May 1, 2012

May Day

So what I didn't happen to mention yesterday is that it's been snowing on & off since I returned to NL Saturday night. This should offer you an explanation as to why my outfit is decidedly more Autumn appropriate than May Day wear. I probably should have included more florals or brights, but I was feeling a much more layered look with some rose & burgundy thrown into the mix. Nothing fancy, just something to keep me decently warm while running errands. 

I was inspired to pull out my liquid leggings when I saw this look by Breanne of Flattery, worn in Sydney (though to be fair, it actually is Autumn there). This is actually the first time I've worn them in over a year. On the top I layered with a charcoal silk tee from Lush, burgundy cropped jumper from Urban Outfitters, & H&M rose striped poncho/cape/shawl/thingy; all purchases from last Autumn. I accessorized simply with a knit circle scarf from ASOS, Michael Kors Gold Chronograph watch & Michael Kors ballet flats. 

I'll be returning to Vancouver in less than 2 weeks & I'm getting pretty excited. I'm coveting some real Spring weather, time to finally shop & build my Summer wardrobe, amazing vegan restaurants, the beach, lovely friends... I could go on forever, believe me.  

I was wearing:
Rose striped cape/shawl - H&M (Autumn 2011)
Burgundy Jumper - Urban Outfitters (Autumn 2011)
Charcoal Silk Tee - Lush (old)
Liquid Leggings - Bootlegger (old)
Knit circle scarf - ASOS (old)
Gold Chronograph Watch - Michael Kors
Ballet Flats - Michael Kors


  1. Simply the best! I could write a whole essay about this outfit but let's just say that I'm loving everyting about it :)<3

  2. This outfit is so pretty :)

    Laura xoxo

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    back to vancouver?! i'm jealous! have a great time!

    i LOVE the layered hippie sweater!

    talk soon wild child
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  4. Very cute! I love layered winter looks! Maybe that's why I'm moving back north. Texas is killing me. lol

  5. I love this look my dear! The layering has been styled perfectly and the colours are warm and chic! Your cape is gorgeous and i love it with that gorgeous chunky knit scarf! That watch sets the whole look so beautifully! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

  6. Beautiful beautiful Shawna! Love that sweater, so lovely!

    The Urban Umbrella

  7. The cape is gorge! I have been wanting to invest in one for some time now.
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  8. You have a great blog dear, I really love your outfits! I'm craving for a micheal kors watch for so long, but I can't chose. Love yours!

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  9. this outfit is perfect! may day or not, just perfect! really goes well with the scenery that you are at.
    thank you for nominating with the versatile blogger award! i was finally just able to post it!


  10. I adore your shawl! You look great!


  11. ohh wonderful! love everything in your outfit!! you look stunning:)

  12. great cape!! nice outfit!!
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  13. The scarf is so pretty! And it looks really nice with the cardigan as well

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  14. I love cool/cold weather haha, I genuinely don't feel comfortable anymore when it gets over 20 degrees celcius, 68 degrees fahrenheit! I just loving layering and love my knits too much! I love how you layered here by the way, it looks gorgeous and elegant and the colours go so well! I was looking at the H&M knit for a while but didn't get it and I am regretting it now, I love the way it hangs! xx

  15. Your chic layers are making me wish for colder weather! You look so polished and cozy! Thank you for your thoughtful comments, I appreciate them so much!

  16. This outfit seems perfect with the weather!I love your gold watch and your smile<3

  17. I love this layered look! You are so lucky to still have weather to sport out this look.


  18. Oooh, haha, well you're fashionably styled for the cool weather!
    I love that shawl, it's absolutely gorgeous. Too bad about the snow though. Hope it clears up!
    Happy May Day! :)

    Trendy Teal

  19. love the shawl and the scarf! great combination!

  20. I love the way the scarf and the shawl go perfectly together, especially with the burgundy underneath. Great outfit!


  21. What a great outfit! So chic and sooo cozy!

  22. You layer very well. Even though you're pretty bundled up, you still look fashionable and extremely feminine. That's pretty hard to pull off with the color scheme you chose, so bravo! :)
    And liquid leggings, huh? I really want desperately to be able to buy a pair and pull them off as you and the girl you linked have, but I really don't think I see that happening. :/ Hmm...the fact that I just doubted myself makes me really want to go out and get some now and figure out how I'd style them in my own fashion.. :)
    Have a wonderful week!

  23. love the cozy look!! you look so pretty!


  24. Love this look! You look pretty !
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  25. You look cute all bundled up :) Love your watch!

  26. i love this layered look! so pretty!

  27. That cape is so cute, I like it! <3

  28. That cape is amazing!
    I can't believe it's snowing in May.. hope it warms up for you soon!

    xo Jennifer

  29. so cute look!

  30. You look so cute and all wrapped up :) Nice poncho, I almost bought similar one during winter but ended up with all beige.

    Thank you for the comment sweetie! I've missed ya, heh :>

    Indie by heart

  31. Your cape is darling and I LOVE your scarf. You look so cozy and perfect for a snow day! I hope it warms up for you soon : )

    Danielle xo

  32. this outfit is great, makes me feel warm inside! the weather is still chilly this way too!


  33. Just found your blog and I have to say you have a lovely smile! You look so cosy in that scarf/shawl combo. :)

  34. Ohh, another amazing outfit! You look awesome.
    Love You! <3

  35. You look so cute and toasty. The weather here has been so erratic. Sunny and cold at the same time

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  36. You look so so so so so lovely! Love your watch!
    Ur so adorable and perfect, I can't get over this fact, hehe.

    -Maya <3


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