Monday, November 19, 2018

Fall Essentials: The Tweed Dress


As I mentioned in my Instagram post last week, come autumn, my personal aesthetic begins to mimic my kindergarten uniform. Before graduating to a traditional kilt, my private school had all girls wear a plaid, sleeveless dress over a white button up, paired with knee socks or thick tights. Sound familiar? I always loved the routine of wearing my uniform, and customizing in the small ways that I could (blazer or cardigan? knee socks or tights?), and pushing the boundaries in terms of heel height, hair colour (I once dyed the bottom layer of my hair pink, which could only be seen if I put my hair up or twisted it into a bun), and accessories... I still miss my rhinestone Hello Kitty kilt pin that I purchased in Chinatown!

Monday, November 12, 2018

High Street Fashion Week


I came across these photos from my last day in New York that I'd completely forgotten were taken. I still can't believe that I wore head-to-toe high street brands (including my clip-on earrings!) to fashion week, but something about these H&M pieces just felt right for a day full of shows, and after a few days in heels, I was ready for my "walk anywhere" boots.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Morris & Co. x H&M


I've forever loved William Morris' prints and textiles since first learning about them in high school art class and have dreamt of covering the walls of my future home's library in Pimpernel print ever since. I might be a few years away from making that a reality, but for now I'll settle for wearing some of Morris & Co.'s beloved patterns, thanks to their collaboration with H&M. This won't be this collection's last appearance on my site - I may have gone a bit overboard on hoarding these pieces!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wardrobe Essential: Leather Shorts


Leather shorts were the autumn staple I never knew I needed. I've currently got my eyes on this pair, but figured I'd test drive a high street version for a few months before pulling the trigger. As it turns out, the cost-per-wear of the originals would have been about $5 by now, as I've been wearing these Zara dupes with everything from lace blouses, to chunky knits and turtleneck sweaters... and we've only had fall weather for about a week! Since I'll forever regret not buying this pair when I had the chance oh-so-many years ago, for now this paper bag fit will have to do.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Friday Morning in the West Village


I spent the weekend in New York for work, and I know that it was a busy one, because I didn't have the chance to post about it - not even on Instagram Stories! It all feels like a bit of a whirlwind, but I was able to try some new restaurants (I'm still dreaming of the crab toast at ABC Kitchen), buy my husband's Christmas gift after an appointment on the Upper East Side, and make it home in time to spend Thanksgiving Monday curled up next to him on the couch.