Modern Romance

11.8.10


I've been interning at a professional services firm located in the financial district. With most people in their power suits and constantly on the go, the neighbourhood easily falls into the "serious" and possibly drab category. I try to put a little fun into my outfits without sticking out like a sour thumb. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned here that I was going to the Chosen Ones vintage sale. This romantic blouse was one of my precious finds. I love the sheer fabric, soft pink shade, and ruffle details along the neckline and wrists (I have a thing for ruffles; as seen here, here, here, and here). Worn with nude kitten heels and a pair of cropped trousers. Love the pleats around the pockets. They are super versatile, and I could just as easily throw on a loose shirt and a pair of oxfords, and I'm good to go.

It's Wednesday, and I couldn't be happier since I believe weekends start on Thursdays. Daddy dear arrives in a couple of days. If you are in the Toronto area this Sunday, Pedestrian Sunday returns. Cars are banished, and people take over the streets with great music, a plethora of snacks and food, and various expressions of creativity and the arts. Maybe I'll see you there?

Right now I'm off to help celebrate my friend's birthday. Which means I'll be stuffing my face full of cake and dancing like no one's watching. Hey, isn't that the point of birthday celebrations?



EDIT: To those who couldn't see my photos earlier, I'm terribly sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know :) Photobucket....grrrr! I'm working on solving the problem, whatever it is. In the meantime, these are uploaded directly from my computer.

Have a great weekend!
Bisous,
Abs

61 Contributions:

Misnomer said...

I love the delicacy of your top and I really think I like your hair short! And those pants--perfect!
Oh and I finally blogged again. Thanks loads for the comment on the previous post!
Cheers, Misnomer.

Briana said...

really great look! so beautiful
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Miss K said...

Love the blouse!

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Yaary said...

i love this outfit..very chic and romantic.

L'Amour et la Paix said...

Love this look, so chic! xo

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

That blouse is divine. This is such a romantic and classy look. :)

devilishlypleasurable said...

that blouse is to die for Abi. . it looks classy enough yet so. . 'unboring'!

thanks for stopping by; love your blog. . and am adding you to my blogroll :)

E said...

This look is stunning. THat is the only word for it. Those pants are the stuff dreams are made of.

Nubiasnonsense said...

Your blouse is so gorgeous and delicate.. great piece you look super chic

MissZuri said...

very chic ensemble!!!! i love!!!!

BenchesandChandeliers said...

so simple & chic. love it :)

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Anything but Bland said...

thanks so much for your comment! lovely pictures! :D

Aattlee said...

Hey, thanks for another lovely comment on my blog. If I had my way, I don't think it'd ever be winter! I am on holiday at the moment, so will not be blogging for a bit, but bear with me and I will be back on track when I get home. I love it when people find a way of technically conforming, but subtley making a statment. Love it. :)


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Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

I have a shirt almost exactly like that and I love it dearly. One of my colleagues found it for me - I'm going to send her a link to your blog so she can see your version.

helena said...

Awesome outfit ♥

Coralie said...

WOW love your shirt <3
Thanks for your comment :)

xxx

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Grace said...

Love the shirt!

Love Grace.

Brenty said...

Good luck with your internship! I really like your blog! At the moment your pictures weren't working maybe due to a problem with photobucket, grr. I am now following your blog and looking forward to your new updates.

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-Brent Billiman

Morgan-Ashley said...

Great style :)I'm a first time visitor of your blog and it's really cute. Good luck on your internship!

-xo

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

Love the simplicity of this outfit, beautiful!

v a m p i r e said...

hey ab i am not sure whats wrong but when i enter your page i cant view your photos , it only appears the photobucket logo i think the page is under construction? :( cant check out your new outfit post

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I can also only see the "bandwidth exceeded" sign... and I'd so like to see your pictures!

rebecca said...

I can't see your photos :( hopefully this'll be sorted soon (:

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Castor Pollux said...

i can't see your photos too! too bad. i'm curious of what you bought in the sale ;)

Castor Pollux

Closet Fashionista said...

I love those pants!!! The top is great too though, good find! :D
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The October Issue said...

beautiful outfit!

Becca said...

Gosh, I still can't get over the new hair! It's so fab. Anyways, I work in a more conservative environment and it's so hard to stay inspired and fresh when working within a stricter dress code. I always love when I see blog looks that I could wear in the office. It's just nice to have some inspiration. And, that blouse is amazing!

mel said...

you look amazing! i want a shirt like that:)
gorgeous
xx
mel

peterbellandtinkerpan.blogspot.com

...Iww... said...

Love this outfit :D you look so great in it^^

Jaclyn Welch said...

love your vintage blouse ;)

Style and coffee said...

Really chic look!
Love the trousers

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Spence. said...

Oh I love this outfit from top-to-toe! Soo wonderfully chic, relaxed yet bold at the same time.
That shirt is certainly a treasure - I'm addicted to ruffles! hehe.

Hope you had fun at your friend's birthday
x

Caroline said...

Aww, really pretty blouse, it's a lovely colour! Looks great and i hope your weekend was amazing :D
xxxxxxxxxxxx

Lady Vanished said...

I really love your style :)
xoxo

Diana said...

you look so pretty and chic! love this look - ruffles are my weakness :) hope you had fun at your friends party !

visit me again soon :}

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v a m p i r e said...

yeah i can view it now !

cool ! i am working in an 8 hours desk job

and i hate boring formal office wears , like you've said it look way too serious

i love your blouse , its slick , smart and elegant at the same time

u rocks !

silviasiantar said...

i love your blog!your trousers are amazing, perfect fabric and fitting.

so great.
following your blog now:)
poisepolish.

Clara said...

wow amazing look
lovely blog!
xxx

thequietingmuses said...

Very chic, I adore the blouse :)

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Dulce estrellita said...

ohh thank you so much for the comment! kisses from Argentina, you have a wonderful blog!

Grace said...

I love your blouse and pumps!

Love Grace.

Jolie said...

Amazing look on you! That blouse is sophisticated and chic!

style-haus said...

beautiful look! love the soft shade of pink of the blouse and the nude tone shoes go perfectly with this ensemble

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bravegrrl said...

love the ruffles on your blouse

antonia said...

lovely set!!
i love this shoes!!

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duckalicious said...

simple & chic, thumbs up!

TK said...

Thank u for your time ;) this is a great outfit on you =)

Festy said...

Thanks for your comment! I love your outfit. Perfect.
Have a nice day!

xoxo
Festy
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Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Hey Abi, I've said it before, but you are just so elegant! Are you really tall? Because I can't even imagine looking so statuesque in a pair of trousers. I think this is a great outfit for working in a stuffy area without giving in to the stuffiness. There's a similar area in Vancouver and I generally hate how everyone looks there, but you manage to look really chic and still kind of funky. ; )

Hope you have a fantastic time with your father.

By the way, I somehow, inexplicably wasn't following you yet. I am now (I'd be delighted if you wanted to return the favour) ; )

A. said...

you are so beautiful:)

Katie said...

i love blouses like that. they remind me of olden times. so classy :)
xx

Xann said...

Love the outfit, really!

RG said...

OMG , i crack ! I hate you . u're ... WOW !
I love !

new post if u want !

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Montse F. ♥ said...

I like his style! :))

FashionJazz said...

I love your blouse soo much! : ) xxx

broke in the OC said...

loove the pairing! this gives me some work-wear inspiration!! =D

Abi said...

Sorry about the little glitch, and thanks for all your sweet comments.

@devilishly pleasurable and Brenty : thanks for following. I'll be sure to stop by your blogs soon ;)

@Becca: I'm only just getting used to it myself. Haha. It's so easy to tend to now. I think I'll grow it out though. No more cutting here.

@Emily: you have the kindest words! :D Thank you. I'm having a lovely time catching up with my daddy. I'm 5'10...possibly taller. I've only recently (3 years) started to embrace my height. I'll definitely follow you. Will be by your blog soon ;)

DoReen said...

gorgeous outfit!
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Constance said...

You always look so chic and elegant! wonderful outfit :)

MissFab said...

this is awesome!! i love it.simple and gorgeous!

Mariion said...

so chiic!

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