gingham & ruffles

img_5687Some days (OK, let’s be honest, 50% 70% of the time) I want to stay in my cozy bed forever and never change out of my pyjamas. Especially when it starts getting dreary out and the floors start getting cold. I’ve been thinking about what gives me the little push in the mornings — and yes, sometimes it’s the cheesy “I’m going to make a difference today” line — but more often than not, it’s the little things. Breakfast (always including hash browns) is a big one. A warm cup of tea. Opening the shutters and watching the light spill into the room. And as shallow as this may sound, thinking about what I’m going to wear also helps. Putting together an outfit has become a process that clears my head and gets me excited for what’s ahead.

On this day I was feeling particularly stressed and anxious. But putting on this billow-sleeved, gingham-printed blouse gave me a boost that was much needed. It was a “yes, I’m wearing a dramatic top, a leather skirt, AND over-the-knee boots; yes, it might be a little much, but I feel great” kind of day. 😉

What motivates you to get up in the morning?



shein gingham billow sleeve top

aritzia leather wrap skirt

stuart weitzman lowland boot

simon miller bonsai mini leather tote

photography by yours truly

Big thank you to SheIn for generously gifting me the top!


  1. November 7, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Killer look babe! I am in love with this gingham ruffle sleeves top.

    Pose & Repeat

  2. November 16, 2016 / 10:21 am

    Ahh love this look – the blouse is a dream! I am feeling the same very often though – if I could I would live in my pjs. But it always helps to put on a killer outfit – you might get some weird looks but if you love it than it can really make your day.

    Sophie xx

  3. November 20, 2016 / 3:28 am

    I love how you mixed the boyish plaid with the billow sleeves. You look great 🙂


  4. November 22, 2016 / 1:07 am

    It’s so hard to get out of bed when it starts getting colder! The weather is warming up here & I’ve started waking up a whole hour & an a half earlier without any complaining! Love the look. The gingham really suits you, it’s such a cute outfit!


  5. aly
    November 24, 2016 / 7:07 am

    this outfit is too cute!