Saturday, September 24, 2011

OOTD: Purple

A hot day, and I needed a casual, cool outfit for running errands and doing housework. You have noticed by now that I'm a big fan of purple. :-)

Outfit Details
Scarf: Gifted
Brooch: The Olive Tree Markets
Top: Big W (22)
Shorts: Autograph (22)
Belt: Thrifted
Leaf Earrings: Thrifted

Here you can see my fancy bandage accessory for my sprained ankle. You'll be seeing it for a while, as it's healing very slowly.

Autograph shorts are great. The denim is stretchy and comfy, while still maintaining a good shape. It comes up high enough that I'm not showing off my underwear. I got a size smaller than usual, as I find that denim tends to stretch. I can see these shorts being a staple in the coming summer months.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I finally got an outside shot, thanks to a friend popping over. I'm trying out my We Love Colors tights and new Asos Curve tutu skirt. The skirt is lovely, though too large for me in the waist, I've been pinning it in with a safety pin. I stopped wearing the black knit vest later on, I think I popped it on because I was feeling a bit nervous going to pick up my kids from school in this outfit- I really stand out amongst all the other very casually dressed parents. For some reason the vest made me feel a bit safer. Weird I know.

I love the striped stockings from We Love Colors. Reminds me of Tim Burton movies. I love how the stockings look with my shoes. The tights only just fit though, they are a bit tight around the tops of my thighs. It would be great if We Love Colors offered some more plus sizes in this pattern.

A close up of my necklace, it's a favourite that I wear a lot. Both the polka dot clip and the necklace were picked up at the local artisan markets.

I promise this is the last of my mirror photos- I finally figured out the self timer on my camera. :-)

Outfit Details
Top: Big W (20)
Skirt: Asos Curve (24)
Vest: Best and Less (L)
Tights: We Love Colors
Shoes: Big W (10)
Accessories: The Olive Tree Markets

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

OOTD: Pattern Dress

Just a quick outfit post today, of an outfit I wore last week, when it was still cold.

I got this patterned dress for $20 from Millers, thanks to a gift card. It's a polyester kind of fabric so it won't be great for hot weather but it works well for the cold. I love the pattern, it reminds me both of the 70s, and stained glass windows. Once again I'm wearing my Autograph leggings, they have been a staple this winter.

Dress: Millers (22)
Leggings: Autograph (M)
Shoes: Wild Surf Co (Men's 10)
Necklace: Etsy 

I love my new shoes! So fun to wear bright colours!