Haircut!

Last time I got a haircut was Feb. 23. That's a loooooong break for someone with short hair! 

It was so lovely to see my stylist. I like her SO much. Everything is spic and span in the shop. There were only 2 stylists working. Lots of airflow, lots of space. They have made a decision to cut hair dry and not to blow dry -- it allows them to keep their prices the same (the extra time is currently for disinfecting procedures). Masks worn by everyone the entire time. I felt very comfortable. 

I let Johanna do what she felt like -- no instructions. She enjoys that and I trust her. She chose to bring it very close again in the back, quite short and textured on the top, but with a longer asymmetrical fringe. It appears a bit "choppy" in a few places in the photos but Mr. Suz says it looks fantastic in the back/ sides IRL, so blame the lousy selfies for that!

In honour of my new haircut, we are going out for LUNCH!! WOW, what a concept. 

Got two compliments already on my dress. Such a fun summer dress -- Suntiger, look -- sleeves!! (But it's the Pacific Northwest -- this would not work in Ontario at all!) 

ETA, the colour from last fall is pretty much gone now and I like it better au naturel. 

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Ripskirt goes to a Restaurant

My very first in-restaurant meal since the pandemic began! 

Well, actually, it was outside, on the patio. And it was lovely. It helps that the day here is glorious. I am in Vancouver for our last few days in the rental...

What a great skirt this is. Janet, thank you SO much for helping me to get it. I really love it! And yes, it was pricey at almost $100 CAD (with delivery included in that price) but it's already down to $20 per wear, so it's safe to assume it will earn its place in my closet. Sometimes you look at something and just know it will be a workhorse. 

Hair is wet in these pics. Haircut TOMORROW!!!!! 

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Ripskirt

Beautiful and generous Janet helped me to get this skirt in record time! 

I was between sizes and ordered up because I do have a bit of a tum at the moment. Truthfully, I'd have been better in the size down, but this one works with lots of overlap, which is useful in a wrap, and there is extra velcro so I can sew it on and make it a bit more snug (if I ever get around to that, LOL). 

Mr. Suz commented right away: NICE skirt!!  I also wore it on a HIKE and it performed brilliantly. How good is that??

The angle is a bit odd -- no full length mirror and tall Mr. Suz is taking photos from a great height. :) The skirt is somewhere between midi and maxi on me, and that is A-Ok. 

THANK YOU, Janet!! Super practical item for my real life. I am grateful. 

It has been 4 months since I had a haircut. What can I say? 

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What I bought...

My colour for the year is red. The new items is labeled "Magenta" but it counts as red in my book. 

If I'd had my matching cardigan with me on this short cross-the-strait trip, I'd have been able to go with the "pattern squared" theme of today's blog -- but as it is, I only have one piece with me. The other is in the Finds. 

With holidays off the table, I'm going to explore my new island home on an e-bike. Was lucky enough to get one of the very last of these in my size and looking forward to renewing my love of biking. 

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Silvery

Another pulled together shorts look, this time with shorts unrolled (so more like pedal pushers -- they are longer on me than on the model) and the new Sorel sandals. 

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With a blazer

Hello, all! I'm back in Vancouver for a couple of days so I have a full length mirror! And today I'm taking a physically distant walk with a friend, wearing pulled together denim shorts. 

It might be too warm for the jacket -- it's a gorgeous day here! 

Denim shorts, silk blouse, linen/ wool blend Paul Smith jacket (thrifted). And Fitflops. 

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To Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens is a huge Victoria tourist destination. But I had never been there. 

Guess what? If you go when the tour buses aren't running, you have the place (almost) to yourself. Physical distancing in effect and careful pre-screening, but no one wearing masks. 

I wore my mother's Land's End tulip print sweater in honour of the occasion. The one I bought her and then kept after she died.

Nothing new this season except white wide leg jeans, which are excellent. 

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WIW thanks to Runcarla!

Look what Carla sent me!! 

Actually, she sent me a whole designer collection! It is fabulous and comfortable, Carla -- thank you so much! 

Apologies for the lousy bathroom photo but this is the mirror for now. 

Look how well it goes with my BR sweater .Fun pattern mix. 

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White Jeans Season

With apologies to friends in other parts of the world, we've had a week of fabulous weather here in the Pacific Northwest, and I am grateful for small things.

I don't have a full length mirror and can't get my DSLR set up for photos at the moment, so can't take photos. But I can give you an idea of my outfits via Finds.

Not going anywhere (except for walks). So everything is casual as can be.

Outfit 1: BR wide legs (white); BR gingham shirt; BR cardigan, Ecco sneakers (outside shoes).

Outfit 2: Same jeans, J. Crew western shirt, White Eccos, 

Outfit 3: Same jeans (yep, I got 3 days out of them before wash!); leopard blush sweater, white Ecco sneakers, red cardigan, red scarf.

Outfit 4:  White Gap GF jeans (rolled), LL Bean Mariner, new Sorel sandals (comfy/ springy soles!), butterfly print scarf. 

Outfit 5: Chelsea 28 crops (very old -- now my gardening pants because they are stretchy/ comfy). LL Bean Mariner; Fitflops. 

Nothing special, to be sure. But I love wearing my white jeans again! It's not that I refuse to wear them in winter so much as that they don't feel right with the light. The minute the sun endures a bit longer is the minute I want to wear again. 

I really like the BR wide legs. They might be generously sized but work for me with my long rise. 

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In praise of wearing an actual outfit.

I'm one of those who devolved into wearing a lot of loungewear for the first few weeks of distancing. Partly because we are in the midst of a move. (I know. Great timing, right?) Some of our things are still back in Vancouver, so much of my wardrobe hasn't been available to me. Plus, the weather (and my mood) kept calling for extra-cozy clothing. 

But today the sun came out, the temperatures rose, and I wore an actual "outfit" of sorts! Nothing fancy, you understand. Just an ordinary, very typical spring outfit for me. No photo, alas. I still don't have a full length mirror and didn't get a selfie. 

Still, I got a compliment!! Yes!! A runner passing by said, "I love your outfit!" 

It's enough to make me put on real clothes again every day! :) 

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