Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to: Wear a summer dress in the fall

Since this summer has been so chilly, I planned to do a nice little post today on what to wear for the early fall. But we finally had one of the hottest days of the season today, so now I'm a little conflicted. A summery day is wonderful, but I was already getting excited for layers and chunky pieces.

My point was that instead of packing up those pretty summer dresses already, you could squeeze a bit more life out of them by styling them for the fall weather. One of my favourite things to do lately is to throw on a dress and then lazily slap a sweater over it. I'm also a fan of contrasting a dainty dress with heavy combat boots, which is also great because combat boots are super functional for dreary rainy days. For colder days, I'd pair the look with a bold coat. Patterned and coloured outerwear make the season more vibrant in a sea of black leather jackets and green military jackets (yeah, you know the one I'm talking about!). I prefer this deep rich green, which is still subtle enough to be worn with anything. But for now, I guess I'll enjoy this freak heatwave. And remind me not to complain about melting and sweating because I just remembered that I absolutely hate the cold of Canadian weather. This cute layered look only lasts for about a month before I give up and bundle myself up like an abominable snowman. I'll be grudgingly counting down with an oversized watch this season in the meantime. 

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sheer madness

Navy blouse c/o Lovely Wholesale / Lace skirt from Shop Ruche / Studded black bag / Navy Keds sneakers 

I'd like to take this time to highlight the importance of having good lighting in your room. I got ready for work thinking I had a nice little outfit going on. It wasn't until after I got off work that I was informed that my shirt was fairly see-through. Oh, the shame! I work in an office with big bright windows and I'm pretty sure that lighting situation brought some unwanted highlights to my outfit. So thanks to dim lighting in my room (and maybe not enough caffeine), I didn't see that my bra was visible. Terrific. 

In other news, I won a gift card to Shop Ruche about a year ago from Lot 65. I've been waiting for my friends to get married so I could buy something accordingly, but I got tired of waiting and went for this skirt while it was on sale. It's so pretty, but I gotta say that I'm disappointed that it fits a bit too tight. On the site, the measurements fit my usual size. But with this skirt on, it constricts my ribs and leaves a purple ring around my torso from cutting the blood circulation. Ugh, I hate inconsistent sizing.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Accidentally on purpose

Chiffon floral shorts c/o Lovely Wholesale / Beige blouse from Necessary Clothing / Wedges from Pac Sun

This is one of my new favourite looks: the half-buttoned shirt. I'd like to tell you that it was my genius idea where I didn't button up the last few buttons on purpose to show off the colour of the top underneath, but I'm not that creative. I think I got distracted while I was getting ready, realized I was late, and ended up walking out the door like this. But the look works, so I have no issues. I was actually out for lunch with the boyfriend the other day and he noticed that I didn't line up the buttons with the holes properly. "So...is this some kind of new fashion statement or did you just put on your shirt wrong today?" Yeah...I'm kinda glad that I can use fashion as an excuse for my absent-mindedness.

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