Work Wear

Sumer work wear – pencil skirt, lace tee and loafers

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Dress (worn as a top):  SheInside
Skirt:  J.Crew Factory
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Bracelets:  Jacob
Purse:  Banana Republic {old}
Shoes:  Arturo Chiang Beatrixx

I loved the look of this SheInside dress online, however when it arrived, it was WAY to short.  Even my most daring self could not pull off such a short dress (keep in mind I am nearly 6’ tall).  Instead, it has been re-purposed as a top.  The quality is pretty decent for the price (I find SheInside can be hit-or-miss with regards to quality). 

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Work brights

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Silk stripe blouse:  Club Monaco {picked up during a sale in May}
Skirt:  J.Crew Factory long pencil skirt {this color came out last fall, but I waited until it moved to the clearance section & snatched it up during an extra % off sale a few months ago!  Loving the rich yellow color}.  Find the J.Crew retail version here
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa {Cdn link here}
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh
Purse:  Banana Republic {from a few years back}
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire Carmendy {also here and here}

My work-wear has been under-represented on the blog recently, so I made a conscious effort to snap a few photos yesterday morning before heading to work. 

On an unrelated note, I just found out someone else has recently started a personal style blog with the name Laura Wears.  Initially I was a little peeved, but to be honest, I have been contemplating a blog name change for a few months.  Perhaps this is the push I need to actually commit to a new blog name… 

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Slouchy

banana republic slouchy drapey pants preppy casual

j.crew factory addie blue suede loafer

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Jacket:  Aritzia Tulula Exeter Blazer
Shirt:  J.Crew Factory Draped Pocket Tee
Pants:  Banana Republic Luxe Racer Stripe Crop(Cdn link)
Sunglasses:  Aldo (Cdn link – a steal at only $12!)
Clutch:  Gap Leather Flap Clutch  (Cdn link)
Bracelets:  Gorjana (both)
Shoes:  J.Crew Factory Addie

For those in Canada – I hope you had a great Victoria Day long weekend 🙂  I spent most of the weekend either getting the garden ready, or prepping the basement walls for painting.  The latter was especially time-consuming because the previous home owners who did an absolutely TERRIBLE job when painting the basement (I’m talking about dried paint drips on the walls, awful crack-filling that has left us with bumpy walls (wtf?), getting paint on the baseboards, handrails, doors, ceiling, etc…).  I am trying my best to repair their mistakes, which is why the prepping stage has taken so long.
This will be the new paint color (when I finally get around to painting…) – I am hoping it will be an upgrade form the current mustard yellow walls (I normally like mustard yellow, but it’s just not working in our basement…).

Spring Colors…

Club Monaco blazer SheInside leaf print top

Gap light blue khaki tuxedo blazer

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Blazer:  Club Monaco
Shirt:  SheInside leaf print blouse (also seen here)
Pants:  Gap Skinny mini skimmer khakis (I am in love with the gorgeous light blue color)
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory {old – nearly identical here and here}
Bracelet:  c/o INPINK
Clutch:  Le Chateau
Shoes:  Pour la Victorie Carmendy (also available here)

I hope you have a wonderful long weekend.  The dogs and I will be (hopefully) spending some quality time outside getting the gardens ready for planting 🙂 

Lately…

Two quick snap shots from otherwise failed photoshoots…

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Coat:  Thrifted (I have been on the look-out for a nice tweed jacket for quite some time – similar here and here)
Shirt:  J.Crew Factory draped pocket tee
Pants:  J.Crew Factory Gigi pants (mini review – are exactly the same as the J.Crew Pixie pants with the exception of the zipper placement.  A much more cost effective option!)
Bangles:  Jacob {old}

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Jacket:  J.Crew Hacking blazer
Lace Shirt:  Moon apparel (similar here and here)
Pants:  Joe Fresh