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




Lace tee:  Moon – bought at The Bay (similar)
Pants:  BB Dakota
Scarf:  Drugstore find
Bracelets:  Osolee Savannah (leather and chain wrap); thrifted (gold branch bracelets)
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Purse:  Josette Cacnio
Shoes:  Sam Edelman Portney

A quick and easy look for a busy day…


Work + heat

With this recent heat wave, I have been struggling to put together summery work outfits that are also office-appropriate.  Since I constantly move between air conditioned and non-air conditioned environments, layers are a definite must.  However, I should point out I can only get away with shorts at work on certain occasions…they are definitely not an everyday thing 🙂

Lace shirt:  Moon {bought at The Bay}  (similar)
Blazer:  Banana Republic One-Button Blazer
Shorts:  Old Navy {bought last fall}  (similar)
Necklace:  Z Designs hammered crescent necklace
Bracelet:  Z Designs leather and metal bracelet
Purse:  Vintage 
Heels:  Jessica Simpson {old}  (similar)

Can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

I decided to start this post with a detail shot – hopefully it softens the visual insult of more overexposed outfit photos.  Apparently I just don’t learn.

Blouse:  Moon (@ The Bay) (or similar)
Pants:  J.Crew Cafe Capri (or similar) {yes, I have them in 3 colours – love love love}
Necklace:  Amrita Singh (similar)
Bracelet:  Lulu’s (similar)
Glassed:  Armani Exchange (similar)
Purse:  Vintage {from my grandmother!} (similar)
Sandals:  Pour la Victoire Vanna (or here) {is PLV re-branding themselves as just La Victoire?}

After the rain

In between rain storms I went to visit a friend.  Smartest colour decision ever, given the weather?  No.  But fortunately I didn’t end up getting stuck in the rain.  It could have been bad.

Lace Top:  Moon (bought at The Bay) (or similar)
Jeans:  London Jean, Victoria’s Secret (similar)
Necklaces: both Amrita Singh (similar and similar)
Bracelet:  Lulu’s (similar)
Glasses:  Armani Exchange (very similar)
Purse:  Steve Madden Berkeley tote (similar)
Shoes:  Calvin Klein ‘Sandrie’ Loafers