The Summer of This Dress

Monday, June 17, 2013 84 0

Crazy Style Love White Dress

Crazy Style Love White Dress

Crazy Style Love

Crazy Style Love White Dress

Jacket:  Gap (similar). Dress: French Connection. Booties: Aldo (on major sale!). Handbag: Balenciaga (similar). Rings: Stella & Dot. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

I am embarrassed to admit that I’ve had this beautiful dress for many years, and this is the first time that I’ve worn it!  I finally donned this dress last week to an event I attended on the gorgeous rooftop of the Thompson Hotel in Toronto, with it’s stunning views of Downtown.  Too bad I forgot to bring my camera as usual.

 

I purchased this dress in Montreal 3 or 4 years ago, and I made the classic mistake that so many women make.  It was on sale and this was the last size, so I purchased it a 1/2 size too small with the intention of losing 5 lbs to fit into it.  Well, of course the opposite happened.  I gained some weight over the years and it became too tight.  I’m pleased to say that it finally fits again, and I’ve decided that this will be the summer of this dress.  I’m determined to wear it every opportunity I get to make up for the years of hanging in my closet unworm.  This dress just feels like summer to me, and I love that I feel extra girly when wearing it.  Please tell me I’m not the only one who has purchased a dress that was slightly too small just because it was on sale (and of course, it was fabulous)?

 

 

 

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 124 0

Black-and-White-Bold-Stripes-Zara-J Crew

Black-and-White-Bold-Stripes-Zara-J.Crew

Black-and-White-Bold-Stripes-Zara-J.Crew

Bold-Black-and-White-Stripes

Black-and-White-Bold-Stripes

Black-and-White-Bold-Stripes-Zara-J.Crew

Skirt: Zara. Top: J.Crew. Tights: Hue. Booties: Nine West (U.S. here) (Canadian here). Ring: Stella & Dot. Handbag: Chanel. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

The super sweet Amy (from Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins) and I partnered today to showcase one of Spring 2013’s hottest trends: bold stripes.  When I heard this was a “trend” for Spring, my first thought was that stripes are always in style, sort of like animal prints and denim.  Maybe I’m a little slow on the uptake, but I finally realized that “trendy” just means that designers and retailers have decided to focus on it this particular season and that it will be readily available in stores.  Zara has definitely committed to both bold stripes and black & white this Spring.  They have so much of it currently in store, including this great skirt I picked up a few weeks ago.  I thought it would be fun to pair this bold print with a matching top for a look that almost appears like a dress.

 

Coincidentally, Amy and I went for similar looks but she paired her fabulous striped shorts with a bright pop of one of my favourite colours, cobalt blue.  Please visit Amy’s blog, Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins, to check out more photos and details of her pretty look.