Classic Confidence

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Marc Jacobs pants on sale here  and here, Gucci blousesimilar for less here, belt and coat similar here, Aquazurra shoessimilar for much less here, Valentino handbag, Celine sunnies

 

  I have been on a classic kick lately. I have been known to dress in pieces that are a little more funky, but lately, I find that I have been choosing more classic ones. Instead of buying an armful of trendy items, I have been choosing fewer, more classic ones that will remain in my closet for a very long time. When faced with the challenge of dressing for a meeting or an event that calls for “business attire” without wearing the same old black pantsuit or little black (conservative) dress and jacket,  a look like this can go a long way in making one feel pulled together, chic and above all, confident. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get this look. I realize that all the pieces here are by high-end designers, but you can achieve the same look at a fraction of the cost, depending on your budget. Just click on the link that highlighted above in “same for less here.”
  Nothing goes further in a wardrobe than the black and white/cream combo; for instance, a classic pair of pinstriped trousers topped with a silk blouse and pretty shoes. If the weather calls for it, throw on a dressy black coat, (another investment piece), and a great bag, and you are ready for anything. This is an ensemble that I like to refer to as classic confidence.

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Yoga On The Go

Top, leggings and blouse by Comrags, Walter Steiger shoes on sale and similar here, See by Chloe backpack, Robin Terman choker and earrings.

Top, leggings and blouse by Comrags, Walter Steiger shoes on sale and similar here,
See by Chloe backpack, Robin Terman choker and earrings.

  So you've just finished a great workout or a yoga class and you are not all that sweaty. You want to run errands around town or you have an appointment. You refuse to be seen in your yoga outfit once you exit the studio...what do you do?
  You take a long white blouse like this one, by Comrags, and layer it with the yoga top. Voilà...you have an instant fashion forward outfit. I have been an enormous fan of the clothing line, Comrags, for decades. I have featured it on this blog here.  As a Canadian, I am always eager to promote Canadian fashion, which I feel is very under-represented in an industry which focuses heavily on European labels. Comrags clothing is easy to wear, affordable and incredibly chic. I can just as easily wear each of these pieces on their own, making this a very practical purchase. I paired this ensemble with my oh so edgy flats by Walter Steiger, who used to have a flagship store in Manhattan.  When they closed, I was heartbroken;  now I often visit their Parisian website, or, if you are a perfect 7.5, purchase these on the Real Real to which they are linked in the description above. 
This on-the-go outfit calls for a light and roomy backpack like this one, which I have taken on many a trip. It is both nylon and frameless, making it incredibly easy to pack and lug around the streets of your next destination. 

I have no idea if the Comrags designers meant the leggings and top to be a yoga outfit, but I decided that they are perfect for it, and wore it the Bloomingdales Give Pink Yoga event. Bloomingdales is hugely supportive of Breast Cancer and always dedicates 100% of the proceeds from their Give Pink month-long event to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Carey Foundation and Marisa Acochella Marchetto Foundation. If you are reading this blog, then I know you are a woman on the go,  who is both stylish and philanthropic. I encourage you to visit your local Bloomies and shop for this worthy cause.

Heading into Down Dog....that's me, 3rd from the right. 

Heading into Down Dog....that's me, 3rd from the right. 

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