Mom-Day Adventures resume! Welcome back, my friends! I missed you, Mom!
Mom and I returned to Bowker Creek in the heart of Oak Bay, last visited at the same time of September back here in 2021, two years ago. Today, we only did the end portion of Bowker Creek, as seen in that post. I was surprised when I relived our last visit that Mom wasn't using her walking sticks then.
What to wear? The weather is so erratic this time of year. It could be sunny, but it also might be chilly in the shade.
Layers! We're back to Light Coat season.
- Coat - Desigual by Christian Lacroix, consignment; last worn here in April with the same skirt and belt
- Top - Tatum & Olivia, consignment; last seen here in May with a Darth duster
- Skirt - Compania Fantastica, consignment, Vancouver; last worn here in April (shocker)
- Shoes - Sole Talk Lenora, Fluevog; last seen here in July with all the sunset colours
And yes, I did cut my hair - I was getting bored of the long tresses, which felt heavy.
Isn't the coat lovely? I wanted to sneak in another wearing of it.
Without the jacket. I love this ruffled top - why have a plain top when you can have ruffles?
This is how most people saw me.
Just a person in blue and orange, nothing to see here, move along.
- Purse - no label, consignment
- Plastic/metal chain belt - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Plastic orange cuff/ring - Italian, vintage 60s, vintage mall
- Gold bangle - thrifted
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Earrings - vintage, vintage fair
- Brooch - vintage fair
Hey, Mom, you match the colours of Oak Bay High School.
This is a good view.
She had gone through her photo albums to finish up her book, but since then she's found more photos - boxes of them! Check out this awesome family portrait from around 1975.
I strolled through the Oak Bay neighbourhoods till I got back to the Ave.
I popped into Lazy Susan's for a browse and a chat with the lovely owner.
It's a spring-hinge/clamp style. Love the emerald green colour.
I had a browse and gabbed with everyone in House of Savoy.
Sparkles are neutral, everyone knows that.
Real pockets. All those studs are individually mounted.
Each one of the gold-embroidered flowers has a different colour stone in the centre.
My last stop was Pocket, which used to be Leche's, once my favourite shop (going back 15+ years). I stopped going there because they were too crowded and mostly carried cheap stuff, but they've recently expanded and owner Annie has always had a good eye.
I didn't have coins to pay for it, so I grabbed this brooch that I'd been eyeing, which was $8.00.
And now, Gentle Readers, I'm off for the weekend. Wishing you all a lovely few days until we meet again - I'll be back on Sunday with tales of adventure! Thank you so much for stopping by.