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What she’s wearing:
Accessory around neck: scarfette $8
Navy linen vest: $175
Skirt with wool appliqué: $160
Navy is just another black. Blue black. Don’t be afraid of it Montrealers. I know you are addicted to black, but navy is just a softer more daytime version of black. Wear it with red and you make the colour shine. Wear it with white and you look summery and nautical. Wear it with mustard or lemon or yellow and you will be making a very avant garde fashion statement. ”But I don’t have navy shoes” I hear you say. So what! Just wear black tights and black shoes, or better yet knee-high brown boots. Now go out into the world fearlessly. Navy is your friend. It makes rosy cheeks look rosier. In the deep of winter you will look less pale. Best of all, it’s a classic.
How to wear a VEST: The vest is a sexy top on it’s own. I mean it. It’s got that “I’m naked underneath appeal.” (even with a cami) It is perfect for Holiday office parties because it allows you to feel hot while looking professional. The vest is also great for layering. Wear it over a collared shirt for the cute sexy librarian intellectual look. Wear it over a loose gypsy blouse for that masculine meets feminine appeal. Wear it over a flowery dress and it changes everything; now that dress has become a suit. Wear it under a blazer for the double breasted effect. I tell you, it is endless. If you ever find a vest that fits your feminine forms and makes you feel sexy (i.e. it does NOT flatten your bust), you must buy it. It will last you a lifetime and never go out of style.
It is no surprise to me that Halloween and the Day of the Dead are one day apart. This is the seasonal time when things shift, plants die, seasons change. I’m going to keep this simple. Here are a few ideas for how you could celebrate this unique time:
1. Go for a walk in the cemetery: go alone or go with your family. Look at the tombstones. Pay your respects to the dead. Enjoy their company, whoever they were.
2. Jump in the leaves: Rake them into a big pile. Listen to the crunchy sound they make. Jump in them. Kick them. Throw them.
3. Take a look at pictures of your elders or grandparents: Look through old photos or albums. Share stories. Write down names that you remember and how they were related to each other. The family tree will be easier for future generations to reconstruct that way.
4. Look at the night sky: Put on a warm jacket, or better yet grab a sleeping bag and go look at the night sky. Do it in the city or in the country. See clouds or see stars. See whatever you see. Take 10 minutes away from your warm indoors and feel the cool evening of the Fall.
This is a scarfette. It is a mini scarf, a necklace, a ribbon, a hair tie. It is also a bracelet, a belt, or a button hole extender when your jacket just won’t close anymore. I have been making them for 5 years and have sold thousands of them over the years. Add a touch of colour. Complete that outfit with flair. Show the world you dare!
New batch for Fall at the boutique now!