It was in the cards for me to go visit Karen this afternoon, but it was not meant to be. I did my Mental Health Walk early in the morning, had brunch and a shower, and then walked to town to get groceries.
- Dress - Etro, vintage 90s, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in May 2019 with yellow flats
- Cardigan - Ports, vintage 80s, consignment; last worn here in April with primary and madras
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in July 2019 for pre- and post-Ulti
I adore this stretchy soft dress - isn't that an amazing print?
I'm wearing a navy blue vintage slip under it for smoothing and a bit of extra warmth.
I hate wearing sunblock, so I'll always try to find a jacket or something to cover myself. I did 'block up my chestal region.
I tied this vintage hand-rolled silk scarf and used it to cover my chest from the sun.
- Eelskin cuff - vintage 80s, thrifted (mine, donated decades ago, and re-found!)
- Glass earrings - local
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
I had a good look around Vanity Fair Antique Mall on Fort Street - it's full of cases of things that local folks and vintage dealers sell. There's a mix of jewelry, household items, clothing and memorabilia and collectibles. It's a wondrous array, and I nearly always find something.
I spotted these black leather boots and gasped. My size! Also, that is a GREAT walking boot.
these ones), but they're a dressier style, and are slippy to wear in the rain.
These have been resoled with Topys, either from wear or to keep them from being too slippery.
Here they are on. They are going into the fall/winter stash for wearing with tights and miniskirts. The outer zipper is decorative (the inside zipper is for getting them on), and the upper buckle is adjustable.
I'm begrudgingly giving L first dibs on this suede coat.
It's totally going to fit L. SIGH.
Snaps down the front.
This dotted trim is a kazillion little metal studs.
It's by Cripple Creek, which is still around. This label was created in 1994, and they specialize in Western-themed apparel.
Edit: Dang, it looked amazing on him. Well, Happy Birthday, love!
Flush with my therapeutic time looking at glittery rhinestone jewelry and other pretty things, I strolled home in the sunshine to blog. Blogging gives me routine and a sense of normalcy - it's a happy habit.
We're going to look at all the ways I've worn this dress since I first bought it here in October 2016 for $6.00. Yes, ETRO. They're one of THE big names in fashion and their dresses start at over $1,000 and go up to $4,000...I did not add an extra zero. I freaked out when I found this at the St. Vincent de Paul - I knew the name because I already had a jacket by them (this one).
It did not have an entirely successful first outing in October 2016.
Trying again in April 2017. Because this dress has so many colours in it, it's really easy to pick out different ones for matching to it.
I often wear it with yellow - this is in June 2017. I'm wearing my navy vintage slip with it and ended up hoiking the dress up all day. That's a big neckline (very 90s).
Because it's a very light fabric, I only wear this in spring/summer.
You'll recognize this from the Earhart Flashback (here) yesterday. This was in July 2018.
In September 2018, with my blue velvet boots.
|"I protest the lack of Cat in this post."|
I wore this outfit for a Winesday, and wore today's cobalt blue cardi with it.
And finally, last May 2019.
Including today's outfit, I've worn this dress 8 times, bringing it to 75 cents per wear. It still has lots of wear in it, though!
Before I left the house this afternoon, I went looking for Vizzini.
|"WHAT IS IT, WOMAN?"|
Ooh, someone's cranky! How about a nice head scritch, bud?
|"Oh, very well."|
I'll be back on Sunday - have a lovely weekend, everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by, and also big hugs for all your support and love. Much appreciated.