5.22.2015

STYLE RELAY

My friend Charmsie has a monthly series on her instagram account called "Style Relay," where she chooses one key wardrobe piece to style in her own way. She also encourages other people to show off the way they like to style each key piece, and at the end of the month, she features some of her favourite looks.

This month's piece is the graphic tee—owned by almost everyone, and can be worn an infinite number of ways. I kept my outfit pretty casual with ripped jeans and sandals, but added the hat and the kimono, because when can you go wrong with a hat and kimono?
Hat and kimono - H&M | Jeans - UO | Sandals - ZARA | Lipstick - "Dashing" by Marc Jacobs
If you want to show off how YOU style your graphic tee, put an outfit together, snap a photo, and make sure to use the hashtag #STYLERELAY to get featured!

5.19.2015

BLAZER

Photos by: Tianna Edwards

I am always on the lookout for a great bargain, and you're anything like me, bargains come in many forms, including that of used (or pre-loved) clothing. In my teens, Kensington Market was the place to get unique, vintage pieces that I could wear on rare "civies days" at my high school. We wore uniforms, so during the (maybe) 10 days a year we could wear our own clothes, putting together a memorable outfit was key. There was also nothing better than the hunt, and finding something that you loved and fit you perfectly.

It's doubtful that my love of vintage will ever go away, but I've found that in my twenties, I've been doing less shopping at vintage stores. However, I recently spotted this little jacket on the Kind Exchange's instagram account. Obviously I had to have it—beautiful tailoring, embroidery, and it was black! I called to put it on hold, brought some of my old clothes to trade, and ended up paying about $9 for it! When you score, you score.
Blazer - BCBG, via The Kind Exchange | Shirt and jeans - ForeverXXI | Necklace - H&M | Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell | Lipstick - "Dashing" by Marc Jacobs


5.14.2015

TODAY

I'm really into this outfit right now (obviously). It's a nice blend of office appropriate and home loungewear. Also a huge fan of the length of the trousers, because there's no need for heels--a common problem for my 5"4 frame. :| 

*NOTE: None of these pieces are actually from a pajama set. I haven't completely lost my mind! 
Sunglasses - Rayban | Coat & necklace - H&M | Button-down - JOE Fresh | Top & trousers - ForeverXXI | Bag - GAP | Shoes - ZARA | Lipstick - "Barbecue" by MACxToledo


5.08.2015

CULOTTES

It's 27 degrees celcius outside today. That is all. 
Sunglasses - Rayban | Shirt and culottes - H&M | Sandals - ZARA | Bag - Proenza Schouler

5.06.2015

DAY OFF

I think I may have said it in THIS post first, then many times after that—but let me repeat just one more time, that I take my day off outfits very seriously. I like to be as dressed-down as possible, simply because it's one of the few times in the week I can actually do so. Today's outfit post is a little different, though, because as I was taking the photos, it became so hot out that I needed to remove my jacket and change. 

You guys, I was able to go SLEEVELESS today. All day! 
Hat and tank top - H&M | Jeans - Urban Outfitters | Shoes - ALDO | Jacket and bralette - ForeverXXI | Vest (photographed below) - Elizabeth & James | Lipstick - "Rouge Volupté #17" by YSL