Toronto Fashion

Free The Nipple

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Vintage t-shirt, Forever 21 duster, Urban Outfitters BDG ‘mom’ jeans, Yoki slides, Brixton Women’s Hat

There’s no outfit I enjoy more than jeans and a tee and if that tee so happens to make a statement well then heck! I remember as a kid I used to sit around and think about what life would be like if we walked around naked and clothes were strange; didn’t we all? I wonder though if we weren’t so shy about our bodies and much more open about sex and nudity would we have the same awful things happen to women like sexual harassment either physical or verbal? There are many other cultures where women and men both wear practically nothing and are not sexualized the same. Instead of the body being this erotic piece of meat, they are looked at solely as a life giving source. These women make babies, feed them from their breast openly without hesitation and do all their daily work while the girls hang out. I used to work at Joe Fresh and we had a complaint from a woman that got kicked out of a change room because it was needed for someone to try on clothes, meanwhile she was trying to find a quiet spot to feed her child. I had never been so appalled that someone I worked with would do that to a woman in a vulnerable state. And on the other hand I’m sad how women have been ‘trained’ to hide the act of breastfeeding and either put a blanket over themselves or go to a washroom or change room in this instance. I’ve seen women whip it out with no coverage and men stare. MEN!

I’ve only worn this shirt once, and that was for this photo shoot/video I took for my Youtube channel. Isn’t that wild that I feel nervous to wear a shirt with boobs printed on it!? I’m just afraid of the stares and comments I’ll get.

I’m going to stop ranting now, I just had an opinion. Can you tell me if you ever thought about a world where we were naked and clothes were weird? Like somewhere in middle school, or was it just me?

 

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Other ‘boobie’ print products I want:bando-boob bath mat
Boobie bath mat by Ban.do

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Boobies of all shapes and sizes coffee mug by Society6

Mellow Yellow: the colour of summer 2018

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Forever 21 Dress, Keds, Thrifted Bag, Philistine Sunnies

I knew yellow was a huge prediction for the summer of 2018 but I personally wasn’t sure how I would take to it; apparently very well. I am currently obsessed with yellow in all it’s forms; warm, cool, mustard, sunshine, citrus and so on. At this very moment my nails are yellow and my go-to everyday sunglasses are yellow. Yellow is not for everyone and there are definitely shades of yellow that I can NOT wear, but holding up a yellow garment next to your face in the mirror will show you very quickly what yellow is your friend. For me it can’t be too cool or neon. I have to go with something more warm that works with my pinkish undertone.

I’ve found that yellow is one of those calm colours that can hold up to more vibrant colours like in the photo below with the red bag. I like pairing yellow with an intense pop of colour, it’s one way you can wear a lot of colour at once and not come off too “clowny”. I recently have been hitting up forever 21 for trends like yellow that I’m unsure will last very long. I’m a fashion girl on a budget so it’s nice to have stores like that to hit up for quick basics as well as try out the newest trends and see if they work for you.

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Sunday Brunch

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Forever 21 jacket, H&M shirt, vintage denim via Public Butter, thrifted bag and shoes, my boyfriends hat, H&M earrings

This is probably one of my favourite Spring outfits I’ve ever styled. It’s the perfect amount of layering for when it cools off in the evenings and is warm in the day. Looks I lean towards are basics paired with a pop, in this case the jacket and shoes. It’s nice to finally add some colour and texture to my outfits. The Winter just drags on and makes my personal style suffer because I can’t be bothered to change things up. I wish sometimes I was in a warmer climate like L.A. or something; I’m sure all of us Canadians do. This outfit pulls together some of my favourite pieces I own and trends I like. This bag for example is my obsession for the Summer and it was only $3.00 at Value Village. Some of my most treasured pieces are generally thrifted or vintage finds because they’re absolutely priceless. This Summer I can’t wait to wear more straw bags. I have a bunch I’ve thrifted that need to see the light! I’m also still very into the duster coat. This one in particular because it’s actually not black for once and the pinstripe really tricks the eye into thinking I’m much taller than I am. What are the trends that you can’t wait to wear this Summer?

 

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It’s Cold

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Vintage Coat, Joe Fresh Sweater, Forever 21 Leggings and Scarf, Mackage Purse (Similar), Top Shop at The Bay Booties, American Apparel Hat

Clocks have gone back and temps have dropped, the only thing I’m impressed with is the extra hour of sleep. We’ve reached temperatures where we now have to wear legit coats. It’s tough living in a cold city and trying to be trendy and look warm and cute, because that I never am. Rudolph was made fun of for his red nose; I’m still waiting for my acceptance.

I really hope that one day I can either afford to move where it’s always above 25 degrees, or just jet-set for most of the winter months; a girl can dream! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m Canadian I love snow and winter activities, but after christmas I’m way over it (snow has probably not even fallen by then). I’m being a tad sour and negative I apologize, but sorry not sorry, Winter is not my fave season. A warm to cool Fall and then right to Spring/Summer is where my head is at.

So since it always snaps to an ice kingdom, I decided this would be the year I put some $$ into a couple of “in-between” coats. The in-between period isn’t very long so I didn’t think spending on designer duds is a good financial decision. I went ahead and bought this vintage number while out in Kensington Market when the fall was still thankfully too warm to wear it. I’m really glad my friend convinced me to buy because it’s been getting a lot more love than I thought it would. WIN! I then went and purchased an over-sized red menswear inspired coat while on a thrift haul (coming soon to a blog post near you), and then grabbing a slightly oversized but more put together black coat from Forever 21 that I really like because it has texture, and we all know I’m into textured pieces lately. I’m hoping these will stay with me for the next few years as my essentials. Fingers crossed!

Oh, and mustard is the new black.

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