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Where country mouse meets city mouse — remember that show? — you find country chic. At least that’s what I told my colleague who asked me to describe my outfit. I know, questionable explanation, but there is something about this Zara dress that makes me want to trudge (read: prance) through haystacks (read: sunflower fields).
As an ex-Aritzia employee, I have owned this Wilfred dress since as long as I can remember. It’s become a staple in my wardrobe more so than any little black dress I own. The easy shape is versatile, dress it up or down, it will be happy either way. Paired with my latest addition to my, ahem, shoe collection, this silk dress is perfect for summer, and just enough for my business casual 9-to-5. I just can’t get enough of these Kelsi Dagger sandals. After majorly eyeing over the winter months at Heel Boy, I finally bit the bullet and wished for sunshine. Last week alone I wore them three times, talk about return on investment.
This is my dream everyday uniform. Leather + denim – switch up the shoes based on your occasion. I swear this outfit could take me anywhere. While I’d much prefer real leather pants, these Zara faux leather pants, fool almost everyone. And although it’s quite the task to sit in these things without contracting restless leg syndrome, I still think they were my best Paris purchase, and I know Gillian agrees as well.
P.S. how do you like that side part?
Taking vacation in April causes you to come home assuming the weather will have miraculously turned to late spring, early summer temperatures. Of course, living in Canada, this is not the case. These days we never know what to expect and this is not exemplified better than on the streets of Toronto; neon shorts and sandals (too soon), wool coat and all black everything (brighten up, the sun is shining). This is the time of season that confuses the masses and begs me to question others judgement.
Since it’s actually been in the 20s this week — I am the happiest girl south of Wellington — I decided to pull out all the stops and declare ’tis the season for bare legs (if paired proportionately with heavier layers)! My definition of this is of course, bright Club Monaco lace and booties, because you can never have too many of either.
Until prepping this post, I didn’t realize the majority of my outfit is Free People. There was something about this sweater that instantly drew my attention. It could be its oversized shape, or the fact that it’s my favourite colour, grey, or that L.A. was freezing and it seemed appropriate (disclaimer – unless layered, this sweater is in fact breezy). I can already predict this will be my sweater of choice all summer long.
On our first day in Los Angeles, we strolled around Santa Monica — I was happy to finally get back to walking, since California is such a driving state, or at least L.A. seems to be. This was one of the only days I could wear bare legs in the city, and I now understand how Californians can complain about the cold — sometimes it just really is that chilly. While stumbling into Urban Outfitters, I discovered the mannequin and I were essential doppelgangers; it’s always flattering to know that mannequins are stealing your style!
Sometimes twelve dollar pants are the ones that get you all the compliments. With a bold black and white print these H&M cropped pants are the perfect head turner and eye roller — at least I’m grabbing their attention, right? Every day it’s getting warmer and our layers are becoming less heavy. Blue skies ahead, please!
Sweater – Old Navy, Shorts – H&M, Belt – Vintage, Flats – Aldo
Sometimes the sun can be deceiving, and yesterday was one of those days. I’m glad I could throw on this light waffle sweater, paired with bright shorts and my pop of colour flats, helping to keep summer hues alive despite the chill in the air.
Do you like how I squeezed myself into that first shot? Apparently, I’m too tall for my tripod, I need a photographer. Happy Friday!