crossbody bag by CO-LAB via winners || striped tee by JOE FRESH || denim by AMERICAN EAGLE || jewelery by ALDO || blazer, kitten heels, pashmina by LE CHATEAU
Over the last few weeks I indulged in a little retail therapy ..and found this perfect cross body bag! I am forever searching for bags that are the perfect mix of function and fashion and this one is just exactly right. Naturally, Cedric took a bite out of the strap the moment I set it on the ground for a second, just to make sure I remember that he is the most important thing in the universe and would like dinner, now please. Prepare to most likely see a lot of this bag- bite marks and all- I’m super into the nude and gold tones for spring and its ideally sized! I accessorized with a cute little starfish charm bracelet and stacked rings from Aldo accessories. Everytime I go in there I want something else, today I saw this nautical striped bag that would have been perfect for my outfit! Since I linked it and its not in the photos, I trust you can tell I managed to resist. Plus, mine is better anyways 😛
Onto the outfit. When I get dressed, what I really want is to be comfortable. This outfit has my two favourite comfy basics- a relaxed cotton tee and dark wash skinny jeans. My office is pretty casual so I get to wear jeans every day, I usually dress them up with a blazer. This linen blazer kinda reminds me of chambray, and since denim-on-denim is having such a moment, I figured I would show some pride and bust out the Canadian Tuxedo.. sort of… the blazer is a bit of a cheat not being actual denim. I have a love/hate relationship with linen… the wrinkles… there are no words, but this blazer eliminates that by having ruched details already so wrinkles don’t matter, fabulous! The fabric has quite noticeable stretch (which I love in a blazer) and it is very light and cool. Linen is often exclusively a spring and summer fabric (certainly in stores), which is why I find myself busting this jacket out as soon as the snow melts! (This time, stay away you white fluffy devil!)
Blue has always been my favourite color, it can basically be treated like a neutral, many people don’t seem to realize how versatile it is! I’ve mentioned before how a scarf can make a simple outfit stand out- that’s absolutely the case here! I paired simple basics with a bold, red, anchor printed pashmina, I love the black and white stripe detailing on the edges of it, pointy toe kitten heels and ruby lips finish the look. With a few accessories denim basics become a sweet sailor inspired outfit.