020915 The Silk Blouse
When Kate from Doll Memories emailed me about a collab, I was already familiar with her designs having seen them on the lovely Ruby of RougeCloset.com. Being a sucker all things cute and well made clothes, I said yes right away. It was hard to choose but I ended up getting the Night Butterflies blouse since they reminded me of the Givenchy magnolia print which I'm so in love with right now.
When I posted this adorable silk blouse on IG last week, everyone was surprised saying that it's a different look for me. The beauty about fashion is that it's always evolving. Dressing the same way all of the time can get boring and predictable and in case you haven't noticed, I'm all about trying new things this year and updating my look. That's why I'm drawn to Doll Memories. The hand drawn prints are whimsical and the cuts on the clothes are classic and sophisticated and can be dressed in so many ways and I'm always a fan of versatile clothing. Remember what I said in my previous post on styling different pieces - it's all about staying true to your personal style.
I love Hedi Slimane's free spirited, rock and roll influence and I think it really speaks to my personal style. With him in mind I styled my cute butterfly blouse with my zippered Rag & Bone jeans, my favourite Alexander Wang ankle boots, a cropped black leather jacket from Mackage, my studded Givenchy Pandora bag and my wool hat from Target, a lucky find for $16.
My jacket, boots and bag have silver hardware but I opted for brass and gold tones in my jewelry. This Jenny Bird palm cuff has become an absolute favourite of mine and I scored it shortly after I put myself on a shopping diet. Clearly that didn't last long! The black onyx necklace is by Lisbeth Jewelry, another Toronto designer who's pieces can only be described as free spirited and sophisticated. The pinkie ring was a gift from my mum when I was a child. I'm almost embarrassed that it still fits.
For all of those hesitant about trying something new, don't overthink it and just go for it. Fashion is all about fun and if you're looking for something new and unique, have a look at Doll Memories.