I usually have nothing to do on my Tuesdays off work - I mean, I might get dressed and read or peruse the interwebz, but not actually DO anything. However, now that Victoria is semi-open, instead, I booked a lunch with my former coworker and good friend Betty.
- Coat - Cache, consignment; purchased here on Friday for $45.00
- Top - Talbots, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in August 2019 with striped pants
- Skirt - Andrea Jovine, thrifted; last worn here in August 2019 with a double wrap
- Boots - Matisse, consignment; last seen here in May for Star Wars Day!
I had to haul it to make it to Christie's in time - I ran! Fortunately, I was only a couple of minutes late. Phew! I was sweaty! And it was raining.
After lunch, I had to take a two-bus trip north of town to the Purolator depot to pick up a package that we'd missed yesterday, so knowing I'd be walking and busing all over the place, I started my outfit with walking shoes/boots. Gotta gear up for my adventure!
I thought the weather might ease up enough for me to wear the coat open, but no. I rained nearly all the time I was out.
Especially once I added my red hat.
Into the ditch I went, boots smooshing in the mud, to retrieve my hat. I still managed to climb up out of the ditch and made it to the bus on time! There might have been some swearing behind my mask.
- Hat - vintage 80s, thrifted, Vancouver
- Scarf - Smoking Lily, 1996, gift from Janet
- Purse - Ted Lapidus, vintage 90s, vintage fair
- Pendant - Catawumpus, first wearing, purchased for $25.00
- Earrings - thrifted
After all my frazzling experiences, I required a small bout of retail therapy, so I stopped in at Rich Rags for a thorough browse. I tried on a bunch of things, but only one made it home with me.
I think the fabric is from India. Isn't it lovely?
It's by Zara Woman and was only $10.00.
I honestly thought I'd worn this top more, but today's outfit marks only the 5th time. I first featured it with my Lady Garden of Delight leather skirt in May 2018.
Aside from that first outfit, I have worn the top with trousers every time.
I didn't wear it again until April 2019. I've only had it out for Spring/Summer as it looks best on its own, and is too chilly in the cold months with its unlined sleeves.
Here are those pants from a couple of weeks ago - this was the last time I wore the top, in August 2019.
here in May 2018 for $19.99, on a quick after-work shop that has to be one of my most successful ever, yielding not only this wonderful top, but those Alexander McQueen trousers, and a vintage Sherman set of jewelry. I wish every shop were that successful!