Sunday, August 18, 2013: coffee on Whyte Ave

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Check out my sweet ride! Well, it’s not mine, but it’s definitely sweet.

My closet is something of a state of upheaval at the moment, and I somehow “lost” was this MbMJ tunic. The material is on the thicker side, so it works better on cooler summer days, but is perfectly suited to this stage of pregnancy (37 weeks!). In one word: extra roomy! I added the mandatory-for-me dash of sparkle with embellished Nine West flats. And I can’t forget my awesome manicure:

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Manicure: Love, Peace & OPI

Whyte Ave was crazy because of the Fringe, but there seemed to be a lot of cool cars out and about. With two car-crazy boys on my hands, this was a definite bonus. Also a bonus – heavenly gelato at Block 1912.

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Dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs (consignment); leggings, maternity; sandals, consignment

Monday, August 19, 2013: first day of last week of work!

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Dress, Max Studio; cardigan, J. Crew (eBay); necklace, Swarovski; shoes, Kenneth Cole (thrift)

Last week of work before my maternity leave, to be precise. Although I am looking forward to spending a couple of weeks at home getting ready for baby, this time I have no illusions about my maternity leave constituting any kind of “holiday”. I am celebrating this week, though: celebrating the end of my work maternity wardrobe! I cannot wait to put 100% 90% of these clothes in the consign/donate/swap pile. This dress is a case in point; though it has served me well through two pregnancies, I am so over it.

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Manicure: Zoya Crystal

Tuesday, August 20, 2013: work

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Pants, maternity; top, Liz Lange for Target maternity; cardigan, Winners; shoes, Stuart Weitzman

The last “pants day”! I wish I could say it came off with a bang, but it was more like a whimper. Blame it on maternity style fatigue. I still like the colours of this Target top, though – so many mixing possibilities!

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Manicure: Zoya Crystal

Wednesday, August 21, 2013: work

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Dress, MICHAEL Michael Kors (consignment); necklaces, Swarovski & Tiffany; shoes, J. Crew (consignment)

The camera must have felt as bleary-eyed as I did this morning, after getting very little sleep – another “fun” symptom of this stage of pregnancy. Moving on … another day, another dress I can’t wait to purge! Although I like monochromatic looks in general, I have to admit that head-to-(almost)-toe brown is not my most flattering option. I think I’ll keep brown as an accent colour in the future.

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Manicure: Butter London All Hail the Queen

Thursday, August 22, 2013: work

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Dress, Mexx (thrift); jacket, Costa Blanca (swap); bracelet, Swarovski; shoes, Ferragamo (vintage)

The maxi dress strikes again! After managing to get away with a similar outfit last Thursday, I figured I might as well press my luck. Again, the goal was to make a casual dress suitable for a professional environment (albeit a not very conservative one); a structure jacket did the trick … again.

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Manicure: Chanel Alchimie

Friday, August 23, 2013: once more with feeling

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Jeans, maternity; blouse, RACHEL Rachel Roy (consignment); cardigan, Winners; shoes, Nine West; bag, Kate Spade

I saved my favourite for last. I have loved wearing this Rachel Roy blouse for the last few months of my pregnancy, and am rather sad at the prospect of having to let it go in a few weeks. In honour of its impending retirement, I piled on some of my favourite accessories.

Stay tuned for the last Remix Challenge next week!

2 Comments on Remix Challenge: week 49

  1. I am having the same feelings about brown – I have a very nice brown suit in my closet that I find myself passing over again and again for brown and grey. Maybe it’s because there doesn’t seem to be a lot of brown in the stores so I don’t have anything to go with it? Or maybe I’m just in a black and grey phase.