After a quiet evening of board games and music on Friday, L and I met up with Randall for brunch at the Ruby. It was a purple kind of day.
- Top - Zara, consignment; purchased here for $10.00
- Sweater (underneath) - Sonia Rykiel, consignment; last worn here in January, layered under my Roadkill top
- Skirt - Sonia Rykiel, thrifted; last seen here in August 2021 for a Mental Health Shop
- Boots - Effortless Sophia, Fluevog; last worn here in June 2021 for a bold brunch look
- Cape (below) - Coracle Clothes, vintage 60s, pass-along from Sheila; last seen here in February for a Mom-Day Adventure
The hallway was a mess, so I cut my hand off! Not really. No blood was shed.
It was bulky without feeling heavy.
This velour (klassy!) skirt is by a classy designer, Sonia Rykiel.
See? Another sweater! This one is very fine/thin...and it's also by Sonia Rykiel!
Masked up - more purple.
here (from Vogue - all links 'cause I love).
here (from Vogue - all links 'cause I love).
- Purse - Sonia Rykiel, thrifted
- Beret - consignment
- Gloves - Danier Leather
- Mask - by Mom
- Steel cuff - thrifted
- Enameled bangles - thrifted
- Silver earrings - consignment
- Brooch - vintage 80s, thrifted
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
- Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
- Silver/gold/amethyst ring - gift from Mom & Dad, c. 1986
After brunch, L browsed in Ditch Records, while I went to pick up a few things for Mom's birthday and Mother's Day. I popped into Dots - they had 50% off on all sale prices!
I didn't mind this little note on the lower pant cuff. That's a pretty good password, although it could use more numbers and symbols.
These are by Cambio, and the original retail would have been $75.00.
A better look at the woven plaid. These are by Karen for Simonsen, and were $7.49.
We also popped into Russell Books, a very dangerous place. I am a book junkie!
I found three fashion-related books that looked interesting.
I also found a bonanza of Jeff Vandermeer books - he's one of my favourite writers of the last few years.
On Saturday night, we had Chris and Ali over for a game of "Arkham Horror." Hey, Vizzini, wake up!
"And give up my sunbeam?"
He's so happy to have the deck back - the temps have increased to the point we can have a door open a bit so that he can go claim "his" chair again.
"Clearly, you put this here for me."
He was happy to see Chris and Ali - he's a friendly boy and came out and rubbed up against everyone.
We played Arkham, ate junk food, and generally got silly until the wee hours.
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! We got ready to head over to Mom's on Sunday to drop off Mother's Day presents and early birthday gifts (her b-day is next week).
- Jacket - Dolce & Gabbana, vintage, thrifted; last worn here in August 2021 with Boss Lady Shorts
- Shirt - Denver Hayes, consignment; last see here in April under dark florals
- Skirt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment; last worn here in April 2021 for Easter
- Shoes - Gadea, consignment; last seen here in March with a groovy look
I haven't worn this skirt in over a year, but that's just how a season rolls sometimes.
Without the jacket, although I never took it off.
- Purse - Club Monaco, thrifted
- Scarf - Smoking Lily, vintage 90s, thrifted
Easy shoes for walking on the lawn, admiring Mom's garden.
A good mix of colours.
- Necklace/earrings - Sherman, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Crystal brooch - vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Green crystal bracelet - vintage 60s, Mom's
- Crystal cuff - Swarovski, consignment, gift from L
- Silver/sodalite ring - Scotland, 1996
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
We drove over to Mom's to give her her Mother's Day and birthday gifts. L dressed up too.
Mom, opening her presents.
Unzipped - I am my mother's daughter, ha ha!
Mom and L on the deck, in one of the brief moments of sun.
The rear section is a bit marshier, so she has some native plants, plus this ginormous rhubarb.
This is a salmonberry plant (about it here, link 'cause I love), a member of the rose family.
The berries are a delicate flavour, similar to raspberries.
Below the salmonberry plant is some camas, another native plant (about it here).
Mom likes to brush him (you can see he needs some attention), and he comes and checks in on her regularly.
One final glamour shot!
We arrived home to find our own furry beast ensconced on the deck, catching the intermittent sun's rays.
Ah, that sounds like an excellent idea!
I hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!