Wednesday, May 21, 2014

It's That Time of Year

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It's that time of year guys - festival season! Well, for Calgary at least. This weekend will be the Lilac Festival, and all through June to August, the city will be hosting various cultural and music festivals.I love summer here, because unlike winter, there's actually a lot more to do besides hole up inside and cry at the -40 weather.
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I love a good peasant blouse for festivals. Pair it with some high waisted shorts and some sandals and I'm good to go. I chose this particular blouse since it's still a tad cool, and the long sleeves shield me from the wind. But your legs, you might ask? Yea. They don't get cold. I've worn skirts in the winter with bare legs and barely felt anything.

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I just bought these shorts from American Eagle as my wardrobe sorely lacks denim shorts. If I could buy another five I would, but needless to say, my summer money is being spent on new purses and shoes. I tend to be picky with my shorts - like my jeans, they need to be high-waisted. I also prefer my denim shorts to be lightly distressed (for some reason, if they're not, they look to "clean" to me, rather than how denim cutoffs ought to be). These ones fit the bill, so I scooped them up right away. One thing to mention about buying shorts at American Eagle is to size down, or to buy a pair that runs quite snug. These are slightly tighter on me than I would prefer, but they'll stretch a lot after the first two or three wears. They were already a lot looser after the first few hours I wore these.

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Who doesn't love a good sandal? They're essential for summer, especially if you're going to be walking a lot. And without a car (plus some good weather), I walk a lot. I've actually worn through some of my flats and sandals by walking so much during the summer months, as well as when I travel. (I prefer to walk around the city rather than take cabs or the subway. You can see so much more this way, plus try more of the street food!)

Top: Nasty Gal (old) (similar here, here, and here)
Shoes: Aldo (old) (similar here and here)
Accessories: ASOS, Coutu Kitsch

10 comments:

  1. I love this easy breezy boho-inspired outfit babe. You look adorable. <3

    xo, Alina

    STYLE BY ALINA | $200 ANTHROPOLOGIE GIVEAWAY

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  2. I agree! Perfect blouse for festivals. You look so boho chic!

    xo

    The Sole Project

    thesoleproject.blogspot.com

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  3. I really love this top, it matches perfectly with jeans and jeans shorts! Great piece for Spring and Summer!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  4. I love a great pair of cutoffs and those sandals are perfection! Such a great summer look...

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
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  5. Kim Adams MorganMay 23, 2014 at 5:30 AM

    Cute look, love the top and the shoes. I'm from Western NY and remember the Lilac Festivals we used to have up there. I rarely go up North anymore, but every Spring I crave Lilacs. I can't get enough of that smell. Have fun.

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  6. YOU look lovely in your embroidered top! So chic!

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  7. I have those same shorts...aren't they the best?

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  8. You are soooooo pretty in that boho inspired look Arielle!! Happy to have found you via your sweet comment in my blog....hope to see you around soon here & at my blog!!!


    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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