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Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring Layers & Leopard | OOTD

I'm starting this post with a rather bold assertion: this is one my favourite outfits ever. It was a bit of an experiment in layering, and is definitely not for everybody, but when I look at this all I see is "me". This is my "me-est" outfit yet, I think. Legs, layering, defined waist, leopard... all of my boxes are checked, and then some. 

OOTD with a dress from Club Monaco, a Rag & Bone vest, Aritzia leopard coat, Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, and Zara Chelsea boots

About a month ago, our tiny Club Monaco had a bit of a fire sale - they were moving across the hall and put everything on markdown for at least 70% off. This silk dress looked pretty sad on the hanger, but I used my imagination and took a chance on it without trying it on. Just over $40 later, it was mine and ended up being absolutely perfect. The moment I tried it on at home, my brain wandered to imagining it with my new Rag & Bone vest and Mansur Gavriel bag. So here they are, a nice little happy family. 

OOTD with a dress from Club Monaco, a Rag & Bone vest, Aritzia leopard coat, Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, and Zara Chelsea boots

OOTD with a dress from Club Monaco, a Rag & Bone vest, Aritzia leopard coat, Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, and Zara Chelsea boots

My bare legs were perhaps a bit premature, due to some wishful weather-thinking... so out came my fabulous Beckledge coat from Aritzia. It's funny how much attention a furry leopard print coat can command - I definitely got a few stares and side eyes, but I wasn't too bothered. Doing OOTD posts for this long has helped me develop a thicker skin... acting casual and aloof while posing for photos in a public place, getting weird looks from people walking by... The blogging business (or hobby!) is definitely not for the timid or self-conscious :)

OOTD with a dress from Club Monaco, a Rag & Bone vest, Aritzia leopard coat, Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, and Zara Chelsea boots

Outfit stuff --

Dress - Club Monaco (similar here)
Vest - Rag & Bone (link!)
Coat - Aritzia (link!)
Bag - Mansur Gavriel (link!)
Boots - Zara (last season, similar from Topshop here)
Belt - Hermes (via Yoogi's Closet)

What are you excited to start wearing now that the temperatures are rising? 

xo Chloë




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  1. Perfect outfit!! I can't wait to bare my legs! My summer dress collection is just dying to leave the closet. Ps. Really impressed by your downtown OOTD shots. :)

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    1. Thanks Victoria! I've been doing bare legs all week - perhaps a tad premature but I couldn't wait any longer!

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