I started poking around in my closet this morning and checking what I haven't worn yet (loads of fun!), and before you know it, I was getting dressed.
I was feeling a little blah when I got up today, but getting dressed in something so shiny and happy made me feel better.
It's a fun, girly shape.
Easy to sit in while I chatted with Mom - I had Vizzini on my lap for much of our visit.
I wore the brooch for Mom, as it used to be hers. It was a Christmas gift from her landlady Mrs. Schroyer, in 1964. Mom was 19 and a teacher, and I was 3 years in the future.
- Brooch - vintage 60s, Mom's
- Belt - Karen Millen, thrifted
- Earrings - Kate Spade, consignment
- Brutalist brass ring - vintage 70s, vintage mall
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
With the time change, we're seeing more afternoon light. We face east, so we get the sun as it sets - it's beautiful light. Last night, I discovered Vizzini checking out some sunny spots.
"This spot has nap written all over it."
As I moved in closer, he came down to visit and ask for a rub.
"Incoming! Prepare for tummy rubs, Woman!"
He's getting bushy - I have to start giving him lots of brushings as he begins shedding his winter fur. Good thing he enjoys being brushed!
Flashback #1: Max and Co. "Corolla" Dress
L and I took our moms on vacation to Italy in October 2014 - it was a Big Trip, covering Venice (here), Florence (here), Cinque Terre (here) and Rome (here). I did most of my spending in Florence, which is where I bought this dress, at the Max and Co. store (they are a sister store to Max Mara).
No stretch. This was I think around $165 Euros or $240 Canadian. I don't mind spending more for good quality, non-fast-fashion.
I wore in November 2014 - recognize the tights? They are the same ones I wore today.
This was in March 2015.
This is also the only time I've ever worn turquoise accessories with it.
There are those tights again - this was in October 2015.
I believe this is the first wearing of my over-the-knee black leather boots, in February 2016.
This is only the first time I've worn the dress with purple tights? Amazing. This is in October 2016.
Tall boots again in December 2016.
This was a bad outfit - and I had a bad day in it - from February 2018. I was in the middle of our ginormous office move, and was totally stressed.
And this is the last time I wore this dress, in March 2019.
Mathy stuff: I have worn this dress 13 times, which brings my cost-per-wear to $18.46. I'm totally fine with that.
Flashback #2: Poser Ioni, Fluevog Purple Wool Shoes
I bought these shoes online in June 2019 (here) for $149.99. They were an impulse and although I'd tried on a different colour in my local Fluevog store to get the sizing right, these have always been a half size too big on me (I've tried inserts).
They are lovely and I know someone will want them, so I'm putting them into my Swap & Shop bag, for when the Victoria Fluevog store can host an event again.
Let's have a boo at the very few ways I've worn these shoes, shall we? Starting with my PANK dress, in June 2019.
And here's the last time I wore them, with this sparkly purple dress and polka-dotted tights, in December 2019.
L's in the background, and Vizzini is blurrily coming in for a crash against my legs. We went to the John Fluevog book signing, our whole gang of Fluevog-lovers - it was such a good time.
Mathy stuff: Well, they can't all be winners, kids. At only 4 wears, these sad Fluevogs have averaged out at $37.50 per wear.
I put them into my Swap & Shop bag in the library, and these Fluevogs called out to me.here). I have been thinking about these off and on for the past few months. No regrets, so they're getting a reprieve. We'll see how they are for spring/summer this year.
While I was getting ready for my call with Mom (making tea, taking pictures, checking my hair), Vizzini had woken up from his main nap and wanted some attention.
"You've been quite neglectful of me."
I'm always happy to give him attention. We have hugs, and dance around, looking out the windows.
"You should let me out on the deck, Woman."
Now, off to play in my closet and figure out what to wear for St. Patrick's Day to work tomorrow!