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Oh Canada!

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As someone who doesn’t particularly like wearing the color red (I think it makes my face look too flush), I am always perplexed about what to wear on Canada Day (July 1).  This year I opted for a white dress with a reddish purse & I am quite happy with the results :) 

Dress:  J.Crew eyelet shirtdress {on sale!}
Necklace:  J.Crew Factory {old - nearly identical here and here}
Bracelets:  Gorjana leather wrap; thrifted branch-like bangles {similar}
Sunglasses;  Aldo Agrayssa {Cdn link here}
Purse:  Lauren Merkin Louise Raffia Clutch {Cdn link here}  {Also available at Amazon…on sale too!}
Shoes:  J.Crew metallic suede Cleo loafers {also on sale!}

Healing

white homemade maxi skirt linen j.crew tee

ankle sprain personal style maxi skirt

sprain maxi skirt linen tee

I have spent the last week feeling guilty about not updating the blog, so last night I finally managed to take a few quick pictures in the backyard.  As you can see, I am still side-lined due to my ankle sprain…2+ weeks and counting…  That being said, I am acutely aware that there are far worse things than a sprain and crutches, so I am trying to count my blessings and take this all in stride. 

I have been making a conscious effort to try and hide my leg/ankle as much as possible (despite the racing-stripe tape job, I highly doubt anyone wants to see my swollen and bruised leg).  Maxi skirts and loose linen pants have been in high rotation. 

Top:  J.Crew {similar}
Skirt:  homemade :) {similar}
Necklace: c/o INPINK
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh; Jacob
Sunglasses;  Aldo Agrayssa Aviators  {Cdn link}
Shoes:  SoftMoc



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Lately…

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I sprained my ankle playing softball on Saturday (stepped on the 3rd baseman’s foot while running). Once the swelling goes down, my athletic therapist will be able to better grade the severity of the sprain (although she has already commented on how amazingly bad it looks).

I have never needed crutches before, so my learning curve has been huge.  I have quickly figured out that pockets and a backpack are requirements & I am slowly getting more coordinated.  If you have any tips or tricks to share, I would love to hear them!

I snapped this pic on my way to work on Wednesday (purposely keeping my injured foot out of the shot).  The shorts are from Club Monaco (picked them up during an extra 50% off sale).  The blouse is from J.Crew Factory, the sweater is from Zellers, the coat is Nike (very similar), and the shoes are from SoftMoc.  And…the crutches are from the 80’s…they were my dads :)  He dug them out of the basement when I got back from the hospital.   Everyone seems amused that I have wood crutches.  It’s the oddest thing…

Work brights

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Silk stripe blouse:  Club Monaco {picked up during a sale in May}
Skirt:  J.Crew Factory long pencil skirt {this color came out last fall, but I waited until it moved to the clearance section & snatched it up during an extra % off sale a few months ago!  Loving the rich yellow color}
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa {Cdn link here}
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh
Purse:  Banana Republic {from a few years back}
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire Carmendy {also here and here}

My work-wear has been under-represented on the blog recently, so I made a conscious effort to snap a few photos yesterday morning before heading to work. 

On an unrelated note, I just found out someone else has recently started a personal style blog with the name Laura Wears.  Initially I was a little peeved, but to be honest, I have been contemplating a blog name change for a few months.  Perhaps this is the push I need to actually commit to a new blog name… 



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Sunset

White outfit lace midi skirt

Shirt:  J.Crew Factory Draped Pocket Tee
Skirt:  SheInside Hollow Lace Skirt {I think I am going to fix the lining - after seeing these photos, I am not sure I love the partially-lined look.  Similar style here}
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa  {Cdn link here}
Bracelets:  Gorjana Knox bracelet; Jacob bangles
Clutch:  Ivanka Trump {it’s actually called a “travel organizer”}
Shoes:  Pour la Victoire Vanna {I have had these sandals for 4 or 5 years now, and they are still one of my favorites!}