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


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


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

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

  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

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

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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

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

    The Other Side of Gray


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