The weekend is here, my friends! I hope it's nice and warm and sunny where you are - if not, I'll send you some, as it's been plenty hot here in the past few days.
A couple of quick house-keeping things to note:
- I've updated some of my tabs at the top of the main page, including updating my favourite blogs - please check out my friends' sites and say hello!
- My updates were prompted by hearing that the best consignment store in town - My Sister's Closet - closed during the recent pandemic lock-down. It had been in operation for 36 years, and I am just crushed to see it go. They did not have any online presence, and that plus no customers...I can't imagine that profits in second-hand clothing stores are that big. So sad...
- Some of my favourite local stores have re-opened: Ditch Records, Oscar & Libby's gifts, Dots, and Upcycle consignment. Please put on a mask, use hand-sanitizer, and patronize your local stores, to help them stick around!
On Thursday, I did my usual morning Mental Health Walk, but instead of heading straight down to get groceries in my workout gear (not klassy or classy), I showered, put my face on, and got dressed.
- Jacket - Le Tigre, thrifted; first seen here in June 2019 with matching fuchsia heels
- Sweater - Kersh, with screenprint by Pena, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in September 2019 for brunch
- Skirt - Angeleye, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in July 2019 with pink and more white
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last seen here and worn many times during our trip to Portland, Oregon in September 2019
I ended up loving the bomber jacket (and yes, I cut that white tag out of the inside lining), and it's a keeper now.
The white high-low skirt was perfect for a hot day, and I enjoyed it billowing around my bare legs. The "stripes" you see in the fabric are woven sections of squared mesh.
I'm doing a quick flashback below of all the ways I've worn the jelly-deer sweater, but I also sported an important accessory: a mask!
- Purse - Danier Leather, thrifted
- Earrings - furniture store
- Turquoise ring - local
- Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
As well as shopping for L's gifts, I may have bought a few things for myself...hee hee. We'll get to that shortly, but first....
I bought this sparkly sweater for $16.95 in April 2017, here, and have worn it 10 times in 3 years, bringing it to $1.70 per wear.
I tend to pick out the turquoise of the jelly-deer screen-print in my accessories.
One of the few times I went matchy with the bottom.
My infamous "Princess Jelly-Deer" outfit was hugely popular with my coworkers - yes, I wore this to work, back in May 2018.
In August 2018, I paired it with mustard.
I pack the jelly-deer away in the winter months - it's a very thin sweater, and not warm. This was April 2019.
|"Hey, it's me!"|
The outfit is all pulled together with my fabulous Christian Lacroix (for Desigual, are you shocked?) jacket.
A simple swooshy skirt for a weekend look - this was in May 2019.
My first time wearing green with it, in August 2018 - this metallic lace skirt has been with me a long time, maybe 10 years? I'll have to do a flashback when I wear it again.
In fact, here they are again, with a casual weekend outfit, in September 2019, the last time I wore the jelly-deer.
End of Flashback!
So, yes, I bought myself a few things while I was out! Dots has 30% off on all their stock right now, and I remembered that I needed purples to go with my boots that I wore here on Monday, so I was scanning for it in their racks.
It's by Kersh and was $13.99 with the discount.
While I saw and tried on lots of purple-y things, only that cardigan and this blouse made the cut.
I'm helpfully showing the dropped shoulder ruffle that goes down to the waist, and the sheer sleeves. The fabric is polyester, and it has a very vintage-y 1970s or 80s feel.
This is by InWear and was also $13.99, originally retailing for $88.00. It's called the Hilma shirt.
You know I had to take a long look at this craziness.
It says, "Life is a journey."
It's by Ness and was $20.99 with the discount.
I cannot resist a simple dress - they are so versatile.
It's got pockets!
It's also by InWear, and as you can see, it's washable.
It was $20.99.
I could not resist these striped pants. I also tried on a skirt in this pattern, but didn't like the cut (too long on me).
The legs are really wide...
They're by Eleonora Amadei, and they were made in Italy.
This skirt will probably get one wearing soon, and then I'll store it away for fall. It's a little too dark for my spring/summer wardrobe.
Please, you had me at "sparkly elastic waistband"!
It's by Cream and was $9.99.
I quickly popped in to Upcycle when I saw they were open, and this is the first thing I saw.
It's by Ruby Cho, a brand which appears to have existed around the very early 00s, 2001-ish.
You know who else loves fringe?
|"Is it me?"|
Yes, it is! He's eaten so much fringe in my closet in his 9 years! I can think of at least three fringed pieces he chomped on. I'll be keeping this jacket far away from our little monster.
|"Well, you're no fun, Woman!"|
Sure, I am, bud. Just not about you and fringe.
Friday! I had to wear my new lilac cardigan right away.
- Cardigan - Kersh; purchased above for $13.99
- Blouse - Le Chateau, consignment; first worn here in February with early pastels
- Trousers - Lina Kraun, thrifted; first worn here earlier this month with a navy cape
- Shoes - Leith, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in a column of tulle ruffles for Mom's birthday a few weeks ago
I love the vibrant pastel - is that an oxymoron? - lilac of this cardi. Regular pastels are tricky on me.
- Bracelets - thrifted
- Amethyst/gold/silver ring - gift from Dad, c. 1985
- Amethyst/silver ring - vintage mall
- Pearl/gold ring - Erth, consignment
- Crystal/silver ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
And now, my friends, I'm off to enjoy my weekend.
|"Stop blathering and feed me, Woman!"|
Happy weekend to you - I'll be back on Sunday with tales of adventure!