Dressing up has always been a bit of a challenge for me. As a self-proclaimed casual girl, when the time would come that I would need to turn things up a notch and create a more formal outfit I would usually find myself staring cluelessly into an open closet until finally deciding on one of three dresses I had on rotation. Imagine my happiness when BCBG Max Azria generously sent me this Frances Tuxedo Blazer. This statement piece is unlike anything I have in my closet, and is the perfect formal option for a casual 'gal like myself - it's interesting enough to carry an outfit on it's own, but not so loud that you feel as though you're wearing a costume. I paired the tuxedo blazer with my favourite faux-leather leggings from Aritza and dusted off one of my beloved hats - Spring is here, and I'm ready to hit the town!
|Tuxedo Cape - c/o BCBG Max Azria, Leggings - Aritzia,
Clutch - Clare Vivier, Shoes - Nine West
After weeks of talking about my move into the city, this weekend is finally when it all starts happening. As excited as I am to be in the heart of Toronto - something I've always wanted since I moved here from Ottawa - it's also a little bittersweet. I'll miss Port Credit, with it's picturesque lakeside trails and parks. These photos were taken at one of Brian and I's favourite parks near the water, and I was overcome with nostalgia as I thought of our summertime bike rides and nightly walks with Fritz. Change is good, but it's also very hard.
Seriously though, this blazer - even from the back it looks great! Are you feeling the statement tuxedo blazer as much as I am? What's your favourite way to dress up? Let me know!