My outfit! Of course I dressed up. A date with Mom? Duh!
- Jacket - Marc Cain, consignment; last seen here in September 2020 with a short pink skirt
- Mohair sweater - unknown, thrifted; last worn here in November 2020 with burgundy and houndstooth
- Skirt - Trina Turk, consignment; last seen here in November 2020 with teal t-straps
- Shoes - Gadea, consignment; last worn here in November with grey and plaid
I re-purpled my hair in the shower and it's uneven, as usual. Most of it will fade out over the next couple of days. Don't care!
I knew I wanted to wear this jacket with both pieces.
But then I thought, "I don't want to hide the belt when I do up the jacket."
I had considered putting this jacket away until spring/summer but kept it out.
Masked up and outerwear - all of my accessories are hot pink.
- Purse - Danier Leather, thrifted
- Mask - by Mom
- Cashmere beret - Club Monaco, thrifted
- Gloves - consignment
Getting my sparkle on!
- Necklace/earrings - Sherman, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Brooch - vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Belt - Danier Leather
- Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
The belt was bought new at Danier Leather before they closed all their stores years ago - it also came in pink, green, yellow, purple. I am always watching for them in the thrift stores!
A close-up of some of my bling, including the embroidery and beadwork on the jacket.
It's hard to see in the pictures.
Vizzini was nowhere to be found.
"Hee hee, the Woman will never find me."
It's the first time he's snoozed in that corner since we redid the living room (I know, I have yet to show you).
I strolled up to the Castle and waved at the folks in the office. They poked their heads out, thinking I was someone named Fern, but did tell me how much they liked my outfit.here to our Book Club tour of the Castle in September of last year (loads of pictures and links to history, etc.).
I was a little early, so I walked around. I spotted this squirrel chilling out.
"Num, num, num, just eating my acorn and laying back on my tail."
He dashed onto the wall, giving me a quick glare before taking off.
"It's that bothersome person again!"
I sat on a bench and looked up.
Mom grew up in this neighbourhood, in a Samuel Maclure house a few streets away - he was a prolific architect in Canada (link here). Her house was torn down (dangerously faulty/old wiring) and there's a condo there now.
We both took a picture of this view.
I whipped off my mask at the last second - I wore it the entire time, even though we were outside and kept distanced.
A great picture of us both!
But I had even more fun in store for Mom.
Way back in January, Ally of Shybiker posted a picture of herself here in a PANK robe. Anyone else interested in glamming it up, she asked?? Heck, yes, I was!
And I have had this marabou-trimmed robe for two months, trying to think of how to do a photo-shoot with it. I tried it on and it swamped me (I'm much shorter than Ally), and I just wasn't feeling inspired. As I thought about our outing today, I remembered the robe!
Well, you might know I have a slight flair for the dramatic (*snort*). Guess where I get it from!?
"The delicate blossoms of spring! Won't someone free them from this iron prison?"
Look at that jawline! SO GLAM.
That picture totally cracks me up.
We were under a giant Gary Oak, with its gnarled branches, stark against the white sky. "Rail at winter! Where is the spring?" I encouraged her.
"I see...a bud...a wee bud...it's so very far away..."
Reach for hope! For the future!
"Let there be spring!"
I was down on the grass, shooting up at her.
I played with the contrast and pulled the colour out to emphasize some details. Same pictures, just changed up a bit.
But this is my favourite. The DRAMA.
"Leave me be! It's all too much!"
Mom, you are a Glamour Girl! Thanks for being game for this!
We sat and chatted for a while on some benches after that, and then went our separate ways. I was happy to see this plum tree nearly in full bloom on my walk home.
I laughed out loud when I realized I was being watched.
"Just move along, ma'am, nothing to see here."
What a funny face! He means business.