Wear Black, Add Hot Sauce

Shirt Via Winners, Gap Jeans, Shelly’s London Shoes, Ray-Ban Sunnies

I love a good over-sized t-shirt and this one is suuuuper comfy. I randomly purchased it when I was at Winners a couple weeks back, and I had no idea it would be such a hit! I get a lot of comments and commentary so I’m glad I didn’t pass on it; just validates your purchase ya know? Anyways, this is like a very regular everyday uniform that you would catch me in. I really like to be comfortable and if you follow my blog you def know that about me!

Giddyup

Vintage Ralph Lauren button down via Public Butter, Cos Skirt, Joe Fresh Flats,

Thrifted Bag via Value Village

I bought this top 2 years back during one of the vintage crawls, which happens twice a year in Toronto and are two of the greatest times of year. I can’t believe this gorgeous silk top was only $20. The fit isn’t spectacular but I knew I could work with it and hello RL silk for $20. Done. I love vintage and thrift shopping because of the hidden gems, like this top, you can find. I find sifting through racks of clothing is therapeutic for me. I know many shake their head like huh! How? But it’s very true. I didn’t grow up in a very wealthy family either so I’ve always been a sale and thrift shopper. I don’t think you need a million bucks to look like a million bucks, or feel like a million bucks. Confidence in what you’re wearing is key. I’ve said that before and I’ll say it over and over that confidence and feeling comfortable will beam through your outfit if you feel good in it.

Transition Dressing: How to Transition Summer Pieces into your Fall Wardrobe

H&M Top, Levis Vintage Shorts, Joe Fresh Bag, Catherine Malandrino Mules

Toronto weather gets a little weird around this time in September and transition dressing is on your mind. You can tell it’s time to transition when the wasps and bees start to act a little strange. Last week was super cold, people were pulling out jackets and even rocking scarves early in the morning. This week on the other hand is super beautiful, blue skies and hot sun (when you’re in the sun); and that’s the catch. Transition dressing is all about balance. Above i’m wearing a long sleeve and balancing it out with shorts for when I am cooking in the sun, and the 3 quarter sleeves on my top help when I’m walking down a shady street and that fall wind catches you off guard.

It really is a daunting task to get dressed and try to figure out what to wear for the whole day when the weather can’t make up its mind. Like many, I’m so tempted to go out and buy all the brand new fall items dangling in the store windows, but I think right now it’s important to use what you have.  Balancing airy palazzo pants with turtle necks, mini skirts with leather jackets and chelsea boots, or like my outfit, a relaxed denim short with a longer sleeved flouncy top and mules. Fall dressing is truly about being comfortable and being able to change up what you’re wearing on-the-go. I always have a bomber jacket or light sweater with me that I can carry in my bag, or I like wearing a pair of denim that are lighter that I can roll the bottoms up if I am starting to get hot.  Another tip is to not throw away the idea of wearing colour or fun prints. Keep bringing them into your outfits to stand out from those that resort to the muted, darker colours that are typical of fall. My number one tip, check your weather app!

 

¡Olé!

H&M Top, Vintage Jeans via Public Butter, H&M Bag, Yoki Loafers

In the past few weeks I think I’ve bought 5 tops with ruffles, no joke. Two sweaters, this tee, and a tank; Ok so four, excessive?

I don’t consider myself very “girly” in terms of how I dress, yet I’ve found myself leaning towards ruffles and “girlier” garments lately when I’ve been out shopping. The thing is they’re more statement ruffles than they are silly, frilly, cutesy etc etc. I’m into statement pieces where the rest of my outfit can be relaxed, like this t-shirt with dramatic sleeves paired with this $20 pair of vintage Lee light wash denim that has curious paint stains in various spots (like the turquoise one on the inside of my pant leg..). This top makes me want to flamenco dance and if you know me you know that dancing is never to far away from happening. The subtle statement game is where I’m at lately because I truly loooove to be comfortable and this t-shirt is just that. I have been on the hunt for a few more statement tops I can bust out this fall before I have to throw a giant parka on top of it. I also just don’t have many nice tops, so my goals is to get back into fun outfits like I used to and not be afraid to wear a top with gigantic ruffled sleeves.