I have gone on record before as hating September. I hate the changing of seasons this time of year. It means the days get short and cold, and there is nothing good about that. The trees look glorious for about 5 minutes, but that`s really no consolation at all. This September was your typical month otherwise — alternating between moments when I fear I`m failing at life and moments when I know it for a fact — only to get capped off with a bout of truly awful head pain courtesy of what was eventually diagnosed as occipital neuralgia. Let`s just say that I have a new perspective towards (and endless sympathy for) people who live with chronic pain. Horrible, horrible stuff.
I did manage to get dressed, which was a small miracle some days.
A surprisingly colourful month, which is probably a manifestation of my rebellion against the encroaching cold weather. There were quite a few mornings when I had to wear boots on my commute, but we shall not speak of that further. My fave outfits were probably 6, 9, 13, and 15 — perhaps not coincidentally, most of them featured some of my newest thrift/consignment finds. Number 13 was a repeat outfit, though, so novelty is not everything. In fact, I`ve found myself digging through my “archival” closet lately, and pulling out pieces I had retired earlier in the year; suddenly, I had the urge to revisit sentimental favourites, and see if I could make them feel fresh and bring them in step with my current aesthetic leanings. The marriage of twee and minimalist? It might be a tall order, but with winter just around the corner, what else do I have to keep me entertained?
Here is a look at what I wore in Septembers past: 2014 – 2015 – 2016.
This is a very simple outfit, but I like this recently thrifted blazer a lot so I figured that it deserved a post. A short post — because, really, I don`t have much to say here — but a post nonetheless. It`s Friday; who`s reading anyway? That`s mostly a rhetorical question, although … who IS reading blogs these days? I keep seeing articles about the death of blogs, and I wonder. Some days I feel like a dinosaur, an anachronism left over from the days when people took pictures of their outfits in the mirror. I never really evolved, and it`s too late to start now. I made my peace with that a while ago, but I`m still occasionally filled with nostalgia — not necessarily for the heydays of blogging, but for some of the old skool bloggers I still miss. To add to that, as old favourites leave, no one is taking their place. My own reading list is shrinking, though not for want of trying on my part. So help me out: who are some of your favourite voices on the internet?
As for the blazer? It`s a good one. A linen blend, but not the wrinkly kind. Structured, but not constrictive. Interesting cut, yet also classic. It fits true to size, if you want to hunt it down on eBay. The good news is that Anthro brand blazers tend to have low re-sale value so you should be able to snag this one for a song.
… because I’m mossy all over, har-har! Terrible, terrible blog post title, especially for one of my favourite outfits of the year. Yep, we’re talking Peak Outfit again. I love everything about it. The colour. The silhoutte (potato sack dresses are my love affair). The mix of textures. The monochromatic thing. I won’t lie: I was dying to pair the dress with this sweater as soon as I laid eyes on it because I knew the colour would be a perfect match. This Madewell sweater is one of my faves so … the dress was a foregone conclusion.
I didn’t buy it right away, though. I originally misread the price tag at my local consignment store, and thought it was $69. My first reaction was: ooh, that’s a bit steep. What can I say? Thrifting has totally skewed my price points. I decided to wait for a price cut. But I couldn’t get the dress out of my head. Out of curiosity, I looked for it on eBay and saw that it was selling for ~$150 CDN. (Sidenote: there is no rhyme or reason, it seems, to Anthro resale prices.) I realized I was risking missing out on a good deal so I went back for it. And in a surprise twist, it turns out the dress was actually $49. That`s still a relative splurge, but this dress is definitely worth it. It`s the perfect marriage of boho glam and casual chic, and I can`t get enough of it. L-O-V-E.