January 26, 2012

is it fast enough so we can fly away?

I love these new shoes of mine. I think the texture of the leather and the plaid really give it some awesome character. I decided to wear my cranberry pants with these shoes because of the accent of cranberry in the plaid on the shoes. As well, I thought the colours in my Club Monaco plaid shirt were really complimented my the red in my pants and navy in my blazer.
Feel free to comment!

January 24, 2012

you don't wear my chains

I took these pictures a while back in October, and just rediscovered them today. I figured I may as well put them up because I love the way the lamp light was lighting up the autumn leaves.
I found this scarf at Zara for $12 last week, and I just knew I had to get it. I decided to pair it with my cream and navy sweater because I love the way the colours all compliment each other. I wanted to keep my look subtle, so I wore my black pea coat, black skinnies, and black combat boots.
Enjoy :)

January 22, 2012

you're just somebody that I used to know

Well the week of -30 is finally over!! I went out to take some shots of the sun through our dove wind chimes and the water dripping from the eavestrough and this is the product of that.
I went into Aldo with a friend the other day and I found these evergreen loafers there for $20. So if course, I had to buy them, even though it means I'm cheating on Steve Madden. I paired them with my cranberry sweater and my Mom's copper necklace to keep a warmer, dark colour pallet. But I also wore my cream blazer to add some contrast and light.
The title for this look comes from the Australian artist Gotye's song: Somebody I Used to Know, and I highly recommend giving it a listen below.

January 16, 2012

someday i'll fly, someday i'll soar

I was looking in Zara the other day, and I found their bow tie section. This little red and white stripped anchor bow tie just screamed at me to buy it as soon as I lay eyes on it. I coupled it with my blue paisley shirt and navy blazer to keep a nautical colour scheme, at least on my upper half. I then decided that my khakis would add a nice contrast to the outfit. So I put on my Calvin Klein belt and my Steve Madden dress shoes and headed out to dinner. I had to do this shot inside because it was a whopping -32oC with the wind yesterday and it feels like -36oC right now. Pray for warmth in Calgary!
I hope everyone likes my look :)

January 08, 2012

as I pretend to feel no pain

I wanted to incorporate my Great-Grandmother's hand knit sweater into another look. For this one, I decided on a more icey, light look with the grey, white, and sky blue. As well, I find the boots give it a wintery feel, even though it has been far from wintery the past few weeks in Calgary. As well, I decided that the suspenders would be a nice touch of class and a neat element I could add. Anyways, I hope everyone like it :)

January 06, 2012

anywhere but here without you

As much as I got some great deals on Boxing Day, this shirt was the one thing I paid full price for. But the material and the colour and the fit made it worth the price. I found that the best pant to wear it with is my cranberry ones, because of the way they flow with each other and maintain subtlty. As well, I love my cranberry pants with my congac penny loafers, so this was really a no bainer of a look.
I hope everyone likes it! Feel free to comment on lookbook.nu or here! Its much appreciated :)

January 04, 2012

i think i'll be gone away a while

I finally got to wear my vintage army green shirt! I wanted a more rough look this time, so I thought I should make army and olive green the focal colour. I paired my shirt with the scarf my Grandma gave me, my leather jacket, and my Levis. Of course, I had to wear my combat boots for an outfit like this.

For everyone in Calgary, enjoy the incredibly mild weather!

January 02, 2012

the outcome of a still verdictless life?

Firstly, I hope everyone had a great New Years Eve and I wish everyone a fantastic 2012! I have added a bunch of John Mayer to my library in recent days, so I've been using some of his lines as titles, just in case anyone was wondering ;) I know I always talk about earth tones, but that seems to be all my wardrobe consists of. I just love the way they go together to make a warm looking outfit. I love the deep maroon, evergreen, and khaki all together, and all tied together with my black combat boots. Although my Banana Republic jacket is a little big, I'm sure I'll grow into it over the next little while. I just love the greeny/taupe colour! I really hope everyone like this look! Feel free to comment on lookbook.nu or on my blog. The feedback is greatly appreciated!