This morning I looked in the armoire and realized (ah! with some horror) that I had forsaken my mature integration of colour (and my theory ‘life’) into my outfits, and had gotten into a blah black, white, grey routine for about two weeks. But my early morning, caffeine free eyes set on this dress.
And a lil further down, my sock drawer (ie. The corner section at the bottom) the comfortable and complimentary tights. Inspiration renewed! Colour, light, bright, life! (With the right music, that could totally be on Sesame. BB, call me)
The tights I’ve had for years. Im sure I’ve even worn them out with these ladies to East Sides once or twice. I cant remember where I bought them, but sad is the day I put a rip in them. Not to sound so negative, but I know me!
The dress is from one of my all time fav stores in the world, Kana. It’s all Vietnamese made, and fingers crossed no sweat shops, But at least we know it scores some enviro points for being made in country. And also key, the clothes actually fit my lovely curvaceous maple frame (get it, maple = canada). I have several dresses from them now, which Ill put up one day. They are feminine, flirty, and fun!
But I must say the jacket is my new obsession.
I bought in the centre city of Hue for an inflated price of about 35$, shaving a cool 5$ with some bad bargaining. The first round the stall owner refused to bargain, and I walked away feel so heartbroken because I really loved it, but for ego sake couldn’t pay the asking price. I tried on jackets for an entire hour in this market, and I have to say, the Vietnamese are stellar coat makers. I have to take some pictures to show you the wide variety of colours and styles. No scary masses of black peacoats floating towards you in the markets! I liked the colour, and everyone kept insisting it was better for my skin that the purple one. The sides come in really nice with the help of the zippers. I am not usually a zipper person, per se, but here I feel it instantly works for slimming and they’re not too in yo face! But feast your eyes on this!
The collar was the definite highlight, just look at the ruffles! If it had a hood it would be perfect, but that will be my next find. The one thing I did not like was the big gucci ‘bling’ on the zippers. I asked them to remove them, and got some strange looks in the process. But huzzah, is it not fabulous?
So this was easy, quick, and gave a boost of colour and life into an otherwise mundane Wednesday. Im heading to Hanoi tomorrow, and Kana is on the list! Maybe they’ll let me take some pictures inside? I promise, its enough to make you come visit
and for your viewing pleasure….