These women were exploding with positive energy. When I walked into this shop they immediately lobbed a compliment my way; of course, I lobbed a couple right back! Husbands and family off their hands for the day, these friends of 40 years were out for some fun – shopping, chatting, having coffee, and misbehaving in general. The woman on the right bought that fantastic polka-dot dress in 1972 and it still fits like a dream – you should see those shoulder pads. And the woman left was wearing some fabulous oversized jewellery and a lovely shawl to balance out that divine collar. She paints and lives in Mexico six months of the year. A kind passer-by took this photo for us. Cheers, ladies! You made my day.
I love this bold combination of polka dots on her coat and her skirt. This woman has also done some great pattern mixing with her black top and new bag. Much of her collection of silver jewelry she picked up during her travels. She originally hails from Eastern Europe but has found a new life in Vancouver as an artist – her website is here. She regards style as a liberating form of self-expression. I agree.
I had to do a U-turn on the sidewalk, style struck by these fabulous collar points and cuffs, and the bold, bright-blue polka dots. I like how this woman wears her top untucked for an extra peek at those popping dots. I wasn’t surprised to learn that it is a vintage piece – it’s hard to find such distinctive styling new. The parachute skirt is also distinctive and the cerise shoes are the perfect colour counterpoint.