Oh, my friends, what a weekend! We in Canada have today/Monday off for Remembrance Day, and this has been just what I needed. It's been a wonderful mix of friends and being out and about, and staying home and getting "me" time.
Are you ready? We have a lot of ground to cover, starting with Thursday. I wore pink. No, we need a new name, as this dress' colour is not adequately described by "pink".
Linking up to "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. I was VERY visible in my pank dress!
- Dress - Essentiel Antwerp, consignment; purchased here last weekend for $60.98
- Boots - BCBG Max Azria; last seen here in October with a leather dress
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) for shopping last weekend
I wore this all day for work, then to my WW meeting, and then to a local pub for Book Club (our host had to cancel).
I added a polka dot scarf to the elastic holding my hair in a little ponytail. Voila! The look of a bigger ponytail without the hair.
Pockets! And a peek at my pink dotted tights!
Bundled up for spitty rain and chill.
- Hat/scarf/gloves - Danier Leather
- Earrings - 10th anniversary gift from L
- Hematite ring - thrifted
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop
- Scarf - thrifted
On Friday, I just wanted to be green!
- Sweater - Smart Set, consignment; purchased here for $20.98
- Skirt - Benetton, consignment; purchased here for $20.98
- Shoes - Fly London; last seen here in August with pink pants and parachute
- Leather trench - vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn here in March
This is one of those outfits that I loved wearing, but did not like how it looked in the pictures.
|What if I just called in sick and went back to bed?|
I wore the sweater with the neckline high in the front, and with a vintage cami under it to help take care of the sheerness, but I think a darker cami next time.
I did show a substantial portion of my ink! One of my coworkers thought for a second that I had a pattern on the back of my sweater.
Outerwear - I realized too late that I'd popped a button right at the top of the coat, but didn't have time to switch coats before I left for work.
- Scarf/gloves - Parkhurst
- Faux tortoiseshell bracelet - J. Crew, thrifted
- Brass bracelet - Club Monaco
- Earrings - Weiss, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Amber ring - c. 1997
- Floral ring - Sarah Coventry, antique store, Powell River
L and I chilled out and played board games until the wee hours, then were up early to meet up with some friends for brunch at Floyd's Diner. I was a little overdressed for a diner!
This is my entry for November's "Hat Attack!" over at Judith's Style Crone - go see what wondrous creations we're wearing on our heads this month!
- Sweater - Dalkeith, vintage early 60s, thrifted; last seen here in May with a flowy Chloe skirt
- Skirt - Dries van Noten, thrifted; first worn here in September with a statement floral
- Shoes - Truths Makena, Fluevog; first worn here a week ago with a Dries circus skirt
- Coat (below) - Stop Staring!, thrifted; first worn here just a few days ago
In addition to breakfast in a diner, I was also dressed for shopping at the Christmas Vintage Fair with Elaine, followed by a movie ("Dries", a documentary about the designer Dries van Noten, link here for those of you interested), followed by dinner out.
I went with my simple green vintage sweater, to show off the hat and my grandmother's necklace.
Most of my day was spent in my outerwear, so my outfit was built around the coat. Of course, I wore this fabulous vintage-inspired coat again!
I happily swooshed it for people.
- Gloves - Danier Leather
The shoes were perfect for a full day of walking around. I even walked home in them from town after dinner!
- Hat - Catawumpus, first wear
- Necklace - Grandma J's, vintage 50s
- Brooch - c. 2000, The Bay
- Hematite ring - thrifted
- Snake ring - c. 1986, BC Museum gift shop
- Earrings - thrifted
I wandered around the mall before I met up with Elaine. Aldo always has some fun accessories.
Elaine and I bused to the Vintage Fair, where I immediately snatched up these two pairs of earrings.
I seem to be amassing a bit of a hematite collection! I only like the round beads - they remind me of black pearls.
I was tickled by the vintage tag on this set of three plastic bangles.
I found this amazing Helmut Lang top. Sorry for the blur, but it's all about the drape anyway, right?
Made in the USA, and only $30. It is from 2012 and is called the "Helios" top - it sold for $275 Canadian, so I got a good deal!
I consoled myself with this bit of craziness.
It's by Mondi, made in West Germany, and is a size 40.
I also found this amazing blazer, and bought it for L.
It's by Lane Crest of California, and was only $9.95. If it hadn't fit L (which it did), I would have kept if for myself. I might still borrow it. Look at that rich brocade!
It had two splits in the back, both of which still were still stitched shut.
|"This post is sadly lacking in cat pictures. Let me remedy that."|
Vizzini helped me document my purchases.
|"This is my good side."|
I turned the jacket inside out and steamed the lining, then turned it back right-side-out and did the outside.
The sleeves were about an inch too short for L...and then I noticed that they'd been taken up. So I picked the stitches out, and sewed the extra button on each cuff (which is probably where they were from in the first place). I also sewed the button back on my leather trench coat and another jacket that had loose buttons.
I had a quiet evening in on Saturday, all to myself (and Mr. Kitty). After a bit of a sleep-in on Sunday morning, L and I headed out to meet up with a bunch of friends for an afternoon of socializing at the Commons pub.
- Top - Express, consignment; first worn here in October with soft cream and pink
- Skirt - Danier, thrifted; last seen here in February with greys
- Boots - Adrian Agnes, Fluevog; last worn here in April with other pops of red
- Leather trench (below) - last worn on Friday, above
I'm not feeling this skirt so much. I have a lot of brown skirts, and this one doesn't ring my bell anymore.
I deliberately planned this outfit so that I could wear this snuggly silk and wooly scarf over it. I vaguely remembered that the Commons is cold - which it was!
Draped with my coat and gloves.
- Scarf - Song of Shanghai, thrifted
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Copper cuff w/red enamel - Matisse Renoir, vintage 60s, vintage fair
- Cuff - Grandma J's, Renoir, vintage 60s
- Earrings - vintage fair
And now, it's stormy out and the couch calls to me.
|"We should take advantage of this time to cuddle."|