Hey hey. I’m backkkk. You guys are so excited I can already feel it.
Do you ever have those days where you feel inspired by literally everything around you and so you purposefully take the bus even though you have a car just so you can stare out the window, listen to music and dream your little dreamy heart out? No? Just me? K, cool.
You knowww I couldn’t not start things off with this coat. I feel like words are unnecessary at this point...just look at it.
I tried to investigate, I really did, but this gorgeous creature has no tags on it. So I have taken it upon myself to tell you its totally made up -but also probably true- story. This coat has been passed down through the generations. It’s been cared for with love and attention, only worn on the coldest of Edmonton days to make a statement -- “yes, I live in the arctic, no I will not let -40 tell me I am anything but a fashion queen.” And now, she has graced us with her presence and is waiting to tell you the same thing.
It doesn’t have a hood. But the massive fur collar can be flipped up and buttoned tightly to your neck. Because duh, -40, and also duh, can’t let a hood go ruining your hair.
And because it has become clear that I have given up on summer....
Is this a coat or a dress? I’m kinda confused but oh wait, sleeves, there are none, that won’t work. Dress it is. And what a cutie. This is having me beg for all the yellow leaves and pumpkin spice...uhh...no nevermind I can’t go there yet/ever. But yeah, you get the idea. Slap a couple of fall booties and tights on this one and live your best basic-autumn-girl life.
For the people fuming at me for the double coat post.
Ahhhh ruffles and bare skin and right, it’s still August. And nothing says it better than this Free People tank. Check how the ruffle goes diagonally across the front and then carries to the back.
Something about this ruffly fabric that makes me want to curl up and take the longest Sunday nap...outside...in the sun...because it’s still summer and I can do that sort of thing, right Edmonton?
You don’t need to tell me I talk about the weather too much, I’m aware. You also don’t need to tell me I need this blouse, also aware.
There is almost nothing better (slight exaggeration but you’ll let it slide) than a powerhouse, statement, I-am-sweet-but-also-do-what-I-say blouse. This babe’s got it. It’s pure silk honey and this shimmering, creamy colour has all the bee’s buzzing and this sentence is weird.
Umm k also...shiny blouse update: we have all of them. Black, brown, white, white and brown stripes, black and white stripes, just all of them. Sad to say this cream one is the only 100% silk and the rest are *deep breaths* polyester *more deep breaths* buttt we’re recycling here...soo I think the environment will give us a break on this one?
Speaking of sustainability...did you know denim production is pretty nasty? That’s why buying denim secondhand, while not always easy, is so great. So here you go!
Secondhand Levi’s are a special kind of treasure in my opinion. Not only are you getting an awesome pair of pants for a fraction of the price, but these guys are really making strides towards more sustainable production. And for a big ship like Levi’s, making turns like that can be hard. So keep doing what you're doing Levi’s, I will proudly wear your cute little red tag on my butt anytime.
I really wish I had my life together to pull this off. Day planner actually filled out, 3rd bottle of water downed by 11 am, colour coordinated pens to my outfit…
Yes those are baby pearls, no I am not worthy. Kennedy...it’s just a sweater. Okay, okay finee. Even if you’re a disorganized-slob like me, I give you permission to wear this and pretend you’re not.
And for those fully embracing the slob life, which by the way I mean in a very endearing way, this may be for you.
I mean it’s casual, it’s comfy, you don’t have to match pants or a shirt or anything anndddd, oh yeah, super cute. This could really go so many ways. Heels and some glam jewelry for a night out. Flip flops and a messy bun for...you know...real life.
Someone asked me the other day if shoulder cutouts were out.
And while I desperately tried to think of the last time I saw the style worn by celebrities or in magazines or the runway...I had this thought...who cares. Well we all do, because being on trend is important, right? It shows you know your stuff and somehow makes you socially acceptable. Well, that’s dumb because it also shows that you don’t know how to think for yourself. Anyways, I’m reading a book about a girl that’s living in New York in the 1940’s navigating the fashion world and someone tells her this -- “If you dress too much in the style of the moment, it makes you look like a nervous person.” And I feel like that sums all this up pretty well. Cue shoulder cutouts…or whatever else you love but thought you weren’t allowed to.
The cutest/funkiest little studs, I could wear these every day.
A neck scarf, a bandanna, a handkerchief?
I’m not sure but this is cute, and Vivian Westwood is a pretty big deal, I think? See, I have no idea what’s going on in the fashion world and you’re still here listening to me.
And, ah, yes. Some classic Doc Marten look-alikes-kind of.
Remember when I said always cropped, bagy and 80’s?
I wasn’t kidding. Also I did not intentionally/totally did intentionally cut off my head because I was having truly the worst hair/face day there ever was. So if we still haven’t met and you’re dying to see what my face looks like come visit me on Mondays and Wednesdays. I would love to talk about how fashion is more about expressing yourself for YOU than for anyone else and find out what your guilty pleasure clothing trend is!
Okay fine here you go…
Guys, things get weird when I’m in the store all alone.