Ah, what a wonderful relaxing long weekend it has been. What day is it? Monday? Really? Can't we just start over back at Friday night again?
- Blouse - no label, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in April with ocelot
- Skirt - Joe Fresh, consignment; purchased here last weekend for $18.98
- Shoes - Noa Noa, consignment; last worn here with lace and pink plaid in July
- Brooch - thrifted
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
On Friday night, L and I chilled out and played "Arkham Horror". We didn't have enough people for Ulti (BC Day long weekend is traditionally a "getaway" or "go camping" weekend for a lot of people), so L and I went out for brunch together.
- Blouse - Jacob, thrifted; last worn here in May with nautical stripes
- Pants - Design Lab, thrifted; purchased here for $16.95
- Shoes - Dr. Scholl's, consignment; first worn here last week with cerulean
So, while I was catching up on my fellow bloggers' blogs, I was perusing all the fun links here* on Jessica's blog Chronically Vintage (go here and follow my fellow BCer immediately!), I happened to click through on The Artyologist's blog here and specifically this post here about the scandalous history of harem pants.
*all links 'cause I love
- Earrings - local, Vancouver
A glimpse at my mis-matched toes. The coral polish on my big toes wore off/got marked up, so I touched up each with a different colour. Because why not??
Here's what I did:
Presto! I made harem pants (and now I don't have to hem them!). I am so damned clever.
Vizzini, what do think of all this?
|"If you were really clever, you'd build me a better cat-post."|
|"These are clearly mine."|
L gave him lots of love when we got home.
|"You're not going to take a picture of this..."|
|"I hear seagulls. I'd better investigate."|
On Saturday night, we had a friend over for dinner and board games, and on Sunday I just sat around the house reading for nearly the entire day. It was awesome! I'm 500 pages into our latest monstrously huge Book Club book ("The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt).
Today/Monday, I made plans to go to a nearby local part for a picnic and some art outdoors with Elaine.
- Blouse - INC, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in June with a high waist
- Skirt - Club Monaco; last seen way back here in August 2015 for a shopping day out with Elaine
- Shoes - Born, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) last month with the now-gone plaid dress
Added a fun hat that I haven't worn for a long time.
here in 2013 - I need to wear my fun hats more!
- Hat - Accessorize
- Earrings - consignment
I took a few pictures when I arrived at the park. It's about the size of 4 city blocks, between two busy streets in a mostly-residential/some businesses area.
You can enter here and cut through to the other street, on the other side of the hill.
This neighbourhood is full of houses from the Arts & Crafts era, and Victorian-era houses too. Many of them are now being torn down to make room for condos.
You could also go down this shaded path.
There are some public tennis courts here as well. L and I sometimes go here; we also play Frisbee here once in a while.
This Douglas fir is huge - probably over 120' tall.
This is some kind of pine or fir tree.
Elaine and I each brought a blanket and some food. We had salad, chicken salad, hummous, crackers, veggies, fresh strawberries and a thermos of sparking wine!
I showed Elaine how to do Zentangle - she is very artsy, so she picked it up quickly.
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And how was your weekend?