Summer Dressing

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Hot weather is not my friend. I don’t hate hot Summer days and honestly really enjoy sunny weather, but I really don’t like being in the heat – if that makes any sense. Since I like to layer pieces on top of one another with most of my outfits, hot Summer days don’t give me much to work with in the layering department.  I always just feel like my outfits are mediocre because it was too hot to layer a jacket or top over something – you feel me?  Anyways, when I found this dress I felt like my style prayers had been answered.  This blue and striped maxi dress is both versatile and looks great as a stand alone piece which means layering is an after thought and totally not necessary.  Most times, I’ll accessorize like I’ve done here, with a silver choker and longer chain. Depending on where I’m going, the shoes will change, but these Louboutin sandals have been a favourite of mine for everyday.
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The Growing Pains of Growing Up

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There are always times in my life when I feel like being an adult isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.  These photos and this post is the perfect example.  I was in New York at the beginning of July and it’s taken me over a month to get these photos up.  Between dealing with an eye condition, trying to find a new apartment and balancing an on again/off again relationship with my bed, “free time” isn’t something I find myself having.  This isn’t meant as a complaint, just putting it out there in case anyone else is feeling over whelmed in the responsibility that’s called being a grown up.  You’re not alone!!  This trip to New York was such a mind clearing vacation and I was so lucky to be able to explore this city with my best friend.  With that being said, I’m also so happy I was able to squeeze some time in to post these photos and start making whatever time I can for myself again.  These pants, as shown in a (previous post) are literally the easiest to pair with anything and for a day roaming around Central Park, made the most sense.  Anyways, I’m off to go see two more apartments and will hopefully be able to say I’ve found one by the end of today.  Wish me luck! x

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top: Dynamite (use to be a dress, cut it into a crop top) // pants: H&M // denim jacket: H&M // sunglasses: Aldo // sandals: Christian Louboutin (style: Bikee Bikee Flat)

photos by: Calyssa Pickles http://foxglovephoto.com/

The Perfect White T-Shirt

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A couple months back, I found myself in a frenzy looking for a top to go with this skirt – a task more daunting than it seems.  I had an event to go to and for some reason, my mind was made up in wearing this skirt.  I can’t be alone in feeling that you never find what you’re looking for when you have something specific in mind.  Everything I tried on was either too cropped, had too much volume, wrong fabric..you get the picture.  A woman on a mission, I took a second lap around the mall and walked into Aritzia, which admittedly is not a store I visit often, but it lead me to find the perfect white t-shirt. I know, I know, it’s literally just a plain white t-shirt with no pockets or significant detailing but it’s the cut that sold me.  There’s an elastic on the bottom!!  Which clearly,  makes it the best cropped top (EVER) to pair with any high waisted skirt or pant.  What I love most is that it gives you that “tucked in” look without the bulk.  I’ve found it to be such a versatile piece and reach for it on a weekly, sometimes daily basis.  Not only does that mean I’ve become extremely familiar with hand washing my whites but I’ve also debated going back to see if it comes in any other colours.  I’m about to be super boring, but I feel like this could also be great in black..yes? x

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shirt: Wilfred // shoes: Christian Louboutin // necklace: Aldo

photos taken by: Calyssa Pickles [http://foxglovephoto.com/]

Making Wide Leg Pants Work

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Always wanting to rock wide leg pants, I had slight hesitation, worrying the proportions would be strange.  I guess this is a good lesson on why it’s important to try things on, because these pants actually make my legs look longer and are honestly the easiest thing to throw on when in a rush but still need to appear put together.  They’re basically a glorified fancy pajama pant, if you will.  Most times, these type of pants are paired with cropped tops, which made me want to try styling them differently and make this look more “work appropriate.”  And if you don’t have to deal with dress codes, I’m envious.  Anyways, this plain grey t-shirt tucked in seemed like a great start and instead of layering with a necklace, I opted for this neck tie (which is actually just the tie from a black trench coat I have).  When I’m not wearing heels, you can usually find me in these sneakers so they were an obvious choice and I really liked how they looked underneath the pants.  Since wearing this, I’ve experimented with different tops combinations and these pants have easily become something I’ll reach for all Summer long. I just got back from New York, where I wore these pants two separate days with different tops so stay tuned to see other ways I styled them.  I’ll be sharing everything we shot within the next couple of weeks, I’m so excited~~ xx

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t-shirt: GAP // jacket: H&M // pants: ZARA // shoes: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN // neck tie: (not sure to be honest, it’s the tie from a black trench coat I have)

photos by: Calyssa Pickles // http://foxglovephoto.com