Saturday, August 30, 2014

floating along top


they say that rules are made to be broken. i say that if i make the rules -- rules which apply strictly to me and affect no one else -- then i am definitely at liberty to break them.

i am wearing the horizon jacket, the biarritz top and the amazing skirt by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Friday, August 29, 2014

in anticipation of fall jacket



just when i thought i knew what to wear, something happens. the weather changes dramatically. or, i start feeling uncomfortable in my own skin. and i no longer know what to wear.

i am wearing the neck tie dress, the folio jacket and the amazing skirt by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

where has the summer gone scarf



many around me have remarked on the chill in the air: it feels like the start of fall, but it is too far away from the start of fall (okay, maybe not so far away, but it should be far away) for the feeling to be right. i agree. and fall is my favourite season!

i am wearing the tahiti top, the biarritz top, the odyssey pant, the focus jacket and the delphi scarf by kaliyana. i am wearing the cylinder boot (box collection) by trippen.

Friday, August 22, 2014

traveller's jacket


on a typical summer's eve, the sidewalks are full of persons walking with purpose towards destinations and persons leisurely walking for the sake of leisurely walking. on a less typical summer's eve, one more typical of fall -- grey, chilly, blustery -- a lone person walking home from work feels very much alone, a solitary soul in an otherwise populous city. why does the cold discourage so many people from venturing outdoors?

i am wearing the tina top, the pleat jacket and the ball skirt by kaliyana. my shoes are the saint shoe (closed collection) by trippen.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

some but not many blue skies top and skirt


i have had one too many days this summer when, on my way home from one place or another, my only thought was: please let me get home before the skies open up and i get caught in a rain storm without an umbrella yet again.

rerun: i am wearing the l/s meteor top, the modena top and the 3d skirt by kaliyana. my boots are the pluto boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Monday, August 18, 2014

forever editing dress/tunic


i am starting to think that there is a finite number of clothes (and a finite number of styles) that the human brain can successfully navigate. more than that number and chaos ensues. it is probably contrary to the very essence of some individuals' being to say this, but i will risk censure and say it. one day, when i have more time on my hands (and nothing useful to do with it), i will conduct some scientific (or, more likely, unscientific) research to validate this theory of mine.

i am wearing the honolulu dress, the modena top and the odyssey pant by kaliyana. my boots are the cylinder boot (box collection) by trippen.

Friday, August 15, 2014

on the wish list skirt


i have been pretty good about keeping quiet about what i would like to see in the kaliyana store this fall/winter. but fall/winter isn't that far away now. so enough keeping quiet. the amazing skirt in the tokyo fabric (black, of course) is on my wish list. and a long sleeve version of the modena top in the tokyo fabric (black, of course) is also on my wish list. although maybe that already exists? the notting hill top?

i am wearing the honolulu dress and the amazing skirt by kaliyana. my boots are the bass boot (cup collection) by trippen.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

i am a boot girl boots



i believe that women fall into one of two footwear camps: those who love boots, no matter the season, and everyone else. this isn't to say that those in the first camp wear only boots and that those in the second camp don't wear boots. they do (and they do too). but, given the choice of footwear (which one pair of "shoes" would you like to be stranded with on a desert island?), the answer would be a no-brainer for the women in the first camp: boots. (i am not sure what the women in the second camp would say.) it is no secret (i think) which camp i fall into.

i am wearing the honolulu dress, the amazing skirt and the modena top by kaliyana. my boots are the bass boot (cup collection) by trippen -- what i think may become for me the summer version of the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Monday, August 11, 2014

not quite there but getting there shoes



some days are for fixing the mistakes of the previous days. some days are for making discoveries long needed. and some days are just some days. i never thought that a pair of rundholz black label shoes would join my footwear collection. what a pleasant surprise.

i am wearing a tunic, a pullover, a skirt and shoes by rundholz black label.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

chillin' with the girls pullover


i am wearing a jumper dress by motion and a pullover by skif. too lazy to tell you about the trousers and boots: see yesterday's post.

Friday, August 8, 2014

the i got up late but still made it to practice on time (relatively speaking -- i arrived ten minutes later than usual which was still ten minutes before the scheduled start of practice) but the studio was locked because someone forgot to put the key in the lockbox which resulted in practice starting and ending later than usual and then i had to wait longer than usual for the streetcar to take me to work which resulted in me being late for work jumper dress



enough said.

i am wearing a jumper dress by motion and a cardigan by skif. my dhoti pants are many years old (purchased from a shop selling clothes from india that used to be near my yoga studio but is now long gone). my boots are many, many years old (purchased from an army surplus store that i haven't visited in just as many years -- so, for all i know, it, like the shop where i got the dhoti pants, may now be long gone).

Thursday, August 7, 2014

some like it warm pullover



i think it is time that i admit that i cannot be label monogamous*. no matter how much i would like to be**. recently, i was wondering how i can accommodate my several label loves. what i have come up with is this: alternating between the principal label love and the secondary label loves. one week principal label love and the next week a secondary label love (or two) (or three). and so on***.

*just like i cannot be a minimalist when it comes to interior design.

**i also aspire to minimalism in interior design. i keep telling myself that all i need is a bigger space in which to live and that small spaces (i live in a small space) are not conducive to minimalism. one needs some stuff for living and, assuming the amount of stuff remains constant (i am capable of keeping the amount of stuff constant), the bigger the space in which to store stuff, the better the chances of that space appearing/being minimalist (or stuff-free).

***or, maybe, being a proponent of going with the flow, i can just go with the flow.

i am wearing a dress and jacket by olio organics. i am also wearing a pullover by rundholz black label. my shoes are the montana shoe by birkenstock.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

for the love of black skirt



the feeling of sophistication continues (with matching hair this time).

i am wearing the maolie top, the myriam skirt and the mirtille coat, all melow by melissa bolduc (s/s 2014 collection). my shoes are by marsell.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

for the love of black coat


feeling very sophisticated in this outfit (hair notwithstanding).

i am wearing the mirtille coat and the micheline skirt, both melow by melissa bolduc (s/s 2014 collection). my shoes are by marsell.

Friday, August 1, 2014

off again on again jacket





i am wearing the mykonos top, the modena top, the river jacket and the ball skirt by kaliyana. my boots are the cube bood (box collection) by trippen.