Handbag: Coach / Ring: Aldo Accessories / Hair: TIGI Pro Fat Curl Stick (review here) /
Dress: London Times* / Tights: Secret Legwear* / Boots: Aldo / Necklace: Etsy
Cardigan: H&M (old) / Bracelet: JewelMint* (review here) /
This striped, metallic tunic dress is the second piece I was sent by London Times last week. It has a slightly heavier weight than the one featured in this post and is ideal for fall layering. I've removed the belt it came with (a simple light grey pleather belt) as it's a rare occasion I enjoy a belt and have paired it with with some matte black tights, black leather shoes from Nine West, and "vintage black" necklace from UK fashion jewelry company, Ziba Collection Jewellery. This look is an easy look to take you from day to night, because the metallics of the dress can be limited or highlighted depending on how you accessorize and with what other pieces you pair the dress. The first few photos are obviously a look which highlights the shiny, fun feel of the dress and the second bunch are more casually styled. I love it both ways!
For the second and more casual look, I've thrown an ancient cardigan from H&M over the dress and added some teal/grey tights from Secret Legwear (available at Wal-Mart!) and cognac riding boots from Aldo. With this look, you're ready for a day trekking through downtown, doing a little grocery shopping, and catching up with friends. What I love about styling the dress more casually is your ability to layer, layer, layer. When I head out later, you can bet I'll throw on my favourite scarf (a unitone print would look spectacular with this dress) and a natural suede cross body Topshop bag.
As for what I'll be getting up to tonight, I'm going to check out the city's first ever Nuit Blanche. The first event began in Paris many years back, and has since spread across the world and is finally coming to Ottawa. It's about time! It will be so exciting to head out into the market well past sundown and see the streets alive with more than just drunken college kids. I'll be checking out the haunted painting exhibit at Victoire (I do love myself a good haunted house) and plenty of others. If you're out for NB in Ottawa and see me, come say hi! I'd love to meet you and avoid the rain together.
Have a great Saturday, everyone. I've got to get back to building our Henriksdal chairs to go with the Bjursta table we recently picked up and then on with my day. Check back this week for a second post including a more in depth review of my lovely gift from Ziba Collection Jewellery.