It felt so weird to be at work on a Thursday! Now, just a short few hours tomorrow and the long weekend will be here! I celebrated by wearing a new top.
- Top - Urban Outfitters, consignment; purchased here for $23.99
- Cami - not tracked
- Jeans - Jean's by Jean Paul Gaultier, vintage 90s, vintage shop, Vancouver; last worn here in November 2019 with vintage Balmain
- Shoes - "I Know" Star Wars by Irregular Choice, gift from my mother-in-law; last worn here in May with a cape and linen
I have fallen in love with this lumberjack wrap top.
And because of the slightly cropped effect of the wrap, I was able to wear them with these fun sailor pants.
- White gold earrings - Frances Jewelers, 10th anniversary gift from L
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
These wonderful pants/jeans are vintage 90s Jean Paul Gaultier. I did not know that his 2020 runway collection was actually his last, as after 50 years he retired. If you're not familiar with Gaultier as a designer, I found a lovely Vogue note here, including a slideshow of his 1997 runway show (wow, some very cool stuff I would wear!).
Purchased here in March 2018 on one of our anniversary jaunts to Vancouver for $55.00, it was one of those times when you find such a treasure that you run out of the store giggling, hoping they don't realize their error in selling them to you. Those moments are rare!
They were upstairs in a very crammed and disorganized vintage store, tucked behind a bunch of pants in a corner, barely visible, but I spotted the orange stitching on the cuff.
I love the lace-up back - so late 90s/early 00s. It can be tightened up for a snug fit. They are very high-waisted.
I've had these for two years, but today was the first time I realized that there is no outside seam down the leg - they are made of only two pieces of fabric! Aside from the the linings and pockets, each leg is one single swath of material. That is some impressive design!
See, this is the Jean's reference - they're his jeans, Jean's jeans, get it? I love the little skull and crossbones - the entire waistband has this ribbon.
A good look at the back.
The rivets say Jean's Gaultier.
You can see the nice tight twill weave of the fabric there too - it feels expensive. They are such nice quality. What a find!
I wore them right away, in April 2018, embracing the sailor-y aspect of them.
Deja shoe! There are today's shoes in my Star Wars Day outfit in May 2018. Awesome leather jacket on.
This was in August 2018, ready to head out to a movie with Elaine.
Double Gaultier! This shirt is a menswear Gaultier that I picked up for $7.99 on sale at Flavour Upstairs - I think this the only time I wore it. It's one of Yvonne's favourites now.
Another striped top (I have two that are nearly the same) and discovering that this cropped silhouette works with the pants.
Another outfit - this one from September 2019 - showing my bright outerwear over my cashmere tee.
And this is the last time I wore them, in September 2019.
Mathy stuff: Including today's outfit, I've worn them 8 times in a little over two years. That works out to $6.88 per wear. Awesome!
These wonderful shoes are called the "I Know" (referencing the classic line in The Empire Strikes Back) and were a gift from my mother-in-law Louise here in May 2016 for $219.95. I was drooling over them in She She Shoes, and she insisted on buying them for me.
The soles, preserved only in this picture.
I was so thrilled with them, I wore them right away that weekend, while Louise was still in town.
I had to wear them to work to show off to my geeky coworkers.
In February 2017 they added interest to this slightly odd outfit.
I love this outfit that I did for Star Wars Day in May 2017.
You might remember this outfit from the Space Pants Flashback.
Without the awesome yellow leather jacket, for Star Wars Day 2018.
I swooshed about in my Armani silk duster in July 2018.
A shopping outfit in May 2019.
Blue and plaid in February 2020.
And here's the last time I wore them, in May 2020.
Mathy stuff: I've now worn them 11 times, which brings me to $19.99 per wear. They're a shoe I'll have forever, so I expect my cost-per-wear will improve! I also owe to Louise to get my money's worth out of them for her generous gift.
And here we are. I'm going to take a blogging holiday for the upcoming long weekend, but I'll be back on Monday with tales of adventure. Thank you all so much for stopping by! Stay safe, keep calm, be kind.