Monday, 25 January 2016

Woodland Lace

I have a thing for lace. 

I think it has something to do with the soft, delicate feel it has when I slip it on. It brings to mind the pre-20th century antique aesthetic I love so much, although wearing modern lace has a little more durability than those of decades past. 

Sewing this dress was a breeze. It was a process that only took me a few hours in total to do. Nothing quite vexes me as much about sewing as having to iron every seam to lay flat as I go along, but with this stretch lace I didn't have to touch the iron once as the seams sorted themselves out on their own. I also got to leave the hem unfinished without the threat of the fabric unraveling, which gave the skirt a more breezy feel instead of adding more weight by hemming it. 

I paired this dress with woodland inspired accessories to fit the theme. The floral tights are a new take on the classic back seam tights, while the branch and acorn necklace from local boutique La Vie Lente was a perfect fit for my surroundings. 

 Outfit Details
Dress - Modified from Simplicity 1873
Tights - Urban Outfitters
Boots - Step Ahead Shoes
Necklace - La Vie Lente
Belt - Forever 21
Rings - Urban Outfitters

Photos by Matt Stinn


Monday, 18 January 2016

Tropical Solace and New Beginnings

With temperatures dropping as low as -46°C this week, it was a no-brainer to take my first outfit photos at the conservatory. It was a nice escape from the reality of the Saskatchewan winter until we walked out of the warmth and were hit with a blast of frigid air once again. 

My polka-dot dress from Modcloth brings some brightness to this season. It's very reminiscent of the classic 1940's shape but with a modern flair, perfect for wearing by itself in the summer or under layers for the cooler months. I always style it with minimal to no accessories as it's a dress that can stand out all on its own. 

I received this dress in the mail ten minutes before I was supposed to depart for a trip to Banff this past summer and immediately squeezed it into my already full suitcase so I could wear it in the mountains. It has become a staple in my wardrobe ever since!

Outfit Details
Dress - Modcloth
Watch - Vintage
Bag - Flashback Clothing Collective
Shoes - Modcloth

Photos by Matt Stinn