Thursday, March 30, 2017

I Love Turtles: styling a midi sweater-dress with a moto vest and platform booties

Spring may have sprung, and April is quite literally right around the corner...so what the heck am I doing in an ΓΌber-cozy turtleneck sweater-dress??

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a turtleneck sweater dress with a moto vest and platform booties

The weather aside - Vancouver continues to be as damp and chilly as it typically is in the middle of winter! - I'm also still feeling the after-effects of that horrible virus that knocked me out last week. And as much as I love my jeans, I also invariably get to the point where I want to switch things up and wear something with a skirt instead...so today it was this woolly, oversized variation on the sweater theme that came to my rescue!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - turtleneck sweater dress, motorcyle vest

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - turtleneck sweater dress, motorcycle vest, cross-body bag

Dresses truly are the definition of "easy", don't you agree??  One piece, add some fab footwear, and you're done!!  Of course, a bit of layering never fails to take a more basic look from perfectly fine all the way to fantastic...and my moto vest was just the thing to zshuzsh up my dress without obscuring the view!!  πŸ˜‰

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - midi sweater dress, motorcycle vest, platform booties

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a turtleneck sweater dress with a moto vest and platform booties

Are you a fan of dresses as well, dear readers??  Do you wear them year-round...or wait until the weather warms up before daring to do one??  As always, I look forward to hearing from you!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a turtleneck sweater dress with a moto vest and platform booties

P.S. A great big thanks to all of you for your lovely "get well" wishes; those little notes were one of the few things that had me smiling in the middle of my misery!! πŸ’‹



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Monday, March 27, 2017

I'm a Barbie girl: what happened when I let my husband style my look!

After spending pretty much all of last week in pj's, and with my energy level and personal style ambition still barely above "flatlined," I couldn't imagine a more perfect time to do something I've never done before...I turned my OOTD over to my hubby!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a plaid shirt, fringy vest, distressed flare jeans, and grandpa cardigan

I'd honestly expected some hesitation when I first made the suggestion to Robin; but he dove right into my closet like it was second nature...and had this whole ensemble pulled (right down to the accessories!) in less than five minutes!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a plaid shirt, fringy vest, distressed flare jeans, and grandpa cardigan

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - fringy vest, chartreuse marled cardigan, statement ring

Would I have chosen exactly this ensemble for myself??  Probably not...but I have to admit that he did a more than acceptable job.  In fact, I think the way he layered a slouchy cardigan over my vest so that just a hint of the fringe peeked out was kind of genius; otherwise, with the flare jeans and plaid shirt, the "seventies" nod would probably have felt a bit too literal.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - plaid shirt, fringy suede vest, distressed jeans, slouchy cardigan

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - plaid shirt, fringy vest, slouchy cardigan, cat-eye sunglasses

Instead, I felt very much like myself - with that little rockerish edge that I always love to include in my look. Way to go, baby...we may have to do this again sometime!!  πŸ‘

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a plaid shirt, fringy vest, distressed flare jeans, and grandpa cardigan


    
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bed time: Styling a jersey tank dress over skinny jeans, with a slouchy suit jacket and ivory booties

Keeping it short and sweet today, dear readers...unfortunately, my "feeling a little off" scenario from the weekend has morphed into a full-blown case of "can't-get-out-of-bed-I-feel-so-miserable." 😝

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a jersey tank dress over distressed skinny jeans, with a slouchy suit jacket and ivory booties

I'm definitely not someone who gets sick often - the last time was about a year and a half ago, when the stress of moving left me with a nasty cough.  But I haven't needed to use any sick days from work in years.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a jersey tank dress over distressed skinny jeans, with a slouchy suit jacket and ivory booties

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - jersey tank dress over distressed skinny jeans, slouchy suit jacket, ivory Vince Camuto booties, MK bag

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - jersey tank dress, slouchy suit jacket, Lucky Brand necklace

Let's hope this virus moves on fast...or for the first time since I started my blog, there won't be any new outfit photos for you to check out next week.  And that is simply not acceptable!! πŸ˜‰

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - jersey tank dress, slouchy suit jacket, Lucky Brand necklace

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a jersey tank dress over distressed skinny jeans, with a slouchy suit jacket and ivory booties



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