Is there a blogger out there who isn't talking about how over the summer is and how ready for the crisp, fashion-friendly days of autumn (s)he happens to be?
You know, until I started blogging, I didn't realize that the entire civilized world (with the exception of some crazy summer-centric beach bunnies - you know who you are) longs for the technicolor, azure skies of early September; the crunchy, orange/grey-hued smokiness of late November.
In the spirit of transition, here's an outfit I hope to get some real use out of over the next month:
Please note that these were taken during the fateful "every picture looked weird and sort of awful" shoot of last week, so I can't say they really show this cute dress off to its best advantage. The shoes are the ones I bought online from HQ in Montreal.
Oh, and the dress is from the(vaguely famous if you live in TO) Joe Fresh - a cool and exceedingly inexpensive chain started by Joe Mimran (former owner of Club Monaco). The deal is that the stores are carved out of retail space in the big box food chain Loblaws. Yes, you go shopping for your spinach and diapers and pick up a pair of shoes while you're at it. Shoes that cost 20 bucks.
That dress is so flammable, it is believably vintage and it was on sale for $11.00. Yes - eleven. And, can't vouch for the conditions of the garment workers, but the item is so well made it will last through the next ice-age.