Oh, my friends, it has been a weekend to remember! It's been full of good times, love and shopping (and Vizzini). Let's go - I'm ready for dinner and some couch time!
- Blouse - Marcona, thrifted; last seen here in December 2014 with sequins
- Dress - vintage 90s, Danier, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in January
- Shoes - Mini Qtee, Fluevog, consignment; last seen here with stripes in November 2014
- Ring - Oscar & Libby's
- Earrings - local
After breakfasting, my girlfriend Caro came over to borrow a red dress for her Sweetheart party that night. She squealed when she saw me.
- Blouse - Linea Domina; last seen here in April 2014
- Top - Betsey Johnson, vintage 90s, thrifted; last seen here (4th outfit) in October 2013
- Skirt - Le Chateau; not sure when I wore it last, as it's a strictly costume piece
- Boots - Mini Babycakes, Fluevog; last worn here a couple of weeks ago
- Gauntlet/cuff - SkinZnHydez, locally made
- Purse - thrifted
- Mini hat/feather fascinator - Heart's Content
- Necklace - gift from Mom
- Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
- Floral ring - Sarah Coventry, vintage shop
- Bronze ring - P. Sarpaneva, c.1970, vintage fair
- Earring - Weiss - vintage fair
Caro took some pictures of Mom and I outside our library.
Her blouse had a pleated stand-up collar and cuffs, with pin-tucks on the front and cuffs.
The display of "For the Love of Africa".
The entire thing was run by volunteers, from the waiters in their white shirts, black pants and bow ties, to the decorating of the church hall.
I was cooing over all these amazing vintage clothes.
This lady played her harp throughout the tea.
Onto the fashion show, which was in the main church area. All of the models made these outfits, based on vintage patterns. The eras ranged from the 1850s up to the 1920s.
Such a lovely Gibson Girl style.
Or play tennis in this?
So coordinated and matchy!
You can still see gentlemen dressed like this in the hoity-toity part of town.
This was one of my favourites.
I love the shape of this dress.
This was my very favourite dress.
I had trouble getting a picture of this lady, as she really got into her flapper character, and was shimmying all over.
I love all the layers on this taupe dress.
And finally, a bride!
This dress had so much beautiful detail.
Mom spoiled her look by wearing her mod sunglasses on the way home.
After a much-needed nap, I got dressed for Caro's Sweetheart party.
- Dress - Black Tie by Oleg Cassini, vintage 80s, consignment; purchased here for $32.00
- Shoes - Vivienne Westwood + Melissa Anglomani, consignment; last seen here in January with all cream
This dress was a huge pain. I couldn't wear nylons due to the sequins and beads snagging them. I couldn't pull the hem up over my hips (think about it...). I could barely sit in it. And I had to wear shapewear (patooie!) to get it looking nice and smooth.
- Purse - Spencer & Rutherford, gift from L
- Silver bracelet - Coro, vintage 60s, Mom's
- Gold/pearl bracelet - Trifari, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Flying spaghetti monster ring - vintage fair
- Death Star ring - Stone Roses
- Earrings - vintage 60s, Weiss
- Cuff/earring - Claire's
This is the most beautiful purse I've ever seen.
The entire metal frame is engraved.
Today, I went to town to buy groceries, then had a browse through the WIN Warehouse Store.
- Dress - Kensie, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in December 2014 for chillin' at Book Club.
- Boots - Ash; last seen here a week ago for our trip to Powell River
Vizzini was making the best of it.
|"I suppose I will sit in the sun."|
|"It's warm enough for me! I have a fur coat on!"|
I had some good shopping karma. I bought these silver and crystal stud earrings for $15.00.
At the WIN store, I spotted these cool crackled glass and amber goblets.
I fell for this luscious real fur hat.
This hat fits around my hair perfectly. That's always a factor - does it work with my hairstyle?
The ribbon has come unattached at the back - I will stitch that up.
The fur felt inside is stamped "Aurore".
I knew this scarf was silk by touch.
It's signed Sacha and was $2.50.
I thought this cool belt was a steal.
This equestrian blouse grabbed my eye.
I've been on the lookout for nice thin wool sweaters.
I don't know this brand, Dalkeith, but it was made in England and is pure Merino wool.
here's an ad for them from the Ottawa Citizen newspaper from August 1963. Those look just like this one - there we go, my sweater is 52 years old!
I swooned over this amazing cardigan:
I might have gasped at the price tag:
I'm having a loafer thing right now. I found another pair.
They have barely any wear:
I also found this awesome vest.
I'm going to the Art Gallery's next Urbanite event soon - I always get my tickets online right away, and I was surprised to find out I'd won a gift card to a local mall. I took the bus out to pick it up, then spent it immediately. Heh. 'Cause that's what I do.
I found these fabulous studded black leather gloves in Danier.
I also popped into the MAC store and bought one of their Isabel and Rubun Toledo eyeshadow palettes.
I also had a gift card from my brother-in-law for Christmas, so I dashed into Chapters on the way home.
I'm a huge Neil Gaiman fan, so was excited to see a new book of short stories, "Trigger Warning", and a work-friend introduced me to Joe Hill (I bought one of his books for L for Christmas, but have yet to read it myself).
When I got home, Officer Vizzini was having a snooze on the job.
|"I could sneetch better on the deck."|