J.Crew factory

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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Oh Canada!

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As someone who doesn’t particularly like wearing the color red (I think it makes my face look too flush), I am always perplexed about what to wear on Canada Day (July 1).  This year I opted for a white dress with a reddish purse & I am quite happy with the results 🙂 

Dress:  J.Crew eyelet shirtdress {on sale!}
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory {old – nearly identical here and here}
Bracelets:  Gorjana leather wrap; thrifted branch-like bangles {similar}
Sunglasses;  Aldo Agrayssa {Cdn link here}
Purse:  Lauren Merkin Louise Raffia Clutch {Cdn link here}  {Also available at Amazon…on sale too!}
Shoes:  J.Crew metallic suede Cleo loafers {also on sale!}

Lately…

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I sprained my ankle playing softball on Saturday (stepped on the 3rd baseman’s foot while running). Once the swelling goes down, my athletic therapist will be able to better grade the severity of the sprain (although she has already commented on how amazingly bad it looks).

I have never needed crutches before, so my learning curve has been huge.  I have quickly figured out that pockets and a backpack are requirements & I am slowly getting more coordinated.  If you have any tips or tricks to share, I would love to hear them!

I snapped this pic on my way to work on Wednesday (purposely keeping my injured foot out of the shot).  The shorts are from Club Monaco (picked them up during an extra 50% off sale).  The blouse is from J.Crew Factory, the sweater is from Zellers, the coat is Nike (very similar), and the shoes are from SoftMoc.  And…the crutches are from the 80’s…they were my dads 🙂  He dug them out of the basement when I got back from the hospital.   Everyone seems amused that I have wood crutches.  It’s the oddest thing…

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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Sunset

White outfit lace midi skirt

Shirt:  J.Crew Factory Draped Pocket Tee
Skirt:  SheInside Hollow Lace Skirt {I think I am going to fix the lining – after seeing these photos, I am not sure I love the partially-lined look.  Similar style here}
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa  {Cdn link here}
Bracelets:  Gorjana Knox bracelet; Jacob bangles
Clutch:  Ivanka Trump {it’s actually called a “travel organizer”}
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire Vanna {I have had these sandals for 4 or 5 years now, and they are still one of my favorites!}

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…).

Lime green

gap luxlight lime neon green sweater

neon green sweater and black pants

j.crew pixie in leather tuxedo stripe

j.crew factory pendant trio fan necklace

Sweater:  Gap Luxlight V-neck sweater (Cdn link here)
Pants:  J.Crew Pixie pants in tuxedo stripe
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory (nearly identical version here)
Bracelet:  Banana Republic knot bracelet
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa green tint glasses (Cdn link here)
Clutch:  vintage
Shoes:  J.Crew Factory Classic ballet flats (take an extra 30% off with code SALE30 – ends May 14)

A casual look for a casual Friday 🙂  Hope you have a great weekend!