I started my weekend off with my Mental Health Walk on Friday morning. I checked out the semi-finished renovation at Clover Point, a popular drive-around loop and walking area. I used to go down here and drink cider with my girlfriend and check out guys when I was a teenager back in the 80s!
Before I left, I went looking for Vizzini (I need to make sure I haven't locked him in a closet).
"As you can clearly see, I am not in a closet, Woman."
I was cheered this week on how people make their mark on the world, or leave a bit of themselves for others to see. It's a vulnerable thing to do. I see different things each time I walk - sometimes I focus on trees or wildlife or flowers, depending on the season and my state of mind.
My route goes past literally dozens of houses that are just as nice or fancier than this one, but I love the paint job here.
I bet more people notice the Yoda doll.
This pole is in my old neighbourhood in Fairfield. It started with a couple of hearts at the start of the pandemic in spring 2020 and it's grown.
It's the Linden Avenue Love & Gratitude Lamp Post.
Another amazing house that gets an A+ from me - boosted by the Pac-Man and Ghost on the driveway.
I've arrived at the waterfront, Dallas Road. I see water, a freighter, Washington State, USA, and its mountains.
Looking west. Lots of folks out enjoying the cliff walk, and walking on the beach below.
Looking down to the beach at the bottom of the cliff (see the people on the right?).
I also spotted a heron watching for fish.
I was happy to see they've installed public toilets here!
Look at this amazing driftwood sculpture. To me, it looks like a mermaid reaching out to grab something.
I took a shortcut up the alley beside the graveyard and spotted deer resting in the shade.
Peeking through a hole in the hedge.
I encountered a doe on the sidewalk, raiding a garden.
I recoloured my hair in the afternoon and prepared for our evening outing: dinner out with Cat and Ross, followed by "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" at the drive-in!
I flat-ironed my hair just for fun.
I won't be wearing the under-slip on its own; someone suggested that in the comments when I bought it.
In fact, this dress would not be work-appropriate without an opaque full slip. Cleavage-o-rama!
We had a couple of Christmas gift cards to Milestones restaurant (thanks, Mom!), so we had dinner there, then picked up snacks for the movie.
- Mask - by Mom
I added my light blue denim jacket for extra warmth, but it ended up being a hot evening.
- Snakeskin purse - Ingledew's, vintage, thrifted - purchased here for $24.99
- Cloisonné bangles - thrifted
- Acrylic bangles - vintage, Lazy Susan's
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Wood ring - Dots
- Necklace/earrings - Plum
I took a few pics during the evening.
Arriving at Western Speedway, which is mostly an industrial area as you might guess from the heavy machinery here.
We pulled into a giant lot where staff directed us up to the front (being a low car) so that we'd have a good view of the screen. They did an excellent job of staggering the cars so that everyone had a good view.
It was fun to watch "Ferris Bueller" again - I originally saw it in the theatre when it was first released on a date with a high school friend.
I like Vizzini's shadow there, revealing one of the book titles ("A Tale of Two Kitties") on the blanket's design.
I wore a mix of old favourites with my new-to-me boots.
In half of my pictures I'm missing my accessories (I was rushed), so just pretend I have them all on, okay?
- Sleeveless vest/dress - Only, thrifted; last seen here in July 2020 (Flashback there)
- Blouse - Tory Burch, consignment; last worn here in April 2020 with acid yellow leather
- ORANGE LEATHER SHORTS - Danier, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in March 2020
- Boots - 1883 Lucchese, thrifted; purchased here for $59.99
I had this outfit put together and set aside to wear, but when I got dressed, I felt like I needed another layer.
I mostly wear it like this, tied in the back.
That's an 8-inch zipper I'm sporting there.
- Purse - Danier Leather, thrifted
I had a navy blue sparkly mask on (by Mom) but didn't have time to take a picture of me in it.
And one blue thing.
- Bracelet/earrings - Italian, vintage 60s, vintage mall
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Wooden clip-on earrings - vintage expo
Let's have a wee Flashback now...
Flashback: ORANGE LEATHER SHORTS
I bought these here in February 2017 at the Patch for $27.95 - I had tried them on during a previous visit and then put them back (!).
They are by Danier Sport, which was an off-shoot line from Danier Leather.
I wore them out for a weekend gathering with friends in February 2017, layered with grey tights.
I wore them again in March 2017 to Vancouver for our anniversary trip.
We met up with Melanie of Bag and Beret.
For a casual weekend chilling out with friends in August 2017.
I wore them in this rock and roll look when we went to see The Pack AD at Upstairs Lounge in January 2018.
And this is the last time I wore them, for an at-home outfit at the start of lockdown in March 2020.
Note that those are the same grey tights in every picture (aside from the bare-legged one). My tights last forever!
Mathy stuff: Saturday's outfit only marks the 6th time I've worn these shorts, but I'm okay with that. They aren't an everyday kind of thing by any means. I am amused that high-waisted shorts have come into fashion since I bought them, though! My cost-per-wear is at $4.66, which is solid.
Vizzini has been alternately laying in the sun and then flopping on the carpet to cool off. He's figured out how to do both here, clever boy.
"I'm the smartest cat in this house."
I guess you are, bud. And now, I'm off to enjoy my downtime, with a Saturday evening of board games, and a Sunday of lazing about, listening to music and reading. I hope you've all had a stellar weekend, my friends! I'm going to leave you with some wisdom from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off":
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Fine words to live by. Take care!