Kicking it off is my Friday work outfit, which I also wore to the hairdresser and out for dinner with L.
I picked out the bits of orange in the ducks for my contrasting colour.
See? Blergh. Boring.
Done up - I am fond of long-blazer-over-long-skirt.
I only took my jacket off at the hair salon and when I first arrived at work.
I love a gold bold stripe as a neutral pattern.
Incognito. Blue and orange is such a fun colour combination.
- Scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Crystal bracelet - Juicy Couture, consignment
- Bangle - vintage 1920s, vintage mall
- Brooch - vintage 50s, vintage fair
- Necklace/earrings - Sherman, vintage 50s, thrifted
- Fulvia Ring/lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
As the temps are getting warmer, we've cracked one of the deck doors open for Vizzini to sit in the sun and watch the birds and squirrels in our trees.
L and I hung out and played boardgames on Friday evening, and met up with Nick and Casey for brunch at Cactus Club.
- Top - Alexander McQueen, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) in April 2022 for a long weekend gathering
- Trousers - Seductive Pants, consignment: purchased here for $65.00
- Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last worn here in March with blue and brown plaid and blasted buttons
- Coat (below) - River Island, consignment; last seen here in November 2022
I have had these two pieces sitting together in my closet since I bought the trousers last weekend.
Okay, I admit it, I just looked in my closet for cobalt blue to match the stripe down the side of the pants.
- Scarf - Celine, thrifted
- Purse - Bruno Magli, vintage 80s, consignment
- Gloves - Echo, consignment
That led me to the red bits, as there's red in the scarf print.
- Hinged eelskin cuff - vintage 80s, thrifted
- Chain/leather bracelet - thrifted
- Gold chain bracelet - Dad's
- Kyanite ring - consignment
- Smoky topaz silver ring - Anneli Neuman, Sweden, vintage mall
- Amber/silver thumb ring - antique store, Sidney
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Amber/silver earrings - vintage 1920s, vintage mall, gift from L
- Amber/silver necklace - vintage mall, gift from L
We used to have to shut him out here several years ago, when he would rouse us at 4am to be fed. The blanket was on the tile in this spot prior to the deck redecorate I did during the pandemic - we put it there so he wouldn't be cold (we felt guilty for booting him out, but 4am is too darned early!).
"I learned my lesson."
He did! Now he wakes us up at 5:50am.
I did pop into Dots briefly before brunch, as they have a big 20% off on sale prices.
It's by Soaked in Luxury, and was an extra 20% off the marked price of $29.99, so was $23.99.
I decided to risk this sequined slip-style dress as a fun casual look.
It's fully lined and has adjustable straps.
I can't wear a dress like this without a top under it - I am a fan of the 90s tee-under-dress look, which is how I plan to style it.
I love the dark cinnamon-red colour.
It's not super-noticeable when it's on, but it leaks sequins.
It's also by Soaked in Luxury, and retailed for $210.00 new.
What a cutie!
We had Cat and Ross over for a rousing and rowdy game of Arkham Horror until the wee hours, but were up early-ish to meet up with pals Steve and Bev for brunch at the Ruby on Sunday.
- T-shirt - O-Gen, thrifted; last worn here in March with the Dress of a Thousand Nipples
- Dress - Soaked in Luxury; purchased above for $10.00
- Boots - Coach, consignment; purchased here in Vancouver for $143.99
- Leather coat (below) - Banana Republic, consignment; last seen here in February for Family Day
I put the dress on backwards (not shown) to adjust the rear straps to the right length.
I wore a pair of old, holey tights, as I had a feeling the sequins would snag the heck out of them.
This dress was lovely to wear (so SPARKLY).
Done up - we didn't have to wait long to get a table.
- Purse - Rebecca Minkoff, consignment
- Big silver cuff - Mexican, Karen's
- Enameled cuff - thrifted
- Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
- Amber/silver ring - vintage mall
- Silver chain ring - Mexican, consignment
- Silver earrings - consignment
Since we last had brunch with Steve and Bev, Bev has been reading my blog (thank you!!), and she loved my Mary Quant tribute from last week (here, if you missed it). Bev is from Sutton Coldfield in the Birmingham region of the UK (not far from Vix!) and immigrated to Canada when she was 25ish, so she knew Mary Quant and dug out...her doll, Daisy!
I was gobsmacked - I have never heard of Daisy the doll. I grabbed L's phone and started taking pictures.
"Hello! I'm Daisy. I have an exciting job as a reporter. And Mary Quant has designed fantastic clothes for me and I've got some super new furniture too! You can buy them in toy shops."
"I've got lots of shoes, boots and handbags: Fancy Free (65337). Glad my Victorian-style Wardrobe (65502) is roomy! My Dressing Table and Stool (65503) match. (The mirror swivels. The lap really lights up.) Had a cosy evening with my TV, record player and guitar: Bed Sit (65335 - also includes phone, camera, sunglasses). Must put away my circular green-and-pink skirt, Be Bop (65333), and that jewelry, etc., Ritz (65336), on the end of my "brass" Bed (65501). Then - off to sleep in my long Victorian lace-trimmed nightie, Snug Bub (65226 - includes a vanity set). Busy day tomorrow!"
"New American Pop trio hits London. For an interview-with-a-difference, I ask them to dinner. Cook all day. Then change into fresh, flouncy, flower-sprinkled cotton frock and co-ordinating pink print scarf, Cucumber Sandwich (65230). I love my modern pedestal Dining Table (65504). Don't you? It comes complete with pretty table-clothes, flowers, place settings and four chairs."
"Scotland, here I come! By helicopter, to write about North Sea oil...suitably clad in tartan trews, matching scarf, snug blue sweater: Bye Bye Baby (65231). Coffee with the crew on the oil rig - in stripey shirt, Baker Boy (65330), rolled-up jeans, Straight & Narrow (65329), and saucy beret and scarf, Tam O'Shanter (65327)."
"A day with the Fire Brigade. Am "rescued" from a pretend fire by high turntable ladder! My overall outfit, in blue denim, sparked with red and white, is just the job, Bumper Jumper (65228)."
"A fabulous trip to Caspia, at their Government invitation to write a travel article. Fly off in zingy tailored red coat with top stitching, red beret and boots: Moulin Rouge (65126). Write postcards to friends - wearing my exotic two-piece with rose-and-lace trimmed top and harem trousers, call Yum Yum (65131)."
"In England again, I cycled to cover the village fete. My bike is really super - and my yellow satin top, shorts and plimsolls are ideal cycling gear. You'll find me ready-dressed, with my bicycle in pack 65904. For the village hop, I wear my finely pleated dress, Fox Trot (65332) with dramatic shawl, Fandango (65208)."
"The model booked for a bridal feature doesn't arrive! They asked me to pose for the photograph - wearing this fabulous satin wedding dress with rosette buttons, Confetti (65605). I try being a nurse, to write about hospital life. Feel the part in starchy blue-and-white uniform with cape lined in red satin, Nightingale (65601). Attend a beauty contest - and see my friend, Amy, win! That's her in sleek swimsuit and sash, cloak trimmed with 'ermine' and glittering coronet, Miss Chelsea (65602)."
"My hobbies (in addition to riding Archie) include ballet. For practicing, I wear a leotard, leg warmers, and a scarf to keep my hair tidy; for performances, a classic, gleaming white tutu: Swan Lake (65802). I also do a cabaret act, high-kicking and twirling my cane, in this black satin suit with white dicky, shiny red cummerbund and snazzy top hat, Showbiz (65804)."
"Do look at my other Mary Quant clothes before you go:"
"For ages 4 years and above. For carrying me around you'll want this smart Daisy Travelling Case (65505). It's filled with shelves, mirrors and drawers - hold me plus a selection of my outfits."
Flair Toys Ltd. reserve the right to vary the colours and contents of packs. Flair Toys Ltd., Riverside way, Bedford Road, Northhampton, NN1 5NX. Printed in Hong Kong."
Bev, you have Daisy in her Wedding Cake outfit!
Daisy was manufactured from 1973 until 1983 (about the dolls here, link 'cause I love). The booklet dates this to 1975, and there are Daisy (dolls and other ephemera) in the V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum), link here. Hang onto this, Bev, it might be worth something one day! Thank you for this amazing glimpse at a bit of Mary Quant that I didn't even know existed.
And there you go, my friends, that's my weekend. Thank you all so much for coming by!
Holy cow! Who knew there was a Daisy doll! I loved Mary Quant and remember buying one of her lipsticks called Sky Blue Pink. That was all I could afford of hers (I was a teenager) but drooled over her designs in the fashion mags. So cool to see this -- thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
In the process of collecting vintage Barbie dolls, you learn about lots of her colleague fashion dolls, so yes, I knew about Daisy, and would definitely be seduced into buying one if she came at the right price. Bev's got quite a treasure there, and I'm sure that garter alone is worth a bit of money. Things like that often are.ReplyDelete
As for your outfits, I'm swooning over Friday's orange and blue one. The shoes are to die for and I'm totally getting you wearing that skirt back to front, as I would have done too.
Saturday's trousers are fantastic and the classy Alexander McQueen top was indeed most perfect with it.
Your newly found pleated skirt is gorgeous too. I love the sequinned dress on you, but shedding all those sequins would drive me mad! xxx
I'm impressed with your animal print mixology! It really works.ReplyDelete
I hadn't heard of a Daisy doll either. What a life Mary Quant had though. A photographer I know recently carried out some work with the Mary Quant company and was surprised to discover that Mary was still working as a consultant at the age of 93!
I'm amazed at how many of you hadn't heard of a Daisy doll, shocking!! I've tagged you in my post today, I'm in Team Bev and still have a couple of my childhood Mary Quant dolls.ReplyDelete
Fabulous outfits, you were right to wear that skirt backwards and show off that fabulous pattern. It looks good with the orange blazer.
The side stripe on the leopard trousers is so flattering, your legs look a million feet long!
Shedding sequins! I've got a coat like that. Strangers can follow my trail at festivals.
William sends love and blicks to handsome big boy Vizzini! xxx
Licks (not blicks!) xDelete
This post was like a master class in fashion. Thoroughly love your outfits and you know I am a huge fan of the cobalt blue and similar shades of blue. The vibrancy of that color never ceases to wow me with its enlivening blush.Delete
Yesss for turning the skirt around to highlight the print where it would be seen. Plus you get to see it, as well!
Returning to the cobalt blue, like many of your shoes and other pieces of clothing, the vibrant, strong, bold color (or patterns) reaches out to me. I have a lot of the color in my closet and have always enjoyed when you are wearing the color.
I remember Mary Quant as a fashion name from when I was younger, also associating the name with makeup. I had no idea there was a doll and book - filled with fabulous drawings and color! - to document a period in fashion’s history. Thank you for sharing.
Oof, apologies Vix, meant to leave this as a separate comment. Cheers, LaurieDelete
I seem to remember Mary Quant's logo/emblem was a daisy so not surprised at the doll's name! I want to be Daisy the reporter and to have her wardrobe...ReplyDelete
Lovely outfits, Sheila. My favourite was the cobalt blue top, shoes and fab trousers! Loved the skirt and the sequin dress with tee shirt vibe. Amazing shoes and boots and the bling was fabulous. I'm glad you've found a solution to the leaking sequins...
I find pleated skirts very hard to resist, too but am learning to control my urges!
What a great weekend. I am another newbie to Daisy, and she knocked my socks off with her glamorous wardrobe and journalism career! I guess I got into that line of work 30 years too late. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Oops, meant to leave my comment (and sign it, too!) as a regular comment and not as a reply to Vix!ReplyDelete
Because of my illness/blindness I've missed some blog post, such as your one on Mary Quant's death last week. At your first mention of her I was going to alert you to this but see you already knew and did a tribute post. (Thanks for the link.)ReplyDelete
I had a connection to her. When I was in high school she sold -- briefly and without success -- a makeup kit designed and marketed FOR MEN. Really! Friends of mine who didn't know but surmised I'm trans (it wasn't spoken about back then) bought the kit for me. When my mother found it in my room, she was upset. She thought she'd beaten that impulse out of me a decade earlier. I never used Mary' makeup but enjoyed simply having it for symbolic reasons.
Never knew about Daisy either. How fabulous that Bev still has hers. Your leopard trousers outfit is a treasure for the eye. And what a amazing weekend you had! Brunching twice!ReplyDelete
I love how you wore that maxi skirt, and you're right blue and orange is such a good combination. I hope that the stripe ribbon is able to help the sequins stay on the dress as I really like it, it's stunning on you and you wore it so well here!ReplyDelete
It's incredible your friend still has that doll, but wow I can't believe it's older than I am!
I had a Daisy doll - in fact I think she's at my mum's house with all my other dolls (I had a lot!). I love the orange and blue combination and the snake print coat with the cobalt and leopard print.ReplyDelete