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Culottes and Mod green blouse

OUTFIT OF THE DAY

These culottes have been in my closet a little while. Originally from Charlotte Russe, I thrifted them 30 pounds heavier ago but I still love them for the 1920’s style wide leg, the linen fabric, and the grossgrain ribbon drawstring waist that allows me to still hold them up! It looks great with a long empire waist blouse, though if it were just a little longer I might be able to channel my inner Louise Brooks.

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Blouse, thrifted; Culottes originally Charlotte Russe, thrifted; Bracelet and earrings, thrifted; Shoes; Kohl’s’ (similar); Sunglasses, Target; Hair, Red Feather FX

I don’t know if you have truly discovered linen for hot climates, but it is the classic fabric for a reason—it breathes. When a breeze comes by you feel it through the material, but otherwise it covers you for those highly air-conditioned indoor spaces.

Culottes and Mod green blouse

Culottes and Mod green blouse

I packed these for our Toronto trip figuring they would be great in either 80 degree highs or 60 degree lows. The day I wore this it ended up being 90 degrees out! There was no breeze to speak of. What are you playing at much-higher-latitude? I can get that weather at home! And we went into a couple stores and a cafe that did not have AC. To our little Florida minds this was incomprehensible, but it probably makes sense for Torontonians.

Culottes and Mod green blouse

Culottes and Mod green blouse

Culottes and Mod green blouse

Culottes and Mod green blouse

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Culottes and Mod green blouse

I thrifted these earrings while in Toronto, and I don’t remember what earrings I was going to wear with this outfit, but these were better.

Apart from that hot afternoon, we enjoyed Toronto immensely. What a diverse city full of great neighborhoods with excellent choices for restaurants and pubs. We were there for Canada Day and Pride week which put the entire city in a celebratory mood.
One thing we loved about Toronto was all the graffiti! It ranged from simple tags to much more elaborate ones, to full blown illustrations. So many of the streets we walked down were bursting with color, enticing us to detour down each alley and check out the walls. More graffiti in the next Toronto post!
Culottes and Mod green blouse

Culottes and Mod green blouse

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  • Suzanne Carillo May 22, 2017

    When we first moved to Toronto we didn’t have AC in our little apartment. That lasted about a month. We couldn’t take it. We finally bought one of those units for the window. It was so hot we couldn’t breathe.

    I would never live in Ontario or Quebec for that matter without an air conditioner. People don’t realize yes it is very cold in winter, but it is also insanely hot in summer. The years we spent in Quebec City and Montreal were the hottest I remember. Even hotter than Florida or Hong Kong!

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