I recently became pen-pals with fellow fashion blogger Yammering Muse
. In her first package to me, she included three dresses and I was ecstatic to wear them. I have always loved her style and her keen eye for cute, unique articles of clothing. Included in her package was this light blue, button-up dress. At first glance, I felt as thought it resembled a nurse’s uniform so I was a bit concerned about whether or not I could pull it off. I’m not used to dresses with such a straight cut, so I wanted to make sure I added a belt in order to keep my shape.
I felt this dress could go either way. I could stick to my usual pin-up inspired accessories and add red lipstick and heals or I could try pulling off cute for once. I remembered that I purchased a really adorable necklace from Penelope’s Porch
on etsy a few months ago and that I hadn’t ever worn in and decided to throw it in the mix. Originally, I had a brown belt but felt it didn’t work with the black undershirt, so I switched it up with the one pictured.
I felt very comfortable in this outfit, the material of the dress was quite easy to move in. However, it felt a bit strange to be wearing something so different from my ‘regular’ style. I think maybe next time, I’ll try and turn this around into something a bit more sexy and see how that goes. I may just go ahead and cut off the sleeves and alter it a bit. I could see this turning into a great summer and/or beach dress.
Dress – Gift from Yammering Muse
Belt – Fats Community
Undershirt – Winners
Shoes – Payless Shoe Store
Necklace – Penelope’s Porch
Trenchcoat – Walmart
Last tuesday I had the pleasure of meeting fellow blogger Faye Daniels (content NSFW). We dinned and took a stroll through Indigo bookstore (which was incredibly beautiful, by the way). I wanted to look super cute, seeing as she is the owner of fuckyeahchubbyfashion. I had a wonderful time and she looked cute as ever!
Before leaving, I ditched the oxfords heels. It was far too cold and snowy to bare walking outside. I also tossed on a cardigan for warmth.
Skirt: Can’t Remember
Oxfords: Payless Shoe store
Coat: Laura Plus
Scarf: Can’t Remember
Once upon a time I used to be able to take proper OoTDs.
Dress: Fatshionista Exchange
Spanx: Can’t remember
Ring: Aldo Accesories
And that key you see around my wrist is for the change rooms at work.
Yesterday was just one of those days. The weather was dark and gloomy, as well as my mood. I had some errands to run so I threw on a casual but colourful ensemble (that kind of resembles the Portuguese flag, according to my mom).
Shirt – Old Navy
Skirt – Forever 21
Tights – Fashion Max
Coat – Laura Plus
Boots – Walmart
Earrings – Stitches
Ring – Aldo
I turned this OoTD into a mini-photoshoot with a close friend (and aspiring makeup artist). The weather was beautiful and there were plenty of amazing colours outside to play off of. I had an incredibly fun time with this shoot as I’m sure you can see from some of the photos.
My eyes can hardly stay open right now but I didn’t want to wait another day to premiere these photos. Aside from the bad hair day, I thoroughly enjoyed how the shoot turned out and I hope everyone else does too!
Tights: Fashion Max
Shoes: Payless Shoe Store
You can find the rest of the photos over at my Flickr
. Please take a moment to check them out and comment. It’d be much appreciated! <3
It’s Saturday and the only plans I have are to hang out with my cat and clean. I started a new job on Monday so I’ve been exceptionally busy through the week (but I wouldn’t have it any other way). On Friday, I finally had a chance to snap a few shots of my outfit.
I went a little snap-happy but I had been meaning to get out my red trench for a set since I started putting my outfits online. I found this gem about 2 years ago at Wal-mart for $14 and it’s been true love ever since. Even though the colour is a bit faded now, I gave it a really thorough wash and it looks brand new all over again.
One thing I try to pull off with each outfit is to include a statement piece. I kept my entire outfit very neutral and simple. Alone, it would look rather plain but adding the red trench created that pop of colour and unique feel I was looking for. Another fun way of creating the same statement is a coloured lip. I’m looking forward to doing that a lot this season. Coloured blazers, lipstick and shirts are a great addition to an otherwise boring wardrobe.
Shirt – Forever21
Trench – Walmart
Skirt – Urban Behaviour
Leggings – Fashion Max
Boots – Walmart