We have a bit to get to and the couch is a-calling, so let's get started. On Friday, I went for so much shiny.
Golden lions! This was a very fancy Friday outfit indeed. I love that it has pockets!
I love the cut and shape of this wonderfully brilliant vintage dress.
I was quite annoyed that my brown tights snagged on their first wear - good thing I buy my tights second-hand and these were only $1.95.
I forgot to take the Accoutrements picture.
- Fur scarf - Danier, thrifted
- Leather/cashmere gloves - Club Monaco, consignment
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
- Belt - thrifted
- Brass cuff - Midzo, vintage expo
- Brass/copper cuff - Karen's
- Brutalist ring - vintage 70s, vintage mall
- Gold/amber ring - c. 1996
- Earrings - thrifted
On the way home from work, I stopped in at Rich Rags and found this lovely sweater.
I took the collar off (it's removeable - 13 buttons!) to see how it looked, but the buttons are too visible, so I won't be wearing it like this.
There is variation in the knit too.
It is a Karen Millen piece, made in Hong Kong.
That means it's got a bit of age on it - the last time these big-collared sweaters were in fashion was in the late 90s, so that seems about right. It was $40.00.
L was out on Friday night, so I watched the 1964 film My Fair Lady with Audrey Hepburn. I haven't seen it in decades, but I know all the songs, and I was watching the fashion - the rest of it hasn't aged well (horrendously sexist).
On Saturday we met up with Nick for brunch at the Ruby.
- Coat - Desigual; last worn here (2nd outfit) in March for an anniversary shop in Sidney with L
- Sweater - Yest; last seen here in October with my snake tattoo jacket
- Skirt - Danier, vintage, thrifted, Powell River; last worn here in December 2020 in a similar outfit (same coat)
- Shoes - Groovy Husymans, Fluevog; last seen here in October with my S-dress
I felt very seasonal in my red and greens!
I had a lot of comments on the coat while I was out. I've had this coat for nearly 11 years (Flashback here - this is its 23rd wearing) and it's still going strong.
- Fur scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - consignment
- Mask - by Mom
- Gold-plated necklace - Robert Larin, vintage 70s, gift from L, vintage mall
- Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
- Earrings - gift from Petra
I shopped the massive sale at Dots for my nieces and nephew - they are all getting a few pieces of clothes from their stylish auntie.
I picked up this dress on the $15.00 rack for myself.
It's by InWear, and would have retailed for $125.00.
I popped into a bunch of stores along Fort Street where many locally-owned businesses are - I always shop local for my gifts.
It's the H&M collaboration with Morris & Co. as in William Morris, from 2018. This is based off an old wallpaper pattern from the late 1800s.
This was $32.00 which is about what it retailed for.
L and I snuck in a quick nap before Cat and Ross came over for an evening of Arkham Horror and Exploding Kittens (board/card games). Vizzini lurked around and hoovered up all the dropped junk food.
This morning, he was keeping my seat on the couch warm for me.
"You were careless with your popcorn last night."
Naughty boy. And now, off to work on my peacock jacket while I watch football all day. Ah, the perfect Sunday!
I really like both sparkly outfits but the second is my favourite with the awesome tights! I really need to try more red and green outfits, I haven't been much in the festive mood so far this year to do so, need to snap out of it! You got some great finds on your shopping trip too.ReplyDelete
That vintage dress is spectacular! Love your new to you purchases. I can't wait to see the William Morris print dress in particular.ReplyDelete
Vizzini is so cute. For some reason his white whiskers really standout in these pictures. What a handsome guy.
The dress! The haul! The shopping outfit! The Desigual coat! The cat :-) Being with friends and also time to relax…speaks to the perfect weekend! I am enamored of your opening outfit, Desigual coat, and fun tights. :-) What a great way to enjoy a December weekend!ReplyDelete
The dress sure is a find. I bet you turned heads shopping. I dress too comfortable in stores. Time to step up.ReplyDelete
Two fabulous outfits, Sheila! I'm loving Friday's super shiny vintage dress, and the shoes are indeed perfect with it. And oh, hello Unsafe Ocelot! Saturday's brunch and shopping outfit is a corker too. That coat is indeed everything, and those tights are brilliant. I've got a somewhat similar pair in green. And this is not the only thing we have in common. I've got a blouse in the same William Morris pattern, charity shopped for a fraction of the H&M price last year. And I too found a slightly stretchy dress with a sporty trim over the weekend. Totally different print, though. I'm loving that it's called Unruly Dots, and that's finding a name for it sorted!ReplyDelete
Bess and I are rather intrigued by the Exploding Kittens game! xxx
Such a gorgeous shiny dress! It fits you beautifully. Good to see the unsafe ocelot. I though of you today as I unpacked some donations ; amongst a pile of belts was a leather obi - for a tiny waist, so no good for me! Loved the Desigual coat; no wonder you got comments and compliments it's like a work of art.ReplyDelete
Great finds; especially the William Moris print top.
Have a great week.
Exploding kittens? Whaaaa sounds like a have for me. I love the double breasted buttons on that sweater. And the h&m dress. I also had a dress by that collaboration and it was a really good one.ReplyDelete
Now that I know Desigual coats exist I might have to spend some time on ebay. That is utterly magnificent. The tights are snazzy too.ReplyDelete
That shiny dress is so beautiful. The leopard coat is a great pairing with it. I love the second outfit as well. Your red top and black mini skirt are fabulous match as well...I love the shining red tights...and that coat is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Ah, you look so shiny and pretty. I love all your outfits. Must get my Sheila skirt out to wear as it is the Christmas season! I love the Unsafe Ocelot- he's so fluffy and the orange scarf- did Garfield lose his stripes!?!ReplyDelete
OMG I just can't figure out which piece I lov most!!! Shine and sparkle are all the same for me- so you got my heart on that very first dress..but then the ocelot coat- WHAT? I want. And the last jacket/coat is to die for. YOu hands-down have the best selection ever- I wanna move into your closet/ closets!!! xxReplyDelete
That gold dress is such a good dress. Suits you beautifully. (I am rushing through your posts, but I am trying to read everything.)ReplyDelete
Look at that snuggly boy! Much nicer than his lookalike, Stephen Squirrel who deposited a dead rat at my feet yesterday morning.....eeeekk!ReplyDelete
That vintage dressis fabulous and the Desigual coat must bring joy to all who se you in it.
That Have A Day mug made me laugh out loud, I think I'd have liked your Dad a lot if I'd met him. xxxx
Wow, love your golden lions dress with those shoes and the metallic belt and bling!, Rocking It!, and the Unsafe Ocelot is so cool!ReplyDelete
Also love your Desigual coat with all these reds, the tights, the fab shoes (I have a weakness for them) and the fab accessories!.
I'm admiring the W.Morris print in that top, so beautiful.
The coat and the red accessories look amazing together - no wonder you got so many complements!ReplyDelete
Fantastic finds and ensembles, my perpetually chic friend. I am sooo digging the late 90s cardigan with a hefty faux fur collar that you scored. And that W. Morris print is truly a work of wearable art.ReplyDelete
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That is a whole world of fabulousness - the shiny vintage print is really dramatic. And Morris is always excellent, I reckon.ReplyDelete