I can’t even say that my posts lately have been sporadic because I know they’ve been simply non-existent. But I have a good explanation and it can be summed up in two words: “TAX SEASON”.
Although I’m thrilled that spring is finally approaching in T.O. and I can finally start to pack away the winter layers, I have to admit that I’m a bit sad to have to put away the boots. So while the cooler temps linger just a tiny bit longer, I will be happy to take advantage.
I’ve been thinking of purchasing a navy blue blazer for a while now, figuring it would a great addition to current collection of jackets that are made up of mostly black. Tart was kind enough to send me this blazer from their new spring collection, and I adore it! It nips in the waist a bit low for me since I’m short-waisted, but it is only noticeable when I button up the jacket. Otherwise, it is well constructed right down to the lining, and the perfect weight for the warmer months. Next on the list, a white blazer!
My first outfit post since the move. I rearranged my bedroom so I could have this bare wall for taking my blog photos. You can still see the indentation in the carpet from where my cabinet used to be, but I really like the minimalist look of it:
I purchased this Wilfred by Aritzia blazer over the weekend. I’ve been searching for this jacket for months and couldn’t find it in store, but I think I was just looking in the wrong spot because the SA pulled it out from an area of the store that I usually bypass. I initially put this on in a size 0, which is my usual Aritzia size for tops and jackets and it was super tiny! After trying on several sizes, I ended up with a size 4!! I was pretty baffled, especially given that I’m currently sitting at the lower end of my usual weight range. But when I found the right size, it was love. It cuts beautifully on the body and is extremely versatile–great for work and play–and works with both a collared and non-collared blouse or top. It’s currently on sale right now for $120 down from $195. You can buy a few colors online, but be super super careful. I would try on in-store first and then order online or have the SA order in your color because items on sale at Aritzia are FINAL, FINAL sale. And what I mean by FINAL, FINAL sale is that there are no returns or exchanges for credit or otherwise. You buy it, you’re stuck with it. However, an option that the SA gave me if you are really unsure, is to purchase full price so that you will have the 14-day return period and if you’ve finally decided that you want to keep it, take it back to the store for a price adjustment. The good thing about this option is that not only will you be able to think about it, the price will only get cheaper.
I’ve already purchased two of my five items for my Five-Item Challenge and it’s only mid-January. At the moment, I’m not too optimistic I’m going to be successful this time around, but I’m going to keep trying (despite the fact that I have to walk through a mall to get to the office!).
If anyone is interested in these jeans, they run a bit small, probably about half a size. I decided to exchange them for a larger pair just for comfort’s sake and to prevent muffin top. Hopefully they aren’t too big. Also, I generally like a low rise, but I wish the rise was about half an inch higher. I didn’t measure (I couldn’t find my measuring tape), but they seem to be about 6.5″ on a size 24. Despite this, I absolutely love these. I’m trying to convince myself that I don’t need them, but my reasonable side is losing.
This peplum top is by Topshop that I purchased from Nordstrom online. I was planning to make my own peplum top, but I haven’t been able to get around to it, so I just gave in to buying one. I’m not happy with this particular top though. The material is too thin and doesn’t give it the structure I’d like so I’m hoping to find one in a ponte fabric. What I have en route is this ponte peplum top from Aqua by Bloomingdale’s:
If it fits, it will hopefully make an appearance on the blog soon!