Woo! Welcome to the weekend, my friends! I still have a day and a half to go - tomorrow is Canada's birthday (147) and that means a day off. I have been enjoying myself and getting a nice mix of "me" time with L time and friends time.Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Get over there!
I skipped Ulty for this week so that I could go to the big Vintage Fair in the Fairfield area of town on Saturday with Elaine and Cat. Unfortunately, Cat wasn't able to make it, so it ended up being me and Elaine.
here a year ago in June 2013, in two different outfits in one day.
I remembered that I'd liked the blue underskirt with it, so I tried my tiered layer white one for a switch-up. I last wore it here in May under gingham.
here, in April). It helped being over a more structured, reinforced garment like this dress.
here in May).
here (3rd outfit). They are crazy-comfy.
Dress (Bodybag by Jude), underskirt (no label, consignment), cardi (Bellissima, thrifted), boots (1883 Lucchese, consignment), stomacher (Devil May Wear), earrings (local).
I love the big vintage fairs - this one was spread out over 4 locations, so it was fun to go from building to building, seeing favourite vendors, and having a bit more room. It made for a very pleasant morning. Elaine and I both exercised a huge amount of restraint - there is so much good stuff! Here's what I found.
My copper obsession continues! I am always on the look for quality pieces at a good price.
The little enameled plate moves around.
I also like a nice clear stamp.
Renoir pieces of copper, including an enameled pair of earrings that are stamped both Renoir and Matisse. This piece is probably from the late 50s or early 60s.
This bracelet was only $6.00.
The pieces of it have been bent a little bit.
This brooch was $5.00.
It's by Coro.
I like the round shape of this brooch.
Hard to see, but it's stamped "Lisner".
I also spotted these green leaf earrings - they were also $5.00.
this necklace I found at another vintage fair.
I fell in love with these rigid metal puff-ball earrings:
I was thrilled to see this gorgeous blue wool flower pot hat.
And it's by Miss Frith of Victoria (a store that I remember from when I was in my early teens). My mom bought her wedding dress there, which I wore. So I have ties with Miss Frith, even though it is long gone.
This blouse's unusual shape and colours caught my eye.
The cuffs have little mustard buttons; the same buttons are on the inside of the wrap to secure it.
I love the hilarious label:
I found this sweet little polka dot blouse in a $5.00 bin.
This dress is way better on the body than on the hanger.
High slit neckline with corded design down the front. The shoulders are cut in slightly.
The back has a giant cut-out!
I nearly forgot, on my way home after work on Friday, I stopped in at the WIN Warehouse store and found a couple of things for L, including this sweet cotton shirt.
I know what Haight & Ashbury is, but this is a modern Canadian brand.
I'm certain that this shirt has not been worn - it still had the plastic hangtag in the label at the neck.
I am 100% positive that I got a good deal on this tie.
Ted Baker London! These sell for around $80-100.
On Sunday, L and I were a little hungover after a couple of rousing games of Arkham Horror the night before. We slunk down to another local diner and ate some eggs. Nom, and lots of coffee.
Simple lettuce dress:
I last wore it here in July 2013.
Dress (Taylor, consignment), shoes (Modern Vintage, thrifted).
After lunch, L and I did some major cleaning up and some furniture rearrangement - the rest of it to be finished tomorrow. Now that we have that cool bookcase in the living room, we want to make sure the rest of the room is balanced out. Lots of trips to the recycling, lots of books and knick-knacks weeded out. On to your new homes!
L worked today, so I've been enjoying myself and getting a little quiet time. Of course, I went shopping!
My Alison Wonderland jacket worn as my physical sunblock, was last seen here in May.
here in April, with chainlink and polka dots.
here in March with my Queen of Faeries blouse.
It's a new "Stuff" location! The little table has been moved to the other side of the room, between two bookcases instead of being out in front of another bookcase. Better light from the window here too.
I love this Aldo purse. I wish it were leather, but it's still really cool. The citrus fruits are just a fun print.
My pale gold metallic on cream sandals are getting pretty beat up, but they did well for my walk down to My Sister's Closet after I got groceries. I last wore them here (3rd outfit) in July with a column of purple. I think it's time for them to go.
Jacket (Alison Wonderland, consignment), top (Cable & Gauge, thrifted), skirt (Club Monaco), purse (Aldo), earrings (vintage).
I did well at My Sister's Closet. I have to be very strict with myself there, as it's really easy to go overboard. I always scope out the sale racks out front.
I fell hard for this gorgeous baby blue brocade jacket. I cannot resist a brocade. Ever.
This one is by Danier.
I actually tried this on last time I was in the store, but didn't buy it. I kind of kicked myself, so I was happy to spot it on the racks still.
After the amazingness of the last pair of Born shoes I bought, I thought these were at least worth a try on.
They were $38.98 - still a great deal. And so shiny!
Speaking of shiny...
Shoe Shine starts this Friday at midnight and runs a full week. Show us your shiny shoes!