Thursday, June 23, 2011

Come Sail Away

I often find it difficult to describe my personal "style," because there are so many looks that I love! Anything vaguely Parisian I'm all over, and sometimes I feel romantic, and sometimes I like androgynous looks, and sometimes I go for rocker style... but one that's very near and dear to me (hence the name of my blog... sort of?) is nautical! Something about navy and stripes and tailoring melts my heart!

Although I was born in Toronto, I grew up in the Maritime city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. My childhood was full of foggy trips to the waterfront, playing on the boat-shaped playground and peering into the murky harbour water to see if I could find any creatures! I still love the salty smell to the air around beaches (although harbour smell is a bit different... haha...), and water is a constant inspiration to me.

This was a fun little outfit, representing not only my love for nautical looks, but also for orange-and-blue colour combinations! I went a bit nuts with it this time, but I love the result and felt very "me" in this outfit. The orange contributions are the striped shirt, my lipstick (L'Oreal Paris Color Riche in Ornage Fever: love it), and my sort-of-orangey tan heels! My navy skirt and turquoise-blue belt are the most apparent blues, and my tights are actually a steel-blue colour, although they look more grey in these pictures. I carried my pale blue purse, but ehh, maybe a bit of overkill? Oh well!

Heh, for anyone who has noticed, yes, my silver jacket is still kicking... I plant to wear it until it falls apart. I've been thinking about trying to copy it, which could be an interesting foray into the world of faux-leather! Hmm!

Alrighty, I'm off to play sewing at my friend's house :D And hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to finish my sundress so I can show you! Hooray!

Shirt: Old Navy, from Value Village
Skirt: Tommy Hilfiger, from Hazel's
Belt: vintage, from Frenchy's
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Spring
Jacket: Suzy Shier
Purse: Crazy Horse, from Value Village

Happy dressing!
Mitzi xo

1 comment:

  1. You look gorgeous in this look, I do love the colour combination!


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