Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Regine's Favourite Things

My turn! So Katie posted her top 10 can't-live-without pieces last week. And I must say, this was a really fun exercise! You should try it. I imagined it as a desert island or "the house is burning and you only have time to gather 10 things" type of scenario. And it was really fun, it really gives you a better idea of what your "personal style" is. What will be neat is if we do this again in a year, what will still be in the mix, what will have evolved or changed, and what we never could have imagined before needing so goddamn badly!

I used to think that my infatuation with leopard-print was going to be short-lived and a flight of fancy. But man has it ever stuck!! I seriously have a leopard-print EVERYTHING. I've just found it to be the perfect print to throw in with whatever else you're wearing. It goes with everything (in a clashes with everything kind of way, which is awesome). This top is vintage and I think is what started in all...so yeah. It is now to blame for my leopard print coat, shoes, bags, shorts & pants and everything everything.

These shorts by Covet (99$ at Dalhousie) are a new purchase, but I know they're gonna be a wardrobe staple for me. They are perfectly high-waisted (pretty much a must for me), and casual enough to wear everyday. I've worn them a few times with tights already but am DYING for this weather to get its act together so I can wear them silk to skin finally!!

Denim vest. Can't go wrong. I recently bought a similarly cut vest in leather (or erm, rather faux-leather), and sleeveless vests like this are my "put a bird on it". Just put a denim vest on it. Outfit magic!!

Peeking out from under my vest is another must-have for me. Vintage (or almost) t-shirts. When I don't feel like putting too much energy into an outfit, a great t-shirt, jeans & boots always wins. My collection is getting a little ridiculous, but I love them all so much. I'm holding up 2 of my recent faves - on the left is a Species by the thousands from a few years ago, and on the right is a recent addition from our trip to California.

I swear Katie and I did not plan this, but we both showed up with a great bra from Brachic as one of our 10 items. My favourite purchase from them over the years has been this perfect black lace bra. It is just the perfect foundation upon which to build a coyly-sexy outfit - peeking out ever so slightly from a V-neck dress, or from the sides in a tank with large arm holes, it is simply the bra I had been looking for my whole life.

This is one of my favourite, favourite dresses from Genevieve Savard. I don't wear it as often as it deserves, but even just looking at it hang in my closet makes me happy.

This is also something I purchased in California, from the lovely Hannah's The Loved One shop. This is now my third vintage Dooney & Bourke bag, I guess that makes me officially a "collector" of them now??

You shouldn't be surprised that the Ursa Minor leather leggings made it on here. I am literally wearing them today as I type this. We have a few pairs at both shops (140$).

Lipstick! I honestly probably have at least 3 tubes on the go at all times - just so that I can definitely have one with me when I need a touch-up. In my coat, in my bag, at the desk at work. It's a little obsessive. But wearing lipstick is one of the things I have really embraced as I've grown older. In my early 20s I didn't really wear it cos I never felt I could pull it off. But now that I'm a grown-ass woman, it just works. I'm always looking for great new recommendations, so if you have one to share, please do!

This Christmas Katie & I decided to treat ourselves with something really, really special for all our hard work. So we each got ourselves an Arielle de Pinto necklace. When I'm wearing the aforementioned jeans/boots/t-shirt combo, nothing makes me feel actually dressed up more than this necklace.

What are some of your must-haves?


carrots said...

You just reminded me of how badly I must go to BraChic! How about a bra-date, ladies? haha

Genevieve Savard said...

so so very pleased to be included in your favorite things and next to my favorite real life girl elizabeth and my favorite dream girl jewelry arielle. xo