Fashion

Slip Into It

Outfit details:

Gilbert Slip dress, Grey Coat, OTK boots (similar here), Aviator Sunglasses, Black Purse (similar here and here), Necklace (this is the exact one, I just hid the third necklace loop behind my neck!), DW Watch

I think everyone can agree that one of the biggest trends of 2016 has been the slip dress, and I’m totally on board with it. Why did they become so popular? Well because we can wear them just about anyway; under a blazer, or leather jacket, over a plain white t-shirt; with Converse sneakers, or with stilettos; during the day, or into the evening. The simplicity of the style allows for endless opportunities.

This slip dress is from Mendocino, a store that always carries an amazing selection of both trendy and classic pieces…also a store that is dangerously too close to me! I was shopping with my mom and was looking at the black version of this dress (big surprise), when the sales associate mentioned they carried it in an olive green version. While generally I would’ve went ahead and purchased the black, I loved the idea of the green shade. Green is not a colour I wear often, but the tone is perfect! I have worn this dress countless times, and again in many different ways. The back of it comes to a V, so if you aren’t able to go braless, then a pretty bralette is perfect!

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I love the pairing of the green with the light grey coat; I think it’s such a pretty and classic colour combination. I had been looking for a new grey coat, something with some structure, and style, but also something that could be worn year to year. Zara is one of my go-to’s for really anything, so I knew that I should be able to find one there. After a few weeks of searching, I finally got this one there for only $120!

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Another season must-have is of course, the over-the-knee-boot. I have a thing for the Nordstrom.com website, so I had spent quite a bit of time checking out their OTKB selection in anticipation for their Grand Opening in Toronto. I was set on this one pair I saw online, and on their opening day I went specifically for them, BUT they hadn’t brought them into Canada! I ended up leaving Nordstrom with an entirely different style of boot (see in this post), and went straight to Zara which is where I got these ones here. I have gotten so much wear out of these boots and suggest that everyone own a pair!

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Now that we’ve seen a ton of snow (BRR), just throw on a pair of opaque black tights and an oversized sweater or scarf and you’re good to go! 

Thanks for reading & see you again soon! 

Carling xx

Gilbert Slip dress, Grey Coat, OTK boots (similar here), Aviator Sunglasses, Black Purse (similar here and here), Necklace (this is the exact one, I just hid the third necklace loop behind my neck!), DW Watch

Photography by Valeria Ardiyants

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Valeria Ardiyants
    December 15, 2016 at 10:13 am

    I love that coat! Zara is awesome…if they’re good enough for the dutchess, then they’re definitely good enough for me. 😉

    • Reply
      carlingl
      December 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Thanks Val! LOVE Zara also, probably too much!

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