The second the temperature drops the tiniest little bit I get completely psyched for fall. I feel more like myself in dark colours and boots. I started out getting dressed this evening in much lighter coloured garb. I couldn’t do it. I kept looking in the mirror and wondering who was staring back at me. I’ve realized that you should stay true to who you are — doesn’t only apply to outfits. If you’re not comfortable in an outfit don’t wear it out. More importantly, don’t buy it. Only spend your money on pieces that call to you and make you feel awesome!
Kimono – ASTR (Nordstrom Savvy, Similar Here)
Faux Leather Tank – ASTR (Nordstrom Savvy, Similar Here)
Boyfriend Jeans – Madewell
Cutout Booties – Jeffrey Campbell (Bloomingdale’s, Available Here)
So I’m walking through the Savvy Department at Nordstrom and this little number catches my eye. It’s from the Kate Moss for Topshop collection and it was more than half off. Then one of the sales associates who knows me by name at this point told me it would photograph well. Evil I tell you. It was just so “me”. It had to be paired with cool boho-ish jewellery too. I could picture it. It’s going to go so well with my leather pants when the temperature drops enough to wear them! Very excited for that BTW. This summer thing — not a fan.
Front Tie Blouse – Kate Moss for Topshop (Nordstrom)
Black Wrap Camisole – WAYF (Nordstrom)
Jeans – Zara
Beaded Bracelets and Butterfly Necklace – Gifts
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples
Sandals – Coach (Old)
After being dressed up at work all day I yearn for a more casual version of myself. Time was limited this night so being able to take the one shirt from a work appropriate outfit to a much more laid back outfit was amazing. I have to admit that the fabric got kind of wrinkly as the day wore on, but it still worked. This iteration included a new pair of boyfriend jeans just added to my repertoire. These super soft Madewell slim boyfriend jeans are quickly becoming my go to dress down item. Maybe dress up item too! I don’t believe you’ve seen these sandals either. They were a total score found during my trip to Toronto. They’re a Brown’s exclusive so not everyone near me will have a pair. I love to take a trend and add a dash of unique. Are you guys all loving this ugly sandal thing? I’m so into it!
Shirt – Gap (No Longer Available, Sorry!)
Boyfriend Jeans – Madewell
Sandals – Betula (Brown’s Exclusive!)
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples
Watch – Michele Watches (Similar)
Sometimes you have a piece in your closet that’s so versatile. The shirt you can wear to work or wear with jeans on a weekend, with a jacket, without a jacket, etc. Us bloggers don’t really wear an item of clothing only once you know! This sleeveless shirt was on incredible sale at the Gap — so much so that I bought it in two colours. I wore it this way to work dressed up with black pants, a fringed kimono and nice flat sandals. I walk on tile for 9 hours a day so no heels at the office for me! My work wardrobe can be a little funky because while I work in a doctor’s office, I’m selling high end glasses frames so I need to look the part. It’s an interesting mix of professional and retail/fashion and my many hats keep me on my toes!
Shirt – Gap
Coated Jeans – J Brand (Saks, Similar Here)
Kimono – ASTR (Nordstrom Savvy, No Longer Available but This One is Cute)
Sandals – Tory Burch (Similar Here)
Sunglasses – Smoke & Mirrors ℅
Watch – Michele (Similar Here)
OK, not me… the shirt. Another find from my love, the Savvy Department at Nordstrom. I do find it glamorous when at least part of your outfit is oversized and leaves something to the imagination. I’ve never been a big fan of body conscious or “body con” dressing. Putting it all out there from the get go is so not me. I do believe, however, that when you are wearing something oversized it has to be styled properly so that you don’t look like a frump. Since the shirt was the focal point of the outfit I paired it with simple rolled up jeans and nude wedges. Of course I piled on the jewellery though. Like my new watch?
Chiffon Printed Blouse – Glamorous (Nordstrom Savvy)
Jeans – Joe’s Jeans (Nordstrom)
Wedges – Dolce Vita (Similar Here)
Watch – Michele (Nordstrom, Sold Out, Similar Here)
Bracelets – Troll Beads, Alex and Ani, Others
Sunglasses – Italia Independent
There’s a special little place in the front of mum and dad’s house that mum calls the secret garden. She read the book to me when I was young. We had some time before supper to take pictures as the sun was setting and figured it was the perfect place. I couldn’t resist this cute egg hatching a baby dinosaur — too whimsical!
I found this cobalt blue top and immediately thought about wearing it with my Jimmy Choo sandals. I don’t get to wear them that often and even though we weren’t going anywhere fancy I decided to go for it. I figured wearing them with distressed jeans would dress them down a little. I love mixing fancy things with distressed jeans or something really casual. It just makes them that much cooler.
Top – Charlie Jade (Bloomingdale’s, in pink here)
Jeans – Zara (Similar here)
Sandals – Jimmy Choo (Saks, Last Year, Similar here)
Sunglasses - Italia Independent
Watch – Michele Watches
Jewellery – Lots including Trollbeads and Alex and Ani
I’m sure you have all seen my Trollbeads bracelet in many of my posts. My mum and dad got me started when they bought me a bracelet for my birthday. Since then I’ve completely filled it with beautiful, cool beads and I can’t wait to start another one. When I was asked to blog about a special Trollbeads Celebration Day I was so excited! Trollbeads is hosting their first ever Trollbeads Day event on August 1st to celebrate the stories and meanings behind the beads, as well as personal stories consumers have created because of the beads. Are we going mum?
Trollbeads was founded in 1976 in a small jeweller’s store in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is the original bead-on-bracelet brand known for using the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Trollbeads is part of a Danish design legacy, which is known for its simplicity, functionality and quality. The brand offers an assortment of jewelry pieces, including, beads, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and accessories. The collection is inspired by mythology, astrology, fairytales, fauna, flora, cultural diversity and the familiar things of everyday life.
This is my bracelet…
If you haven’t had a chance to view their collection, Friday, August 1st would be the perfect time to start! A complete description of the event is included below. You can visit their website here and their store locator here. I warn you… they’re addicting!