Sunday, January 28, 2024

Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up: Friday Floral Denim and Green; Emoji Brunch and a Wee Shop

Welcome back, my friends! What a lovely weekend it's been - allow me to share some outfits with you. Grab a cuppa! 

My version of a Casual Friday look. 
I don't even own a standard pair of jeans, but I do own loads of other pieces in that fabric - this is a denim suit! 

  • Denim suit - Kenzo, vintage 80s consignment; first worn here in August 2023 for Greg's birthday party
  • Shoes - Half Truth Tanya, Fluevog; last seen here in July with my Greetje dress
  • Leather trenchcoat (below) - Jeno de Paris, vintage 60s, thrifted; last worn here on Monday

I was looking forward to showing it off to my colleagues, but I ended up so slammed that I barely got to my lunch at 2:30pm. 
This time around, emerald green was the accent against the indigo-black print on reverse-side denim.

I wore the jacket open all day. 
It was all very comfortable, considering it has zero stretch (welcome to the 80s pre-Lycra era!). 

It softened up over the day, stretching out slightly from sitting, walking and doing stairs. 
It's very stiff denim but it's getting more broken in the more I wear it. 

Done up. I liked the band of colour in the middle.
The skirt is very high-waisted - it goes right up into the boobular region. 

I didn't take the jacket off, but I always plan my outfits for any possibility. This is doable!
I like that the pattern is mirrored on the skirt - a classy detail from the late great Kenzo. 

The rain has commenced - we're in for "atmospheric rivers" which they used to call "a lotta rain" when I was a kid. 
I got a few drops on me, but eh, it's just rain. 

I prefer to do a real purse on Fridays - I carry a backpack most days, for ferrying my shoes. 

  • Purse - Rebecca Minkoff, consignment
  • Silk scarf - Bill Blass, vintage 80s, thrifted
  • Leather gloves - Danier Leather

The stuff: 
I walked to work in these shoes - they've gone through every kind of weather.

Green and silver bling: 
Ooops, a bit blurry, sorry. 

  • Silver/malachite bangle - Mexican, thrifted, Sidney
  • Silver cuff - vintage, thrifted, Powell River
  • Silver/aventurine ring - consignment
  • Silver/malachite ring - consignment
  • Poison ring - Karen's
  • Silver/glass earrings - vintage 1920s, vintage fair
  • Brooch - Pastelli, vintage 60s, Grandma S's 

I was distracted by...
A pirate monkey! More on a week or so.

L and I hung out on Friday night and played board games, then were up early for brunch at John's Place. Nick was in Vancouver, visiting Spence and Kim, so it was just me and L.
Totally fine, of course - my favourite person in the world is L. 

  • Mesh shirt - Renoma Sports, vintage 90s, consignment; last worn here in July 2023 with a pouf (and these boots)
  • Skirt - Mexx, thrifted; last seen here in May 2023 with my Murder Mystery blouse
  • Dress - Emoji X Peacebird, consignment; last worn here in July 2013 to the Art Gallery with Rosanna
  • Boots - Doc Martens; last seen here (2nd outfit) for last weekend's brunch out and Winesday

I layered my short red-orange miniskirt under the very-short hemline, plus side slits. 
I enjoy the humour of this dress - the "Up" and arrow on one pocket, the little waving guy and skateboard inside the other. 

I like unusual pieces like this. 
A woman in John's said, "I love your outfit, you look beautiful!" 

Aw, thank you, kind stranger! 
More Emoji silliness on the back - it says, "The Best Friend --> Next."

Outerwear - ready for rain. 
I popped into the Beacon Ave thrift shop briefly, but we got seated too quickly for me to find anything - plus, visiting weekly means I've seen most of the stock a bunch of times. Nothing new!

I discovered that these gloves are constructed for use with phones - they have conducting pads on the fingertips. 

  • Purse - Rebecca Minkoff
  • Hat - Delux, Saanich Fair
  • Silk scarf - fake Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
  • Gloves - Echo, consignment

The stuff: 
It was pouring rain, so I didn't want to ruin any of my "good" shoes. Two weeks in a row wearing these at brunch - I'll lose my fashion cred if I keep that up! 

Bowie bling: 
My wooden David Bowie brooch got worn on the dress. 

  • Brooch - vintage fair
  • Ball earrings - vintage fair
  • Kyanite/silver ring - consignment
  • Silver/onyx ring - Tocara, vintage fair
  • Silver/crystal ring - Soul Flower
  • Silver/onyx ring - consignment

L wanted to pop over to Ditch Records for a quick look, so I walked up the block to the big WIN store - their stock turns over very quickly and I found a few treasures.

I'll always take a new pack of nylons for $2.95.
Especially when they originally retailed for $13.00 - outrageous!

My coworker, Carol-Anne, loves William Morris' prints, so when I spotted this china creamer with a gold handle, I thought I'd pick it up as a little gift for her. 
Maybe she can keep pens in it or something? 

It's from the "Arts & Crafts Collection" and was $2.95. I see lots of these online advertising them as "vintage" but this is a transfer print, and it's definitely not vintage.
It's probably a mass-produced line even if it's sold through boutiques or high-end shops - the vintage stuff isn't made in China. I did spy a sugar/creamer set online for $75.00 used!

I snagged this cute little leather purse off a mannequin. 
I like the brass hardware and the cotton lining. 

And lots of pockets.
It's the perfect size for shopping. 

It's by Day & Mood and this is called the Hazel Crossbody.
It's made in India. Similar bags on their site retail for $148.00.

For me, only $19.95! 
Wow, bargain! 

We had Cat and Ross over and taught them how to play Ark Nova, and a hilarious and raucous evening was had by all. 

L and I were up for the NFL championships (the Super Bowl is in a couple of weeks), joined by our little furry kitty. 
"I love The Man."

Aw! My two favourite guys, Vizzini and L.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thanks again for stopping by to visit my little corner of the blogsphere!


  1. I love how you styled the denim tunic over the short skirt. Lise

  2. Love the denim suit - how unusual. I've never seen one like it before. The green accessories were fab! The funky tunic/pinafore with the red skirt underneath was a very clever move and the yellow Docs looked great with it. Amazing coloured leather coats!
    Those are two very handsome guys...

  3. Love, love, love that photo of L and Vizzini!
    Two fabulous and relaxed looking outfits, taken to another level with your groovy leather jackets.
    Ann & I are members of a Facebook group called The William Morris Appreciation Society where we all share our latest William Morris finds, no matter how modern or cheap, it's a lovely little community!
    Intrigued about that monkey! xxx

  4. I share your love for unusual pieces. The green sweater works well with the Kenzo denim suit. And the Emoji X Peacebird dress is such fun. Great layering with the orange skirt.

  5. I'm loving both of your outfits, but I am positively swooning over Friday's denim Kenzo suit! It looks absolutely fabulous paired with emerald green. What a shame, though, that you weren't able to show it off to your colleagues ...
    Can't wait to hear what the monkey's all about.
    Loving the William Morris creamer, I would definitely have picked it up too. See also Vix's comment :-) xxx

  6. Your wardrobe is full of unique pieces!!!! Love these looks today :)

  7. While they are each so different, I love both your outfits! The suit is simply perfect with its pattern, color, fit and style. I’m always a fan of your matchy-matchy, in this case the green being woven through your entire outfit and jewelry, and the bling and black of your accessories. Simply a super outfit!
    The fun funkiness of your second outfit has me grinning. I like how you made use of the red miniskirt! And it looks so comfortable!
    Great haul with the pocketbook!
    Here’s to L, Vizzini, and football weekends for the three of you!
    Cheers, Laurie

  8. Your denim pinafore dress is cute! Great idea to layer another contrasting mini skirt underneath too and those Docs work wonderfully well!
    I'm sure your colleague will love the William Morris china creamer. If she doesn't, I'm sure Vix would find a home for it! ;-D
    P.S. I'm intrigued as to your favourite board games? x

    1. Ark Nova is our favourite game right now - it's a game where each player is a zookeeper, and the goal is to build enclosures and animals, gain sponsors, earn tickets - and it's conservation-based so you can even set animals free to score big!

  9. "Atmospheric rivers" definitely sounds like a lot of rain. Hopefully that will mean no wildfires in your region later in the year this year...


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