Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Now Open

My cousin and her longtime boyfriend have been running their own business out of their home (/planes/trains/automobiles) for years. They recently purchased a warehouse space and converted it into an office and formal home for their business. I say formal, but the space is anything but. Modelled in concept after Google, the space is fun as well as functional (they have nap stations, an espresso machine, and an indoor slide between floors among other things).

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Their grand opening was this past weekend, and I had no idea what to wear. I ended up going with a covered up casual with formal-ish accessories.

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Dress: Seraphine / Jacket: Talula / Purse: vintage (swapped) /
Shoes: Lord & Taylor (thrifted) 

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I knew about the slide in advance of the opening, so flats were the name of the game. These velvet smoking slippers were perfect for a trip down!

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I should have taken another spin, it was a pretty awesome slide. Come to think about it, I should have spent some time of the pinball machines too.

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Pretty awesome night all around!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Birthday Dinner

Not my birthday, my father in law’s birthday. It was a super casual BBQ at their house, but I still felt like breaking out some heels. They’ve been fitting a little snug in the toe box lately, which has me thinking my shoes have been a little on the small side and my feet have relaxed over the last couple months. *gulp*

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Jacket: Talula / Top: Simons / Jeans: Paige (thrifted) /
Shoes: Ivanka Trump / Earrings: Tiffany

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Anywho, trying out a partial front tuck on this blouse. It’s comfy, but the blouse is a little longer in the back than the jacket. Note to self on things to remedy in future attempts.

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Outfit worked for burgers though. *thumbs up*

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Grocery Run

Straight up grocery run with my husband and son. It was a little breezy, so I threw on one of my lighter sweaters.

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Sweater: Loft / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (thrifted) / Shoes: Calvin Klein /
Tote: Chapters / Necklace: J.Crew Factory (swapped)

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These jeans were a just for the heck of it trial at Goodwill. 70’s inspired bell bottoms with front patch pockets that surprisingly worked for me. I feel like I could go for some fringe with these, but I don’t have any at the moment. *shrug*

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Any good thrifting finds lately?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Red Accents

I seem to be having more luck lately with my cool weather outfits than the warm weather ones. I really need to work on my summer wardrobe.

This red cross body was a moderately impromptu purchase. I wanted a red purse, I wanted a cross body, and this one caught my eye and just happened to be marked down. *thumbs up*

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Jacket: Talula / Shirt: Simons / Jeans: Paige / Purse: Street Level /
Shoes: Steve Madden

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Due to the limited number of colour coordinating tops that fit at the moment, I went with the obvious red on red.

Make that red on red on red with the shoes.

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Obvious for the win.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Nearly Nautical

I know this outfit isn’t properly nautical, but the components felt nautical-ish.

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Shirt: Simons / Shorts: J.Crew Factory (swapped) / Shoes: Converse / Bag: Chapters

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Stripes have been associated with the sea for a long time. Apparently the French determined that stripes made it easier to locate sailors who had fallen overboard because they could be readily distinguished from the waves. Who knew?

I’m impressed with how well this shirt has retained its shape given that I was wearing it when I was 9 months pregnant!

These sea horse print shorts were another score from Adina’s clothes swap earlier this year. They’ve now shown up on two blogs, lol. If I had seen them in store, I probably would have passed on them. Having tried them out for free now, I’m kind of enamoured with them. That’s the great thing about clothing swaps, you can try out styles without the risk of wasting your money.

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Having tried on this shape of shorts now, I may try to pick up a couple more pairs a size down on clearance for next year. They’re super comfortable!

I liked the shoes with this outfit in theory, but my feet had other ideas. I added a cushion insert to the shoes a while back, and I tried wearing them with running socks because I was planning to go on a long walk. Between the insert and the socks the shoes were too small in the toe box and pinched before I left the house. I had to swap them out for my regular running shoes. I’m sadly coming to the conclusion that while I like the look of Converse, they really doesn’t do my feet any favours 🙁 They’re summer boat shoes.

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Do you wear anything that’s nautical inspired? Where do you get your shorts from?