Zara dress, Waistcoat (similar),Scotch & Soda leather jacket (similar), Nine West pumps, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, Ray-Ban Aviator
In my feat to wear bare legs as much as possible through the fall/winter, the chicest women do, I have sourced some key midi dresses and skirts. This Zara slit dress is super versatile, so I’m sharing three ways to wear it. The first layered with a wool waistcoat which is conservative enough for work; next a lot more casual with an additional layer of leather and classic Converse; and finally, on its own. This piece is easily dressed up or down, I’ve even styled it over black skinny jeans, on the days when I couldn’t bear to go bare.
Are you baring your legs this fall?
Scotch & Soda leather jacket (similar), Marine Layer Sweatshirt (similar), Lululemon Wunder Under, Nike Free 5.0, Cuyana Tote, Prada sunglasses
Charlie and I have been strolling the streets of Toronto a lot this fall, often popping in to Queen West shops and stopping for lattes here and there. Some favourite weekend spots include R Squared and Early Bird for coffees, Portland Variety for brunch and Sud Forno for mid-day snacks.
Over the last two years Charlie has become a true companion and partner-in-crime. Just last weekend I brought him in to get groomed and felt a little lost without him for the four hours we were apart. While visiting Florence in October, I met a woman from California who had been living in Florence for a few months, her husband had passed away and prior to his passing they had always said they would live like locals (my kind of travel) in Italy. She decided to visit Florence – fuck it! this should be no reason not to see the dream through – so her and her dog Zoe, packed up to the Tuscany area. This just shows how much comfort a pet can bring, and I feel the same way about Charles!
Now enough of this sappy puppy/person story, back to the task at hand – my weekend outfit. Sometimes you can take the overtly basic things in life (Lululemon Wunder Under leggings) and turn them up a little. Weekends are about easy living, so it’s nice to take a break and not worry too much about what you’re wearing.
Scotch & Soda leather jacket, T by Alexander Wang top, Joe Fresh pencil skirt, Adidas Superstars, scarf, Cuyana tote
I recently read an article in The Guardian about how to keep your legs bare through winter – all the most chic women do it. Of course these women also likely Uber all over to keep their bare calves warm, I on the other hand will be walking to work. Regardless, I’m trying my best to live this dream as long as I can. And it’s not that I despise black tights (don’t even get me started about nude tights), but some outfits just need a bare leg like a pencil skirt.
Joe Fresh has a plethora of knit pencil skirts, so I’ve officially checked that off my fall shopping list! I also picked up this cashmere scarf at a Florence market. This was my only Italian market buy, as I found them quite overwhelming. What’s on your fall fashions list?