‘Winterizing’ that cute lace tank I found on the sale rack at H&M for $5.00…remember? When the weather takes a turn for the worst, layering is the key to making your summer wardrobe ‘werk’ for you. My two ‘go to’ pieces for layering a look are: A basic black turtleneck and some sort of vest. When styling up a light summer piece, think about adding a layer underneath and a layer on top to start and see where that takes you. Doing this adds texture and dimension to the look.
(Tank – H&M; Turtleneck, Boots – Zara; Vest – Winners; Velvet pants – Value Village; Hat – H&M; Purse – Goodwill; Necklace – F21)
Happy Monday Juicettes!
As I scarf down our leftover Halloween candy for my breakfast dessert…that’s a thing right?…wait, maybe it’s lunch dessert…I have been up since 4:00a.m with a sickly, teething baby; and it’s 9:00a.m. now, so lunch (dessert) feels about right. I digress. Where was I? Yes, I was about to cleverly link my gluttonous state of mind with the below Menswear inspired pantaloons…ha! Who am I kidding? One could barely toast a slice of bread with the amount of brainpower I have right now. I’ll just quit while I am somewhat ahead…and leave you with this…
A thrifted fav.
Happy Halloween from my fam to yours!
Costume from Goodwill – $2.00!
V,E and R
I’m feeling track pants and heels lately and I am not talking about those pretty track pants you can get from Zara or H&M. I’m talking ’bout track pants of the ‘after work’ variety. The ones you wear when you want to let it all hang out. Yup, those ones! Throw on a pair of heels and poof…yer ready to hit the town. Would you?
(photo sources: Tommy Ton, Pinterest, Karla’s Closet, UK Daily Mail)
Feeling that French Fashion Editor vibe today in my dress…sans cigarette. Mixing up textures: Chambray, Velvet, and Gabardine to name a few! And what the what…black and navy?? Zut Alors! The French make it look so easy!
I thrifted this navy velvet blazer at the Goodwill a few weeks ago and am very happy with it! It could do with a bit of tailoring but i’ll live with it for now. I am hopefully going to take an alterations course next month which I am very excited about! I have always wanted to be able to tailor my own clothes, especially some of the ones I have thrifted.
Really loving block heel boots for the Fall. Splurged on these ones a few months ago. They are from Zara…..I have to say, Zara footwear is killing it this season!
(Blazer, Purse, Belt, Trousers – Goodwill; Chambray Shirt – H&M; Necklace – Target; Shades – Common Sort; Booties – Zara)
I’d like to introduce a new segment on the blog entitled, ‘The People in My Neighbourhood.’ Every week I will be sharing my random encounters with…here we go, sing it! “The people that I meet…when I am walking down the street…With the people that I meet…each daaaaaaay.” Yup! The goal of this segment is to elicit some thought provoking discussions about: People. That’s right! The good, the bad, and the ugly, we’ll discuss it all…talk show style. So let’s begin!
Note that the subtitle of this post is The People in My Neighbourhood ‘colon’ Nuts! Allow me to extrapolate. Being a busy Mom leaves very little time for basic human needs such as showering, shaving, combing one’s hair, and eating to name a few. Often times I find myself ramming something down my throat as I rush out the door or upstairs to prevent the next nuclear meltdown of nap-time proportions. Like today, for example, I threw a handful of nuts into my mouth, bundled Rooney up in the stroller, and headed to Starbucks for a coffee. As I approached the cash I noticed a new face behind the counter. This young lady was gushing over the customer in front of me and her baby. She was oohing and awwing over the babe…it really was extremely sweet. When she was finished serenading the icy Bloor West Mom and her Darling Daughter, she turned to me with a big smile and said, “Good morning! What can I get you?”. I smiled back and said, “Morning! Yes, I would like a tall, decaf Americano.” “Great” she said. Then, looking at me intently, she subtly motioned her fingers to her mouth and whispered, “Oh, you have something in your teeth.” *Cue sad trombone…Wah wah wah wahhhhhhhh.* “Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for telling me!” I retorted, trying my best to maintain some semblance of cool. “Of course, she replied, You just gotta let someone know something like that!” “It must have been those nuts I ate”, I said sheepishly. “It was totally the nuts!” she exclaimed! I chuckled to myself thinking, I love this girl. Not only did she TELL me that I had a big ‘ol chunk of nut jammed up in my incisor, she did it in such a way that I didn’t feel awkward or embarrassed. How infuriating is it when you look at your ‘sitch’ in the mirror and find poppy seed city under construction in your mouth only after a two hour conversation with a friend or colleague. I mean really!!!! Come on people!! That’s just wrong! Why do people do this?? What are we so afraid of? So my question to you Juicettes is this, “would you tell someone that they were sporting a hanger on from meals past? Or would you let sleeping herbs lie?
Look Ma no Nuts!
Ugh! It’s Monday all ready! Where the heck did the week-end go? My problem is that I ram way to much into a week-end and end up exhausted from it all. Before I know it, I am waking up on Monday morning wondering why it feels like I was hit by a Mack Truck (yes, a Mack Truck – and no they did not sponsor this post…lol) I digress.
I can’t complain though, all in all we had a productive week-end. I was able to scratch a few things off my ‘to do’ list, one of them being…blog photos. Difficult to do ‘sans mojo’…might I add. Oh yeah, did I mention that I’ve lost my mojo? I misplaced it a few weeks ago, somewhere between the 4:00a.m. night feeds, the thinning/falling out hair, and the dark circles under my eyes. Yeah, it’s not pretty…but it’s real and I refuse to paint a perfect picture like some damn Glitter Girl…(no offence GG’s…love ya!) Don’t misunderstand me, I love being a Mom, but I also love being Victoria, and striking the perfect balance is an ongoing struggle. Any Mom’s out there feeling me?
Yikes! Sorry if that was weird, and depressing….time to channel that stern British upbringing and end this little pity party. Gulp….emotions swallowed….check! Right…sorted, now let’s get down to business. This is my actual Mom style. My go to uniform for playdates, mommy groups, and trips to the grocery store and/or the park is: a chunky knit, oversized vest, some sort of slim pant and boots…..oh and let’s not forget those full coverage shades.
(Knit Sweater & Purse – Goodwill; Denim Vest – Trade Program at Common Sort; Pants & Boots – Guess (old); Shades – Common Sort; Claw Necklace – House of Harlow; Statement Necklace – Target)
Thanks for reading!
Really feeling Menswear this Fall. Strangely enough I feel more feminine in boyish cuts and sharp tailoring than in a little black dress. Love that relaxed, confident stride that suddenly appears when I rock a pair of mens trousers and an oxford blouse. Throw on a pair of suspenders and watch out! Here are some inspiring ways to wear your braces!
photo by Tommy Ton
Photo by Tommy Tonphoto from the blog Where Did You Get That
Have a great week-end!
Guess what? H&M is having a *Mad Sale*…..Yes, yes! An additional 25% off all sale items!! What’s a girl to do? SHOP!!!! You know how I loves me a good rummage! Since I am on a bit of a ‘budg’……translation: spending lockdown, I narrowed down my purchase to three must have items.
1) The rich red tapestry pant, reminiscent of this suit that pranced down the Fall RTW runway at Moschino. (Lurve!)
2) A dip dyed version of the shitty grey sweatshirt, which continues to be a huge trend for the season. I found this in the Men’s section for next to nothing….remember my tip! Always check out the Men’s Department!
3) A delicate boho lace tank which I feel I can winterize with some clever layering and accessories (stay tuned)
Would you believe I only paid $37 and change for these three items? …..And they don’t look overly ‘H&M-ey’….(yes, I made up an adjective) I digress.
Any readers from Toronto out there? Vic (that’s me) has a shopping tip for ya’ll! The H&M in Dufferin Mall is a great location to shop because it is tidy, well merchandised, there is an excellent children’s department and a super-sized fitting room for an obnoxious stroller….(if you happen to have one like me.) The fitting room staff are also friendly and accommodating which I find rare at an H&M.
Happy Hump Day!
Enjoying the last days of summer in my flowing floral dress….guess what, it’s thrifted! Surprise, surprise! I love pieces that can be layered up and worn when the weather gets chilly, but also work when the warm sun is a shining!
(Dress, Denim Vest, Booties – Value Village; Purse, Goodwill; Necklace – F21; Belt – Club Monaco; Hat – Aldo)