Friends, I'm back! As I am someone who appreciates punctuality and does not adapt well to change, I have lovingly prepared a super long blog post to make up for my abrupt suspension of blogging duties these past two weeks (more on that later)!
Hand drawn and silk-screened in Seattle onto an American Apparel skirt by Revival Ink, I'm happy to share with you that dandelion print goes all the way around the back of the skirt! It's the little things, friends!
Awesome Seychelles boots!
This sweater has just the right amount of stuff happening, like a clear message (haha) and....
...a random zipper on one side!
Plus, you know I'm a sucker for a cute label!
Classic, vinatgey shoe from Miz Mooz (love the little white scallops!):
We are bursting with Oak+Fort in the shop right now, friends! (Although, now that I think of it, not alot of Noul or Loft 82. Hmmm). I've prepared a small sample, starting with this great pin-striped, boxy number (looks great with a leather pencil skirt!):
Cozy, light grey over-sized sweater:
And a felted cardigan, complete with *incomplete* button band for that signature Oak+Fort deconstructionism that we love them for!
This one is from no-longer-with-us Miss Queen in Quebec:
Adorable and chique Yves Saint-Laurent flats:
I gotta tell you, friends, I still love a good bird shirt!
Look how cute these birds are, yet the whole shirt is still grown-up!
For Papillion devotees:
These simple boots are from the Barneys New York house brand. The leather is super buttery soft and the patina is perfect!
The floral pattern on this Anthropologie jacket is actually made up of faux-cross stitches! (Sorry, close-up pic didn't turn out...however I could show you a great picture of half of my pinky finger! You'll have to come check this one out IRL!)
This great Ulla Johnson jacket is made in India, and with the brand focusing on hand-crafting and natural fibres, you can really feel that local influence here:
Check out all the attention to detail across the bust...and YES that is a wee, functional pocket right in front!
Playful double-strap flats:
I'm really enchanted by this blouse:
This delightful, sleeveless chambray top is made of our new favourite sustainable (and wrinkle free) fabric: Tencel!
I love the fading...and the little hearts!
Also, I don't know why, I find this label just delightful!
These boots totally make the cut for my clothes-from-the-future love, and they are even made with technology from the future to keep your feet warm and dry. But let's get serious here, friends, the most awesome thing about these boots is the ZIPPERED POCKET on the side!
Speaking of my love of clothes that look like they are from the future, let's not forget about my love of jackets that look like lab-coats:
Sorry for having abruptly abandoned you, friends! I unexpectedly had to return to Belgium for some very sad adulting (and general wonderment at the relentless forward march of time). But no worries, I also got to do things I love, such as catching up with loved ones, knitting on bistro terraces and eating soft cheeses for every meal!
And you won't believe what I found while cleaning out my grandfather's closet....an Icelandic lopapeysa!!! Just like we were talking about a few weeks ago! My grandfather was fascinated by Nordic culture, and traveled to many northern points in Canada, Alaska, Denmark (he even went to the Faroe Islands...by boat!), and he would probably claim -and easily convince you with an elaborate story- to have discovered Iceland! Ha! I'm so happy he memorialized his trip to Iceland with this beautiful and, more importantly, he would argue, practical souvenir. Naturally, this came back to Canada with me!
And when my mother opened a drawer and exclaimed in surprise "Huh. Who knew he had so many watches?", my own little, analogue-loving heart whispered I did.
I'll be in the shop on Sunday if you want to come by to say hi, friends! Come by for a visit (and if you want I can show you a picture of every single yummy meal I ate while I was in Belgium)!