Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tuesday Theatre Two-Fer: Jammy Dress Quick-Change

It's been a long day, and I'm tired. Y'all will forgive me for speeding through my post, and in return, you get a two-fer: Two outfits fer the price of one! 

We woke up to freezing temps and snow warnings. 
It is definitely verging into "too dark" territory for the stair pics. 

  • Dress - InWear; last worn here in January for a trip to the periodontist
  • Boots - F-Trip Warhol, Fluevog; last seen here a couple of weeks ago for a Mom-Day Adventure in Sidney
  • Coat (below) - Mallia, consignment; last worn here two weeks ago

My view of the Castle this morning. 
That dark cloud cover boded poorly.

I knew I'd need this stripey armour dress. 
The boots cheered me considerably.

We had an all-day client meeting of 20+ people - it felt like the Before Times.
A lot of running around! The day flew by. 

I had a full vintage slip under this.
And fleece-lined tights! 

Masked up. 
I'm still being careful. There's a cough going around. 

All the warmest stuff. It snowed finely during the morning, but was gone by afternoon - it all dumped on Vancouver, according to my colleagues there. 

I was nearly blown over in a crosswalk, the winds were so high on my walk home! 

  • Hat - M&S, consignment, Powell River
  • Suede gloves - Aldo, consignment
  • Scarf - fake Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
  • Mask - Lazy Susan's

The stuff: 
Such groovy boots. I loved them with the striped dress. 

Bold bling: 
A little red, a little black...

  • Leather/steel cuff - Rimanchik
  • Red/black Bakelite cuff - vintage, vintage mall, gift from L
  • Silver Anneke-Lars ring - vintage mall
  • Silver/onyx ring - Toccara, vintage fair
  • Earrings - Bermuda, Mom's

I dashed home and quickly fed Vizzini and changed - the Belfry Theatre's season of in-person theatre is back! And I'm doing season tickets...with Yvonne and Randall and Nancy. Nancy is still leery of big groups of people, though, so she passed along her ticket to Cat for this showing of the two-person play, Vigil
I knew I wanted to wear this ginormous silk dress - for comfort and just to be a little funky. 

  • Dress - Kenzo X H&M, consignment; first worn here (2nd outfit) in August for brunch
  • Top - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here layered in October
  • Boots - Original Sabado, Fluevog; last worn here in October with copper lace
  • Coat (below) - Mallia, consignment; last seen mere minutes earlier

I layered a black top under it, and changed up my boots. 
"Gazooks, Woman, you're going back out in this weather?"

I totally wanted to snuggle up and have some kitty love. 

We had dinner beforehand at the Fernwood Inn, then enjoyed the play. Cat and I sat together, and Yvonne/Randall sat a few seats down the row (they had their season's tickets first). Belfry link here, and a summary of it here (all links 'cause I love).
I found it darkly funny, wry and profound, and welled up a little at the end. 

Same coat, but switched to my beret (all my hair is tucked into it to combat the wind), and red gloves. 

And there they are! 

  • Scarf - as above
  • Mask - as above
  • Gloves - Echo, consignment
  • Beret - Parkhurst, consignment

The stuff: 
I walked both ways - by the time the play let out at 9:30pm, it was barely raining and the wind had died down.

Quick-change bling: 
I wanted smaller earrings and a less bulky bracelet for under my gloves. 

  • Belt - thrifted
  • Leather/steel cuff - as above
  • Rings - as above
  • Rose earrings - Betsey Johnson, swap from Cat
  • Chain/leather wrist-wrap - local

I have another late evening tomorrow night, too! All this feels so strange...it almost makes me miss the lock-downs! 


  1. Vigil sounds right up my street, I love dark humour.
    The Covid years seem like a strange dream now. I can't say those times were bad for us but I'd still rather be normal again. These days I'll grasp any invitation at all, it still feels like a novelty to go out!
    The striped dress is a fab, fun shape and the Kenzo X H&M maxi is the perfect dramatic piece for a night out. Stay warm! xxx

  2. The theater! Last year we went to our first, with masks, cautiously. Now, I feel caution again, but would brave for a night out! The armour outfit, too pretty to be called armour, is terrific.

  3. You are a blast of warm sunshine on this cold and blustery day. Always smashing, Sheila!! Before Times, it's troubling to even know what you mean by that phrase. I've had a few moments like that as well. I continue to be Leery. Ugh. Thanks for the pick-me-up.

  4. Love both outfits. Love the coats. I really like coats and have way too many.

  5. Your stripey dress and groovy boots totally cheered me up, what a fab combo! I've been dragging out my warmest stuff for the forecasted freezing temperatures too, but thankfully no snow on the horizon so far!
    Your theatre-going outfit is amazing and you're looking very funky indeed. That belt couldn't have been more perfect for that stunner of a dress.
    I'm not the biggest fan of big groups of people at the best of times, but I'm no longer as weary as I was of going places as I was a year ago. We'll have to let go of our fears some time, I guess. But I do hear you: I sometimes miss the quiet times of Lockdown too! xxx

  6. Thrilled and delighted to be back commenting. Fred had a long month plus in the hospital and he is coming home tomorrow! Can you not only hear but feel my sigh of release and relief!

    Your daytime outfit is exactly what today’s NY weather called for as well. This is another perfect jammy dress jazzed up by its own stripes and the addition of those smashing boots. Also am agog at your evening outfit, it drapes beautifully and has its own pizzazz.

    And there is the added delight of live theatre with friends. Wonderful!

    Cheers, Laurie

    1. Laurie, I am so glad to hear that Fred is coming home - my best wishes and good vibes to you both! I can totally feel/hear your relief. Big hug!!

  7. I love those boots with the striped dress, and that second outfit looks so fun and cosy, and so perfect for the theatre! :)

    I've been debating booking in a few things for the school holidays with the kids as I'm getting confidence to get back to normal, but in most cases I've waited too long and things are sold out already, haha! So it might be another pandemic style summer holidays for us, just visiting a different park or playground each day. I think a more relaxed holiday might be just what we need though, it is strange thinking about how calm and relaxed things were in the early pandemic years!

  8. The funky boots look great with the bold stripes of the dress. I've been going out to a few things (movies, live performances) since I got back from New York but am always masked up if there's a large number of people. I saw a version of "Vigil" in Toronto in the early 00's that starred Martha Henry and Brent Carver, sadly, who are no longer with us.

  9. Love those funky boots and how fab they look with the striped dress, totally groovy!. And you look also really comfy and warm well wrapped in your coat!.
    Lovely that you went to the theatre again, it makes me feel it's time to go back to cinemas and theatres for me!, miss them!


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