Thursday, August 25, 2016

Flame On, With Black Accents

This outfit felt very "flame-y", as in colours from fire: yellow, orange and fiesta red.
Gotta ground things with black sometimes, although it was maybe not the best choice in this heat!

  • Jacket - Celia Chien, vintage 60s, thrifted; first worn here in June, where I also flamed on
  • Top - INC, consignment; purchased here for $8.50
  • Skirt - J. Crew, thrifted; purchased here for $14.99
  • Shoes - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) with chartreuse for theatre-going with Mom
I'm taking an extra-long weekend, with tomorrow and Monday off, so today was rather hectic getting all my stuff organized at work. All I ask is that they not burn the building down. 

I adore this crazy jacket - and I let my unfinished tattoo peek out of the open "ladder" of the arms, which is not really visible here.
Today was the first wearings of both the black under-top (good, nice and thick, although it showed every crumb of everything I ate) and the skirt. The skirt is a smidge big on me, so not sure how long it will last, but it was amazingly soft and lovely to wear. Again, with boots and tights in the fall? And a big sweater? Yeah, I'm in!
Although the thought of boots, tights and a sweater is enough to make me break out in a massive glow. It's going to be hot this weekend!

The stuff:
Awesome shoes - so comfy - although after my WW meeting, my feet were tired. We had a crazy-busy meeting (7 new people!) of over 50 people, so I ended up working an 11 hour day. Sheila tired...needs wine...

Gold and black bling:
It looks very disco-y.

  • Cuff - Trifari, vintage, thrifted
  • Gold chain - Grandma J's
  • Necklace - EllandEm, thrifted
  • Ear-balls - Dior

I'll be taking the next few days off blogging, but will be back on Monday to regale you with my adventures. Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wonder Woman!

Woo! I had such fun with today's outfit. Can you guess why?
Maybe it's because I have Wonder Woman's face plastered across my chest?

  • T-shirt - DC Comics, thrifted; purchased here for $9.99 
  • Skirt - Episode, thrifted; first worn here in July with baby blue
  • Shoes - Calvin Klein; purchased here for $52.80

The t-shirt is not totally appropriate for my work (maybe on a Friday), but it's August and it's dead, so screw it, I'm wearin' it!

I deflected negative energy with my magic bracelets - BAM! Pow!
Many of my coworkers were delighted with this Lynda Carter-era Wonder Woman. I think I'll have to wear this with a blue skirt, red boots and a gold belt, yes? Really get my WW on!
Instead I went for pouffy black leather. And it was/is a totally hot day out! So. Hot.

The stuff:
All the reds must be worn! This was the first time wearing these shoes, and aside from a bit of a rub on one of my renegade toes, they were lovely to wear all day. Win!

Red bling:
Those are definitely magic bracelets!

  • Belt - Plum
  • Steel cuff - thrifted
  • Leather cuff - Rimanchik
  • Earrings - Tania Gleave

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dotty for Pink (and More Bra Talk)

As my mom will attest, I loathed pink for the longest time. No more! 
The pink sections in the thrift, vintage and consignment stores are my favourites (right after the purple). You never know what you might find.

  • Jacket - Boom Boom Jeans, thrifted; last worn here in January with triple flares
  • Skirt - Studio J, thrifted; purchased here on the weekend for $12.99
  • Shoes - Chie Mihara; last seen here (2nd outfit) in May with a spectacular green satin dress

It delights me that (not including the shoes) this outfit cost me less than $25.00. 

I'm wearing a vintage cami under this, and another new bra. I should have worn a proper cami, but Morning Brain wasn't working without its coffee, so I was adjusting this jacket all day.

My new bra is by Wacoal and it's called the "retro chic" with the fully-structured non-stretchy lace cups. It's bright blue - that's what you get on the clearance rack! It was regular $78.00 (I know, I choked too) marked down to $53.00, so I bought what the Bay had in my size (two of 'em, both blue). This is likely to be my daily bra, just because it makes my figure look awesome. Lock and load 'em, ladies! I do love how small my waist looks when my boobs are hiked up an extra half-inch.
Peplum action in the back! This skirt was awesome for its first wear - pockets, summer-weight wool, oh my!

The stuff:
Are you dotty for my shoes? I certainly am! These are not as towering as they look, since they have a hidden platform. Also, Chie Mihara makes wonderfully comfortable shoes, worth every penny (and they cost many pennies).

Pink bling:
First wearing of this new-to-me bracelet, which I purchased with the skirt for $6.00.

  • Earrings - local
  • Bracelet - thrifted

Monday, August 22, 2016

Bright and Shiny in Brocade (and Some Boob-Talk)

I don't know about you guys, but I am liking some of the things that are "in" for fall with the cool kids. Velvets and brocade? Bring it on! 
I never met a brocade I didn't like. Especial when it's gold, pink and red.

  • Jacket - Aldo, thrifted; last seen here in November 2015 with leather and lace
  • Top -  Gap, consignment; purchased here for $9.50
  • Pants - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in July for Winesday
  • Shoes - Modern Vintage, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in June (hey, I should be in a magazine)

As we get closer to September, and the end of the spring/summer wardrobe, I'm again looking at all the non-turned-around hangars in my closet. This jacket has not been worn this season! Outrageous! It's so freaking shiny.
Other than that, I didn't make much effort: pants, yup, flat shoes, yup.

I did wear one of my new bras today - very exciting. Check it out, yo! And be ready for some boob-talk.
"You'll put your eye out!"
Being a "t-shirt" bra, this one makes my boobs rounded (it's very slightly padded). This is also as high as they go - I'm never going to have the boob-shelf much higher than this. I can't do push-up bras because my boobs and they smush around like water balloons and could pop out at any second (it's happened!). You're welcome for the image, hee hee. I also bought two more rigid shaping bras (very expensive!) that give me more lift and definition, and are more suited for tailored clothing.

I'm big-boobed (34DD), I have a rounded, flabby tummy (I have a lot of loose skin from losing 50 lbs many years ago), and I'm 5'4" and weigh less than 140 lbs - I have a small frame and my boobs take up a lot of acreage. I like my shape (although gravity is a nasty thing currently wreaking havoc on me) and I try to dress to suit what I've got. So there you go. More than you probably wanted to know about my boobs.

The stuff:
These shoes are getting worn out, but they are so comfy. I'll be sad when they leave my closet.

Gold bling:
I probably didn't need more gold with that jacket, but nothing exceeds like excess, I often say!

  • Earrings - vintage fair

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bigass Weekend Wrap-Up: Camo Pants, Cat Pictures, a Sack Dress, a Silk Dress, a 90s Dress and Shopping

Another weekend nearly in the bag, and woo, it's been a hot one! Until today, we've had temps nearly up to 30 - we're such delicate flowers, we're melting. 

Without further ado, here we go - Friday's outfit! 
Camo pants! I admit to bouncing around in these and squealing with glee - they are that awesome.

  • Blouse - Max Studio, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in July with a jungle
  • Pants - Gap, consignment; purchased here a week ago for $9.50
  • Shoes - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last seen here in December 2015 with a crocheted dress

I had fun joking with my coworkers. "Where's Sheila?" - ha, get it? I'm in camo! I also said I wore orange to avoid getting shot. Probably in poor taste!
I just loved this outfit, and wore it out after work on Friday for dinner with L.

The stuff:
I don't wear these shoes that often anymore, but they are still comfy and useful. Everyone needs bronze snakeskin shoes!

Simple bling:
I kept it minimal.

  • Cuff - Trifari, vintage, thrifted
  • Earrings - thrifted

Vizzini will flop anywhere in the heat.
"You caused this, didn't you?"
He never sits still for long, though.
"I'll forgive you for the heat, if you rub my tum." 
By the time I left for work, he was stretched out on the chair, watching the seagulls.
"I have very important work to do here."
On Friday night, L and I played board games. Vizzini kept me company on the couch.
"I sit here now."
He looked so funny - he's hanging onto the edge of the cushion while the rest of him is sandwiched between it and the back of the couch.
"Are you making fun of me?"
He shifts around a lot, looking for the best position.
And lastly...
"Leave me alone, woman."
Up bright and early Saturday morning for a brutal game of Ultimate.
A cotton dress and easy shoes were needed.

  • Dress - Joe Fresh, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in September 2015 with these same shoes for Ulti!
  • Capelet (below) - no label, consignment; purchased here for $7.50
  • Shoes - Franco Sarto, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) in July for a stroll to town

We had 3 guest players, all guys in their 30s. Wow, did we have to run! I am not in my 30s anymore...
Nick, L and I went for brunch after.
My capelet kept the sun off my fresh ink. 

The stuff: 
Fewer things are good in the heat.

  • Earrings - gift from Simar

Last night, Karen had a few of us over to her house while the men hung out together at Casey's. It was still swelteringly hot. Gimme a dress!
Pure silk and barely touching me - that's the ticket.

  • Dress - All Saints, consignment; first worn here in July
  • Shoes - Chie Mihara; last worn here (4th outfit) for a stroll to town in early July

No slip under the dress this time, and I spent the evening barefoot, sipping wine, eating yummy food and chilling out with my wonderful women.

Vizzini was unhappy that both L and I were out all night.
"You better give me my kitty treats when I get home!"
I got home around 2:30am! And yes, he did get his treats then.

The stuff:
Those shoes are like slippers.

  • Bracelet - Fossil, gift from L
  • Earrings - Fossil, thrifted

Today, it was off to town (after I slept in, how luxurious!).
I dressed to shop for clothing...and bra shopping. I hate bra shopping; it's almost as bad as swimsuit shopping. 

  • Cardigan - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) last weekend for shopping with Yvonne
  • Dress - Mica, thrifted; first worn here (3rd outfit) in June to the Ulti field
  • Shoes - Born, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) in that same shopping outfit last weekend

It was much cooler today, although really windy.
This dress doesn't have any zippers or buttons - it can go on by stepping into it or pulling it over my head. Great for shopping.
I found 4 bras (gack! so expensive!), so be ready for my new and improved gravity-defying boobular region!

The stuff:
Comfiest shoes ever.

  • Necklace - vintage fair
  • Earrings - Aldo Accessories

After my grocery shop, I went to Flavour Upstairs. I always have great luck there. I spent about 2 hours going through everything in the store - it was lovely and relaxing.

I found this gloriously glittery necklace for $8.00.
I love the tones of pink, purple, brown and orange in it.

A close-up:

This bracelet was also small enough for my wrist.
Those are real stones, but the piece isn't super high quality. It was $6.00.

I couldn't resist this pink pencil skirt.
It's SO pink! And it has pockets!

It was $12.99 and it's by Studio J,
It was made in Vancouver, and it's a size 10, but fits like a modern size 6 so...pre-Great Size Shift of the late 1980s. Vintage!

This orange-y/red skirt is actually leather!
Me and mini-shirts - I'm having a bit of a love affair with them lately. Won't this be fabulous with tights and boots in the fall?

It's by J. Crew, and was only $14.99.
It's a smidge big on me, so sits more on my hips than at the waist, which is fine.

This called to me.
Linda Carter-era Wonder Woman? Yes, I am all over that! This was $9.99.

After my bra shopping, I happened to wander through the shoe department at the Bay. I probably should not have done that.
But look! Shiny lipstick red shoes! These are by Calvin Klein and were $155,00 marked down to $116.00, plus an extra 55% off - so they were $52.80.

I needed a classic red pump - of course I did!
These are super comfortable, a nice heel height.

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