Yes, friends, it's true: one of our blue Lucite chairs is broken! (I didn't do it, ok?!). This has triggered my own weird OCD about symmetry in the change-room area, so I just need to remember that we are a super cool clothing store and not, um, a chair store. So let's work together to ignore the gaping space next to the floor lamp, and look at some clothes instead!
Friends, this cropped swing coat is the epitome of fall joy to me! I love the fall colours, the dramatic cape sleeves, and the great cowl. Plus, check out the contrasting buttons and pockets!
I walked past this Betsey Johnson purse several times before succumbing to its charm offensive. It can stand up by itself (always a plus with me), has a solid top handle and, frankly, it's just adorable while not being too sweet!
Not just a vintage style, card-playing shirt-dress, friends....it's an Ace of Amy Winehouse dress!
Spot the Winehouse:
And joker Amy:
I love how these Anthropologie wedge espadrilles are unique without going over the top. That patch of blue suede is both playful and classic!
Ooooooo! I so love the look of an organic, unprocessed stone....and I love minimal, geometric shapes...so of course I LOVE when they are put together!
To me these fabulous fashion-forward shoes are perfect for wearing with your boxy sweatshirt, cropped pants, duster and beanie during fashion week (and seem to make up 80% of my Pinterest recommendations)!
As I'm tapping into my raw blog-writing talent, my friend Laura keeps texting me. I've told her I am very busy being awesome, and unless she has anything to say about platform loafers, I am unavailable. So she composed this hilarious note:
Platform loafers, although marginally safer than high heels, still present a serious risk of ankle turning. Although some may see them as fashionable, they are completely impractical as a walking shoe and should not be used as such.
Bahahahahaha! Thanks for your input, Laura!
Classic button-down from Oak+Fort:
Laura has this to say about the sheer, mint-green blouse:
The sheer blouse is an item I have spent a lifetime avoiding as it is the enemy of anyone suffering from back-fat, an ill-fitting/ugly bra or an undiagnosed skin condition on the torso. As I sadly suffer from all three previous defects, I have nothing positive to say about a sheer blouse. As well, I had a bad experience painting my dining room mint-green (I was going for apple green!) so I have some baggage with the colour.
Thus ends Laura's fashion blogging career.
I say go ahead and wear your mint-green blouse (with a cami underneath, Laura!) with this mint-green Amercian Apparel skirt:
The whimsical cupcake purse that we saw in the backroom has finally made its debut, and it does not disappoint!
Um, orange sequined mustache face? YES!
These loafers are more classic than the platform loafers, yet they are still a stand-out with the quilted calf-hair:
The theme of this playful dress is "hearts"!
Aaaaannnnnd, best heart ever!
Hey, look, more hearts!
In the back room, check out the awesome print on this black hoodie:
And also this guy:
Astrid's new kindergarten teacher, Mme Stéphanie (author of three books...one of which is being made into a web series...NBD), sent me this picture from the first day of school:
Awww! We may need to diversify Astrid's field of knowledge about where women work outside the home, but it's great that she's supporting the independents!