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 (hemmed by me), coat (hemmed by me) and watch ~ Thrifted ::: Boots ~ Steve Madden ::: Ring ~ My grandmothers, designed by her cousin in Ecuador ::: Button Earrings ~ Made by me ::
I love the simple shape of this dress, and honestly, it is something I knew when I tried on that my mother would wear. I think buying it was a sort of acceptance that we could share some of our taste, even if we would wear different accessories and hem lines. She is after all a big part of my inspiration growing up. Although I shudder to think about some of the things I wore when I was little, I’m so glad she let me wear what I wanted for the most part, it has let me freely develop my own sense of style. Thank you mum.
Also the weather the day I wore this was perfect for a dress with sleeves, I really didn’t need my coat. It was beautiful in the evening as the sun was beginning to set after a lovely day.
:: T-shirt ~ Billabong ::: Skirt ~ Made from pants bought at a local garage sale ::: Watch and boots ~ Thrifted ::: Necklace ~ Freedom clothing collective ::
I find my hair gets unruly more quickly and is reluctant to do what I’d like it to when it needs a cut. Having had some disappointing ones in the past, hair cuts are something I get a little anxious about. Length is my major concern; no wonder I don’t like any length taken off! Anyhow I’d been saying I should get a cut for about a week and then by chance a girl came into my work promoting herself. I decided that was too coincidental to turn down so I made my appointment, she was lovely and even straightened my hair very carefully. It is shorter but not by an amount I can’t deal with, which is such a relief.
:: 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.
:: Jacket ~ Thrifted, hemmed by me ::: Skirt ~ Made by me (fabric from a dress I thrifted and shortened) ::: Shirt, Boots and Watch ~ Local yard sale ::
I love pictures with a good spin, showing the pleats or shape of a skirt or jacket in this case. But I don’t usually like pictures of me looking at the camera. Funny that in this set two passed my critique, mainly because they best showed the outfit. I thrifted this jacket spring last year, it was an item it took a while for me to feel comfortable actually wearing. I managed to hem it acceptably and now I wear it almost every day. Easy to throw on, plus it protects a skirt like this one from blowing in the wind!
:: 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.
:: Top ~ Shop in Australia ::: Skirt ~ UO (old) ::: Shoes and watch ~ thrifted ::
I think these pictures would have been nicer if I was smiling but I really like this simple skirt and top combination so I still wanted to post it. The layers and pattern mixing of the skirt, in my mind, makes it a little edgy. I guess this post is also an farewell to the days of it being too hot for tights.
Worn somewhere about a month ago.
What can I really say other than my dad’s old sweater is one of the comfiest things in my wardrobe. It is simple, baggy and warm. I’d like to think I look a little like I just happened to stylishly fall out of bed in this but I think it’s just an excuse to be cosy.
:: Sweater ~ dad’s ::: Shorts ~ Abercrombie ::: Shoes ~ Local yard sale ::
Oh and these shoes… Both green and purple leather and lined, amazing! The girl I bought them from got them from value village (the tag was still on them) and said she had never worn them, I can hardly resist them, they are so comfortable.