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Hilary MacMillian and Betsey Johnson

Sometimes you want to play. Sustainability and budget are first and foremost on my mind when it comes to fashion. But sometimes a girl wants to play.

On that Note

Guess what? Today my girl turns seven!

Why I Can’t Have Pretty Things

I bought myself an umbrella. Isn’t it a pretty umbrella? I think so.

Fashion Tinder Kind of World

I dressed the same way as I did my hair: depending on what took my fancy, and what I felt like at the moment.” – Brigitte Bardot

Self-Deception

“No satisfaction based upon self-deception is solid, and however unpleasant the truth may be, it is better to face it once and for all, to get used to it, and to proceed to build your life in accordance with it.” – Bertrand Russell

Man Repeller Style and Playing With Fashion

There’s a popular blog called the Man Repeller, and while I’m not a fan of the style,

I Don’t Care…

…what you wore.
…how much you make.
…what you drive.
…who you’re sleeping with.
…what show you were on (actors).

Asking

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Why is it often so hard to ask?  Why do we have a hard time asking for things we want and need?


You know, asking someone you like to spend time with you *coffee, dinner, etc.* Asking someone you love to give you a something you need.  We have such difficulty with it.

I guess there’s that fear of not getting what you want.  But I perhaps there’s also that fear of getting it.  ‘Cause what then?

Sometimes though, all you need is a great breeze, a pair jeans, sunglasses, and Janis Joplin blarring out your car stereo.

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Jeans – Zara  //  Tank – Gap  //  Shirt – Guess  //  Necklace – Monserat de Lucca  //  Shoes Threadsence

How Fabulous is Faux Fur?

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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.

Unexpected Biking Gear

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Top & Scarf – Urban Outfitters  //  Jeans – Gap  //  Gauntlets – c/o Jennifer Fukushima  //  Shoes – Ruche  //  Bag – Target  //  Earrings – I Forget  //  Sunnies – Lace Affair  // Rings – F21

As the weather inevitably turns, biking becomes  a bit of a challenge because though it’s warm when I leave, it’s chilly when I return home in the evening.  But it’s that weird cold where it’s not fully cold, just chilly, and definitely not warn.  These gauntlets from Jennifer Fukushima really have been great for biking.  They keep my hands and wrists nice and cozy, which is a very hard part to keep warm as I tend to have cold extremities, without feeling overheated.

Bonus points because it’s made in Canada, sustainability preference when sourcing material, and mostly natural fibers!  Jennifer is launching a whole new collection of clothing this Fall too – completely based around this social consciousness – showcasing her unique design aesthetic.

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