It’s this time of year when putting effort into what I wear can become a bit more of a challenge when all I can focus on is staying warm. Being out in public with a blanket wrapped around me just hasn’t been a look accepted by society yet. I actually think we are getting close though with blanket scarves and ponchos getting so popular. In the meantime, I have a few staples that I can always count on to make me appear put together with very little planning. I always start the season off with sweater shopping. Sweaters are 80% of what I wear during fall/winter because I trust they will keep me warm. My standard knit stops are H&M, Aritzia, and Club Monaco. Next are staples that stay with me all year round: boyfriend jeans and a pair of sneakers. These boyfriend jeans I grabbed at Gap about three years ago making it the longest relationship I've been in and I don't see them going anywhere, anytime soon. As for getting around town a pair of sneakers are a must! These VANS from Union Jack Boots are the latest kicks to the comfy shoe collection and I’m digging them big time. It’s funny because an all-white sneaker has been on my list for some time and a few that I thought I would like I didn’t really fall in love with when I tried them. These VANS Iso 1.5 Mesh are everything I have been looking for. For starters they are all white, they aren’t bulky, they are extremely light weight and are actually one of the most comfortable pair of sneakers I’ve ever worn. I haven’t worn VANS for quite some time, but the brand has made their way back and I was pleasantly surprised! I’ll be sad to put them away when the snow comes but in the meantime I will wear them whenever possible. There is something I just love about winter whites and soft greys for this time of year. Speaking of grey this is a new jacket I scooped up from Le Chateau recently and I am so happy with it. I’ve styled it for another post coming up soon and will brag about it then, but check out how amazing that collar is! Stay warm beauties xx
October 01, 2016
What a difference one month can make! Last month in my Le Chateau posts I was styling open toe strappy sandals with fringe and this time I'm wearing fringe again but on booties. Canada there never seems to be that transitional period for weather. Here, it's either hot or it's cold. Sweater weather barely exists, it's straight to jackets and here on out black booties are my staple. I own far too many pairs of black boots but I swear they are all slightly different. These ones are a soft suede and I love the little tassel on the side. Simple and goes with anything! Footwear I have covered for the change in season but clothes are another story. Less than a month ago I still couldn't bring myself to shop for fall but now the cool are is among us and I'm forced to get at it. What is everyone looking forward to wearing this season? Leave a comment xx
Sweater: One Teaspoon / Pants: c/o GAP / Sunnies: Valley Eyewear / Shoes: c/o Le Chateau
September 28, 2016
The seasons are changing and that means a switch in my beauty routine is needed. Last spring I was introduced to the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. I was excited to try her products for the first time, but not totally eager to try a foundation since I've never been one to wear heavier make-up. Quickly I learned the Magic Foundation went beyond just a cosmetic and also contained skincare elements benefiting the overall look, feel and health of the skin. I've got problematic skin so I'll try just about anything promising results. Not only did I like the overall feel and application of the foundation but I really did see my skin getting better over time. I suffer from a lot of scaring and discolouration on top of my annoying acne so seeing my skin tone even out, dark spots fade and blemishes clear up I was hooked to keep using it. The picture below is after using the Magic Foundation daily for just over two months. When summer hit I did switch back to my tined moisterizer for a lighter feel, but now that fall has arrived I was excited to pick up a new bottle to start using again. If you are in the midst of switching up your beauty routine also then I highly recommend trying this stuff out!
September 20, 2016
Ummm, where did summer go? Time really does fly by when you're having fun/ working hard. Luckily warm weather is still lingering for us to enjoy just a little while longer. Today's look may be all black but that doesn't mean it's anywhere close to being boring. Everything was styled around my absolute favourite pair of denim right now. I spotted these fringed cuties by Paige Denim on a Sincerely Jules Instagram post back in June and it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! Since I'm impulsive I immediately searched for them online to purchase. Sadly, they were sold out literally EVERYWHERE. Damn you Jules! I love you but this was probably all your fault due to your amazing style and worldwide influence. My boyfriend, the optimist, assured me that everything works out and that eventually they would be mine. What I didn't know was he set alerts on nearly every online shop that carried these pants so he would be notified the moment they were restocked. To my amazement my size did get restocked and he ordered them the moment he was notified. Even though they came all the way from Sweden they were in my closet only a week later and I still wear them every opportunity I get! I'm happy and my boyfriend is just as happy now that he no longer has to get his women's fashion emails that were flooding in daily! I couldn't resist throwing in my fringed clutch and this Brave Leather choker to the sass of this look. The other thing you have to consider wisely are your shoes since the fringed detail runs along the ankle line. These Jason Wu mules I got a few years ago are still one of my favourite pair of shoes. They are comfy AF due to their low heel and thick strap along the top of the foot but the buckle detail is just the coolest. It's a huge detail but somehow just works effortlessly with these cropped pants. Ciao for now xx
Choker: c/o Brave / Bodysuit: Mendocino / Pants: Paige Denim / Sunnies: Quay / Shoes: Jason Wu / Purse: Figue / Watch: c/o Nicole Vienna
Photographer / Tania Martinez
August 31, 2016
If its got tassels, I'll take it! These shoes however are the first time I've brought the trend to my feet and I can't get enough of them. These black, sleek heels are so simple that a subtle touch of tassel is exactly how I like it. Obviously these can go with just about anything which is why you need them. Le Chateau, you once again outdid yourself! Now can I bring your attention to this slip dress? But actually, it is a slip/nighty but I can't stop wearing it as a dress. The sheer deep V with an open back and high side slits with a knee length brings together coverage and some major appeal. Since we are entering September I'll sadly be bringing it back to bed where it was intended to belong. Farewell for now dress, but shoes you can stay a little while longer ;).
Shoes: c/o Le Chateau / Dress: Kit and Ace / Bag: Celine / Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Photographer / Tania Martinez