Friday, December 14, 2007

Fashion Friday: A Little bit o' this, a little bit o'that

Can you say *procrastination big time*? I'm taking a little break from the job, for my weekly "What to wear/What not to wear segment". Some of these are winners, others are what hubby classifies as "Ug-wear". But no matter, I tend to wear what I like, always have, despite what others say. Like the hat a la Boy George that I used to wear while I walked the streets of U of T St. George Campus back in the 80's. Yes, that was me, complete with the Cyndi Lauper fuschia/purple checkered pants. That's a whole other post, believe you me...

What not to wear?:

Here we have my "touch of glitter" tank, that I love to wear under a jacket or sweater, with jeans. It is a teeny bit festive, without being over the top tacky. Ian thinks one sparkle is one too many -- whatever. I just love BCBG.




The following number, I'll admit, does look, um, well, interesting, unless it's on a person. But that isn't happening today, so I'll just describe it a bit. It can be quite the sexy look as it's interwoven with lacy mesh bits. So if I feel a bit fearless I won't wear a cami under it (braless, however, not an option, not even in the bedroom because Ian HATES this shirt). I like that it goes past the hips, it's great with jeans or leggings. Call it my homage to Gustav Klimt. I love those Free People designers.



This is one of my comfy dressier tops, perfect for winter holidays. Ian thinks it's a weird pattern. I used to even wear it to the office sometimes, under a jacket, with black pants, it would go easily from office to after work drinks... wha....?! What's that .... oh, sorry, another hotter chick's life. Comrags rule.



What to Wear:


Here we are in the vintage section of my wardrobe. Love my mom. She's where I get the packrat gene from. Back in the day, she was a tiny fashionista in her own right. And she had the wherewithall (one word?) to actually hang on to a lot of her neat outfits, some of them sewn specifically for her, in case she ever had daughters! You should have seen what I would walk around in during high school and university, when I could fit into all those neat jackets and skirts from the 60s. You've never seen such a beautiful collection of *cheongsam* dresses either. They fit me when I was 18, and I wore a couple to my graduation and formals, but never again.



The following dress does actually still fit me. I haven't had the occasion to wear it recently, but I think it would look smashing with black leggings.



This jacket is part of my "Prince, formerly known as weird sign, formerly known as Prince" collection. Velvet with a very subtle print, and shiny silver buttons. A bit cropped, but I love the collar and the whole dress it up or dress it down capability of this one. Whenever I'm in doubt about what to wear to a function, this is a perfect standby, over a cami, glitter top, or turtleneck.




And finally, one of my favourite dresses, and apparently it is also one of my husband's... this Teenflo dress I picked up in the spring. I wore it with a turtle neck, leggings and boots to take the birthday boy out for his big dinner. It's his favourite outfit on me. Glad he noticed.


But it's all about the company. Sweet talker, he is... although he loved the meal at Terra, he said it would have been just as beautiful an evening if we were having burgers. Because it was just the two of us, and it was a very, very special evening. Verklempt.


Happy Weekend guys...

14 comments:

gmcountrymama said...

I love your fashion Fridays, they remind me of how I used to like to dress up before moving to Vermont. I still like it, but don't have much opportunity to.
I really like the black number second from the bottom.

Don Mills Diva said...

Wow - those clothes are fierce. You have great taste. I really enjoyed this post.

familymclean said...

Loooove the last dress and the one that was your mom's too, fantastic!
(Sigh)
This reminds me of my closet, full of real clothes, cute Jackie inspired bebe tops and little dresses, I need to rip theses jeans off one day and step out!
Thank you for this, i love fashion friday!

Sandy C. said...

Wow, can I come over and shop in your closet? You have some serious threads! I would honestly wear all of them....even "what not to wear." I always look for an excuse to wear my black leggings :)

SteamyKitchen said...

haha! love the prince jacket!

my mother in law gave me one of those glitter rhinestone hotguns last xmas. i was so temped to rhinestone the hell outta my tanktops.

Family Adventure said...

I'm loving Ian's take on all of these things. I think you need to add a byline so he can add comments himself - that would be a hoot :)

Heidi

The New Mom on the Blog said...

hey you've got good fashion sense, it would be great to have photos of accessories to match them, if you do wear accessories...

I love those clothes, really do! *big smile*

Curiosity.Killer said...

I love your tops. I can never have enough camis... I particular love that vintage brown bubbly top... that's a classic keeper.

Jocelyn said...

Your husband may not love every item in your wardrobe, but he does love the right girl.

The dresses are sooooo sweet.

I'm rueing the fact that I have no clothes that pay tribute to Klimt.

Must go shop.

Badness Jones said...

You're making me embarrassed at the state of my wardrobe! But honestly, you're gorgeous and have fabulous taste. Lucky old Ian. Hubs hates half my wardrobe too...he calls my favourite slides my 'clown shoes'....but the Princess loves them, she told me I should wear them to her wedding! maybe I'll post a photo one day....

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Your vintage clothes ROCK! I love going through my older clothes and mixing and matching them with newer things - I also am a big fan of BCBG...

Rima said...

I love all of those clothes! Can I raid your closet? You have awesome taste.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Ok. I just LOVE it all!

another good thing said...

Man, I SO want to raid your closet!
Thanks for encouraging me to dig deeper.

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