Monday, August 27, 2012

Graffiti, Lime Green Knickers, and Kick Ass boots - The Summer Roundup

Aside from a nagging cough, I'm getting back to normal (well, MY normal).  Thanks so much for all your well-wishes, and hopefully soon I'll have photos of someone's cool outfit to show you.  In the meantime, I thought I'd do a post of photos  I had taken over the summer on some of my day trips, along with a couple of gratuitous shoe shots

 cool graffiti near the Ontario College of Art in Toronto

This gorgeous vintage (late 50's) dress by a designer by the name of "Cornelia", was on display at Divine Decadence, a high end vintage boutique in Yorkville, Toronto.  I spent over an hour browsing among the museum quality vintage dresses, coats, jackets, skirts and accessories.  I adore the mix of pale pink with various shades of green, and one of the most fabulous things about the dress was hidden beneath the flowered skirt...

... beautiful silky, pale green knickers, with buttoned cuffs, attached to the dress

This flowered fantasy of a hat is also by the same designer

I had never seen french macarons in these colour combinations!  These ones in the cafe at the AGO  were more appealing to my eye than to my stomach

Grey sky and steel-coloured water near dusk at Bayfield, Ontario

My friend Heather's new kick ass Fly London boots (half price!!)

My old kick ass Swear boots, that I had packed away thinking that I was somehow "past the age" of being able to pull them off.  I was wrong.

Ahhh Summer, we hardly knew ye....


  1. Ooh - love the street art, and the boots and the frock and mostly the amazing RED HAT!!! I'm so glad you came to your sense re the boots - TOO OLD? NEVAAAAA!!!!!!

    Sarah xxx

  2. So glad you are feeling better, Shelley.

    I lusted after those Fly London boots myself - lucky friend!

  3. Glad you're finally on the mend in your world. I love love love the top graffiti photo. I love this style of art so much we had our brick chimney wall inside the house painted in Graffiti/tagging style. We just drove our car around in the inner city at night looking for gang taggers and brought them home with us...just kidding!

  4. Glad you're feeling better! The street art is so cool and dramatic and I can't believe you ever questioned wearing those damned fine boots, I love them!
    That dress is a work of art! xxx

  5. Good enough to eat vintage!
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  6. I love the juxtaposition of the perfectly feminine vintage dress and hat (gorgeous!!) and the fabulous boots. I'd love to see them worn together. I also love graffiti art and this graffiti mural is wonderful.

    Stay on the mend!!

  7. If anyone can pull off wearing those Swear boots, it's you! I'd love to see the whole outfit.

    Love those Fly boots too. And buttony knickers!? LOVE!

  8. Whoa, the street art in your area is way more sophisticated than in my area! I do love to watch box cars passing by as it seems to bring graffiti from all over the nation my way.

    That dress you saw in the boutique is simply beautiful. And with knickers like this--let the wind catch the skirt.

  9. Thank you my dear for the summer day trip...and a glimpse of those' kick ass boots'.

  10. Great photos, Shelley. That dress is a masterpiece, buttoned knickers and all! Love the art, the hat and both pairs of boots. Of COURSE you can wear yours! Glad to hear you are feeling better. xxxx

  11. You had me at "lime green knickers"!! The frock is so utterly exquisite and demure but I'm afraid I would be seriously tempted to hitch it up on one side to show off the silk button frillies!!! Or just throw the skirt over my head and run around in circles also wearing your fecking gorge Swear boots!!! xoxoxoxoxooxo

  12. I love the mural- and the kick ass Swear boots- glad to see you still rocking 'em!

  13. No one is ever ever ever too old to pull off something they love to wear. Ever. Those swearboots bring on some heavy metal expletives of praise!

  14. Loved everything in this blog, from the Red Hat Ramblers to the macaroons to the vintage frock to the Swear boots. Great way to end the summer season!
    Jean & Valerie