Today was a frustrating and annoying day. I'm glad it's over.
- Dress - Ichi; last worn here (2nd outfit) in February for a quick Valentine's dinner
- Boots - Effortless Sophia, Fluevog; last seen here in September 2019 with soft pink and ruffles
- Leather coat (below) - Jeno de Paris, vintage 60s, thrifted; last worn here in April
Although it's a lovely soft velour (KLASSY), it's not a nice-feeling synthetic. It feels cheap.
this one) of the outfit I had planned was feeling just a smidge too tight (no, I do not regret all the sugar I ingested on the weekend).
So, I made a quick change to a jammy dress - what could go wrong?? - and then hated it all day. Gah.
Before we say our final "au revoir", here's how I wore it. I paid $49.99 for it at Dots, and wore it 6 times total. Not my best buy ever.
For Ronnie's birthday party in February 2017.
Later that week for Valentine's Day 2017 at work.
Summer 2018, with cream/white accessories.
December 2018 for a dinner out with coworkers.
This past Valentine's Day 2019 - the 3rd year in a row!
And a blurry cat! All grey/black accessories there.
I don't hate those outfits, but I kind of feel like I've run out of things to wear with this dress, and with today's annoyances, I'm really done with it...so off it goes, back to the giveaway pile. One of my friends will love it, I'm sure.
End of Flashback!
Back to today's outfit. Thank goodness that this coat was longer than the dress and covered me, as the dress vexatiously rode right up to my waist! Another strike against it...
- Hat - Edward Mann, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Silk scarf - thrifted
- Belt - thrifted
- Silver cuff - thrifted, Powell River
- Steel cuff - thrifted
- Silver necklace/earrings - M&M, consignment, Vancouver
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
- Silver/gold ring - Frances Jewelers, Dad's, c. 1965
Tri-Colour Boots Flashback!
As I realized that I have nothing to wear with these boots, I thought I should revisit some of the ways I've worn them for inspiration. They used to go really well with my purple hair...which I also no longer have!
I wore them in Vancouver twice the weekend I got them, once with lacy tights and my purple suede dress and floral blouse.
I wore them again on the float plane home that weekend, with grey wooly tights and a grey sweater.
My first "real" outfit was in April 2017, when I wore them with this crackle-pattern skirt and an indigo sweater.
I layered the same blouse as the initial two wearings under this pleather dress.
In September 2017, I wore them with that crackle skirt again.
I paired them with my "stained glass" dress and an orange blouse in January 2018 to go to the theatre with Mom.
This is the first time I wore them with this silk velvet dress, in March 2018.
This was in September 2018.
This soft pink blazer matches the back of the boots perfectly; this is the top half of what I'd planned to wear today. I had to skip the jacket because I couldn't find another skirt or bottom to go with it in the 2 minutes I had to get dressed. Panic!
Last time with this velvet dress - this was in August 2019.
I love this outfit - this is the last time I wore the boots, in September 2019.
This made me realize that I need to keep my eyes peeled for more patterns with purple and pink in them, so that I can wear these boots more. As we're headed into warmer weather I probably won't wear them for a few months - lots of time to find new tops and bottoms!