2014-10-06

September Wears

September was a month of writing up ridiculously long to-do lists and then crossing all the things off those lists. I worked like crazy and things got done. ***pats self on back***
It should be noted that I was also a mediocre wife, friend and daughter (and blogger) in September but as long as those seasons of mediocrity are temporary, it will be OK. Friends, it is October, we can hang out again;)
What I am trying to say is that we hardly had time to do outfit pics in September because sometimes choosing the right wall takes more than 7 minutes and ain't nobody got time for that... in September. But I did get dressed up to work in the shop and I did take the time out for selfies. Because my priorities are in the right place... 
Honestly, I think it's kinda fun to have quick little snaps of what I wore to the shop. It's a pleasure to just wear what you want... until the winter time and the heat can't keep up and I wear 30 layers and keep the space heater plugged into my hand bag...

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Dress? Vintage Albert Nippon Shoes? Young and Tae

I am actually paying for some ad space in a local mag (just trying it out, figuring out what reaps the greatest rewards in terms of marketing is a puzzle that needs constant work and re-evaluation) and they needed a picture of me in the shop. Well, might as well get every dollar's worth out of that ad space and go for a popping dress. This silk Albert Nippon dress (I removed the 80's sleeves) is so great to wear, especially with the help of a full crinoline. 

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Dress? Vintage Necklace? Vintage Whiting and Davis Purse? Vintage

I bought this dress from Lost & Found Vintage (a sweet local lady with the cutest mobile shop, the prettiest smile and the best 70's fashion) and I was worried it would be too late in the season for such a summery dress... Happily on the day of the street sale for the shop, the weather was super fabulous... almost as fabulous as my dress;)

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Dress? French Connection Boots? Joe Fresh Necklace? Vintage Whiting and Davis

This is my favoruite French Connection dress from a few years ago. The long sleeves, sharply shaped shoulders, low V and swingey hem make it super flattering. It has made the rounds and been borrowed a few times and honestly, I have no problem passing my clothes on to friends if they enjoy them, but I just can't let this dress go. It's too good.

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Skirt? Thrifted Sweater? Old Navy Boots? Steve Madden Purse? Vintage

Thrifted fringe skirt... Like I've said before, I'm having a fringe moment, maybe even a fringe year. I would be OK if this is the decade of the fringe too. I'm wearing a cotton h&m skirt as a slip and it was fine until I took big steps and then it rode right up. Of course I found this out the hard way; running to my car after picking up a dress at the alterations place, trying to avoid the rain and make it to the shop in time. Time to stock up on some more classic slips at the thrift shop I guess;)

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Jacket? Vintage Pants? Vince Shoes? Nine West, thrifted

This burst of sunshine jacket is another Instagram buy from Vintage Whimsy (guess what? shamelesssss plug, I sell on Insta every few weeks too...). I took a bit of a chance on it, I loved the print but I was unsure about the size and how the material would fall. After staring at it for way too long, I bought it, hoping I could just #makeitwerk. I know it's more of a spring print but I could not wait that long, so I wore it with my leather pants on the first really chilly day of the season. 


2014-09-30

Golden Girl

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Dress? Thrifted, vintage (similar but pricey) Shoes? Aldo Bag? Thrifted Necklace? Vintage Matisse ( a lot of options on Etsy, I borrowed this one from my mom and she wants it back...ha)

It was warm again this past week and so I carefully lay aside my autumn plaids and reached for a dress that I just thrifted but had already put away for next summer. I love me some good autumn layers but I will gladly take the chance to wear this beauty if the weather decides to give me summer at the end of September.
And I know that the dress looks a little high maintenance with its sparkles and pleats and drapes but honestly, it's the most no fuss thing ever. It came out of the hand wash (it could likely have taken a gentle cycle in the machine but I'm kind of the hand wash princess at this point...) ready to go; it did not even need a steam! On top of that, the material is stretchy, the waist is elastic and the cut is super flattering. It's a fancy dress/track-pants hybrid really, and it's nothing short of a beautiful thing.

2014-09-19

Shop Girl Looks

A little look at what I've been wearing to the shop as we transition from summer to autumn. Can we maybe get a polite golf clap going for the fact that I got two posts up in one week? I am killing September. Roar. That's all, carry on...

But actually, about September... The last two weeks have had both the warmest and the coldest days of the summer. Which is annoying but it keeps weather conversations titillating. Both blogging and small talk are built on the foundation of weather conversations so I should really be grateful... 

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Dress? Vintage 90's Boots? Steve Madden Necklace? Unikati (here)

I found this dress in a bin of summer stuff that never even made it unto the shop floor this year. Now it's never going to make it unto the floor next year because I am keeping it... weird how that happens.


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Dress? DvF (found the exact one here on consignment) Boots? Joe Fresh

I bought this dress last winter and I like it with tights and boots but the flirty full skirt is even more fun with bare legs. That DvF was not messing around with her wrap dresses. 

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Jeans? 7 for all Mankind (love them, all washes here) Plaid? Joe Fresh (men's, current selection here)
Bag? Thrifted Necklace? Clyde's ReBirth

I love a good plaid and leopard print mix. Throw in a couple bouquets of cheerful sunflowers and my favourite jeans and I'm a happy shop girl.

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Jacket? Zara, thrifted Hat? Vintage Boots? Joe Fresh 

This is probably a glimpse into what I will be wearing all winter. Black on black because I have my life together and my ducks in a row. Obviously... not. The fisherman's cap is a little dash of quirkiness in between all that seriousness. 

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Dress? Vintage Boots? A Winner's find from 10 years ago! (similar here) Vest? F21

This picture does not capture the crazy amazingness of this 1970's Holt Renfrew maxi dress. There are all fancy ladies along the hem and it is just so good! I can hardly move my arms but that's ok. I had help in the shop that day so I just nodded at what needed to be done without lifting a finger. That's some boss lady business right there...
Just kidding, I actually ripped the seams on the arms but I'll fix it and wear it again. The dress deserves a full outfit post because it is that good. At the rate I am slowlllllly posting outfits, it will likely be 2016... Giving you something to look forward to in the future...

2014-09-15

B & W

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Dress? Vintage (via VintageWhimsy, my fave insta shop) Boots? Nine West Glasses? Warby Parker, Duckworth (here) Leather jacket? Costa Blanca Clutch, earrings and bracelet? Vintage Cat hair? Kyle's

I'm in a bit of a monochromatic rut and so I told myself that my next outfit post would be something ridiculously bright and colourful. But then this 60's embroidered wiggle dress arrived in the mail and that threw a wrench in those colourful intentions. 
Speaking of intentions, I also intended to do the whole fashion blogger thing of  not putting my arms through the sleeves of my jacket as little as possible but... I kinda dug it this time. Two years ago it seemed to be some quick trend and now it looks to be sticking around. I feel like in real life people wonder why you don't just put your arms through your stupid sleeves, but Pinterest makes it look so cool...
And that's kind of the biggest problem with Pinterest isn't it? It makes everything look cool. I was on drink duty for a party a while back and I pinned a drink that would fit the theme perfectly and of course it tasted like... eh, can't think of a proper analogy but really, it was terrible. Some nice wine would have been just fine but Pinterest had me convinced that that wasn't enough...

From here on out, I'll take my Pinterest with a grain of salt. I will keep my arms out of my sleeves only on select occasions but I think my drink mixing days are officially over*...


*except for at the cottage,  ok Elisha?