Ensemble of the day

Thoughts

J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt / Zara Super Skinny Ripped Denim  / Alexander Wang Gabi Boots / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel  / Topshop Rings

Can you believe we are approaching the end of 2014?! It seems rather surreal and I think I need some time to reflect on what I have / haven’t done this past year. I think I may be getting to a phase in my life where it’s starting to really become important to me as to whether I have achieved the goals I had set out for myself when I was younger. Of course, I have to accept that we don’t all follow the “standard” path that our culture may have set out for us, and well , to put it bluntly, sh!t happens and things always don’t go as planned. However, I am also not content with sitting around (whether intentionally or not) while the world passes me by. Anyone else feel this way this time of year?

The Topper

One of my most favorite purchases this year, a Club Monaco Mackenzie Leather Sleeve Trench Coat. It is very similar to the Burberry version that I was drooling over last year, except this one has a less hefty price tag ($495). I was trying to wait for a good discount, but I couldn’t resist, and almost had a meltdown when I couldn’t find it in the store and the SA told me that she thought they were sold out, at least in their store. Luckily she found one in my size in the back and I also had the option of ordering one via charge-send for an extra $7 service charge. But hey, who wants to pay for shipping?

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Club Monaco Mackenzie Trench Coat / Jacob Turtleneck (see similar here and here) / Paige Verdugo  Denim (similar) / J.Crew Factory Wide Calf Hair Belt / Jean-Michel Cazabat Viena Booties (almost exactly the same version here) / Rebecca Minkoff MAB (Navy Blue)(similar in Mini version) /  Topshop SilverStone Rings 

 

It’s love, for sure.

Spring Neutrals

I totally ate my words in my last EOTD post when I said I’d be happy to wear my knee-high boots just a little while longer. It took FOREVER for spring to finally arrive in Toronto. Figures. As much as I love being home, I do really miss the mild winters and the early arrival of warm weather in D.C.. So this is actually one of my first true warm weather outfits of the season…and it’s May.

DSC07535_2J.Crew Boyshirt / GAP Skinny Mini Skimmer Khakis / Converse Chuck Taylor / Michael Kors Runway Watch /  H&M Ring / Aerie, Forever21 Bracelets

 As much as I love bright colors in the spring and summer, I decided to do something a bit different today and wear all neutrals.  It took me a few minutes to get used to the combination of the khaki and black/white print, but eventually decided that I liked it.  Super easy and simple, but the fun print of the shirt keeps it interesting. The shirt is one of my most loved and most worn pieces of my closet.