I'm off today and tomorrow and poor L is back at work - it's kind of nice to have the day to myself, so I got up early and went to town to check out Smoking Lily's Boxing Week sale and to spend my She She Shoes gift certificate. Yee haw!
Today's outfit was almost a duplicate of this one (the evening version) except with different outerwear.
I actually last wore this skirt and boots together on the weekend here (2nd outfit), and the grey sweater here with a skirtload of sequins.
Just added my simple leather cuffs and white gold hoops and you've got an easy outfit for trying stuff on.
I knew I'd be wanting to try a few things on, so I wore an outfit that would work for that - I was surprised at how many people hadn't planned for that! They stood in line for the 1-2 changerooms and I just changed in the street or the middle of the store! You have to plan for these things!
I wore this awesome long coat as my outerwear:
here over my green swirly dress.
I love how turquoise and purple go together.
Coat (Vassalli, consignment), sweater (August Silk, consignment), skirt (Smoking Lily, consignment), boots (Prepare Volunteers, Fluevog), gloves (Accessorize), scarf (Marks & Spencer, thrifted).
I had some good luck at the little Smoking Lily store - $25.00 for silk obis! Wee! I got this lovely olive, grey, beige print and black one. About time I had one with more of a neutral base.
At the Milkman's Daughter, I spotted this gorgeous metallic moto jacket on the 30% off rack for $91.00.
I got another Hama Hama top (I have this great crow one from the March capsule):
It has a moose:
I also got some underlovelies:
And a couple of little leather pouches. At least one of them is going to a blog-friend...
The skeleton thing is a new business card holder for me - it's by Bonspiel (I have a jacket by her). My old card holder is too small for my new cards. Oh yeah, I got new cards!
moo.com, and I'm linking because the quality is nice and they use recycled paper, no compensation received) when I ordered L cards for his blog as a Christmas present.
After going to Smoking Lily, I strolled over to She She Shoes. They had a big sale on! I spent some time wandering around the store, despairing as every shoe I liked seemed to be made in China. They were all lovely, and gorgeously made...but I didn't want to break my resolve so quickly.
But yes, I bought a pair. These gorgeous lavender lace-up boots:
So I sucked it up and graciously allowed him to buy me these wonderful, gorgeous, amazing boots with the gift certificate.
Metallic leather behind the holes.
A rock and roll heel:
And a crown button:
They were on sale for $60.00, so I still had $90.00 left on my gift certificate to spend. Fortunately, She She does carry some wonderful jewelry and accessories that are ethically or locally made. Hurrah!
Check out these amazing tights by Look From London:
I also got some tights by Voila (made in Italy), and some knee highs by Sox Trot (also made in the US).
This gorgeous silk flower necklace was only $23.00.
I popped into Lotus, a shop in the mall downtown that only carries locally-made or ethically-sourced items.
I hope your week is bringing you some sunny days!