Thursday, October 30, 2014

Honeymoon cruisewear: black and white casual

Travelwear's all about mixing and matching, so I reprised the silky white blouse and colourful chandelier earrings from my last post for one of the casual nights on the cruise. This time I wore it untucked with faux leather leggings, black platform slingbacks and an easy French braid.


Blouse - Adrienne Vittadini via Saks Off Fifth
Leggings - Wilfred via Aritzia
Shoes - Guess via Winners
Earrings - Banana Republic
Bracelets - Aldo Accessories 

{Kotor Bay, Montenegro}

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Honeymoon cruisewear: black and white semiformal

Our honeymoon was the perfect mix of romance, discovery, adventure, indulgence, and complete and utter escape. We took a cruise from Venice to Montegro and the Greek isles, then flew to Split, Croatia for a couple of days.

The week-long cruise included a mix of casual, formal and semiformal evening dress. The next few posts will be about those outfits, with some sightseeing photos sprinkled in. I also have my third packing guide post coming up (first ones here and here), where I'll include some of the outfits I wore out sightseeing and plenty of handy tips for hassle-free travel. 

Cruises do not have in-room irons and getting clothes pressed is expensive. Wrinkle-resistant fabrics were a must, like this silky blouse and stretchy, sequined skirt. I wore this for the black-and-white theme, semi-formal night. 


Blouse - Adrienne Vittadini via Saks Off Fifth
Skirt - Reitmans
Shoes - Nine West outlet
Earrings - Banana Republic
Bracelet - Aldo Accessories

 {View from Venice's Rialto Bridge at dusk}

 {View from the Bridge of Sighs}

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ottawa Strong

After the events in Ottawa this week (and in Quebec a few days prior) it seems fitting that I should be wearing red in this post. The attack hit close to home, literally and figuratively. I was one of the lucky ones: in lockdown at the office, thinking of those working in the face of danger and uncertainty to administer aid, restore safety to our city or bring information to those of us clinging to any scrap of news. 

From the outpouring of love and support for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo on his final journey home (the photos that will make you cry can be seen here), to this man who took it upon himself to stand guard for hours at Kingston's war memorial, to the resilience of our country's institutions and citizens, the response in the days since has made me proud to be Canadian. This editorial, written by a friend's husband, sums up the sentiments I've heard echoed on social media and in conversations with friends and family. 

And because the best way to honour our country is to keep calm and carry on, I'll be make soon with lighter fare: honeymoon outfits!


Dress - Vintage Bretton's via thrift store
Blazer - Tristan via thrift store
Shoes - Aldo 
Earrings - Gift