Sometimes when you can't go shopping, even though you want to so badly, buying a few little things can really cheer a girl up... am I right? That's what happened to me the other day. I was feeling overwhelmed by school and desperately needed a little pick me up... Enter Shoppers Drug Mart. I don't know what it is, but looking at beauty products and magazines has this remarkable ability to restore my sense of goodwill. I had yet to pick up my copy of Nylon this month (I know, tisk tisk), so buying that, along with a bottle of Essie's Sew Psyched, cheered me right up!
My lovely friend Holly gave me the most adorable hair clips and headband when she visited last weekend, and I bought myself a little necklace at Urban Outfitters with the initial 'A' on it (the first initial of Mr. AIF's name, of course!). All these little purchases (and gifts) made me feel like myself again, all the while breathing life onto my nightstand, accessory drawer, and fingertips... Apparently you can buy happiness.
My friend let me try on her vintage fox fur hat a while back, and it was probably the single most luxurious thing I've ever felt... I know what some of you may be thinking: fur is disgusting! Inhumane even! It's terrible to kill an innocent animal in the name of fashion, and as a vegetarian, trust me, I completely agree. But here's the thing- when a piece of fur is vintage, I somehow don't feel quite so icky about it. Call it denial or some kind of ethical loophole, but for whatever reason I just don't have a problem with vintage furs. I mean the animal was killed decades ago anyway, so it strikes me as extremely wasteful not to utilize its fur... and at the end of the day, if this prevents someone from buying a new piece of fur, isn't that a good thing? I myself choose to think of it as a form of recycling... how about you?
This weekend was unseasonably warm, so Mr. AIF and I took a little jaunt to Ezio park, which overlooks the Saskatchewan River. The trees stood bare as their leaves adorned the ground, creating the perfect backdrop for a beautiful autumn's day. We basked in the sunlight as we explored this lovely part of town, soaking in every ray as though it were our last.
Sundays are generally my favourite day of the week, and so instead of opting for comfy clothes to lounge around in, I tend to dress up a little to make the day all the more special. I thought this little Zara dress was the perfect choice in that it's super comfy (hello, cotton!), yet put-together. Plus the color scheme is pretty much an homage to fall.... now if only every day was Sunday.
I love this little H&M dress, which makes me feel like I'm a modern day 20's woman... I guess I've just been watching a little too much Boardwalk Empire these days! Anyway, it's super wearable and uber feminine, but the best part is definitely its price-- I got it on sale for $15!! And with a price tag like that, a girl certainly can't go wrong...
Outfit details: dress- H&M; tuxedo blazer- Wilfred (as seen here); scarf and clutch- vintage; shoes- Sam Edelman; ; leather gloves- Michael Kors; necklace- Erica Weiner; bracelet- Whiting and Davis; rings- Larus
Those who know me know that I rarely wear heels anymore... chalk it up to an adolescence spent teetering on the balls of my feet I suppose. Regardless, I just couldn't help myself when I saw these bad boys at Forever 21. I love the print (a not so subtle nod to this seasons Miu Miu Mary Janes, to be sure) and the epic heel (even though I can barely walk in them). After all, fashion is meant to be fun, and these MJ's certainly are that... twisted ankle and all.