And I'm back, just in time for the weekend. All these days/weeks/months are kind of blurring together...
This is what I wore to get groceries on Thursday.
- Cardigan - thrifted, no label; not tracked
- Top - Club Monaco, thrifted; purchased here way back in November 2019 for $12.95
- Skirt - LA Nights, thrifted; last worn here in April for a house outfit
- Shoes - Aldo, thrifted; last seen here in June with zig-zags
I'm finally getting around to wearing this new-to-me top that I thrifted way back in November of last year.
what shoes I could wear with this top?? Hee hee!
- Necklace - Robert Larin, vintage 60s/70s, gift from L
- Eelskin cuff - c. 1985, used to be mine, re-found and thrifted!
- Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
I was really glad that the Velvet Crease made it through the pandemic. They're limiting customers to 4 at a time, must wear a mask (although I was the only person who obeyed this!), hand sanitize before touching anything. I did find a few things - I tried on a ton. My general ratio is 1 in 5; if I try on 15 things (for example), I'll find 3. Some days it's better; some days worse.
These are house-pants - I needed something cool and loose to wear at home as the weather gets warmer.
They are an olive green viscose/spandex mix, extremely soft and swooshy/drapey. The brand is Bali Kiss, which is a local store specializing in fair trade items, purchased directly from small, family-run businesses in Thailand, Indonesia and Nepal. These were made in Thailand.
I went "OOOOH" when I saw this floofy skirt.
|"Just ignore me, I'm just sitting here, all alone."|
Vizzini hates when my clothes get more attention than he does.
The pattern is palm trees, and it's a true wrap skirt, hemmed with a giant flounce. It's also a "mullet-y" hemline - longer in the back.
It's by Scotch & Soda by Maison Scotch, from the "Fading Roads" collection, and it was new with tags! I see from the tag that it retailed for $198.00.
I also found this lovely blue crocheted cardigan. It fit me perfectly.
It's by Precis Petite, which is sold at the Bay department store (has been for well over a decade).
I'm all geared up for my outing in my matching mask (I have about a dozen cloth ones, plus a supply of disposable ones).
|"Wear a mask!"|
Seriously, it's not that big of a deal. I will always wear a mask if I can't maintain 6-feet/2 meters distance. It's like putting on sunblock: a necessary measure! And like sunblock, I always have it/one in my purse.
- Cashmere tee - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here in May with sunflower brollies
- Skirt - Scotch & Soda, consignment; purchased above for $48.00
- Booties - Coffee Kope Tiam, Fluevog; last seen here in April with my doily dress
- Leather jacket - Burberry, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here (3rd outfit) in December 2019 for some Christmas shopping
The colours in this skirt are definitely more in the fall range than summer - I may put this into the "stash" for the end of September.
I went with this coral-y coloured cashmere tee (I have a cami under it due to sheerness) to pick up the bits of orange in the skirt's pattern.
I loved wearing this skirt all day - it is so SWOOSHY. I think I might wear it with a belt or more fitted top next time - it felt like I needed something over the tie waist or a more formal/fitted top.
As mentioned, it rained all day, so I needed outerwear.
I'm a huge fan of this bronze leather jacket. Of course I wear leather in the rain - it's totally fine.
- Amber/sandalwood choker - vintage 60s, Mom's
- Brass/copper cuff - Karen's
- Wood ring - Dots
- Klimt wood ring - consignment
- Earrings - Aldo
Okay, Flashback time!
These booties are called the Kope Tiam and are from the long-retired Coffee family of Fluevogs, named due to the coffee spout shape of the heel (they also did a Teapot line - I had a pair). I bought them on our annual anniversary trip to Vancouver in 2011, but not at Fluevog. I found them on clearance at Gravity Pope, which is a wonderful shoe store - they were in the "last pairs" and these were tucked away under a shelf. They were $99.00. Score!
I first wore them a couple of weeks later, also in March 2011.
I didn't have nearly as many shoes back in 2011 as I do now (probably about 40 pairs, vs. the close-to-100 I have currently), so they got worn more in the first few years of my owning them.
I like the look of this outfit from October 2011, but the only thing left are the boots and the necklace.
I wore them with my Gap leather pants multiple times, first here in December 2011.
Recognize the choker? I wore it today!
Aside from the booties, the leather obi belt is the only thing I have left from this outfit from October 2012.here), from my year-long 30 For 30 For 12 challenge.
I wore them a total of four times in October 2012.
The capsule explains the repetition of elements, like this jacket which had a very equestrian vibe.
My last October 2012 outfit, featured a very odd mustard blouse layered under a blue sweater.
February 2013 - there's that blond hair again!
I adored this cowgirl dress, seen here in August 2013. It was by Bodybag by Jude, a Canadian company. I just got tired of it - it didn't layer well or lend itself to any styling except Cowgirl.
I also still have this leather vest, worn here in November 2013. I've gone mad for layers, wearing it over a jacket, with a belt over the whole shebang. That's...a lot.
This heavy, sweaty wrap top - seen here in January 2014 - was left behind in Italy when we went in that Fall.
It was a whole year until I wore the booties again, in January 2015. I'm not sure why. Sometimes I just go "off" my pieces.
Second wearing with my leather pants, in March 2015.
This May 2015 outfit is just trying too hard.
On the other hand, I vividly remember wearing this outfit in February 2016, to go to the office supply store on the weekend. Did I keep my Yeti coat or give it to Yvonne? I can't remember. And there are my leather jeans again, and my Pringle of Scotland belt. I still have that sweater too.
You might remember this outfit from the Fendi belt Flashback (here).
A very autumnal outfit, with this vintage suede skirt that Elaine gave me, back in November 2017.
This graphic dress was only worn once - it never laid straight and had a really wide neckline.
These leopard separates were only worn once together, and it's here in October 2017.
I still have this whole outfit from November 2017.
This is around the time when I started building up a trouser wardrobe - this outfit is from February 2018.
I wore them with my leather pants again for my birthday in October 2018.
There are my leopard footless tights again, worn in November 2018.
I like this drape-y layered outfit from December 2018.
I love this outfit from January 2019.
The fifth wearing with my leather pants, in March 2019.
There's my "lettuce" dress again, in May 2019.
And third time, boots + leopard tights = a winning combination, in October 2019.
As a very comfy pair of booties, I wore them on Christmas Day in December 2019.
Dress + booties is also a formula I have used a lot. I love this look.
And finally, here's the last time I wore it, with my corduroy Doily dress, in April 2020.
Did you guess 32 times worn? $99.00 might seem like a lot for a pair of booties, but I'm now down to $3.10 per wear! They are still in excellent shape (a bit of scuffing on the toes, and on the heels), and the leather has just gotten softer over the years, but I have lots more wear left in them.
And with that, I will leave you to enjoy your weekend, my friends. A very Happy 4th of July to my US friends!
|"Cuddles for all."|
Stay safe, stay calm, and be kind.