Sunday, March 6, 2011

blue monday

Hi All,
I returned yesterday from a quick road trip to Kingston with my friend Dani. As some of you know, I spent my first two years of university there and absolutely loved it, despite being a big city girl at heart. I didn't get a chance to see everyone that I would have liked to, but I did, for the most part, get to visit all my old stomping grounds, including the Princess Street Urban Outfitters which always has the most incredible sales. I was continually amazed at how the items that sold out immediately in Toronto ended up going on sale for next to nothing in Kingston (like the sweater and skirt featured here). I also went to my beloved Tea Store to stock up. If you're ever there, try the Hangover Blend (which, despite the name, is my every day favourite) and, though it's not on the shelves, ask them to mix you up the digestive tea, it's by far the best detox tea I've ever tried.
It's part of my resolution this year to wear simpler outfits. I'm trying to get back to basics, discovering the cuts, fabrics and colours that I like best and then building on them, eventually achieving that simple, laissez-faire Parisian chic look that I'm so into right now. My style (and life) is a work in progress at the moment. These Prada boots, though pretty unassuming, are my favourites right now. My Dad pushed me to buy them on Boxing Day and despite my adament NO, he bought them for me, and I've basically been living in them ever since. So, thanks Dad. You were right, as per usual.


(Skirt and jumper from Urban Outfitters, Godmother's charm bracelet, Dooney and Bourke purse, Prada boots)
xx E

72 comments:

  1. lovely outfit! tres chic

    xx

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  2. I am in love with your purse! :) xx

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  3. I really love the skirt and sweater...I have been on the search for a pleated skirt and I really like the natural color of the one your wearing. Did you cut your hair or is it hidden in your sweater?

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  4. i love this! so simple and adorable. by the way your hair is fantastic, i love it short!!!!

    Escape

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  5. I think my favourite pieces from Urban were from the sale rack... Ha if only my parents would push me to buy Prada boots!

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  6. I think you look lovely. I really like your outfit. And I have to learn that dressing simple is okay! Did you cut your hair?!?

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  7. The sweater is amazing. The bag is not too shabby either!

    xoxo,

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  8. Love the pleated skirt and striped shirt paired together...you look beautiful as always, although your eyes pop when you are in front of that bright blue wall! Love this look...
    xo Cara
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  9. Loving your outfit here, especially the boots! I wish my dad would buy me boots like these! :)

    -Ashley
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  10. you're impossibly adorable, always. and you have the prettiest eyes!

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  11. you have such a cute dad.
    loving those boots and your mini pleated skirt is my favorite!
    nice hair too!

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  12. This is so friggin fantastic! I absolutely love that sweater. Very simple, but definitely makes an impact.

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  13. The sweater is amazing! Love the mix of stripes with the pleated skirt. xo

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  14. you look so gorgeous here! i LOVE this sweater! :)

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  15. Love the bag xx


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  16. Yes, a wonderful french outfit indeed. Props to your Dad for getting you those Prada booties. He's got a good eye.

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  17. I love your skirt!! You look perfect!!

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  18. that skirt is soooo cute and I love the combo with that striped sweater! <3

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  19. you look gorgeous! such a nice skirt, and love that striped sweater!
    xx

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  20. Such a cute parisien chic look!

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  21. nice outift!
    I really love the bag.

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  22. gorgeous- i really wasn't expecting this mix up from you but i really love it- the pleated skirt is completely gorgeous. Kingston UO sounds like a little treasure trove too!Katie.xx
    fashion clocked

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  23. Very cute outfit.
    Loving that bag and the pleated skirt!

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  24. i loveee the striped sweater, and the bag looks great with it!!

    <3 steffy
    steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  25. This is so pretty! Yes, definitely channeling a Parisian look, which I adore! Did you cut your hair off? It looks really soft & pretty here, but can't tell if it's tucked up or chopped off!

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  26. You are so gorgeous! I love your outfit!

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  27. looove your sweater <3 gorgeous

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  28. Such a darling skirt! Love it!

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  29. you are so beautiful! gorgeous outfit♥

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  30. LOVE this outfit!!! :D The purse is my favorite part I think :)
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  31. Love this outfit, it's so simple but so pretty. you are such a beauty, but did you cut your hair or just put is up?

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  32. Loving this outfit! Loving the bag so so much!
    By the way nice hair!


    Kisses from
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  33. u look beautiful ... great shirt ... so lovely

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  34. gorgeous pictures. the blue backround is really beautiful and matches with your outfit

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  35. Love the sweater + purse of this look...

    Olive

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  36. You look beautiful and awesome on these clothes! You have mixed the basics very well, I also love to wear basics and mix them with lots of accessories :) Have you cut your hair or it's just my imagination? haha! Kisses! :)

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  37. I have a thing about the colour blue and that wall looks fucking amazing. As do your eyes ;-)

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  38. Did you cut your hair or does it just look that way in these pictures? It looks incredible! And that outfit is so simple and perfect!

    xo
    http://couturecultureblog.blogspot.com

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  39. I love swing skirts like those!
    Sometimes simple is great!

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  40. you're eyes and hair look beautiful!
    And the outfit is so simple but equally pretty!


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  41. great outfit! loving your purse!

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  42. simple but chic.
    an absolutely amazing look. i love every single piece.

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  43. Love your skirt, your outfits are so chic and clean. Hope you visit back :)
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  44. Love this look! A little simple with a lot of charm ;) so purrrrrrtttttttyyyyyyyyy, lady!

    xx

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  45. Hi dear!! i really love the colour of the skirt!! and the blackbag is really lovely!!.kisses.

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  46. Nice look! The accessories really pull together the outfit. Anyways I was wondering if anyone was interested in contributing your views on premium denim to a North American-wide study? A group of marketing students from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada are conducting a survey, respondents will be entered for a chance to win 1 of 5 pairs of premium denim. Go here to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/premiumdenimsurvey

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  47. you look as adorable as diva. <3 always love everything you put as everyday oufits.

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  48. beautiful!:)

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  49. That DB purse polishes the entire look up- Love it! So preppy chic!

    xo-Julie

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  50. How excited are you to hear that Topshop/Topman is coming to The Bay?

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  51. Really love your outfit, girl!!! Really, really, really!!!


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  52. That sweater is perfection! I'm addicted to stripes.

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  53. i love your blog!!nice nice nice! i follow you now!
    Would you come in mine and follow me?i'd be very happy!
    kiss:)

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  54. omg i LOVE your blog and this outfit! very inspiring, thanks a lot =)
    xxx louisa


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  55. Totally and beyond in love with your blog. It's my new crush. My name's Anna, I'm a stylist and visual merchandiser in LA. I'm 23 years old and moved to California after graduating back in south with a degree in visual merchandiser. I've been lucky enough since moving out here to work with some of LA's most respected designers. I'd love if you visited my new blog for multiple posts a day on all things fashion. I'd love the support. I'm following you, I hope you'll do the same. Thanks so much.

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  56. this set is stunning - LOVE the background

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  57. I've followed your outfits and admired your stunning style from day one and as amazing as every outfit has been, this one is definitely my favourite. You're definitely giving off that Parisian chic look, and it too is my favourite!
    It's always a pleasure to visit your blog.

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  58. I love this bag,
    it's so cool!

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  59. Have been looking for a skirt like that! Gorgeous! xx

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  60. My style (and life) is a work in progress at the moment. These Prada boots, though pretty unassuming, are my buy levitra favourites right now. My Dad pushed me to buy them on Boxing Day and despite my adament NO, he bought them for me, and I've basically been living in them ever since. So, thanks Dad. You were right, as per usual.

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