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!

 

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.

Layers

Layers 2

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!