May 24, 2012

When in Doubt, Layer







Yesterday was a prime example of how unpredictable the weather can be in a coastal city. Over the course of the day it was grey without rain, grey with, sunny, sun showers, windy, warm, cold... pretty much all over the place. So when I had to get dressed for a lunch date with the girls I decided layering was probably key. 


My base piece was a ditzy floral printed sundress, layered with a creme lace-back cardigan, & military-green Spring jacket I got in Ireland a couple of years ago. I added a couple colourful bracelets from H&M, as well as a a vintage patent cross-body bag. I chose my Dolce Vita shoes mainly because they're the only pair which doesn't irritate my wounded ankle (care of my newest JC's). Fortunately they also happened to match. 


It turned out to be a fairly versatile look as I also wore it later for a walk along the Seawall (which quickly turned into hiding from the rain beneath trees overlooking Burrard Bridge), and later still when I went out for supper. I brought it from day to evening by switching the jacket for a blazer & the bracelets for my gold Michael Kors watch. 



I was wearing:
Floral Sundress - Jasmine London (2010)
Military green jacket - Primark (2010)
Creme Lace Cardigan - Vero Moda
Black wedges - Dolce Vita
Bracelets - H&M
Bag - Vintage

38 comments:

  1. I'm obsessed with your bracelets! And your outfit of course. So cute.

    Olivia

    http://wanderlust-and-such.blogspot.com

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  2. You look stunning. Love your dress. xo

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  3. Haha oh yes, when bipolar weather hits, layering is key!
    I love this ditzy printed floral dress. Its really pretty. Cute as always! :)

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  4. Yeah, I'm in the same boat in Seattle. The weather has been crazy this week! I love everything about this outfit, by the way! Super jealous of that bag!

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  5. And, OMG! Just saw that the coat is from Primark. Kind of obsessed with them on this last trip. I bought sooo much stuff!

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  6. Love it. You always know how to dress well, with a touch of color (from the bracelets). Nicely done. I'd say if Vancouver had a "look", this would definitely be it. =)

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  7. In love with your jacket!

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    following your blog!

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  8. That's my motto as well! Love how you put everything together and that your base piece was a good floral dress... you are rockin' it even in the rain sister! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Amanda
    It's an Easy Life

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  9. I looove layering! nice outfit :)
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  10. You look so pretty! Love this look! Agreed, the weather was totally crazy here yesterday!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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  11. I love how you layer clothing :) The ditsy floral print dress is so pretty! I know how you mean with regards to the weather, the weather here is unpredictable most days in the year! xo

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  12. Cute parka!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  13. you look stunning. adore this outfit. fabulous post, love. If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest guest post for LaurenConrad.com xo

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  14. I love this layered look Shawna! I'm a sucker for small print flowers on dresses, really. Every time I see one it's like I've rediscovered it again, haha! Anyway, cute post! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  15. I love how you styled that jacket! I've never seen a jacket like that look so good! Well done!
    --TS

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  16. I love the layering here! Your jacket is so cute!

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  17. Love your parka!!!! You look awesome in the outfit :)

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  18. fantastic look, and the weather was just crazy, didn't want to make up its mind!!

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  19. very nice look!

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  20. Beautiful as always! And lovely outfit! I really love your style :)
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    We'll keep in touch<3

    Have a great day!

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  21. Cute dress, and I love your bag! <3

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  22. love your coat and dress! you look lovely:)

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  23. lovely!! :):)

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  24. New follower to your amazing style blog! Found you through adamalexmommy.com. your style is so me!! Love this outfit!!

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  25. You're enrapturing! You're beautiful:)
    i'm following u!!

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  26. i have a coat similar to this and have never thought of wearing it with a dress. but i will now! i love it!

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  27. I adore how you styled this dress, such a pretty look and you look adorable in these photos!! And yup, that darn Vancouver rain... I'm so glad the sun is back, yay!! xo

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  28. I love your dress layered with the jacket, you look so cute! Have a fabulous weekend! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  29. Hi beautiful! I really love your style! You look so adorable (:

    Would u like to follow each other? (:

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  30. Such a great look!

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  31. First of all, I love how you say "supper". :) Not a whole lot of people do. And I actually enjoy unpredictable weather. NOT all the time, but it's fun some days. Per usual, even on rainy days, you look adorable. And I don't think I've told you yet, but you seriously have one of my favorite smiles ever!

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  32. gosh, I really love this outfit! Looks so unique, comfortable and pretty... I actually prefer sun, but in this outfit I would love rain as well :) <3

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  33. That vintage purse is gorgeous!

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