From Head to Ro – May 5, 2017 Casual Friday

TGIF, mates. We did it. We survived another week. I am looking forward to some time in my pajamas with my hair in a messy knot. Until then, here is my version of Casual Friday.

May 5 ootd

I’m wearing a beautiful silk bomber jacket and white Converse that I received for my birthday earlier this week, as well as basic black t-shirt from H+M, and a pair of Current/Elliott jeans that are second hand to me.

These jeans are a size too big, so I’ve rolled the bottoms to create that boyfriend-jean look.

may 5 bomber

Front of the bomber jacket

may 5 back of bomber

Back of the bomber jacket

The star of this outfit is the jacket. It’s the perfect amount of sporty and grandma, and it’s reversible. The other side is pink with ivory, without the floral embroidery if you’re trying to tone down your inner old lady.

may 5 inside out bomber

This jacket is pretty warm, but it also looks good with a hoodie underneath if needed.

Oh and my glasses… they’re the Hepburn frames from Eye Buy Direct, if you use that link you’ll get $10 off your first purchase. Not bad, hey?

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From Head to Ro – May 4, 2017

WELCOME, SPRING! And May the Fourth be with you to all my nerds. I won’t be posting one of these every day, because believe it or not, I repeat outfits from time to time.

I’d like to introduce one of my style uniforms: the t-shirt and skater skirt. You will see this repeated a lot in different colours and textures, because I know this outfit always works for me.

ensemble

Today’s ensemble

Friends, I am not very tall. I know I look tall in pictures but that is pure MAGIC! I top out at 5’3″. I lucked out; I’m nicely proportioned and I seem to photograph well. Regardless, this outfit looks great on everyone. Update 10:44am- I’ve been put in my place.

cotton dots

T-shirt with little gold dots

My t-shirt came from Simons last season, and it’s a lightweight cotton with subtle gold dots. I think mixing textures and prints makes an outfit more interesting. At times I’ve probably gone too far and I’ve verged on tacky, but oh well. If tacky is the worse thing that is said about me on a given day, I don’t mind.

lace

Blush lace overlay skirt

My skirt is from a few seasons ago, and it’s from the Talula line at Aritzia. I also have this skirt in ivory. I’m wearing it quite high on my waist, but if I wore a more fitted top I could wear it sitting on my hips and that would give me more length to work with.

shoes

Rose gold flats

I’ve paired my ensemble with rose gold Vanessa Wu flats from Simons, $79, purchased on the weekend.

This outfit looks pretty cute with a cropped, light wash denim jacket with the sleeves rolled up. For a bit of added warmth, I’m wearing nude nylons.

See you tomorrow, maybe?

 

 

From Head to Ro – May 3, 2017

My fashion is really nothing special, but I wear what I want and you lovely people seem to like it. My hope is that you’ll feel encouraged to wear things differently and to find some inspiration in your own closet.

A lot of my clothes are several years old, I just keep finding new ways to wear things, thank you Pinterest! I have a lot, but I only keep what I really love. When something doesn’t fit or it looks awkward, I give it away, sometimes only after a couple of wears. Someone else should really be enjoying it rather than hoarding it for five years and then donating it to the thrift store after it’s way out of style. Be nice to other people and give back when you can. I remember being a younger person and feeling like I’d won the lottery when I found a Lululemon hoodie in mint condition at a thrift store for a fraction of the retail price.

Take risks. If it doesn’t work out, at least you know so you can try something else tomorrow. Play dress-up in your closet. Try on all your tops with each skirt, pair of pants, and shorts. You might surprise yourself with a bunch of new outfit combinations that you didn’t know existed. I often find myself thinking of outfit combos, and I keep a note in my phone to try it. TRY IT.

So here we go, the first edition of From Head to Ro, special thanks to Nick Laba for the name.

Pajama I mean palazzo pants

Today I’m wearing the office friendly equivalent of pajama pants, except they’re called Palazzo pants and mine came from H+M a few weeks ago. I ate too many tacos last night (birthday ftw) and I really wasn’t feeling my cigarette pants and I don’t own a mumu, so these were an excellent alternative. They’re 100% polyester, lightweight and breezy and I think they were $39. The next time I wear them I might try a loose cropped tank and see where that takes me. These pants also look really good with pointy flats.

I paired these with a fitted ballet T-shirt that I bought from Garage Clothing a few years ago. To be completely honest, I almost donated this shirt last week. I’m glad I didn’t.

And last but not least, I’m wearing a pair of dark blue 4″ cylinder heels from Call It Spring $59, purchased back in February. For being 4 inches tall, they’re incredibly comfortable. I’ve survived four meetings in them today.

shoes

Peep toe cylinder heels. Chunky and funky, but not at all practical for today’s rain. Meh.