I know this is supposed to be more of an office style-oriented blog, but can you guys handle a couple more weekend outfits? The warm weather means I can still take photos outside, and thank God for that! The basement dungeon is giving me the sads, y’all.
Hey, look: cute vintage pendant. I bought this a year ago on my first trip to Ottawa. Since, I’m heading back there again next month, I’m on the lookout for another sweet souvenir. If you’re got some recc’s on places to stop in, let me know.
And, now, for something completely different: schoolmarm chic!
OK, I probably should have kept this one off the blog, but … eh. I’m currently knee deep in final revisions for my book, and on top of work and family commitments, I’m just about tapped out – of words and creative mojo. So, until next time, I’ll leave you with a couple more photos of my oh-so-fashionable weekend look.
Total mommy uniform, right? But if it’s a dress – a thrifted, cheapie dress that the kids have my blessing to destroy with their invariably sticky hands (well, don’t try TOO hard, kids) – I feel a lot … prettier, somehow. Strange, huh? It must be all that extra swish in my step.
Speaking of thrifted things, I needed a pair of knock-about black boots and, being notoriously cheap about practical things (like boots and coats), I decided to have a look at Value Village. I have never had any luck with boots there before – not that I’ve looked particularly hard – but these Bandolinos don’t look half bad. Other than one small knick in the (real!) leather on the instep, they look pretty much new. For $14, I’m happy. I’m rough on my boots, and winter around these parts isn’t kind either, so I’m glad to have a pair I can abuse without feeling wasteful. Obviously, they’re not the “walking three miles in the snow” kind of boots, but … let’s face it, I’m not about to do that in any case. There’s lots of room for extra thick socks, so they’ll do just fine for my commuting needs.
This grey Joe Fresh dress is one of my fave fall 2015 purchases, and one of my current fave things to wear. It’s so easy to dress up or down, and the heathered grey colour is perfect for a fall palette. Last I heard, you could still find this dress online (on sale!), and I would definitely recommend it. Size up if you don’t want the fit to be too body-con (I did). I’ve also seen what looks to be a ruched version of it in stores right now; that might be a good option for anyone concerned that this is too shapeless. Me, I love a good tube dress/potato sack – the remixing possibilities are endless, and it’s perfect for the holidays. Call it the dress version of Joey Tribbiani’s stretchy Thanksgiving pants.