Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Masquerade Ball

periwinkle lavender gown necklace museum masquerade Venetian mask
periwinkle lavender cocktail dress gown masquerade venetian mask bouffant
periwinkle lavender gown necklace museum masquerade Venetian mask
periwinkle lavender gown necklace museum masquerade Venetian mask
 Photos by Kyler Kelly

Fashion means a lot of things to me. The way I see it, the body is a canvas. It's there for me to decorate and adorn, to wipe clean and create something new the next day. 

As Debbie once put so eloquently, people are never just one thing. You should never limit yourself to one idea of a person. Forget "this isn't me"... if you like it, it's you and you should rock it with confidence! Fashion to me, means self-expression and the exploration of your many alter-egos. Remember how fun it was to play dress-up when you were little? Well, it never really gets old. And I, for one, love pretending that I'm a spy at a masquerade ball, sent to seduce the French Ambassador for all his state secrets. Cause let's face it...besides Nobel Price winning mathematician, there's pretty much no scenario more ludicrous for me. Still, it's fun to pretend.

Topshop dress/thrifted necklace
(The mask is from Venice)
                                                                

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Those Grey Days...

h&m patterned pants grey sweater beaded collar zara black beret
h&m patterned pants grey sweater beaded collar zara black beret
h&m patterned pants grey sweater beaded collar zara black beret
Sweater: Zara / Pants: H&M / Boots: Kenneth Cole Reaction

How much longer can winter drag on? Well, I am making an effort to maintain a little bit of style during these dark days. Even though my outfit has zero color to it, I think the crazy pattern pants are a lot of fun and a beaded collar on an otherwise boring grey sweater never hurt anyone. I'm still trying to keep it alive, people. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Tulle We Meet Again

tulle skirt nude black turtleneck bouffant heels
tulle skirt nude black turtleneck bouffant heels
tulle skirt nude black turtleneck bouffant heels
tulle skirt nude black turtleneck bouffant heels
 Photos by Kyler Kelly

One of the things I hate most about winter is the ritual of packing away our favourite skirts and dresses, never to see the light of day. I maintain a firm belief that trousers need not be winter's go-to garment. Though you may not want to venture out of doors literally in bare skin, who's to tell you a trip to the museum, high-tea with your cousin, or any ol' Tuesday can't be kicked up a notch? There's no lighter feeling than a tulle skirt that just seems to float around your body. Hello old friend, it's been too long...

Sammydress skirt/American Apparel turtleneck/Zara heels
                                                                

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I'm An Old Fuddy-Duddy At Heart

grey cardigan black turtleneck trousers pants statement necklace geek-chic glasses bouffant loafers
grey cardigan black turtleneck trousers pants statement necklace geek-chic glasses bouffant loafers
grey cardigan black turtleneck trousers pants statement necklace geek-chic glasses bouffant loafers
grey cardigan black turtleneck trousers pants statement necklace geek-chic glasses bouffant
 Photos by Kyler Kelly

One of my standard winter uniforms consistent of this black/grey ensemble that kind of reminds me of something a stylish granny would wear. It sort of envelopes you in warmth. There's just something about the asymmetrical cardigan that I love! I suppose it's because it just floats around you like a pretty dress...

To liven up the outfit, I added a statement necklace and some geek-chic glasses. Hang in there everyone...winter has to end at some point...

Costa Blanca cardigan/American Apparel turtleneck/Le Chateau pants/F21 necklace and handbag/Derek Cardigan glasses/old loafers
                                                                

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Is In The Air

maroon dress peter pan collar red belt black bootie valentine's day hearts love
maroon dress peter pan collar red belt black bootie valentine's day hearts love
maroon dress peter pan collar red belt black bootie valentine's day hearts love
maroon dress peter pan collar red belt black bootie valentine's day hearts love
maroon dress peter pan collar red belt black bootie valentine's day hearts love
maroon dress peter pan collar red belt black bootie valentine's day hearts love
maroon dress peter pan collar red belt black bootie valentine's day hearts love
maroon dress peter pan collar red belt black bootie valentine's day hearts love
 Photos by Kyler Kelly

Valentine's Day is about much more than chocolates, flowers and expensive gifts. It's about reflection and appreciation for one of the greatest joys of human existence: that ooey gooey feeling we call love. Even if you don't have a particular "special someone" in your life, we all have great loves. Friends, family, neighbours, coworkers, critters, even ourselves! When was the last time you treated yourself to some flowers or that handbag you've been eyeing? Well go ahead...you deserve it!

Happy Valentine's Day, you beautiful Frockers! xoxo

On Jackie: Aldo booties/Zara knee socks/F21 dress/old belt and rings
On Debbie: H&M dress/Joe Fresh tights/Zara booties/Vintage cuff
                                                                                                                                                       

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Debbie's Footwear Addiction - cont'd

zara beige suede over-the-knee boots fall winter fashion
zara beige suede over-the-knee boots fall winter fashion

I haven't had much time lately for my usual browsing and shopping around town so when I finally made it out to the mall one late Friday evening, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the semi-annual Zara sale was still in full force. As I walked into the store the first thing I spotted was these beige suede beauties (real suede and not the faux stuff!). As I flipped over the tag to reveal the 40$ sale price, I could feel the endorphins releasing in my body. I was stuck dragging these boots around the whole store with me as I browsed the entirety of the sale collection and periodically stopped at each mirror to try them on over and over again to be sure of my decision. Despite the fact that I sometimes feel my legs are too short to really pull off the over-the-knee boot, I just couldn't leave these behind. They are now tucked away safely in my closet as we await the disappearance of all signs of snow and moisture...can't wait! 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Walking On Clouds

parka army green coat hat beanie infinity scarf red sweater booties jeans grey mittens
parka army green coat hat beanie infinity scarf red sweater booties jeans grey mittens
parka army green coat hat beanie infinity scarf red sweater booties jeans grey mittens
parka army green coat hat beanie infinity scarf red sweater booties jeans grey mittens
parka army green coat hat beanie infinity scarf red sweater booties jeans grey mittens
 Photos by Kyler Kelly

I recently learned that until snow hardens, it absorbs sound. That's why those snowy winter nights seem so calm and tranquil. I also learned to think of walking on snow like walking on clouds. I can't remember a time when winter wasn't just to bear and survive, yet I have the photographic evidence of conquering the snow banks in Newfoundland, grinning in triumph. It's funny what time does to the things you used to love. Nowadays, I'd rather cozy up under some blankets than scale Mount Parking-Lot-Snowbank. But for those lovely winter walks (on clouds), I love pulling out this coat I picked up in Seoul. For this look, I added a pop of colour with a cozy red sweater (also from Seoul) and some of my favourite winter classics. I feel as light as air.

American Eagle jeans/Simons mitts/old hat, scarf and booties
                                                                

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Lounging Around in Something Pretty

floral lightweight dress fashion wide-brimmed purple fedora
floral lightweight dress fashion wide-brimmed purple fedora
floral lightweight dress fashion wide-brimmed purple fedora
Dress: Forever 21 / Hat: Tristan

Let's face it, winter can get pretty depressing up here in Canada. And until I become a retired snowbird, I am forced to deal with it. During these dead months, we forget what it feels like to wear a sandal or take a stroll in a lightweight dress. These simple pleasures are lost. Well this is why I decided to indulge in one of my girliest floral frocks even if it was just to lounge around the house. Nothing like a little fashion pick-me-up!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Always Maintain a Kind Summer...

...even in the dead of winter.
Photos by Kyler Kelly

Zara sweater/Aldo shoes/H&M pants
                                                                
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