Wednesday, April 30, 2014

managing a full day without jacket


another sure sign that i am accepting the arrival of spring: showing a little flesh.

i am wearing the tahiti top (a/w 2013), the mystery jacket and the tunnel skirt (a/w helsinki collection) by kaliyana. my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

return of spring jacket


it is nice (really, really nice) to be able to go outside with just my favourite light cotton jacket for protection against the elements.

i am wearing the action top (a/w 2013), the cool pant (a/w nagano collection), the aha jacket (s/s barcelona collection), the circle scarf (a/w nagano collection) and the tokyo hat (a/w 2013) by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Friday, April 25, 2014

mixing it up on my own shirt


the anti-suit is now available with a choice of four shirts -- white, lime, white print and lilac print (the print being a stylized parrot). i decided to go with a shirt of my own choosing -- the charcoal/grey bellini print. i like it.

i am wearing the outside shirt (a/w 2013) and the anti-suit by kaliyana. my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

spring is (it really is) here skirt


a sure sign of my accepting that spring has at long last arrived is my bringing out the cotton garments.

i am wearing the tahiti top (a/w 2013), the outside shirt (s/s barcelona collection) and the fab skirt (s/s sorrento collection) by kaliyana. my boots are the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Monday, April 21, 2014

spring cleaning dress



here is my secret to a successful spring wardrobe cleaning: no thinking. if i start thinking (any amount) about all the marvelous ways that i might wear an item of clothing that i haven't worn in at least a year (if not two ... or, in some cases, never), the item will never leave my closet. so ... no thinking. i act on gut instinct alone.

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection), a jumper dress and the tokyo hat (a/w nagano collection) by kaliyana.  my cardi is by lauren vidal (a/w 2013) via kaliyana. i am wearing the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

inspirations no. 3


can i please (pretty please) be her too! this could be the spring me (whereas the other her could be the winter me).

photo source: kaliyana facebook page (photo by patty maher photography).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

nostalgic for winter dress






in spring, i never put the winter woollies too far at the back of the closet. i know that, at any time, i might have to reach for them.

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection), the 3d skirt (a/w nagano collection) and the tokyo hat (a/w nagano collection) by kaliyana. my sweater dress and cardi are by lauren vidal (a/w 2013) via kaliyana. i am wearing the zeus boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

inspirations no. 2


can i please (pretty please) be her? winter has returned. winter is horning in on my precious time with spring. come back spring. wherever you are, i could have a bag packed, ready to join you, lickety-split.

photo source: kaliyana facebook page (photo by patty maher photography).

Monday, April 14, 2014

put on the spot skirt



this is my nod to spring -- multi-coloured dots and a jacket in a colour of some of the dots!

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection), the honolulu dress and amazing skirt (a/w 2012), the pelican top (a/w 2013), the hood jacket (s/s 2014) and the tokyo hat (a/w nagano collection) by kaliyana. my boots are the cube boot (box collection) by trippen.

Friday, April 11, 2014

a few small tweaks cardi





i don't think that i have ever voluntarily jumped into the deep end of the swimming pool that is life. my usual approach has been to dip a toe in, to test the waters, and, if that proved to be satisfactory, to slip slowly into the shallow end and do the front crawl (head above water of course) out to the deep end. i have been wondering if maybe i should give voluntarily jumping into the deep end a go, at least once. but with what i have in mind -- yes, it has something to do with clothes -- maybe its too late for that. maybe i am already in the pool and on the way to the deep end. could (should?) i get out of the pool only to get back in ... right in the deep end? should i just keep crawling (head above water) out to the deep end?

i am wearing the action top, the positano skirt and the tokyo hat (all a/w 2013) by kaliyana. my cardi is by lauren vidal (a/w 2013) via kaliyana. i am wearing the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen. 

practising what i preach skirt




i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection), the pelican top (a/w 2013), the 3d skirt (a/w nagano collection) and the tokyo hat (a/w nagano collection) by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

bearer of bad news boots




i never thought of these boots as a perfect (or at least a good or suitable) rain boot. but they are (perfect, good and suitable). the rubber box platform sole ensures that your foot sits above the waterline of some pretty deep puddles!

i am wearing the alpen top (a/w helsinki collection), the hood jacket (s/s 2014), the honolulu skirt (a/w 2013), the sarouel pant (s/s corfu collection) and the tokyo hat (a/w nagano collection) by kaliyana. my boots are the cylinder boot (box collection) by trippen.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

are you sensing a pattern here skirt



i am wearing the action top (a/w 2013), the aha jacket (s/s barcelona collection), the circle scarf (a/w nagano collection), the 3d skirt (a/w nagano collection) and the tokyo hat (a/w 2013) by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

it ain't broke, don't fix it top(s)




a chilly spring day. so ... layers!

i am wearing the action top (a/w 2013), the woollen longside top (a/w 2012), the 3d skirt (a/w nagano collection) and the tokyo hat (a/w 2013) by kaliyana. my boots are the bomb boot (closed collection) by trippen.