Sunday, June 12, 2022

Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up: Chartreuse and Chevrons; Winesday Layers; Cat Pics

Welcome back, my friends! It's been a quiet weekend on my side of the world - I hope you've been enjoying some chill time yourselves.

I have two outfits to share with you: my Saturday brunch/grocery shopping look, plus what I wore to an outdoor patio Winesday on Saturday evening (hint: layers!). I have also been taking pictures of Vizzini, as is my wont.

Inspiration for my Saturday brunch look came in the form of chartreuse bookends. 
I've been dying to wear this wonderful chevron-printed skirt since I bought it. Strictly speaking, these are mitered stripes, not actually chevrons, but I do like my alliteration! 

  • Blouse - Rock & Republic, thrifted; last worn here a year ago in June 2021 under pink mohair
  • Skirt - Louis Feraud, vintage 90s, consignment; purchased here for $79.99
  • Shoes - Eject, Vancouver; last seen here in August 2021 with sequins

I adore chartreuse, although both the blouse and shoes veer close to neon green. 
As this skirt is very bossy (i.e. dominant in an outfit), it needs a strong colour story to support it. 

This top (super sheer!) and skirt (unlined) both required underpinnings. 
I'm wearing a full vintage slip underneath, plus sheer nylons (Ally, aren't you happy I finally restocked?). 

I loved wearing the skirt - it was breezy out, and it billowed and swooshed as I walked around. 
I had a few comments from strangers as I sat on Vlad the Jag's hood waiting for L to come back from one of his errands. 

Masked up. 
This is my grocery store look. I was the dressiest person in there.

This is how most people saw me. 
I couldn't resist the matchy bag! 

We're putting the top down? 
I guess I will tie a scarf on - how I suffer for fashion! [/drama]

This was my walking around look.
I felt very chic in this new-to-me hat. I tied my scarf to the purse when not in Movie Star Wrap mode. 

My Smoking Lily scarf is from the early 90s, and has gold amoebas silkscreened on the chartreuse silk. 

  • Scarf - Smoking Lily, vintage, thrifted
  • Purse - Club Monaco, thrifted
  • Hat - Zara, consignment; purchased here for $35.00
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
These shoes only look high - that's a mere 1" heel. Shoe math! 

Black and white bling: 
Geometric shapes to go with the skirt. 

  • Belt - Club Monaco, thrifted
  • Octagonal cuff - vintage, vintage fair
  • Round cuff - Sziska
  • Silicone cuff - Materia Design, thrifted
  • Earrings - vintage 80s, vintage fair
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
  • Jade/bronze ring - vintage 70s, Mom's

I wandered the house in the morning in a pre-caffeinated daze looking for Vizzini. 
"Oh, good, you've found me."

We get morning sun on our deck - just a sliver - but Vizzini found it. He's missed the sun. 
"You know you want to touch my warm fur, Woman."

The 10-year-old in me can't resist. OMG KITTY. 
"That's me."

He's been shedding like mad with the slight increase in temps. Much brushing has ensued. 

I enjoyed reading on the deck, including a brief nap, before getting ready to cab over to Ali's for Winesday. 
I dressed for comfort first. I knew we'd be outside, it could be windy and it would be cooler later. There's also mosquitos at Ali's place, but they tend to not munch on me. 

  • Sweater - Bleu Grey, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in April for a shopping trip with Lindsay
  • Skirt - Corsini Casual, vintage 90s, thrifted; purchased here for $22.99
  • Boots - Official Sabado, Fluevog; last seen here in May with a frilly skirt
  • Jacket - Dolcezza, consignment; first worn here in March over a red lace dress
  • Poncho (below) - Bodybag by Jude, consignment, gift from L; last seen here in March for our anniversary trip to Vancouver

I'm featuring two new-to-me items in this outfit, the first of which is the silk skirt. 
It's that lovely sand-washed silk that was big in the 90s - it's been heavily processed so that you can wash it without ruining it.

When I bought it, I hoped to wear it with bare legs. 
You know, for sunblock. From the sun. 

Instead, I am layering my Wonder Woman tee under my black short-sleeved sweater. 
And I have fleece-lined leggings AND a black vintage half-slip underneath. 

Let's layer this velvet flocked light denim jacket over it too. This jacket had many fans amongst my gals.
I was warm while I wore this at home in the late afternoon/evening, but I was so glad I'd layered up by the time the late evening rolled around. 

Will summer ever arrive? 
Masked up for the cab. My drinks and food (veggies and dip, chocolate-covered cranberries and cookies) are in my "Cool Cats Read" tote bag in the background. 

This poncho is fleece-lined and has an inner pocket in case my hands got cold. Which they did.
I didn't feel like bothering with gloves. 

Ready to party with my wonderful Wineday Women! We had a blast until 1am, when four of us cabbed home together.
We have been doing Winesday for 16 years now! It's all our coolest women friends, rotating hosts, and everyone brings a bottle of wine (or preferred libation, not all of us drink these days) and food to share. The host provides fizzy water only. It's a lovely time, marked with laughter, often tears, but most importantly, with that connection to other amazing women. It fills my cup! 

A silk scarf for neck warmth. 

  • Scarf - fake Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
I didn't think I'd be wearing these boots into June! I layered thick socks under them. 

Bold bling: 
There's the other new-to-me item: this awesome 90s metal and leather belt. It totally felt like armour! 

  • Belt - vintage 90s, consignment; purchased here for $32.00
  • Enameled cuff - thrifted
  • Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
  • Earrings - consignment
  • Silver/enamel ring - antique store, Sidney
  • Chain ring - Taxco, Charmaine's

Vizzini didn't seem too upset about us being out all night (L gathered with the menfolk for Musical Appreciation Night, aka MANday, at Randall's).
"Finally some peace and quiet."

The sun's shifted over to bathe the benches in warmth, at least while it lasts. It's been off and on all weekend.
"Wake me up when it's Kitty Chip time."

L got home before me, so I avoided Vizzini's rage at missing his appointed Kitty Chip time (9pm). 

And now, I'm off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday. Thank you all so much for coming to visit! 


  1. Two fantastic outfits, Sheila! The chevron skirt with the chartreuse blouse is wonderful, I bet you looked so glam perched on Vlad's hood. Love the red and black outfit, too - those boots were a wonderful and wise buy, they'll be owning you money soon!
    Chilled out won't be a option for us until 13th July when, hopefully, I'll be basking on a beach by the Med - just as well I thrive on stress.
    Those photos of Vizzini made me a bit weepy, I don't half miss my boys. xxx

  2. Beautiful outfits! You look fab in both these looks.

  3. Oh how I love that first outfit! Everyting about it! But L lets you sit on the hood?? Funny that more people in my area don't drink alcohol anymore. I decided that as of today I will not drink any either.

  4. I'm sure you turned grocery shoppers heads. Im now embarrassed how I looked shopping yesterday! The green bookends we're gorgeous with the skirt. Layers- cool weather must still be hanging on

  5. Lovely outfits Sheila, and how dramatic was the chevron skirt with chartreuse? I loved the red skirt and flocked jacket look too.

    How lovely you have been meeting for Winesday for 16 years; what a fab support group they must be for you. I have a few very close friends; but other than blogging friends and meet ups I don't meet up with any women friend groups, I don't know why that is.

    I could almost feel that sun on Vizzini's fur; I hope you've had more of it!

  6. I'm loving both of your outfits here, Sheila, but your chartreuse and chevrons one is utterly delicious. Swooning over that fabulous skirt! I can just imagine you sitting on Vlad's hood in all your grocery shop finery!
    Your wind and mosquito proof Winesday outfit is gorgeous too. That belt is a stunner and I loved the little peek at your Wonder Woman tee and fleecy undies! Your face in that photo is just priceless :-) Oh, and always lovely to see photos of Vizzini! xxx

  7. I love that first outfit with all the matchy matchy and the beautiful skirt - that's a hard colour to have a lot of pieces in but you have such a colourful wardrobe, you make it look so easy! I like your cosy layered winesday outfit as well - I'm really not that great at layering, and with the temps suddenly going from summer to colder than usual winter I'm feeling my inability to suitably layer, haha! thankfully it's warming back up a bit to more normal (low 20s) winter temps now!

  8. Both outfits are super striking!!! I love the bold colours and patterns. So many layers!!! All of them brilliant!
    Winesday sounds fab!! I wish I had a group like that!
    I missed Vizzini! Such a cutie xx Kezziexx

  9. Both outfits are fab, and I am especially enamoured with the chartreuse and Chevron one. I love a bold black and white pattern like that worn with a splash of bold colour.

  10. The bright colors styled with black and white basics are dramatic and eye-catching. I especially like the chartreuse blouse with the black & white skirt. And the kitty pics are beautiful!

  11. That first outfit is fabulous. Love every item of it.


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