Sunday already? Dang! Where does the weekend go?here, in a nearly identical outfit for Dress Week of Horrors!), plus it's nice and light for weighing in.
We're still getting awesome sunny weather here, so I just wore my jean jacket over top of this.
here, with my skull cardigan.
Dress (Banana Republic, thrifted), cami (Jackpot), shoes (Presence Impulse, Fluevogs), choker (vintage 60s, Mom's), copper earrings (vintage 50s, Renoir).
I did some thrift shopping after lunch, and got an eyebrow wax (one of my treats), then spent over 3 hours in my closet getting October's capsule wardrobe put together.
Elaine and I went out for dinner and drinks in the evening, and since it was my last day for an outfit, I used my Wild Card to wear Kim Cattrall's suit:
here at the end of August (scroll down) from a high-end consignment store in Oak Bay for $160.00. It's by Pink Tartan, and is made in Canada.
I'm wearing my Ralph Lauren pumps that I did in my February capsule.
I know the sleeves look long, but they have a wide bell shape to them.
At dinner, I took my jacket off.
May capsule. The skirt has a brown velvet waistband and a little faux pocket flap (my hand is covering it).
Suit (Pink Tartan, Kim Cattrall's, consignment), top (Michael Kors, consignment), shoes (Ralph Lauren), earrings (Plum), bracelet (Club Monaco).
I had a lovely surprise Friday afternoon: a notice from the post office! A package had arrived!
Audra Jean* harness from Megan of MMD. It's pretty freakin' awesome, but I don't feel it's appropriate as part of a work outfit for me, so I'll be wearing it with things like costumes or steampunk outfits for special occasions. Megan also included this fabulous purple/brown/lime silk scarf and on of her lovely buttonflowers.*
*I link 'cause I love; no compensation was received for posting these links.
After lunch on Friday, I meandered around before and after my aesthetician appointment. At the St. Vincent de Paul, I saw these shoes - again, for the 3rd time - and hemmed and hawed over them. I finally realized: uber-comfy + cool style + great price = Buy It!
I also went to the Women in Need (WIN) Boutique. I don't usually go there very often because it's so much more expensive than the regular WIN store (especially their leather), but once in a while is okay. I found all kinds of great stuff this time.
This classic sweater is actually a rich navy blue.
I hesitated over this dark red t-shirt fabric skirt:
I also don't usually buy Gap clothing second-hand (or first-hand, ha) due to quality issues, but I fell in love with this asymmetrically-ruffled mustard blouse.
I mentioned that the WIN Boutique's leathers are overpriced...and yet I still found a piece:
It was $20.50 and is by Danier Leather. I got a laugh out of the store's price tag:
I also went to the Victoria Hospice Boutique and found 3 awesome pieces, including this gorgeous wool skirt:
A better look at the plaid (and the nice navy blue lining). The brand is Julius, and it's made in England. The W&J Wilson label is a store in Victoria that's been around for over 150 years.
It's a size 14, or close to a 10 in modern sizing.
I found this amazing two-tone grey, black and burgundy wool skirt:
Mister Leonard by Len Wasser (Wiki article)
I don't usually even bother looking at pants when I thrift/shop consignment because they're so hard to fit and there's a lot of mom-jean styling out there. However, these shiny tux pants caught my eye.
As mentioned earlier, I spent a long time in my closet, trying things on in the October capsule (a new thing for me, and something I should have been doing every month!) and making sure that everything worked cohesively.
Here we go!
And sweaters, blouses and the lone dress:
I'm really excited about the October capsule - stay tuned for the September re-cap in the next few days. I'll be making an announcement tomorrow (Oct 1st) about a special invitation for all readers and fellow bloggers!