Friday, May 18, 2012


Pants, Shoes, Purse & Bracelet- Thrifted; Blouse- Vintage & Handmade (Gifted)

I love my red jeans (worn previously like this, this & this) but when I saw these red cropped pants (for 50% off at my local thrift store), I thought they'd be perfect for more dressier ensembles like this colourful outfit I wore house hunting last weekend.  This blouse is one of a kind, gifted to me by a volunteer I work with, and it's handmade by one of her friends who is now in her 90s.  It's amazing how everything comes back in style, like pussybow blouses and large floral prints (but even if it wasn't on trend, I'd still sport it because for me, style is about wearing what you love, even if it's not the latest fashion craze!)

 I thought it would be fun to showcase 'this is what I wore at this time last year' so here is feature #1!

 Monday is a holiday so I am looking forward to a long weekend filled with a clothing swap, drinks with friends, games night, cooking some vegan goodies, bike-riding and indulging in some Emily time! 

Avoir un bon week-end tout le monde!


  1. that blouse is so pretty - i love having unique pieces in my closet. they are so special.
    Chic on the Cheap

  2. oh I absolutely love the background of those outfit shots! what a treasure that top is and the bracelet looks so bright and cute.
    enjoy your weekend, Emily! :)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  3. emily i am in LOVE with your pink & red outfit, your photo backdrop & your what i wore last year idea! :) have a good holiday.

  4. I am loving the Colorado in that top
    You can never have too many red pants!
    enjoy your weekend and I hope you have a new house soon

  5. That. Top. Is. Gorgeous! I loooooove the bright colours and spunky pattern...and esp the neck. Just lovely.

    <3 Cambria

  6. The print on that blouse is amazing. You're right that it's on trend, but it'd still be completely awesome if it weren't. Love it paired with the red pants!

  7. OOOOH I LOVE that top! the color is gorgeous and the pussybow? get out of town girl!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  8. I am seriously loving all the pinks and reds I have been seeing lately. You look stunning and that top is amazing!


  9. Love the red pants! I just bought a pair tooo! So fun :)

  10. I hope you're enjoying your long weekend!! I love these shades of red and pink together. That blouse is gorgeous, what a great gift!

  11. i love love love that bright top! and that bracelet is amazing too. you look fabulous, emily! what a cool background too!

  12. I love this bow blouse! What a great gift!

  13. you look great. I going tonight to look at house. I hope you find your dream home.

  14. Wow, this blouse is beautiful! I love the color combination and am definitely a fan of any of kind of red pants!

  15. lovely vintage blouse, priceless gift. You look lovely in this all thrifted outfit, you gave the vintage outfit a modern interpretation. Have a fun holiday!


  16. Your blouse is beautiful and you found the perfect way to show it off with your tone-on-tone ensemble. The cardigan and bag in particular are great shades. I know that you'll cherish such a special gift.

  17. It's fun to look back & see what you were wearing a year ago! Love the pink & red colour combo of this outfit :)

  18. Love the red pants. My red cropped pants are my favorite piece right now. Loving the "year ago" throw back pics too!


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