Friday, September 28, 2018

All the Frills: Cuff Collection

Clearly I have a thing for cuffs. It’s my small way of keeping a bit of punk style (but in an elevated, more mature form) in my wardrobe. Plus, sparkly!!!!!

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

That Maxi Dress I Bought From Amazon

So I invested in this maxi dress from Amazon (I know, I know), after reading Kendi’s review of it. And while it of course looks like 900 times better on her than me (obviously), I have to say I’m glad I took the plunge with this. It was super cheap, arrived quickly in the mail, and actually does fit pretty well. Plus the material is very soft and comfy for the heat and it has pockets, which is one of my favourite features in dresses.

dress: Amazon / sandals: Birkenstocks / necklace: ASOS

Monday, September 24, 2018

Injecting Some Colour

Hell must have frozen as I broke with my standard all black look and opted for a touch of green (which, after black, is hands down my favourite colour). Hey, you gotta mix it up every now and again, right?

pants: Zara / shirt: Zara / shoes: Aldo / necklace: Stella and Dot / blazer: Calvin Klein, thrifted via Value Village

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Summer No More

I absolutely love this black maxi dress I scored from Nordstrom’s – it was a bit chilly out when I took these photos in the morning so I unfortunately never took my jacket off. It’s just such a comfy piece and, best of all, has pockets (which I immensely appreciate in my dresses). Of course now it's basically winter where I am so looks like I'll be packing this dress away for the season now.

dress: Treasure and Bond / sandals: Aldo / jacket: Simons

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Getting in a Few More Sandal Wears

Just like my trusty leopard flats, a black sandal with a touch of heel is another closet staple for me. And now that I’m driving to work everyday (I’m in charge of getting Eleanor to and from childcare each day so driving is essential) rather than having a 50 minute bus commute that always involves lots of standing, it’s much easier to be in heels for a good portion of the day without being in utter agony.

The weather here is also now officially turning cool (there's even talk of some light snow in the next few days) and, while I'm thrilled for the onset of fall, I'm also trying to just get in a few more wears of sandals before I pack them all up until next May.

Are you excited for fall weather or sad to see summer go?

pants: Banana Republic / shoes: Arturo Chiang / shirt: Joe Fresh / jacket: Simons

Friday, September 14, 2018

All the Frills: Eleanor, Eleanor, Eleanor

Sometimes Eleanor’s cuteness just blows my mind and makes my heart feel like it might explode.

Weekend Reading

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Closet Rules

As I was saying in my last post, given that I predominantly wear all black, I appreciate accessories and pieces of clothing that inject a bit of visual interest into my outfits. I’m also a huge leopard print junkie. And, for those reasons, I always have a pair of leopard print shoes in my closet and have maintained this closet rule since about 2004. They are my go-to shoes and always look perfect with whatever all black outfit I’m planning for the day.

pants: RW and Co / shirt: Simons / jacket: Simons / shoes: Spring / necklace: Monserat de Lucca

Monday, September 10, 2018

It's All In The Details

I really love this faux pearl collared blouse. Given that I gravitate to all black outfits about 98% of the time (and I don’t see that changing anytime soon), I really appreciate pieces that have little details like this that break up the monotony caused by all black, all the time outfits.

pants: ASOS / shirt: Simons / shoes: Aldo / blazer: Calvin Klein, thrifted via Value Village

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Pineapple of Fate

I am so obsessed with this bedazzled pineapple t-shirt it’s bordering on the ridiculous. This is going to sound insanely weird but it’s a long running joke with my helpmeet and some of my friends that, one day, my death will be the result of someone caving in my skull with a Svarowski crystal pineapple because they just can’t take me anymore (macabre, I know, but it has a funny origin story and is now just a long running group joke between us). So basically I feel like I’m tempting fate in this shirt.

skirt: ASOS / shirt: Simons / shoes: Aldo / jacket: Simons

Monday, September 3, 2018

If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die

Well, it’s going to be nearly impossible to top this classic example of my resting bitch face. Seriously, this second photo of me screams “if looks could kill, I’d watch you die.” And I sort of love it.

pants: Zara / shirt: Joe Fresh / sweater: Simons / necklace: Stella and Dot / shoes: Target