March 17, 2015

Sweater Dresses

aritzia sweater dress, LK Bennett, Thigh high boots, super sunglasses
The sweater dress really goes hand in hand with the thigh highs that I've been raving about recently. It all started with a pin on Pinterest where a girl was sitting against a wall with boots acting as her pants paired with a long, chunky knit. To me it was such a cozy, easy but still fashionable look and I wanted to work it into my style game this season. The boots were a non-issue but finding a sweater dress wasn't as simple as I would have thought. I did stumble upon this Talula by Aritzia dress that won me over with its winter grey however I bet next year we will have a much larger selection to choose from. Dressing during winter can seem like such a daunting task but it doesn't always have to be. This look takes very little to achieve and being so comfortable it's one you should try. The good news is we are getting close to Spring and we won't have to utter the "W" word for a while! Keep your chin up, we've almost made it xxaritzia sweater dress, Talula grey knit dress
aritzia sweater dress, LK Bennett, Thigh high boots, super sunglasses
aritzia sweater dress, talula grey knit dress, free people hand chain
aritzia sweater dress, talula grey knit dress
aritzia sweater dress, LK Bennett, Thigh high boots, super sunglasses
aritzia sweater dress, Danier leather jacket, super sunglasses
Dress: Talula by Aritzia / Jacket: Danier Leather / Boots: LK Bennett / Sunglasses: Retrosuperfuture / Hat: Topshop

Photographer / Tania Martinez

 

March 05, 2015

Blanket Scarves for Days

Aritzia Blanket Scarf, All Saints Leather pants, Rag & Bone boots, Floppy Hat
The blanket scarf = best thing ever! I'm not sure about you but my City had been crawling with blanket scarves this season and for good reason. For starters even in my home I'm always wrapped up in a blanket so now that it's cool to step outside with one around you it's easily become my favourite winter accessory. In fact I was able to wear it over my leather jacket for a good chunk of the season before winter came on with full force. Yes I'm wearing it like a cape where I actually wrap myself up in it but it's pretty versatile with how you can style it just check out my girl Jodi Blk styling hers a bit differently. It is a scarf after all and rather than using it as a layer you can still throw it around your neck for some chunky warmth so switch it each time! Another thing to note is that it's reversible. Flipping the back to front switches up the dominating colour and in this case lightening things up with a softer grey! 
Aside from today's post featuring the hottest winter trend I also wanted to point out another little accessory in this post which is my necklace by Vitrine. I'm really into stones, crystals and gems when it comes to my jewelry but this druzy necklace is a bit different in a really pretty way. If you aren't familiar with the term druzy it's referring to tiny quartz crystals that form within or on the surface of stones so it has a very raw yet glittery finish to it. She has all sorts of colours and accessory styles to chose from similar to the one I'm wearing that you can find on the Vitrine Etsy shop
To finish things off I just want to share that this will be my last post as a 20 something! This Sunday I officially enter my 30's and I'm heading off to New York City to celebrate so I'll see you here next week or follow my trip over on my Instagram. xx
Aritzia Blanket Scarf, All Saints Leather pants, Rag & Bone boots, Floppy Hat
Aritzia Blanket Scarf, All Saints Leather pants, Rag & Bone boots, Floppy Hat
Aritzia Blanket Scarf, All Saints Leather pants, Rag & Bone boots, Floppy Hat
Aritzia Blanket Scarf, All Saints Leather pants, Rag & Bone boots, Floppy Hat

Aritzia Blanket Scarf, All Saints Leather pants, Rag & Bone boots, Floppy Hat
Aritzia Blanket Scarf, All Saints Leather pants, Rag & Bone boots, Floppy Hat
Sweater & Scarf: Aritzia / Pants: All Saints / Hat: TNT / Boots: Rag&Bone / Necklace: Vitrine

Photographer / Tania Martinez

 

February 28, 2015

Highs and Lows

I thought my love for the hi-lo look ended a looooong time ago. That was until I came across this tee that I found at M for Mendocino recently. It came in so many colours I could barely choose which one to take home with me. Since I got into duster cardigans this season I guess it shouldn't be that surprising so it's just dresses in the hi-lo that I lost my passion for. But let's talk about the possibilities here. It looks obviously amazing with my faux leather Aritzia leggings that I wear with pretty much everything, it also looks just as good over denim if the leather look is too much for you or with the appropriate slip underneath I would totally wear it with my suede knee highs. Ok maybe that's stretching it so throw a mini skirt under there (after all I am turning 30 next month so it's time to not be so risqué). Speaking of boots today I'm rocking my February picks from Le Chateau. I'm really excited about them because this boot height is unlike any that I have. I always stick around the ankle for a lower boot but once I put these on I felt kinda badass in the height. I look forward to incorporating these a lot more into my daily outfits!

Top: M for Mendocino / Leggings: Wilfred Free by Aritzia / Hat: Topshop / Necklace: Free People / Boots: Le Chateau

Photographer / Tania Martinez

 

February 25, 2015

Cropped Knits

cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops
Question: Was a big part of what you loved about summer due to the fact that you could wear crop tops? Was for me and it was a sad thought to think they weren't going to get worn as much with temperatures lowering. Lucky for us fashion evolved as the seasons did and cropped sweaters were popping up everywhere and it quickly put my sadness to rest. This cropped knit from H&M was basically love at first sight. I loved the mix of black and white knit detailing and although I'm not normally keen on turtlenecks this one was so loose that it worked for me. The length was also perfect too because with a lower rise pant you can show off a bit of midriff or close the gap with a high waisted skirt to create a different cropped style. That's actually a look I've loved for a while: skirts dressed down with sweaters or chunky knits. It looks so polished yet so cozy. So what about you? Have you tried out these shorter lengths this season or are you waiting for summer to roll back around?cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops
cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops, turtleneck style
cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops, turtleneck style
cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops, turtleneck style
cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops, turtleneck style
Sweater: H&M / Pants: GAP / Shoes: Sam Edelman / Sunglasses: Supers

Photographer / Tania Martinez