Wardrobe Diary: Shopping day in Halifax

Wardrobe Diary: Shopping day in Halifax

09.17.2011

09.17.2011

09.17.2011

09.17.2011

♦ Dress & Sunglasses: Winners ♦ Petticoat: Originals  ♦ Cardigan & Belt: Addition-Elle ♦
♦ OTK Grey Socks: Sock Dreams ♦ Boots: Fluevog ♦ Earrings: Lavishy ♦  Grey Tights: ?? ♦

Just a bit of a warning, this is the first in a few wardrobe diary posts that I’ll be doing from our Halifax and Montreal trip in September. Sure it is a bit late but I am constantly running behind on outfit posts.  You guys don’t mind though, right?

So, packing for our trip was a bit of a challenge. We were going to be gone for 10 days and I only wanted to bring a medium sized suitcase with enough extra room for purchases.  This was one of the two dresses that got the most wear and I think they both will become travelling staples. I picked them up on sale at Winners and let me tell you that these little numbers are amazing! You can roll them into a tiny ball and when you want to wear them just give a shake, pair with a petticoat and they become nice and fluffy, perfect for twirling.

This particular outfit is from our first full day in Halifax. After breakfast, we made a wrong turn and discovered a little boutique called Pretty Things. I went in thinking it would be the typical store that only went up to a size 12 maybe 14 but I was wonderfully surprised that they had an entire plus sized section! I was in heaven. If you are in Halifax I would highly recommend this store. Their selection is quite large, the store is beautifully decorated, and the staff were all incredibly sweet and helpful. I actually picked up two dresses but I have not worn either yet. I’ll be sure to post photos when I do.

Oh and the extra bonus…turns out that Molly from Hobo with a Shotgun works there so Gary had someone to hang out with while I made my decision. It was a wonderful day filled with old friends and new in a city that completely captured our heart.

6 Comments

  1. Kelsey 7 years ago

    GAH! That dress is! That petticoat! I love this whole outfit. It looks so twirly and adorable. You’re officially my hero. =)

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      nicole 7 years ago

      Oh thank you! You’re such a doll. :)

  2. treesinnz 7 years ago

    You look amazing – love that dress and petticoat! I seriously need to get me a petticoat!

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      nicole 7 years ago

      Thank you! I would definitely suggest getting a petticoat. I admit I was a bit worried it would not get that much use but I wear it at least 2 times a week. In fact I just ordered two similar ones from Domino Dollhouse in green and burgundy so that I can start switching them up. I can’t wait for them to arrive!

  3. Megan 7 years ago

    THe staff at Pretty Things were so excited that you and Gary dropped in. I’m looking forward to seeing what you picked up there!

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      nicole 7 years ago

      Oh are you from Halifax? Stopping into Pretty Things was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Everyone there was rad as hell and so sweet. I picked up a pretty purple dress and a black lace dress that was on sale. They are just a bit too much for a regular work day but I am hoping to get a few wears out of them over the holidays.

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