Sunday, November 29, 2020

Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up: Brunch, Shop and Buffy Dress Flasbhback; Cat Vs. Christmas - Decorations Appear

 Hello, my friends! This is a big, fat, juicy post full of pictures, so grab a blanket and a nice hot cup of something and settle in. 

We'll start with Saturday's brunch outfit, which features one of my Desert Island closet treasures: my leather "Buffy" dress. 

It's a long-time favourite, and we'll be having a Flashback on it in a bit. As you can see, we had a lovely sunny day. 

  • Top - Topsy, vintage 90s, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in May for Book Club in the park
  • Dress - Danier, vintage 90s, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) for shopping in December 2019
  • Shoes - Miista; last seen here in July with extra-wide trousers
  • Coat (below) - Pioneer Wear, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in August

Something about the weather fuzzed out my hair - it got bigger over the day!
L and I strolled down to Pluto's, then he met up with Nick for a distanced walk while I popped into the Velvet Crease for a quick browse. 

I knew I wanted to wear this dress today - I usually wear it casually or for shopping, as it's an easy piece to get off and on. 
I have a stash of thin tops for wearing under all my 90s/00s slip and tank dresses - I've done this combo before, but the sunshine inspired me to wear some brights. 
Since there's pink in the floral pattern of the top, I went with my pink tights (which are 10 years old!). 

Outerwear - You know what this outfit needs? More colour! 
This heavy, thick suede jacket is not especially warm, but on a crisp autumn day it was just right. 
Bundled up with my furry Muppet scarf and wool-lined leather gloves. 

  • Scarf - thrifted
  • Gloves - consignment

Mental health check - how are we feeling? 
Answer: Fringe-tastic! 

Oops, nearly forgot my mask. This is one I got at Mangos. 
"I thought you said 'Look awesome'."

I told L to look impatient and grumpy, which is what he was! 

  • Purse - Danier, thrifted


The stuff: 
The perfect combination of colour, style and function. No wonder I wear these a ton. 

Bold bling: 
Simple pieces. 

  • Earrings - vintage fair
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall

I kept my outfit on for our Winesday/MANday Zoom Happy Hour that evening. 
I miss my friends so much. It was good to see their dear faces.

I found a few things at the Velvet Crease, including this excellent workout top on their $15.00 clearance rack. 
I have a small collection of workout clothes (worn ONLY for working out), and they are all grey, black, turquoise, white or pink. That way, everything goes together - I like to be coordinated! 

The back - it has a loose hood with a pony-tail vent, and a back zippered compartment (which I love). 
The arms also have thumb-holes - I like that too. I spy the Lululemon logo near the zipper! A top similar to this would retail new for around $108.00. 

Since I was hit with Giveaway Regret during a recent Flashback over my Monster Vest (last seen here in January 2019) which I gave to my niece Sidney (a good cause, I don't regret that), I've been on the lookout for a replacement Monster Vest. 
I'd seen this one on a previous visit, but this time around it was on half price for $24.00, so I went for it. 
It's by Kensie. I put it on for the Zoom call - it was nice and warm! 

I also went for this skirt, which was 20% off, ending up at $30.40. 
I like the high waist and tie belt (which I'll likely remove/use in another way), the front slit and the midi length. 

It is NOT grey, but actually a fine black and white houndstooth. 
It has two big hip pockets - note the nice double stitching at the bottom of the pocket, and that the belt has been seamed multiple times to lay flat. 

It's by Wilfred, an Aritzia brand.
It's fully-lined and has nice seams finishes too. It felt like very good quality, although the fabric is just synthetic. 

Some kitty shenanigans (I took a lot of cat pictures, you've been warned) from Friday night. L and I played board games - he wore his Miami Dolphins Mexican serape and one of my Santa hats to keep warm.
"Hee hee hee..."


Who is under the pillow, L? 

Is there a kitty in there? 
"The Man will never find me!"


Mr. Big Eyes is ready to attack! 
"Curses, I've been found!"


He scampered away to find a new way to pester us.


Flashback: Danier Leather "Buffy" Slip Dress

I found this dress in Flavour Upstairs way back in December 2012 (here) for $22.99. It immediately reminded me of the slip dresses that everyone wore in 1995-9, as typified on the TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." It's been the Buffy dress for me ever since. 
It's butter soft leather and was made in Canada. I'm sure it was well over $200 new. 

See if you can guess how many times I've worn this 8-year-old dress! 

I wore it three times in my final month of my 30 For 30 For 12 Challenge in January 2013. 
Here, I have matched the silk scarf with purple tights, a green long-sleeved tee and an olive green jacket. 

I nearly always wear a tee, a blouse or a thin sweater under it (as here in January 2013), just like we wore slip dresses the first time 'round in the 90s. 
When you see a relatively subdued outfit like this, I was probably wearing a fancier coat (like my red leather one, in this case). 

One of the few times I wore this dress to work, here also in January 2013. 
I need to do this shirt/tie/jacket combo with it again - I really like this look! These specific items are all long-gone. 

One of my few summer looks, in July 2013. I've only ever worn it in my fall/winter season since then. 
Showing off that stunning jacket that I had for many years - Vizzini eventually licked it to death, fuzzing out the hem. 

Another casual look, copying the one above, in November 2013. 
I let go of those boots (they were too stiff), but I still have that tee - I play Ulti in it. 

When L and I travel, we travel very light. I wore the leather dress to Vancouver for our annual Anniversary Jaunt in March 2014 and did three different outfits with it. 
This was my travel/shopping outfit. We'll do a Flashback on these boots at some point. 

The next day's shopping outfit. 
Photos in our hotel room, courtesy of L. 

And my dinner outfit (worn both nights). 
Three outfits in two days! That extra hem is a sheer blue netting underskirt.

Another casual outfit in November 2014. 
Those are my old suede over-the-knee boots - I gave them away to my coworker Holly as they never stayed up. I wore that striped cotton/cashmere top to death in my "house wardrobe". 

There are the same boots in December 2014 - same necklace too. 
I still have that blouse! It'll be a good Flashback. 

Casual/shopping in January 2015. 
I wear that tee to layer at home now; I still have the studded tights and the boots. 

This is one and only time I ever wore the dress without something under it - I wore this to our friend Zeb's housewarming party in March 2015. I was SO much dressier than anyone else there, but what the heck? 
When else am I going to wear my Tentacle coat, the Buffy dress and my 6-inch platform Fluevog boots? I look badass there! 

Back to my usual silliness - this outfit is from November 2015. 
I adore the lace around the neck, but that blouse split at the seams (very poorly made).

A simple shopping outfit again in December 2015.
Those boots are now for trips to take out the garbage and recycling. 

A funky work outfit, also from December 2015.
We saw those shoes in Flashback here.

Shirt + tights + funky shoe = outfit. This dress doesn't need much. 
This outfit is from March 2016. I still need to wear those grey wooly boots. 

Another shopping outfit, also from March 2016. We saw those shoes in Flashback here
"You sure went shopping a lot."

I miss that, but I also like the time at home now. 

An all-grey mix from November 2016. 
I wore that cardigan at home until it fell apart. 

I love this crazy outfit from January 2017. 
I remember that it shocked my coworkers! I still have those tights and the Jell-O shot necklace. The shoes ended up hurting my feet and that sweater is just a giant chicken (I went through a brief phase of these).

The first appearance of my OTK black leather boots (Flashback here) with this dress in October 2017.
The blouse is long gone.

Another funky jacket makes an appearance here in January 2018. 
We saw the pink shoes in Flashback here, and that amazing long jacket is due one soon. 

I wore this to my mom's for Thanksgiving in October 2018.
I do like to surprise my nieces! I still have that sweater, and will get to it at some point. 

Another travel inclusion, for our December 2018 trip to Powell River for Christmas. 
I wore the same outfit for our drive/ferry/first day and evening, then two days later to come home again. 

This is a shopping outfit from March 2019. 
I still have all these pieces. 

Here's the same top as the current one, worn with the dress in October 2019. 
My Ash boots are on, so I must be going shopping again! 

And here is the last time I wore my Buffy dress, dressed up an elf in December 2019. 
I love this seasonal look - so fun! 

Mathy stuff: If you guessed 27 times worn, you win my undying admiration! I'm down to 85 cents per wear, and the dress is going nowhere!

Did you have a favourite outfit? 


Christmas Decorating! 

You might want to refresh your beverage - I am! 

L and I worked together on the ornaments, unpacking all of the bags that had been living on the deck since the cleaners were in on Thursday. Usually, I do this alone, but I wanted L to feel cheery and involved so he unpacked with me. 

We only had 3 hours between both of us getting home in the afternoon and our Zoom call, so we had to get it all done and in a state where we could leave it while we were on the call. It was a massive job. 

All of my ornaments laid out on our coffee table...plus two more tables, and a stool - I also moved some things to other areas of the living room. We finished both of the trees, and the garland around the TV, but I could not possibly photograph every ornament and knick-knack (as I'd envisioned) as it would have taken even longer. 

So, today we're just going to look at the garland around the TV, which we decorated with all the ornaments that are specific to me and L - most of these relate to us individually and several of them were gifts or purchased as mementoes. 
I took these pictures while L was watching football, as you can see. 
I've added gold snowflake garland around the lit pine garland. 
The left side - two of the nutcrackers have been moved over here, including my "good" nutcracker:
He was $42.00; the little Nutcracker book was $6.95 and the top hat (which is a decoration with a hanger, and also a box that opens up) was $9.95. My brain still remembers this, 25+ years later. 

This nutcracker is also from GDR. 
I do have the original boxes for most of my decorations. 

The right side has Jacqueline's angel. 
And the mystery nutcracker on the bottom shelf.

Kitty interlude!

Vizzini likes to sit on the bottom shelf of our scotch bar and stare at me in the reflection of the cabinet. He was at it again last night.
"GIVE THE CAT HIS TREATS."


See me in the reflection? I have never known a cat who "gets" reflections like that! 

Of course, he's just cruising for food. 
"Oh, are you up? How about some treats?"


Prior to pulling out all the ornaments, Vizzini has been getting used to the trees with just lights on them. 
"It's cool if I sleep here, right?"


He chewed on a couple of the branches until he satisfied himself that they were indeed not edible. 
"Because I plan to keep sleeping here, if you get out of my face, Woman."


Ahem! Back to the personal ornaments. My hand is in some of these for scale, FYI. 
This one is from Nick and Karen - it's "The Duke", John Wayne. L and I have always admired the picture of The Duke in their bathroom, and this reminded us of Karen. 

We have to represent our cats - these two were bought for our all-black cat, Othello, who we lost in 2010. 
He is hanging from a fishbowl that has a dangly fish inside. 

This one is hanging from some mistletoe. 
Hee hee, that face! 

I love these sweater ornaments - the hangers are shaped like coat hangers. 
They are made of resin and are 360 degrees, so they look the same on both sides. 
I'm sure these were around $11.95 each. 
I love the detail and texture. 

This is a bigger sweater ornament - it actually goes with another set of ornaments that are on the big tree. 
The detail is so good. I would love a real sweater that looks like this! 

I bought this one for L when I met him - his drink is rum and Coke. 
It's a glass bottle and has real Coke inside. 

L and I bought this ornament on our trip to Scotland before we got engaged. 
We found it in a tourist shop on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. 
I used to personalize ornaments I sold at the store for people free of charge, so I also wrote on some of my own ornaments. 

Honest to gawd, I have no idea who gave L these ornaments. 
But he does love the band KISS, and those are a sweet pair of dragon KISS boots! Rock and roll! 

This nutcracker ornament is made of paper. 
It has a really nice heartfelt handwritten note on the back from L's old boss. Aw!

I have two porcelain ornaments of black cats (also bought for Othello).
I love the "bun position" of this tiny one. 
It's another Jacqueline piece. 

As is this one. 
A very cat-like pose. 
And also marked. 

We have two of these tartan/ribbon pinecones. 
I am not sure where they came from. 

Did I find this Boston Bruins jersey ornament for L? 
Did my mom? I have no clue. 

We also have a Joe Thornton figure (he used to have a stand). 
Just wrap a bit of garland around his leg and lean him up against the turntable and we're good. 

Another little kitty ornament - this one was for Inigo (who we lost in 2011). 
It's made of three pieces of wood and the wee bell jingles. I need to find a Vizzini ornament! 

This stuffed felt/braid ornament is William Shakespeare, bought at the Globe Theatre gift shop in London, before we went to see "Macbeth" (here).
I like picking up ornaments when we travel - well, I used to! If I'm going to make this decorating thing annual again, I should get back into that habit.

A little acrylic crystal dolphin. 
For the Miami Dolphins, of course! 

We actually have a Dan Marino ornament - it's a Hallmark one from way back. 
Go long, Dan! 

We also have a Santa riding a football, which is kind of silly. 
That looks like a CFL ball, not an NFL one. 

No idea where this ornament came from, but it has L's name on it. 
There isn't one with MY name on it! What trickery is this? 

I bought this for L and I for our first Christmas together, which would have been in 1995, 25 years ago! It's by Enesco and these are highly collectible (they are still in the $50+ range, second-hand). 
It's two little mice having a bubble bath in a silver ladle and toasting each other. 
So very us...although the whole bubble bath together thing...NO. Not us.

I have a ton of shopping/fashion ornaments that people have bought for me over the years. 
This little purse is only 1.5 inches big. I approve of the zebra print. 

It's a set with this black evening gown. 
And this festive red lipstick. 
This shopping cat lady has done well. 
I'm dying for that coat! 

I have a few random shoe ornaments. 
This is a very 70s or 70s-does-90s sandal.
It's from the Stepping Out line, is the "Riviera" shoe, and is from 2002 by Raine. 

This is a teeny little champagne bucket. 
I remember these sold for $1.99. 

I would love an actual purse like this. 
It's about 3" big and it's very SPARKLY. 

My dear friend Jen gave me this. 
Aw! She's pretty amazing herself. 

Another shoe, this one with a dazzling glitter heel.
That ankle strap is something! 

I bought this ornament in New York. 
It's a model of Grand Central Station. I picked this up in 2007 when Mom and I went to New York City together. 
It was actually made in NYC, by Richard and Harold of Hut Studios. From their FB page (here), they retired and closed in 2019. 

Another big glittery purse. 
Red with silver sparkly flowers and a beaded handle. 

I think my ex-sister-in-law Cindy made these for L and I...
L's has a Christmas tree; mine has a Santa face on the back. 

Someone gave me a blown glass single malt scotch ornament. 
It's like they know me. Heh.

Another shoe - I like the sparkly green. 
Why hasn't Fluevog made shoe ornaments? I'd buy them all! 

This metal hinged ornament speaks of my love of shopping. 
Also, how good my boobs look in sweaters! Ha! 

L and I bought this ornament in NYC in 2003. 
I bought it at the Guggenheim Museaum, in the gift shop. 
I wrote on this one too. 

This "tall tale" fisherman is L's. 
Not because he fishes, but it reminds us of someone we used to be acquainted with. 

Another shoe one, and this is probably the strangest. 
Your ordinary white and red polka dot shoe stuffed with a bundle of aggressive holly. 

But wait, what's that on the heel? 
AHHHH!! It's a face and the heel is feet! Run away! 

I think this fashionable lady is from Mom. 
I need to white out that sign and fix it - it irks me that I ran out of room for "therefore". I can't abide a spelling error. 

Let's admire this zippy outfit, however. 
The matching pants/beret are an interesting choice, but I love it! She's indulging in some colour therapy along with her retail therapy.

There's the other pinecone. 
And last, but not least, I have two Caroline Panthers glass balls. 
Again, not sure where they came from. 

Here is our main tree, all decorated. 
Oooh! Sparkly! I'll be doing photos and detailed reviews of the ornaments on this tree over the next several weeks, along with all the other areas that we haven't finished yet (like the village). It's going to probably take right up till Christmas! 

We mulled it over and decided to continue doing this tree as our Star Wars/Star Trek tree. 
I had some quilting batting (an unsuccessful attempt at snow for the village one year), so I wrapped it around the tree stand to hide it. 

I'm happy to report that Vizzini has been VERY good - so far! - with the trees and other decorations. 
"Are all these for me??"


Training a cat to leave something alone means not reacting when he does something we don't like; no yelling, no banging, no giving attention to the "bad" behaviour. Instead, we distract him with a brush or a short play session. 
"Uh-oh, the Woman's spotted me!"  

I found a couple of metal icicles on the floor, but didn't make a fuss, just anchored them back on the tree. 

We let him get used to all the smells - he needs to sniff everything. 
"And you're really going to leave me alone in the house with these?"


I'm a little nervous about tomorrow, with both of us back at work, but I think he will be fine. Fingers crossed! 

Phew! That was a lot! Thank you for reading - I hope you enjoyed all the pictures! 

30 comments:

  1. Good morning Sheila, WOW now that post involved a lot of work and I for one enjoyed it!! Firstly 85c a wear for that funky dress is fantastic, I could not believe how different it looked in all it's incarnations in the flashback. I got our decs up from the big shed yesterday and I thought we had a few! I am hoping that Vizzini is good while you are at work! It is lovely to reminise what each ornament means. Thanks again for brightening this morning I have not been able to pop by for a while and today's was a bumper read Shazxx

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    1. Hi, Shaz! Thank you so much - yes, it was a LOT of work. I love the Buffy dress, and I'm happy with how many times I've worn it.

      How cool you got your decorations out! Fingers crossed about Mr. V - but I bet he sleeps all day! I love looking at the ornaments again and seeing them anew. Glad you enjoyed this!

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  2. First the dress-I would never have thought of wearing a slip dress as a jumper with a blouse underneath. That changes how I might look at clothes. Second, what wonderful ornaments. I too love a tree filled with memories not a theme. I love the sweaters, and the lipstick ornament gave me a chuckle.

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    1. Oh yes, layering with dresses will really expand how much you can wear them with!

      Thank you, Sam! I'm happy you enjoyed them. I like a very vague theme, like blue/silver/gold, or bright colours. I did so many theme trees for our store, but on my personal tree I like most of the ornaments to be unique. The sweaters are some of my favourites. The scale of that purse/dress/lipstick trio of ornaments is very off, but I like having them.

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  3. That dress was defintely a good buy.
    My favourite look was with the grey striped cardigan.
    We bought our real tree for the kitchen today and the fake one is coming out next Saturday.
    I love this time of year and we have baubles from our very first Christmas together in 1985.

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    1. It really was, Jane! I prefer the outfits with more colour, but I did love that cardigan for years.

      Nice! That's so exciting. I love that you have those old ornaments - I have a box of ones from my childhood too.

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  4. Saturday's outfit is so joyful! That leather slip dress is so you, and I love that funky and colourful top you wore underneath. Plus, all the pinks and the blue fringed jacket! A sight for sore eyes, for sure.
    I had a feeling you would regret giving away your Monster Vest, and I'm happy to see you've found yourself a replacement.
    I've no problem with cat pictures: bring them on!
    As for the flashback: how amazing do you look with in the dress without anything under it, plus those boots! Just wow!
    I've never seen so many Christmas ornaments in one place (which is not a shop), you really are the Queen of Christmas! Keeping my fingers crossed that Mr. V. is on his best behaviour :-) xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ann! I felt very joyful and cheery in it. More colour! I'll be hauling out all my sparkly stuff soon, which will be loads of fun.

      Yeah, I did regret it. Fortunately, there are loads of these vests in second-hand stores - this one is better than my old one, too (shorter, less bulky).

      Hee hee, be careful what you ask for! Cat pictures galore!

      Thank you! It felt amazing to wear that, but I do remember being uncomfortable with all the younger folks at that party in their jeans. Ah well.

      It's a LOT, and that's not even all of them! 11 years of collecting has resulted in a massive amount of Christmas stuff. I expect Vizzini will sleep all day, and then poke at the decorations when we are home to get our attention. Because...cats. :)

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  5. What a great post! I haven't been quite feeling the holiday spirit and I must say seeing your tree and all your lovely decorations has lifted my mood. Vizzini is so adorable amongst all the sparkle.

    I love the Buffy dress. Even in pictures, you can just see how soft the leather is.


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    1. Thank you so much, Nana, that is so sweet of you. I'm so glad your mood is lifted from my pictures. Isn't Vizzini cute? I love the picture of him looking up at the tree.

      Yeah, it's an incredibly soft dress - I love wearing it.

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  6. I loved all the pictures! L's festive hat, the amazing array of Xmas decorations (Shakespeare cat and Kiss are my favourites but anything cat related is good in my book!)
    The Buffy dress has certainly earned her keep, it look fantastic in every photo but I'm loving the major colourfest of this weekend look especially.
    Loving that fluffy gilet, can't wait to see you rocking that beauty.
    Fingers crossed that Vizzini behaves himself when you're both at work! He can always come and live with us until Twelfth Night, we're a Xmas free zone! xxx

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    1. Thank you, Vix! I like the Shakespeare and the KISS decorations too - they are fun! I have more cat ornaments (I think).

      She's a lovely dress, isn't she? I like all the colour too.

      Thank you - it'll be worn soon, as it's so snuggly warm.

      I really hope he leave it all alone! I'm sure he's sleeping all day, though, and will only attack to get our attention. I appreciate your Xmas Free Zone - that's how I was for 10+ years!

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  7. Fab Buffy dress - it looks great with so many things. I can't see you moving this dress on for a very long time...

    I am speechless at the range and amount of ornaments you have. So unusual and so pretty and how fab they are/have been special gifts from loved ones and friends. Such an eclectic collection! I love the idea of decorating the TV. The tree looks wonderful and I hope Vizzini continues to behave himself around it.

    Take care
    xxx

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    1. No, it's in my wardrobe for good, Vronni - that's what makes it a "Desert Island" dress!

      I know, it's a LOT, isn't it? I was a professional decorator, so it's rather to be expected, hee hee. Most of my decorations were bought by me, but over a period of 11 years. Here's hoping for Vizzini! I think he will sleep all day, then poke around at it when he wants our attention.

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  8. I am so excited that you will be sharing even more decoration posts, I love these! And the range of ornaments you have! :) We have a bunch of ornaments - the ones we bought for our first Christmas together, then what we have been gifted or we have bought to add to the tree over the years (minus a few ornaments the kids broke, haha!). I like that there are stories behind each. Every Christmas I like pointing out to the kids all of the decorations that I made on my parent's Christmas tree - my eldest will be the same age I was when I remember making a couple this year so that will be special to show him! :)

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    1. I'll be including a bunch of decorations with pretty much every post up till Christmas, Mica! I have way more than the average person. I like a collection that has grown organically like yours - it means so much to have all those ornaments from years gone by. I still have some of my original ornaments from when I was a kid. So special.

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  9. Delightful outfit! I aspire to your level of panache. And great collection of ornaments. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    1. Thanks, Ally! Panache takes practice - just keep practicing!

      You're so welcome, and this is only the tip of the iceberg.

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  10. Your Buffy dress outfit is awesome! Love the colors and the incredible fringed, blue jacket. What a great collection of ornaments! We have Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons ornaments on the tree and Gene is wearing the Dragon boots. I had an ACDC ornament, but found it broken on the floor one day...the cats say it wasn't one of them. I got the trees and wooden reindeer set up and today is garlands and lights around the TV and desk. I haven't set up everything in about 6 years. It's all getting set up this year. I like how your have the tree in front of the window next to a short cat tree... We have ours set up the same way. Thanks for all of the awesome outfit, Vizzini and decoration pics!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cheryene! It was a really fun outfit to wear!

      Oh, I love it! Oh dear, yes, of course the cats had nothing to do with it! It's fun setting it all up, isn't it? I know enough about cats to put a scratching post up in every room - otherwise he'll go for the couch or the tree!

      Glad you're enjoying my decorations - there are lots more coming!

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  11. Vizzini's face is precious. I think he is enjoying the Christmas trees or at least he seems fascinated by decor. I loved seeing your ornaments, you have so many of them.
    That Buffy leather dress is fabulous. I loved seeing all the ways you styled it before.

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    1. He is just the funniest cat. He likes attention from us more than the actual stuff on the trees - it's challenging to keep him away from them!

      Glad you're enjoying both the ornaments and the Flashbacks! They are fun for me too.

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  12. What a special treat to be shown your treasured Christmas ornament collection. I really find that posts like this help me to feel even closer to my fellow bloggers.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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    1. I'm so glad you are enjoying it, Autumn, thank you!

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  13. I remember the first time I saw that Buffy dress on your blog, I desperately wanted to find one like that for myself. Unfortunately no luck so far - any leather dresses I've found that can be layered like yours are all too small. Still hopeful!

    You have such an eclectic ornament collection! The kitties are sweet, and I love the sweaters. I used to collect small wooden ornaments when I had a little tree back when I was in my 20's but they got packed away somewhere when I no longer had a tree to hang them on. Hopefully they will turn up as I had some really lovely ones.

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    1. It's such an iconic style! I keep watching for more like this (I have a suede one as well). I don't see many larger than an 8 or so, sadly, but if I ever spot one, I'll pick it up for you!

      Thanks! I love things that have good details, so it's a bit of a hodge-podge. I hope you find your old ornaments!

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  14. I have a weakness for this Buffy Dress, and love that it's amazingly versatile, it rocks!. Love how you've styled it with your pink tights and fringed jacket. And love this flashback with lots of cool outfits!, I think that my favourite ones are those badass styled! and the one with the tie and jacket too!
    And your decorations are totally amazing, those cute sweaters and shoes!. Your trees and lights and garlands are looking really brilliant!
    besos

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    1. I adore this dress, so I'm glad you hear you like it too. Thank you so much - I do need to do the shirt/tie thing with it again, as that's a solid look.

      Thank you! I love the sweaters!

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  15. Sheila!! YOu're right- it's almost identical to mine! It's fantastic!! Post it on INstagram if you can and tag me and I'll put it in my stories too!! And- guess what...I have another sheer psychedelic top that looks almost identical to yours! This is soo good- Styling sistas xx

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    1. Sorry, Lucy, I don't IG, otherwise I would! That is so funny that you have a similar top too!

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