Friday's Jammy Dress.
I'm carrying on my tradition of never wearing the same shoes twice with this dress.
The dress is actually thick lace, fully lined.
I love to tell people that it's a (VERY generous) size 2.
Incognito: I'm surprised I was recognized (hee hee).
- Scarf - Fluevog
- Mask - by Mom
- Bangle - vintage 1920s, vintage mall
- Filigree bangle - St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop, London
- Tassel earrings - consignment, Vancouver
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
- Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
A lovely Friday evening of board games was had by all (including Vizzini, who grabbed a cheezie from under the couch and gloated over his snack victory all night), and we were up early on Saturday for further adventures. For me, that was a day-trip to Sidney with Cat to raid the thrift stores.
- Blouse - Tory Burch, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in July 2021 with ORANGE LEATHER SHORTS (sorry, it's in their contract)
- Skirt - Compania Fantastica, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in May for a Mom-Day adventure at Elk Lake
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) way back in May 2021 with a Hawaiian dress for a Ye Olde Pandemic Park party
- Jacket (below) - Smoking Lily; last worn here in May
By the end of the day, I was down to just this, as it warmed up considerably.
I love this silk blouse (good sunblock). The pattern is abstract birds - I like how it looks like feathers overall, like a snowy owl.
Jacketed and incognito. L is packing up for a game of Ulti in the background - I was sad to miss a game, but I haven't gone to Sidney with Cat for a shopping day in ages! The last time was here in October 2020!
- Scarf - Bill Blass, vintage 80s, thrifted
- Mask - by Mom
- Belt - Karen Millen, thrifted
- Pin - homegrown vintage c. 1986
- Silver/sodalite ring - Scotland, 1996
- Orange ring - Italy, vintage 1960s, vintage mall
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Earrings - local
Here's a listing of the stores we went to, with websites as available - as always, all links 'cause I love (I get no benefit from links provided). Sidney is loaded with a mix of true thrift stores, consignment stores and excellent boutiques. I've updated my Shopping Tab (link here) to add these.
- Dog's Breath Antiques (FB link here)
- BC SPCA Thrift Store (SPCA store page here)
- Beacon Community Services Thrift on Fourth (shop list here)
- Beacon Community Services Thrift Annex (as above)
- Connections Consignment (FB link here)
- House of Lily Koi Consignment (website here)
- Cameron Rose Gifts (website here)
- Green Door Thrift (FB link here)
We both bought very little in the way of clothing - most of the stores don't have fitting rooms, and the pickings were slim anyway. We did do extremely well with accessories!
Cat spotted the tower ring at Dog's Breath Antiques, but it didn't fit her so I tried it.
The stone in this ring is a crystal, but the rest of the ring is sterling silver.
It needs a good buffing, but I like how the crystal is suspended.
The amber/silver ring is also sterling, but only had this single indented mark.
There they are on (sorry, my big amethyst/gold ring is distracting).
From there, we moved on to the SPCA thrift store, where I spotted this silver and malachite bangle in the jewelry case.
I like the lines of silver on the teardrop shape.
The original price - the owner was a lovely man, who said it had been in the case for a while and he'd charge me $30.00. Done!
I was happy to see the Mexico stamps, and the 950 mark (that means it's 95% silver).
I also picked up this sparkly "eyelash" texture dress.
The brand is Warren Z (Cat and I both had a giggle that Warren Zevon was the designer).
This will keep my poor delicate husband's neck warm in the chill this winter.
It was a mere $5.95. I'm sure it would have sold for around $60.00 new.
Cat and I spent a good hour-plus going through Connections Consignment, a store that groups everything by type and size. I always appreciate that, even though I take a quick look at everything, just in case.
They are the Morris & Co collaboration with H&M - I had this dress here by them (I put it in the giveaway pile as I hated the cheap fabric after one wearing)
I recognized this as another designer collaboration - if it looks familiar to you, I have this skirt here from this same collab.
I found a picture from Elle Canada here of both pieces together from the 2014 collaboration - of course, I will have to wear them together like that!
There was a huge gaggle of people outside the House of Lily Koi, but the Sidewalk Sale stuff was really crappy-looking, so we ducked inside the store to check out the nice(r) things.
We didn't realize what time it was, but we were parched and starving, so headed down to the waterfront pub, Riva, for lunch. After a delicious grilled salmon burger and salad apiece, we headed over to Cameron Rose Gifts, where they were just putting away their sale table.
"What time is it??" we wondered, and were shocked that it was 4:30pm! Where did the day go?
Anyway, we SCORED on their sale jewelry. I spent less than $20 on all of the following.
This long necklace is also a Harriet Grey piece.
I snatched this up right away.
It's a Harriet Grey as well - it's a nickel "liquid" mesh bracelet.
It has adjustable snaps.
The original price was $81.95, marked down to $57.00, the marked down to $5.00. That's...wow.
Between us, Cat and I bought 8 rings over the course of the day - I bought FIVE.
But for me, only $5.00.
There were a bunch of these colourful enamel rings (Cat bought a yellow/orange one).
But it was marked down to $5.00.
Good thing I'd found a crystal ring-holder at Beacon Community Services Thrift Annex earlier in the day! I bought five rings!
Our last stop was Green Door Thrift, a true thrift store (along with the accompanying slightly ickiness of a very crowded space).
This one's by Bouelder, Milwaukee (but made in Italy) and features a Charles Rennie Mackintosh-inspired design.
here. This is probably a late 80s/early 90s tie.
here. This is probably a late 80s/early 90s tie.
The middle tie felt very Art Deco to me although it's likely from the 90s - it's a travel theme (note the central cruise ship, and the airplane above it - you can also see a bit of a train on the right in the main image above).
Whew! We were exhausted after 5.5 hours of shopping - I crashed and napped for an hour when I got home - but what a great time we had! What's your favourite of my purchases?
And now, I'm off to enjoy the remainder of my weekend with my fam (furry and human). Thank you so much for stopping by!
Wow! What a full post. L better watch out -- next time I visit I'm stealin' that great necktie. :)ReplyDelete
He'd probably give it to you, Ally. :) He has close to 75 ties, I think.Delete
Both of these looks are fabulous! I love the dress and the shoes are beautiful with it.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Lovely!Delete
Gosh, I can't even remeber when I had a shopping day! Sounds like a real treat! What a jewelry you found. Those statement rings are fantastic! Love your first dress especially with the black jacket! Please find a way to send us reminder mails again!!ReplyDelete
It was so much fun to spend the day shopping! I'm so excited about all the rings. Thank you!Delete
There is nothing in Blogger that does an email list, and I do not pay anything for my blog...so that's not going to happen. Please come visit when you see a comment from me - I do post 4-5 times a week, so pretty frequently!
Leggings, trousers and earrings, score! How satisfying to spend the day shopping with someone who appreciates the hunt as much as you do! My daughter-in-law likes the hunt, as well, and I am hoping she will accompany me to the second hand shop in Brussels the next time we visit.ReplyDelete
Also like the ties you picked up for L. My son (Robin’s brother) wears ties and I tend to look at ties through his eyes. Come to think of it, I also like the silver malachite bangle.
Thanks for sharing your weekend!
I know, I did so well on everything, didn't I, Laurie? :) It was a blast - Cat's a fellow marathon shopper like me. Oh, that sounds amazing - I hope you and your DIL can do that.Delete
L is always happy to get new ties - it's fun hunting for unique ones for him.
Glad you enjoyed - thanks so much for checking in!
You will be decked out with bling for quite a while. I'm glad you had a wonderful shopping day with your friend.ReplyDelete
I will! Thanks so much, Sam!Delete
I like everything you got, but that mesh bracelet is so Sheila!!ReplyDelete
Right?? That's one of my favourite things I found - I've admired them in the past, but the retail price put me off.Delete
That malachite bangle! Be still my beating heart. A couple of our festival pals specialise in fairly traded Mexican silver and I have to reign myself in whenever we're neighbours.ReplyDelete
Your zig-zag dress has a real Modish vibe but I'm hoping you won't need to be buried in it for many more years yet!
The shopping extravaganza sounds like such good fun! xxx
I was so excited to find that, Vix! Oh, that would be a dangerous neighbour!Delete
Thanks - I know, lol, what the heck?? I'm not dead yet!
We had a blast, thank you!
No Bigass weekend wrap-up here, even though it has been a long one. With temperature well into the 30's it has been far too hot to do much, unfortunately!ReplyDelete
Your lace zig-zag dress is a stunner and the colour of those shoes is seriously swoon-worthy.
That remark of the gent at Rich Rags made me giggle and gasp in equal measure, though.
Your shopping extravaganza outfit is a true sight for sore eyes: love the excellent pattern mixing. And oh my, haven't you done well? That malachite bangle is fantastic! Swoon! xxx
Oh my gosh, that's just torture, Ann! I hope you/the rest of Europe gets some respite soon!Delete
Thank you! I know, what an odd thing to say, right? Size isn't the be-all and end-all. He's such an odd duck.
I had so much fun - I love that bangle too.
Oh my goodness what a marathon of a shopping trip! But didn't you do well. I loved all the jewellery you bought especially the 1.00 dollar finds. I would make the black ball earrings in to 2 pairs If I'd bought them as I find very long earrings annoying now. I never used to.The Malachite bangle was wonderful. Love the William Morris print trousers and both you're outfits were fab.ReplyDelete
Lucky L - the ties are fabulous. I'd be inclined to keep the Charles Rennie Mackintosh print one for myself!
Have a great week,
We were exhausted by the end of it, Vronni! I loved finding all those cheap retail buys! I can see that re: the earrings, but I'll probably just leave them as is - I don't mind really long earrings. I'm excited about the bangle too - the trousers are in the wash, so it'll be a bit before I wear them.Delete
I thought about that, lol! Thank you, my dear!
I wear almost exclusively Talbots, as I am short and squatty. The petites fit well, and I love that boxy style dress. I have several.ReplyDelete
I will always look at Talbots clothing in the thrift/consignment stores - they are often so well made!Delete
Wow! Some great bargains there! And a Charles Rennie Mackintosh tie!ReplyDelete
I got some scores for sure. L loved that one!Delete
I really like both outfits but I am in awe at your shopping purchases - especially the sale bargains you got on the accessories, that silver ball ring in particular is so pretty! You did so well on your shopping day. I love days like that where you quickly lose track of the time because you are having so much fun :)ReplyDelete
We couldn't believe it and immediately ransacked the entire table, Mica! We both really needed this time just hanging out together - so much laughter.Delete