It finally happened! Toronto got an actual SPRING weather weekend! Hooray!
So this Sunday I ditched my winter coat for a belted shawl + hat look instead.
I was invited to a photoshoot at High Park…and was asked to wear pastel colours for makeup. I’m not a big makeup kinda girl in the first place, but I was a bit intimidated of how to make pastels work for my darker complexion. With the help of Google and with Rimmel having a sale at Shoppers….here’s my attempt at pastel eyes and lips for the day.
In hindsight, the light grey lacy-back sweatshirt and silk scarf I wore under the houndstooth shawl did not keep me warm enough….especially after 7pm once the sun went down. But, fashion before function, right? Right!
How I Got The Look:
Outter: Shawl from Reitmans; Cobalt pants from Old Navy; Rhinestone nude flats from Payless; Black belt from Lane Bryant; Hat from Vintage Clothing Show
Inner: Grey lace sweatshirt from Pennington’s; Oriental printed scarf from Vintage Clothing Show;
I’m going to be a Bridesmaid for a gfs wedding at the end of this month… at the Bride’s request we the Bridesmaids need to find ourselves silver shoes.
For those of you who know me – I love me some shoes!!! ❤ But to my surprise, among my current collection zero silver options existed. The Bride did say grey pumps were a suitable substitute (which I have)…but I thought I’d poke around a few shoe stores yesterday while I was in the downtown core during my lunch break and see if I could find silver flats that floated my boat enough to wanna wear post-wedding.
The quest for silver shoes led to this mini-haul:
Ladies! There are crazy deals afoot on footwear at the flagship store at AdditionElle – pun totally intended in this shoe post 😉
I picked up these seriously-sexy thigh-high wedge boots for $25!!!!! No joke! No catch! $25! Now granted, they aren’t leather and likely not meant for the snow & slush we’ve been contending with…buuuut at this price if I can get a few wears during good weather days over the next few months I’m laughing! $25!!! I’d be loosing money if I didn’t buy it, right? Right! 🙂
Plus…they had tights reduced to $3 a pair!!!! Crazy town…picked up a white and teal pair. How can you leave them on the rack at this price-point? Exactly – you don’t!
OH… Sadly….no silver shoes to be found at AdditionElle.
Then I tried Winners at ScotiaPlaza…sadly, no silver shoes that curled my toes…buuuuut check out theses cutie-pies!!! Couldn’t decide on which I liked and needed more: classic black & white OR pink & tan…? At $29 each…why choose? Both pairs clearly needed to be mine. And so they followed me home too. 🙂
The last spot I wanted to check for silver bridesmaid shoe options was Payless across from the Eaton Center…and there they were! Simple silver glittery flats for a steal at $19! Boom! Shopping done like a Boss!
This bridesmaid-ing stuff is tough…I’m beat! 🙂
Oh…you’ll notice in my haul there’s three packages of pantyhose. At the end of the day I quickly stopped by Dollarama for black sheer pantyhose. YUP Dollarama friends! I dunno ’bout y’all, but if I just look at hosiery the wrong way, they’ll run…LITTERALLY! So I’ve quit buying expensive hosiery. The Queen size at the Dollarama fits this petite plus chick just fine and looks fab…Meow!