Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Ed and Viv, Together For the First Time

I was supposed to go for dinner after work tonight, so I dressed up for decades-long bestie Janet. 
Unfortunately, she was under the weather and canceled. At least I still had the outfit, which I loved wearing. 

  • Jacket - Ed Hardy, consignment; purchased here for $75.00
  • Sweater - Bellissima, thrifted; last worn here in January, layered under a tunic
  • Skirt - Vivienne Westwood Anglomania F/W 2011, consignment; last seen here in October 2023 for my birthday lunch with Mom
  • Sneakers - Findlay, consignment; last worn here for our trip to Vancouver in April

Mr. Ed Hardy, meet Dame Vivienne Westwood. 
Worn together for the first time, but I doubt the last. 

They just felt like a good fit. 
My coworkers greatly admired all of the pieces of my 'fit, right down to the jewelry. 

Viz (my coworker, Vix, not Vizzini the cat) was a big fan of the skirt. 
If only I'd remembered the right way to wear it. Zipper in the back, right? Wrong. 

I'm wearing it backwards - it looks much better with all this criss-cross business in the back. 
I took the jacket off a few times - I always plan for an ensemble to still work without the topper. 

I went out into the wild near the end of my day to run a couple of errands. 
Folks in stores were enthusiastic. "You always look so nice!"

Good pockets. 
I liked the zip done up - the jacket has a tendency to disappear on the sides when open. 

The stuff: 
Comfy sneakers! I matched the bees on them with a bee pin on my jacket. 

Snaky bling: 
There's my snake bling for you, Ann! 

  • Necklace - vintage 90s, vintage fair
  • Stretchy belt - vintage 90s, Powell River, consignment
  • Shark jaw cuff - Tom Binns, 2012, consignment
  • Snake bracelet - Whiting & Davis, vintage 70s, vintage fair
  • Bee pin - can't remember
  • Silver/kyanite ring - consignment
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Rose earrings - Betsey Johnson, swap from Cat
  • Silver/aventurine ring - consignment
  • Silver/malachite ring - consignment

I made myself a reminder for the next time I wear my Viv skirt, as it stays out in my closet all year round. 
It's one of my blog business cards with a hole punched in it, connected to the hanger with a large paperclip. Go, me! 


  1. Out of curiosity, how many pouffy skirts like this (of any length) do you have? I am thinking it is several. To my eye this outfit ticks off cozy, comfy, snazzy and spiffy. :) Am appreciating your practicality of leaving yourself a reminder for the next wearing,
    Cheers, Laurie

    1. I have several drape and puffy skirts. I’ve never counted them

  2. Ed and Viv are a funky pair! And doesn't it feel great to get compliments from folks in stores or people on the streets? I'm trying to do the same, as I know it can make all the difference to one's day.
    Adding the reminder was a great idea, and thank you for all the snake bling! xxx

  3. Nice 'fit. (Is that how you cool kids talk?) A sure sign of a fashionista -- getting dressed up to "do errands." :)

    1. I ran the errands from the office. I did not get dressed just to do them.

  4. They make a good looking pair especially with the snazzy gold accessories.
    Your how to wear directions is inspired! xxx

  5. Haha, that's a great way to remind yourself! I want to see it worn the right way too! Absolutely looooove that skirt, not in the last place because it's Dame Vivienne!

  6. What a great outfit! Now, you have quite a collection of incredible skirts, but I think I covet Dame Vivienne's the most. Fabulous!


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