Friday's work outfit features a bunch of favourites and one new-to-me item.
I was very warm walking home after work, lugging heavy groceries, but it was chilly in the morning.
- Blazer - InWear; last worn here (2nd outfit) in March over a sparkly jumpsuit
- Top - J. Crew, thrifted; purchased here for $6.50
- Skirt - See By Chloe, consignment; last seen and Flashbacked here in May 2021 with neon
- Shoes - Super Fine Cardinal, Fluevog; last worn here (2nd outfit) in June for L's "I'm Fifty-Too" birthday party
This is one of those outfits that I liked, but it looked better in my head than in actuality.
This super-shiny new-to-me J. Crew camisole was fine, although felt a little low in that front V for work.
- Scarf - Forele, vintage
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
- Wide bracelet - thrifted, Sidney
- Thinner leaf bracelet - Trifari, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Green cocktail ring - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
- Peacock brooch - vintage 80s, consignment; purchased here for $24.00
- Earrings - thrifted
I popped into Rich Rags on my way home for a quick poke around. I found L a magenta pink shirt for $29.00, and this lovely mini purse for myself.
The feather is attached through the leather, and has a hinge so that you can open the purse.
I was surprised that the price was so low.
After a quiet evening of relaxing board games and music, L and I were up early for brunch. As expected, it was a hot day!
- Jacket - Animale, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in April over a mash of bolds
- Top - Tatum & Olivia, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in April for a garden party
- Pants - handmade, consignment; purchased here for $59.99
- Shoes - Karl Lagerfeld; last worn here in September for a Mom-Day Adventure in orange
Temps were up to 28 degrees, and while I'm sunblocked, I prefer physical sunblock.
The Incognito Movie Star, ready to be driven in Vlad the Jaguar convertible.
- Purse - Arcadia, consignment
- Scarf - consignment
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
- Belt - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Orange cuff/ring - Italian, vintage 60s, vintage mall
- Steel/acrylic ring - Calvin Klein, thrifted
- Wooden earrings - vintage expo
After a brief rest at home, I met up with ex-WW colleague Betty for a walk along Dallas Road.
- Paper parasol - Chinatown
I took a bunch of pictures as it was such a gloriously hot and beautiful day.
We drove down to Fairfield and parked across from Ross Bay Cemetery and walked along the back-road to Dallas Road, which runs along the waterfront.
I hoped to spot some deer when I peeked over the hedge into the cemetery, but no luck.
Such a clear blue sky!
The tide was high, and there was a cool breeze coming off the water (which is ice cold - that's the Pacific Ocean).
We strolled along, looking at all the people, chatting and catching up.
The Olympic Mountain range in Washington state (USA) was clearly visible.
As we walked past this rockery wall of California poppies, a woman commented to me, "You match the flowers!"
We meandered around Clover Point. This guy on his guitar was playing "Wicked Game".
Looking across the next bay towards Beacon Hill Park.
We crossed the road here and turned back.
We ambled through a residential neighbourhood, enjoying the lack of traffic (Dallas Road is a constant parade of cars sightseeing).
And now we're at Ross Bay Cemetery.
I was disappointed to see that someone removed the poem from inside the Poet-Tree (pic here).
A glimpse of the water through the trees.
Suddenly, as we were about to head back to the car...
This one grazed on the hill leading down to the road.
I like seeing deer.
They're all over the city right now. L saw one on the road on his way to work this week.
Selfie with Betty!
L and I spent a quiet evening, barely moving in the heat (it was 40 on our deck!), and playing boardgames. We had some company.
"Time to cool off."
Vizzini flops on the hot tile, then snoozes on the cooler cotton-upholstered benches on the deck, then falls over on the cool carpet inside.
"Oh, what a tough life...streeeeetch!"
You can see his black skin colouring inside the top of his mouth there.
This is late at night - L and Vizzini were both asleep on the couch. I woke L up to go to bed.
"But we're so happy here..."
I hope you all had a wonderful, peaceful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hi Sheila, I've been having great difficulty accessing any of my accounts so commenting regularly has been difficult. We've had a very hot and humid week here with the humidex reaching 36 yesterday. Temperatures are supposed to drop tonight but we'll see if that happens. I makes dressing to leave the house a challenge. The citrus combo pants are perfect hot weather wear. The photos of the deer are wonderful!ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear that, Shelley! I do accept anonymous comments, which might be easier for you? Yikes, those are HOT temps! It's supposed to go back to the low-mid 20s here, which is more what we're used to.Delete
Thank you! I love the Hawaiian pants!
Oh what a lovely walk! Anything near water is good enough for me anyway. So relaxing. Love the ruffled blouse, very dramatic.ReplyDelete
I think the outfit is really good. The skirt is a winner, never to be given away. But I really like the jacket on it, only open. If you close it, it feels too long over long, but if you wear it open it is a knock-out outfit. The silver mini bag is very good as is the copper bag.ReplyDelete
I think if the top underneath was more fitted instead of blouse-y, it would have worked better. Whenever you have a baggy/full piece, it needs that snug/slim piece to help contrast it. Thanks, Greetje!Delete
I get what you mean, but the gold of the top was a very good match.Delete
The Hawaiian pants are so much fun. What a gorgeous place to walk.ReplyDelete
We have different opinions about the deer ;-) as they are considered invasive species here due to their voracious appetites for local gardens.ReplyDelete
I'm with you on the proportions of the orange jacket and skirt, long over long, but the individual pieces are delightful. And I quite like your colorful Hawaiian pants! Quite the spirit uplifter! Also, just realized they match the background color/pattern for your blog. :-)
Yay for your blended weekend of activity, and here's to this week!
They're considered invasive here too, Laurie, and many people hate them. Me, I don't have a garden (our condo lawn is pretty safe from their chewing!), so I don't really care that much.Delete
Thank you so much, my dear friend!
Oh, I absolutely love the Hawaiian trousers! And I also love how you name your jackets and coats. The totally impractical raincoat was a fab match for those fab pants. I'm glad your weather warmed up but that was a bit extreme. It's quite a shock to the system.ReplyDelete
Your walk looked lovely and I so enjoyed the views of the ocean and the gorgeous deer. Unfortunately, I mostly see deer (Muntjacs) as road kill but have occasionally seen them out and alive, when on my walks.
Vizzini is so very long....
Have a great week and stay cool,
Those Hawaii pants are so cute. everything about you is cute or glamorous depending... Love the cat.ReplyDelete
Two of my faves: the skirt and white ruffly blouse. The ruffly blouse is definitely something I would snap up and I love that the skirt is scallopy at the bottom! Such an unusual detail! Those fawns are lovely!ReplyDelete
The skirt is a cheaper line by high-end designer Chloe - I love that intricate detail on the hem too, Laura.Delete
I'm so glad you've got some heat. Loving the Hawaiian trousers and the ruffle-tastic top.ReplyDelete
The deer are magical - Liz gets a bit annoyed with them as they keep eating her crops but I love to see them, there's something quite tranquil about the way they move.
I read somewhere that if you don't say "big stretch" to a stretching cat then you don't deserve to own one! xxx
Ha, I always say, "Who's that stretchy boy? Whose tum needs a rub?"Delete
I am jealous of your warm weather, it's a rainy day here and I'm missing summer, haha! I really like that first outfit, sometimes I like long pieces together, it just feels more relaxed! Although I do sometimes find that it doesn't work quite like I wanted it too as well. It depends on my mood! your second outfit is my favourite, I love those pants! :)ReplyDelete
Sadly, it didn't last long - back to rain!Delete
Totally understand you about outfits that 'looked better in my head' mwhaha. But I love your orange jacket and the golden shoes and brooch (so beautiful!) and love the colour combo. Probably this is a too long jacket over that skirt, but you'll build a better outfit for sure!ReplyDelete
Love those hawaiian trousers with the completely impractical raincoat , both pieces are Fabulous and You Rock these citron colours!, so vitaminic!
Looking Gorgeous and matching the flowers!, love it!
Those Hawaiian printed trousers remind me of one of my vintage Barbie outfits (don't laugh!) and your Completely Impractical Raincoat never fails to put a smile on my face. Totally loving this outfit! xxxReplyDelete
They are total Barbie pants, Ann! I get it!Delete