Monday, July 7, 2014

Weekend Catch-Up and Classic Blue

Gah, I am severely cranky and tired. I worked an 11-hour day today, my head is pounding and the computer is acting up. So forgive me for my terseness (should it apply), and also for cramming my weekend outfits into my Monday post. 

Saturday, pre-Ulty outfit.
We woke up to rain on Saturday, and after a late night discussing the movie the night prior (there may have been some Strongbow Cider involved), I was in no mood for a fancy outfit. Dress. Boots. Earrings.

The dress is a favourite from a couple of years ago, last seen here with a black leather obi in April.
I like that I can wear it backwards and forwards. Who's to say which is best? Not me.
My little red cowboy boots are much-loved already. Last wore 'em here to the vintage fair the weekend before last.

Dress (Smoking Lily), boots (1883 Lucchesse, consignment).

On Sunday, this is what I wore to get groceries. It was overcast but warm. Time for...
...clam diggers! I'm pretty sure that's what we called these back in the early 80s.

I like this loose blouse-y top. I last wore it here in May with long black leather.
It's been longer than that for the pants. We're going all the way back here to September 2013 for Monochromania Week for the last time they were worn.
I still like them, but I forget I have them, as they don't live in my closet. They live in my dresser in the bedroom, which is where I keep my camis and 'soft tops', as well as casual and workout clothes.

The stuff:
The first wear of my new-to-me Born flats, purchased here for $38.98. No rubbing and quite comfortable for the walk to town and back.

Please note that my bigass gold hoops (that's real gold, thankyouverymuch) are again in style - Wendy Brandes says so, so it must be true! These were a 5th anniversary gift from L in 2002.

Blouse (Hale Bob, thrifted), pants (Contrast, thrifted), shoes (Born, consignment), hoop earrings (gift from L).

Vizzini is disgusted by the weather. He keeps flopping about and looking at us piteously, like we somehow caused the heat (as it's gotten hotter).
"Was that the cupboard door? Am I going to get kitty treats?"
He lays around a lot.
"Insert cute pose here."
 Sometimes I poke him until he gets up. It's only fair - he does that to me at 4am.
"You dare disturb my slumber!"
He looks rather peeved, doesn't he?

Today was a crazy day. I worked late on the newsletter.
Also, this wool/cashmere skirt may have been ill-advised. Thank goodness I work in an air-conditioned building, but the walk home was hot.

I love this blouse. It's got it all: paisley, bigass cuffs and ruffles, it's sheer. I last wore it here in April with aqua (and I ended up getting rid of that suit, due to moth damage. Sad).
Although the skirt was warm when I was outside, nothing beats it for quality. Seriously, it's so thick - I make people feel it when they admire it (and many do). It's my treasured Andre Courreges vintage skirt, thrifted for $5.00, and I last wore it here...wow, in February. That's been way too long.
Everything about this skirt is perfection. I love it.

The stuff:
Not loved: these shoes. For the life of me, I don't know why I bought them. I don't like the toe shape, and they aren't even that nice quality. Into the donation bin they go.

Blue bling:
Classic blue accessories.

Blouse (CAbi, consignment), skirt (Andre Courreges, vintage 80s, thrifted), shoes (Navid O'Nadia, thrifted), earrings (local), ring (Wendy Brandes).

11 comments:

Melanie said...

Eleven-hour day, working late on a newsletter... Vizinni is merely trying to teach you a lesson by example, like Master Po to Grasshopper. "Relaaaax." Ha, easy for him to say. Where are our treats?
But you do have some awesome clothing here. Dress, boots, ruffly paisley, skirts. The quality and your style leap off the page.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Oh, those cowboy boots, yes!! I also love your other two outfits, overheating and unloved shoes and all. Fingers crossed for some shorter days, my cool cats!

Patti said...

We can learn from the Cat: when in doubt, lie down. Love these looks, esp the thick "feel me" skirt. Hope today is easier!

Shybiker said...

You look good in pants. You've got the figure for them. I don't remember ever seeing you in pants before. And big hoop earrings always look good on gals with short hair. Hope your headache goes away.

Bethie The Boo said...

I love all the outfits, but I'm seriously laughing at the Vizzini picture after you woke him up - if looks could kill!!! Always good to see him though, love your kitty!!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Gorgeous blue wool skirt!! I am a bit allergic to wool, but I find it so absolutely lovely!!

pastcaring said...

Love that green dress, and the ruffled blouse with the blue skirt is classically gorgeous! xxx

Tasmanian Minimalist said...

You look so pretty in green, that is one fab dress. Your blog rocks my world.

Shawna McComber said...

I get exhausted just reading about everything you do! I love that green dress with a whole bunch of love. I just might have now decided that rich blues and greens are your best colours! I laughed when I read about you making people feel the blouse because I do that too with some of my clothing. And yes, we did call them clam diggers. I had a pair that were very similar to those you are wearing and I remember very excitedly ordering them out of the Sears catalog. They were also sometimes called pedal pushers, though I think that is for slightly longer ones.

Lorena said...

That last look is my favourite, it looks like an outfit I would see them wonderful women of Mad Men wear… wow.

Megan Gann said...

LOL! I got a good giggle out of that last photo. Flop cats are a side effect of summer.