Friday, April 20, 2012

50s retro

 After watching the car scene from Rihanna's 'We Found Love' video, I was inspired to try a similar hairstyle with a fabric-and-wire wrap I'd thrifted. While Rihanna rocked a curly updo, I back-combed, hair-sprayed and pinned mine into a beehive style. I kept up the retro vibe with my sunglasses, big hoop earrings, shrunken jacket and Keds-style shoes.

My Mom took these photos for me in a random neighbourhood on the outskirts of Montreal. A few weeks ago, we decided to take a day off work to go shopping together, which for us means A BIG DAY. I didn't think we could beat our previous record of six hours at Macy's in NYC but we managed to log NINE hours at the mall, including two food breaks. We'd hoped to make it to the thrift stores and boutiques downtown but a massive student protest kept us away. My Mom is a very cautious shopper and hardly ever buys anything for herself, but she insisted on spoiling me that day. I'm a VERY lucky gal and do not take her generosity for granted! I got a few work essentials, two dresses for summer weddings, some accessories and a fun, cropped faux-fur cardigan. We got virtually everything on massive sale. Yippee!! I tend to binge shop so I doubt I'll set foot anywhere else for a while, but I look forward to creating outfits from my new purchases!

The inspiration:


Jacket - Thrifted (New Look)
Shirt - H&M
Shorts - Talula via Aritzia
Shoes - Forever 21
Hair wrap - Thrifted
Sunglasses - Joe Fresh
Bag - Dooney and Burke
Earrings - Le Chateau
Ring - Winners


  1. kat, looking fab rihanna style! sounds like you had an excellent time with your mom. can't wait to see your new things. have a grand weekend! :)

  2. Photos turned out well. I love the background HaHa. Your shoes are very cute!!

  3. Great look! What a marathon shopping day. I'm tired just thinking about it. Speaking of accessories (smooth transitions, right?) you asked about my armoire. I answered on my blog, too, but here's the url for QVC (where it's from) and there is a video which shows the inside:

  4. Who wears short shorts!?! :) Great outfit!


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