Due to yesterday/Monday being a stat holiday, and finicky things with how I submit my timesheet, I had to go into the office today to make up a portion of my weekly hours.
- Dress - Desigual Gracey, vintage expo; last worn here (2nd outfit) in May 2019 to the Ulti field
- Shoes - Camper; last seen here in April with green and orange
- Coat (below) - Tangerine Jill, thrifted; last worn here earlier this month
I have been disappointed in Desigual's new output in the last 10 years or so, as their clothing quality seems like it's deteriorated: cheaper fabrics, not putting print on the back (I loathe dresses/skirts/tops with plain black backs!) and overall less well-made. I have several older pieces of theirs that are superbly made, so when I spot one, I tend to buy it.
here in early October 2016, for $30.00. It's so not vintage! It's probably from the early to mid-00s.
There were only 3 people in my office for the three hours I was there, so thank goodness I didn't have to go through the usual question: Is this a top and skirt? No, they're really all connected.
Pockets! This is the first time I've rolled the sleeves up and buttoned the tab - that took me back to the mid-80s, as I had a teal shirt that did that.
|"Where did the Man go?"
Vizzini tried to escape into the hall again this morning. Little devil-cat!
Before we get to today's outerwear, here are all the ways I've worn this dress before (again, I haven't linked to the previous posts; if that's your jam, then use the the "last seen/worn here" links above).
October 2016: Since the dress has a lot of colours, it goes with pretty much any pair of shoes and belt. I'm pleased that I have done so many variations!
January 2017: The dress originally came with a matching mixed pattern sash belt - it has two same-fabric belt-loops - but it was missing when I bought it. I find the belt loops are set too high for me, so I like a belt to lower the waist to a more comfy point.
May 2017: I went all matchy with my turquoise accessories here, including these shoes.
August 2017: Red is also a dominant colour in the pattern. Red accessories and green/black shoes, even though there is very little green in the pattern.
January 2018: I kept the dress out for winter, and layered a vintage slip (the orange bits at the bottom) under it, and wore my baby blue studded jean jacket over it for warmth.
March 2018: Matching oranges - there's today's belt.
July 2018: This outfit was for Pride Week, so I piled on colourful accessories, none of them matching. I'm a rainbow!
May 2019: And the last time I wore it, last year.
Today's outfit is the 9th wearing, so my cost-per-wear is down to just over $3.00 a wear. Not bad!
And here's today's outerwear. This linen/cotton coat is so nice and bright.
- Belt - vintage 80s, thrifted
- Cuff/ring - vintage 60s, Italy, vintage mall
- Earrings - vintage expo
The earrings are clip-ons, and are wood. They are very light and comfortable to wear.
Last night, I couldn't find Vizzini. Finally, I spotted him, melting on the deck.
|"This is my new favourite spot."
He likes that the chair gets part shade, part sun. Temperature control!
When he wants full sun, he sits on his big post. I caught him just as he woke up.
|"First, a good upper body workout."
He usually jumps to the ground from here.
|"I can exist on two levels at once."
I'll have to see if I can cajole him into a cuddle while I read this afternoon. Here, kitty, kitty!