Friday night was quiet - L was out for drinks with a work-friend - and on Saturday morning, we headed to the Ruby to meet up with Nick and our longtime pal Zeb who was visiting down-Island from Nanaimo.
It was a bit cloudy and breezy, but still warm enough not to have to wear a coat. Leather Weather!
First wearing of this new-to-me leather-fronted top, and this is way more my jam for something t-shirt-adjacent.
It softened up beautifully as I wore it.
I'm always happy when my pants fit.
- Mask - by Mom
- Star Trek Communicator badge - MoPOP gift shop, Seattle
- Lucite/crystal bangle - Alexis Bittar, consignment, Sidney
- Chain bracelet - thrifted
- Earrings - thrifted
- Silver/onyx ring - Toccara, vintage fair
- Brutalist ring - vintage 70s, vintage mall
Before I get to my purchases at Dots, some Vizzini pics!
"Just as I'm about to fall asleep..."
He always finds the warmest spot.
"I thought you were leaving."
Warm fur has to be one of the best feelings around.
Here's what I found at Dots - they had an additional 20% off on everything in the store, which is the perfect time to grab some deeply discounted final clearance treasures and cherry-pick the best of the new stock.
I appreciate the frilly neck and cuffs of this finely-knit 100% cotton jersey top. This egg-yolk yellow colour is my favourite shade of yellow, right up there with mustard.
Such pretty detail on the cuffs with the steel stud-style buttons. Very rock and roll.
This top is by Desoto, a company that strives for ethical/sustainable clothing, as you can see by their hang-tag.
Desoto is a responsible corporation when it comes to manufacturing, I was pleased to find out from their site (link here 'cause I love).
The colours of this leopard top really appealed to me. Olive, orange/red/brown and black will be very versatile in my wardrobe.
The fabric is polyester, with sort of a fringed circle pattern woven into it.
My hand caught this as I was dragging it along the crowded racks. Dots does zero merchandising or displays, and the salespeople are not there to serve you - it's just rack after rack of samples. Heaven for a Zen-seeking shopper like me.
The trim is magenta purple, and the sequins are orange, pale pink and turquoise.
The brand is Dip, and this was made in Italy.
It's new to Dots - I would have spotted this immediately the last time I was in! - and was priced at $49.99, but with the discount it was only $34.99. That's better than $150.00.
Vizzini made his presence known while I was taking pictures of everything.
"I am more important than your stupid dress."
Note L's vintage Indonesian shirt paired with navy/white polka dotted pants (both items were second-hand). Such a stylin' guy!
We have our photo albums as screen-savers on the computer - above is my New Year's Eve outfit from 2017/2018 (post here).
"Why do I feel like the Man is making fun of me?"
Hee, because he is! Bunny ears for Vizzini, tee hee!
And that's it - not quite a Bigass Weekend, but still replete with good things. We hung out on Saturday, reading, napping and playing board games into the late evening, and Sunday was more of the same. Ah, I'm savouring every minute.
Thank you so much for stopping by - I hope you've all had a marvelous weekend!