summer’s shoe…

photo:  marieclaire.com

I think at this point we can all agree that the espadrille is the shoe of the summer. Whether a chunky high-heel wedge worn with a pencil skirt (as above) or a flat lace-up worn with culottes (as below), they are a summer 2016 trend that we will see right through to boot weather.

No,21 Skirt,  $410 CAD farfetch.com  

T-shirt.  $39 CAD loft.com

Prada Espadrilles,  $1,001 CAD neimanmarcus.com

Earrings,  $13 CAD jcpenney.com

Alice+Olivia Clutch,  thecorner.com

Erdem Culottes,  $1,270 CAD  harveynichols.com

Mickey Tank,  $35 CAD topshop.com

Espadrilles,  $61 CAD landsend.com

Earrings,  $17 CAD ebags.com

Clutch,  $51 CAD bluefly.com

lace skirt…

photo:  londonfashionbypaul

Sometimes I will come across a picture that for one reason or another will catch my attention. What I like about this outfit, aside from the pop of colour in the bag, is the lace skirt with heavy-ish booties. Okay, so while I am not about to walk out in a mini lace skirt like above, there are options that I could embrace more comfortably. And yes…I realize that we are in full summer mode weather-wise but a lighter top would be appropriate for out on a cooler summer evening. We do get plenty of those.

Skirt $53 CAD chicwish.com

Tee shirt $110 CAD T by Alexander Wang

Booties $625 CAD farfetch.com

Pendant $42 CAD 6pm.com

Cuff gojane.com

plaid skirt…

This season we continue to see plaid/tartan in key pieces like skirts, pants, and of course coats and jackets. I’ve posted about plaid before so clearly I have a thing for it. I can’t help it…I love how it punches up any outfit taking it from ordinary to something special.  I love the pencil skirt for so many reasons. It looks so refined on almost any body type (proportion is key) and it never goes out of style. Check out this look…

Alexander McQueen tartan skirt

Seed Heritage wrap tie vest

Givenchy lace-up booties

Saint Laurent large shopper tote

Ferragamo wrap bracelet

Kate Spade stud earrings