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Happy Friday everyone! This is our last style post before the next issue launches- it's a mega-post! Three lovely garments! You should be really excited. I won't even be mad if you are more excited about the knowledge that our Spring launch is imminent than the outfits I'm about to show you.
These garments are amazing. You might already know that I love this jacket- like squishy wearable waffles.
Yum. This next one too, is a little bit blankety, but with a trimmer silhouette and just a smidge of a shawl collar.
Now let's talk collars. Drapey, elegant, shoulder-grazing collars.
This week is all about texture.
I have to retract my proclamation that winter is over since my last post. This is hard for me; I am extremely stubborn. Today I was walking around the trendy Roncesvalles neighborhood in west Toronto, keeping my eyes peeled for "for rent" signs (looking for apartments in this town is a crummy task, fyi), and pellets of ice were raining down on me. There is snow on the ground, and there may be more tomorrow. April is a cruel mistress. I came home and stubbornly ate ice cream while listening to the radio, and I haven't quite stopped shivering. I feel better just looking at these scrumptious sweaters.
Let's start with Fitting. I went with unadulterated girly on this one. You could also wear this more casually, with jeans or whatever. I think this sweater does the same thing to an outfit as a blazer does- makes you look fancier and more put-together- but without the masculine edge of a blazer. It's so pretty. Those textured columns are so lovely.
Next up, the lovely Burrard. In the middle outfit, I definitely went full on hot librarian. You can also toss this darling over a summer dress when the evening is chilly, or add a softer, nerdier element to a harder-edged outfit, like the one on the left. It's fun to dress as all the parts of yourself at once. At this very moment, I am wearing my boyfriend's plaid shirt and sparkly nail polish. So there's that.
Uji was really fun to style because the coat is a pretty major element, and although it is visually stunning with all that honeycomb texture, those pockets, and the generous collar, I felt as though it was my responsibility to provide a counterpoint to all that beige. Patent and studs and prints and acid brights!