Back in late February I popped into a vintage store on Main street and found this vintage skirt calling my name. It is a 60's, wool, hound- tooth, expertly home sewn, lined skirt. It was orange! It fit me like a second skin. It was in perfect condition. It was $40. It was a no-brainer purchase.

This is the second wearing. The first time I paired with orange tights. This day I kept it simpler, pairing it with a chambray blue shirt (Nicole Bridger), vintage orange necklace and navy shoes (Camper).

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I will admit I will probably have it shortened a bit. With the last button on the skirt moved up to the top of the row.

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This is the prize vintage item I have to remember on those days when you spend hours in the thrift/vintage aisles and come up with nothing.

Have you found any great vintage finds lately?

Happy Easter everyone!

Linking up with Visible Monday and Monday Mingle.

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For spring break we threw on the snow tires, packed up the car and headed off to Calgary. While there were buds of spring in Vancouver, it was clearly winter in Alberta. It snowed every. single. day. I had packed for warmth with lots of layers, but had expected it to be warmer inside. Alas […]

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March was an extremely fast month this year for me. Busy at work + spring break, including a trip to Alberta and BOOM it is April. Of course April is my birthday month so that doesn't suck. But it does mean I am playing catch up on some outfit posts from March. This outfit features […]

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I am seeing lots of posts about predictions for trends this spring. Who knows which will come true! Will sheer fabrics take off? Will everyone really be wearing crop tops? Or fringe?  I don't know about any of these (and you aren't likely to find me in any of them). But I do have 5 […]

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This green tweet Talbots blazer was a recent consignment store steal. It was in the clearance section of the store and was the grand total of $12!! It is like-new condition. I suspect the original owner only wore it once or twice.  I might have the sleeves shortened, or switch around the button, but I figure […]

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Sometimes we all need a night out. A girlfriend recently invited me out to a party for her birthday - I was her plus one. It was the first real grown up house party I have been to in a long time. It started with a smaller dinner with friends, and then the house filled […]

WOW! The big trend of the night was pale dresses: ivory, blush, nude, silver, etc. There was almost as many pale dresses as there were LBDs. I did notice that none of the ladies in those pale colours were holding out their hands for some of that pizza. Except for Meryl, but her skirt was […]

Tonight is a quick post about the Independent Spirit Awards. It is like a casual warm up for the BIG fashion Oscar Night tomorrow. The Independent Spirit Awards always confuses me just a bit. I know it is more casual, and "independent" than other awards shows. But it still stuns me when people walk the […]

After a long day, hair pulled back into pony tail. Owning my beauty. Even on the long days.

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I don't know about you, but by this time in the winter I am getting tired of staring at the 4 walls in my house. I am starting to dream about a cleaner house, a redecorated house, fabulous and miraculous new cooking skills, OR just a few hours out of my house. The BC Home […]

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