Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Vacation Uniform

This is my latest vacation "uniform" for casual warm-weather holidays, and it also happens to be 100% thrifted. Okay, except for the shoes, so let's say 90% thrifted.

I used to always wear sundresses on holidays, as I felt that shorts were just too risky for getting caught-out feeling underdressed. I still feel that way if I'm travelling in some parts of Europe, but in recent years I have relaxed my own rules about shorts and given them a second chance.

None of these pieces are particularly expensive, but they have a nice, easy fit that is both comfortable and looks kind of slouchy-chic. The blouse is literally indestructible, and I find myself wearing this outfit again and again when I need something easy that I won't feel either over or underdressed in. Easy is good.

thrifted Merona (Target) blouse, similar / thrifted Ann Taylor Loft shorts, similar / H&M Sandals (last season), similar

Monday, 15 December 2014

I've Got Crabs

I'll probably not be the first person to come home with crabs after a vacation, but I'll be one of those rare types that loves it and isn't trying to get rid of them.

Behold, the latest edition to my ever-growing tunic collection. I found this Gretchen Scott crab tunic in the sale at Sandpiper Clothiers when I was out wandering around the neighbourhood today. Those of you who have been around a while will already know how much I love a tunic. Add to that a likeness of an animal...well.

I've got crabs.

Gretchen Scott tunic / JAG jeans (old), similar / River Island sandals (old), similar