Monday, April 16, 2012

what i wore :: feeling fancy

:: head to toe ::
jacket :: thrifted
dress :: c/o Chicwish
shoes :: c/o Blowfish

Oh man. I was having some bad luck taking these photos. For some reason I kept forgetting to charge my camera battery so I started taking these running on (almost) empty. I was having the worst focus problems ever (I blame the dying battery) and my camera was repeatedly more interested in the trees behind me than me. Actually, I don't blame it...I am pretty interested in our trees as well. After about 5 minutes of taking and then deleting blurry photos it died. Anyways, I charged it partially and got back to it. I was determined to take these outside because it was a nice day and the trees were looking pretty. Problems aside, I'm glad I took these outside in front of our fruit trees. To all of this you may be saying "stop being a dummy and just remember to charge your battery". Yeah, you're right. Just thought I'd give you the back story of these photos in case you can tell that I look extra non-smiley.

I thrifted my jacket a few weeks ago and I am still pretty excited about the collar and the shape. Oh, and the big buttons! I feel pretty fancy in it and it is the perfect weight for spring.

Today it is really warm out, I'm just hoping that the sun comes out a bit. I have plans to get out in the front garden and clean it up a little. Normally we do that stuff on the weekend but this weekend we went to visit Kaylah & Kevin as a surprise for Kevin's birthday. As usual we had so much fun and as usual I am worn out! Also, I wish we lived just a smidge closer so we could hang out more often!

♥elycia

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  1. Just a smidge?! Pffft, I see how it is! I'm over here wishing we were neighbors but I can see it's not a mutual feeling!

    :P

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    1. ha! I'm talking about a pretty big smidge over here. Like a 3.5 hour smidge.

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  2. i really love this outfit. the shoes are so darn cute. no battery charge or not you look so great!! (:

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I love these shoes a lot!

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  3. You look so so so pretty in this outfit! (you always do) but that coat/dress combo is very cute:) I like the new 'normal' hair also:)

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    1. Thanks! My 'normal' hair drives me a little bonkers because I don't feel like myself but I appreciate your compliment.

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  4. That jacket is a wicked score! The dress looks so lovely on you! You look very elegant and sophisticated here. And must I add, look at those hot legs!

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    1. Ha! Thanks Andrea. My legs are not my favourite thing in the world but I let them out once in a while ;)

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  5. I love this outfit :) The nude shoes are the perfect touch and the peter pan collar on the dress is magic!


    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  6. Oh, what a cute dress.

    But your face looks like ... was it cold outside? ;-)

    I have the same problem. I want to make photos of my three new sewed summer dresses ... but we have only 6°C (43° F) since a few days and it´s very windy. Brrrrr!

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    1. Ha! No remember all that stuff I said about the focus problems? That's what was up with my face. It was actually nice out!

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  7. oh the moody look? :) nice shots though!

    I dont have a garden and I'm going to try and take an outfit post, inspired by you and others. Only im abit shy taking my camera and tripod to the park! Worried someone will run away with it!

    Love the dress, you look well tidy ;)

    Barnicles

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    1. Ha! I feel funny not having any smile photos but all the ones where I was smiling I was not in focus! Silly camera.

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  8. So cute! Oh my goodness this outfit is cooling me! adorable!

    xoxo

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  9. What a cute outfit!! It's already too hot here to wear jackets. Temperature is in the mid 80s. :x

    Also, I've gotta ask - which nail polish is that? I absolutely love the color!!!

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    1. The base is "My Lifesaver" by Nicole with Sally Hansen insta-Dri in that bright blue colour (my bottle doesn't have a name) sponged on the ends. My toes are just the bright blue. Thank you!

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  10. You look SO great, beautiful shoes & dress! This is going to sound so creepy but.. your legs look niiice! ;)

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    1. Thanks Arrin! That's very sweet of you to say!

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  11. Love it, very chic! I like layering different blues with my clothes :)

    I have to ask, are there matching bloomers under that dress or are you just very daring?! (That dress is so pretty but would not work in my windy city!)

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    1. Hehe! Not matching...
      It was not windy at all that day but other times I have worn this I definitely included tights!

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  12. That jacket makes you look waifishly thin and I love the slightly prep school flair it has! Nice buy!

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  13. That jacket is gorgeous!
    Gotta love fun jackets with big buttons. =)

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  14. Whenever I have camera issues I look stressed in my photos, too. lol I just wanted to let you know that your legs look great in these photos! :)

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  15. Aaw, this is super-cute! :) I love that jacket!!

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  16. I've aid this a lot. But you've really done it this time. THIS is my favorite look on you. Good luck topping it :]

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    1. Aw thanks Colby! I will strive to surpass it :)

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  17. Ok, I am so jealous of those of you in this world who actually get to have Spring this year. Normally, we get Winter with two little snows, a nice few months of jacket weather Spring and then a blistering Summer. This year? We skipped Spring. Every day has been record hot. Our trees are in Summer mode. The dogwoods bloomed months early. Oh, by the way, Your Outfit Is Adorable!

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  18. You look lovely! I think that dress fits you so perfectly and I mean perfectly. Stunning. Also I love coat what a great find, I want to go shopping where you do!
    On a side note, I am so jealous of your fruit trees! Ah to own a little piece of heaven like that. So pretty and yummy!
    Wasn't this Ontario weather amazing today? I even enjoyed the sporadic showers we had over here in Kingston - sprinkles of rain with sunshine bursting through the clouds.
    Hope you have a beautiful week!

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    1. Yes it was beautiful! Super windy down here but the temperature was amazing.

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  19. Failing batteries is a ailment that troubles us all. And the worst is if you're out somewhere and the little sign on the screen flashes! That's an instant doze of anxiety right there. It's a good thing you were able to take some pretty great shots though. Especially love the collar of your dress and the color combination. :)

    Priya
    Sunshine Over The Mountains

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    1. Yes! At least I was at home and able to charge it :)

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  20. I love the coat... and the peter pan color dress... and the shoes... I just love everything! :)

    ~Brit
    www.brittany-sims.com

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  21. i googled elycia and you were spot no1. no love needed, just elycia, altho a little love is useful :)

    B

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  22. this outfit looks perfect on you! i love your coat, and the dress is adorable!

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  23. I am utterly loving your dress :D
    thegirlwiththeglassfeet.blogspot.com

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  24. i think your new hairs really ugly, colours suit you much better, eeeew!

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    1. Hey, that's ok. Everyone likes different things. I will tell my hairdresser you don't like it.

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  25. dont listen to them elycia. i never usually comment as i dont have GFC account but ignore the hate. Sure pinks, purples and blues look great on you but your hair right now is smoking, haha ;)

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    1. Haha, thanks. Like I said below I don't mind if strangers hate on my hair. It usually gives me a bit of a laugh actually.

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  26. Aw you look so cute! I'm really loving your dress. The collar on it is fantastic.

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  27. You look so chic in this outfit! I love the length of the jacket and how the skirt peeks out below. I also really love your nail polish colour - it looks very striking next to the flowers! :)

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  28. You look so sophisticated! I adore that jacket & the dress is fabulous. Also, I'm pretty sure that your hair is never ugly, no matter what colour it is. You have pretty much the cutest short hair ever!

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    1. Well thank you! I honestly don't mind if internet strangers think my hair is ugly. Of course I prefer compliments though so thank you for saying that :)

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  29. That coat is beautiful! I love the colour.

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  30. This is such a cute and great outfit! I love it!

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