Friday, June 14, 2013: date night/early Fathers’ Day dinner

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Skirt, Eva Franco for Anthropologie (thrifted); tank top, J. Crew Factory; jacket, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet; shoes, consignment; bag, Coach (vintage)

With a busy weekend ahead, we decided to get a jump on things and treat my husband to an early Fathers’ Day dinner. Although we had Luka in tow, this also doubled-up as a date night – hence my relative effort in dressing up. I really wanted to see Man of Steel (for reasons not wholly related to the hotness that is Henry Cavill), but the lack of baby-sitting options nixed that plan pretty quickly. At least the pancakes at IHOP were delicious!

Outfit-wise, I was excited for a warm evening to give my Eva Franco thrifted skirt a whirl. To celebrate, I managed to dig out my solitary pair of flat sandals and remembered that I actually quite like them. I bought them 2 or 3 years ago at consignment, and the label has long worn off – sadly, I have no idea what they are. The quality is not great – in fact, one of the straps broke off ages ago – but I find them to be a flattering take on the gladiator style, and I’ll be keeping my eye open for a replacement pair.

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Vintage earring (worn as pendant) and thrifted necklace

Monday, June 17, 2013: work

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Dress, Sweet Chemise; shoes, Jimmy Choo (thrifted); bag, J. Crew; bracelets, Swarovski and Links of London
Going through my wardrobe master list recently (what, you don’t have one of those?), I realized that my Sweet Chemise wrap dress is one of the oldest items in my closet, dating back to 2007 or 2008. I remember that, at the time, it was a huge purchase for me – it cost over $75, the most I’d ever paid for an article of clothing up to that point. It’s a good thing that it has held up so well over time, non? It also kick-started my love-affair with the Sweet Chemise label; I have found their dresses to be timeless and well-cut. Also, as a home-grown brand, its clothes are (or at least used to be) made in Canada. Bonus!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013: work
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Pants, maternity; top, MICHAEL Michael Kors (consignment); cardigan, J. Crew (second-hand); shoes, Ferragamo (vintage); bag, Mulberry (second-hand)

Nothing fancy to see here, folks – just regular “pants day”. I just bought this J. Crew cardigan, which replaces an old, worn-out Joe Fresh one in the same colour (love the rust brown and it works great with other colours in my wardrobe), so I’ll count this as a “new” outfit, although I’m pretty sure that I’ve worn something similar at least once before.

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Obligatory bump shot

For anyone who likes to keep track, I was officially 28 week along today … and feeling appropriately cumbersome.

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Nail polish: A England Ascalon

Wednesday, June 19, 2013: work

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Dress, Banana Republic (consignment); earrings, Swarovski; necklace, Tiffany; shoes, Nine West; bag, J. Crew.

I got this dress during my last pregnancy, and am finally at a stage when it’s starting to fit again. It’s not a maternity dress, just a larger size than my usual, hence the fit issues – the bust requires some, um, filling out. [And now you know more than you wanted.] I am a fan of anything aqua/turquoise, so I love accessorizing this dress, particularly as the rest of the colours in the print are neutral and don’t compete for attention. Stay tuned for different takes on it, because this is one of the contenders for “Closet Survivor, pregnancy edition” (the last dress standing gets crowned … and immediately donated thereafter).

Thursday, June 20, 2013: work

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Skirt, Milly (thrifted); top, H&M; blazer, Theory (consignment); necklace, J. Crew Factory Store; shoes, Ferragamo (vintage)

I figured I might as well give this thrifted Milly skirt a whirl, even though it’s not (strictly speaking) maternity wear. I have a million ideas for ways to accessorize it (or at least try), but I picked a fairly conservative option this time around as I had an important client meeting today.

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Not maternity wear, but it works

Friday, June 21, 2013: golf tournament work

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Jeans, maternity; top, Jacob (consignment); jacket, Esprit (swap); shoes, Nine West; bag, Longchamps

Initially, I was scheduled to attend my company’s annual golf tournament; by Monday, I realized that, while optimistic and demonstrative of team spirit on my part, my commitment wasn’t physically feasible (or at least pleasant) anymore. So, it was just another Friday at the office. Jeans, T-shirt, and jacket are a typical stand-by if I don’t feel like being creative on casual office days. Yeah, it happens.

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Nail polish: A England Princess Sabra

10 Comments on Remix Challenge: week 40

  1. I agree with Robyn – “elegant” is the perfect word to describe your style.
    All your outfits are lovely this week, but Monday is my favorite. I love the Sweet Chemise dress. Gorgeous!

  2. Agree agree!!
    I just can’t see the bump from the front view….Was it like this with Luka too?
    Do you notice that your Jimmy Choos look very similar to the Nine West ones above? I like it how different lighting makes you look like you have a different hair color 🙂
    How is it you can still walk in your heels and take the train? WOW!

    • I had a smaller bump with Luka … or at least it felt that way. This time, I feel like I’m wider – I’m still carrying mostly in front (probably because of the shape of my torso), but not as basketball-like (for lack of a better term) as before.

      You’re right, both of those pairs have similar cut-outs. Actually, though, I’m thinking of retiring these Nine West shoes – they’re not holding up to wear well. I’m disappointed because I haven’t had them very long, and I used to really like Nine West quality. I think I may stick to their patent leather stuff in the future, if I buy there again.

      LOL! Don’t be too impressed with me … I commute in flats every day. I just change my shoes at work; I have some already in the office (mostly black pumps), and some days I just bring an extra pair in my large “commuting” tote (which you never see either ;))

  3. Okay, so I don’t have a master clothing list – but when I recently reorganized my closet by colour, I thought I might make an excel spreadsheet of my closet items which might help me organize outfits better. So I’d like a master clothing list; I just need to decide on the right format. 🙂

    • I use a notebook, because I live in the 19th century apparently. But if you have a smartphone, that is one option – it’ll always be handy. The computer is never at hand when I need it (i.e. in my closet).

  4. I agree with the previous comments. Sometimes it’s “nothing fancy”, but you match them and wear them so elegantly.

    Your belly is growing beautifully; it’s so well shaped!

    I would love to see how you commute 😉

    • Never! My commuting outfits shall never see the light of the blog, LOL!
      Honestly, in the summer they’re not too bad – just the same outfit, except with flats, plus a big black bag. In the wintertime, well … it gets trickier. A big, puffy coat and boots are usually involved 😉