Haute Shopper, who writes the must-read blog Haute World, is from Paris (France!) where she sometimes window shops and sometimes shop shops. She was kind enough to contribute this guest post about a Canadian in Paris (oh how I wish that were me.)
that offspring would be my brand new footwear.
Just got these cut-out Loita boots today and I cannot wait to wear them.
With a summer dress, they’d be perfect for work.
My giant loopy necklace is from Barcelona (where I was this time last year) and the shorter one is from Vienna (where I wish I were right now).
But back to more important things, how would you wear cut-out boots? Would you wear them with jeans?
I’m off to the beach right now (sans the Valentino dress and matching red shoes).
Image via Coco + Kelley.
and insist that my sis keep this vintage dress exactly as it is.
She picked it up on her travels with the intention of shortening it. But frolicking in fields isn’t the same in a short dress. And this is a frolicking kind of dress.
She thinks it will just sit in her closet if she leaves it long. But I think in ten years when she finds that perfect event to wear it to, she’ll be happy she kept it floor-length.
There has been speculation that this was actually a bridesmaid’s dress in its day (the brooch is her own).
What do you think? Do you vote to keep it long and risk rarely wearing it? Or do you vote to cut it short so it’s more wearable?
For my baby sister Larissa to come back from her travels in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
And what did she come back with? A suitcase full of vintage clothes (more on that later), custom clothes and magnets (love souvenirs).
She had this dress custom made in Hoi An, Vietnam. The bottom part is made of Vietnamese silk in a colour I once heard described as Indian teal.
She also had her boots custom made in the same city. Leather and lovely.
Her red bangle is from an entirely different part of the world. She got it in Kyiv, Ukraine (this gal has been to 28 countries — 29 if you count Vatican City).
A custom-made silk dress and piles of bangles are beautiful. But when they remind you of your adventures? Doesn’t get any better than that.
Wouldn’t you agree?
They say you shouldn’t mess with success.
So for all four rounds (and there will be four rounds) that the Canucks play in the playoffs, I’m going to post an outfit that incorporates my husband’s t-shirt.
This one, with my new favourite shorts (don’t let the acid wash fool you, they’re brand new).
You can find the first outfit here.
Now let me hear you: Go! Canucks! Go!
A few weeks ago we got the pup a new look. Out went his sissy hand-me-down floral collar, in came his real man-dog collar.
It’s b-b-b-bad to the bone.
But when I started thinking about it, I realized my own Michael Kors tank top had similar flat rivets.
I know dogs and their owners are supposed to look alike.
But dress alike?
And now that spring’s (finally) here a sun dress “after” shot seems about right.
Took me a while to figure out if I’d chop this bad boy or not (why did I ever hesitate?).
Even when it was longer, it screamed “music festival” to me. Now, I think it’d be pretty perfect for my trip to Turkey too.
Seriously, tell me that you like my watch and I’ll turn bright red.
Feature me as Style Spy’s Girl of the Week and I’m just downright bashful. Thanks Erica, Aliyah and the rest of the Style Spy team for the very kind words!
Which makes it that much more fun.
Found this ruffled beauty in Seattle’s Fremont Vintage Mall, one of my five favourite vintage shops.
And had it altered — you can see the before shots here.
So glad I didn’t shorten the sleeves. Sometimes all the frills and gimmicks add a little somethingsomething. Don’t you think?