I know I shouldn’t be complaining (especially when Toronto’s spring is so bi-polar and gloomy), but on the day it got uncomfortably hot in Los Angeles, I realized I really was not sartorially prepped for this heat.
Spending the day to do some serious window-shopping on Melrose Avenue and Rodeo Drive, I opted for a mod-inspired outfit for the ultimate colour-popping ensemble in sunny LA. Although it’s no collarless white shirt from Fred Segal (Clueless, anyone?), I went with a black and white silk shirt and a neoprene fit-and-flare skirt to the famous department store thinking it would do the trick to keep me somewhat cool. How wrong I can be. Much to my dismay, walking to Rodeo Drive unpleasantly dripping in sweat is not the most glamorous. Thank goodness for refreshing cucumber mint lemonades at Fred Segal’s Mauro Café and Harajuku ice-cream crepes on Santa Monica Boulevard, life in the desert heat was once again bearable.
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.: Outfit :.
Shirt :: Equipment
Bag :: Marni (similar style here)
Heels :: Anthropologie
After a 24-hour tease of spring weather, Mother Nature decided to dump another heaping of snow. You know, just to remind us that winter isn’t over yet. #thanksbutnothanks
Eager for warmer weather to come soon, I’ve been experimenting with some of my spring pieces to help transition me sartorially through the seasons. Looking to Céline’s Spring 2014 collection for inspiration, I paired a semi-fitted sweater dress over a pleated skirt for the perfect transition look. Throw on a pair of Uniqlo’s Heat-Tech tights (by far my favourite!), my trusty ankle boots, a tailored black coat, and I’m ready to brave the bitter cold. While playing with different combinations with existing pieces is exhilarating (extending the wear of spring pieces is like having a whole new wardrobe — minus the shopping part, of course), I’m so over this please-don’t-make-me-say-polar-vortex kind-of weather. Who’s with me?