Tuesday, December 31, 2013

sometimes no. 3


photo no. 1: the dress i am wearing here came from a store that sells clothing that doesn't usually excite me. (a friend suggested a way that i might curb my seemingly non-stop shopping: only go into stores that sell clothing that doesn't excite me. well i guess that didn't work! i always say that i can find something that i like pretty much everywhere.) i am also wearing an old preloved sweater vest. (i got some new preloved stuff recently. i don't usually go for any of the preloved spring/summer stuff. but the autumn/winter stuff, i usually buy at least one piece each year, going back to when i first discovered preloved some years ago.) my bottoms are by hue. (my collection of bottoms by hue keeps growing! everytime i see them in a new colour, i scoop them up. i recently got a faux leather pair!)






photo no. 5: i am wearing new chelsea boots by john fluevog. (the moment i put them on i realized why it is a good idea to replace old footwear, even if the old footwear still looks good: comfort, support, cushioning and bounce. all of which is nowhere to be seen ... or felt ... in old footwear. still, i am going to hang on to some of my old footwear. particularly my vintages vogs!)


photo no. 6: i am wearing a new shrunken pullover (zara) with one of my old little plaid dresses.



photo nos. 7 and 8: i am wearing a favourite outfit from last year: a gap shirt with an h&m tie; a wrap cardi from anthropologie; a golden pullover from club monaco; a bustle skirt by bunny and pear; hue trousers; and fluevogs.






photo nos. 9 to 13: the "i really, really want them" new sorels make it out of the closet ... in both their colours.


photo no. 14: i am wearing new star struck jeggings from h&m (not as comfortable as hue jeggings, but i couldn't resist -- i was struck by -- the star pattern). these jeggings bring to mind (at least to my mind) fireworks. with fireworks in my mind, i bid good-bye to 2013 and an "until we may meet again" to this type of dress.

Friday, December 27, 2013

wow dress




well it may have been the case that i wasn't "into" colour recently, but i really couldn't claim not being "into" colour on the day that i wore (or even on the day that i bought) this vibrant red dress. i must admit that buying this dress was pretty much a done deal. i love polka dots. i love this particular polka dot print. and, as far as colour goes, red is definitely a favourite colour of mine. and, of course, there was the interesting shape of the dress. not one thing (that i can think of) to speak of against buying the dress.

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection), the l/s honolulu dress (with arm tubes) (a/w 2013), the pelican top (a/w 2013), the escape skirt (a/w nagano collection) and the square jacket (a/w reykjavik collection) by kaliyana. my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

sometimes no. 2






photo nos. 1 and 2: a new skirt from a favourite label.  love, love, love! i am wearing the lausanne skirt (a/w 2013) and the jillian jacket (a/w 2012), all melow by melissa bolduc. my boots are doc martens (old).


photo nos 3: some more brand new clothing from a favourite label, including my first woollen piece from the label. more please! i am wearing the layla dress and the lennon cardigan, all melow by melissa bolduc (a/w 2013). my boots are doc martens (old).

photo nos. 4 and 5: i am wearing the johan cardigan, the judith skirt, the jian legging and the jillian jacket: all melow by melissa bolduc (a/w 2012). my boiled wool jacket is zara (old). my chelsea boots are cydwoq (old).

Friday, December 13, 2013

eventually all things come to a head jacket


i knew that the "thing" that i had been wearing as a coat a few weeks ago i would start wearing as a jacket underneath a coat. i just didn't think it would happen so soon. i think that i am in for a long, cold winter.

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection) by kaliyana, a sweater dress by lauren vidal (a/w 2013) and trousers and a woollen jacket by grizas (a/w 2013). my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

sometimes no. 1























i have not always been "so into" clothing by kaliyana as i am now. but as much as i am "so into" clothing by kaliyana, i do sometimes wear other clothing. usually when i am not working. i want to share some of this "other me". the above are some non-kaliyana outfits that i wore this summer (seems appropriate to get this post up now that a parka is de rigueur.)

Monday, November 18, 2013

so weak coat



so ... does it really matter if i start wearing the puffy (down) coats so soon? there are (i hate to say it) lots and lots of sweaters just hanging out (or lying around) my closets, wardrobes and chests of drawers, anxious for the depths of winter to arrive so that they can serve their purpose. i will just layer up on sweaters in the depths of winter. weak, i know.

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection) by kaliyana, a sweater dress by lauren vidal (a/w 2013) and trousers by grizas (a/w 2013). my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen. my puffy (down) coat is black label (a/w 2013).

Saturday, November 16, 2013

down blanket coat


winter is definitely signalling its impending arrival. on this particular morning, i wanted nothing more than to wrap myself in this down coat. but i thought it was too soon. if i started in on the down coats now, what would i have to turn to in the cold depths of winter? so i put the down coat back in the closet and opted for the unlined wool jacket instead.

i did not wear a black label (a/w 2013) down coat.

Friday, November 15, 2013

something old (top, skirt and pullover), nothing new



i was being optimistic today when i thought that i would be warm enough at work without a pullover. the "no pullover" situation lasted for some five minutes upon my arrival at work -- due to having to wait some five minutes for my grilled cheese breakfast sandwich to be prepared wearing, not only the pullover, but also a silk/wool blend scarf and a boiled wool jacket. five minutes without the pullover was enough to cool me down completely. thereafter the pullover went on me and remained there until the very end of, not only the work day, but the day itself.

i am wearing the l/s akiko top (a/w reykjavik collection), the parachute skirt (a/w reykjavik collection) and the escape skirt (a/w nagano collection) by kaliyana. my pullover is rundholz black label (s/s 2013). my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.