Floral Fun In The Fall

As the echoes of fluorescent fuchsia and neon green from this past spring fade out like my summer tan, floral prints are being replaced with darkly romantic motifs for the fall. Unlike most trends, this one obviously makes sense as fashion tends to incline towards more darker, polished flare. While most of you have probably shunned away your spring/summer clothing and are eager to get into the cozier side of things; I on the other hand, just can’t seem to let go of the idea that I’m losing my tan and that our days are getting shorter…

So, here I am posting an outfit representing my undying preference for spring/summer season. Bright orange trousers, navy floral blouse and my black sandals. Whatever, dressing for the weather has become overrated anyways. scan 30010

Before I had purchased my trousers over the summer, I had always worn this blouse but noticed that it was always missing some extra “oomph!” with whatever I paired it with. Like I’ve said in previous posts, I’m pretty brave when it comes to pairing bold colours so when I saw that the floral print on my blouse was the exact same shade of orange my trousers had, I went all Victor Frankenstein on both pieces. More than satisfied with this colour experiment or should I call it my “floral monster” (Alright, now I’m just trying to be funny. I’ll stop.) I finished the outfit off with my black double buckle wedge sandals and black leather clutch. Accessory wise, I wanted to keep it at a minimal concerning size and colour so that my 5 foot self wouldn’t look drowned out with a bigger hand bag and just in general, I desired to keep the colour scheme of my outfit at a balance. scan 30006scan 30009

I’d say this outfit is blossoming!

xo

Abby

P.S http://lookbook.nu/look/5169598-New-Look-Black-Sandals-Forever-21-Floral-Blouse 😉

The Best of The 80’s: Acid Wash Jeans

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Say what you want about 80s music but as far as fashion goes, there really is no decade worse than what this era brought to the table. After all, what other decade let you get away walking the streets in MC Hammer pants, shoulder pad induced blazers  and horrid neon leg warmers? However, amidst the craziness found in 80s fashion, one gem of a trend caught my eye: The acid wash jean. I was rummaging through my mother’s old high school photos one day, and found a picture of her and some girlfriends looking pretty darn hot in their acid wash jeans accompanied by the oh-so-famous perm-ridden hairstyle. Having watched ‘Sixteen Candles’ the night before as well, I decided to channel my inner Molly Ringwald and so, my quest for acid wash jeans had begun.

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If you’re subdued by the thousands of dollars university/college has brought upon you like it has for me, shopping on a budget has become a must in my life, which also made my hunt for good quality jeans like these ones, a difficult task. Major stores like Topshop, Zara and H&M who provide shoppers with current trends either lacked quality in regards of material or just didn’t offer the price range I had in mind for this type of jean. At this point, my $50 budget seemed absolutely ridiculous in this day and age. So much for wishful thinking. But, not to worry, I resorted to the wondrous art of vintage shopping! I scoured Kensington Market, vintage shops along Bathurst and Dufferin in hopes for a find. While some shops carried what I wanted, an XS or 00 was nowhere to be found
damn, it. It wasn’t until a friend of mine messaged me on Facebook letting me know she was selling a pair of vintage Levi 501s in black and white acid wash for 30 freaking dollars in my size did I wave my hands in the air like I just didn’t care. My mission was complete and so I busted out my “happy dance” (also known as my hidden talent of ‘Crumping’ along with various booty pops in between).

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For my second outfit, I decided to make it more of an androgynous one by adding: A pair of black suede wedges, my vintage hexagon shaped cross-body purse along with my chartreuse tank top. I added a touch of femininity with these items and the vintage purse I paired it with, was the perfect touch of modernity to the outfit. While black and white are fantastic colors, I couldn’t bear straying too close to the sidewalk and being a huge fan of bold colors, I played up the outfit by pairing it with this chartreuse tank top. Wondering where I purchased my items? You know the drill. Check out my Lookbook link posted on my ‘About Me’ page!

xo

Abby