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What to Wear: Power outfit

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I don’t know, guys, I’m feeling like a pretty big weirdo lately. That’s the excuse I’m going to use for this photo shoot, I guess. These weren’t even the weird ones. The weird ones involved me reenacting that scene at the beginning of The Lion King where Rafiki holds up Simba, except I was holding up an owl figurine? OK, sure. I’m not posting those ones. Maybe my POWER comes from being a giant weirdo.

Oh. Heyyyyyy.

Oh. Heyyyyyy.

So that happened. I liked the idea of this week’s power outfit theme, but I have to admit I felt bad choosing one outfit over the others. Because, you know, we all anthropomorphize our clothes and worry about hurting their feelings. In the end, I had to go with my absolute favourite tights, which I have had for about three years and have never stopped loving. One time, the premier of New Brunswick asked me where I bought them. People give me the best confused looks on the street when I wear them – sometimes they ask me if my legs are tattooed. This is the exact kind of weirded out attention I want!

This dress makes me feel like a figure skater.

This dress makes me feel like a figure skater.

And this dress is just the most comfortable thing I own, and I think it’s cute. It has a visible gold zipper on the back, I can wear it with literally anything, it’s pretty much the best. The shoes are new, but I can tell we’re going to have a beautiful relationship and I will wear them until they literally fall off my feet in tatters. Anyway, I feel good about wearing all of these things, and that’s my idea of a power outfit.

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SHOES!

I also love this snake watch a lot.

I also love this snake watch a lot.

Dress: H&M
Tights: Modcloth
Shoes: Ruche
Watch: Modcloth
Cardigan: Envy

Head over to Nicole’s blog to check out all the other power outfits!

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The end of tights season

A few days ago it was warm enough to go outside with bare legs. I guess this is mostly a good thing, it’s not like I’m a giant fan of cold weather or anything, but I always miss my tights during the summer. Whatever, that is a legitimate thing to think about!

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I’m just going to post pictures of tights I own now.

 

You know how there is that stereotype about women being really obsessed with shoes? I am not like that. Heels hurt my feet! I can’t wear high boots because of my cursed cankles!

One time the premier of New Brunswick asked me where I bought these!

One time the premier of New Brunswick asked me where I bought these!

Anyway, everyone wears shoes. BORING! Not everyone wears super weird tights that apparently sometimes look like tattoos according to random strangers?

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<3s

Soon I’m going to have to put all of my beautiful tights away in a drawer for a few months and my only way of Expressing Myself Through Fashion will be through my nails. The good news is, my sister got me an at-home gel nail kit thing for my birthday, so now my nails can look something like this all the time:

ZEBRA!

ZEBRA!

So at least all accessory hope is not lost.

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What to Wear: to work

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Yep, it’s that time again! This week, the theme is work outfits. To be honest, I wear pretty much the same clothes at work that I wear the rest of the time. My standard outfit in every facet of my life is a dress, tights and cardigan. Still, I try not to be too boring, even if I rarely stray from that uniform. I’m an editor, and I feel like since my job is fairly creative my penchant for bright colours and bold patterns is fairly appropriate.

Casually reading the magazine I edit.

Casually reading the magazine I edit.

I kind of really like primary colours, and I especially love weird and/or bright tights. As you can see, I demonstrated some restraint with this outfit, opting for an unusual colour without a pattern. I really feel like an outfit is successful when someone either asks me where I got my tights, or asks if my legs are tattooed. It happens more often than you might expect!

My eyes looked crazy in every picture I took, ahh!

My eyes looked crazy in every picture I took, ahh!

I generally try to avoid anything too short or super casual at work, but otherwise, I don’t really follow any particular rules. I’m lucky I have a lot of freedom to EXPRESS MY UNIQUE PERSONALITY at work, which I guess is important to me because I need everyone to know that I’m a special snowflake.

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Admiring my elegant ring.

These wedges are approximately as comfortable as slippers.

These wedges are approximately as comfortable as slippers.

You can't actually SEE that I'm wearing these earrings, but I promise I am.

You can’t actually SEE that I’m wearing these earrings, but I promise I am.

Dress and belt: Modcloth
Cardigan: Envy
Shoes: Michael Kors (I think from Macy’s?)
Tights: Target
Ring: Some random stand during the Halifax Buskers Fest
Earrings: Bejewel by Trudy Gallagher

Check out Nicole’s blog┬áto see what everyone else is wearing to work!

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