Thursday, May 22, 2014

Spring Neutrals: White Sweater and Light Wash Jeans

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Coat: Zara (similar) | Sweater: Zara (similar) | Jeans: Zara (similar)
| Shoes: Nine West (similar) | Purse: Nine West (similar) | Earrings: Joe Fresh (similar)

Whenever I'm not sure what I should be wearing, I start and more often than not end up with basics.  A simple white sweater and a pair of light wash jeans are the perfect basics for a chilly spring day like this one, not to mention for layering on an extra coat and adding on a pair of statement earrings and printed shoes. 

OK so these jeans: I cannot stop wearing them! (Note to self: stock up in every colour next time Zara has a sale!) They are insanely comfortable, and they just go with everything - especially now that spring has arrived and light colored clothing items are what I'm wearing most of the time. 

What can't you stop reaching for these days?

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Baby: Four Months

We saw so much growth during the fourth month. The "firsts" and the various attempts made in the third month have been so much more exercised and strengthened: her grip on objects, her giggles and laughs, her ability to hold her neck and head up, and her love for being held standing.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Trench, Peplum, and Animal Print Wedges

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Trench: Zara (similar) | Peplum: Zara (similar)
| Pants: Thyme Maternity (similar) | Purse: Dynamite
| Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar)

As much as I love sky high heels, with a new baby and all, flats and wedges are what I grab for the most these days. Luckily I have few more than a few pairs in my shoe closet, and if I were to rate them in terms of softness and comfort level, these animal print wedges would probably get a very high score. 

This outfit post's title might as well be "Comfort Zone", because that is exactly what this outfit is, whether it's the neutral palette, the classic trench, or the basic peplum top and pants.  "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication", right?



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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Casual Weekend: Leopard and Stripes

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Coat: Old Navy (similar) | Shirt: Reitmans (similar)
| Jeans: Zara (similar) | Sneakers: Skechers (similar) | Purse: Dynamite
| Earrings: Joe fresh | Sunglasses: Joe Fresh

Leopard and stripes seem to be a no brainer combination, and not to mention easy. Put on a pair of comfy sneakers and I'm ready for anything! (Nowadays 'anything' usually meaning grocery shopping.)

These pictures were taken a little while ago, but to be honest they might as well have been taken yesterday - this spring has been COLD, though I'm hopeful that the real spring will arrive after this Mother's Day weekend.






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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Blue on Blue: Statement Necklace and Peplum

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Jacket: RW&Co (similar) | Peplum: Zara (similar) | Shirt: Joe Fresh (similar)
| Pants: Thyme Maternity (similar) | Shoes: Madden Girl (similar)
| Purse: Dynamite | Necklace: Unknown

My wonderful sister made this braid for me, and it was so fantastic and had such staying power that I didn't want to nor had to take it down until the next day!  I'm usually not a statement necklace person, (I want to be though, they seem so fun!) but on this day I thought I'd put on this gorgeous necklace that my dear sister in law got for me to fill in the space that is otherwise usually occupied by my long hair.  I love how the blue top and the multiple blue hues on the necklace complemented each other - now I just have to figure out how else to wear this necklace!

Versatility has become more important to me when buying clothes, and this loose fitting peplum top fits this criteria easily. It can be dressed up with some jewelry and heels such as shown here, or go the casual route with a pair of distressed jeans and flats (worn here with the white version) - all the while giving an effortless and forgiving fit. 

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Envy: Animal Print Slip-Ons

Clean, simple, minimalistic, effortless, casual - these are some of the words I would use to describe an ideal outfit.  No wait, let me just add "animal print slip-ons" on to the list. There. PERFECT.

I have a Candie's pair that I bought a few years ago (worn here), as well as various other animal print shoes, so for now they are on my to-buy-eventually list. I'm trying to stay strong. 

For those of us in Canada: I can't find the zebra print pair on the Toms Canada website, but here is a super cute giraffe one. 

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Shades of Blue and Nude Pumps

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Blazer: Target | Blouse: Express
| Jeans: RW&Co | Shoes: Forever 21 (here)
| Purse: Nine West | Earrings: Joe Fresh (similar)

Even though I don't think I can call this outfit "monochromatic" (such words are too intimidating, I feel like I need to do some googling before I know I am using it right), I do like how there is some shade of blue everywhere to give a lengthening effect, and what's better than a pair of nude pumps when it comes to appearing taller?

So about this plaid blazer, I saw it at Target shortly before Christmas last year, and to prove how much I loved it: 1. I was 9 months pregnant and it didn't fit anything like it does now; 2. I bought two (one as a present); 3. I also bought the matching pencil skirt bottom (yet to be worn); 4. Normally I would have to have a few outfit ideas in my head before buying a piece, for this I didn't. 

I had been shopping around quite a bit for a pair of nude pumps, my criteria included a reasonable heel height, a not-too-pointy pointy toe, simple but not too simple, and definitely budget friendly. This pair fit the bill perfectly. If I had unlimited budget (they can get pricey!) and closet space, I'd probably collect them ALL:


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