Happy Wednesday, my friends! Great news for BC: we are heading for our first stage of loosening restrictions! If you're interested in our plan, it's here - I'm really proud that my province has succeeded in flattening the curve of infection, and as of mid-May, we'll be seeing reopening of service businesses and retail, albeit with safety measures in place.
I feel like we will be observing many of those going forward, or for at least a long time in our future. I don't think things will ever be quite the same, but even so, it feels like the sunshine is breaking through the clouds.
- Jacket - Sarah Pacini, consignment; purchased here for $129.99
- Blouse - Hoss Intropia, consignment; purchased here for $59.99
- Skirt - Banana Republic, consignment; first worn here in February with Etro
- Shoes - Marc; last seen here in November 2019 when I had fits of rage
I love this top - it's so pretty! The flowers are enchanting.
The back is so dramatic!
I amused myself by "writing" on my skirt.
I ended up wearing my new-to-me jacket over it for most of the day.
I like a jacket that looks just as good open as done up.
I only wore it done up when walking to and from the office.
here in October 2013 for $110.00, at Heart & Sole Shoes, one of my favourite local shoe stores. I've worn them so much, I think they deserve a little something special...perhaps...a retrospective?
- Leather/steel cuff - Rimanchik
- Leather/chain wrap - local
- Wood ring - Dots
- Klimt wood ring - consignment
- Earrings - Tania Gleave, Vancouver
In fact, you might see some of them below...in all the times that I've worn these shoes! Get ready for a bunch of outfits - I've grouped them by how I've worn them.
As Accents x 9
Love this outfit.
A red cami, and my red leather cuff.
I only wore this Oscar de la Renta blouse once.
I wore it with this blouse a few times - it has red in the pattern.
I got this dress from Patti of Not Dead Yet Style here in Vancouver in 2015.
I miss this pleather skirt, but it was so cheaply made.
I actually wore a big red swing coat over this, but this is the outfit (minus the hat) that I wore to the office.
I loved these vintage high-waisted velvet pants but they got a jam stain that not even the dry cleaner could get out.
The most recent look - hair changes! - with my Alexander McQueen trousers.
With Plaid x 8
Red and tartan/plaid are such a natural combo.
I wore the shoes with this skirt twice.
This is one of my favourite looks.
With Another Solid Red Piece x 7
Remember this skirt?
I'm sure this was for Valentine's Day.
With red leather pants.
This polka dot silk skirt reads as a solid red.
With Florals x 7
I seek out patterns that go with red - I have a lot of red shoes, not just these ones.
Pulling out colours from the pattern is an easy trick.
A rare polo-neck on me (it's ultra-fuzzy angora).
This is a nearly identical outfit to the blue skirt at the top.
Adding all those up, that's 31 times I've worn these shoes, not including today's outfit. That's $3.46 per wear, and as good an argument as any to splurge on good quality shoes.
I had taken these shoes out of my closet after the last wearing, as they felt too high and gave me some foot pain. I didn't have any pain today, so they are staying! Hooray!