Sunday, May 29, 2016

Bigass Long Weekend Wrap-Up: Indolents, Black Brunch, Purple Punk and A Casual Shop

Oh my, what a weekend! I simply can't talk about! 
It's all so dramatic.

  • Top - Abercrombie & Fitch, thrifted; last worn here for a March long weekend
  • Trousers - Tara Jarmon, consignment; last seen here a week ago with stripes
  • Shoes - Down to Earth Hadfield, Fluevog; last worn here a couple of weeks ago with baby-blue Muppet
  • Jacket - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here on Thursday

L and I both took Friday off for the Annual Day of Indolence! All those who are able to be indolent and take the day off with us are welcome!
I needed layers, comfort and the ability to do a lot of walking.
This was perfect - it was a chilly and overcast day.

Gotta wear the coat!
Ah, it's going to be a fun day! 
The stuff:
These are swiftly becoming one of my favourite shoes ever.

Geometric and floral bling:
Easy pieces that I don't have to think about.

  • Cuff - thrifted
  • Earrings - Tania Gleave

Unlike our huge, crazy gallivant last year (down the rabbit hole here), this year was fairly low-key.
Karen, Cat and me
L, Casey, Chris and I started out at brunch; we then meandered over to the Strath for a beer, while Chris went to work.

Cat, Ross and Karen joined us after a half-day of work.
Ross, L and Casey
 After a few drinks and a bit of lunch, we sauntered to the Drake where Caro met up with us.
Recognize the coat?
We also did karaoke, and grabbed a slice of pizza before we all staggered home. What an awesome day, spent with awesome friends, and what a fun way to kick of L's birthday week! 

On Saturday morning, L and I went out for brunch. 
No Ulty, so we got to sleep in a bit - well-needed!

  • Top - Plum, thrifted; last seen here in February for a grunge-y Friday
  • Skirt - Concept XXV, thrifted; last worn here for amateur and pro Ultimate earlier this month
  • Shoes - Ash, consignment; last seen here with lace and a scuba skirt
  • Coat (below) - antique store 

We got caught in the rain a few times.
Crazy spring weather!

This calls for a crazy fringed coat.
I rarely took the coat off, so this is what most of the public saw.

The stuff:
L and I wandered to one of my favourite shoes stores in town, Footloose Shoes, where I found these exact shoes on the sale rack for $200. And I only paid $19.95 for mine - score!

  • Ear cuff - local
  • Earring - local

Vizzini has been pretty well behaved this weekend.
"You say that like you're surprised."
He hasn't destroyed anything or eaten anything.
"The weekend isn't over yet."
He hasn't bitten either of us (much).
"I'd like to bite those elastic bands."
He even cuddled while we played multiple games of Arkham Horror.

Although by last night, he was getting tired of it.
"You're getting ready to go out again, aren't you?"
You can feel the fury in his gaze.

And yes, we were getting ready to go out! We met up with Cat, Ross, Elaine, Casey and Helene to go see some local punk bands, opening for the returning Art Bergmann.
Purple is the way to go!

  • Dress - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here in August 2015 with lime green
  • Shoes - Miista; last worn here at the end of March with a stained glass dress
  • Jacket (below) - Desigual; last seen here with lots of green lace in January

 The opening band was Awkward, followed by Couch Thieves. We preferred Couch Thieves.
 And yes, I wore earplugs.

I also wore this glorious coat.
Rock on, my friends! 
The stuff:
I had to carry my new-to-me clutch! It's so spiky! We also walked to and from the show.

Silver bling:
Simple pieces for this punk rocker.

  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Cuff - Bauxo
  • Earrings - local
  • Ring - thrifted

This was our second time seeing Art Bergmann (check out my outfit last time here (2nd outfit) in September 2014), but after the first two bands, we left before Art was finished. Sorry, man.

I lolled about this morning for a while before I got my stuff together and went to town to get groceries.
Okay, I need to cut that big 
Not the best outfit of the weekend, but I give it a C+ for effort (as in, I made an effort).

  • Cardigan - Gap, thrifted; last seen here with the above black and white skirt
  • Top - Mossimo, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) layered in February
  • Trousers - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last seen here with copper bookends last week
  • Shoes - JustFab, consignment; purchased here in December 2015 for $20.80

It was warmer and sunny today, and I needed to see how these new-to-me sandals would do for a slow stroll to and from town.
Verdict: not good. Out of my closet you go, vile shoes!

The stuff:
These aren't leather, and those straps viciously dug into the tops of my feet, and the left sandal cut at the back of my ankle. No way am I keeping these!

  • Earrings - 10th anniversary gift from L

 I consoled myself with a new pair of shoes from local other awesome store, Heart and Sole Shoes (link here 'cause I love!). These are by Chanii B (link), a Canadian shoe designer based in Bath, England.
I  know! These are the most gorgeous shade of teal blue, and don't you love the sparkly T-strap?
I have been on the lookout for a funky teal T-strap for several years, since I got rid of these (purchased here in 2008) Jeffrey Campbell shoes in 2009.

These were $298.00, but worth every penny!
Checked by Chloe! 
I am so excited to wear these!

I also went to The Velvet Crease, probably for the last time. They seem to have given over most of the store to clearing out of plus-size clothing (not second-hand). Great for others, not for me. However, I did find these fabulous silver leather loafers for $30.00.
They are by Noa Noa.
Did not know they made shoes. Huh.

I also really loved this graphic printed pencil skirt.
 It's by Sandra Angelazzi.
It was $25.00, and is a silk blend.

And now, wrapping it all up with a picture of L working on a dragon...
"I could bite that."
...with an assist from Vizzini.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cartoon Bluebirds Optional: Yellow and Aqua

Today is my Friday! What a lovely short week it's been. 
I'm celebrating the start of my weekend with this fabulous yellow dress.

  • Dress - Calvin Klein, consignment; last seen here (4th outfit) for dinner out with my inlaws earlier this month
  • Shoes - Prepare Guide, Fluevogs; last worn here a week ago with All The Things
  • Jacket (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last (not) seen here over last week's WW outfit

I called this my "Disney Princess Dress" all day (bluebirds optional, although I'm so tickled that Lorena added them here), and swanned about the office, swooshing and whooshing the skirt around.
It's a lovely dress, and I'm really not surprised that it won the Battle of the Yellow Dresses (here).

Outerwear - it's gotten chilly and windy again, darnit!
This really is the perfect spring jacket. All my other jackets are getting jealous from neglect.

The stuff:
I love these shoes. What am I going to do when they finally wear out? Buy more? Now, there's a thought...

Turquoise bling:
I was so happy that I remembered that I'd bought this amazing turquoise and pale green dragonfly obi and stored it away for summer. I think I only paid $1 or $2 for it! 

  • Obi - handmade, thrifted
  • Earrings - local, first wear
  • Ring - local

Tomorrow is our annual "Day of Indolence" in celebration of L's upcoming birthday, so I'll be back on Sunday! Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fuchsia With Copper Bookends

Put on your sunglasses, I am bright today! 
In my clothes, if not my demeanour!

  • Top - Asos, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) on the weekend for shopping adventures
  • Trousers - Ralph Lauren, thrifted; last worn here last week with a dress and a tie
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last seen here in January with many shiny greens

I've been wanting to do this outfit since I bought these two items (on the same weekend, I think...yup, here). I love how the bright copper of the leather shirt (leather!) bookended the copper shoes.
And why not fushcia? Why not, I say!

The stuff:
When your clothes are shouting, best to keep the bling simple.

  • Earrings - gift from Simar

If you consider jumbo pink earrings simple. I do!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dots and Stripes, and Han and Leia

Oh, gawd, the first day back after a long weekend is so...gahhhhh...
I'm inarticulate. The clothes will do the talking!

  • Jacket - Vero Moda in Blue, thrifted; last seen here with greens
  • Top - Anne Klein, consignment; last worn here in February layered under Gaga shoulders
  • Trousers - Tara Jarmon, consignment; last seen here with a Muppet sweater
  • Shoes - Poetic Licence Star Wars "I Know", gift from mother-in-law; last worn here with mint

My debut of my crazy punk hair! Most of my coworkers were in the same kind of groggy fog today as me, so not many noticed it.

We're nearing the end of May so I'm looking closely and critically at all the items in my capsule. I don't think I'm going to keep this jacket. I prefer it done up, but it totally gapes at the boobs. I wore it open today and liked it, but then, I want that waist definition more. It's also a pseudo-sweatshirt material, so not the greatest fabric. I have other blazers I like more, and I've gotten 3 wears out of it for $7.99. Less than $3.00 a wear is good. I'm happy to let it go.
The pants are keepers, however. And don't even talk about the shoes!

The stuff:
"I know." I can't even describe how much joy these shoes give me.

Round bling:
Han and Leia 4-evah!

  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Earrings - thrifted

First wearing of the earrings purchased for $4.00 on the weekend.

Two more days and then I have another long weekend! Woo!