Weekend dress

Laura Wears... casual weekend style featuring J.Crew Draped Keyhole Dress and back-zip sandals

Laura Wears... white straw fedora, navy dress, beige sandals

Laura Wears ... J.Crew Draped Keyhole Dress and back-zip sandals

Laura Wears ... white straw fedora

Laura Wears... J.Crew navy dress and beige sandals

Laura Wears... J.Crew Draped Keyhole Dress and back-zip sandals

Happy Saturday!
I stalked this J.Crew dress online for quite awhile. When it finally came on sale, I quickly snatched it up.  Not only has it been in heavy rotation as part of my work wardrobe, but it can easily be worn for more casual pursuits.  It’s one of those great flexible pieces that can be dressed up or dressed down.  Definitely a worthwhile purchase. 
In an effort to simply my wardrobe, I have recently been on the lookout for items that can pull double-duty.  I would love to hear about your favorite high-rotation purchases 🙂

Dress:  J.Crew Collection Draped Keyhole Dress {take 40% off the sale price with code SHOPMORE – ends July 13}
Hat:  Pamoa
Sunglasses:  Aldo {Cdn link here}
Bracelets:  Jacob
Purse:  Banana Republic {an oldie but a goodie!}
Sandals:  J.Crew Back-Zip Sandals {take 40% off the sale price with code SHOPMORE – ends July 13}

Banana Republic Riviera blouse and trouser jeans

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Not the greatest photos today… It was cold.  And windy.  Where is the mild spring weather?!?!?

Blouse:  Banana Republic Floral Riviera Blouse
Pants:  ADAM wide leg jeans
Necklace:  Amrita Singh
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh
Hat:  Pamoa
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Purse:  Vieta (similar)
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini ‘Karissa’


Sweater:  Pure by Alfred Sung (bought at Zellers on the weekend)
Pants:  J.Crew Cafe Capri in wool
Hat:  Pamoa
Necklace:  Z Designs
Bracelets:  Osolee ‘Savannah’ and thrifted bangles
Clutch:  Josette Cacnio
Heels:  a bargain shoe store steal…

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Casual Friday

Blouse:  Maison Scotch, Thrifted  {a very similar MS shirt}
Pants:  Yoga Jean by Second Denim Co.|
Hat:  Pamoa
Sunglases:  Armani Exchange
Double wrap bracelet (above):  Thrifted
White bangles:  Jacob
Gold bangles:  Amrita Singh ‘Allie’
Purse:  Pour La Victorie ‘Haven’  {similar PLV bag}
Shoes:  Jean-Michel Cazabat ‘Ozara’

Work casual


Beautiful quote of the day:
When asked how they managed to stay together for 65 years,
the woman replied,
“We were born in a time where if something was broke, you fixed it…
not throw it away.”




Top:  Jules & James for Zellers {$3.50 at the Zellers summer clearance this past weekend!  Needless to say, I picked up a few other colours}
Pants:  Jacob {old} 
Hat:  Pamoa  {loving this style!} 
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Necklace:  Osolee ‘Marilyn’ Bib Necklace
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh ‘Allie’ Bangles
Small black purse:  Osolee {featured on the Facebook page.  Not yet on the website, available only by calling the hotline}
Large beige purse:  Pour la Victoire ‘Haven’ 
Shoes:  Kenneth Cole New York ‘Why Knot’ {last summer}



Yesterday, as I was lying in bed with a headache/earache combo, updated all my post tags (check out the new ‘Favorite Outfits’ and ‘Recipes’ categories at the top of the page!).  Ironically enough, I am approaching my one-year blog anniversary, so it was oddly appropriate that I ended up going through all my posts.  It was interesting to see how the blog has grown in the last year – for instance, my photo-taking and posing skills have improved, and I think my most recent outfits have been my best thus far, however I was surprised to see how many “meh” outfits I have posted over the last year.  On one hand, it is a real reflection of what I wear, but on the other hand I think I can do better.  So my goals going into my second year of blogging is to 1) try to reduce the number of “meh” (professional description!) outfits, and 2) post regularly (4-5 times per week).

Dress:  Banana Republic {last summer}  (similar)
Hat:  Pamoa  (nearly identical)
Scarf:  Osolee
Bracelets:  Osolee  {top bracelet (Zoe), middle bracelet, bottom bracelet – hands down, my three favorite bracelets!}
Clutch:  Vieta
Heels:  Pour la Victoire ‘Vanna’ Sandals

I was having some photo problems yesterday (kept cutting off my head!) so I decided to re-do some of the shots (note the brightness differences – annoying).