Thursday, March 29, 2012

God Save McQueen. We mean it, MAAAANNNN

I was sick yesterday so I didn't take an outfit post of me in my jammies with a red nose from blowing it too much. I had to come to work today since it was Budget Day in Canada. I don't work for the Federal government but some items in the budget will impact my Provincial department. I just finished a briefing note about that.

Some Canadian bureaucrats in Ottawa made this video. I wish I could refute it but I can't. The girl in the video has a very fashionable hat.

Enough about work type issues. Here's my outfit post for the day.

Top: Annie 50
Scarf: Alexander McQueen store in NYC
Skirt: anthropologie
Boots: Fluevog Wherever | Xie-Xie

I last wore this top here with a Desigual skirt. Red is my favourite colour but my friend noted the other day that I don't wear red very much. Looking back at my outfit posts, I see that isn't true. I guess I just don't see my friend very often. I should get her to read my blog.

I bought this skirt at anthropologie and I love the clothes that they sell but I'm probably going to be avoiding them for political reasons even though I'm not from the USA. I don't want my money going to help fund Rick Santorum's bid for the presidency.

Here's the scarf that I got at the Alexander McQueen store in NYC. It's freaking HUGE and I love it. It's so soft and I totally couldn't afford it but I also couldn't not afford to have it in my wardrobe.

Here's my tights and boots. I bought these tights in Rekjavik a few years ago. The pattern is floral but it's hard to tell in this photo.

The combination of these boots and this skirt almost killed me a few times today. The heel of the boot kept getting caught in the skirt so I almost tripped getting of the bus, going up stairs and getting out of a car. I foiled death all day though. HA!

I'm off tomorrow but I'll try to get a "day off work" outfit photo.


  1. Gorgeous top! And wow that scarf is incredible (and huge).

    I have never purchased anything from Urban Outfitters/Anthro from their retail stores, but I do squee a bit when I find their stuff in thrift stores. Some people may not agree with me but I figure once it has made its way to Goodwill - my money will go to Goodwill employees, not the original company.

    Also ugh, the tripping thing is why I don't wear maxi skirts. I'm so klutzy and always manage to trip over my stuff.

    Your hair is looking good btw. Makes me miss my pink!

  2. Oh! And re: Audi and Mark Harnesses - you should totally get one. <3 I have two and they are my favorite accessories ever.

  3. I love this outfit - the scarf, the top (great neckline), the scoop front skirt and eeee...those boots!

    I laughed at the video - I'm not in gov, but my husband was in federal gov for many years. I can't not be aware of the budget.

    I think you need one of Audi's corsets too - I have been wanting one for so long...maybe after all the vet bills are paid off.

  4. Hilarious clip! Great little actor, especially when she's texting.

    And that's a magnificent scarf. Those red tights, how audacious! Just the thing to keep you awake knowing you have them on. Hope you feel better...

  5. Hello, I like to know your blog! Your looks is original, full of joy! I love the scarf of Mcqueen! And the boots... are incredible! XOXO

  6. Red definitely loves you. The top and those gorgeous tights, ahhhhhhh. needless to say that I am in love with your skirt and with anything to do with McQueen, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I hope you are feeling better.

  7. Red looks great on you. I love the top, scarf, and maxi skirt. Even though I'm short, I've started to wear them more often. I'm not sure if I'm getting more stylish, or more lazy with th' summer legs :P