Taupe, white and black

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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.

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How to DIY a scarf without even trying.

Sunnies: F21; Earrings, Aldo; Scarf, Fabricland; Jeans Jacket, Buffalo by David Bitton (thrifted from the Ruby Slipper Vintage); Cream button-front shirt, Sirens; Mini skirt, Mango; Oatmeal tights, the Gap; Platform loafers, Schutz.

This is a post about the time I decided to get my craft on. I said to myself: Self, you are a creative woman. Let’s make something! Anything!

Having planned on making on of Natasha’s mullet skirts, I’d already purchased some fabric from the ├╝ber discount section of Fabricland. A black with white polkadots fabric, and this sheer taupe fabric. I started playing with the polkadot fabric, and threw the taupe over my shoulder. As I was folding, draping and wrinkling the polkadot fabric, I happened to glance into the mirror.

And, lo! Without even trying, I made a gorgeous sheer taupe scarf. I took the fabric, folded it into a triangle, and wrapped my new scarf around my neck. Perfection, is it not?

Photos by Aarron.