Folks, it looks like Blogger has fully stopped sending email notifications of blog posts
- and they don't have anything to replace it.
If you've been relying on emails to know when I've posted,
please bookmark/favourite my blog and check back frequently
- I post 4-5 times a week.
Now, onto to the good stuff. Friday's outfit - I wore jeans!
Well, white jeans.
- Dress (worn open) - I'M Isola Marras, Spring/Summer 2013, Florence, Italy; last worn here in September 2021 with pink pants
- Shirt - Denver Hayes, consignment; last seen here in July, layered under Marimekko spots
- White jeans - Cambio; first worn here (2nd outfit) in May with dots and jungle print
- Shoes - Prepare Guide, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) with a sparkly jumpsuit for Canada Day in July
Like the last time I wore this dress, I opened up the front and layered it over pants.
You can see the collar of the shirt on the outside of the dress, which also has a collar.
- Mask - by Mom
- Belt - vintage 80s, thrifted
- Bracelet - vintage 1930s, vintage mall
- Studded silver/Lucite bracelet - Alexis Bittar, consignment, Vancouver
- Earrings - vintage 1920s, vintage fair
- Silver/aventurine ring (on the green bracelet) - consignment
- Malachite/silver ring - consignment
After an evening of board games (what can I say? L and I love games), we were up bright and early on Saturday. L and Randall picked up our new TV - very exciting! Our current telly is over 15 years old, so time to get with the cool kids. After that, we headed down to the Ruby for brunch with Nick.
I styled it up to make it more flattering on me, but I thought y'all would want to see how it looks "au naturel."
Look at all that swooshy fabric!
Incognito and showing off my pockets. I stashed my mask in one, and my glasses/sunnies bag in the other.
- Purse - Rebecca Minkoff Linear Studded Rocker Bag, 2009, consignment; purchased here for $65.00
- Silk scarf - Fluevog
- Mask - by Mom
- Belt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment
- Studded cuff - vintage 90s
- Enameled cuff - consignment
- Turquoise ring - Mexican, Karen's
- Silver/enamel ring - antique store, Sidney
- Earrings - Betsey Johnson, swap from Cat
Silly boy! We'll be back!
And we were - following our grocery shop. We spent the afternoon doing art (me) and setting up our new TV (L). As is our usual when nothing else is going on socially, we played board games till the wee hours.
"I want attention!"
Very helpful. And now...
Art Project: Mica's Bag, Part 3
I've finished the sides AND the bottom of Mica's bag this week - I've been working away at it here and there. You can go here if you missed the last update, and this was where I'd gotten to:
I moved on to the sides - keeping the design cohesive.
The sides didn't take very long - maybe 2 hours total over the work-week - and one 2-hour session on Saturday and I finished the bottom as well.
And there's the colour.
Well, there you go. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Thank you so much for dropping by!
Sorry for not commenting regularly - I do read your posts, but google will only let me comment some of the time now that my blog is no longer active, or visible. Sigh. The belt makes a world of difference with the animal print dress. Mica's bag looks great - I love the "nice bottom" addition.ReplyDelete
Totally okay, Shelley. I do allow anonymous comments - just sign them and I'll know it's you.Delete
I know, right? The magic of belts! Thanks - I'm having fun with this purse!
Blogging on Blogger has become more challenging. Thank you for continuing to share your outfits and passion for fashion! Cats are funny creatures but they do keep us entertained and on our toes!!!ReplyDelete
It has! Thank you so much for your kind comment.Delete
Yep, that Kenzo dress looks just as good I knew it would on you!ReplyDelete
Mica's bag is wonderful, "nice bottom" made me giggle almost as much as Vizzini gnawing your pen, naughty boy! xx
Thanks, Vix! I can't wait to wear it again in the fall!Delete
Vizzini is always pawing at pens when I'm writing something. Hee, the bottom makes me smile.
Hello, I'm Ethan from romytisa.com(a women's bag store) and I just want to reach out for a possible collaboration! If you are interested please contact me at email@example.comReplyDelete
No, thank you.Delete
Blogger also never posts my comments for a very long time now. I still read your blog regularly and love your outfits. LiseReplyDelete
I'm sorry you have issues, Lise! Thank you so much for reading.Delete
WOW it posted today. Woohoo :) LiseReplyDelete
The Tiger dress is so good on you - it looks fantastic belted and I really like the studded accessories with it! but of course the bag has stolen all of my attention - I love it and laughed out loud at the Nice Bottom bit! Like an actual guffaw - it's the best! I can't believe how incredible it looks, I'm so lucky you are creating such a stunning piece for me and I adore the zipped away rose, what a cute idea! Thank you again for this!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mica! Oh, phew, I'm glad you like the bottom! I should be able to finish it in the next couple of weeks.Delete
Wow, that Kenzo dress looks absolutely amazing on you! You must have made quite an impression in the aisles of the grocery store! And Mica's bag, what can I say! It's just incredible, and I'm absolutely loving the addition of the "nice bottom"! Re: Blogger emails, I've noticed the same. I guess it would have happened one day. But of course I've already bookmarked you in my Blogger reader ages ago! xxxReplyDelete
Thanks, Ann! I don't know - I didn't get a lot of comments from people, so I really need to wear it again soon!Delete
Aw, thank you so much!
Ugh, it's so annoying. Same! Wouldn't miss a post!
I was not a fan of the 'droopy dress' until I saw it belted. What a difference a belt makes! It looked wonderful on you and I can see why you needed the shorts underneath. Loved the white jeans and dress unbuttoned over it, too. You have some marvellous jewellery, Sheila.ReplyDelete
And as for Mica's bag it is absolutely gorgeous. She will love it to death.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - Vizzini, you are one weird cat!
I think a lot of folks were dubious, Vronni - belt magic has worked a wonder on the dress. Aw, thank you - I have been curating my collection for decades.Delete
I hope she does - it's fun being able to share it as I go.
Vizzini is the most weird cat ever. Fact.
What a bummer that Blogger did that. I hope I can remember to regularly visit, I have put your blog and Anne s on my favourites on the phone now. What a swoozy dress.ReplyDelete
I'll bet people would look at you with admiration!
I'll make sure I pop in, Nancy. Thank you for "favouriting" me!Delete
You are so talented or is it the cat and you take credit?ReplyDelete
You found me out, Kim - it's been Vizzini all along! ;-PDelete
Ok this post is just too good. Let's start with the white jeans styling: LOVE that you paired it with the button dress you transformed. I'm going to do this too with my white pants for sure. Next...OK this dress is PHENOMENAL!! I'd want to wear this on the repeat like forever. Wow-n couture vibes all the way. As for that bag-I don't know how you have these fabulous creative ideas. The result is fantastic- how beautiful!! And love your Vizzini, so cute. Have a great week my friend xxReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Lucy! Glad to be of inspiration! I know, right? That Kenzo dress has barged its way into my favourites too. Aw, thank you for your kind words on the bag - I love doing this. Happy week to you - good to see you!Delete
I snorted over 'nice bottom!'ReplyDelete
The bag is gorgeous!! You are clever!!!
I love how you wore the dress open. That's clever. I might try it with some of my shirt dresses!
The Sheila styling makes that wonderful dress work so well!
I'm intrigued to know which board games you and l like and play.
I wish CBC would play more board games with me. He is always on his phone or asleep! Kezzie xx xx
So did Mica! :) Thanks so much, Kezzie!Delete
This is the second time I've worn the dress like this - and I actually prefer it over wearing as a dress. I hope that works for you - give it a shot!
Our favourite games: Arkham Horror (no longer in print, ginormous game), Space Base, Race for the Galaxy, Dune (pretty new game, very fun). These are mostly board games with little pieces, but all of them are totally fun with two people. They have the right amount of strategy and randomness, and the more you play the better you get at them.
Your opening outfit has me thinking a pair of white jeans is a handy item for summer. Plus I have a similar style top (mine wasn’t a dress, just a large silk blouse that was my Mom’s) and it would look quite nice with a shirt underneath and white jeans. Hmmmm….ReplyDelete
I wasn’t a fan of the Kenzo when you first showed off the purchase but it sure improved a lot once you belted it!
Now for the bag….oh my, another masterpiece is on the way to being finished! And such a nice bottom. :)
I've really enjoyed having white jeans - not a thing I've ever owned before! Nice, I hope you make that outfit happen, Laurie!Delete
Yup, a belt makes it all better!
Aw, thank you! I've been having so much fun working on this bag - and I finally figured out what to do on the back!
I like that both outfits are changed up a bit. The first one has an interesting quirky look that way and the second goes from dowdy to fabulous!ReplyDelete
Your bags are so amazing! I'm surprised bag companies aren't chasing you down the street to buy them! I guess they haven't seen your blog!