Monday, February 20, 2017

Out of season: styling distressed flare jeans with a Chanel-style jacket and long cardigan

While I don't exactly have different wardrobes for different seasons, there are pieces that I reach for more often at certain times of the year...and these jeans??  They've always meant "summer" to me!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a patterned shirt with distressed flare jeans, a Chanel-inspired jacket, and a long cardigan

Then why did I reach for them today - with more than a week of February still to go??  After the dark wash denim and faux-leather looks I've been doing recently, I was jonesing for a little change of pace...and these seriously distressed flares felt like just the ticket!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - distressed flare jeans, long cardigan

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a patterned shirt with distressed flare jeans, a Chanel-inspired jacket, and a long cardigan

There's been yet another tress metamorphosis, too...I've gone from smokey purple to fuchsia and pastel pink!! I may forever be a fan of neutrals when it comes to my closet, but it appears that adding an unexpected "pop" to my look via hair colour is developing into a bit of a thing around here!! 😉

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - patterned shirt, Chanel-inspired jacket, long cardigan, pink hair

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - distressed flare jeans, ivory Vince Camuto booties

With spring legitimately right around the corner now (woohoo!) I'm guessing that many of you, dear readers, are contemplating a little personal style switch-up as well.  Whether it's a new 'do or new denim - or something else entirely - I hope you'll take a moment to share what you're planning for the new season!!    
 
Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a patterned shirt with distressed flare jeans, a Chanel-inspired jacket, and a long cardigan



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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Skulduggery: styling a skull-motif tee with cropped flare jeans and a faux-fur jacket

What's better than a badass skull motif, dear readers??  Why, two of them, of course!!  😜

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a skull-motif tee with cropped flare jeans, platform booties, and a faux-fur jacket

I'm pretty sure that anyone who's ever experienced a "rebellious" phase (that's all of us, I'd say!) has rocked a skull-patterned something at some point in their lives.  But if you're a rock-and-roller at heart even now, or if you just want to add a touch of edge or irreverence to your look...look no further than this classic icon of pirates and punks!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a skull-motif tee with cropped flare jeans, platform booties, and a faux-fur jacket

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - skull-motif t-shirt, beaded choker

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - skull-motif tee, faux-fur jacket, sunglasses, cross-body bag

My plan had been to wear my cheeky new tee with a skirt - to play up the "good girl vs. bad" vibe - but after braving bare legs in the snow just last week, I thought better of it and went with my cropped flare jeans instead. And by finishing my outfit with this colour-blocked faux-fur jacket, I think I've managed to add a different kind of contrast...glamour with a touch of grunge!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - cropped flare jeans, platform booties, maroon cross-body bag

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - colour-blocked faux-fur jacket, wire-framed sunglasses

Do you have any skeletons -  um, skulls - hiding in your closet??  Have I inspired you to get them into (semi) regular wardrobe rotation again??  I'd love to hear!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a skull-motif tee with cropped flare jeans, platform booties, and a faux-fur jacket




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Monday, February 13, 2017

Joyride: styling vegan leather jeans with a chambray shirt and teddybear bomber

The great Vancouver thaw is on, dear readers...and I, for one, couldn't be any happier!!  😄

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a chambray shirt and vegan leather jeans with a furry bomber, harness boots, and woolen beanie

In fact, we have clear skies and spring-like temperatures in the forecast for the first half of the week - and you can bet that I'll be taking full advantage today; it's a holiday here in British Columbia!!  Woohoo!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - chambray shirt, vegan leather jeans, furry bomber, woolen beanie

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - chambray shirt, furry bomber, woolen beanie

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - vegan leather jeans, Frye harness boots

The only thing that isn't so great??  My hubby has to work...which means that I'll be celebrating the day off on my own.  I'd be considering a movie matinee if the weather didn't look as promising as it does; but since it would be practically criminal to let that sunshine go to waste, I think I might just go for a little joyride instead!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a chambray shirt and vegan leather jeans with a furry bomber, harness boots, and woolen beanie

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - woolen beanie, earring detail

And no - there aren't any pics of our new wheels to show off just yet; Robin insists that everything be "spit and polished" before our car's first photoshoot...and even though he's washed it three times already, all the leftover road salt keeps messing with his handy-work!!  I guess it's fingers crossed for next weekend!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a chambray shirt and vegan leather jeans with a furry bomber, harness boots, and woolen beanie



       
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