People do love colour, and I had a plethora of it on today. I had to run out and do a quick errand downtown, and as I strode along the sidewalk (feeling like the only person in the city wearing heels), both a cyclist and a pedestrian shouted, "Great outfit!" at me within minutes. I should venture out more often!
- Jacket - Tahari, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in December 2020
- Shirt - Ann Taylor, consignment; last seen here in September 2020 with fringe and floral
- Skirt - Escada, vintage 80s, thrifted; purchased here for $19.95 (but it was free on a buy 2, get 1 deal)
- Shoes - Arnold Churgin, vintage, thrifted; last worn here in October 2020 and Flashbacked then
- Coat - Sfizio, consignment; last seen here in December 2020
I built the outfit around this new-to-me skirt - it's a tricky one!
This skirt is tricky to style because of the bold colours. Yes, I can do black or white with it, but after that it's pretty much limited to dark purple, red and hot pink and it doesn't feel right to me to wear something that clashes. It's not like I can toss on yellow or green with it.
Masked up - this is a pink one with purple specks on it (courtesy of Mom).
Outerwear - it was gloomy and rainy in the morning, but we actually had sunshine today!
- Beret - consignment
- Gloves - Danier
Pink and purple bling:
Gotta keep experimenting!
- Scarf - Elaine Gold, Lazy Susan's
- Earrings - consignment, Vancouver
- Brooch - c. 1999, Eaton's
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
- Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, Dad's, c. 1965
Gotta keep experimenting!
Taking Down the Christmas Decorations
It took most of Tuesday to take it all my holiday stuff down. I pulled the boxes and bags out of the hall closet - this is the part where I'm very thankful that I took the time all those years ago to label them with what goes where.
"Really? You have to do this NOW? While I'm napping?"
Vizzini took off as soon as I started grabbing the bags from the hall closet. This is where I store everything.
On the right side, where L keeps his outerwear and fancy blazers, I store the Christmas village pieces and a few bags with garland and lights up on that shelf...
Just getting started. I put some albums on and danced and sang as I packed up my goodies for another year (or more, who knows what next year will bring?).
"You call that fast? I could destroy a pair of your shoes in less time."
I pulled out all the bags and then started repacking the ornaments as I'd written on the little boxes. Hmmm, celestial ball...go find it. It's fairly fast - it took me about 4-5 hours to put everything away.
I did discover that I missed an ornament! I heard a "thunk" at the bottom of one of the boxes and there was another Jacqueline porcelain decoration.
While I was bopping along with the tunes, it was very stormy out - I glanced outside when I saw some movement in the maple tree out there.
He came barreling down the trunk to the same level as our window, so he was about 2 meters from our window.
He raced down, a blur.