Happy weekend! I hope everyone's doing well. Me? I've been busy, so busy, but it's all fun stuff, so I really can't complain. However, there's a comfy couch and a football game calling me, so let's get this going.
First up: Funky Florals.
The sweater is my new-to-me Wilfred merino wool one, thrifted last weekend (here).
here, but it's actually been living with a friend for the last couple of years. Like my other Hale Bob dress that I bought in NYC in 2007. I've only worn this dress 3 times total including this time (it was first seen here in June 2008), so I was hoping that layering it would give me more wear out of it. I still think that's an option, but maybe a fitted olive blazer would be better than this chunky sweater. Thoughts?
here earlier this month while I was having a plaid attack.
Sweater (Wilfred, thrifted), dress (Hale Bob), shoes (Wonders Ayers, Fluevog), belt (Club Monaco), necklace/earrings (Aldo Accessories), necklaces (Eaton's, 1986).
I had a delightful surprise arrive in the mail on Friday - the Travelling Yellow Skirt! Go to that link to see all the amazing ways this skirt has been styled.
I like it with a side of cat:
Margy had added. He tried to bite it.
Then he spotted the sequined rainbow that Megan put on it (from the Toronto Pride day - I knew that cat had good taste).
|It's somehow appropriate that my furry boy is standing on the picture of Tamera's dear Diva|
Moving on, Friday night was the Urbanite event at the Art Gallery. I decided to class up my evening outfit after my slight schlumpy daytime one.
Tierre Joline hat (purchased here at the Vintage Expo, and linking to Tierre's site because she's amazing).
I'm linking this outfit up to Patti's "Visible Monday" over at Not Dead Yet Style (Patti put a cat on it! love it!).
I kept the outfit all neutral, starting with Kim Cattrall's skirt from her Pink Tartan suit, last seen in the November 2012 capsule (recap here), where I wore it twice (this is the last time).
here in February with the given-away tiki skirt. The huge double-ruffled sleeves are a pain at work (they drag in the sink, in the coffee grounds, etc.), but were Drama at this artsy event.
The black leather Danier Couture jacket was just right layered over it - I didn't wear any outerwear to walk down to the Gallery, and I was able to stash my ticket, money, keys, ID and lipstick in the interior pockets.
The jacket zipped up tight. I last wore it here a couple of weeks ago with ribbons and paprika orange (apparently that's a trendy colour now - I'm so cutting edge, ha!).
here in September with my green ruffly Oscar.
The top half of this business:
I knotted the cord on this necklace just after I got it, to make it a better length on me.
Jacket (Danier Couture, consignment), blouse (CAbi, consignment), skirt (Pink Tartan, consignment), tights (Trasparenze), shoes (Darjeeling Teapots, Fluevog, Fluemarket purchase), necklace (gift from Tina), spider ring (homegrown vintage, 80s, gift from Mom & Dad), snake ring (homegrown vintage, 1986).
Urbanite events are always so fun at the Gallery. As part of the exhibit, there was an interactive section, where you could choose images and have them made into a button.
On Saturday, L and I went for lunch, and I lingered downtown for some shopping.
I've been having fun digging out some of my heavy winter gear, but wearing a slip and socks instead of tights. This wonderful velvet blazer was last seen on the Friday before our crazy 70s party earlier this month (here, warning: me in a blonde wig!) - that was the last wear of these boots as well.
here back in March (2nd outfit) with denim and leopard. I love that it has pockets.
She She Shoes*, which is a locally-owned business). *linking 'cause I love
My wonderful girlfriends gave me a gift certificate to Adore*, a locally-owned jewelry store that specializes in locally-made pieces. *linking 'cause I love
I found this amazing leather and steel cuff:
I also bought this silver knot ring, and the mid-finger silver disc ring.
I stopped in at my favourite hat store, Roberta's Hats* for my annual new pair of fingerless gloves. I've been shopping there since they opened in 1992 - nearly all of my hats (except for Tierre's) are from there. *linking 'cause I love
On Saturday night, L, my mom and I went for dinner. Had to dress up!
This is basically a repeat outfit from July - I even wore it with yellow shoes again!
here a week ago with denim and floral ruffles.
I wore my olive suede coat and my new mustard gloves for the evening chill.
Big brassy bling:
All of my jewelry there is either second-hand or locally made. Love it.
Blouse (Esprit), corset top (Betsey Johnson, 90s, thrifted), skirt (Orwell, thrifted), shoes (Poetic Licence), brass cuff (Midzo, thrifted), spoon cuff (About Tine), spinner ring (Twang & Pearl), ring (POLY), earrings (Adore).
L looked very snazzy, so I took his picture too.
And...here we are at Sunday, and I couldn't be bothered to wear make-up to get groceries.
My rust sweater is layered over my Smoking Lily top (it's now around-the-house wear, so not linking to past wears anymore). I last wore the sweater here last weekend (last outfit) - that's the last wear for these boots too.
here), where I wore it three times. This is the last outfit. The skirt really is washable, in fact, it's being washed right now, as I spilled leftover cannelloni on it.
I wish Vizzini would find my silver ear-cuff again - it went missing for the second time a few months ago.
Sweater (Coldwater Creek, thrifted), top (Smoking Lily), skirt (Skotts Suede, thrifted), boots (Miz Mooz), belt (Shi Studio), buckle (She She Shoes), earrings (Adore Jewelry).
Speaking of our little monster, I caught this action shot this morning:
|"What is this magical clear barrier that keeps this rogue leaf from my clutches?"|