Hello, my friends! It nearly felt like the "olden days" this weekend: I have three outfits to share with you, plus a big Flashback on a pair of floral shoes, so let's get 'er started.
L and I had a quiet Friday night, but were up early for appointments at the optometrist. Of course, I dress up for this!
- Dress - Marjorie Hamilton, vintage 60s, thrifted; last worn here in July 2019 with my Barbie shoes
- Shoes - Enneagram Individualist, Fluevog; last seen here with the extra ankle strap and neon pink, in June
This is only my second year of having this dress, so it's only been worn a few times, but I just love it.
If it had pockets, I'd give it 5 stars, but it's a 4.5 otherwise.
Both L and I are due for new glasses - his frames are broken and held together with electrical tape, and I want a new pair to swap out with these awesome aqua titanium frames.
|I did not know he was there until I uploaded my pictures!|
Don't worry, I won't stop wearing them. I love them to bits - I just want options.
Anyway, we had our eye exams done (all good), and prescriptions have been obtained, and next weekend we have a personal co-shopping appointment booked at Goo Goo Goggles to try on oodles of frames to see what we like. So exciting!
- Parasol - Chinatown
here, 'cause I love), but I didn't even attempt to get a pair. These are so comfy to walk in, anyway. As noted, I opted for just the single strap, not the ankle strap, this time.
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Turquoise/silver ring - local
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
After our adventurous morning, we just chilled at home in the afternoon, including a nap, before heading out to Beacon Hill Park in the late afternoon to meet up with our group of friends.
- Dress - Little Moon, consignment; first worn here in March with gold accents
- Shoes - Down to Earth Hadfields, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) in March with big black leather for brunch and the last pre-COVID Winesday
I felt absolutely smashing in my vivid red.
I matched my scarf to the shoes - it's threaded through my hair elastic, and then tied in a bow.
They have never seen me throwing/catching/leaping around. It felt normal to me, but it must have been odd for them.
I carried my paper parasol again.
|"You're going out again? What about our nap?"|
He'd been sleeping with us earlier. He loves napping with us.
- Amber necklace - vintage 20s, vintage mall, gift from L
- Amber/silver earrings - vintage, vintage mall, gift from L
- Brass/copper cuff - Karen's
- Silver poison ring - Taxco, Karen's
- Wood Klimt ring - consignment
- Silk scarf - Ralph Lauren, consignment
I bought these leather shoes in August 2015 (here) for $71.00 - they predate the opening of our local Fluevog store. This is the only pair of Fluevogs that I own that are not women's - these are men's shoes. I bought them at a local menswear store, Outlooks, while L was buying one of his annual suits (a big sale was on). These were regular $245.00 and were the last pair, a men's size 8 which is around a women's size 10. As I have large feet (9.5-10/40 Euro), and I know Fluevog's sizing is erratic, I tried them on.
As you noticed from the current outfit, I wear them with this Ralph Lauren silk scarf a LOT - they match really, really well.
A more casual outfit.
This is in October 2015.
Again in October 2015 - and again with that scarf.
I thrifted a belt in the matching leather, but it was poor quality and I didn't keep it long.
I actually feel kind of bad for these shoes - nearly everything I have worn with them is something I've eventually gotten rid of, particularly in the older outfits.
In January 2016, worn for a brunch and a Winesday.
In May 2015, they were part of a mini-capsule
This was a fun leather top - it's now moved on to another closet.
Who is this?
|"Are you daft, Woman? You know who I am."|
As is this.
And now I'm dramatic.
One last time with the matchy belt in August 2016.
This has to be a weekend outfit.
...As is this.
A comfy outfit in May 2017.
All ready to go to the Ulti field in August 2017.
From September 2017.
An unsuccessful deployment of cream-coloured tights (ugh) in January 2018.
There's that scarf again in April 2018.
A very casual May 2018 outfit.
And let me assure you, not all my outfits are winners. This is from July 2018.
Still trying to work this velvet blazer.
Ready to go vote in October 2018.
I wore them for lots of walking in January 2019 when I met my Edmonton colleague Ann.
These shoes rarely get worn to work; as they are so good for long distance walking that I tend to wear them only on weekends.
I often wear the matchy scarf dangling down my back - this outfit is from June 2019.
For a movie, again in June 2019.
You may recognize this outfit from December 2019 from the vest-dress Flashback.
And here's the last time I wore them, in March 2020 for brunch followed by Winesday.
Mathy stuff: Wow, I've worn them 33 times including the current outfit! That's approximately 6 times a year, and averages out to $2.15 per wear. What a bargain! My floral shoes are still going strong, so I'm sure they'll be around for many more outfits.
Since the pandemic, our Book Club has met once, when we gathered at Beacon Hill Park in May (here). This time, we met at Craigdarroch Castle and sat on their rear lawns.
- Dress - Kenzo, consignment; last seen here in June 2019 with snakes
- Underdress - Simpli, consignment; purchased here for $15.00
- Sandals - Sorel; last worn here in May with silk and stripes
I love this fun dress - it's so unusual! It's a very fine cotton, with a plain white cotton lining.
I tucked up some of the hemline under my wide belt so that I could show off the asymmetrical sheer underdress that I bought last weekend.
The underdress helped give it a bit more swoosh.
It was a parasol weekend. I really prefer carrying it over any other method of sunblock.
As I was attempting to take that picture, I lost my balance.
Mixed metallic bling:
- Belt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment
- Silver cuff - vintage, thrifted, Powell River
- Copper cuff - Karen's
- Wood/silver earrings - consignment, Powell River
Wait a minute, something's missing.
- Pendant - POLY, thrifted
I arrived first for Book Club at the Castle, and kicked off my shoes, and plunked myself down under a Gary Oak tree to watch all the people.
There were several groups of people chilling out on the rear field here - it's a huge field - waiting to get in.
Cat and Mindy found shady spots.
A couple of young crows were squawking away on the second-highest chimney pots.
Are you good there, Mindy?
One more person to arrive - she was finishing the book!
We moved a couple of times to get more sun/less shade, as we sat and chatted and discussed our previous book, "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles, which was Mindy's pick.
Carolyn brought her camper in case we needed a washroom, and as she was loading it, I noticed this really OLD "Point of Interest" sign.
Home of Dunsmuirs
Allied with Pioneer
- Victoria Chamber of Commerce
I arrived home to this.
|"Feed me. Oh, I also missed you. Rub my tum."|
He was blocking my exit from my closet.
|"You shall not pass...until - ah, that's the spot!"|