Love me an LBD. This one I don’t know why but I hardly have worn it since I bought it three years ago. I’ve mentioned before I have trouble wearing dresses. I always feel over done and I really don’t know why. I wore dresses as a child a lot. This dress is really cute and I can’t believe Joe Fresh produced it. It’s hard to get all the details of a black dress on camera, it is silk, with two slits on the side up to the knee area. It cinches at the waist which is flattering and gives you some shape or you’d look like a sack. The neck detail is also really cool, I wish I had gotten a closer photo for you. This dress is super effortless chic and perfectly light and breezy on a hot summer’s day like this day in particular. I just threw on some loafers, black sunnies and a black backpack (not pictured as it was stuffed with Value Village finds).
Forever 21 Romper, H&M Sandals, Ray-Ban Sunnies
I bought this romper for my friend’s 30th birthday bash on a boat a couple weeks back. It’s been warmageddon out here in Toronto but our evenings can get chilly so I figured being out on the water it could get a tad cold and the longer sleeve may come in handy. I’ve always been attracted to pieces that have long sleeves and a shorter bottom half. I think it gives garments an edgier vibe while still being slightly modest. Thankfully this piece is a short-short romper because it WAS super short. I was initially into this piece because of the colour and it’s 70s vibe, but also because I wanted something fun and easy to wear while on a boat; so a romper with that hint of sexy lace-up in the front was perfect. I’m not much of a person for prints unless it’s snake skin or something along those animalistic lines, but this retro print wasn’t too aggressive and didn’t take over my petite frame so it worked.
*The shoes were a mega score in an over-run sale section. No longer available.
I have always admired Aritzia’s approach to merchandising. Their window displays always have a creative and fresh backdrop to their uncomplicated and simply-styled outfits. They recently have been adding a large, light scarf draped over one shoulder on a mannequin here and there as well as I’ve seen it carry over onto the merchandisers themselves. Though it’s not the most functional way of wearing a scarf, it adds a quirky and unique vibe to the outfit that quite admire.
And speaking of scarves, I’m pretty much a hoarder when it comes to them. I own only a million in all sizes, colours and prints. I tie them on bags as well as my neck. I’ve been collecting since forever, starting with vintage silk scarves. They may not be everyone’s favourite accessory, and I wouldn’t go as far as saying they’re my favourite (it’s probably shoes), but I would have to say I am wearing one about 90% of the time in some way, shape or form.
Orange may not exactly be “the new black”, but when burnt orange is closer to brown than tangerine it is certainly a colour I can get behind. If you know me you know I stay pretty neutral and generally wear a lot of black. I look at my closet and see tons of colour but somehow leave in an entirely black ensemble most days. Of course the weather is a huge factor but that said Summer is super close and I can’t wait to start embracing the rainbow and mixing textures and prints.
To say I don’t wear much colour, the first time I go and buy a trend that may not even be flattering and I purchase them in orange-talk about taking risks! I tried on maybe a million culottes…in black..and never committed, it could also be the fact that these were like $15 on sale and I generally don’t commit my wallet to fast trends. That said they hit my non-model-length-leg at the right point, and being high waisted they’re obviously elongating on my 5’1 ish frame. The pleating somehow isn’t accentuating my perma food baby so I’m also pretty happy about that.