holds L's pins on either side, and his rings in the middle.
In the bottom of the box, under the tray, is his collection of vintage cufflinks (some with matching tie-tacks).
Easter Sunday is traditionally when L and I would head over to Mom's house to see my brother and all of his four kids, plus assorted exes, friends and partners. Not this year, unfortunately, so here's What I Would Have Worn.
- Cardigan - Gap, thrifted; purchased here for $14.95
- Cami - not tracked
- Dress - Alfred Sung, vintage early 00s, thrifted; purchased here for $22.95
- Shoes - Sol Sana; last worn here in September 2019 with pixels and polka dots
First wearings for both this new-to-me polka-dotted cardigan and this totally-used-to-be-a-bridesmaid's dress.
Just for fun, here are some previous years' outfits that I wore for Easter at Mom's - I don't seem to have worn anything specifically for Easter from 2008 to 2010, and it looks like we missed 2013 and 2017.
2011: sucking back my coffee. Back in the red hair days.
2012: Aw, there's my old kitty, Inigo - this is not long before he died. This was a very casual look - I still have the t-shirt, although it's strictly for sleeping in winter.
2014: I just gave this vintage strapless dress up last year (it might still be in the giveaway pile, I can't remember), but I have the orange shoes still, as well as the belt. Not the cardi, which went to one of my coworkers, who wears it to work, so I get to visit it.
2015: Ah, my blonde streak has appeared in my hair.
2016: I have most of the jewelry and the funky sandals still from this outfit - looking forward to wearing those again.
2018: Growing my hair out and going lighter.
2019: There, that looks more like me, doesn't it?
Back to this year's look.
I would wear this entire look to work, although not with the hat.
Here's the dress without the cardigan - it's very low-cut, so I layered a black camisole under it to cover up my bra.
That's a very low back.
Black and white bling:
- Hat - Catawampus
- Cuff - Swarovski, consignment, gift from L
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
- Bracelet - Coro, vintage, Mom's
- Jet/rhinestone necklace - Grandma J's, vintage 60s
- Earrings - thrifted
And here's a close-up of the straw/feather hat - it's held on with an elastic (which I didn't even bother to hide, ha ha). My hair is getting longer - I can clip it up at the back again.
I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend - I don't have Easter Monday off, so back to work for me! Thank you so much for stopping by!