Ensemble of the day

First Look

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:

Wilfred by Aritzia Exquis Jacket / Jacob Necktie Blouse / (similar here) / Theory Jeldra B Tailor Pants  /  Coach Letty Wedge Boot (similar) /  Le Chateau Ring / Michael Kors Runway Watch MK5076 

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!).

Lacey day

DSC09728_2J.Crew Tippi Sweater / H&M Skirt / Ann Taylor Signature Pump / Express Bracelet / Botkier Charlotte Clutch / Forever21 Pendant / Forever21 Ring
Sorry, only one shot today. I only took five shots of this outfit (because I was lazy) and only one turned out decently. This is the one…and I’m kind of slouching.

Still trying to think up different ways to style this skirt that doesn’t look like I’m going to a formal dinner party.