Brunch first - it's been a tough season so far for our Ultimate Frisbee group, as travel is on everyone's minds and our regular players are absent. But L and I always enjoy a nice brunch out at the Ruby.
- Jacket - H&M, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in May in a "meh" outfit
- Sweater - Beechers Brook, vintage 90s, thrifted; purchased here for $6.95
- Pajama pants - Victoria's Secret, consignment; purchased here for $28.00
- Sandals - Dr. Scholls, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in May for chillin' at Chris/Ali's
One of the first things I tried with them was this fun "Jammy jacket" - I've always thought it has a very pajama-y vibe.
My new red top is just a basic for wearing underneath.
No crack-a-lackin' in these!
Without the jacket.
Masked up - I realized as I was gathering my accessories and accoutrements that I was building a theme.
- Silk scarf - Halston, vintage 70s, thrifted
- Mask - by Mom
Do you see the grey kitties on the mask?
- Red/black cuff - vintage, vintage mall, gift from L
- Leather/steel cuff - Rimanchik
- Silver/aventurine ring - consignment
- Silver/enamel ring - antique shop, Sidney
- Cat earrings - Winnie Tam
- Cat pin - Charmaine's
I do like a clever bit of wordplay.
Flashback: Black Dr. Scholls Sandals
Since we're saying goodbye to these black sandals, it's only appropriate that we do a Flashback. I bought them on one of my many former shopping expeditions to the now-closed My Sister's Closet in Fairfield on a Sunday back here in July 2016.
I first wore them in July 2016 to work.
Enjoy watching my hair grow!
This is also from August 2016. I still love this rock & roll vibe.
Aw, I'd forgotten about the whale sweater, worn here in September 2016.
This outfit - also from September 2016 - makes me laugh, as both the sweater and the camo pants were worn around the house until they fell apart.
Longer hair - it must be 2017. Yup, this was May 2017.
I donated this strapless vintage 80s dress a few years ago - this just isn't my style anymore.
You might recognize this double-peplum jacket, as it's still in my closet.
My hair's gotten long and has changed to a reddish-purple here in April 2018. I grew out my natural grey/white over a year by dying it lighter shades of purple > burgundy > lavender, then switched to toning/semi-permanent colour until it was mostly grown out. It was gentler on my hair than having all the colour removed in one go - since I have always dyed my own hair, this was the easiest way for me to do it. Plus, I enjoyed all the different colours.
I'll never let go of this wonderful vintage dress, seen here in May 2018.
Vizzini's photobombing me here in July 2018 - I wore this outfit for our Canada Day long weekend.
This outfit is also from July 2018.
Time has elapsed - and it's April 2019. What a difference 8 months makes: my hair has grown about 4 inches.
This dress is long gone, but my PANK wool moto jacket survives.
July 2019, and my hair has nearly grown out - I continued toning it lavender until early 2020 when I decided to colour it pastel pink and cut it to a lob (long bob). but now I'm coming around to this again. I change my hair frequently.
And now we have a large time jump, to May 2022, which is the last time I wore these shoes, having pulled them out of the Pandemic Pile O' Giveaways where they slept for nearly 3 years.
Mathy stuff: Well, I think I have gotten my money's worth. Today's outfit marks the 17th wearing of my black sandals, which works out to $1.59 per outfit. I'm very happy with that, but as I noted, I'm on the lookout for new strappy black sandals.
L's Aunt Lenora was in town, so L picked her up and I bussed to town to meet them at Cactus Club for dinner. L was surprised that I changed outfits - does the man not know me?
They're tricky, as I just don't have that much brown or cream in my spring/summer wardrobe.
Please, I value my belongings - he got his dinner. He was snoozing on the deck ten minutes later.
And Aunt Lenora. She's L's mom's sister, and is a lovely lady.
"I wonder if there's food in this bag?"
It being the coldest spring in forever, I added a silk/viscose/cashmere scarf for the bus ride home.
- Purse - Street Level, thrifted
- Scarf - gift from Mom, Italy
- Mask - by Mom
I wore socks and ankle boots. Gotta keep my feet warm!
Some old favourites. I need to Woly my boots - those light toes are rather noticeable!
- Necklace - vintage 1920s, gift from L
- Cuff - thrifted
- Bakelite earrings - vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Bangle - vintage 1920s, vintage mall
- Amber ring - c. 1996
- Smoky topaz/silver ring - Anneli Neuman, vintage mall
Our server at Cactus Club was kind enough to take a pic of the three of us. We had a lovely dinner and caught up. The restaurant was hoppin' busy which was a little startling/anxiety-making.
We spent Sunday relaxing and unwinding. Laundry, soup-making, blog catch-up, etc.
"Bothering the cat, etc."
I found Vizzini lurking under the bed, sleeping in L's tie-box (a vintage 80s hat-box, thrifted decades ago). I hope those silk Versace, Dior and Pucci ties are comfortable for you, Your Lordship.
"It would be better without the flash, Woman."
Life in general would be better without the flash; I agree, buddy.
Wishing you all a quiet and peaceful weekend!
Haha, Vizzini just ownes everything just like our cats do. Those sandals I love! I had sandals similar to those and sold them on a few months ago because I never wore them. But they are so lovely. Also like the pyama trousers and the black and white with yellow! I am on the hunt for a pre loved yellow top!ReplyDelete
Yellow tops are insanely difficult to find, Nancy. Most of them are see-through - why??Delete
If the shoes cause pain, they have run their course. All the flashbacks were fun. Interesting what you've no longer kept and why.ReplyDelete
I'm erratic in my likes/dislikes, I know, Sam.Delete
It's a cat in the HAT-box! :} LinnReplyDelete
Lovely outfits; I loved the silky topper with those fab pants! Those shoes were certainly value for money; I hope you find a replacement pair soon. Vizzini suits a hatbox!ReplyDelete
Hope your weather warms up and have a great week...
Thanks, Vronni! I felt very stealthy in my pajama pants. Vizzini has "owned" that tie-box for his whole life.Delete
Very nice. It is a cat box not a hat box.ReplyDelete
What a fun blog. I will keep waiting to see the she replacement! LenoraReplyDelete
It'll likely be a while, Lenora. I'm not lacking for other shoes to wear! Great to see you!Delete
Fab pj pants...love the heeled sandals and the flashback.ReplyDelete
I love the bright colours in the first outfit, and it's fantastic you were able to make those pants work for outside wear - they do look like all those fun pyjama pants that are trendy at the moment, probably because they are actual pyjamas! you wear them stylishly as always! Really like the yellow pops in the second outfit too with the neutrals :)ReplyDelete
Shame to see those shoes go as you have so much wear from them - but better to have ones that are comfortable I agree!
I found it hilarious and very "out there" to be wearing actual pajamas in public, Mica! They're firmly in my "house clothes" wardrobe now - they've been wonderful in our heat! I miss the shoes, but they hurt too much.Delete
Those are fancy pjs! Vizzini is super fancy too in "his" hatbox. So bittersweet to say goodbye to a favourite pair of shoes!ReplyDelete