Posts Tagged With: transitional dressing

Cool Cargo

Sometimes I start an outfit with an inspiration. For my farmer’s market shopping this Sunday, I was inspired by this Ralph Lauren ad.

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This ad really captured my imagination: air-dried tousled hair, army green jacket, white shirt, long pendant necklace and aviators.

My version:

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It was a cool Sunday in Southern Ontario, perfect for visiting farmers’ markets and enjoying local fruits and vegetables, which is a real treat in my part of the world.

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I air-dried my hair with a product called “Curl Up”.

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Shirt: Joe Fresh

Shorts: Wal-Mart

Jacket: Zara

Necklace: Forever 21

Shoes: Aldo

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Here Comes the Sun. Kicking and Screaming and Not at all Willing.

Readers, I think you know that I get very attached to some fashion items when I see them in store. Shoes, for example. Let’s just say one was looking for black stilettos  and came across a pair that worked and was at a good price point. Let us imagine that shortly after, another pair of stilettos was spotted, and that this second pair just had something that nice, cute, affordable pair did not have. And also were way, way out of a reasonable price range. That, of course, is the pair I would deem the perfect pair of black stilettos.

And so.

My romance with this vest was sort of like an arranged marriage.  I was not present for the initial meeting with it.  When my mom described the perfect suitor  to me after her visit to the mall in March, I knew it was true love.  The forever kind.  Handsome.  Sleek.  Avante-garde. But like any romance, there were obstacles:  I was broke.  I couldn’t get to the mall.  I knew another girl would snap up this dreamboat in a flash! I cried. Desperately, I enlisted the help of all of my family to seal the deal.

At last, I brought my true love home.

It’s a love story, baby just say yes

It is cold where I am. Cold! I’ve been just waiting for a chance to start wearing spring clothing.

Okay, I’ve been wearing it anyway.

If Spring won’t come to me, then I will come to it. Dressed for it. Insistent. Whether Spring likes it or not.

Yes, this is what fashion does to me. I blame Vogue— I’m seeing all these spring trends and spring clothing and I can’t wait to wear it.

Today I went for All You Can Eat Sushi with a friend at a place called Sushi Kui in the St. Andrew’s Plaza in Aurora, north of Toronto. Since I’ve been waiting for a day appropriate to wear this vest, I took the opportunity today. Sushi Kui was rumoured among area sushi lovers to be the best sushi in the area, so we had to find out for ourselves. It was so good, we both gorged ourselves!

Just a fraction of the amount of sushi we ate, but I was so focused on eating that I forgot to get a picture of the whole meal!

White leather vests and jackets are a huge trend for spring–preferably biker style.

What I wore to go for lunch:

    • White leatherette vest – H&M
    • Red and white striped shirt – Forever XXI
    • Red jeans – Hollister
    • Combat boots – Bare traps
    • Shark tooth necklace – Forever XXI
    • Leatherette bag – Aldo

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Spring Classics for Transitional Weather

Every spring, the red, white and navy of nautical style reappears in the world of fashion just as surely as daffodils reappear in the garden.  This year, another trend amps up the look: bold stripes.  The stripey trend is all over the fashion bibles, in bold black and white including vertical stripes on both loose-flowing pants and skinny jeans.  At the same time, navy and white or off-white vertical striped pants are a casual version of the trend that blends perfectly with nautical style.

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I combined my new navy-striped jeans with this navy nautical shirt from Joe Fresh for this look to wear to the mall with my friend.

A well-known advantage of vertical stripes is that they give the illusion of being slimmer, so wearing them on your bottom half is good for almost everybody!

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Photo from my recent photoshoot with Michael Ho. Kindly do not reproduce this photo without consent of the photographer.

On this warm, late winter day, with snow melting and sun shining, this outfit made me feel like spring is really coming!

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So where is my red?

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All classic and no glitz would make for a dull outfit.

All classic and no glitz would make for a dull outfit.

In keeping with the idea of lines and shapes, I added this geometric bracelet.

Pants: Forever XII (it’s true!)

Top: Joe Fresh

Jacket: Joe Fresh

Scarf: Sentaler

Bracelet: Forever XXI

Shoes: Aldo

Nail Polish: Essie “5th Avenue”

Spring:  Can you wait?  What’s your favourite way to “get the feeling” at this time of year?

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