I only had my coat off while we had brunch; although it was a bright, sunny day, it was very windy and cold.
This my first wearing of this lovely bright orange cable-knit cotton sweater - I have a long-sleeved viscose tee on under it for extra warmth.
I'm happy to be wearing my Perfect Leopard Skirt again - the texture is almost a faux-fur. It even has texture within the nap, like fur (very strokable). I've had many leopard skirts over the years, and this is the best one I've ever found. Always be upgrading!
With the same consideration for the rest of me as for my legs, I broke out this amazing new-to-me alpaca/wool long coat for the first time.
All done up. L is also layering up.
- Scarf - Danier, thrifted
- Gloves - Danier Leather
- Purse - Ted Lapidus, vintage 90s, vintage fair
- Cuffs - Jezebel Charms, gifts from L
- Anatomical heart necklace - Defy, gift from L
- Earrings - vintage c. 1994, LA Express
- Feather ring - Fossil, thrifted
- Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
- Amber/silver ring - Past Times, c. 1996, gift from L
- Bronze ring - P. Sarpaneva, c. 1970, vintage expo
I get a kick out of the anatomical heart necklace. It's a locket!
|Hugh Jackman on the left; Vin Diesel on the right
L refers to them as my "boyfriends". "I wanted to give you something you didn't have!" he says, since I have many pictures of him and Vizzini (which is what one would think would be in a locket).
Flashback: Mini Babycakes Fluevog Boots
I bought these boots for two reasons: they were on sale for $199.99 (regular $475.00), and the Victoria Steam Expo was on the horizon. They are one of the first pairs of Fluevogs I bought online - I knew my size from owning the shoe version (the Mini QTees, Flashback'd here) that I'd bought in September 2011. I bought these either in March or April 2012 (I didn't post my purchases back then).
Fluevog has made these boots in many different colours, patterns and textures of leather over the years, but these are my favourites.
As I said, these have a very steampunk vibe about them, so it's no shocker that I bought them/first wore them here in April 2012 for a full-on steampunk look. I did three wildly different steampunk outfits over the weekend of the Expo, so if you're curious, that link (it's a pop-out so you won't loose your place) is worth a leisurely browse. Good times!
I was in the middle of my 30 For 30 For 12 Wardrobe Challenge at this time, so both the steampunk outfit and the following outfit were "Wild Card" looks (I gave myself one "free" outfit each month to wear whatever I wanted).
The boots were part of my October 30 For 30 capsule during the Challenge, and I wore them six times that month! That's a useful pair of boots.
My green tweed suit skirt makes an appearance, along with this lovely mustard sweater.
More November 2012, and can you tell I had a green/brown/mustard thing going on for a colour scheme that month?
My current mustard blouse is better than that one - I look like I have a dinner napkin tucked in.
Another November 2012 outfit. I really liked that sweater (great colour), which I picked up at Winners.
This is my Hallowe'en outfit from October 2012 - I'm a steampunk vampire slayer! L was a vampire, and we attended a Horror Burlesque event with our gang of cronies, where L and I won the costume contest. I also had one of the worst hangovers of my life after that...
This is also from October 2012. I still have that belt (and of course, the mink brooch).
My massive wardrobe challenge wrapped up in early 2013, and I got back to business as usual - this is from February 2013.
I wore this outfit to an art opening at my friend's gallery (G++!), also in February 2013. I see I have my purple glasses there. I liked this hairstyle - I called it "chicken hair."
I did a big shop at Smoking Lily's sample sale in February 2013, where I bought my "Holy Ship!" dress.
Here we are in October 2013 - back to red hair. I've had many jackets like this over the years, often velvet, with multitudes of buttons, but I ultimately weed them out of my wardrobe as they only look good done up.
There's that bird necklace again, and - ack! - I'm doing the socks + boots thing again. Make it stop!
I wore this mustard sweater a lot (it's another Winners one); this is from December 2013.
Oh, I'd totally forgotten about this vintage dress that I bought in Vancouver during one of our anniversary trips.
This fringe-y sweater was only worn a couple of times at the most - this is from October 2014.
There's my cream satin pencil skirt, worn with a sheer oversize blouse (I went through a phase of these), in February 2015.
I love this picture of Mom and I, all dolled up for a fancy tea and vintage fashion show, also in February 2015.
I love this bright marigold yellow sweater in this outfit from March 2015.
I adore Victorian/steampunk looks, can you tell? This one features a patchwork skirt that we'll be seeing again a few times.
Oh, there's my cream brocade jacket, looking snazzy in this outfit from November 2015.
There's that brown/black patchwork skirt again, in December 2015.
This was a hastily-assembled outfit for seeing a play at the Belfry with Mom, in February 2016.
There's that patchwork skirt again, also in February 2016.
I love this outfit from March 2016, but I remember that skirt was VERY tight - I could hardly move in it.
This is a...not good outfit, from October 2016. I did a major clear-out of a lot of my clothes around this time, mostly things that didn't go with my purple hair.
Deja vu! It's the same skirt/top combo in October 2016 as I wore a year ago in Dec 2015.
I love this outfit from March 2017 - I could wear this entire thing again, as I still have all these pieces.
This looks like a weekend outfit, from November 2017. I see I have my turquoise glasses!
I also really like this outfit from February 2018. There's my mink rose brooch again. Funny how the same pieces show up over and over.
This is a cute outfit from October 2018. The blazer is from my velvet phase and was passed along to one of my coworkers after I had too many episodes of Velvet Rage in it.
I am a bit embarrassed that my final two outfits featuring these boots are so similar.
And here is that same skirt again, the last time I wore the boots, in December 2019.
Mathy stuff: Wow, I'm really surprised - I've worn these boots 34 times now! That brings me to $5.85 cents per wear, and they still have plenty of life in them. This goes to show that spending a little more $ on good quality boots is totally worth it!
What was your favourite outfit? Do you think I should repeat any of these looks?
Thank you so much for swinging by, my friends!