Stripes on Stripes

top, RACHEL Rachel Roy (via consignment); shorts & shoes, J. Crew Factory; bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

top, RACHEL Rachel Roy (via consignment); shorts & shoes, J. Crew Factory; bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

I was very gung-ho, “rah-rah, go me with my awesome print mixing skills” until I saw the photos of this outfit and realized I had managed to pair stripes with stripes. *insert deflating balloon noise here* Well … at least my hat looks spiffy.

Speaking of which, I have struggled with hats a lot in the past, so finding this Aritzia fedora was a small victory. I love the look of hats, but have always felt silly wearing them, and had a hard time finding one that looked “right” on my (slightly) huge noggin. One of my stylish Vancouver friends sported this hat for brunch one day, and I immediately and shamelessly asked her if I could try it on. She graciously agreed, and I fell in love with the darn thing. Luckily, Aritzia sells this hat every season (my friend’s hat was a few years old) so I ran to the nearest store and picked up my very own. And hat and I lived happily ever after. The end.

stripes overload?

stripes overload?

Weekend Minimalist

sweater, J Crew Factory; pants, American Eagle; necklace, Avenue Clothing; shoes, J. Crew Factory; bag. Longchamp (thrifted)

sweater, J Crew Factory; pants, American Eagle; necklace, Avenue Clothing; shoes, J. Crew Factory; bag. Longchamp (thrifted)

My peeps on Insta loved this outfit, which … I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m always thrilled to get compliments, but sometimes they also make me go “hmmm”. See, I wouldn’t say that this is a very “Adina” outfit. It’s more of a “who Adina would like to be, maybe, one day, when she grows up” kind of outfit. The real current me is thinking “how can I sneak another print/colour up in here?” But the more people like an outfit like this, the more I question if I dare wear another one of my typical loud looks the next time. The head pats, they are addictive, friends.

Basically, this is the definition of #bloggerproblems.

oooh, print mix

oooh, print mix … just kidding, those are rocks, har-har

Moving on. All kidding aside, this outfit is a good example of looking put together without much effort, and in a way that’s compatible with the requirements of kid wrangling. In other words, perfect for weekend outings with the family.

duo-chrome

duo-chrome

i do love this bag ...

i do love this bag …

The Magical Dress, 2015 Edition

Dress, Joe Fresh; shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti (thrifted); bag, MbMJ (via consignment)

Dress, Joe Fresh; shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti (thrifted); bag, MbMJ (via consignment)

I have a lot of dresses in my closet, and they are all lovely in their own way. Every so often, though, there comes along a magical dress. The magical dress is a cheap, comfortable, no fuss, could-wear-it-all-the-time kind of dress. I’ve been lucky to run into a few in my time, and this is my most recent one. For $40 (full price), it’s not exactly cheap considering it’s just Joe Fresh, but that’s relative, I suppose. It’s made from super soft, floaty rayon, and it has a gorgeous print that will work perfectly with my wardrobe colours. A good thing, since the remixing possibilities are endless. I CANNOT wait to transition this dress to fall (though I CAN wait for fall a while longer, kthanxbye).

hi-lo hem

hi-lo hem

Kendra Scott earrings

Kendra Scott earrings

For a friend’s baby shower, I wore it with my recently thrifted Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. If you follow me on IG (or read Monday’s post, hah) you know I found these gorgeous shoes at a Salvation Army store in Vancouver for a mere $20. They’re in excellent condition, and if the heel is a little higher than I’m used to these days, that is a small price to pay, I think. Love the rose gold with my complexion.

All told, this entire outfit, minus the earrings, cost me less than $100, which is pretty impressive (if I do say so myself) considering the shoes alone retailed for around $700. Most importantly, I felt like a million bucks. That’s some serious magic, right there.

the $100-feels-like-a-million-bucks outfit

the $100-feels-like-a-million-bucks outfit

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