I saved Monday's work outfit for a two-fer due to the Blogger Art Gallery post hogging the limelight.
So, this is what I wore to work on Monday.
- Dress - Tabitha, thrifted; first seen here exactly a year ago, in July 2019
- Shoes - Truth Pilgrims, Fluevog; last worn here in May with my pink Big Lady Boss pants
- Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here in June
I'm okay with only wearing a good portion of my dresses once a year - I only have so many days I can wear them! And I have to make sure I get all of them worn.
It doesn't have pockets, but it does have these wonderful vivid colours.
This is only my second time ever wearing it - it was new-to-me last year.
- Cuff - thrifted
- Earrings - local, Vancouver
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
I love the Truths "family" of Fluevog shoes and it's easy to see why. They have a wonderful shape (I adore pointy toes), and that's one easy heel for walking in. I have another pair of shoes (the Makena, here) and a pair of boots (the Teah, here) in this family, so I knew they would be comfy as heck.
here in July 2018 that I needed some solid walking shoes in a bright red, remembered that Fluevog carried these, and I stalked them till they went on an extra 15% off and free shipping. They were still $237.99, so not cheap! But I knew I'd get a lot of wear out of them.
I first wore them in August 2018 as a pop of red in an otherwise very colourful outfit.
I wore them twice later in August 2018 on the same day: once for work, with a strapless vintage dress...
|"I'm fascinated by this speck on the floor."|
My infamous Gookey (fake Gucci) lace jacket, and my Jean Paul Gaultier jeans (aren't they fab? will be wearing those soon!).
If anything in my closet has red in it, eventually I'll wear it with these bright shoes.
I wore the shoes again, only a month later in October 2018.
In my younger days, I would have worn red pumps/heels with an outfit like this, from November 2018.
I'm all casual here in December 2018, although that is a rather shiny jacket (which is now gone - I gave it to a coworker).
I think I'm trying not to sneeze here in February 2019.
|"Again with the shoes, Woman?"|
I love that outfit and I still have everything there. Including that sulky kitty.
Again with this rainbow skirt, in October 2019 - I must have packed my shoes away for the 6-month spring/summer closet season.
I went a little punk here in November 2019.
Feeling tired in January 2020.
And now we're into more recent outfits - this one is from April 2020.
And here's the last time I wore them, in May 2020.
Mathy stuff: I've now worn these 14 times, including the current outfit, which brings us to (*tappity tap tap, calculator buttons*) $17.00 per wear. That's pretty good, but I know I'll be able to bring that down even lower over the next few years!
Cat Picture Interlude
With the hot weather, Vizzini has been quite a Flop Cat.
|"Let a cat rest, Woman."|
As it's too hot for him to crash on our laps (his usual thing), he's taken to sleeping on the cushions behind my head.
I like to go out on the deck and look for squirrels in the trees and just check out the 'hood, but no luck on Monday night.
|"This doorway is busy - go away."|
He was blocking the door, but right in the middle of a sunny spot. He wouldn't budge to let me out that way.
|"Hey, I'm napping here."|
I stepped over him. He moves around with the sun anyway.
And here's Wednesday's outfit. I had another very physical day - I was literally dripping with sweat at one point - so I'm glad I wore this light vintage dress.
- Dress - Sacony Ciella, vintage 60s, thrifted; last seen here in May 2019
- Shoes - Zoomies Ishshoes, Fluevog; last worn here in June with bright oranges
- Jacket (below) - Burberry, thrifted; last seen here in June
This dress is a subset of my jammy dress collection, which I often refer to as as "One and Done" dress.
No special effort required.
I wore this pinky jacket for sun coverage.
- Steel cuff - thrifted
- Cage cuff - Bauxo
- Earrings - Western Germany, vintage fair
- Necklace - Venice, Karen's
First wearing of the Venetian glass tile that I gave to Karen...and got back when she died. The chain is Italian gold. It felt like a part of me.
Flashback Part 1: The Dress
Although I've had this dress since July 2017 (purchased here), like many of my jammy dresses, it only gets worn once or twice a year. I'm totally fine with that - like I said before, I only have so many dresses and so much time to wear them!
I paid $18.95 for it, which is great for a vintage dress.
I wore it right away, in June 2017.
|"Well, what have we here?"|
I didn't actually wear the jacket over it as an outfit - that's my outerwear shot - but I liked this picture of Vizzini just barging in on my photoshoot.
I wore it again in September 2017.
And then a year later in July 2018 - same earrings!
And then here's the last time I wore it in May 2019.
Mathy stuff: That's only 5 wearings total including the current one, but that still brings us to a $3.79 per wear average. I'm happy with that.
Flashback Part 2: The Shoes!
And what spectacular shoes they are! I acquired them on our annual anniversary trip to Vancouver in 2018 (here). As is our tradition, I bought L a pair of Fluevogs and he bought me a pair. These were full price at the time, which was $319.00 (they finally reduced to $139 over a couple of years, and are now fully sold out, gone forever).
I first wore them a week later, in April 2018 with my beloved whale sweater (now gone to my coworkers' little girl).
I wore them again in April with more white.
I struggled a bit to style them - white shoes! What to do? I nearly always include more white in the outfit to make it cohesive, like here in June 2018.
Such a classy outfit here in September 2018.
See? What did I tell you?
Getting a little silly in my ginormous Jean-Charles de Castlebajac designer jumpsuit in May 2019.
More pattern mixing here in June 2019.
More pattern mixing, in this fun look from August 2019.
And here we are at my most recent outfit, in June 2020.
Mathy stuff: Including my current outfit, I've worn these 10 times since I got them, which is not bad considering that they don't stay out over the fall/winter. It works out to $31.90 per wear, but I know I'll be sporting these again soon, and for many years to come. Maybe one day I'll hit 50+ wears!
Vizzini chilled with me out on the deck on Tuesday, while I read for hours. It was lovely.
|"Giving you a wink, Woman. Maybe we'll have some cuddle time later."|
He lolled about for a while, then decided it was time to bother me for his dinner.
|"This doesn't smell edible."|
That's one of the solar lights I have getting a good charge on the ledge. I hoped it would keep Vizzini out of the corner, as he likes to lick the window above my head (he's so weird).
|"Hey, I think it's dinner time."|
What a silly cat.