I still have one more day of my weekend - Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends! - but I'm about to have a PVR recording conflict, and L is out for the evening, so here we go! I won't be leaving the house tomorrow anyway, so no outfit. Heh.
Friday! It felt so long in coming, and what a crazy, hectic day it was. Good thing I had ruffles.
Lots of them! And lace, and bows!
I think I last wore this ruffly floral blouse as part of my New Year's Eve outfit last year (here) - it has no label, although I'm pretty sure it's Bianca Nygard. It was packed away with the autumn/winter stuff.
here), but was last worn in this outfit (3rd down) a couple of days after the challenge ended.
here in July with thrifted Betsey Johnson.
here in March with leopard and leather.
'Eavy metal bling:
Blouse (no label/Bianca Nygard?, consignment), vest (Bisou Bisou, consignment), skirt (Orwell, thrifted), shoes (Jeffrey Campbell), cuff (About Tine), key ring (local), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), earrings (Plum).
Birthday Week winds down, but look at all my cards and flowers:
After work, L and I rushed home to get ready for this year's Monster Bash (remember last year's? no, neither do I!).
Due to packing things away and changes in my wardrobe in 3 years, I made a few changes. For one, I wanted to look a little more mad.
|Mad, you say?|
The skirt is my floofy summery skirt (last seen here after the Monochromania round-up), worn over my Noa Noa black fluffy underskirt (last seen here in May). I have little brass curtain pulls tied with caramel ribbon, and working to pull up various parts of my skirt to expose the black fluffy one. I also have a couple of brooches pulling up the hem.
I have striped tights on, and my Marc boots (last seen here in September with stripes) for walking, although we cabbed both ways tonight.
All the clothing and accessories were things I had already - I didn't buy anything for this costume.
I didn't have time to do my eyebrows! I meant to do little arched ones, and I will, when I wear this to work for Hallowe'en. Heh, coworkers, get ready!
L and I made quite the couple. As always...
|You better watch out|
|Cover one half, then cover the other|
|I love a man who can leer|
The cool and collected Dr. Jekyll:
|All very normal, including lovey cat|
My accessories and props:
|It's all about the props|
The fluffs of lace are my cuffs; I put needle threaders on my white gold hoops, and wore my black leather biker gloves.
|In case you wondered, that green tube on the left is my green make-up stick - it negates redness, and is how I wiped out my lips|
I clipped my black fascinator to the back knot, and attached a butterfly clip to my Smoking Lily obi.
My seam ripper is over 30 years old.
There was a booth of vintage goodies at the show. I bought these 60s-70s silver shoe clips for $2.00.
The show was amazing: burlesque, grotesqueries, humour, music, and just an incredible spectacle. I can't wait for next year!
I was in pretty good shape on Saturday morning - hurray for exercising restraint (moi?). A big bunch of our friends met up for breakfast at our favourite diner.
|Yes, I might have blue socks on|
This is my new-to-me thrifted Dex sweater (purchased here on consignment for $26.00). The colour is a deep indigo - it looks purple in bright sunlight.
The skirt is the fabulous one gifted to me by Megan Mae (mwah!).
here for Valentine's Day.
It was a lovely balmy day, so I just did gloves (ourple leather, cashmere lined) and a fabulous silk scarf, from the lovely Lynne.
here (scroll down to the striped shirt) for the Vintage Expo last month.
Sweater (Dex, thrifted), skirt (Etcetera, gift from Megan), boots (Prepare Guide, Fluevog).
I moseyed on over to the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store after breakfast, and found this great classic pencil skirt.
I meandered up to the Hospice Thrift store, but despite them having oodles of new winter stock in, I didn't find anything that worked for me. I ran into my friend Karen there, though, and we continued our thrifting adventure up at the WIN Boutique.
I had much better luck there, and we ran into our girl Cat! It was a thrifting triad of awesome, I tell ya.
I found this fab 90s Talbot's corduroy skirt.
I am a sucker for these long swooshy maxi skirts:
And having tried the thick sweater/fitted skirt look once and liked it, of course I needed another sweater:
L and I hung out and played board games last night, and I was up bright and early for "Day with Auntie Sheila" for my now-11-year-old niece Hannah! Her birthday is the day after mine - happy birthday, hon!
Another sunny and warm day today, so I pulled out the sweater look yet again. Hey, I have a lot of sweaters, and I like to try new looks.
here back in August for $13.50.
I wore one of my many long-sleeved layering t-shirts under it (a burgundy one).
December 2011! Eeek!
The boots are a favourite pair. I last wore them in March here (scroll down), with a fluffy patchwork skirt.
Sweater (Coldwater Creek, thrifted), top (don't recall), skirt/cape (Smoking Lily, thrifted), boots (Miz Mooz), belt (Shi Studio), buckle (Shi Studio, thrifted), cuff (SkinZnHydez), key ring (local), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), copper earrings (gift from Mom, Angelique Cjeka).
Hannah and I had a good time shopping. It's cool to get to know my niece better, and to have our ritual day together every year. In two weeks, I have her big sis, Zoe!
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! I'll be back on Tuesday.