A Striped Affair



(Photos by Maria)

Outfit Details: A-line Striped Dress + Silver Chain + Bracelet (Forever 21), Silver Watch (Calvin Klein) Brown Suede Booties (ALDO), Red Statement Necklace (H&M)

Before I get into the details of my outfit, I want to take a moment to explain why I'm really happy today.

I first heard about Justin Trudeau back in October 2000 when he delivered a memorable eulogy at Pierre Elliott Trudeau's funeral, his father who served as Prime Minister of Canada from 1968 to 1979, and again from 1980 to 1984. It left everyone in tears as Justin concluded his speech with "J'taime papa ('I love you, dad')." I knew then that this man would run for leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada one day, and it happened last night.

I'm not sure what the campaign will bring yet, but I'm ready for a change. Canadian politics is getting exciting again and I'm glad to be alive for it. Many believe that he is simply too young to run for leadership, but I think that is exactly what we need right now, someone who can speak for the younger generation and actively make changes for the betterment of our future.

Now, moving on to the outfit - what a shift from politics to fashion, right? This dress was an instant grab for me because it is quite versatile depending on how I accent it. I paired it with red-burgundy accessories to stay on the fall colour trend, but I think it brings out the stripes even more because of it. Actually, both the handbag and red statement necklace are quite old and were hidden in the back of my closet, so I decided to bring them out again.
Hope I didn't bore you too much with my mini political rant! I promise October will get more exciting as I'm already prepping for ShesConnected Conference 2012 and Toronto Fashion Week. Let me know if you're attending either of those events!
14 comments on "A Striped Affair"
  1. Anum! I think this is my favorite look yet. The proportions are just lovely. Can't wait to hear about everything you see at Toronto Fashion Week!

    1. Aw, thanks Joy! I just love the structure of the dress.

  2. It makes a change to read a blog from a young woman who has political ideals. So many women I meet say they dont understand or are not interested in politics. Yet they dont realise that politics impacts on everything they do throughout their entire lives including having money to spend on fashion ! Anyway back to the outfit, I love the dress and by adding dark tights and shoes it gives it a very elegant look. You look amazing and thank you for posting some a great blog

    1. Thank you, that means a lot! I don't normally discuss my political or religious views in public, but there is nothing wrong with a little bit of blabbing on the blog, is there? Hehe. :)

  3. Great dress! I am a huge fan of opaque black tights. :) The color of your bag is so pretty! Looking forward to your coverage of Toronto FW...

    1. Me too, black tights is where it's at. ;) Can't wait to tell you all about TO Fashion Week!

  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog;)
    I really love yours.
    Keep in touch!
    Esmi from www.shadesofesmi.blogspot.com

  5. Hi Anum! When I found out that Justin Trudeau is running as the leader of the liberals I had the same reaction that you did. I am now finally EXCITED and engaged in federal politics. I was waiting for the day that he would follow in his father's footsteps and I'm so happy that Canada finally has a charismatic candidate. I feel that this "spark" been missing in Canadian politics for a very long time.

    Anyway, I absolutely love your article and the outfit.

    xo Ana


    1. Thank you Ana, I'm glad you feel the same way about Justin Trudeau! :)

  6. You look so lovely and the dress is perfect on you! xo akiko
    Style Imported

  7. I just discovered your blog and I love your sense of style and that you have strong and independent side as well!


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