I dressed up for two Zoom calls on Saturday: one with my friend and ex-coworker Jen, and our usual Saturday night Happy Hour with our gang. I also accompanied L to get his shot so that I could once again honour our health care workers and volunteers.
shine glow. It is rather bright in the sun!
- Wrap sweater - Wolford, thrifted; last worn here in May 2020 for a hangout at the Castle with Yvonne and Randall
- Sweater - Eileen Fisher, thrifted; last seen here in March layered under a classy designer tweed jacket
- Skirt - Maskit Israel, vintage 70s, thrifted; purchased here for $29.95
- Shoes - Half Truth Tanya, Fluevog; last worn here in March as green bookends with another vintage skirt
The skirt was very fun to wear - it stands out stiffly from my body, kind of like wearing a big bell.
I don't have a ton of black in my wardrobe, but this is a very useful piece to have, as it accentuates my waist but allows me to show off a full skirt.
We'll have a little Flashback on it shortly, and you can expect some big skirts in it.
The sleeveless top underneath it is a wool sweater by Eileen Fisher which I thrifted a few years back for a mere $6.00. Such a score. I'm always on the lookout for useful layering tops like this.
Masked up. I feel like I've been wearing a lot of green lately.
Without the cardigan, so you can see the waistband of the skirt better.
In public stuff added (plus my mask, of course).
- Hat - consignment
- Leather purse - vintage, thrifted
I didn't feel like taking all my stuff off, so here's me kneeling on the floor in front of the camera.
- Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver
- Necklace - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Gold bracelet - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection, consignment
- Jade/brass ring - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Silver/aventurine ring - consignment
I'd planned on wearing non-Fluevogs, but when I realized it was Fluevog Day, I switched over to these green kitten heels.
I'm also happy I have this guy.
"What are you accusing me of now, Woman?"
Vizzini's been very tolerant of my "forced cuddles" this weekend - I've been indulging in Purr Therapy regularly.
"Oh, is that what we're calling it?"
Petting his sun-warmed fur is the best feeling ever.
Flashback: Wolford Silk/Cotton Ballet Wrap Cardigan
I'd been aware of Wolford for their tights, which are very expensive (in the $35 range and up), from seeing bloggers in the olden days of the late 00s wearing them. When I spotted this black wrap cardigan here in August 2018 amid the sea of black crappy synthetic sweaters at the WIN store, I knew it was a treasure.
WIN recognized that it was fancy, noting that it was made in Italy.
I wore it right away (as is my wont) in August 2018, pairing it with my umbrella skirt.
I like the versatility it gives me in showing off some of my more spectacular Big Skirts.
I paired the cardi with the brolly skirt again in April 2019.
Here's my giant skirt again too, in August 2019 - this is the only time I've covered up the wrap with a belt.
And here's the last time I wore the ballet cardi, for hanging out at the Castle with Yvonne and Randall last year, in May 2020.
Mathy stuff: I didn't get my usual two wearings per season out of it last year due to my decreased number of work outfits, but it's still going strong as a Very Useful Item in my wardrobe. At six outfits so far, we are now at $3.16 per wear. Decent!
Cardigans seem to be veering out of style right now (like I care), but this fitted wrap style is really handy in my wardrobe. Keeper!
And now, I'm going to join this guy for some time in the sun.
"You're blocking my light, Woman."
I spent about an hour reading on the deck on Saturday, and he fully stretched out on me (aka Super-Kitty pose).