When it comes to work attire, I can't get enough of black and white. Hand me something super basic with clean lines and high-quality fabric and I guarantee I'll love it. I would describe my personal style as very simply. I like to dress comfortably with minimal accessories--a hint of sparkle here, a pop of colour there.
As I'm adapting to a more professional lifestyle, I am beginning to treat every new clothing purchase as an investment. I'm building a wardrobe nest-egg if you will--full of timeless pieces that my Nana would describe as the ones, "You can't afford not to buy." I don't mind spending more on items that I know I will wear and adore for years to come. They are the items that will time and time again be spared at my semi-annual Goodwill inspection and will remain staples in my closet.
When I saw these Aritzia black cropped dress pants I knew I had to have them, despite the hefty price tag. I tried them on my first time in New York, fell in love, and asked pretty pretty please to receive them as a birthday present during my second visit to the city. They are a dream pant--the perfect length for a short girl like me and they hug your hips in just the right places.
Normally I would wear cropped pants with strappy heels or pumps, but it's still so freezing cold in Canada that wearing open-toed shoes is downright unfathomable. I opted for my black suede booties that I bought at The Bay.
My top is also from Aritzia. The statement necklace is from The Bay. The gold bracelet was a gift; it's made by Nine West.
This blazer... oh-my-goodness, I just adore it. I picked it up at LOFT in NYC. I found searching through their Petite section. I love the asymmetrical zipper across the front and the fact that it's cropped and super fitting throughout my shoulders.
Oh and look... it seems as though I've deviated from my go-to black and white. This flowy magenta blouse from Aritzia is another keeper. It's perfect for work or to throw on over black skinnies for a date night.
So there you have it: Cropped pants in the winter! I simply can't wait to put together new ensembles for Spring, Summer, and Fall. These are a pant for all seasons.