Sunday, April 25, 2021

Weekend Wrap-Up: Haori and Velvet

Hello, my friends! It's been a very quiet weekend over here in my little corner of the world. Nothing really going on, nowhere to go, and so...a non-Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up. I mustered the effort to get dressed up for our Saturday Zoom Happy Hour, but that's the only thing of note that I wore/did. 

As always, I wear an outfit that's good for sitting in for an hour or more. 
And I wanted to incorporate one of my new-to-me items: this wonderful vintage 90s velvet skirt. 

  • Haori - vintage, vintage store, Portland, Oregon; last worn here (2nd outfit) in August 2020 over green lettuce
  • Turtleneck - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here in March under my scribble dress
  • Skirt - Linda Lundstrom, thrifted; purchased here for $9.95
  • Shoes - Pegabo, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in September 2020 with red and leopard


I spent a few minutes picking the beaded/sequined ribbon off the waistband of the skirt, and what a difference it made. I'll be able to save about a meter of the ribbon - the other half of it is trashed. 
I love this vintage silk haori (aka, a short kimono) - it reminds me of our vacation to Portland in 2019 (here, includes fun pics of an Iron Maiden concert), where I bought it. 

I belted the haori, to give myself some shape. 
I loved wearing the skirt for a few hours - I even wore it when I took the recycling out! 

The stuff: 
The shoes were fine for just wearing in the house. Matchy gold! 

Gold bling: 
I did the chain up shorter on my Robert Larin necklace so that it would show in the V of the haori neckline, but it kept making a break for my boob in most of the pictures. 

  • Leather/stud belt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment
  • Cuff - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Necklace - Robert Larin, vintage 70s, vintage mall, gift from L
  • Earrings - vintage 80s, thrifted
  • Brutalist ring - vintage 70s, vintage mall
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes

And now, I'm off to go do some reading on the deck, perhaps with a cat on my lap. 
I hope you all had a lovely weekend! 

36 comments:

  1. Love the skirt, the haori and the accessories! Excellent outfit!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  2. Absolutely stunner of an outfit! Utter perfection.
    Enjoy your reading and cat lap love! xxx

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  3. Morning there Sheila, oh how I could wear that skirt right now it looks so elegant but comfy at the same time. I love the colour. I am into long and flowy at the moment. Hope you had a peaceful and enjoyable reading session. xx Shaz

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    1. Good morning, Shaz! That's the best kind of clothes, right? Comfy and elegant? I also love the colour - it's SO 90s! I adore flowy clothing. Thanks so much - I finished two books!

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    1. Thanks, Jane! Yes, I also try to pick stuff to look good onscreen.

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  5. That skirt looks so good on you and I love the belted jacket with it! :) Sounds like a wonderfully relaxing weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Mica! I really loved swooshing about it this. It was a nice quiet weekend, and I got a lot of reading done.

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  6. What a beautiful skirt that is. The haori (a new word to me, thank you) was also lovely and it looked wonderful belted over the skirt. I hate it when necklaces head boobwards...hope you and Vizzini had plenty of cuddles!
    xxx

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    1. I got the correct name via Shelley of Forest City Fashionista some years ago, and try to make sure I use it properly. I hate necklaces that go for the boobs too, ha ha!

      Vizzini and I had a lovely long cuddle, thanks, Vronni!

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  7. That skirt is absolutely stunning, and looks even more gorgeous here than it did when you first showed it to us after your "wee" shop! The Haori is perfect with it, and belting it was a clever thing to do. The necklace is a stunner too, even when its naughty tendencies! Sometimes, quiet weekends are the best, especially when reading and cats are involved! xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ann! It was transformed by a steaming too (I always photograph items "as found"), which made it even swooshier. I have to belt the haori if I'm wearing it with something full on the bottom, as I just drown it otherwise.

      I love that necklace, but it kept making a break for it, ha ha!

      It was nice to have the quiet time - much kitty cuddles were had!

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  8. Sometimes a quite weekend is not so bad. Love that skirt. Have a good start of the week!

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  9. Stunning combo! It all just plays perfectly together (well, except for that renegade necklace...). I love how your glasses play into the teal tone color scheme of the skirt (at least they do on my monitor) as well.

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    1. Thanks so much, Rita! Danged necklace, ha ha! I always match my glasses to my outfit - thanks for noticing!

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  10. This is a stunner. One of the best! Haori is gorgeous. Nothing going on here on east coast as well. Thx for the blog. Cheers, Claire

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    1. High praise, considering I have over 3.4K posts, Claire - thank you!

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  11. How terribly decadent to waft around at home looking utterly glamorous Sheila! The skirt is awesome, both in style and colour, wow.

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    1. I did feel so louche and chill in this, Anna, thank you! I love the skirt - it's one of those pieces that looks like nothing on the hanger.

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  12. I just want to stroke the skirt! It's so sumptuous- like a beautiful blue cat! Not surprised you are so enamoured- it works really well with the kimono top!x

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    1. I admit I stroked it constantly while wearing it, Kezzie! Thank you!

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  13. What a fabulous outfit! I love your haori jacket and the maxi skirt is fabulous.

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    1. Thanks, Ivana! I really liked how they worked together.

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  14. You look like a lady of leisure enjoying her day in idle pleasures (which BTW sounds marvelously uneventful).

    Rena
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    1. It's a luxury to have all this time, Rena. I did enjoy the quiet. Thanks.

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  15. woww, velvet has such a luxurious texture, and your skirt looks magnificent!, so cool color!. And the haori is also a stunning piece, love the sleeves and love the way you belted it for shape!. So fab jewellery and shoes!
    besos

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    1. Is such a lovely skirt, and incredibly soft. Thank you!

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  16. Beautiful skirt! I have two haoris and I've worn them over everything from jeans to fitted skirts to dress pants. The sleeves are tricky to manage and it's hard to keep them from dragging in stuff!

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    1. I think of you every time I wear my haori, as you taught me the name! Yes, the sleeves are a pain - you can slip your arms out of this one, but it's hard if it's belted.

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  17. Goodness me is that skirt stunning! Nothing quite like enveloping oneself in a see of lush, plush, gorgeous velvet or velveteen. Swoon!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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    1. I love this skirt, Autumn - it's even better in person. Thank you!

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  18. Oooh, that looks so soft and cosy. The skirt is a beautiful colour, too.

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    1. I seriously LOVE that skirt - it is so soft. Thanks, Mim!

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