Toronto Under Water

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1. Striped Monki Top … 2. Madewell eyeglasses … 3. Madewell Arrowstack Necklace … 4. Nars Blush in Orgasm … 5. Nars Pierre Hardy Nail polish Duo … 6. Spurr Walker Cut Out Booties … 7.  Topshop Moto High Waisted Denim Shorts … 8. Veda x Madewell Black Leather Moto Jacket … 9.  Flannery O’Connor’s Everything That Rises Must Converge 

Last night Toronto got hit with an insane amount of rain, and everything flooded. If you google image Toronto Flood 2013, some pretty crazy pictures of the flooding come up! For the most part I stayed safe and dry – my block lost power for about an hour, and then it came back and I walked down the street for pho. Mostly I’m just jealous of all the people whose office buildings are closed cause of power outages/floods/road closures, cause I got caught in the rain on my bike and am sitting here under neon lights shivering, wishing I was curled up reading any of these books and dressed in far warmer/comfier clothes than I am!

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1. Tibi Colorblock Silk Cami … 2. Young Frankk Halfmoon Stacked Necklace … 3. Rachel Comey Fero Sandals … 4. Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray … 5. The Madewell Drawstring Bucket Bag … 6.  Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick … 7. Essie Resort 2013 Nailpolish … 8. J Crew Garret Leight Brooks Sunglasses … 9. Joan Didion’s Blue Nights 

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1. 3.1 Philip Lim Cropped Sweatshirt … 2. White Low Top Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars … 3. J Brand Midrise Boyfriend Jeans … 4. Graf & Lantz Parker Boat Bag … 5. MAC Lipstick in Ladybug … 6. Ray Ban original Wayfarers … 7. Hudson’s Bay Company Travel Mug … 8. Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot

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1. Roksanda Ilincic One Piece Swimsuit … 2. Echo Design Floppy Sunhat … 3. Yashica Electra 35 Camera … 4. Karen Walker Number Ones …     5. Kelly & Kate Straw Tote … 6. Essie Nailpolish in Brazilliant … 7. Madewell Slingback Boardwalk Sandals …                                                                     8. Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls 

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1. Madewell Super Lucia Sunglasses … 2. Madewell Cami Dress in Chevron … 3. Madewell Golden Pennant Necklace … 4. NARS lipstick in Autumn Leaves … 5. Essie nailpolish in Maximillian Strasse-air … 6. The Madewell Transport Tote … 7. The Madewell Louie Sandal …                   8. William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses

Posted by Meaghan

Willa Cather, Winter Blues & Pretend Outfits

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1. Acne blouse, sweater & blue jeans …. 2. Madewell bag, necklace & mini wedges

We’ve made it to the middle of another endless March –  when Winter promises to make everyone lose their minds. This time of year always makes me extra dramatic, and on my two-block-trek -through -blowing-snow to a bus stop, I start to imagine myself as a Willa Cather character – plowing a field by hand, in the middle of Winter, in the Midwest, at the turn of the century – and it toughens me up a little. The best I can do to stay positive at this time of year, is to tell myself “it could be worse”, and then compare myself to a character in a book – like the one I recently finished: Ann-Marie Macdonald’s “Fall on your Knees”, which I mostly liked because of Frances, the sassy middle child who reminds me of pre-code film, impish female leads and Marlene Dietrich.

But, I digress. None of these books have much of anything to do with this post, unless maybe I subconsciously created outfits that the sisters in Fall on Your Knees would wear if they were modern day girls (but I doubt it). These are just a few transitional outfits I would wear, if my mornings could be spent pretending I was in a Nancy Mitford novel instead of dark depressing ones (even though they’re my favorite ones to read).

Here’s hoping you have nicer weather than here, wherever you are!

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1. Steven Alan Cardigan & Skirt … 2. Vintage Blouse  … 3. Madewell Shoes & Bag … 4. Topshop Socks
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1. Dusen Dusen dress … 2. Organic by John Patrick Oversized Cardigan … 3. Karen Walker “Anywhere” Sunglasses … 4. Tamsin Large Straw Clutch … 5. Madewell Necklace … 6. Swedish Hasbeens Braided Sky High Sandals

Posted by Meaghan