‘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)
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)
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)
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Keeping it simple today in my thrifted men’s Ralph Lauren khakis and a basic tee. Bright tangerine accessories dress up the look and a pop of green on my tender tootsies add an unexpected twist. I could also dress this down with a subtle gold necklace, no belt, white converse all stars and aviator sunglasses. Brunch with friends or a casual walk in the park – a pair of classic khakis are a must in any gals wardrobe!
(Khakis – Goodwill; T-shirt – Joe Fresh; Necklace – Northern Reflections; Belt – H&M; Bracelet – Value Village; Sunglasses – Le Chateau; Shoes – Aldo for less; Lips – Mac Morrange)
Happy Canada Day! Ed and I decided to pack a picnic and head on over to the beach yesterday. The weather was absolutely gorgeous! Perfect for catching a few rays and frolicking about in the sand. I decided to rock a 50’s inspired look with my new Joe Fresh bikini, thrifted gingham shirt, and white high waisted cut offs.
We packed a healthy dinner and piled it into this ultra cool ‘thrifted‘ picnic basket (or should I say picnic suitcase) and boogied on over to the beach!
Honestly….how cool is this?
I found it for $5.99 at the Goodwill in Parkdale .
Affectionately dubbed (by moi) the Ghetto Goodwill!
It truly is a hidden gem full of fabulous ‘thrifted‘ surprises!
I love long week-ends!
(Gingham top, High-Waisted cut offs – Value Village; Bikini – Joe Fresh; Picnic Suitcase – Goodwill; Sunnies – Black Market; Ed – Gingham Top and White Shirt – H&M)