It’s been a hot minute since I last showed you this cropped sweatshirt, so now you’re going to get a two-fer. First, the rainy (summer) day version, paired with my Merona maxi dress from last year. I know Target was a dismal failure up here in Canada, but I will miss its clothing department; some of the stuff was hella cute. (And I’m not even talking about the designer collabs, which were pretty unimpressive recently. Polyester overload.) This dress is a good example.
I loved this outfit a lot, which is probably why I ended up … um, dancing a jig on my driveway? I don’t know, you guys. But this did happen, since we have the photo to prove it.
Outfit #2 is an even more casual option, this time for sunnier weather. And what is that I spot? Bare belly flesh? #TheHorror
Just kidding. It was totally fine. Nobody really even noticed, thanks to the high rise of my denim cut-offs. I’m not sure if this is my favourite way to wear either piece, but I’m glad I tried it. If nothing else, I can now say that I wore a crop top the way nature the fashion industry intended it.
My 2015 casual summer uniform is the same as my 2014 casual summer uniform. What can I say: the heart wants what it wants. And what my heart wants this summer (apart from Brandon Flowers 80s-inspired pop songs) is cute floral Anthro skirts, and this Old Navy top.
Since stripes and florals is such a safe combo (sez the fashun blogger), I decided to add another print into the mix. This J. Crew Factory belt has an elastic back, so it’s nicely accommodating, but I’m not sure if it’s as versatile as I originally thought. The (ikat?) print is interesting, but maybe a little busy? I don’t know, help me out here, peeps.
Speaking of things only fashun bloggers probably understand, the nice thing about posing in my parents’ extra long driveway is that I can engage in all manner of twee poses without feeling quite as silly as I would on my own, considerably more exposed property. Of course, my husband-slash-photographer is always there to remind me of just how silly I look. He’s awfully reliable that way. (Love ya, babe!)
The individual components of this outfit and 50% random, 50% matchy, and 100% awesome. I have no idea what that math means for the outfit as a whole, but judging by the comments on IG, I think it worked out on the positive side. My favourite thing – apart from my Speedy, which is a perennial winner – is my new All Saints top, another great find from Red Pony ($18, holla!). It has a vaguely gothic vibe, and reminds me of some of the great prints that Alexander McQueen has done in the past. It’s just a t-shirt, but I think it can be nicely dressed up for the office, even on a non-Friday.
I know the colour scheme here is not very summery, but it’s nice to switch things up every now and then. Besides, I wore my leopard print pumps, and surely that counts. Leopard print is in season all year round.