Welcome to Fancy Friday! I'm not especially fancy today, but I count dressing in "real" clothes as fancy these days, don't you?here), but when I put them on, they looked too dark, chunky and clunky with the outfit, so I swapped them out for this taupe-y pair. Maybe the new shoes will be better in the fall? I'll try another outfit with them soon.
- Vest/dress - Only, thrifted; last worn here in December 2019 over red and pink
- Blouse - Le Chateau, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in May with lilac and linen
- Skirt - Studio J, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in July 2017 with dots and black and white pattern
- Shoes - Seychelles, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in May with my orange jumpsuit for a park party
I have a lot of physical work to do at the office over the next couple of weeks, so I'm keeping that in mind as I dress for work. I got rather sweaty in this today as I lugged around boxes and crawled under desks.
Add a pattern to tie them together, and bam, we are done here.
When it's done up - the rear view.
It does up with two snaps; the belt is really just for show.
- Copper cuff - Karen's
- Copper ball cuff - vintage 70s, vintage expo
- Copper/enamel leaf brooch and copper earrings - Renoir by Matisse, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Silver/stone poison ring - Taxco, Karen's
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
I spotted this sleeveless vest-dress at the same time as my sleeveless black coat, shopping at Flavour Upstairs back in September 2017 here, for $22.99.
I wore it right away, in September 2017, layering a cami and summer-weight wool vintage pencil skirt under it.
I'm showing off my vintage Dior slip here - stay klassy, Sheila! - which I let show in lieu of a skirt.
This is my favourite of all my outfits that I've done with it - I just love the black and white pattern and the punk-ish accents.
With trousers again in November 2018.
I loathed this February 2019 outfit, particularly the bottom half.
What's this? I'm wearing it as a dress!
And here's the last time I wore it, in December 2019.
Mathy stuff: Including today's outfit, I'm at 8 wearings of this vest-dress, which brings us to...$2.87 per wear, and still going strong.
Super-duper bonus second Flashback!
I found this amazing 100% wool (it's a very fine summer weight) skirt here in August 2016 at Flavour Upstairs again, for $12.99. It was made in Vancouver, Canada, and is marked a size 10, but fits like a 6, so vintage 80s (pre-Great Size Shift).
And of course, I wore it right away, also in August 2016.
I wore it again only a month later, in September 2016. Better outfit.
Because the skirt is a summer weight, I only have it in my closet during the warm months - this is in April 2017.
In June 2017, I wore it with a darker pink top and cream accents.
This is a fun summer outfit from July 2018 - sandals, sleeveless and tassels.
And finally, here we are at the last time I wore it, in July 2019.
Mathy stuff: Today's outfit marks the 7th wearing of the skirt, so we're at $1.86 per wear. Excellent! Another good cost-per-wear!
Vizzini, what do you make of all of this?
|"I just want to hide under the covers, Woman."|
But it's the weekend! There is too much fun to be had!
I'll be back on Sunday with tales of adventure. Have a lovely weekend, everyone, and thank you so much for dropping by.