There's a homeless shelter in my neighbourhood and I've been amused to discover that walking by gives me an automatic reading on my outfits. Without fail, on days when I clearly haven't put any effort into my appearance, I don't get any comments. But on days when I leave the house wearing something banging, there's always a word or two. Who knew the fashion sense of the homeless population was so fine-tuned? The burgundy colour of this trench coat was a hit. But their favourite outfit seems to have been this one (note the same floral top seen in this post).
I may wear a lot of dresses and skirts on the blog but I'm a pants girl at heart, so I felt completely at home in this outfit. The equestrian-style Canadian-made leather boots are one of my favourite thrift store finds. It's really really hard for me to find boots that fit my narrow calves (even these are big and can't be taken in). I recently discovered Duo boots, which makes footwear for narrow and wide calves, and am eyeing some of their flat black boots as an potential investment piece. Have any of you heard of/tried them? What do you find hard to shop for?
Jacket - Banana Republic
Jeans - Seven via Winners
Blazer - Thrifted (Elie Tahari)
Floral top - hand-me-down (Olsen)
Brown top - Dynamite
Scarf - Gift
Belt - ? (Australia)
Boots - Thrifted (Etienne Aigner)
Socks - F21
Sunglasses - Andrea Jovine via Winners
Brooch - from my grandmother's closet
Earrings - Claire's