Hello, my friends! Thank you so much for all of your kind words and thoughts and virtual hugs for our dear friend Karen. Much appreciated and welcome.
A small sign of normalcy has returned for L and I: our brunch restaurant, Pluto's Diner, has reopened!
- Wool sweater - Pringle of Scotland, vintage 60s, thrifted, Powell River; last worn here (5th outfit) in February with plaid pants to see two movies
- Skirt - Alex Coleman of California, vintage 70s, consignment; last seen here in April 2019 when I dug up some history on it
- Shoes - Effortless Bebe, Fluevog; last worn here in May with firecracker linen
It was a nice sunny morning by the time we finally got out of the house. I've gotten used to taking my time getting ready, and L was impatiently chiding me to get a move on.
I was slightly disappointed to see that my favourite Huevos Rancheros was not on the reduced menu at Pluto's. It's two corn tortillas, with two sunnyside up eggs, baked beans, melted cheese, garnished with loads of pickled jalapenos, chopped tomatoes, and a dollop of sour cream and homemade guacamole. My mouth was watering, but I had tofu/mushroom eggs Benny on English muffins with a side salad instead. Nearly as good (but I really wanted my Huevos!).
I had a lengthy snooze in the afternoon, and then we had our Zoom call with our friends. Karen is taking visitors, so we're going to try to see her this week. After our hour-long call, L and I played boardgames and listened to music until the wee hours.
- Chain bracelet - thrifted
- Circle bracelet - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection, consignment
- Crystal/silver ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
- Silver/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
- Earrings - gift from Sherri
So, let's take a look at all the times I've worn this amazing skirt. I bought it in February 2015 (here), so I've had it for 5.5 years. I knew when I saw it at the Velvet Crease (at their old location), that it was special. You can see some close-ups of the fabric and labels here, along with a bit of a history of the label/designer.
It's challenging to style, as I'm pretty much limited to teal/turquoise, pink, black, gold and white. This is my first wearing of it, in March 2015 for an Urbanite at the Art Gallery. I see my hair is red with a blonde streak, and shaved on the sides (that's how I discovered that it was actually white!).
This was in August 2015 for my "to the field and brunch" Ultimate Frisbee outfit (I change into my gear at the field). This skirt only gets worn in the warm months, as it's cotton and not very warm. If I had a smaller number of clothes, I'd wear it more!
Another light summer look, with black and white and turquoise accessories, from July 2016.
I'm standing very awkwardly here in September 2016 because I've just had my left arm's tattoo completed that day and my entire arm is puffed up like a sausage. I can barely move it.
The same lace top as above, with simple accessories and shoes - this is in June 2017.
I layered a now-gone-to-Yvonne black tunic over it here in July 2018. My hair is clipped back, but the colour is fading here (and I have my fringe/bangs).
There's that necklace again, in April 2019, and my hair nearly grown out.
I paid $40.00 for this skirt when I bought it in 2015, and I've worn it 8 times now, so down to $5.00 per wear. That feels much better than $40! Although I typically only wear this once or twice a year, it's still a keeper - vintage pieces that are this nice are always worth a special home.
I'm also reminded that I haven't checked on the Velvet Crease lately - oh, good, they are reopening on July 2nd. I'll be there!
The colour was off due to the lateness of the hour, but Vizzini helped L while we set up our game.
|"I'm watching for elastic bands!"|
He recently grabbed an entire deck of cards (with an elastic around them) and absconded to the bedroom with them! What a little monster!