Canadian Tuxedo, Summer Style!

Hi there pretty kitties! For today’s post I decided to keep it super casual, mainly because we don’t do a lot of super duper casual on the blog. This is mainly because both Jessi and I are  more comfortable in dresses and skirts, so we get the, “Why are you so dressed up?” comment a lot, even when we’re feeling sluggish and comfy and just want to snuggle in with a fluffy blanket. So today you get to see me in my jean shorts. We took these on a sunny Sunday, and I had spent my morning packing box after box and thought, “Well, how about I just throw on a denim vest and some jewelry and call it a day?” when it was time to meet up with Jessi.

Oh this reminds me: We bought a house! It’s so exciting and fun, and I love everything about it and pretty much want to marry it. Kitties, there’s a laundry chute! Need I say more? The only part I don’t love is the packing process. Deciding if you can part ways with something for about a month is hard. Mainly because the answer is always yes, and then you start thinking, “If I can live without it for a month… can I live without it in my LIFE?” And then you find yourself in a conundrum over whether or not the immersion blender goes in the Salvation Army box or the Kitchen moving box. (Note: I kept it, reasoning I usually use it for soups and soup season is right around the corner!)

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Charlie has been really into fake tattoos lately, and he decided to share some with me. I think they are pretty cool, too. I mean, Jessi has way better [real] ones but having these for a couple days made me feel pretty badass considering they were cats, cupcakes, and cherries….

Off to pack more, and ask myself if I really need 3 different purple flats…

Outfit details: tank top :: Old Navy | denim vest and shorts :: Target | Meow necklace :: Forever 21 | bracelet :: gift from Joe | sandals :: H&M


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Super Saturday Favorites: Floral + Denim

Happy weekend! We’re getting excited for everything Spring: 60 degree weather, rain showers, eating chocolate bunnies, and of course: flowers! Take a look at our take on a denim + floral mash-up and get inspired for the beautiful season coming our way.

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A bold floral printed blazer contrasts against a subtle pair of mint jeans.
1. Tropical Floral Blazer :: Forever 21
2. BDG Twin Mid-Rise Jean in Eggshell Blue :: Urban Outfitters

Feminine canvas oxfords and this collared denim dress create a relaxed and fresh outfit for the season.
3. Splendid Nickerie Oxfords :: Shopbop
4. Lena Denim Dress :: Modcloth

A flowy chiffon blouse mixed with this denim bow skirt is super sweet!
5. Floral Minuet Button Up :: Ruche
6. Swing the Blues Skirt :: Modcloth

Denim AND Floral combine for the ultimate pair of jeans!
7. Floral Print Skinny Jeans :: Forever 21

Toughen up these darling scallop shorts with this bright denim moto jacket.
8. Pretty Floral Shorts :: Lulu’s
9. Steve Madden Colored Denim Moto Jacket :: Nordstrom

Hope you’re having a fun-filled weekend! J&M

Chambray Part Deux

You say Chambray, I say Denim. Either way it’s cute, classic and a wardrobe staple of mine. Straight up buttoned up or tied at the waist like this, I can’t get enough. This particular shirt has snaps for buttons, which, if John has taught me anything, it’s that snappy shirts are the way to go. His closet is stuffed to the brim with snappy western shirts- again, cute and classic!

My closet is jammed full of summer dresses and all winter I try and find new ways to make them work for the season. A tied button up is a great way to show off this Etsy dress and stay warm at the same time. Also, this dress doesn’t have pockets (shameful!), so I can tuck my chapstick into the chest pocket on the shirt and go on with my day.

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I love love LOVE these tapestry shoes my mom gave me for Christmas. I’ll throw them on with just about anything and they’re comfortable to boot!

I gave all my bridesmaids-to-be best friends necklaces when I asked them to stand up with me, which is why this necklace keeps popping up in my outfit posts. I was obsessed with these necklaces when I was younger and I guess some things never change.

Outfit details: dress :: Etsy | shirt :: Charlotte Russe | Bloom and Board Heels :: Modcloth | belt :: thrifted

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Canadian Tuxedo!

I love mixing up my wardrobe, and while I may get stuck on a particular outfit for a few days or a few weeks at a time, I always like to create new outfit combinations. I love ruffles! I love layers! And I love breaking the rules.

Two of my favorite ways to break the rules:

1.Mixing patterns (acceptable when done right)

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2. Open toed shoes with tights (not to be confused with wearing socks with sandals. Right??)  And below, a fashion faux pas that I’ve adopted along the way…

(Shout out to Hill Vintage and Knits in the background of this pic!)

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And so I present to you my version of…. a Canadian Tuxedo!

I love denim (who doesn’t), but I certainly don’t always like to wear jeans. Especially in the thick of tights season. Several years ago, John got a jean jacket that he wore everywhere and I have to say, I really couldn’t stand it. Too 1990’s for my taste, too 90210. But then I told myself, Wait! I love 90210! Embrace the 90’s style, sister!

It’s my understanding that a traditional Canadian Tuxedo is simply jeans and a denim button down, and believe me, I’ve been there, done that. But here I’ve got my short denim skirt to show off my tights, and my dark Levi’s jacket with layers of cute underneath. I think the key to pulling this bad boy off is mixing light and dark denim, but maybe that’s just me.

I was super lucky to snag this nice jacket for a low price (thanks Unique Thrift Store) and excited to embrace dressing like my significant other. Lame? Yes. Inevitable? Oh yes. Now we both rock denim-on-denim looks from time to time, and sometimes at the same time.

Outfit details: Sunglasses :: Gift from Marlena! (from Fred Flare) | Jacket :: Levis- thrifted- Unique Thrift Store | Skirt :: American Apparel | Shoes :: thrifted | Ruffle Button-Up:: White Rabbit | Sweater:: Urban Outfitters | Tights:: Target | Earrings:: Handmade by Marlena

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