Wednesday, July 11, 2012

birthday blacks

Top- Gifted; Skirt & Rings- Thrifted; Necklace- Sears; Shoes- Max's Shoe Repair

Just yesterday I was an advocate extraordinaire for colour and in today's post I'm sporting a lot of black (just goes to show you how fluid fashion is!) It was my man's birthday recently and as a doting girlfriend, I made sure we celebrated in style (including a romantic chef's tasting at our favourite restaurant; Indian dinner with his friends & we will be taking a vegan BBQ cooking class next week).  Here are two outfits I wore to wish him a bonne fĂȘte! (looking at these pictures makes me miss my spray tanning addiction of last summer!)

Jumpsuit, Bracelet & Belt- Thrifted; Shoes & Earrings- Consigned; Clutch- Vintage

Although then again, looking at this last photo I don't look quite so much like the underbelly of a fish (my Mum's phrase for being pale).  So maybe instead of spraying myself with chemicals, I just need to time my outfit photos based on the position of the sun to create the illusion of darker skin (us fashion bloggers are so strategic aren't we!)


  1. I am so jealous of your ability to pull off a jumpsuit so well - I could so never do that! I love both these outfits, you look uber sophisticated.

    Courtney ~

  2. Both outfits are very elegant and sophisticated! I love the necklace in the first one and the clutch in the second one. And a cooking class sounds like so much fun, I love doing activities like that with my hubby too, I always think the gift of time together is so much more valuable than a new "thing" you know?

    And yeah, let's not talk about how pale my skin is. I just live with it, lol.

  3. Oooh what a gorgeous jumpsuit - I love the open back! And don't worry, I'm just as pale as you - maybe paler! We just gotta rock it, and you sure do here :)

  4. Very, very chic! I love the bows on the backs of your first pair of shoes!

  5. emily you're all gussied up in elegance! you look very chic in both outfits. i bet you'll have fun in your BBQ vegan class. glad you had a nice time with your boyfriend on his birthday. :)

  6. jumpsuits are definitely not my thing (and therefore I own zero of those :P). others can of course look great while wearing one.
    but I really like the first look with that beautiful floral top. those flowers are just gorgeous! and I like your accessories, all of them!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  7. I agree, you do look tan in that last picture! I'll have to try that technique :) You look gorgeous, and I hope you had a great birthday dinner with your man!

  8. And what a way to celebrate a birthday! The vegan bbq class sounds awesome! :) Can't wait to hear about it! :)

    I love you in a jumpsuit, Emily! You look amazing!
    ♥ laura
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  9. Super cool jumpsuit! Very "Disco Queen" lol :) and I LOVE that beaded clutch!

  10. You have the best shoes! Very whimsical and FUN! I love both of your outfits! You look great in them :D

  11. I must what is hopefully not a creepy way...that you have gorgeous shoulders! Love the cut of that floral top :) And I've been really digging jumpsuits lately, want to style one myself.

    <3 Cambria

  12. Great jumpsuit. You look stunning!

  13. Can't believe you thrifted a jumpsuit!!! Lucky girl! I love the shot of it from the back.


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