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Fall Office Wear

October 16, 2017

Any excuse to wear trousers!

One element of creative entrepreneurship that I struggle with is the lack of coworkers.  As in, I don’t have any LOL.  I really do miss the motivation of getting dressed up, in a small way, for other people.  The excitement each morning of seeing what everyone else chose to wear that day.  Oh, and the conversation, I miss that too.  Of course, I do still get this every once in a while at meetings, but truthfully, I rarely have any reason to ever sport heels of any kind.  I really do feel lucky that I’m able to follow my dreams and create my schedule, but dammit, sometimes I really just want a good reason to be business casual!  So, I hope you’re cool with it, but I’m pretending that you guys are my coworkers today.  I specifically wore trousers and kitten heels for the occasion!

I’m actually trying to get myself back into tailored trousers as an alternative to my daily denim. I really love how these ones fall away from the leg and are cropped at the ankle. I think I want a similar pair in classic black.  If you’ve seen any good ones around lately, let me know!  I decided to pair these pants with a half tucked short sleeve blouse and then threw a cardi coat on top for warmth.  It has been 6 years since I’ve worked in a real office, but I still remember how temperatures at the desk can vary.

See how I’ve previously styled these mustard trousers in this post.

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ASOS Farleigh Mom Jeans

October 6, 2017

I bought jeans online and lived to tell the tale.

Pairs of the Farleigh Mom Jeans have been on my ASOS wishlist for months.  I first saw them on Sydney and they suit her so well, I felt like I might have to have them as well.  Our vast difference is size was a deterrent, but I did some research online and decided to finally put them in the cart and checked the hell out.  We all know I love a good mom jean!

I do like the jeans.  They’re tight in a breathable, but sucks-everything-in kind of way.  They especially hug the behind and lift in all the right places.  The wash is great, the high waist is exactly how I like it and despite my indecisiveness when it came to size (I am anywhere from a 29-31 depending on the denim), the 30×32 seem like the right choice.  The quality is a bit of a disappointment.  At $65, they don’t seem to break the bank, but I was slammed with customs charges on this entire order and basically could have got another pair of jeans for the amount of extra money I paid.  Look at the knees, they’re completely bagged out after just two wears!

Even at that original price, these jeans also arrived with a snag on the back that literally seem like they will inevitably just split on me one day.  Which, is like denim Russian roulette.  I kind of like the slight danger of it all, but don’t actually want to have to deal with the embarrassment that comes along with completely splitting your pants across the derriere.

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Updating A Classic Combo

October 3, 2017

Taking a striped tee, denim, and a trench coat into Fall 2017!

Getting a lot of wear out of clothing is more important to me than ever.  I am STILL in the midst of streamlining and cutting down my wardrobe, and let me tell you, this process is incredibly eye opening. I have far too many pieces that shouldn’t have been purchased in the first place.  At this point in my life, I’m finally getting a grasp of what I actually get the most wear out of and coming to terms with the fact that comfort plays a major role in that.

I wanted to create a look with some older timeless pieces and update them with a couple trends.  The starting point was a striped long sleeve t-shirt, skinny jeans, and my classic trench coat.  I always like to rock a trench as much as possible in the spring and autumn, because there’s such a small window of time for it!  Added a matching black cross body bag and my Daniel Wellington watch, but wanted to add a little pop of colour as well.

I’d picked up these orangey-red mules in Bellevue a few weekends ago and am so happy I did!  They’re a great shoe for this seasonal transition and who doesn’t love a good slider?  The ultimate footwear choice for running out the door!  It happened to be raining on and off on this particular day, so I also opted for a hat.  This Baker Boy cap is absolutely my new favourite!  It goes with so much and is a welcome change from my fedoras.  I still love my large brim hats, but it’s great to mix it up!

How do you like to remix your fall staples?  Would love to know in the comments below!  Or not, that’s cool too 😉

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First Day Of Fall

September 22, 2017

Ohmygod, fall is, like, my favourite season.

I love this time of year and I legit don’t care how basic that makes me.  At this point in my life, I’m at peace with my basic tendencies.  Not only is this the official kickoff of my favourite season, but it was on this day, 4 years ago, that Adam proposed!  And though Adam planned a simple and lovely proposal, I am a hundred percent sure the fact that it was also the first day of fall was a coincidence.  I mean bless, but there’s no way he planned that out, the universe was just gifting him with that one!

In my autumn spending spree, I found this gorgeous golden brown chunky knit sweater at Aritzia.  It’s really comfortable and I love how the cut of it makes tucking it into jeans an option, which I never really thought I’d have the ability to do.  Miracles can happen, people, you just need the right sweater and mom jeans!  I thought I had dressing for the weather figured out with a warm sweater and cool sandals, but jokes on me because the weather is all over the place and I ended up majorly overheating in this.  I think this outfit would have been a perfect ‘fall transition’ combo if I’d layered a t-shirt underneath.  That way, when the sun came out, I could have ditched the sweater and been a LOT more comfortable!  As Alanis said, you live, you learn.

Happy Friday, you crazy kids!

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