Sunday, June 9, 2013: birthday party
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Dress, Winners; jacket, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet; shoes, Ellen Tracy; bag, Coach (vintage)
One of Luka’s little buddies celebrated his second birthday, and we got to join in the festivities. I wanted to wear something comfy, to be prepared for an afternoon of toddler-herding (should be an Olympic sport). As it happened, Luka turned out to be a fairly model guest, although he did try to put the “moves” on a fellow party-goer; when she didn’t seem thrilled with the prospect of a hug, he decided to wow her with a crawl version of the moonwalk.
Not much I can say about my outfit (it’s pretty standard maternity wear at this point), but it does go to show how great red can be as an accent colour.
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Vintage locket
Monday, June 10, 2013: work
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Dress, Calvin Klein; cardigan, J. Crew Outlet; shoes, Stuart Weitzman; bag, Chanel
I know I wore this dress a mere two weeks ago, but bear with me. I love it, and I need to stretch out my wardrobe as far as it will go (literally) over the next 3 months. This is a more colourful iteration of the outfit, featuring one of my fave accent colours – what else, cobalt blue.
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Vintage clip-on earring (worn as brooch)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013: work
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Pants, maternity; top, Ann Taylor; jacket, Tahari; necklace, vintage; shoes, Stuart Weitzman; bag, Mulberry
With summer getting all hot and heavy with us, I am reminded of why polyester pants deserve a special place in sartorial hell. Promise to self: buy better quality pants as soon as reasonably possible.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013: work
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Skirt, Joe Fresh (consignment); blouse, American Apparel (consignment); sweater, Jacob; necklace, J. Crew; shoes, Tory Burch (consignment); bag, YSL (second-hand)
Holy bad lighting, Batman! Speaking of things I wore not that long ago, here is my polka dot skirt again. Instead of cream, I used pale lilac as a pairing “neutral”. I had a few people say that I looked like a candy – must have been the pastel colours. Incidentally, my outfit was probably highly unsuitable for the weather we ended up having – which included an afternoon tornado warning. Thankfully, I rarely have to interact with the elements during my work day, so I can dress to suit my fancy, not the weather. A good thing in Edmonton, no matter what the season.
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Nail polish: A England St. George
Thursday, June 13, 2013: work
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Dress, MICHAEL Michael Kors; jacket, Costa Blanca (swap); shoes, Ferragamo (vintage); bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Another take on my brown “maternity” dress. I don’t wear a lot of brown, so it actually feels like a fresh alternative to black. Cropped jackets are amazing for this stage of pregnancy. As are these Ferragamos – they make my swollen, elephantine feet look positively svelte.
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Nail polish: Chanel Fracas
Friday, June 14, 2013: work
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Dress, Diane von Furstenberg (consignment); belt; H&M; shoes, Ferragamo
This DvF shirt-dress was a lucky consignment clearance rack find – it only cost $18. Its lightweight silk-blend fabric is great for summer, and the print is funky yet subdued (due to the neutral colours). My Tiffany-blue Varina flats add a great pop of colour to the brown tones. I just wish my legs weren’t so pale – one reason why I always end up missing my nylons during the summer months. Oh well!

13 Comments on Remix Challenge: week 39

  1. Love it all, especially the new ferragamos!! Gorgeous. I also really like the a england st. George nail polish…i didn’t notice it on wednesday when I saw you but it is so pretty!

    • Thanks! I love A England polishes, and may do a whole post on them one day. They’re on the pricier side ($13.50), but the formula is amazing, as are the colours.

  2. I love the red shoes with the turoquoise dress on day one. I really do need a pair of red shoes!! I never would have thought to pair those colours together.

    But seriously Adina, you’re the only person in the world who ‘misses’ nylons. LOL. šŸ˜›

    • Well, I don’t miss the feeling for sure; but I miss the “tan” look. It’s true – I’m the only person who looks tanned whilst wearing flesh-coloured nylons.

      And, yes – red shoes are awesome! They work with almost anything.

  3. I love the Costa Blanca jacket you got at the swap. I don’t think I had seen it in action before today’s blog!

    • I got it at last year’s swap – you were probably just distracted by all the clothes flying around šŸ˜‰ It’s probably not something I would have picked out myself, but I really ended up liking it a lot.

  4. Thursday is my favourite – I think it’s the jacket.

    Now, off-topic of the post, but I was wondering – if I have some fashion questions, do you want me to just ask them in the comments (like I am doing right now!) even if they’re unrelated to the post, or do you want me to email them to you to address in a future post? Let me know – I have some fashion dilemmas – one involving a pair of pink pants!

  5. I love them all! Monday (of course) and Friday are my favorites. Iā€™m so stealing Monday as soon as I buy a pair of blue shoes.

  6. It is so hard to dress nicely when pregnant without spending a ton of money on cloths, but you are doing such a great job! All of your outfits can be worn by non-pregnant ladies, too. I should probably create an outfit lookbook with your pictures šŸ™‚

    • Aww, thank you! I feel awkward as a pregnant woman (actually, I feel awkward most of the time, LOL!), so it’s nice to hear that I still manage to look put-together. Reading too many fashion blogs tends to make me second-guess myself – but also, on the other hand, pushes me to try to be more creative. As a blogger, my hope is to show that you can look stylish even if you don’t look like you’ve stepped off the pages of a magazine ad. Some days I think I hit closer to the mark than others šŸ˜‰