BASKETBALL

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So I have this jacket, I found it while vintage shopping with my aunt; and I believe it is the single most complemented thing I own, or have ever owned!  It’s a Spalding NBA bomber jacket, the idea is that the jacket looks like the Spalding basketball; and it really does, the leather has been perfectly textured.  Dressed up and dressed down, it is everything!!!

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GREY MATTER

Gotta start kicking layering up a notch as the cold has started to set in!

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Layering matters!  One – because it looks good, and two – because it’s Autumn and the chill is well and truly kicking in!  I decided to do the whole tee under a slip dress thing, and throw a thick cardigan over the top; the denim jacket was added to break up the greyness, the extra layer didn’t hurt either.

As short as this outfit is, I was surprisingly warm!  Layering is definitely key, regardless of length.

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DUSTERS AND SNEAKERS AND KNITS (OH MY)!

Various combos of dusters, sneakers and knits will for sure be my Autumn 16 uniform!

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Well, Autumn is well and truly here!  We felt that as soon as we stepped of the plane at 5am on Saturday morning.  After spending a week in Turkey (a birthday treat from my honey) with temperatures reaching 32ºC at the end of September, I ain’t mad at a little crisp weather; it means I get to throw on my new knits that I bought during my recent trip to Paris.

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IS A TRIPLE DENIM LOOK TOO MUCH?

I love denim in all it’s forms, I mean, who doesn’t?! It has to be the easiest thing to wear from day to day, right? But a triple denim look? I’ve never tried that!

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I’ve rocked double denim on the odd occasion but never made a habit out of it, not even when it was a trend.  So as you can imagine triple denim never entered my head.  My dad, is always rocking the Canadian tuxedo!  His denim collection would be a dream to raid! We have the same leg length, but not the same waist size. (more…)

FASHION HYBRID

I love a good fashion hybrid – black florals are my fave!

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I’ve always loved the use of juxtaposition in fashion; well it extends a little further than fashion, hence the name of the blog.  However, the fashion hybrid mix of high/low (runway/high street), smart/casual (blazer, tee, jeans, heels), or hard/soft (leather/chiffon); in this case it’s bodycon and oversized, and a little bit of day/night action with the neckpiece.

Over the past few years, it’s something that’s become more mainstream as more and more celebs have got into the whole sports wear/street chic style and the masses follow suit.

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