Today, after grabbing dinner at the mall (the food court has far more choice than my fridge at the moment – don’t judge), I wandered into H&M. After trying on a bunch of items, I bought nothing. Not because I didn’t find anything I liked, but because I don’t NEED anything new & because I made a pact with myself – no more frivolous shopping!
Anyways, while I was handing off the clothes to the change room attendant, a teenage girl was showing off (to her mom) the H&M dress she had on (I am assuming for a holiday formal?). It was the shortest dress ever!!! And her mom ohh-ed and ahh-ed over it!! I just about fell over. My parents would have never let me dress like a streetwalker in high school. Now that I am older, I have a whole new appreciation for the expectations my parents placed on me. “Dress classy” was an important expectation.
Blazer: J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer
T-shirt: Banana Republic
Bracelets & Necklace: Amrita Singh
Clutch: Josette Cacnio (Hamilton-based Canadian designer). I have been carrying this clutch daily. A little obsessed perhaps?
Shoes: Rock & Republic Nika Pumps. It’s hard to tell from the pics, but there are square studs on the toebox. They make me feel like a little bit of a rebel 🙂