Some of you may remember this photograph from The Sartorialist that I originally included in this post several days ago. I liked it so much that I was inspired to put together this look-a-like outfit with (yet another) gift from my mom from her trip to Amsterdam. I haven't bought a romper...ever, so I was surprised she got this for me. Truthfully, I think she thought it was a long top, but I really like it so I pushed my sartorial comfort zone and wore it. What do you think?
Primark Romper gift from mom from Amsterdam || Alfred Sung Blazer from Zellers || Canvas Shoes from Arden || Earrings from Blanco in Lisbon, Portugal || Sunglasses from Forever 21|| Bracelet from mom
Forgive this last shot - there's a lot of "firsts in a long time/ever" going on here. First romper ever. Long time since I've worn sneakers/canvas shoes, so there was a lot of adjusting to shoe laces. I kept tucking the laces into the shoes...but is that a thing? Do people do that? I feel like if I leave the laces tied and out, they look like two floppy ears on my feet. Surely that's not a good look?
What does the Emily Post etiquette guide say about laces?
And while we're talking good etiquette, I would like to bring up a grievance: I live in a condominium with over 400 units. A lot of young, successful people living there. Every single day I see so much furniture, and perfectly useful clothes, household appliances, electronics thrown into our garbage room. I find this so indefensible. Just a few blocks away are some of Toronto's biggest social housing units. Six blocks away there is a Salvation Army. Why don't the young, successful people donate their stuff, instead of just throwing it out? There are so many families that could use somebody else's gently used things, it's real shame to see that stuff thrown out. I wish that as a community, we would donate rather than trash.
Let me know what you guys think. Thanks so much for stopping by today.
~ Photos by Nazia ~