Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Style to Surpise- A Penningtons Event

I feel like I haven't done an outfit post in FOREVER! But alas, I have returned. With school starting up soon and me working crazy hours at my jobs, I barely had the time to look at myself in the mirror let alone put together post-worthy outfits. But enough of my complaining, on with the post!
I was fortunate enough to be invited to the launch party of Penningtons fall clothing line. Now, my thoughts on the event are...somewhat mixed...but I rather avoid turning into a total negative nancy. I could see that the store had made an effort to make their clothes more "youthful"- but at the same time I do feel there is a lot of progress to be made. Lets just sum it up by saying- I appreciate their efforts, but perhaps they should actually make attempts to engage in an active discussion with a younger demographic? Yes, we'll leave it at that. On the positive side- I was able to reconnect with old blogger friends, and meet a bunch of new ones, which was wonderful! As a blogger you often feel isolated, and in your own little bubble, so events like these where you can meet other bloggers make the entire blogging experience worthwhile. So on with the photos!

(Photographs are courtesy of Penningtons Staff Photographer, Sarah and Sasha/Garcia!)

 Karen of Curvy Canadian Alison from Round Raglan Road Sarah from Garters and Stockings Franceta from Frantic Dreams and Garcia, 1/2 of the Flaws of Couture duo.

Blazer+ Purse- Thrifted || Dress- Forever 21+ || Heeled Booties- Aldo


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

No Church in the Wild.

I took my visiting cousin around downtown Toronto, and one of my favourite places is St.Michael's Church. The Gothic architecture and "pristine-ness" serves as a stark contrast with the grungy and downtrodden nature of its surrounding downtown environment. Regardless, we figured it was an ideal and quiet spot to take a few outfit photos :)

Denim Shirt- Thrifted || Cheetah Tunic- ASOS || Bag+Belt- Thrifted || Boots- Honest Ed's


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Visitor Fiasco.

My cousin is currently visiting from Indiana and to be honest I have no idea what to do with her! Its so weird, I always think about how many awesome things there are to do in Toronto, but as soon as someone comes to visit I'm overwhelmed with options of what to do and then I sit around thinking rather than actually going somewhere or doing something.
Regardless, we finally decided to do a little roaming, and I decided to dress a little loudly, for the occasion. :)

Shirt- H&M || Skirt- Old Navy || Shoes- New Look || Blazer+Purse- Thrifted


Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Shirt Skirt.

I recently had read a bunch of articles on convertible shirt-skirts- wearing button-down, baggy shirts as skirt. I could not let this super simple, super cute, DIY trend pass me by without trying it myself!

Shirt+Accessories- Forever 21|| Shirt/Skirt-Old Navy || Boots- The Shoe Company

DIY Instructions:

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Very Civic Holiday.

This weekend was extended in Canada due to a civic holiday- for which the purpose and reasoning is unknown to most every citizen here. Either way, it was filled with picnics, hangout sessions, work shifts and family. Amongst all the madness, I managed to wear this outfit here, which has been a staple for me this disgustingly hot summer.
Sheer Blouse-New Look UK || Jeans- Forever 21+|| Flats- Naturalizer || Convertible Bag- Aldo