Let's start it off with Friday's work outfit. No stair picture, as it's gloomy as heck in the mornings.
Barbie-Core is the theme of the Good Buy/Good-Bye link-party, and my PANK wool moto jacket fits it perfectly.
- Jacket - Gap, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) for a rainbow brunch in October
- Gold shell - J. Crew, thrifted; first worn here in June with orange and flounces
- Skirt - Ports, vintage 80s, consignment; first seen here on Thursday for lunch with Mom
- Boots - Jubilee Gladstone, Fluevog; last worn here (2rd outfit) with Greetje's dress for Winesday in October
- Coat (below) - Donna Karan, consignment; last seen here in November
This shade of hot pink has been all over the runways for the past couple of seasons (especially in the shows by Valentino), but it's been around for over 100 years!
I picked up this jacket on consignment in Vancouver a few years ago, and it's been a very versatile piece in my wardrobe all year round.
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that I'm wearing the same cobalt blue Ports wool skirt as I did the day before when Mom and I had brunch.
Masked up - I'm so matchy.
Outerwear. More pink!
- Fur boa - thrifted
- Cashmere beret - Club Monaco, thrifted
- Leather gloves - consignment
- Mask - by Mom
My small selection of gold-coloured Brutalist accessories is growing - I also have a pendant-style necklace but it didn't go with the outfit.
- Belt - Sangiorgio, consignment
- Earrings - vintage 70s, vintage mall
- Brass Brutalist rings - both vintage 70s, vintage mall
L and I spent Friday night playing boardgames and listening to music, while Vizzini prowled around hoping for extra kitty treats. We all enjoyed a sleep-in on Saturday before getting up for brunch with Nick at the Ruby.
This is a very short dress, so I keep it out for tights season to help it feel less Here's My Thighs.
I know you're all shocked.
Showing off the barely visible fur rose pinned to my collar.
- Purse - Ted Lapidus, vintage 90s, vintage fair
- Scarf/gloves - Parkhurst
- Mask - by Mom (it's pinecones)
- Belt - thrifted
- Fur rose - thrifted
- Amber/silver thumb ring - antique store, Sidney
- Silver/smoky topaz ring - Anneli Neumann, Sweden, vintage mall
- Brass ring - vintage 70s, vintage mall
- Earrings - LA Express, 1994
Spoiler alert: I'm getting a bunch of exciting accessories for Christmas from L. We spent about an hour going through Vanity Fair Antique Mall while I pointed out/tried on things that I liked. "Now, look away," said L as "Santa" paid for my presents. Whee!! I love getting things that I know I already like, plus I've already forgotten what they were, heh heh.
We barely had time to get ready in the late afternoon before we had to leave to get to my company Holiday Gala at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort. I worked the front door with my boss, greeting everyone and handing out drink tickets.
The ruffled edges have thick fishing line run through the hem.
L and I walked both to and from the party (about 30 minutes each way), and since I knew I'd be standing around a lot, I decided to wear my gold glitter-leopard Converse.
My coworkers absolutely loved them.
Especially Zeudy, whose daughter Bella wore sparkly Converse to her grad, at my encouragement.
My warmest pieces. I had to steal L's toque on the way home, as it was even colder (-6!!).
- Purse - Rebecca Minkoff, consignment
- Gloves - vintage, thrifted
- Fur scarf - thrifted
- Mask - Couvered Up
That is the very first mask I ever bought during the pandemic! My colleagues loved that I had a sparkly gold sequined mask.
- Belt - vintage, consignment, Powell River, gift from Louise
- Gold chain - vintage 80s, Grandma J's
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Brass Brutalist ring - vintage 70s, vintage mall
- Silver/crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
- Bracelet - Metropolitan Museum of Art gift shop, New York, 2002
Oops, missed the tree pins.
- Big tree - Keyes, gift from Ev
- Small tree - Avon, can't remember
L and I matched so many people at the party, who also wore red/burgundy/velvet/gold!
Well, my friends, I'm now going to go chill out for the afternoon with my two guys, and watch some football. Go, Dolphins!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wow -- so many great outfits. Those Fluevog boots are to die for!!!!! Love the fact you wore glittery Converse shoes to the gala.ReplyDelete
Wow! You are such a perfect host for your company! What a fabulous dress. And I really want those Converse! The pink jacket is fabulous, what a vibrant colour. Thank you for joining this month with us!ReplyDelete
My favorite is the brown coat from Saturday. It is incredible!ReplyDelete
Fabulous outfits ESPECIALLY for your office holiday party! Simply comfortable, elegant, festive, flattering and fun, what more is needed for an outfit! As always, you and L make a striking couple with your classy outfits. I had a vicariously enjoyable time thinking of you dancing and swirling the night away. And kudos for all those conversations.ReplyDelete
Hello and cheers from NY,
That's an absolutely fabulous Christmas party dress. What more is there to say?ReplyDelete
Three fabulous outfits, Sheila, but obviously your stellar office party outfit is my favourite here. What a dress!!! And aww, don't you make a perfect pair! L.'s velvet jacket and Fluevogs are stellar as well!ReplyDelete
Loving your Barbie-core (who invents these things, I wonder) outfit too, and I prefer Schiaparelli pink (or PANK!) over Barbie pink which, as a collector of vintage Barbies and their outfits, is a bit of an insult. Pink only became associated with Barbie when they became a little girl's toy rather than a fashion doll. Ok, I'll quit my moaning :-)
Swooning as usual over your Welsh wool coat and yes, I'm totally shocked at Desigual carrying the pattern of that dress around the back! xxx
Great wears! Lots of brides wear converse for comfort!ReplyDelete
You and L look fabulous in your party outfits. That is such a swooshy, twirly dress...ReplyDelete
I loved your other two outfits. The Desigual dress is fantastic - so much better being decorated all round and not just the front. And the Fluevog boots worn with the blue maxi skirt were simply beautiful and looked incredibly comfortable.
OK, that's one party out of the way - when's the next?
WOW, some really fab outfits!, I love that fuchsia jacket with the brocade boots, they make a fantastic combo and perfectly accessorized!. Love that Desigual dress with those boots, another fab ensemble with the brown coat (such a magnificent piece!).ReplyDelete
And obviously, you look gorgeous in your floaty fabulousness in red dress with the sequined converse, rocking it!
You looked a million dollar. And so did L. Gosh, he nearly outstaged you. The shoes!!!ReplyDelete
I really like that pink jacket and blue skirt combination in the first outfit, but have to say that red dress with all the gold is just stunning on you and my favourite of the post. Perfect for your company Christmas party, you look super stylish as always!ReplyDelete