So, here we go, sequins for brunch.
I love the liquid look of the sequins on this dress.
Instead of being sewn overlapping like fish-scales, the sequins are sewn end-to-end in a row.
The stripy top is also sparkly.
Masked up - black with gold stars (from Mom).
Outerwear - it's the return of the Unsafe Polar Bear!
Will it rain? I'm not sure.
- Beret - Club Monaco, thrifted
- Gloves - consignment
- Purse - Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac, thrifted
- Leather cuff - thrifted
- Pewter cuff - Robert Larin, vintage 70s, vintage mall, gift from L
- Silver/smoky topaz ring - Anneli Neuman, Sweden, vintage mall
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
- Silver/amber pendant - vintage mall, gift from L
- Silver/amber earrings - vintage mall, gift from L
We'll be home soon, bud. Try not to eat anything off the Christmas tree, okay?
Flashback: Esprit Sequin Tank Dress
I bought this dress in early January 2011, as mentioned here the first time I wore it, when the local boutique Plum closed down. I used to buy SO much clothing from them over the previous 5-6 years - they had awesome annual sales. Most of the stuff I got then is long gone, but this dress has lasted.
The first time I wore it in January 2011, I layered a cobalt blue tee under it.
I next wore it in July 2011, and as you can see, I wore it backwards. There are no darts or seaming, so aside from the label, it can be worn either way.
Same outfit, but the back view.
I didn't wear it again until April 2013, and again I wore it bare.
I went back to layering shirts under it again in December 2014.
This was a rock & roll look also from December 2014 - the Johnny Marr concert we were all going to got cancelled at the last minute, so I partied on the town in this.
There's the blouse I just wore the other day - this is from September 2015.
here; blouse Flashback here.
here; blouse Flashback here.
You know what happens once I figure out a formula! I repeat it!
This is a great look from January 2019 - too bad that sheer olive blouse fell apart.
And this is the last time I wore the dress, in December 2019, with these same boots.
Mathy stuff: That's 10 outfits, so we are at $2.00 per wear. Excellent!
Aw, so much love!
The Big Tree: Characters, Cutesy and Nautical
Moving on, I have a lot of "personalities" on my Christmas tree. I don't remember who gave me this Betty Boop on a moon ornament.
I am a superhero fan, from comic books to graphic novels and yes, all those movies.
I also have Batman - I've been a fan since Adam West and Burt Ward!
I also have a Catwoman miniature decoration, also a Hallmark.
I am a huge fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas, the 1993 movie.
I also have a pumpkin-headed angel.
"The Frog Prince" is one of my favourite fairy tales.
"Ho-di-do, just jumping over this mooooooon!"
I have a set of four characters from the Nutcracker ballet. I have always loved that they are in dynamic poses, like actual dancers.
The pirouetting Clara with her nutcracker.
Purple ballet shoes to match her sash.
The fierce Mouse King.
And here's Herr Drosselmeyer.
I have a set of pinecone mice. This one is looking into a large black pipe.
Their bodies are pinecones and their heads and feet are gold.
These were $9.95 for the smaller ones, $19.95 for the pipe.
And one gold-dipped actual pinecone.
We're firmly in cutesy territory now. These next ornaments are by Enesco, who were known for cute little mice and other animals in their ornaments.
I have always loved this snoozing mouse in the champagne glass.
I had to have the chipmunk trying to crack the walnut.
These two mice are having tea in a hot air balloon made of a tea ball and teabags. This was $24.95.
I have another spoon ornament like this with two mice in it celebrating "our first Christmas", but this one is a solo mouse enjoying her bubble bath.
I really love this little mouse, giving herself a squirt of perfume.
Okay, enough cuteness! How about some incredible miniature ships?
I also love this antique globe ornament.
I have some questions about this geography.
Sorry, Australia, you don't fare much better.
This weekend, L and I finally got around to adding people to our Christmas village (after a few drinks). I use this paintbrush to dust off the figures as they haven't been touched in...a while.
"What is this fascinating object?"
Vizzini goes after anything like this, including our pens while we're trying to write.
"You obviously wish to amuse me."
I love his "sea lion" whiskers - they all move forward when he is focused, and then...
"Missed again! You are not playing fair, Woman!"
He's very good at standing on his back legs. We did this for a bit.
Finally, he helped me photograph my childhood ornaments.
"I'm only helping if you let me chew on them."
And since that's not going to happen, we're done here!
I hope you enjoyed my sparkle and fun ornaments. Did you have a favourite? How was your weekend? Be merry, be bright.