Hello, my friends! I've had a lovely mini-break in the middle of my work week for Canada Day, and it's time to get caught up.
Here's what I wore on Monday to the office.
- Blazer - Tahari, thrifted; first seen here in May 2019 with my metal dress
- Sweater - Banana Republic, thrifted; last worn here in May for my first mid-pandemic shopping trip
- Skirt - Vanessa Virginia, thrifted; purchased here for $5.00 (after gift certificate)
- Shoes - Prepare Guide, Fluevog; last seen here in May with royal blue
I wore the outfit jacket-less for most of the day.
|"I'm not in the mood for pictures."|
I'm very annoyed that the colours in this skirt blend into a bit of a muddy mess in pictures. I swear, everything I'm wearing DOES match the skirt, nearly exactly! Pic of the fabric here.
However, I did love wearing this skirt all day - it has slits on the side seams for walking. It was very comfortable, and had a nice weight to it.
I hate when my colours are off.
|"Really, I don't want to."|
I felt great in this regardless, as it was nice and bright in person.
This blazer is so lovely - I need to wear it more.
|"Nevermind me, Woman. Look away."|
This is only the second time I've worn it, but I'm at $2.49 per wear already.
Silver and turquoise bling:
I wore two of Karen's pieces: the pendant and the ring with the red stones on the side. I held her close.
- Steel cuff - thrifted
- Silver hinged cuff - thrifted, Powell River
- Pendant - Karen's
- Silver/turquoise ring - Taxco, Mexico, Karen's
- Turquoise ring - local
- Earrings - Mango's
Okay, grab a cup of tea, and settle in, we have a whole lot of outfits to check out.
L bought these Prepare Guides for me from the Gastown Fluevog store in March 2012 during our anniversary trip to Vancouver (here). He's hated them from the beginning - he's a classic pointy-toed pump guy - but when I tried them on, I was absolutely in love with them.
I am well aware that they are not everyone's cup of tea - you either love them or hate them - but I hope you enjoy this little jaunt through the past 8 years.
Modelling them in my awesome Desigual dress in the hotel - I wore this outfit out for dinner one night while we were in Vancouver.
I held off wearing them again until May 2012, as I was in the middle of my 30 For 30 For 12 Challenge (I did 12 x 30-item clothing capsules over the course of a year - it was insane - you can read about it in the "About Me" tab here, midway down).
These shoes were actually part of my May 2012 capsule, so I wore them multiple times.
With an old Smoking Lily dress.
I also made them work with outfits by matching them to my turquoise cami (still have it).
I like this Desigual dress, but I didn't wear it much.
Thus ends my outfits in May 2012!
I wore this outfit to the Art Gallery in February 2013 - and I have blonde hair!
I still have this leather dress and belt, worn in March 2013. I think I still have those tights too!
|"Who's out there?"|
And I still have that annoying cat, ha ha. I see I have my new purple glasses here.
I had blonde hair for about 2 months - I'm tickled that these shoes hit that window three times. I had one bad colour episode, and went back to red again.
I started to seek out turquoise accessories - that's what happens when you get a colourful pair of shoes! This is in April 2013.
That's my Smoking Lily Periodic Table of Awesome that I had for several years (it was downgraded to house-wear), until it wore out. The skirt is a vintage wool Jones New York that I gave away about 3 years ago.
This is another Smoking Lily dress that my dear Caro now has.
This Smoking Lily jacket also went to Caro.
Another wearing with this dress, in July 2013.
This is an easy outfit from September 2013.
|"Are there cookies in here?"|
I wore that turquoise belt so much, it broke.
I matched the shoes to this big ceramic ball necklace in January 2014.
I still have all these accessories from February 2014.
I like this look from May 2014.
I switched to a new hairdresser around this time (which is July 2014) - check out my swoopy hair! My blonde streak is back too.
I discovered how nice yellow and turquoise go together, again in July 2014.
|"I'm on the lookout."|
I added 5 brooches to the neckline of the dress - I still think that looks really cool.
I gave this silk kimono to a reader! It wasn't quite me. I had that chartreuse cotton/gold Noa Noa skirt for years.
This was the only wearing of this bizarre dress, in August 2014.
I started packing away the shoes for the winter this year, because I didn't wear them again until April 2015.
You'll recognize this vintage dress in May 2015 - I still have it.
I really loved how this striped dress looks, but the quality was crap and it pilled like mad. This was in July 2015 and I've gone purple!
I love a nice jammy dress - this was a Tahari one, worn in August 2015.
Here's a pretty outfit in May 2015.
I did a little mini-challenge in May 2016 to inspire me to mix and match different pieces. These shoes were one of the few pairs I limited myself to.
I went through a sheer lace top phase that spring. This is May 2016 again.
Must be Star Wars Day, May 4, 2016!
Another jammy dress (I've gone through a lot of them over the years), this one with a "boob window".
Ugh, what is this dress doing? No, no, no. I'm sure this was my one and only wearing of it.
I have always liked a little bit of pattern-mixing.
here) and once with the skirt Flashback (here).
Again, with the jelly-deer in May 2017, and now I have my turquoise glasses.
You'll remember this outfit from the Desigual dress Flashback (here), also from May 2017.
I keep this dress for wearing to the Ulti field, as I did here in June 2017.
We recall this outfit from the skirt Flashback from April 2018.
The one and only wearing of this Dries Van Noten top/tunic thing, in July 2018.
I adore this outfit from July 2018, which I wore for Pride Week - I did a Flashback on this skirt here.
That non-flattering blouse shape returns in September 2018. I do like a turquoise/teal top, but I just haven't found the right one.
I wore these shoes all day in June 2019 for the Day of Indolence for L's birthday.
I did give up on this shrug after a couple of years, worn here in July 2019.
|"I'm having deja vu."|
It never was quite the right shade of turquoise. Too much green in it.
Funkify-ing up a green lame (lah-MAY, darlings!) skirt in August 2019.
Same here - I'll haul this coat out in the fall for more wear. This is from September 2019.
And here we are in 2020! I wore this for an "at home" outfit in April.
And the last wearing in May 2020.
So, including the current outfit, this is the 50th time wearing these shoes! They were $339.00 new in 2012, so that is $6.78 per wear! Wow, I've impressed myself. It pays to spend a bit more on really good quality shoes that will stand the test of time (8 years and counting!) and are also comfortable.
Vizzini finally acquiesced to being picked up and having a quick cuddle.
|"I accept your lovin', Woman."|
I see the weekend in sight!