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There are days when a woman wants to wear heels.

There are days when a woman wants to wear her Converse. Yesterday was one of those days.


Converse: $35 at Winners (Canadian TJ Maxx) similar

For some reason these shoes make me want to call them ‘kicks’. I hear this term in songs and by the cool people I pass on the street. Not entirely sure if using ‘kicks’ to describe my Converse is right or not… I may have just flashed my geek card. Actually, I’ll wave it high and proudly!

I was channelling a muted version of grunge when I got dressed.  Grunge, including plaid, is back with a vengeance and for those of us who wore grunge in the 90’s because we were old enough to shop for ourselves might find it a bit hard to re-play the part in 2013. But maybe that’s just me. Truth is, I like plaid. I might not be able to wear a red plaid mini skirt anymore, but I can certainly figure out how to incorporate the look. So I’m interpreting the trend in my own way, subtly via my shoes (unless I go back to Jacob and buy their plaid dress pants! In which case I will proudly display my attraction to plaid).

The rest of my outfit was monochromatic… in one shade: black. Black skinnies and a black light sweater. Grunge-y, right?! I know, not really. Just remember it’s interpreted 🙂 I certainly felt relaxed with a slight ‘I-don’t-care’ attitude. A slight one.


Shirt: DKNY Jeans (old); Jeans: Rich and Skinny via eBay; Shoes: Converse via Winners

The point of interest up top is the crochet-like inlay on the shoulders and down the back. Love the details! Subtle but interesting.


And since fall is in full swing in Montreal, I want to also include how I dressed to leave the house.


Jacket: Gap (old); Scarf: H&M (no longer on-line)

How did you dress for Hump Day? Did you sport heels or flats? Do you Grunge or not?


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