August and September were all a blur. Good stuff, bad stuff (mostly)... so much happened in so little time. A lot was going on in my personal life and I was not comfortable with the idea of sharing personal stuff in public. I was mourning the loss of my Mamie, who passed away from cancer. I was accepting too much work and stupidly seeing my overbooked agenda as a badge of honor. I was overwhelmed and unhappy, until I decided it was time for me to eliminate things that were bringing me down. Pressure, stress, boredom, sadness... I couldn't deal with everything anymore. Sometimes, you have to think about what you really want and stop worrying about what other people want or expect from you. And this is exactly what I did. I refused some work offers. I reconnected with old friends, made some new ones, tried to focus on the positive aspects of my life. I am slowly healing.
Whoa, this was pretty personal... I hope I didn't bore you! Let's talk about clothes now, okay? I missed doing outfit posts. My outfits were getting a bit boring without the challenge of presenting different ones everyday. When you have a style blog, you feel a little pressure to dress awesome on a daily basis and remix all your clothes into fun new combos, which is not a bad thing at all ;) Los Angeles-based clothing brand Sugarlips kindly sent me this lovely strapless dress to style, but I'll have to wait until next summer to bare my shoulders. It's so cold right now in Quebec that I must layer sweaters and coats to stay warm. Luckily, summer dresses are a breeze to style year-round. Today I wore my gift with my green parka and polka-dot tights for a classy explorer-of-the-world-meets-Minnie-Mouse kind of look. I was still cold with all those layers, so I put a sweater around my neck and disguised it as a circle scarf. Pretty and soooo cozy ♥
Royal Inclinations dress: courtesy of Sugarlips / Parka + tights: H&M /
Sweater (worn as scarf): Pink Martini / Mocs: Wal-Mart
Tryo - Serre-moi
Today's discovery. I thought Tryo made some bad french rap music but they're actually super good. And not rappers at all. Ha! I'm glad a friend properly introduced me to their music... I'm addicted!