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My new favorite stripe ponte dress

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Dress:  Banana Republic chevron striped ponte dress {quite possibly my new favorite spring/summer dress – similar}
Necklace:  Osolee ‘Marilyn’
Bracelets:  Thrfited goldtone bangles, Club Monaco leather wrap bracelet, Jacob white leather bangles
Belt:  Winners
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange
Clutch:  not sure, bought in Poland in 2011
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire ‘Vanna’

SHOP THE LOOK

I’m leaving on a jet-plane…

I decided to take some snap shots of my airplane attire.  It’s not fancy, but it sure is comfortable…

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T-shirt: Gap
Zippered Sweat Shirt: Abercrombie & Fitch
Coat: Nike
Pants: Lululemon
Scarf: Zellers
Sandals: Birkenstock
Sunglasses: Armani Exchange
Luggage/Purses: Liz & co., Winners, Tommy Hilfiger, Samsonite

I am not a great flier…  Not that I am a terrible flier, but I have been stressing out over this trans-Atlantic flight for a few weeks now.  I have such negative thoughts.  Generally they involve the plane crashing.  Ergo, the stress and worry.  Lots of fun…

Blazer and a T-shirt

I wanted to wear a jacket today because it wasn’t supposed to warm up too much.  I decided to dress-down the blazer with a t-shirt for a nice contrast of formal and casual.  I think the ombre pattern adds some much-needed interest.

Blazer: Suzy Shier
T-shirt: Banana Republic
Dress pants: Andy The-Anh (purchased through Beyond the Rack)
Heels: David Dixon for Town Shoes

While writing this post, I realized this is one of my more “Canadian” outfits.  Both Andy The-Anh and David Dixon are Canadian designers.  Unfortunately, it seems that Andy The-Anh’s financial backers pulled out in Dec 2010, and the future of the eponymous line seems unresolved. 
I wear these David Dixon for Town Shoes heels quite often.  They are quite comfortable and their neutral colour goes with most outfits.

Monday, Stress, and (casual?) Workwear

Jacket: Ricki’s

Silk Tank: Walter
Pants: London Jean (Victoria’s Secret)
Scarves: Tristan
Bag: Winner’s
Shoes: Feet First

My hair bothered me to no end today.  Eventually I took out my standard bun and threw it up into a messy ends-tucked-in ponytail.  It has looked better…

Purely by coincidence did I capture the rainbow in my pics tonight.  For a short moment, I actually forget about today’s stresses (a VERY short moment).

A Casual, Grateful Saturday

This morning my Kevin and I went to Canadian Tire to pick up some parts for my car.  Kevin, in about 30 seconds, threw on shorts and a t-shirt and was ready to go.  I took a little longer.  Apparently, some people think a trip to Canadian Tire doesn’t warrant make-up.  I disagree.

T-shirt: Gap
Jeans: London Jean (Victoria’s Secret)
Shoes: Cole Haan ‘Air Delfina’
Sunglasses: Armani Exchange
Purse: Vintage (was my grandmother’s)
Ring: Amrita Singh

As for being grateful, today Kevin fixed the struts on my car.  It wasn’t a small job, but it made all the difference in the world driving-wise.  No more terrible noises when I hit bumps.