Shorts Story

top, Joe Fresh; shorts, J. Crew Factory; shoes, J. Crew; bag,

top, Joe Fresh; shorts, J. Crew Factory; shoes, J. Crew; bag, Coach (vintage)

Get it?! This is a post about shorts, and it’s going to be a short one too. Ha-ha!

Happy Friday everyone – and happy Fourth of July to my American readers!

don't let my legs scare ya - I'm not actually a ghost

don’t let my legs scare ya – I’m not actually a ghost

Green with Ivy

Top & skirt, J. Crew (via consignment); blazer, J. Crew Factory; shoes, Jimmy Choo (via eBay); bag, YSL (via eBay)

Top & skirt, J. Crew (via consignment); blazer, J. Crew Factory; shoes, Jimmy Choo (via eBay); bag, YSL (via eBay)

I broke one of my shopping rules for this outfit, but it was totally worth it. The rule is to never buy a piece that I can’t easily mix and match to create at least 3-4 outfits with pieces already in my closet. Off the top of my head, I can think of maybe 2 outfits I can make with this skirt. Maybe. But, really, only this one counts. I love this beanstalk print top, and when I saw the matching skirt at the consignment store – new with tags for $15 – I couldn’t resist completing the set. Insta-dress, for the win!

action shot!

action shot!

In unsolicited updates news, I’m still loving my YSL Muse II. It’s probably the most versatile bag in my collection, colour and shape-wise. The functionality is still not ideal, but I’m used to it by now. I’m forever worried about damaging the soft nubuck leather, but apart from that – true love, I tell ya.

the faux dress

the faux dress

P.S. Happy (early) Canada Day, peeps!

Neon Hodge-Podge

Dress & blazer, J. Crew (via consignment); necklace, J. Crew Factory; shoes, Prada; bag, Louis Vuitton

Dress & blazer, J. Crew (via consignment); necklace, J. Crew Factory; shoes, Prada; bag, Louis Vuitton

This outfit was mostly unintentional. I was originally planning to wear it with my blush pink cardigan, but that seemed too similar to the colour scheme I had tried before with this dress. Next I tried, in succession, a black and a navy blazer, but both seemed too dark and heavy for this dress. Running out of options – and, more importantly, time – I threw on this seersucker-ish number, and hoped for the best.

The necklace was another not-really-matching option, and the bag and shoes … well, they’re both patent leather so at least they have that in common. With all that said, the final result was not flames-coming-out-of-the-side-of-my-face terrible. So, hurray for small miracles.

dressed like a highlighter?

dressed like a highlighter?

... well, don't mind if I do

… well, don’t mind if I do

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