Dolled Up

Alright. I know I'm not a fashion blogger. But I do like putting together these posts. (Oh if my pinterest were my closet!) 

We recently had the first Forever 21 open on the island, and I have to say, I'm pretty excited. Like, I think I wore a Forever 21 top to work every day this week. I do have to say that some of the stuff looks pretty icky-quality wise, but if you hunt around and read labels, there are some AMAZING finds. Everything I purchased has been great quality

and is super comfortable.

We're having an H&M and a Joe Fresh as well as a Target (!!) opening this year... so Victoria shopping is definitely improving (but still has an awesome downtown core of local businesses.. it's a great compromise.)

The only sad thing is there is this awesome area called Market Square that is a double-decker, opened courtyard area that used to be full of businesses. An iconic fudge place called Fat Phege's Fudge Factory closed down last year. Apparently the rents are too high and they are trying to attract a "higher" clientele. Boo I say! It could be such an amazing area if only the shops could survive! Keep the exclusive stores in the new complexes, and keep downtown local, handmade and awesome, please and thank you! <<steps off soapbox>>

I'm sure Victoria shopping isn't very interesting for non-locals.... so here's the outfit! 

The outfit:

I really want one of these Cowichan sweaters. I'm allergic to wool (like, I tried on this adorable army green sweater at Forever 21, did a dance and knew within a second that it had wool in it) so it's pretty hard to track down a decent cotton/acrylic one.

Peter pan collars just make everything look cheerful, and I absolutely love this olivey-green colour.

There's nothing cozier than a nice pair of moccasins.... I have a pair that almost looked like that until my parent's dog decided it was a badger (he's a dachshund) and tried to eat it.

Anyways, that's it folks! Have a great weekend!