Back In Black

I’m back in black and biker boots! Woohoo! So have I told you I like fall? I haven’t had a new piece from All Saints in quite some time so when mum and dad arrived home from Scotland with this top I was psyched. I love their oversized flowy clothes. The woman in the store recommended to my mum that I wear it with coated jeans. Coated jeans are a wardrobe staple in my book. Of course the black are perhaps the chicest thing on the planet, but I own them in other colours too. I went all out today and wore my new studded biker boots too. I was so excited about the fall air that I dove right in. I feel like me! There’s no turning back now!

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J Brand Coated Jeans

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All Saints Oversize T Shirt

Italia Independent Sunglasses

Ash Studded Boots

 

Top – All Saints
Coated Jeans – J Brand (Saks Fifth Avenue)
Sunglasses – Italia Independent
Studded Biker Boots – Ash (Neiman Marcus Last Call, Similar)

Cheers!

Fall Firsts

There’s that first cool, crisp day when you wake up to chilly morning air and know you’re going to pull your booties out for the first time of the season. For me, this is heaven. I love, love, love fall weather and boots and sweaters — the works. While I’m usually in black come September I took my first fall step in blue this year. I didn’t have a lot of chances to wear these boots as I got them at the end of last season so it was nice to pull them out again and I was super excited to pair them with this blouse. I got it on super sale at Lord & Taylor! The back of it is lace so it makes it more than just a button down. It’s oversize so paired with skinny pants or jeans it gives off a vibe that’s just so me. I wore something fitted to work once and people actually commented that it was out of character. Stay true my friends!

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Crown Vintage Blue Booties

Free People Oversize Blouse

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Italia Independent Sunglasses

Free People Lace Back Blouse

J Brand Skinny Pants

Alex and Ani Michele Watch

 Blouse – Free People (Lord & Taylor)
Jeans – J Brand (Neiman Marcus, last year, Similarish)
Booties – Crown Vintage (DSW)
Sunglasses – Italia Independent
Watch – Michele Watches (Similar)
Bracelets – Alex and Ani and Misc

Cheers!

Glamorous

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?

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Glamorous Blouse

Half Tucked in Shirt

Dolce Vita Wedges

Michele Jelly Watch

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Italia Independent

 

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

Cheers!

Sunset in the Secret Garden

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.

Jimmy Choo Sandals

Zara Jeans

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Charlie Jade Top Back

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Jewellery

 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

Cheers!

Summer Black #OOTD

Really, it’s OK to wear black in the summer. It may not be the brightest (literally and figuratively) choice on a scorching hot day, but for a night out when it’s not too balmy, why not? Black is always chic and black and gold, even better. You know I’m a fan. I couldn’t resist this top when I saw it at Nordstrom on sale in the Savvy Department. Black, shiny, fringes — a perfect trifecta? Those fringes make it not seem cropped too. Yeah! Of course I picked shiny black and gold accessories and my favourite Italia Independent sunglasses. They were the first ones I got from that company and I still absolutely love them! They’re actually flocked velvet and they’re so light and comfortable that you don’t even know they’re on your face! Do you still wear black in the summer?

Black Coated Jeans

Fringe Top

Black and Gold Outfit

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Back Detail Top

Italia Independent Sunglasses

 

Black & Gold Fringe Top – ASTR (Nordstrom Savvy)
Black Coated Jeans – Joes (Available Here)
Studded Wedge Sandals – Vince Camuto (Available Here)
Studded Velvet Sunglasses – Italia Independent
Watch – Michele Watches (Similar Here)

Cheers!

I Gave In

I swore I would never wear Birkenstocks. They’re hippie shoes. I’m not a hippie. I lied! I kept seeing them on people and thinking — not gonna happen! Well… it happened. It actually happened more than once, as you’ll soon see, but these are the first ones I’m sharing with all of you. Of course I had to be just a little bit different. I went for the shiny black patent ones. They were actually really hard to find, especially in my little size! The rest of the outfit is from Zara. I can’t believe I was so slow getting on that wagon. Figures that the only store remotely near me is now closed for renovations for about 3 months. Now what?

Zara Outfit

Black and White Outfit

Flowing Outfit

Italia Independent Sunglasses

Black Patent Birkenstocks

 

Top – Zara
Pants – Zara
Sandals – Birkenstock (ShoesCentral)
Sunglasses – Italia Independent

Cheers!