Sunday, May 26, 2013: visiting the grandparents

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Dress, MICHAEL Michael Kors (consignment); jacket, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet; necklace, Banana Republic; shoes, Taryn Rose; bag, Longchamps

Luka and I went to visit the grandparents, while dad worked on getting Luka’s “big boy” bedroom set up. This combo – dress and jean jacket – is quickly becoming my go-to weekend wear. So easy, so comfortable.

Monday, May 27, 2013: work

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Dress, BCBG (consignment); blazer, Theory (consignment); necklace, Swarovski; shoes, J. Crew (consignment); bag, Chanel (consignment)

This is one of my new maternity “muumuus”, dressed up for the office. It’s not technically a muumuu, insofar as it’s form-fitting rather than tent-like, but I call it that because it’s basically shapeless – the cut follows your own silhouette, for better or worse. I think these types of dresses look best women who either (a) have abs of steel; or (b) are pregnant. The print here is a bit wild but it’s “tamed” by a couple of things: (1) the longer length; and (2) the higher neckline. Also the more sombre black blazer.

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Check out mah new heels!!

I was initially planning to wear black pumps, but the overall effect was a little too much for daytime. The bright J. Crew Everly pumps were a perfect balance to the black blazer; next time I wear this dress, I think I will try reversing the colour polarity (black shoes, colourful topper).

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Nail polish: Chanel Skyline

An aside on the Everly pumps: I love how they look, even though they are not the most comfortable shoes, especially now. It’s to be expected. The unexpected thing is … they squeak. I’m not sure if it was a function of wearing nylons (or the particular brand/type of nylon), or the lining of the shoe itself, but there was definite squeaking with every step.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013: work

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Pants, Liz Lange for Target; top, Nine West (consignment); cardigan, Winners; shoes, Ferragamo (vintage); necklace, vintage

I am semi-seriously debating making Tuesday my official “pants day”. This time, I decided to dress up an empire-waist camisole with a cardigan in a complementary colour; not ground-breaking but still fun. Hey, it could be worse, right? I definitely like these Liz Lange for Target pants better than my old pair of maternity dress pants.

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Nail polish: Zoya Demi

Wednesday, May 29, 2013: work

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Dress, Calvin Klein; shoes, Nine West

I managed to squeeze into this dress (literally) one more time, and I’m pretty happy about it because it’s one of my faves. Instead of black or red accessories, I decided to try for something more outside-the-box: nude heels and a vintage brooch.

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Vintage brooch; Coloured gel nails in “Creme Caramel”

Thursday, May 30m 2913: work

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Skirt, Joe Fresh (thrifted); cardigan, Banana Republic Factory; tank top, J. Crew Factory; brooch, vintage (thrifted); shoes, Ellen Tracy; bag, Marc Jacobs (consignment)

This is – sniff! – the last skirt that still fits. Navy, cream, and polka dots: classic neutrals perked up with a happy print. And red accents, because red goes with everything.

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Nail polish: Chanel Pirate

Friday, June 1, 2013: work

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Jeans, maternity; blouse, J. Crew (consignment); cardigan, Winners; shoes, Jules + Jim (consignment); bag, Coach (vintage)

A typical “casual Friday” ensemble: jeans, colourful top, office-appropriate blazer cardigan (changed my mind). Once  got to work, I realized the blouse is now too small/tight across the chest. I haaaate when that happens. Oh well, one more (temporary) farewell.   On an unrelated note, I am so happy that my hair is finally growing out enough to pull back; I am hoping that by the end of the summer, it will be long enough to try a new ‘do. Any guesses what I’m thinking about?

11 Comments on Remix Challenge: week 37

  1. OMG – I love allllll the outfits this week. I wish I had the guts to wear something with a crazy collar – -maybe I can ease myself into it. I especially love those blue heels. Gorg!!!

    • I love those too – I’m wearing them again today! Also, they don’t squeak anymore; the pantyhose must have been to blame. So, bonus!

    • Thanks! In retrospect, I think I will need to layer it over a tank top next time – it may have been a little too low cut for my comfort. But the pattern is great for mixing/matching.

  2. I love the entire week! Every outfit is a win. Love the blue shoes too. I have a couple of pairs of shoes that squeak – I’ll have to see if nylons/no-nylons makes a difference.

    • Thanks Laura! I wore them today with those little slipper-like socks, and they didn’t squeak. I think the fabric makes a difference; not sure about bare feet.

  3. Love Friday.
    But more than Friday, I loved the Wednesday idea.
    As a matter of fact, I loved it so much that I stole it … today. Well, minus the belt, the brooch and the coffee, plus a short-sleeves black shrug and a thin silk loop shawl …
    (My dress is the same pattern as yours, but a different cut … )
    I’m missing your youth and charm, but love the outfit. Thanks for the idea 😉

  4. Nice outfits, especially Sunday and Monday.
    I’m amazed that you change your nail polish so often; it really ties everything together, it makes the look complete.

    • Thanks!! I just started getting back into nail polish. I still don’t change it as often as I used to (i.e. every day), but I do like using it as a finishing touch for outfits. Lately, I have been getting coloured gel for my nails (in a neutral, light colour) as opposed to clear gel – that way, if I don’t have time at night to change my polish, I still have some colour on my nails.