Evolution of Dusters

21.11.14

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Spell-Designs-Duster-kimono-jumpsuit-boho

Spell-Designs-Duster-kimono-jumpsuit-boho

Spell-Designs-Duster-kimono-jumpsuit-boho

Spell-Designs-Duster-kimono-jumpsuit-boho
Duster - Spell Designs  //  Jumpsuit - ThreadSence //  Tee - UO  //  Bag - Target  //  Booties & Necklaces - I forget *old*

Dusters were originally worn by horse riders as light jackets to, you know it, keep the dust off their clothing.  In the fashion world, they've evolved into light kimonos that are usually maxi length.  To me, the wild python print on this one hearkened back those days of cowboys and the wild west.

Being the sci-fi nerd that I am, it also brought to mind Firefly, and made me think this might be a duster that someone living in that verse might wear.  I guess it's the dreamer in me that is drawn to the free and untamed feeling that this duster evokes.

Now all I need is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.

Speaking of Animals and Maxis...

20.11.14

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Leopard-Maxi-Leather

Leopard-Maxi-Leather

Leopard-Maxi-Leather
Leopard Maxi Skirt - Mink Pink  //  Sweater - Guess  //  Jacket - Le Chateau  //  Boots - Aldo  //  Leaf Necklace - F21  //  Eagle Necklace & Rings - I forget *old*

....how about bringing it all together?   The previous post was about maxis, and the one before that was about faux fur, somehow it feels like the perfect third part to bring maxis and faux animal into one outfit and one post, with this maxi leopard print skirt.

You would think genius like this is pre-planned, but you'd be wrong.  Yup, this three parter is brought to you entirely by happenstance and the weird, idiosyncratic workings of my mind.  I mean, er, yeah I totally planned this.

Aaaaaand, that's the end of the genius.
It was very short lived.
Also, debatable if it was actually genius, but we'll just give me that one, shall we?

Maxis Hold Little Secrets

19.11.14

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Boho-Maxi-Faux-Suede

Boho-Maxi-Faux-Suede
Chelsea Verde Maxi Dress - Ebay  //  Jacket - I forget  //  Bag - Target  //  Necklace - F21

Boho maxi dresses are just sublime.  I love the wonderful assortment of patterns, the swish and swirl as you walk and turn.  There's something deeply satisfying in the weight of the material moving through the air with my movements.  Almost a secret dance known only to me.

Also, there's a great ease to them.  For Winter, leggings and tights are easily hidden underneath for warmth, and sweaters just layer perfectly on top.  The sweep and drama of bold colors and patterns make it look like you tried really hard - that's another secret.

How Fabulous is Faux Fur?

17.11.14


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Faux Fur coat - Zara  //   Plaid Shirt - Guess  //  Grey Tee - SheInside  //  Jeans - Lucky Brand  //  Boots - Aldo  //  Belt - AE  //  Bag - Target  //  Waterfall necklace - c/o Atterley Road  //  SKull necklace - Monserat de Lucca  //  Eagle Ring - Lulus  //  Etched Ring - Body Blue

Personally, I think it's so much fin.  It adds texture and interest to an outfit immediately.  But to me it always has the danger of getting too glam or dressed up, so the fact that this jacket had a hood made it perfect because the hood brings it back down.

There's a great level on contradiction in the playful, laid back hood, and the luxe, glam faux fur.  And contradictions in clothes, and in people, are what adds such kaleidoscopic beauty to life.

Plus, it's fuzzy.

I Tried Not To Laugh

14.11.14

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Boho-casual-outfit-fedora

Boho-casual-outfit-fedora
Kimono - UO  //  Shirt - Bershka  //  Hat & Necklaces - I forget (old)  //  Jeans - Gap  //  Boots - Aldo

My girl wanted to stand beside me.  She was very whiny *she's still fighting this horrible cold, by the way* and just wanted to be next to me, but also did not want Daddy to take photos of her.  Oh the dilemma!  

Though I felt bad for her feeling poopy, and I want to take her seriously, I couldn't help but laugh; her pouty face is just hilarious.  Trying to keep a straight face when she's got her brows furrowed, her bottom lip sticking out, and her thumb in her mouth is really hard.   I mean scaling-mount-Everest hard.

Side note, my shirt says "Weekend Uniform" and that's pretty much what it is to me.  Hat, kimono, loose tee, jeans, and boots.  Yup, that's about my casual day in a nutshell. Though, to be fair, most days are casual days so...

Side of the Highway, Empty Parking Lot, and on a Phone (Or The Secret to my Wardrobe)

12.11.14

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Spell-Designs-Kimono-Boho-Style

Spell-Designs-Kimono-Boho-Style

Spell-Designs-Kimono-Boho-Style

Spell-Designs-Kimono-Boho-Style

Spell-Designs-Kimono-Boho-Style
Kimono - Spell and the Gypsy Collective  //  Top & Jeans - UO  //  Boots & Leaf Necklace - I forget  //  Short Necklace - Vanessa Mooney  //  Leather Bracelet & Sunnies - F21

There's this shop I love, Spell and the Gypsy Collective based out of Australia, and as a newsletter subscriber I get all the updated info.  Usually their clothes are way out of reach for this artist Mama, but I marked my calendar when news came out of their big huge warehouse sale.

The thing was I was booked for a big photography gig out of town that same day.  The gig finished a half hour into the sale.  On the day, I drove to my gig and had a blast doing it.  The event started winding down early and after a discussion with my lovely client, we agreed that I should leave a touch early as things were clearly over *I had arrived early and started early so I felt that was fine to leave - normally I would've insisted on staying*

So I got in my car and started the long drive back home.  Soon though I remembered the sale and noticed that it had just started.  So what did I do?  I pulled over.

There I was: on the side of the highway, in an empty parking lot of a model home development/sales centre, in the middle of nowhere Ontario, on my phone shopping the warehouse sale.  If the police had been there and taken interest it would've been one heck of an explanation. But I grabbed some amazing pieces at incredibly low prices, so in my book it's a win!

*this post will also answer the question that a lot of people have about me, both online and in real life: how do I have so much variety and great quality in my wardrobe? Side of the highway, empty parking lot, in the middle of nowhere on a phone people, that's how*


Not How I Was Dressed

10.11.14

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Tassle-kimono-wool-fedora-Boho

Tassle-kimono-wool-fedora-Boho

Jeans - Dittos via - UO  //  Tank & Kimono - SheInside  //  Hat & Bag - I forget  //  Shoes - Ruche  //  Bag - Target

This weekend was a roller coaster.  Friday night I had the chance to celebrate a great lady's birthday.  Saturday things seemed to go well but my Girl was a bit under the weather.  This progressed to a full blown fever that persisted the rest of the weekend.  As this is posted this morning, I know she's not going to school.

Poor girl spent Sunday on the couch drinking tons of water/juice and sleeping on Mama a lot.  Let's see how the Monday goes.

Oh and trust me, this is not how I was dressed on Sunday...but it was how I was dressed on another day.
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