Fashion: The Best of the Met Gala 2022

I haven’t written about fashion in a long while, but I wanted to share some of the looks from this week’s Met Gala that caught my attention. I think these white, gold, and black ensembles are classic and fitting for a gala.

Image may contain Clothing Apparel Human Person Gabrielle Union Evening Dress Fashion Gown Robe and Wedding
Gabrielle Union in Versace
Image may contain Clothing Apparel Human Person Miranda Kerr Fashion Wedding Wedding Gown Gown and Robe
Miranda Kerr in Oscar de la Renta
Image may contain Human Person Clothing Apparel Evening Dress Fashion Gown Robe Khlo Kardashian and Premiere
Khloe Kardashian
Image may contain Clothing Apparel Human Person Fashion Naomi Campbell and Robe
Naomi Campbell in Burberry
Image may contain Kate Moss Fashion Human Person Premiere Red Carpet Red Carpet Premiere Clothing Apparel and Coat
Kate Moss in Burberry
Image may contain Footwear Clothing Shoe Apparel Human Person Alexa Chung Fashion Premiere and Red Carpet
Alexa Chung
Image may contain Human Person Footwear Clothing Shoe Apparel Julianne Moore Fashion Premiere and Red Carpet
Julianne Moore
Image may contain Amber Valletta Fashion Human Person Premiere Red Carpet and Red Carpet Premiere
Amber Valetta in Azzaro

All images via Vogue.

Fashion: Black and White Workwear

It’s back to work week! Oh my goodness – I can barely believe it. I haven’t been on in a classroom in two years. And I haven’t worn real workwear in just about that length of time, too. While at the beginning of the pandemic, I was mostly wearing jeans, pants, and a nice sweater, in recent times, I’ve succumbed to leggings and joggers paid with a nice top. It’s been awful. I have felt lazy and not put together. I wear makeup, perfume, and jewelry every day, but don’t remember the last time I blow dried my hair!

And now, I’m going to slowly get back into wearing workwear. I’m excited, but I also feel like I’ve lost my style over the last two years, so I’m not really sure what I’ll be putting together for my daily #WhiteCabanaStyle. I’ve cleaned out my closet several times over the last little while, but I haven’t really replaced too many pieces. Here are some outfits that are providing me with inspiration because (a) they’re effortless and (b) I already own many of the items.

Of course there’s a lot of black and white in my style inspiration files. Black pants (or jeans) pair easily with a white shirt, cream sweater, or black cardigan. Cream/beige pants pair well with a sweater of a similar tone or a white shirt. A LBC (Little Black Dress) goes a long way and is comfortable for all-day wear. A pattern coat or dress breaks up the solid black and white. I think items like the ones will be in heavy rotation for me from now until spring.

What about you? Are you back at work? Has the dress code changed since 2019?

Fashion: Cozy Slippers

Who else is dealing with a major snowfall today? On blistery, snowy days like this (when I don’t have to leave the house), I love staying extra cozy with a great pair of slippers. If you’re like me, and you hate having cold feet, then you may enjoy browsing the online shops for a new pair of slippers. Here are several that I’m considering as my next slipper purchase.

faux shearling slippers, $34.50CAD, Indigo; Sorel faux fur slippers, $64CAD, The Bay; faux fur slippers, $29.50CAD, Indigo
Eberjey slipper socks, $46.20CAD, The Bay; Vero Moda slippers, $29.40CAD, The Bay; Ugg slippers, $99.99CAD, SoftMoc
Smoko heated slippers, $48USD, Urban Outfitters; Sherpa slippers, $58CAD, JCrew; plush slippers, $65CAD, Knix; teddy slipper, $23CAD, Everlane

I’m leaning toward the UGG gold ones because, well, they’re gold, and I do love gold shoes!

Fashion: Sandro Paris

It looks like I’m heading back to in person work in January, and I’m already thinking about what I’ll wear! I have a closet full of clothes that I haven’t worn in two years, and frankly, there’s a lot in there that I don’t feel like wearing. A full closet edit is in order, and I’d like to buy a few pieces that will be comfortable and stylish for long days of teaching and commuting.

One of the clothing stores that I love is Sandro Paris. The dresses are lovely, and the fit is great. I have a few Sandro dress, and they’re among my favourite clothes in my closet. (They’ll survive the closet edit forsure!)

And, yes, it’s true…after nearly two years of working from home, I’m still drawn to black and white dresses for work!

Fashion: Is This The Future?

I saw this outfit on the Banana Republic site, and it made me wonder if this is going to be the future of fashion. Is work wear going to look like this mix?

Sweater hoodie plus sweater jogger plus slightly structured trench and statement flats…what do we think? It looks formal with the trench and shoes, but it’s informal because of the sweats. Do you think we’ll see more of this in the workplace?

I’m still working from home, so my daily wardrobe this fall has been a regular rotation of jeans and a black top. So boring! I don’t see myself wearing jeans and a tee in my post-pandemic work life, and I certainly don’t see myself embracing the sweater hoodie/jogger combo. But will I go back to suits and dresses? I think I’m in wardrobe limbo!

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