Thursday, August 29, 2013

Past Fall Favorites

A bit blog delinquent this week, so popping up a few Fall favorites from years past. This morning's air had that signature late Summer shift, and it had me reeling in Fall moods & memories. I think my Autumn polyvore board is in clear sight now, and that I'll be making my satorial shift away from Summer from here on out. A landmark of a day!

Enjoy this day.

x, Kristin

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Most Basic

Dress: H&M / Shoes: c/o Vince Camuto (they're Kate's!) / Necklace: Thrifted

So... this wasn't meant to be a blog post.

I met Kate at lunch, and took her outfit photos, which led to her asking if I'd like mine taken as well. I said no at first, since I was wearing the most basic outfit there could ever be, but she offered up her heels, so I gave her my flats and we snapped a few quick shots (what a pal for putting on someone's old beat up flats, yes?). 

So, yes. Black dress. Gold necklace. Pink lips. This is Wednesday. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Comfort Zones

Dress: c/o Issa London x Banana Republic / Shoes: Boutique 9 / Bracelet: Vince Camuto c/o Envy / Watch: Guess / Sunnies: reNeu Boutique

Wow to the mean look on my face in photo #1. I'm not really that mean, but I do have a mean (see what I did there?) case of this sometimes. Oh well.

In clothes related news - look at this Issa London for Banana Republic dress. This was sent on over to me (thank you!), and when I opened up the box, I wasn't sure how it was going to go. I knew it was mega beautiful, but the style is really different for me, and I have honestly never worn a wrap dress before. I have to say, though, this piece is super flattering, appropriate for a myriad of situations (work, wedding, daytime on the regular, etc.), and I've come to default to it many times over the past two weeks. 

Proof that sometimes when you step out of your comfort zone, you end up the most comfortable. 

Have a wonderful Tuesday. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Bits of... Sappy Fest

I mentioned in a previous post that I was heading to a music festival a few weekends back, so I figured I would post some random snapshots from that weekend and include one outfit in the mix (since, woops, it's the only outfit documentation I did the entire time). The festival was musical fun, grilled cheese sandwiches, beautiful breezes, swan pond picnics, beers, and a sea of high waisted Levis shorts. I had some fun.

This weekend is one of the only Summer weekend this year where I have absolutely nothing on the go. No travelling. No weddings. No nothing. Don't get me wrong - I love summer adventure the very most. I love road trips & get togethers & parties & all of the rest, but I am a pretty tired girl from this Summer's hectic schedule (and broke), and this weekend is reserved for finishing up some wedding photos I shot a few weeks back, having a beer or 2 (but not 8 - yikes), reading my book, tackling to do list items, making at-home breakfast (it's been so long), and listening to records.

Whatever you get up to.. have a great weekend.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fully Classy Flirt

Dress: Gentle Fawn / Shoes: ALDO / Sunnies: reNeu Boutique / Purse: Le Chateau / Watch: Guess / Bracelet: Vince Camuto c/o Envy

I mentioned in my last post that I am attending a bunch of weddings this Summer, and here I am to document yet another wedding outfit that was worn just this weekend past - how is that for blogging punctuality? This dress was lent to me by my roommate, who wore it to a wedding last summer and I have to say, it's sort of the most perfect. Neutral, pastel-y colour palette, interesting geometric print, airy-ness & comfort.. and my most favourite part: the crossover skirt in front. Flirty but fully classy. A fully classy flirt. 

P.S. Tricksies. I'm definitely not engaged. I just wanted to do a little test out to see if people actually read my written blog content, and Kate & I thought that this would be the most hilarious way. We were chatting about how we are pretty sure many people don't read written content like, at all, in the way that they will comment on posts, and we wanted to do a small experiment. 

That's definitely a cubic zirconia ring that my mom gave to me. 

I'm definitely the most single you can be. 

And those horribly bit fingernails definitely don't deserve any real diamonds.

So if you read this, enjoy this joke. If not, well.. now you think I'm engaged & that's pretty darn funny. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Blues & The Browns

Dress: c/o Joe Fresh / Shoes: ALDO / Bag & Belt: Thrifted / Sunnies: reNeu Boutique / Watch: Guess / Bracelets: Thrifted & Vince Camuto c/o Envy

I had the best weekend. 

In the spirit of time sensitivity, I'll share with you my Facebook status from yesterday, which is kind of telling in itself, since I hardly ever make statuses on that social media platform. "Sometimes you wander 4 hours into Quebec wilderness on your own for a wedding, run through a field with sparklers, cheers to fireworks, drink beers from a can, dance to a live country band, eat three pieces of cake, sleep under the most beautiful stars you've ever seen, and have just the very best time.".  Unmentioned too is the early morning coffee I drank on a deck overlooking a river valley, the solo woods walk I took with a pup, and the delicious yet disgusting poutine I ate before leaving the province. 

I've had an up & down Summer, and there have been some recent moments of ickiness. But then I remembered & recounted it: my life is really not all that hard. At all. I have it swell. I am alive, for frig sakes. I am the luckiest. 

So what's next? Getting back on track with eating, editing photos of all the beauty lately, digging into hot yoga, reading more & internetting less, launching a street style blog, and getting some at-home things done before my next wedding (at home!) in oh, 18 days. 

Oh, and this outfit? Worn to another wedding earlier in the Summer, where I took the photos. I picked it up it for its longer length (never good to flash the groom), and have found it fit into my wardrobe just wonderfully these past few weeks. It often gets action with this blazer for work, and it paired well with this hat for a boating trip. 

To note: I think it's finally time I do something with this mop of mine. I don't dye it anymore, but past dye jobs + summer times have made its colour pretty uneven & crazy. That said, I have no idea what to do. I don't really want to take on dye jobs again.. but what's a girl to do?