Monday, 28 July 2014

OOTD - Blush Slip Dress


It's hot, and I'm in boots.  The weather has been hot and sticky this past weekend in Toronto and as I had mentioned in a previous post, the warm weather calls for a simple slip dress - but this time with a pair of booties.  Call me crazy, or a gluten for punishment, but the last thing that I want to wear in the ultra hot weather is a pair of sandals - I find them so uncomfortable when your feet start to swell in the heat.  Plus, I've just been hating showing my feet in public lately.  Sporadic onset of foot phobia - it's a thing!  Read on for additional photos, outfit details, and to see how I beat the heat this weekend in my own special way.




Blush Slip Dress - Forever 21, Booties - Steve Madden Plover, Tote - Madewell
Glasses - Spring, Scarf - Thrifted



There is some method to my madness with the summer bootie.  I find that I crave a little more structure in a shoe when a heatwave hits - the fact that the boot encloses my entire foot actually helps to keep my feet from swelling (TMI? Oh well!)  Wearing a boot is also essential with city living, helping feet to stay clean when running errands in crowded city streets.  Plus, who doesn't love the look of a boot with a dress - high fives all around!


My headscarf is a thrifted silk scarf from a small thrift shop in my neighbourhood of Port Credit.  It you're interested in how I tied it, check out my last guest post for Wonder Forest here.


I hope you have a great start to the week!  Let me know how you've been dressing for our hot summer weather.

xo Joëlle


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  1. How simple and beautiful, it looks perfect for summer.


    Jemma In Words

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    1. Thank you, dresses like these are definitely becoming my summer go-tos

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  2. This outfit is ON POINT! Love it!

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  3. That scarf is so beautiful! Such a nicely styled outfit :)

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    1. Thank you very much! I still can't believe that I found this scarf at a thrift store. It makes me want to try my hand at thrifting a little more often!

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  4. I was surprised to see this dress is from F21, it looks so high-quality. Dress + booties is one of my favorite combos for all the reasons you listed (clean feat, swelling, etc.), in fact I am wearing my own version of that ensemble today. The blush color with camel shoes looks fab paired together.
    xx Abby a geek tragedy

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    1. I couldn't believe it either! Lately I have been having lots of luck at Forever 21 - that store is very hit or miss for me and the quality of merchandise. I'm glad you're a fellow boots-in-the-summer kind of gal ;)

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  5. Joelle does it again!! I love the entire ensemble. While I don't think I'll be wearing boots in the heat any time soon, I definitely have some go-to airy dresses for the heat.
    -Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! I had been eyeing the striped dress you had included in your summer fashion edits from Madewell - it looks like the perfect summer dress!

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  6. Look at you adding so much colour into your outfits recently! I love this look!

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    1. Haha, yes I have been forcing myself out of my typical all black looks to include some colour - and I have to say, I have been liking the results! I'm glad you like it too :)

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  7. Lovee this look! That dress is awesome!

    http://breakfastatvogue111.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Courtney, I'm loving this dress too - it's so versatile!

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  8. Absolutely love the boots and dress combo, it's so modern :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Claire, I love pairing dresses and boots together as well :)

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