Hello, my friends! It's been a lovely chill weekend, full of sun, fun and naps. This post is true to its name: BIGASS. Warning, lot of pictures!
Here's Friday's jumpsuit, as promised.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - get over there and check it out!
- Jumpsuit - Gina Tricot, thrifted; purchased here last weekend for $28.95
- Shoes - Eject; last worn here in June with my Dries van Noten top
I enjoyed wearing this and it was not too arduous to go to the bathroom in it - there is a little single button at the top of the slit (easy) and a big zipper on the side under the arm.
The back waist is dropped a bit, and there is lots of room in the crotchal region. I cut off the thread loops for the self-belt, because no one tells me where my waist is!
I had my hair cut after work (it's been nearly 9 weeks!) and then met L for dinner afterwards.
here that I wore last week - they were $2.00 each in a thrift store a few years ago.
- Obi - handmade, thrifted
- Earrings - Le Chateau, c. 2007
- Cuff -thrifted
- Leaf ring - Fossil, thrifted
- Amber ring - c. 1997
L and I hung out and drank wine and played board games on Friday night. We had a good crowd for Ultimate Frisbee on Saturday morning, and it was a lovely sunny day with just a bit of a breeze.
|The seagulls on the neighbour's roof are squawking away at me.|
- Dress - All Saints, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in July (exact same outfit, down to the earrings!)
- Shoes - Franco Sarto, consignment; last seen here (2nd outfit) with a giant Hawaiian dress
- Earrings - Lazy Susan's
We went for brunch and a quick grocery shop after the game, then walked home, heavily laden with all our gear and groceries. Nap time! Vizzini spent the afternoon sleeping with us or out on the deck in the sun.
|"It's a very busy life."|
|"One more pat, then leave me be, Woman."|
- Blouse - Guess, consignment; first worn here for a short work day and dentist trip in June
- Jeans - Levi Strauss, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in July for a very casual Winesday
- Shoes - Karl Lagerfeld; first worn here in August with the Spanish ladies dress
- Capelet (below) - Floating Gold Iceberg, consignment; last worn here a few weeks ago with my Lady Garden of Delight skirt
I love this blouse even better with the dark bottoms.
I wore a hat for cover as well as my little capelet.
I like the mix of purple, yellow and aqua.
- Bracelet - handmade, gift from L
- Earrings - Mango's
- Turquoise ring - local
- Amber ring - c. 1997
It's too big on me, and doesn't stay done up. I came up with a solution: I used a wired red twist-tie!
That's me, always klassy. You can see the nice semi-precious stones in this - moonstone, pearls, turquoise, and lots of others I don't know the names of. I want to wear this special piece more.
As an added bonus, Mom brought over my single malt scotch! She had picked it up for us, as we don't currently have a car.
Back in 2006, when I was a member of the Victoria Single Malt Club, I paid $97.00 for a share in a cask, along with many other members of the club.
|Three bottles in one carton; six in the other.|
Here it is, the Kilchoman Cask Strength.
This is from the 56th cask, was casked in an ex-bourbon barrel (that means it will have some bourbon sweetness in the scotch, leached out of the wooden barrel while maturing), was distilled on Feb 28th, 2007, and bottled on April 13th, 2017.
|Every bottle is numbered by hand. This one is 235/242.|
Much as I wanted to taste the scotch, Mom and I had some art to do! Off we went to Sol Farms (Facebook link here), a many-acred spread of sunflowers, berries and herbs. They don't use any pesticides, yay!
I hope you like sunflowers! I took a lot of flower pictures.
The sunflowers are just reaching their peak - most of the stalks were over my head.
Rows upon rows.
Looking back towards town.
The blackberries are in season.
Looking through the fencing at another field.
Such a riot of colour.
There were lots of variations in colouring.
Mom walking through one of the fields.
This seems obvious now, but I didn't know that sunflowers turn their heads to follow the sun during the day.
The petals on this one are more ragged-looking. I see a bee!
Look at this pretty wine shade.
I did a selfie with this big flower.
Another dark red one.
Two different kinds facing each other.
These ones look like they are listening to me.
This yellow just makes my heart sing.
More dark red ones.
There were still a few raspberries left on the rows of picked canes.
It is blackberry picking time.
This sunflower was huge.
Look at this beauty.
I love the yellow against the blue sky.
Mom and I parked ourselves near this lavender.
Look at this huge gourd!
As were these two, in the same patch.
A long hedge of sweetpeas.
And way over my head.
I like these orange lilies too.
This is an old wooden-framed greenhouse that's rotting away.
Me, getting ready to do some drawing on my paper fan.
Mom painted and I drew, for about 2 hours.
Me and Mom!