Oh, the weekend has just gone too fast! I don't feel like we should have to go back to work for at least another few days...
Ah, well, enough whining. I did a couple of casual outfits for the weekend, and poked around in a few stores, and went shopping with a friend - so, you ready? Here we go!
- Cardigan - Jacob, thrifted; last seen in October over my jumpsuit
- Top - Dana Buchman, thrifted; last layered under my funky tweed blazer in October
- Skirt - Jones New York, thrifted; last worn (2nd outfit) in February with blue for brunch
- Shoes - Clarks, consignment; last seen (2nd outfit) in September with copper armour
- Grape Ape coat (below) - Forever 21, thrifted; last worn on Friday with the sleeping bag skirt
I like this skirt, but it's far too big in the waist, so never falls quite right (I have pinned it tighter with safety pins). Since I'm never going to pay to fix that, into the giveaway pile it shall go. I paid $15.95 for it and wore it three times, so $5.32 per wear. Pretty good! Less than a coffee and a muffin!
Outerwear - brr! It was cold out! I wished I'd worn a hat!
- Gloves - Parkhurst
My wool gloves are all from the same store - Roberta's Hats, whereI tend to buy a new pair every year - and they are fingerless. I do get freezing fingertips, but I like having my fingers free when I'm out shopping. I need to touch fabrics!
- Studded cuff - vintage 80s
- Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Earrings - locally made, Vancouver
No luck at the StVdeP this time, so off to the Patch I went. I only found one blouse there, but I love it.
It's by Kut from the Kloth.
I wandered over to the WIN store and had a little poke around, lucking out in the accessory department.
The bottom thing is a bracelet, all beaded. I remember pieces like this being popular around 1999-2000. It was $3.95. It'll look good with my hematite stuff.
I really scored with this gorgeous coat. It is fabulous on, very much in the 1940s style, with a really full skirt, and a wide neckline. The waist is snug.
Stop Staring! is a brand that specializes in vintage reproduction/inspired pieces. I have an insanely-flattering navy blue polka dot dress by them (3rd outfit here in April). I happen to know that their sizes fit pretty small, so a Large it is.
I might switch up the belt.
Today I was up bright and early (due to the time change), and ready to go get groceries and meet a friend at My Sister's Closet for a little consignment shopping.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style! Go check it out!
- Top - Jacob, thrifted; not tracked, I just wear these tops for layering
- Dress - vintage 90s, Danier, thrifted; last seen here in March for our annual trip to Vancouver (hi, Melanie!)
- Booties - Dirty Laundry, thrifted; last worn here (3rd outfit) in October for another grocery/shopping weekend expedition
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last seen here over my troubling tribble outfit for Hallowe'en
I am done with this dress, too. I paid $24.95 for it almost two years ago, and wore it 5 times.
Outerwear - again, at this time of year, it's how most people see me, so I like to colour-coordinate it all.
- Beret - consignment
- Gloves - Danier Leather (with cashmere lining)
- Fur scarf - thrifted
Ever notice you never see my bags? That's because I'm just not a bag person and I never change them unless I'm going to a party and want a little bag to carry around. I bought this neutral bag over a year ago, and haven't switched it up since I bought it. I've worn it hundreds of times!
- Bag - Danier Leather
- Hematite ring - thrifted
- Earrings - Glee
Oh, and what did I buy?? The first thing I found was this magnificent coat:
The top of it is faux Persian lamb; the bottom is a wool blend.
And I'm happy to see that it's made in the USA as well
From Rodarte to...a mall brand. It's not all about the brand for me! I look for unusual pieces with a high level of quality. If they ring my bell, I don't care what the brand is.
The sweater is reversible, with a deep-diving V on one side and a rounded neck on the other. It looks good both ways.
The sweater is the exact colour of this skirt - I tried them on together and was just entranced by the look.
It's a lovely piece by Benetton.
I had to explain to Petra what "Danger Pants" were, since I found new ones! It's the return of Danger Pants, everyone! Grab a handrail!
I love the pattern.
And lastly, a little bit of something I call PINK. Very very PINK.
It has about a kazillion itty-bitty fabric-covered buttons to do up (no zipper, you have to do the buttons).
I love the long "tux" cuffs
|"And I love chasing my tail."|
I don't know this brand, but it's sold through Asos. This dress is from 2016 - not old at all! - and originally retailed for $300.
And how was YOUR weekend?