|Bag Prevost Flea Market (5$)|
|Top Vintage via Community Shop - Maxi Skirt Forever 21 - Belt Thrifted - Bracelets Aldo, Vintage via Savers, Vintage|
Most shopping trips in the summer always end up with me bitching and whining about my legs and the fact that most dresses and skirt down even fully cover my butt. After a pretty bad shopping experience with my sister that ended with me being so frustrated I almost burst into tears, I finally decided to find the positive in my misery. Stores are full of gorgeous flowy maxi skirts so I dais to myself why not take advantage of it and my them my trademark for the summer. Legs are hidden away, my butt is all covered up and yet I feel incredibly feminine and pretty. As they say, work with what you've got and if you ain't got it, fake it. Maxi skirts and dresses give the illusion of long lean legs while being flowy and airy...to quote some tween queen, it really is the best of both worlds.
Summer 2012 welcomes my new trademark style of long skirts and dresses. Get ready for it, shopping binge to come...
I want to know, are you more of a mini or maxi type of girl?
Posted by modern antoinette at 9:43 PM
|Glittery Nude platforms Kimchi Blue via Urban Outfitters|
I lusted over these shoes every single time I visited Urban Outfitters for the last few months or so. However, I could never justify spending 80$ on a pair of shoes that I wouldn't get much wear from. Sure, these things are beauties but they are such statement pieces that they aren't really the type of shoes you can wear on a daily basis.
When I spotted them at 50% off from their sale price of 19.99$ I just couldn't help myself. Even if I never get much wear out of them, they'll always look pretty sitting on my shelve.
Posted by modern antoinette at 11:46 AM
I decided to put together a few videos I took at Ottawa Folk Festival last summer in anticipation for festival season which is just start. Don't you just love that time of the year!!
Get ready for a lot more videos to come in the near future...
Posted by modern antoinette at 9:48 PM
The songs of Conor Oberst have been with me through the better part of my (soon-to-be) 28 years old life. His melodies have nursed many broken hearts and accompanied countless happy memories. His words have acted as a sort of open diary to any pain, pleasure, doubt and love reflecting my reality with an undeniable truth. That my friend is the power of the amazing song writer that is Conor Oberst. Where it is when he goes solo, fronts Bright eyes or The Mystic Valley Band, goes punk with Desaparacidos or collaborates on Monsters of Folk, that guy has a way of relating life's every details in a way that is so accurate and romanticized all at the same time.
2011 was a Bright Eyes year. With the release of The People's Key, I was lucky enough to get to see them live 3 times in the same year. First, there was the roadtrip to Toronto, than the seen-from-the-stage performance at Osheaga and it all culminated in the ultimate Bright Eyes experience: getting to cover Ottawa Folkfest (City & Colour where also headlining). On that weekend, memories where made that will last a lifetime.
When I heard that Conor and Dallas where both playing on the same day at Ottawa Bluesfest it was a no brainer! A roadtrip planned later, I can't wait to share with you my first experience at Ottawa Bluesfest. If it is anywhere as amazing as Ottawa Folkfest was (read all about it right here), we're in for a lot of fun!
The Outfit above was inspired by Mr. Oberst himself. My interpretation of his folksy/rocker self. In my opinion, there's just the right hint of mystical native american and spiritual touches to remind myself of one of my favourite songs (Four Winds). I have no idea why but somehow this outfit brings to mind the whole Cassadega album.
|Via You've got a soul, Use it|
Posted by modern antoinette at 11:32 PM
|Kimono Forever 21 - Tank H&M - Jeggings Silence and Noise via Urban Outfitters - Ankle Boots Cooperative via Urban Outfitters - Necklaces Vintage, Gift from a friend|
Robes, kimonos and wraps are my version of the blazer. I consider them the easiest thing to throw on over a pair of jeans and a t-shirt/tank. It also helps that it gives an instant dose of ethereal to any outfit I might be wearing. There's something so pleasant about looking like your ready to lounge even though you're out and about. There's nothing like being confortable to ease off the struggles that daily life can bring. Think of it as wearing pyjamas everywhere, everyday.
These pictures were taken on location after finishing up an exciting new project in collaboration with The SWAP team Montreal. It's not the first time you've heard about this organization on the blog and it certainly won't be the last. The Montreal event is approaching fast and that means it's time to clean out your closet. Ticket are already available here and I'll see you there that's for sure!
Posted by modern antoinette at 9:24 PM