Only two more weekends before my gf ties the knot with her lovely fiancée! Weeee! This weekend we – the Bridesmaids – are taking the Bride out for some special girlie time, followed by a joint evening-o-fun with friends of both the Bride & Groom.
I needed to make an outfit that’ll be lady-like appropriate for High Tea, yet able to go straight into an evening of Off-Key Karaoke Singing at their Stag & Doe. All the while keeping in mind that all of these shenanigans are taking place in the depths of Scarborough … which is a huge factor when considering shoe options in the cold winter weather of February…(I’m soooo sick of boots…sigh.)
This was the first time I was travelling into Scarborough via TTC since moving to the Queen West hood. It was a journey and a half! But upon arriving at Scarborough Town Center – I was dazzled by all the renos. This mall has really stepped it up since my highschool days of being a mallrat. Since my ride was running late, I had ample time to explore both levels of this mall and even took advantage of some of the winter clearance sales and beginning of Spring deals too.
My mini-kill-time-in-the-mall-haul consisted of:
- Laura Petite – where I scored fabulous deep green leather gloves for $19, a silver chain for $9 and earrings for $7; and
- Old Navy – picked up ANOTHER pair of my fav Diva pants are back in this great floral black with white pipping $25 plus this cute Navy skirt with red anchors $17
Some of you may remember this dress from a previous post [see Making Old, New Again]. Well, I finally got the hem of this dress shortened and now it’s perfect!
So for my Outfit of the Day (OOTD), here’s what I’ve come up with:
Prior to getting this dress hemmed, I’ve often worn it with a longer open cardi…either my cream long-sleeved knitted one from Winners OR my brown short-sleeved one from Reitmans.
But this time around, I decided to change the look slightly pairing it with a short grey cardi to hide the peekaboo cutouts on the back of this dress. Saving them for the evening look instead 🙂
Curious about what peekaboo cutouts I’m speaking of….and want to see how great this dress can look when you’re not limited to winter salt-stained covered boots? Scroll to the bottom of this post to see some of the lovely shots of JUST this dress from the creative eye of Rebecca Northcott. (Oh blue suede platforms, how I’ve missed you old friends…sigh.)
How I got The Look:
Groovy polka dot dress from Forever21+, Toronto Eaton Center
Tall grey boots from Payless
Grey v-neck cardigan from Old Navy, Toronto Eaton Center
Carmel/beige floral fascinator from Your Big Sister’s Closet (Dundas W/Keele Sts)
Odette Cuff + Odette Earrings from Stella & Dot
Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott, Rebecca Northcott Photography