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Weekends are slowly starting to get busier in my world, although more for L (who's an extrovert) than for me (introvert).
- Jacket - Vivienne Westwood, consignment; last seen here in June with a fall-ish outfit
- Top - M by Missoni, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) with my space pants (and these same shoes!) in April
- Trousers - See By Chloe, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in April 2019 with a flamingo top
- Shoes - Miista; last worn here (2nd outfit) in May for a shop at Turnabout
I also made plans to have Yvonne over in the afternoon to go through my giveaway pile, followed by doing a long-overdue close swapover for her (the poor woman has been living with her fall/winter clothes!), so I aimed for comfort and funkiness.
One oddly-shaped garment deserves another, so I threw on this funky Westwood jacket.
Jacket off. I love this sparkly top. Real Missoni!
See what I mean about the pants?
Do I care?
Pink and purple bling:
- Belt - vintage 80s, thrifted
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
- Silver/onyx ring - Tocarra, vintage fair
- Earrings - Kate Spade, consignment
It was cloudy but warm - rain threatened.
Vizzini, are you ready for a Flashback?
|"Did you say "Treat Time"?"|
Not quite the same thing, bud.
Oh, wait, I did pull one more thing out of the pile for me when we went through my "Vintage" bags:
I bought these shoes on a "Last Pairs" sale at since-closed She She Shoes in February 2015 (here), for $140.00. The iridescent (a word that I can never spell correctly) purple and green shades of these leather shoes really rang my bell, as did the brogue/menswear styling. They also have a layer of green sandwiched in the soles. The bottom sole is textured rubber.
The first time I wore these shoes, which was in March 2015, my coworker Frank told me this purple-green mixed colour is called "Trout" in the car enthusiast world. Henceforth, they were my Trout Shoes. I do like to name my clothes!
Taking a bigger coordinating risk with the green/aqua match here, but the shoes read fairly dark.
I started wearing socks and anklets with them in June 2015.
Same denim pencil skirt as above, here in August 2015.
I've always kept them out all year-round - my first fall outfit in September 2015.
Wow, I really liked them with this same denim high-waisted pencil skirt, this time in December 2015.
Ha, this is one of my Hall of Fame (I should do that!) wacky outfits, from January 2016.
Love this outfit, from February 2016, but all I have left is the leather jacket.
I wore that sweater ragged. The jungle print skirt was fun for a couple of years.
This is a fun outfit - my "teeth" necklace is aluminum and rattly.
Still in February 2016. The shoes are now at the fully comfortable stage. I've been wearing them to work, on the weekends for shopping, and walking in them.
With my fabulous Stained Glass Dress in March 2016.
I forgive myself this sad outfit, also from March 2016, as I am sick as a dog there.
With the jungle skirt again, again in March 2016 (I was doing a mini wardrobe challenge).
With houndstooth and lace, still in March 2016.
Like here in May 2016 - I'm going to see some bands in this, so I'm showing off the coat and purse and the bold necklace.
I like all these colours/patterns together, from September 2016.
Same skirt as above, from November 2011.
I have worn them with this dress many times - it's an easy default outfit.
That lovely vintage sweater again, in January 2017.
Deja skirt! I went through a brief "Muppet top" phase, including this outfit from February 2012.
Return of the Jungle Skirt, from April 2017.
One of the only times I ever wore these purple velvet pants in public, in May 2017.
You'll recognize my soft pink Brooks Brothers blazer in July 2017.
This outfit is from August 2017.
A familiar outfit from both the embroidered skirt Flashback and from the Armani duster Flashback.
Told you I'd wear these shoes with this dress again, this time in December 2017.
I mentioned that some of my outfits are built for the outerwear look - this is one of them, from January 2018.
A casual outfit with red leather pants, also in January 2018.
This outfit was after a very long day - we went to a concert that night, after I'd been working on our office move all day, back in March 2018. Hence the unamused face.
What did I JUST say about jeans?? These are totally different jeans too.
Showing off my cuddlemeister, Mr. Vizzini here in September 2018.
Floral and tulle, can't go wrong with that.
A casual layered, 90s-inspired look from December 2018.
Dressy on the top, and business on the feet.
My Stained Glass dress makes another appearance, here in February 2019.
The only things I have left from this April 2019 outfit is the scarf and the shoes.
I love this bright outfit from July 2019.
I'm surprised that this is the first time I wore these shoes with this Desigual dress (which will get its own Flashback at some point).
For a weekend gathering, also in September 2019.
Another look with the cape and accessories, this time in November 2019.
With my PANK dress, in December 2012.
Into 2020, this outfit is from February.
And finally, my shopping outfit from May 2020.
On Sunday, I woke up with tight hamstrings from all the bending and stretching during our clothes shenanigans. The only thing for it was to go out for a walk and loosen up. And Turnabout happens to have a 70% off sale on!
- Blazer - InWear; last seen here in June with my new orange Fluevogs
- Blouse - CABi, consignment; last worn here in February with tartan trousers
- Skirt - Trina Turk, consignment; last seen here in June with green lips and Armani
- Shoes - Karl Lagerfeld; last worn here in April with bright colours and Madras
I felt nice and bright in these citrus-y colours.
All buttoned up and ready to go.
- Brooch - homegrown vintage, c. 1986
- Ear-balls - Dior, consignment
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
Before I get into what I bought on my shopping trip, here's a little Flashback on my tulle skirt. I've had it since August 2018, when I bought it here at My Sister's Closet for $20.98. It's by Trina Turk, and is called the Floris skirt; it retailed for $238.00.
I wore it right away in August 2018 for a hangout with our friends at Glo.
With a basic floral top, and familiar shoes, in November 2011.
This was a favourite outfit too, from December 2018.
A fun outfit in October 2019 (I must have packed it away for summer last year).
Gah, just looking at this sweater makes me unhappy.
I love this outfit from February 2020 - I wore this to a concert by The Beaches.
|"Seriously? You wore this in public?"|
Yes, and I loved it, Vizzini.
And then lastly, I wore it in June.
I like having a navy blue skirt in my wardrobe, especially a tulle one. Did I mention it has silk lining? It's so soft!
I'm now at 8 wearings, putting my cost-per-wear at $2.63 - but I'm sure I'll be wearing a lot more!
I did well at Turnabout, and managed to find a few things on sale, however, not these shoes.
Such a cute toe!
The brand is Vagabond, which is a Swedish company.
here, 'cause I love).
They are called the Joyce and are on half price for 430 Krona, which is about $65.00 Canadian. They were $59.99, so right on track.
I've seen these shoes at Turnabout on previous visits, but didn't want to pay the marked price of $47.99.
When I saw they were marked down to $15.00, I said, "What the heck."
They are by Gadea and were made in Spain.
I spotted this gold leather purse by Banana Republic in a corner.
It's two separate sections connected with three snaps across the top.
Verification of leather (cow leather).
I have a collection of Floofy Underthings that I layer under clothes to add extra length, volume or texture. This is a dress that does that.
I'm not really sure how I'm going to wear this, but I liked it, it looked cool on, it's majorly swooshy, and it was only $15.00.
|"This seems delicious."|
Vizzini was all over; the previous owner must have had a pet.
I normally skip by Urban Outfitters clothes - I want better quality than most of their stuff.
It's a micro "lumberjack" plaid.
I actually came out of the change room to show off this dress.
The top is a bit looser, with the bottom pencil skirt long and sexy.
It's by Ted Baker.
It's polyester and washable.
Vizzini is now all tuckered out, and so am I!
Time to go chill and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thank you all so much for stopping by!