I celebrated my country for two days, wearing this outfit at home on Canada's 147th birthday (Canada is 100 years older than I am) and the one below it for running around to appointments and paying bills and grocery shopping. It was a tiring day. After two days of patriotism I retire the maple leaves until this time next year.
This next outfit is rather full on California boho which I hesitate to do for fear of looking a bit like I'm in costume, but damn it I rather like the look. Besides, the tank and boots match! I would instinctively have paired sandals with this outfit only I am suffering from a hideous razor rash on my shins and couldn't stand to show that off. I don't often wear orange though I really like this particular shade of dark pumpkin. When I stray from my typical Winter palette I sometimes dip into the darker Autumn colours, wearing teal blues, red-violets and dabbling in touches of deep dark orange or yellow ochre. Pairing the warmer colours with navy often helps to make them more flattering. I'm playing around with gold jewelry too. I usually wear silver as gold sort of disappears on me. This locket is a family heirloom and I have hair from my son's first haircut inside it-a strawberry blonde curl nearly the same colour as the locket.
As much as I loved this outfit, I didn't go out in it. With the shoulders constantly slipping off, giving a sexier vibe than I intended, and the fully visible boots making me feel a bit too boho-obvious, I changed it a little before meeting my friend Sheila for our coffee and writer's club.
I guess I changed it a lot actually.
Being a stylist and model extraordinaire is quite tiring but I persevered so I could share with you some of my thrift shop scores of the day. I bought books of course, but also a few items of clothing. The first is totally out of season, but I fell in love with this red jacket and scarf. The jacket is a corduroy and velour combination. You may have noticed I love soft clothes. This is like wrapping myself in a blanket.
And of course it's totally appropriate with bare feet! As you can see by how they are scrunched up when I put my hands in the pockets, the sleeves on this jacket are quite long, which is a rare find for me!
I also bought an LGD. That's Little Gray Dress. I will have to take it for some alterations, as it's too big in the hips but it's a style that works well for me, in brand new condition, lined and has a Calvin Klein label. Oh, and it was $5 so really you can't beat that!
I tried it with a few options and these were my favourites. I did try it with a couple of different jackets but that look just isn't me.
I have to laugh at how tired I look. I am concentrating on standing up.
Now I've summoned up some adrenaline to get a smile for you. Also, I like this cardigan and these shoes better. That's worth a smile.
This girl's happiest when she's boho, even if the hips are baggy. This little top, which has a sort of cropped kimono look when buttoned up, has miniature pom pom trim. I am definitely in favour of miniature pom poms.
It replaces what was once my BBD-Big Black Dress; a dress I fell in love with and have never worn because never will I ever have anywhere to wear it.
It's a Melanie Lynn lined black linen dress...I'm madly in love with it but have owned it for several years already and never worn it. It's definitely a bit wrinkled from being squished into my closet and neglected. I must admit I feel amazing in it, but honestly, I cannot think of a single event I will ever attend where it would look even remotely appropriate but I'm just now thinking that I would love my red shoes with it. I'm not sure I'm ready to get rid of it yet, but at least my gray dress is more likely to get worn.
For the sake of my beloved orange cowboy boots, I'm linking up to Sheila's Shoe Shine