Monday, May 2, 2011


What an exciting past few days. The Royal Wedding on Friday, the death of Osama bin Laden, and now it's election day in Canada! I'm not usually much one to express political opinions, but... the Canadian government needs a change, and I really hope that tonight, it will happen!

I'm absolutely infatuated with the colour orange lately, not not just because of my political leanings! This lovely orange-flower-printed polo is going to be a staple in my Spring/Summer wardrobe, I have a feeling. I also recently picked up a pair of orange cropped pants from Zara, andI can't wait to wear them!!

And don't you love the crocheted bits on the cuffs and hem of this white cardigan? It's a nice light knit too, another perfect summer piece!

I wore my blue suede booties with this outfit (again!), along with my grey open-weave tights. The elastic is gone in them, so I have to wear them with shorts! Surprise, this skirt is actually a skort :D And also, I am terrible at ironing.

Also, I'ma bit ashamed to admit that this was the first time I've ever voted! There has been at least one federal election since I've been of age to vote. Now, though, it's more important than ever! I was thrilled to see that most of the people in line at the polling stations were young. Hopefully enough young people turn out to really rock the vote and get the conservatives and the "Harper Government" out of there. 

My father, mother, sister, and I all went together to vote -- the people at the stations who knew us were joking that we were going to all break out in song afterwards! Haha, my dad was joking that we were the "von -app" family singers. We even got a bit of applause after we voted! Good times ;)

I'm looking forward to watching the election results on TV tonight, it takes on a whole new meaning having contributed in some small way to the results!

Purple velvet blazer: vintage, from Hazel's
White cardigan: from Hazel's
Orange printed polo: vintage, from Hazel's
Navy belt: vintage, from Hazel's
Grey skort: joe fresh, from Value Village
Grey open-weave tights: Secret
Navy suede booties: Spring
Happy dressing! And if you're Canadian, happy voting!
M xo


  1. Glad to hear you voted! I love that you all went together, I miss you guys :)

  2. loving the details of your outfit! just been reading the news, looks like harper won another term?

  3. A big yay, for the royal wedding, it was so much fun to watch!! I loved it. And you look adorable (as always) I'm loving all of the pieces in this outfit they came together so beautifully. And I love the orange hued blouse. Hope you're having a terrific week. xx veronika

  4. @Meredith: we miss you too! We should get together some time this summer :)

    @Andrea Grace: thank you so much!

    @jamie-lee: thank you, I had a lot of fun putting this outfit together :) And yes, Harper won a majority government... major bad news for Canada, in my and many others' opinion.

    @Veronika: Wasn't the royal wedding amazing?? Loved it, her dress was absolutely perfect! Thanks love, I hope my week gets better and Harper doesn't completely ruin what's left of this country :P

    M xo

  5. I must say the top on you has interesting details and it looks so great! Great boots too :D

  6. your blog layout is awesome! thought id let you know :)
    xoxo, Saskia

  7. Wow, fabulous layering! And I love your photos :)

  8. Oh, the election. I thought about posting on it on my blog, but decided against it. I was raised in a family of card carrying Liberals and Monday night was just too depressing for words. At my most melodramatic, I was contemplating moving to Scandinavia to escape Mr. Harper. Still kind of am, actually.

    On a happier note, I absolutely adore your booties- blue suede shoes, too cute!- and your blouse is just perfect.

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  10. Your tights are really cute and i love the booties! So chic:)

    ♥ Kisses ♥

  11. Great look! I adore those shoes and tights. Too cute!

  12. I LOVE this combo!! Great colors! Love the shape of this (nice poofy thing going on) and those shoes... WANT :) you look extremely chic as we only can expect of a lady like yourself!!


  13. I really love the layering and the crocheted detail of your top and tights! all chic as usual! xx

  14. oh i just love your blue booties!!! and the velvet blazer is so lovely :)

  15. love the tights and those cute blue booties! xxo

  16. your blog runs kind of slow on this computer, how did the election go? Where are you??? I hope you are fine :) xxx


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