Layers of Blue

I feel like I sound like an advertisement for Free People. It’s bordering on obsession. I can’t help how much I love everything by them! This tank is a new and super reasonable addition to their lineup. I restrained myself and bought only one colour. See… I can do it. They also have the best pretty, seamless and comfortable intimates. I had no idea! How neat is this showing out the back of the tank? It also doesn’t hurt after all of the breast cancer surgeries. And for a chilly spring evening this cocoon wrap does the trick without overheating. Perfect.

Boho Chic

Birkenstock Slides

Cocoon Wrap

Layered Tank

Free People Bralette

Cocoon Wrap – Free People (Other Colours)
Tank – Free People
Strappy Back Bra – Free People
Boyfriend Jeans – Gap (Last Year, Similar)
Sandals – Betula (So old! Try These)
Sunglasses – Carrera (Available Here)(Contact Me for White)

Cheers!

Blogiversary

Blogiversary

Today my blog turns 3! While I haven’t accomplished everything I wished when I started my blog I look back at some of my old posts and realize how much I’ve grown as a blogger. My main goal now is to blog more frequently and consistently. I hope you all continue to enjoy my posts and are inspired by my outfit choices. Thank you all for following me throughout my challenges with breast cancer and bearing with me. This blog would be nothing without all of you! And now for my French inspired, yet funky in its own way outfit…

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Skinny Scarf

Striped Tee

French Style

Ash Flatforms

Striped Tee – Urban Outfitters (Try this one.)
Wide Leg Pants – Zara (Last year. Love these.)
Flatform Sandals – Ash (Bloomingdale’s)
Skinny Scarf – J Crew (Sooooo old!)
Sunglasses – Prada

Cheers!

Flopped

There’s no easier way to achieve chic than flopping a jacket over your shoulders without even inserting your little arms into the sleeves. Not sure why this works so well, but go with it. Trust me. I love this leather jacket. The Aqua brand at Bloomingdale’s uses super soft leather and it’s never a million dollars. This one’s from last year so I’ll try to find you a similar one, but this one will be with me for years to come. Never give up on a good leather jacket. I was also totally into the fact that the hardware on my open toe booties was gold like the studs on the jacket. While I’ve gotten over not mixing my metals when it comes to jewellery, and even do it on purpose, I find that it ties the outfit together when something actually goes!

Check out my pink extensions in support of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month! As a survivor I want all of you to please make sure you take care of yourself and have a mammogram!

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Abercrombie Jeggings

Louise et Cie Booties

Miu Miu Sunglasses

Aqua Leather Jacket

Jewellery Jewelery

Arthur and Livingston Necklace

Breast Cancer Extensions

 

Leather Jacket – Aqua (Bloomingdale’s, Another Version Here)
Jeans – Abercrombie & Fitch
Blouse – WAYF (Nordstrom)
Open Toe Booties – Louise et Cie (Love these)
Sunglasses – Miu Miu
Necklace – Arthur and Livingston
Watch – Michele Watches (Similar Here)
Bracelet – From Mum and Dad’s Trip to Paris

Cheers!

Slump

So it appears that I’ve been in a little bit of a blogging slump lately. Part of that I can blame on my most recent surgery, but not all of it. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been undergoing surgery for breast cancer and reconstruction for more than a year now. I’m happy to say that I’m healthy and my surgeries are finally coming to an end. On with life.

As for the rest of the slump… not sure quite honestly. Maybe I just got discouraged and felt like I wasn’t making a difference or being noticed by the blogging world to the degree that I would ultimately like. How do some of these bloggers get so much attention? Maybe I wasn’t feeling “blogworthy” — a word that my husband made up to describe my outfit’s potential to go public. Maybe I didn’t think anyone cared about my outfits or my style advice. Or, maybe after undergoing six surgeries I was just too damn tired to get dressed, smile (or at least pose) for pictures and write about it. It could have been any of those really. Have any of you bloggers experienced this?

Anyhow, here I am, back at it and ready to bombard the world with my #OOTDs. New design and all. I realized that I enjoy it which is why I started doing this in the first place. I love fashion and I love sharing my ideas and personal style. Thank you all for following me and allowing me to temporarily slump!

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Elizabeth and James Blouse

Black Pashmina

J Brand Coated Jeans

Pink and Black Blouse

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Blouse – Elizabeth and James (Neiman Marcus Last Call) Similar Here
Pants – J Brand Coated (Saks Fifth Avenue) Similar
Booties – Prada (Neiman Marcus Last Call) Similar Here

Cheers!

The New Girl(s)

I know. It’s been a while. Sorry about that. I had to take some time to recover from my most recent surgery. After almost a year since my breast cancer diagnosis I’m ready to introduce you to the new girls. I finally have my permanent implants and after seeing 27 doctors (OK, slight exaggeration) this week, it looks as if I’m healthy! It’s also so much easier to get dressed! While I’m not completely done, I’m hoping the worst is behind me and I can start to get my life back.

This outfit has a couple trends encompassed within. A crop top and boyfriend jeans. I have to admit that the crop top trend sent shivers down my spine. Really? I’m not one to walk around half naked! Done properly, or at least what I deem to be appropriately, I’ve found that it can actually be cute. This top, for example sticks with my whole “flowy” personality and barely shows any midriff unless you catch a breeze. Even then, only the slightest sliver of skin pops out. Perfect! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect loose, comfy boyfriend jeans for a while. Believe it or not — Gap! Haven’t been in there in ages, but I’m so in love with these. The looseness and the shredding is also a much cooler (literally, as in temperature) option for summer. Buy them a size too big for extra effect.

Zara Crop Top

 

Gap Boyfriend Jeans

Outfit Back

Black Crop Top

Carrera by Jimmy Choo Sunglasses

Jewellery Jewelry

Vince Camuto Studded Wedge

Black Top – Zara
Boyfriend Jeans – Gap (On Sale!)
Studded Wedges – Vince Camuto (Last Year – Available Here)
Watch – Michele Watches
Bracelet – From France
Sunglasses – Carrera by Jimmy Choo

Cheers!

Here We Go Again

It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve actually just had another surgery. It’s hopefully the last major surgery in the breast cancer battle that’s been controlling my life for almost a year now. I finally had my permanent implants put in! Not that I want to say I was excited about this one — one shouldn’t use the words excited and surgery in the same sentence, but it does mean that this saga is hopefully heading toward the end.

These photos were taken a few days prior to my surgery. I’ve been dying to wear something as classy as a pair of Louboutin pumps with something as casual as a pair of ripped up skinny jeans. I love to mix styles and take my favourite pieces and put them together in unexpected ways. It’s one of those things that mum probably wouldn’t get, you know. Make a statement. Throw on amazing jewellery and amazing shoes and the rest of the outfit will speak for itself.

Zara Skinny Jeans

Rachel Roy Top

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Christian Louboutin Pumps

Ombre Hair

Metallic Bely

Swatch Bracelet

 

Distressed Jeans – Zara (Similar)
Multi Layer Top – Rachel, Rachel Roy (Macy’s)
Patent Pumps – Christian Louboutin (Barneys)
Bracelet – Swatch
Watch – Michele Watches
Necklace – XC38 Pure Steel

Cheers!

Show Me Your Baby Blues

My outfit was inspired by these amazing baby blue ankle boots I found at DSW. The colour screamed “boots you can wear in spring!” They’re Crown Vintage which is a brand exclusive to DSW, as far as I can tell, and I’ve found it to be both very comfortable and well made. The tank I got last year right before my surgery. I didn’t realize at the time that my post mastectomy self would not lend well to tank tops. I held it up next to my new boots and voila — a match made in heaven. The weather was incredibly blustery so layering was essential. Jean jackets seem to have made their way back into the fashion world as of late and this one is actually kind of special. It’s an old Levi’s jacket that was my brother’s in high school. I stole it and kept it. Sorry dude! There’s even a little “signature” rip by the cuff that always told us it was ours.

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Levis Jacket

Italia Independent Sunglasses

Abercrombie Sweater

Windblown Hair

Leith Hi Lo Tank

Crown Vintage Boots

 

Jean Jacket – Levi’s (Vintage?)
Cardigan – Abercrombie & Fitch (Last Year)
Tank – Leith (Last Year, Nordstrom)
Blue Pants – 7 For All Mankind (Neiman Marcus)
Ankle Boots – Crown Vintage (DSW)
Sunglasses – Italia Independent

Cheers!