Outfits of the day... err past few months

I realized I haven't done an outfit post in a long while, so I thought I would catch you up on what I've been wearing the last few months...

Dress: Marshalls | Cardigan: Calvin Klein

This dress was one of my first purchases at the recent opening of Marshalls in Vancouver. I instantly fell in love with this psychedelic, yet office-appropriate, print. Long enough to wear to work, yet also perfect for a date night, every woman needs a transition dress like this in their closet.

Blouse: Marshalls | Cardigan: Urban Outfitters

Another great Marshalls find. I'm finding myself in love with semi-sheer, sleeveless blouses. I own this one and another quite similar in a solid navy. The light chiffon material is great for warm days and are office casual.  I love bold prints like this bright floral; using prints to "fancy" up an outfit allows you to wear slouchy comfortable basics like jeans and a sweater and still look put together.

Clip-on earrings as cuff clips, chambray shirt: Forever 21 | Cardigan, pants: Aritzia 

Lately I've been favouring more modest hemlines. Necklines that used to be sexy to me before are now overly exposed and I enjoy wearing buttoned up anything. Adding fun elements like these clip-on earrings keep your look youthful instead of prudish. I'd also recommend keeping your makeup light and fun and just opting for a bright lipstick so that your makeup doesn't age you along with your clothes.

Cardigan: boyfriend's | Skirt: vintage | Sandals: Forever 21 | Purse: Zara

Another fun "granny chic" look is this layered outfit I wore to work a couple months ago. If you want to go for patterns, but don't want to stand out too much, then choose a pattern in alternating, similar tones. This skirt is actually a crazy leopard print, but it looks much more subdued with its dominant tone of blue and splashes of purple and green. To further ground this look, I opted for a brown bag and echoed the earthy tone of it with these bronze gladiator sandals. 

Plaid shirt: Aritzia | Tee: Joe Fresh | Wedges: Old Navy

Since my office is so casual, I like to mix up my work outfits between skirts and super casual looks. For this look, I called forth on my 90s style plaid shirt, but kept it from looking utterly schlub by throwing on a pair of wedges.

Floral shirt: Top Shop | Leggings: Costco | Shoes: American Apparel

This outfit was inspired by my roommate, who in her exasperation in finding a suitable cardigan, declared that cardigans were out and that she could only find blouses. I decided to take this to heart and see if I could wear a blouse as a cardigan and that's how this outfit was born.

Blouse: Forever 21 | Flats: Nine West | Skirt: Urban Behaviour? | Bag: Longchamp

Have you ever found items in your closet that you had forgotten about? Such was the case with this skirt, which I rediscovered while unpacking into my new house!  Alas, it seems that fate has deemed that I must always have at least 1-2 items listed as MIA since I can no longer find my olive green TOMS :(

What's your favourite of my recent looks?  
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  1. love all the outfits!

    these days i've been wearing dresses and recently discovered some items in the back of my closet that i banished from sight when i was heavier. now that i've lost the weight, i can wear them again! it's like a brand new wardrobe without spending any $$. best.

  2. Love all of your outfits! The first one and the last one is my favorite! I find items in my closet all the time that I forget about! Haha...hope your having a good summer so far! :)



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