Taupe, white and black




Earrings: gift from my lovely aunts; Silver cuff: belonged to my granny; Taupe drapey jacket: Reitmans; Tee: The Gap; Pencil Skirt: Old Navy; Sandals: Browns.

I read an article recently about interesting ways to pair basics, and they suggested wearing a teeshirt and pencil skirt with a pair of Keds (or similar sneakers). I wasn’t especially feeling like wearing sneakers today, but felt these Birkenstock-inspired leather sandals had a similar casual vibe. Typically when I wear a pencil skirt, I do pair it with something a bit more “office stereotypical” (for instance), but I love this more casual take. The drapey jacket worked with the neutral feeling I was going for and is casual enough that it also worked with the tee and sandals, while still complementing the officey pencil skirt. I would wear a variation on this often – maybe next time with a graphic tee, jeans jacket and wedges.


Chambray, stripes and some nudie booties





Earrings: Estasi; Necklace: TV Tower Fair; Top: The Gap; Jersey pencil skirt: Old Navy; Booties: Toms.

Yesterday was my blog’s 5 year anniversary. Go figure. I wouldn’t have known if WordPress hadn’t informed me. Happy anniversary, FashionFlirt.me. It’s been swell.

Also swell? This jersey knit pencil skirt. I have to employ a technique from my all-girls high school days, and roll the waist band to make the skirt shorter and fit better (I bought it online and didn’t … care? that is isn’t the right fit/size… rolled three times makes it a much better length for me).

Do you have any easy seamstressless tricks to get your clothes to fit you better?




Foatographer always catches me at my best moments in laughter.

Feeling ladylike



Sunglasses: Joe Fresh; Button-front and pencil skirt: Old Navy; Pumps: Arezzo

I’m done with pants. Completely, utterly DONE with them. I want bare legs, skirts, dresses…. even if the weather isn’t QUITE there yet.

Since I got dropped off and picked up from work yesterday, I didn’t even hesitate – I put on my skirt and pumps and didn’t even think about my collection of tights. And it felt (if not a bit chilly) absolutely glorious.

What spring and summer outfit changes are you dying to make?

Cat Eyes and a Graphic Print Pencil Skirt

This summer I benefitted from my mother’s generosity. In July, a package full of her cast-offs arrived, and I haven’t quite stopped squealing yet. I borrowed this skirt from mom during the family reunion last year, and I fell in love with the funky print, fit and the pockets. My maneuverability is reduced, due to the lack of a kick pleat, but it provides endless entertainment, as I often forget about the lack of a kick pleat, and frequently get stuck half-way over simple obstacles.

I pulled this outfit together to complement my glasses and new hair-style (new colour and bang trim, the rest of my hair didn’t need much of in the way of an update), and felt super funky all day! I love how much one vision-granting accessory changes the look of an outfit. Might need to buy myself a second pair!

Glasses: Clearly Contacts; Sweater: Gap; Skirt: Banana Republic; Tights: Hue; Wedge pumps: Kenneth Cole Reaction.

Photos by Aarron from FOATography.