- Jacket - 2014 Stella McCartney for Adidas, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in September 2021 as a topper
- Top - Plum, thrifted; last seen here in April layered under dots
- Skirt - Zara, thrifted; first worn here in April for a Mom-Day Adventure on the harbour
- Shoes - Homers; last seen here in January with my pirate skirt
My dilemma today was that I'd run out of nylons, and it was too cold to go bare-legged.
The jacket is so cool - bomber jackets don't really suit me, but there's no way I'm giving up a Stella McCartney piece.
Without the jacket, although I never took it off.
- Belt - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Yellow cuff - thrifted
- Leather studded cuff - vintage 80s
- Chain silver ring - Taxco, Charmaine's
- Shield ring - Nine West
- Ear-balls - Dior, consignment
And here's what I found! I spent close to 3 hours, looking at EVERYTHING. I did some more birthday shopping for L too, but since he reads my blog, I won't be featuring them.
In the jewelry section, I found this necklace and those...
They are button-covers! This was a thing back in late 80s/early 90s.
The necklace reminds me of ones I had in the early 00s - pretty sure it's from that era.
It's marked "Gilde Handwerk" - the other side says "Art Collection."
I'm always on the lookout for little shallow bowls for playing our boardgames - I like putting all the little tiny game pieces in them.
Look at that lovely blue! Apparently this is vintage and the brand is Creigiau, which is slightly visible in the mark on the bottom. About them here, all links 'cause I love.
Back to the accessory department! I found a belt.
It's by Below the Belt, which is a small Canadian mall chain that started in 1978. This style reminds me of the 90s.
I always enjoy a good rummage through the scarf department. I found this one by feel.
"There's something about this scarf I like."
The colours are red, black, green, turquoise and pale golden yellow. I spotted the signature and into my basket it went!
"I spy a thread! This must be eaten immediately."
Vizzini is a monster when it comes to loose threads. I snipped it off right away.
I was thrilled to find another vintage Pierre Cardin scarf,
The colours of this long skinny scarf attracted me.
The edges are hand-rolled, and I can see where someone removed the manufacturer/content tag. I'm 100% sure it is silk.
I know this is an Italian tourist scarf, the kind you buy thinking you're getting a real designer piece.
"All those Cs - it must be Coach!"
Vizzini, you're such a rube - it's obviously Cooch, a close but cheaper relation (tee hee!).
It's by Pashmina, and is made from 70% pashmina and 30% silk. I like the purple/pink colours - that's why I bought it. It's so hard to find purple scarves that are nice. It's also really soft and snuggly.
I had a good look through the book section, as they had a "buy 1, get 1 free" special on.
Back to clothes! I found this top in the vintage section.
It's completely handmade - I turned it inside out and found tons of hand-stitching.
I was amused by the ZIK zipper, which is all metal.
And the boobular region is open with hooks and eyes.
It's 100% cotton and is fully lined in acetate.
It's by Nanette Lepore and the US-made construction tells me it's fairly old - likely late 90s or early 00s.
I grabbed this camisole when I saw it - I'm a bit of a crow that way!
It's by J. Crew and was half off, so $6.50.
I actually bought this top because I recognized the brand, then realized this was just a crazy top and I had to have it.
It has elastic at the back of the arms, and vents at the lower shoulder blade.
Odd detailing on the front. One above-boob seam has gathers, the other does not.
I like that the date of production is noted.
This is the seam that popped open.
I know this name: Eliza Cavaletti - I've seen it in high-end consignment stores. Their parent company is Daniela Dallavalli (she is the designer of Eliza Cavaletti).
I'm a sucker for a peplum. And this pretty shade of burgundy.
I like the flecks of sparkly in the material. It's marked a Large on the tag, but it's says small inside! It's a little on the snug side for me right now (must cut back on the chocolate).
I liked the colours in this short pencil skirt. Yes, it does go with the previous jacket/sweater.
It's by Ann Taylor - their sizing is wonky, as that size 4 fits me. I'm usually an 8-10.
I love this purple pleated chiffon skirt.
This skirt excited me - another swanky designer name!
The back is where all the excitement is! You can see a bit of the pocket on the left side there.
At the bottom of each of those seams is a wee pleat for walking.
The waistband is black grosgrain ribbon with cream stitches.
I always turn the good stuff inside out! This is the pockets on the inside front of the skirt.
Oh my, I know Alberta Ferretti! I've seen her gorgeous dresses on many a celebrity. About her here, from Vogue. I'll spend some time another day hunting through all of her runways (Vogue goes back to 2000 with her runway shows) to see if I can find the season this skirt is from.
Greetje's (blog here) voice came to me as I debated buying this silk blouse.
It does up across the chest with little faceted black buttons.
Greetje loves Max Mara and I'm sure she will swoon over this! And it's 100% pure silk (that's what "pura seta" means).
Phew! Time to get back to chillin'! What's your favourite of my new purchases?