A Striped Affair

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(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!