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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!}

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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Quickly

patterson j kincaid blue watercolor asymmetrical floral dress

Dress:  Patterson J Kincaid (love the beautiful colors in this dress!)
Scarf:  Club Monaco (from 2012)
Sunglasses:  Aldo Agrayssa (Cdn link)
Bracelets:  Banana Republic gold knot bracelet, Amrita Singh bangles
Clutch:  Gap (Cdn link)
Shoes:  Tory Burch Amalie (the heeled version seems to be sold out online, but the flat sandal version is still available)

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Stripes and ankle pants

J.Crew crinkle stripe shirt

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club monaco lane wool pant

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Shirt:  J.Crew crinkle gauze boy shirt (a nearly identical option from Madewell)
Pants:  Club Monaco Lane pants
Bracelets:  Amrita Singh; INPINK
Purse:  Josette Cacnio
Shoes:  Cole Haan (here’s an almost identical Old Navy version US link, Canada link)



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