Aside from the obvious repeat of the colour combination from my last post, I wanted to accomplish a more sultry look then usual. I had this dress from Asos
tucked away in my closet for quite some time. It’s a tad too large on me so I threw on a belt to give myself some shape. One thing that initially drew me to this dress was the sleeves. The photos don’t quite illustrate how gorgeous the bell shaped drooping is. My only issue with the dress is how absurdly wide the neckline is. It’d be wise to either go bra-less or wear a strapless bra with this dress. Although you really can’t tell from the photos, I did have to keep adjusting the shoulders to stay up.
I’m wearing my favourite shade of red lipstick from Mac – Russian Red (matte).
Dress – Asos Curve (no longer available)
Shoes – Payless Shoe Store
Ring – Aldo Accessories
Earrings – Aldo Accessories
About two weeks ago I purchased a beautiful red blazer from a local thrift store. Its no secret that I adore the colour red and I adore blazers, so when I found the mix of the two I couldn’t resist ( I really need to go thrifting more often).
It’s been awhile since I’ve worn actual jeans but I came across the perfect pair of jeggings (those still count as jeans, right? I’m just going to cheat and say they do.) over the weekend. They make the end of skirt weather a tiny bit easier to accept.
Blazer – Value Village
Jeggings – Value Village
Shoes – Payless Shoe Store
Necklace – Forever21
Ring – Kiosk at the Eaton Center
Earrings – Claires
First, I’m going to apologize for the quality of these photos. I stayed at a friend’s place for the night and I completely forgot either of my good cameras at home. Thankfully, I had my old canon stashed away in my bag. Secondly, I managed to forget any sort of accessories (which I was not happy about) at home.
I absolutely adore this shirt. The moment I saw it, I needed to have it. I searched frantically through the pile of Extra Smalls and Mediums to find one last XL in stock. Unfortunately, it had a white line over Ernie’s face but that wasn’t enough to make me put it back.
Originally I had planned to wear a red blazer instead of my black cardigan with this outfit. However, after seeing it on, it didn’t quite mesh well. It was definitely one of those ideas that look better in your head.
In spite of the weather we’ve been having, I’m still adamant on my desire to wear skirts. I can’t believe it took me so long to embrace the idea of skirts, especially on me.
I picked up this studded, pale green tube skirt about two weeks ago. It was the last XL in the store and I nabbed it the second I saw it. Now, I used to be wary of putting such light colours on my bottom half. Big girls are supposed to camouflage their bellies, right? I couldn’t disagree more. After years of trying to hide that part of me, I decided to start embracing it. I’m now a huge advocate for fatties showing off their bellies.
I kept the skirt the main focal point. Even though I’ve been integrating more colour into my wardrobe, I’m still an avid fan of black clothing.
Once again, I kept the accessories to a minimum. Not shown on the detail shot of the envelope necklace is printing of “Je T’aime” on the letter. Also not shown are my very basic gold stud earrings.
Shirt: Unknown (I really can’t remember where I got it from!)
Skirt: Urban Behaviour
I had a job interview today, so I decided to pop a few shots in before I headed out. The weather outside was far too windy, so I was forced to take mirror shots.
My friends call this my “librarian look” so it seemed fitting to for an interiview. I wanted to remain professional looking, as well as keep a bit of my personal style with this ensemble. I kept everything very simple and opted to dress it up with my favourite new pair of heels. They were such a great find!
Again, I kept everything to a bare minimum. I absolutely adore the high-waisted skirt I purchased from Asos Curve. It’s a great fit, though a little bit delicate (I managed to rip one skirt along the seam – thankfully, I accidentally ordered two) but perfect for just about anything.
Shirt – Urban Behaviour
Skirt – Asos Curve (No Longer Available)
Shoes – Payless Shoe Store
Earrings – Aldo Accesories
I haven’t been doing much dressing up these last few days. I decided I was finally going to tackle my room and start making it feel more homely. I wasn’t keen on the setup before (as you’ll see below) and it didn’t make much sense navigation wise.
Now, I’m not one to keep things messy. What you see above is a result of how Istart my cleaning process. I like to throw everything on my bed so it’s much harder to take breaks. Aside from the obvious chaos and mess above, the setup of my room was just too cluttered. It’s important for me to feel like I’m comfortable in my own space and like I have an area to work. The first order of business was to move my bed into the corner and place a desk somewhere.
Thankfully my old desk was still around and I had a spare chair to use.
White decor flowers from a shop named Green Earth. I tried to liven up the empty walls a bit. (Note: I removed the lei.)
I still have much more I want to add/remove. I refrained from taking any photos of my bed because I really loathe the duvet cover I’m using. All in all, I’m extremely pleased with the turn out!