Woo, what an awesome weekend! August has really been a fun month this year.
You've been warned: this is a bigass post. Here goes Friday!
This awesome shirt was last seen here in June for L's birthday lounge-about (with the same belt).
Check out the cool back:
The creamsicle orange skirt is suede and the front panel is all micro-squares cut out. I last wore it here in May with turquoise and cicadas.
It's was chilly on Friday morning, so I busted out my awesome Danier Leather orange coat.
here (last outfit) a couple of weekends ago.
Blouse (Dept, consignment), skirt (Co and Eddy, thrifted), jacket (Danier Leather, consignment), boots (1883 Lucchesse, consignment), belt (Brave Belts, thrifted), earrings (Oscar & Libby's), lapis lazuli and Fulvia Rings (Wendy Brandes).
I zoomed home after work and got into my "I'm going to an art opening" outfit. I pulled out the funky!
People were fascinated by the fur jacket, the flower necklace, the pink lace-net tights and the purple boots.
here in May for $27.00.
I liked how the mad floral dress (with pockets!) actually anchored the rest of the outfit.
I last wore this dress here on L's birthday with yellow.
another pair that he hates. These were a dream to wear all night - I haven't gotten much wear out of them since I got them - they are definitely going to be staying in my fall/winter wardrobe. I last wore them here in April with purple and orange. They don't really work with bare legs, so I was glad it was cool enough in the evening to have lacey tights on.
Jacket (Bebe, thrifted vintage), dress (H&M, consignment), boots (Prepare Maps, Fluevog), necklace (local), earrings (local), rings (Wendy Brandes).
I dragged my sadsack hungover butt out of bed on Saturday morning to go play a game of Ultimate Frisbee.
I'm feeling a bit "off" cardigans lately. I realize they are still necessary for layering, but I no longer wear them as much as I used to. I last wore this purple one here in May with lace PVC.
here in March with polka dots). In the wash, then in the donations pile it goes!
here (2nd outfit) in July with a kimono.
here (3rd outfit) in July with chartreuse.
They were perfect after playing for 90s minutes in the heat. As the game went on, the clouds burned off - it's been lovely and hot for the rest of the weekend, woo hoo!
Cardigan (Kenar, consignment), top (Truworth by Finnegan's, consignment), skirt (Club Monaco), shoes (La Canadienne, consignment), earrings (vintage).
Vizzini spent most of Saturday snoozing on his post in the sun.
|"Busy napping, go away."|
|"Come on, play with me!"|
Today, L headed over to a friend's for an afternoon with the guys, so I strolled downtown in the sunshine to get groceries (I shop in person, they deliver it later in the afternoon - it's awesome), then took a walk through Fairfield neighbourhood to my favourite consignment store.
I don't pay much attention to fashion magazines, but I do like to peruse them periodically just for inspiration and to see what the cool kids will be wearing. Not that I care - I always wear what I want! - but it's fun to see new things and get ideas for new outfits for me.
In my constant goal of avoiding putting on sunblock and relying on fabric as a physical barrier, I was quite pleased with this outfit. It billowed satisfactorily as I strolled about. This was also the first long-drive test run for these between-the-toes thong sandals. Could my feet survive?
here in July with more shoes that L hated.
here in May with brown and sequins.
And just because the outfit seemed to call for it...
|I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.|
here a week ago with Ultimate blue.
Blouse (no label, thrifted), culottes (Jac & Dale, vintage 80s, thrifted), shoes (Born, consignment), belt (vintage 60s, Mom's), earrings (gift from L).
I actually remembered to take my camera with me! I took a few pictures of things that caught my eye.
Look at this Art Deco stained glass window.
What an inviting gate and front walkway!
While overgrown gardens are my preference, I have to admit, I do love a nice colour arrangement.
This was the front garden of a very modern looking house.
These white hydrangeas were massive.
The young crows are all out of their nests, but the ball nests remain in the beech trees.
Mmm...apple season is nearly upon us.
My former co-worker Kara gave me a $50 gift certificate from My Sister's Closet (aw, thank you, hon!), so I was looking forward to a nice browse around there.
First off the sale rack, this gorgeous Banana Republic fitted shirt in magenta.
I always do well with dresses there. Today, I found three!
|"Where is the food?"|
This dress didn't photograph well, but Vizzini is so cute in it.
|"I see ties that need eating!"|
It also has little snaps and string to go around bra straps and help keep it in place.
|"Where did the ties go?"|
A better look at the design/fabric.
|"Just waiting for my chance..."|
This dress is actually a very dark orange, although it looks red in some lighting. I like the dropped waist, and the structure of the skirt part.
I stopped in at Lazy Susan's, and bought a couple of locally-made jewelry items.
I like the badassery of the spiky earrings. They were $7.00.
It's a very heavy metal.
I hope you are all having a lovely and relaxing weekend!