Saturday, June 29, 2013

A week's worth of outfits

I'm going to have to change up my usual blog "format" to handle a week's worth of photos.

Thank you to Ariane of Style Sud Est for reminding me that I don't have to say something prophetic every time I do a post. I just need to be myself and Have Fun! That's going to be my weekend theme. It's Pride week here in Toronto and tomorrow I'm going to watch the parade with my Pride Guide who may or may not be helping me get some photos with the Traveling Yellow Skirt.

Anyway, on with the cavalcade of  clothing. For some reason I didn't take photos on Monday...

June 25

Top: anthropologie (last worn here)
Skirt: Studio Gang (last worn here)
Shoes: Kate Spade from David's Footwear

My coworkers wanted to steal these from me. I've not really been a big fan of the metal toed shoes but I loved that these are navy blue, which is a colour that can be very hard to find. I think these are shoes that will be in my wardrobe for a long time.

June 26

Hello colour! I naturally seem to pair these shoes with this dress.

Dress: Heartbreaker (last worn here)
Shoes: Fluevog Pin-ups | Miss April (last worn with this dress)

I'm wearing this dress right now in fact! 

The belt is from another dress which I may or may not have gotten rid of when I moved. I should look for it...hmmmm

June 27

I wore a very similar dress the next day. This time with birds. And a bird pin 

 Dress: Heartbreaker (last worn here)
Belt: Megan Mae (last worn here)
Shoes: Fluevog Fellowship | Kathy (last worn here)

I love these shoes but they have some pretty noticeable scuffs on the toes. You'd be surprised how hard it is to find mauve/lilac shoe polish. HUH! 

My office went out for drinks after work on Thursday. I was feeling a little UGH on Friday morning so I grabbed this new strange dress I bought at a hole in the wall store on Dundas.

June 28

Cardigan: Betsey Johnson (last worn here)
Dress: No tags from Penny Arcade Vintage
Shoes: Fluevog Bellevues | Laura Evans (last worn June 19)

This is a very weird dress. The top part is some kind of large woven fabric and then right above the bust line it changes to linen and a lot of it. There's big pleats at the top so there's tonnes of fabric in the dress.

It's a little hard to tell since it's black to I played with the exposure a bit to show what I'm trying to describe. I asked the store if they knew anything about it and they didn't but suggested that it might have been a sample dress from a local designer. It doesn't look handmade so it wasn't put together by a novice sewer.

I thought it looked pretty good with this shorty cardigan. And who doesn't love wearing their hearts on the outside.

Ok, I'm off to a Vintage Pop-up clothing show. Next post will be full of PRIDE!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Unintentional disappearance

The blogging? I haven't feel feeling it lately. I feel like its forced - like I have nothing to say so I'm just rambling to fill in space. My life has fallen into a routine. Walk to work, work, walk home, either make dinner or go out to eat, flick through TV channels, go to bed around 9:30. Rinse, repeat.

I did remember to take photos most days this week though.

Tuesday, June 18

Excuse the goofy look on my face. I was really struggling to get these photos in a poorly lit boardroom. I couldn't use the kitchen because someone was having lunch. At 4pm!? Who does that?

Dress: Modcloth (apparently never worn on the blog before)
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Chelsea Crew

Look'it me being saucy and sitting on the furniture! Bad bureaucrat, BAD!

I bought these shoes at a store called Meg. They have very pretty and unique clothing. I covet many things but have not yet made any purchases other than these shoes and a pair of earrings. Maybe soon.

Wednesday, June 19

Cardigan: Target
Dress: Vintage (last worn here)
Shoes: Fluevog Bellevues | Laura Evans (last worn here)

I had to walk a few blocks to a meeting and these shoes were so very comfortable. I get lots of complements on them. For both those reasons these were a good purchase.

I like the cutout at the top of the dress. Makes it less matronly and more "pizzazzy" as it were.

Thursday, June 20

Ooops. Cut off my head.

I wearing a Duran Duran pin, a Batman pin, and a label from a label maker that says "I AM A WINNER". Long story.

Cardigan: Value Village
Dress: Le Chateau
Shoes: Fluevog Wonders | Ayers (last worn here)

I bought this dress on a whim because I liked the colour, stripes, handkerchief hemline, and straps. It seemed like the perfect dress for hot, humid weather.

 It does have a lot of fabric to it though so it's a little heavy but seeing it in pictures I think it was a good purchase.

And it is visually interesting with the stripes going in all directions. Yes, this was a good buy.

So I received the Traveling Yellow Skirt from Shelley this week. I'm trying to think of the best way to style and photograph it. I've got a few ideas so I should be done with it soon and passing it along.

To people contacting me asking for it, it's already spoken for after me. A list is soon going to be created since it has suddenly become a hot ticket item. I'll post a link to that information once it's been officially announced.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Manic Monday

Howdie all. Hope you all had a super weekend and Father's Day if you're in North America. I was visiting family, hence the quiet.

First, I don't usually declare my dislike of certain fashion trends but I have to share this. Wedge sneakers? Hate. Wedge sneakers with velcro? Hate with all the fires of hell. Ladies!? Please rethink this trend....

Ok, now that I've got that off my chest and all the wedge sneaker lovers have left in a huff, here's my Monday outfit.

Dress: Trapper Jane (last worn here)
Shoes: Fluevog Rules Low | Joni

Sadly, this dress never gets any love. Other than from me. I totally love this dress even if no one else seems to see how fabulous it is.

Great print? check
Swirrly skirt? check
Pockets? CHECK!

Last week I was on the hunt for sandals with closed toes. Alas, none were to be found, so I went to Fluevog and bought these Joni sandals and another pair of sandals which I'm sure will show up soon.

I walked to work and back again (6km) today and my feet feel great.

They aren't my usual style but I'm surprisingly happy as heck with them. Thank you to Heather and Brian at the Queen Street store!

Of course, sense I bought these, I have found about 4 pairs of closed toe sandals. I'm resisting buying any more sandals though.

Today I wore these rings. I found this one that says "I'm Evil" at Pretty Chic in Guelph this weekend. I always find something of interest when I go there and I totally fell in love with this ring when I saw it. It goes well with my raven claw ring.

In other news, my second favourite band (after Duran Duran), White Lies, has a new album coming out in August. I bought tickets to see them in October!! So excited!!

Here's their latest song, Getting Even. I may have listened to it obsessively this past week.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Complete opposites

In the last two days I've worn outfits that were completely opposite. One colourful, one black/white. One floral, one spectacles. One a dress and one....a dress.  Ok, so they aren't totally opposite.

June 11
Cardigan: Target
Dress: Hello Miss from Body Blue
Belt: Megan Mae
Shoes: Marc (last worn here)

Could I BE wearing any more colour? </Chandler>

I added this obi belt on a whim to cover the elastic waist and I think it actually goes quite well. It adds a little visual interest.

I bought this cardigan at Target on the weekend to replace my "workhorse" red cardigan that is on its last legs. I think it will do well. 

And blue hose and green shoes? Unexpected? One of my coworkers said that this is her favourite outfit of mine so far.

On my walk home it was a bit windy. And this skirt is pretty short. I may have flashed people on my walk down Queen Street.

June 12

Today? Not as colourful but still with the mixing of patterns.

Cardigan: Target
Dress: Eva Franco (last worn here)
Shoes: Fluevog Integrity | Arabella

I bought this polka dot cardigan to replace this one that is on its last legs. It would seem that I'm hard on cardigans.

A woman stopped me on the street to tell me that she liked my dress. I love it when that happens. :) Who doesn't like a little validation in life?

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, June 10, 2013


Last week I didn't seem to get much blogging done. I wish I could say I was totally busy but alas, I'm afraid I was just lazy. I'll try to get caught up here.

June 3rd

Dress: Ziliotto  on Queen Street
Shoes: Fluevog Prepare | Guide (last worn here)
Bracelet: Susana Erazo (bought at Ziliotto)

Saw this dress in the window of Ziliotto for a few days. I walk past the store twice a day - on my way to work, and on my way home. One day last week I decided to go in and try it on. I first tried the medium but I ended up going for the large since I wanted it to be a little less fitted and a little more drapey. The sales girl and the Queen St store is a treat. She remembered me from when I bought the grey skirt and the red leather cuff and she is very helpful.

The best parts of the dress, of course, are the pockets. Or the polka dots. Or the red colour.

Here's an outtake. I'm standing among the cube farm. The lighting is terrible and the location is pretty crap. Let's move on shall we?

June 4th

Last time I wore this dress I was considering getting rid of it. But obviously I packed it when I moved to Toronto.

Dress: from Reykjavik (last worn here)
Belt: Rudsak
Shoes: Aldo (last worn here)

This dress obviously works better belted. I popped into Rudsak on Queen Street last week and their leather belts were on sale so I picked up this obi. I almost bought a wider version but this one seemed to work best since it has a small slit in which to feed the tie.

So this belt has convinced me to keep this dress a little while longer.

June 6th

Cardigan: Pretty Thing Boutique
Jumpsuit: Lilith (last worn here)
Shoes: Marks and Spencer from Chosen Vintage on Queen Street

I may have finally found a replacement for this cardigan at Target on the weekend. I haven't chucked this out quite yet but hopefully I can after replacing it with the Target version.

I'm not sure what to do with this jumpsuit. I like it BUT going to the bathroom in a pain in the butt.

From the back it almost looks like a skirt but I have Lilith pants that make the same effect. Do I really need both? I'm not sure I could recover the cost of the jumpsuit through consignment so I might as well keep it.

The shoes?  I saw them in the window of a vintage store very close to my apartment.

Buttony! They had them marked as a size 8.5 but they fit me perfectly. I've worn them 3 days and each time they were extremely comfortable and resulted in no blisters.




What else could I want????

June 10

I forgot to take photos on Friday but I wore this dress. I went to my parent's house for the weekend. I have officially been to my parent's house more in 2013 than I was in the last 2 years. Crazy!

Dress: anthropologie (last worn here)
Belt: Megan Mae 
Tights: Target
Shoes: Miz Mooz (last worn here)

This doesn't really work. These tights looked azure but they seem more purple here. I felt a little uncomfortable all day. This isn't my best combo.

It looks a litle better from the back.

I'm not happy with my hair right now. The salon where I had my hair done didn't feel right. Everyone had terrible hair! A new place opened on a street close to me so I'm thinking of trying them out.  Though my displeasure could be a result of the rain and humidity.

Here's my flair.

Bracelet: Susana Erazo from Ziliotto
Pin: given to me by a coworker making fun of the Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford
Necklace: Birthday Gift from a good friend

I LOVE this necklace. Love it! It reminds me of my dear sweet kitty Merlin. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Rewind to Friday

This is what I wore on May 31st. Friday after work I went out with a friend for A drink which turned into THREE when it started to pour rain. After the rain stopped I tawdled home and found myself eating tacos at a wine bar after I stopped to pat a dog in a doorway. Whoops. Hence, this post is a little late.

Dress: Lilikoi from Chartreuse Style (last worn here)
Shoes: Alexander McQueen (last worn here)

I decided to wear a tank top underneath this to provide more coverage without having to wear a cardigan like I did last time.

I love how flowy this skirt is. This will probably be my favourite summer dress.

I could wear a nice crinoline under this on days that aren't 30C, as it was on Friday.

And since these shoes have skulls on them I tried to make my bling match.

Embrace peculiarity indeed.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.