onwards & upwards

I’m not even going to bring up my disturbing absence this past month and a half…let’s just move forward shall we? Start anew, if I may?

Artistic Director for Moschino, Rosella Jardini

The image above was taken last June by the lovely and ever so talented Garance Doré. I remember thinking that I wish I could stay this chic when I grew older. The crisp blue shirt with collar casually popped, tailored white pants and statement jewelry.

Industrial-strength iron, anyone? White denim wrinkles a no-no.

I heart my MK watch and vintage Dior belt...a little too much.

I drew from Garancé’s photo, inspiration for my outfit for an evening of “light” shopping yesterday; I say light because it only lasted 1.5 hours instead of the usual 3-5. Recently, I’ve kept my retail therapy to a bare minimum and happened to go a little overboard. And rightly so, I was indulging for a special occasion – an event I was given the privilege of attending. More on that another time…

Back to the outfit – I love the colours! So fresh and invigorating. My mood took a turn for the better with this ensemble…or perhaps that was due to the high I felt from handing the sales associate my credit card. Either way, I felt great. On top of the world! The perfect get-up for running errands; casual yet chic, put together, but not too much. A little side note: I feel like this would have been better worn with a pair of gladiators, instead of the gold flip-flops I had to opt for. I currently am not in possession of a pair of gladiators– I guess I’ll have to make another shopping trip for a pair…or two.

Toodles!

my birthday suit

dress - Zara / shoes - Nine West / watch - Michael Kors

At the time of writing, it was still my birthday. This is what I decided to work wear on my “special” day. This dress is one of my favourites. Love the nautical theme and the beautiful crest. You know when you’re shopping for nothing in particular and then you come across something on the rack that makes you inadvertently gasp. I had that moment with this dress…so I bought it…despite my frugal-ness.

I didn’t do much for my birthday but received the greatest of gifts from The Man of My Dreams. He made my day so wonderful. Best. Birthday. Ever.

i concentrate really hard when taking pictures -- as if to make them turn out much better

topped off with H&M anorak with gold detail