Midi Dress: Reformation Salem Dress, Necklace: Etsy, Booties: Topshop
Another week, another blog post, another checked patterned outfit?! Two weeks ago in this blog post I promised you guys I would have another outfit up soon with this menswear checked pattern that I’m clearly obsessed with currently. As you can tell, throughout the last few months I’ve been wearing this pattern and it’s not going anywhere. Even into the warmer months, this pattern is here to stay.
So as the weather starts to warm up with Spring finally here, I wanted to show you how you can rock this pattern in a more lightweight material. And this dress from Reformation is the perfect example! It is made from 100% viscose, and according to the Reformation website, is a “lightweight georgette fabric with a dry handfeel”, but to me and put more simply, feels like a chiffon. Usually with this menswear checked pattern, you see it on heavier fabrics like wools or flannels used to make blazers, coats and trousers. Seeing this kind of print on such a sheer and light material is rare, so I knew I had to have this dress for my Spring wardrobe as soon as I saw it. The great thing about Reformation is that they tend to make several different styles with the same pattern and fabric. This particular checked pattern is called “Aberdeen” and if you like it, definitely check the Ref website since they have a few other pieces made in it too (you know I copped another dress already lol!).
To properly showcase the beauty of this dress, I wanted to shoot in front of a more plain background. I knew it had to be something more subdued yet still strong to go along with the vibe of this dress. That’s why I thought the Aga Khan museum was perfect! The museum houses Islamic and Iranian art in this beautifully modern and clean building. I mean just look at this architecture. I’m so happy with the way these pictures turned out! The subtle checked pattern of the dress makes it look more gray from far away, blending perfectly with the white, silver and gray colours in the background of the museum. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I usually love shooting outdoors surrounded by trees, grass, snow, the lake and flowers. Taking pictures in front of nice buildings and architecture is quite rare for me, but maybe I’ll try to scope out a few other places to feature.
You know what’s even more rare? For me to feature an electronic song on this blog! Funny because I’ve mentioned before that I actually listen to a lot of electronic music, but for some reason rarely feature it. Well this week it all changes. This is the first time I’ve ever featured an electronic song, but I’m SO excited for you guys to hear this one – Aldrig Mer by Kasbo! I came across this Swedish producer randomly on a Spotify playlist, and then realized that they’re signed to Foreign Family collective, the record label founded and curated by Odesza, who just happen to be one of my favourite electronic duos. Kasbo just released his debut album Places We Don’t Know last week, and Aldrig Mer comes from that album. It was previously released as a single prior to the release of the album, and literally the first time I heard it, I was blown away. I proceeded to listen to it again, then again, then again. And I’ve pretty much had it on repeat ever since.
Aldrig Mer is super catchy, so much so that when you initially listen to it, you may believe that it’s another summer love song. But it’s actually quite the opposite. Aldrig Mer translates to “no more” in English, and the song is about getting over an old love. Someone in which you know you cannot love them the way that they deserve to be loved anymore, which is probably something that the majority of us have related to at one point or another. Who knew that a song so upbeat would actually be about a less than ideal point in most of our lives. Definitely check out the song below, and if you’re into it, make sure to catch Kasbo live as he is doing a North American tour in April! You’ll know where to find me.