Hey, where did that weekend go? I hope you have all been getting up to much trouble and/or good times! I know I have!
Let's cast our minds all the way back to...Friday! Oh yeah, "I'll Wear White If I Want, Thank You."
I've been neglecting my sweaters this summer, due to one of the hottest summers for us on record. We had a scorcher of a weekend, starting with Friday, so this was perfect for a hot day, even a little too warm by the end!
here, in June 2013. I think I will keep it...for now.
I just have a little aqua cami on under it.
here (2nd outfit) in July.
I had a lot of comments on being "super casual" at work on Friday. I guess I have raised expectations on Fridays - back to more formal wear next week!
here in July with beads and yellow.
Silver and turquoise bling:
Sweater (Le Chateau, thrifted), pants (Contrast, thrifted), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment), cuff (Shi Studio), earrings (Oscar & Libby's), "S" pendant (gift from Mom & Dad, 80s), Fulvia ring (Wendy Brandes).
After work, we rushed home to get ready for a punk show! Elaine, Cat, Ross, L and I all met up for drinks and dinner, and then we went to the Upstairs Lounge (former legendary club Harpo's - I remember when Nirvana played there before they were famous) to see RADco and Art Bergmann.
I had to go all out. I had to!
Holy carp [that's deliberate], it's "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style! I'm linked up! Get over there!
I slicked back my hair, redid my make-up and put this outfit together. Must wear all the rocker things!
here, 3rd outfit, back in May 2013). I needed to keep my tattoos under cover of the hot sun, and this was perfect.
Second wear of the denim bustier, last seen here in August with pink leather. It stayed up much better over the cotton t-shirt, so it earns a reprieve.
here a year ago for Elaine's birthday!
here just last weekend.
All the rocker bling:
T-shirt (Threadless), bustier (Smart Set, thrifted), skirt (BCBG Max Azria, consignment), shoes (Enzo Angiolini, consignment), belt (gift from Ruth), chainmail necklace (handmade locally), teeth necklace (The Bay), studded cuff (vintage 90s), black cuff (Guess, thrifted), rings (all vintage 80s), earrings (locally made).
There are some professional pictures of RADco here. The following are Elaine's pictures from the show.
A very cool colour effect from Elaine.
I loved the crazy lights on the floor and bar we were standing at.
Professional shots of Art Bergmann here (none with me in them, although we were really close to the stage). I had never heard of him until this show, and wasn't familiar with any of his music, but he's described as Canada's Lou Reed in this article.
More of Elaine's photos:
|His guitar says "Take back your mind."|
I was only slightly hungover for our Ultimate Frisbee game on Saturday morning!
Probably the last wear of this dress for the year, and away it will go with the summer pack-up.
here in July with all-gold accessories.
here in August 2013.
Bracelet, belt and earrings.
Dress (Artistic Taste, consignment), belt (thrifted), cuff (local), earrings (don't remember).
After brunch, I went for a little shopping stroll. I find that shopping helps keep me from stiffening up after all that running around.
I went to the Victoria Hospice store, and the Velvet Crease, and had a little retail therapy after my sort-of crappy week.
I found another leather skirt (yes, another, don't judge me!).
It was only $25.
I also found this cute sweater.
L hates it, but he can't tell any shades of blue or purple apart (Mr. Colourblind), so he probably thinks this is a muddy brown mess.
I thought this leather belt was sweet. I like that the buckle, studs and end piece are all gold.
I was super-excited to find a brand new pair of runners! As I walk to work every day, I like to have a comfy, yet fun shoe to wear. My last good pair wore out, and the replacement pair aren't comfortable, so these are my new walkin' shoes.
The brand is Miss Sixty, which I've never bought before.
And for only $12.00?
I did find one other thing at the thrift store.
No, it's actually two crystal dishes.
I have to be good in the Velvet Crease and only buy things I really love. I spotted this black leather jacket on a display and knew I had to try it.
And do you see what the neck is doing?
I wish I'd had time for a nap after shopping, but no! Shower and get dressed to head downtown to the pub for our dear friend Vero's birthday! There were plans to go dancing and hang out at her husband's design studio afterward, so I amped up my outfit accordingly!
Just managing to link up to Judith's "Hat Attack!" over at Style Crone in the nick of time! I know, it's a fascinator, but it's in my hair!
|"Are you going out again? What item of yours shall I eat?"|
The blouse is a favourite, although I haven't worn it much this year (last time here in May). It has flies all over it!
here (2nd outfit) in July, during another friend-and-fun-filled weekend.
A melange of bling:
Blouse (Smoking Lily), skirt (Noa Noa), shoes (Born, consignment), belt (vintage 60s, Mom's), necklace (Bauxo), fascinator (Heart's Content), cuff (Midzo, thrifted), single gold earring (Foxy), stud earring (local), lapis lazuli ring (Wendy Brandes).
Today, I slept in a little then went to town to get groceries.
I actually wore my jean jacket over this to protect from the sun.
here (2nd outfit) in June.
here (2nd outfit) last weekend.
Dress (Taylor, consignment), shoes (Born, consignment), earrings (thrifted).
I went to the WIN Thrift Boutique after getting groceries, but I didn't find anything. Sometimes you don't.
L is back to his all-day Sunday football marathons. We were both happy to see our teams win today! Go, Dolphins and Panthers!
|"Did someone say "panther"?"|
He loves the heat.
|"Is it photo time? Let me give you my good side."|
I hope your weekend has been warm, fun and full of naps in the sun.