Finally a post! This is long overdue. Since it snowed and is no longer possible to take pictures without some serious shivering, especially in short sleeves. I have been too discouraged to taking pictures in ages. The point-and-shoot I had been using was ok for outdoor light but struggled inside. Luckily for me I for now have the use of my father’s Nikon. I’m still learning how to use it so bear with me; I only just figured out how to adjust the self timer. Everything else is on Auto for now (except prohibiting flash). I’m thankful to be able to take decent pictures again. I can feel a difference when I get dressed, not so much that I dress up to take pictures but that I am more motivated to put the finishing touches on my outfits like a necklace or the right earrings (even though I show neither in this particular outfit).
Pink is not a colour I think of myself as wearing often but when I tried on this dress the vague curves and soft shade made me think of it more than for its summer airiness but as having great potential for layering. I also like the idea of wearing pink and green together like in this post. Somehow I would not have said the two are an obvious pair but they seem to go so easily.
Both the wedges and the over the knee socks are relatively new. I don’t wear heels regularly, in part, I think because I feel most of my heels put a more dressy spin on many of my outfits. These I think are a good choice for leaning toward more everyday shoes. They are indeed heels but are not very flashy or statement (barring the obvious fact they are green…) so I am comfortable with how they look added to which they are comfortable to wear, win.
:: Dress ~ Jessica King (Canadian Designer) ::: Scarf and watch ~ Thrifted ::: Boots ~ Steve Madden ::: Tights ~ Jessica ::: Earrings ~ Made by me ::
Fall is a great season, I love the colours and the feeling of fall, the wind rustles the fallen leaves, the trees show their branches. In fall doesn’t home and good company seem a little more welcoming? But somehow to me the air seems more fresh? Possibly because I am in such a dry atmosphere but the chill is refreshing. When you walk outside it takes a few minutes to warm up, I’m not sure why but I like that. Relating to style, it lets me layer and wear tights, boots, and scarves. This is one of my favorite warmer dresses, the sleeve length is my favorite, it is fitted but not too tight and feels like I’m wearing a long sweater.
:: Top ~ Dress, H&M ::: Skirt ~ Thrifted ::: Boots ~ Steve Madden ::: Wrist warmers ~ Gift shop in Iceland ::: Ring ~ costume jewelry, Grandmother’s ::
These wrist warmers were definitely a treat to myself. I thought they were gorgeous and fit perfectly but they were quite expensive. At the time I was traveling with two lovely swiss girls and we left the shop and pulled the car out of the parking spot before I said wait and ran back inside to get them. I knew I’d regret not buying them so they are my main Iceland memento. I was a little sad as I hadn’t warn them that much last winter but they are getting lots of wear this fall. Again working in agreement with my idea to buy something if you’re really in love with it, even if you are not sure how you will wear it right away. There are so many things in my wardrobe that have been there for ages and I only later figure out how to style, those are the best rediscoveries!
I felt like being a little dressy today. I have had my eye on this skirt for quite some time, especially as I think the colours are perfect for fall. I wanted to pair it with something lighter and then finally this dress came to mind. Other than minor bunching issues I really liked the resulting ensemble.
:: Dress and sash ~ American Apparel ::: Shirt ~ Shop in Australia ::: Flats ~ Joe ::
Something simple in one of my favorite colours with a backdrop of my father’s sweet peas growing in the background.
Worn September 6th.
:: Top ~ American Apparel ::: Skirt ~ FCUK ::: Tights ~ McGregor ::: Watch ~ Thrifted ::: Shoes ~ H&M ::: Purse ~ Market in Spain ::: Longboard ~ Landyatchz ::
I went on a little trip to Toronto, hence the blogging absence. It was an awesome trip but short so I didn’t prioritize taking outfit pictures. I will have to wear a couple of the outfits again.
Wearing this particular outfit I had lunch with a friend, then longboarded around Toronto and ran into a friend I wasn’t sure I would get to see :).
Worn about 2 weeks ago.
:: Hoodie, polka dot tank and shoes ~ H&M ::: Skirt ~ Made by me our of jeans ::: Glasses ~ Bijan Optical ::
Some days there is something wanting, even when one doesn’t know what it is, one feels it. Today for me I was wanting a warm, comfortable outfit. In this set of pictures I think a hint of a smile wouldn’t hurt! Apologies for looking a little sulky.
Worn August 17th.
:: Navy top ~ American Apparel ::: Red tank (underneath) ~ very old, garage ::: Skirt ~ DIY from a dress I thrifted and shortened ::: Flats ~ Joe ::: Necklace ~ Old Gold Boutique, gift ::: Purse ~ Thrifted
You can see my shorts peeking again… ah well. Again, they are intentionally there so when they show, that’s what they are there for.
You can’t really see the red tank underneath as much in these pictures but I liked they way it looked under navy. Especially as this skirt has little bits of red in it.
Both the comfort and the simplicity of this outfit appeal to me.
Worn August 12th. Pictures taken by my awesome brother, after I took him out for lovely lunch.
For my 100th blog post I’m very exciting to be doing my very first remix post. I really like to see them on other blogs so I wanted to do one myself. (Hopefully I shall do them more than every 100 posts!)
I thought this skirt was a good item to start with; sometimes put together, sometime casual, worn with thicker tights and long sleeves or as little as possible in the heat, contrasting or blending, I’ve worn this skirt quite a bit this summer. I first tried this on in a DC outlet type shop in Melbourne. At that time I did not wear skirts on my waist so it felt strange and I left it. My thoughts lingered on it when I got home so after a few months I thought I would just check and see how difficult it would be to find on Ebay. Sure enough there it was, I couldn’t remember the size I had tried on back in Australia but it was not that expensive so I took my chances. It has turned out to be a very useful, easy to match, versatile piece. Win.
I often refer to this skirt as a great travel skirt. Owing to the big cargo type pockets it is my substitute for ‘travel shorts’, you know the pants that have zips to detach the section and make them shorts. This skirt’s pockets discretely holds a city map/transit tickets/phone or whatever else is required while saving me feel like a tourist all the time. It’s only downfall is that is does not work for longboarding.
Looking at how I’ve worn it so far I think to try in the future is pairing this skirt with a stronger coloured top or maybe some coloured/more patterned tights. Also wearing more tops on top rather than tucked in.