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.
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
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?
Top – Zara
Pants – Zara
Sandals – Birkenstock (ShoesCentral)
Sunglasses – Italia Independent
I really have no idea who Lola is, but it’s a great little Latin Bistro by us with a very pretty fire pit outside. It’s not always possible to get in, so when they had space at the last minute we dashed out the door. I had a lousy week which means I went shopping this weekend. Everything is on sale now. Time to buy those boots and coats you’ve been coveting!
Black and gold is such a fabulous combination. It looks rich and put together no matter what you do. I saw this jacket and it was on sale for less than a third the regular price. It’s not like I don’t own a leather jacket, I just don’t own one like this! Then I couldn’t resist boots with matching gold studs. Too cool. Keeping the trend moving I put on a bunch of black and gold studded jewellery, a gold top and my favourite J Brand coated skinny black jeans.
Studded Leather Jacket – Aqua (Bloomingdale’s)
Gold Top – All Saints (Last Year)
Coated Skinny Jeans – J Brand (Saks Fifth Avenue, Last Year)
Black Pashmina – I’ve Owned It Forever
Boots – Vince Camuto (Bloomingdale’s)(Available Here)
So I’ve tried so hard to take pictures outside of my house, but guess what? It’s just too hard in the winter. Thus… welcome to my living room. I now realize how badly the walls need to be painted. We’ll get to it eventually. Anyway, I can’t possible put on my supper outfit while it’s still light outside. I would have to be dressed and have my makeup done by five in the afternoon. That’s just ridiculous! I’d be a mess by the time I arrived at the restaurant at eight or half past. It didn’t make sense to put on anything too fancy as we were in the middle of a snowstorm. We were going to one of our favourite French Bistros. It’s cozy and offers realistic French fare and the owner is a great guy. We ventured out since the owner sent an email saying that if there was less than 6 inches of snow he would buy everyone a glass of house wine. Awesome! I was dying for one of these “fuzzy” sweaters that are all over the place now, but being that I’m so hot all of the time there was no way I could buy a pullover. This one captured the trend, but had an easy off option. Perfect. Lubi also joined me for the occasion though I didn’t allow him to have a Scotch with us. He’s a chilly little Chihuahua who is wearing an adorable little Martha Stewart sweater.
Fuzzy Sweater – Forever 21
Leather Woven Tank – Boundary (Neiman Marcus)
Silver Jeans – Joe’s Jeans (old)
Spike Boots – Sam Edelman (old)
Spike Neclace – Robert Rose (Nordstrom)
Spike Bracelet – Tasha (Nordstrom)
Lubi’s Sweater – Martha Stewart (PetSmart)
Personalized Scotch Glass – Glencairn (Wine Enthusiast)