my girl Frida


top: forever 21 (old but similar option below) // skirt: j.crew factory // bag: urban outfitters (old) // sandals: zara // watch: michael kors// bracelet: h&m 

I grew up absolutely loving Mexican artist Frida Kahlo through my mother (my lovely mama is from Mexico) and naturally I nearly gasped when I saw this tee not too long ago. Frida was such a strong and independent female especially for her time and her art was truly amazing. I recently got to see an exhibit of hers at the Ontario Royal Museum and it was a dream come true. If you don't know her background I highly recommend the movie "Frida" staring Salma Hayek! 
Anyways on to the rest of the outfit, I thought it would be fun to pair this tee with something a little more feminine. I got a super great deal on this skirt in Seattle and although it is a little out of my comfort zone in terms of tightness, I thought the colour was a great alternative to the typical black pencil skirt. It has a fun edgy feel to it which would be great for a casual workplace or drinks with friends! 

Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend & thanks for reading! x

" I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you'"  -Frida Kahlo

8 comments

  1. You look hot Mel! Awesome outfit, that skirt fits like a glove

    Tash
    www.style-isle.blogspot.ca

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  2. This is such a chic look, love tje yellow skirt

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  3. This skirt is amazing! Love the bright colour and how perfect it looks with this tee. Hell yes Frida is awesome :)
    xJennaD

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  4. Those sandals are pretty darn incredible! I understand the longing for Smoke's.... Alberta seems to be lacking in poutine!

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  5. Love the graphic tee and that bright yellow skirt with it!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  6. That yellow skirt is perfection! You look fabulous!

    http://justaddcakeuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. What an awesome quote! And you look SO chic...love that tank with the pencil skirt :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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