I also had some mild panic when I couldn't find Vizzini AT ALL (I discovered his hidey-hole, phew), and had a wee shop at the WIN Boutique on the way home. So many tales to tell!
Hello, my friends! Today, we had the most wonderful weather (which, even as I type this, is getting cloudy and leaning to rain, sigh) for our Mom-Daughter Adventure Day. Mom and I went back to the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific - you can check out the last time we visited here in December 2022.
I'm finally getting to Reader Merren's request for the Ringmaster jacket and my Dolce & Gabbana skirt with the lambswool trim. She wanted to see both my Persian lambs in one outfit.
I wasn't sure these would work together, but I ended up really liking this look. Thanks, Merren!
- Sweater - M&S, thrifted; last worn here in February, layered under grey
- Skirt - Dolce & Gabbana, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in December 2021 for a shopping trip with Yvonne
- Boots - Doc Martens, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in February with my Muppet skirt on a shopping expedition
- Ringmaster coat - Rodarte for Opening Ceremony, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) in December 2022 for yet another shopping trip!
I knew it would be a mixed bag, weather-wise, plus I'm always cold. Layers!
Isn't the jacket amazing? The top half is faux Persian lamb, and the bottom is thick wool.
Without the jacket, although I only took it off while we had lunch at Floyd's after our walk.
Showing my wee shorts, so that I didn't have to think about that deep front slit.
By the end of the day, I was unsnapped and de-gloved.
I needed the gloves - my hands were freezing.
- Purse - Rebecca Minkoff, consignment
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Floral necklace - local, She She Shoes, c. 2009
- Floral pin - Le Chateau
- Silver/amethyst earrings/necklace - gifts from Mom & Dad, c. 1987
- Silver/onyx ring - Tocara, vintage fair
- Silver/amethyst ring - vintage mall
- Leather/metal cuff (not shown) - Rimanchik, thrifted
Mom was on her way over, so I went looking to find Vizzini to make sure he wasn't too traumatized from the cleaners who'd been here for our bi-weekly house-clean. I called and called, checked all the closets, under the bed, and even shook his treat bag vigorously, and...nothing!
And then I spotted...
"You rang, Woman?"
You didn't even notice?
"I have some urgent napping to do."
I laughed - Mom and I both wore black and pink.
We drove out to the HCP, and could hear the shrieking and giggling of a gaggle of kids.
Mom's a member and had a free pass, so it cost us nothing to have a leisurely wander.
You might want to grab a drink or a blanket, Gentle Readers...
Some woodsy scenery.
An alluring path.
This is a good crossing area.
We came downhill to the lower pond.
Another alluring path, with views of the lower fields and marsh.
What a view!
There are so many spots where you can just sit and take it all in.
The heather in the Winter Garden is still in glorious bloom.
I walked to the end of the "wedding area" to see this side of the lower fields and marsh.
One last deep breath of the fresh clean air.
I bused to town and had a browse in the WIN Boutique on Quadra St.
I liked the colours and the image on this tank top.
Or I might just sleep in it.
The top was made for the store Republic of Vancouver Island (the store IS totally a thing). Designs here - they have hoodies! All links 'cause I love, of course.
I waffled over this dress as I thought it might be too tight - however, it fits!
"Ahem, now that you are home again..."
I love the pink colour - it's 100% cotton, and the skirt bottom is lined.
"How about dinner? I could eat."
I steamed it before taking these pics as it was a wrinkled mess.
It's by Jones & Co, and was $14.95.
It's blue with lavender, and there's even some yellow in there. These are likely flowers, but they look more like croissants to me!
What wasn't "woo!" - finding a rip at the top of the zipper.
It's by See By Chloe, which is the spin-off of Chloe that was started by Stella McCartney early in her career (press release here from 2000).
And now, my friends, I am taking a small break from the blog for a bit. Everything's good, just having a wee hiatus - I will return!
Yes, I promise! I'll be back on Monday, never fear.