OOTD - I'm Thanking The Kardashians

Monday, 29 August 2016

I'm thanking the Kardashians - seriously! Before you roll your eyes, hear me out. Growing up I have always had a larger tushie and have never liked it.  I coveted the bodies of my friends with thin legs and tiny hips and wondered how I could achieve this for myself. Obviously you're born with what you're born with so any diet, slimming clothing or shaping under garment couldn't hide the fact that mama had some junk in her trunk.

Enter the Kardashians. Sure they're over-saturating, obnoxious, and their rise to fame is of questionable nature - but the girls have booties, and they're not afraid to flaunt them.  They've proven to mainstream media, with it's celebration of too-thin bodies that it's okay for women to have some curves.

So how does this relate to me?  When I first tried on this adorable, form fitting midi dress from Dynamite, my gut reaction was to retreat since it showed off all of my curves. Then, as I was critically staring at myself in the mirror, I had another thought: "this dress kind of gives you a Kardashian butt - and this one is real." Well say no more, that was enough for me to throw on a pair of sunnies, my favourite kicks and strut out of the condo while whistling Destiny's Childs' "Bootylicious."

Dress - c/o Dynamite, Shoes - c/o Cole Haan, Bag - Chloe Drew

These Cole Haan GrandPro Tennis Sneakers are some of my favourite shoes in my closet. I love their understated silhouette with the subtle taupe detail in the back - plus, the fact that they're super comfy is a huge plus!  Wearing these running shoes always takes me back to Paris, where both men and women seemed to live in their low-cut tennis sneakers.

What do you guys think?  Is it ridiculous to thank the Kardashians for being comfortable with your body type, or can you relate?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle

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OOTD - Floral Jumpsuit

Friday, 26 August 2016

Happy Friday - we made it!  I don't know about you guys, but these weeks have been very long.  It may be because Brian and I are heading out for another state-side adventure after Labour Day, to Charleston, South Caroline and New York City. The weeks leading up to travel always drag, but I could not be more excited for some time away.  Nothing like a change of scenery to really invigorate you and re-focus your mind.

Anyways, back to the outfit! I've been having a love-affair with rompers lately and this floral jumpsuit is no exception.  I love the flutter detail on the top, and the fact that the pants are culottes. The fact that this romper is a bit more conservative with the longer legs makes it much more day-time appropriate. I'm getting a seventies vibe from this entire outfit and to be honest, I don't hate it.

Jumpsuit + Choker - c/o Vici, Shoes - c/o Vince Camuto, Bag - Chloé

What do you guys think?  Are you into the one-piece suits as much as I am? What as been a stand-out style for you this summer?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle

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OOTD - Grey Floral Romper

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Do you ever come across an item of clothing that seems to be love at first sight? I had that loving feeling with this grey floral romper from Vici.  The gorgeous floral print set against a medium grey fabric is so unique and I knew that it had to be mine.  Paired with a pair of lace-up sandals and my favourite summer saddle bag (my treasured Chloe Drew), and I'm ready to hit the town - or at least do something a little more glamorous then hang out in an alley in Toronto taking photos.

Romper + choker - c/o VICI, Shoes - c/o Vince Camuto, Bag - Chloé

What do you guys think?  Have you ever had a 'love at first sight' moment with a piece of clothing? Let me know!

xo Joëlle

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