A Casual Balance

Fashion Union Pink Striped Jacket, White Perforated Keds
Keds Rally Perf, White Perforated Keds
Ray-Ban Classic Aviators Green Gold 58
Fashion Union Pink Striped Jacket
Keds Rally Perf White
Jacket: c/o Fashion Union, Top: c/o Smart Set (old), Jeans: Gap (old), Sneakers: c/o Keds, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff c/o Eluxe, Necklace: Forever21, Bracelet: Stella & Dot, Watch: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

If you ever want to witness me getting really mad, try taking my photos on a windy day. I seriously think wind is my least favorite weather condition to take photos in - perhaps worse than freezing cold, snow or rain. There's no faking it with wind - your clothes blow into unflattering positions and your hair is a complete wreck. Annnnyway, that is what happened on this day. Thanks Annick for continuing to take my photos, even after seeing me rage in the wind. ;) 

I wore this last week, taking full advantage of casual Friday at the office. I told myself that no one would notice if I was wearing ripped jeans and keds if I wore this pretty pink striped blazer from Fashion Union

Speaking of keds, these photos don't do them justice but I am so in love with these sneaks! I had been contemplating white chuck's for a while, but as soon as I saw these I knew they'd be the perfect alternative - something fresh and unique but still with a similar vibe! The perforated sides are sweet as can be! I can't recommend them more!

THIS is what a lot of the photos turned out like. Grrr, Wind!


  1. Bwahaha, I love that last shot! I wish there was a wind-proof location we could use in times like these! But unfortunately, downtown is pretty much a wind tunnel in itself. Sigh.

  2. You look so cute Kate! It's nice seeing you in sneakers and jeans. Love the look lady! Hope all is well XO

    1. Aw, haha, thanks! I actually wear sneakers a lot, but I take photos mostly at work so you get a lot of work outfits on here! I very rarely take weekend pics anymore!

  3. ugh the wind is the worst! #fashionbloggerproblems you look great anyway though :)

    xo SideSmile,
    SideSmile Style

  4. Looking beautiful in this girly and casual outfit!


  5. I totally know how you were feeling when taking these pictures! I HATE the wind! It's the worst for taking pictures! I get so angry too! But you look great in these photos and I love love love your outfit!

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  6. LOL wind is one of my pet peeves as well when taking blog photos. Esp because I have bangs, they just go every which way and it's not even a cute kind of breezy look. These photos turned out great regardless! Really love the pink blazer. Super chic. xo

  7. Ahhh windy is the worst (well, aside from rain) when trying to take photos for the ol' blog! I find it's super annoying when I've just applied a fresh coat of lipstick or gloss. Ohhhh blogger problems at their finest!

    But. You still look amazing, despite the wind!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  8. Great look! Love the jacket and the distressed denim!

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  9. hahah too funny! Wind IS the absolute worst though. I get all sorts of frazzled and frustrated in the wind. I absolutely love this casual friday look though & the pink is so perfect. You've completely inspired my upcoming casual friday...

  10. The last shot is amazing.. I totally feel you! Calgary never has perfect weather. It may be sunny one day but extremely windy. I miss the humidity of Ontario! Also, LOVING your keds!! xo

  11. Awesome sneakers! Very chic and girly yet casual and relaxed oufit :)

  12. I love this casual look Kate! Those keds are super cute and that jecket is very, very beautiful. You look amazing! Hopefully next time, there won't be as much wind. I've had a few fights with blowing air on my blog as well, haha. xo