Casual cool: Burgundy Chloe Susanna boots and a Topshop wool coat

Fact: Casual days call for casual coats and coffees.

Fiction: Above-mentioned days also call for casual boots. 

I'm currently crushing on statement boots. Whether it's my Jeffrey Campbell Everly or these bada$$ Chloe Susannas, a great boot adds a spark of style to virtually any outfit. 

I shot these photos a couple weekends ago while I was out fabric shopping for my next DIY project. (Check out my latest DIY here

I can't wait to share my next project, but I don't want to give it away until it's all done -- down to the last stitch. Here's a hint: Think lace. Intrigued? I sure am. Stay tuned ... 

Jacket: Topshop | Jeans: Old Navy | Boots: Chloe | Bag: Coach | Scarf: Michael Kors | Jewelry: Michael Kors, Tiffany & Co., Stella & Dot c/o
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Snow day: Winter white maxi skirt outfit with a Mackage leather jacket and Celine

Winter maxi skirt and Mackage leather jacket Covet and Acquire Vancouver blogger
It has been snowing here for two days and I'm loving it. From the brilliant white washing of my regular surroundings to the oh-so-serene evenings that seem to be soundproofed by the softly crunching snow -- I can't get enough of this winter wonderland.

Ask me again tomorrow after I have faced my regular 1-hour and 40-minute commute (each way!) to work in the white stuff though and I'm sure I will be singing a VERY different tune. 

But, for now, I am happy to get all dressed up and go play in the snow. 


Dress worn as a skirt: Forever 21 | Sweater: Helmut Lang | Jacket: Mackage for Aritzia | Belt: Vintage | Bag: Celine Nano | Sunglasses: Ray Ban 62mm aviators | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co., Stella & Dot (c/o), OhKuol, Michael Kors, Kohl's   
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Winter maxi skirt and Mackage leather jacket Covet and Acquire Vancouver blogger

Winter maxi skirt and Mackage leather jacket Covet and Acquire Vancouver blogger

Winter maxi skirt and Mackage leather jacket Covet and Acquire Vancouver blogger

Ray Ban 62mm aviators women blogger Vancouver

Winter maxi skirt and Mackage leather jacket Covet and Acquire Vancouver blogger

Winter maxi skirt and Mackage leather jacket Covet and Acquire Vancouver blogger

Winter maxi skirt and Mackage leather jacket Covet and Acquire Vancouver blogger

Racinne Canada Ultimate Youth Power Mask: A quick review

Racinne Canada Ultimate Youth Power Mask


What it is: Part of the brand's Ultimate Youth Power Series, this mask contains powerful ingredients like acetyl hexapeptide-8 (to improve skin's texture) and hyaluronic acid (to moisturize and firm) to provide a younger, fresher look after only one use. 

Beauty bonus: The clean, fresh scent of this creamy mask is spectacular. Added bonus? It's Paraben free and not tested on animals!

Beauty bummer: While the instructions said to load the product on and wipe excess off after 15 minutes, we found a nickel-sized dollop was all we really needed.

Overall: This product delivers what it promises -- Skin felt fresh, tight and bright after only one use. While the scent may be too strong for those with fragrance sensitivities, we found it pleasant and perfect for post day or night cleansing. Skin felt smooth and moisturized sans greasiness post-application. 

While it may not turn back the clock, this mask certainly packs a powerful punch of moisture that's perfect for dull, winter-weary skin. 

Would I recommend: Yes 

Available: Racinne.ca
Price: $40.99 for 75 mL

Going grey: Monochrome outfit in different shades of grey

Aleesha Harris Covet and Acquire Vancouver fashion bloggerIt might sound odd, but I always feel exponentially more fashionable when I'm wearing a monochrome outfit. 

Whether it's all black, pink, blue or -- as is the case here, grey -- the one-colour look makes me feel taller, slimmer and 100-percent chic. 


All grey outfit HM wool coat Zara jacquard pants Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire
OhKuol Citrine and Amethyst rings and Halston Heritage clutch Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire


All grey outfit HM wool coat Zara jacquard pants Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire


Halston Heritage clutch and Michael Kors watch Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire


All grey outfit HM wool coat Zara jacquard pants Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire 
Stella and Dot rhinestone bracelet, Vita Fede and Michael Kors runway watch





OhKuol Citrine and Amethyst rings and Halston Heritage clutch Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire
Coat: H&M | Blouse: Joe Fresh | Pants: Zara | Heels: Ivanka Trump | Bag: Halston Heritage | Jewelry: OhKuol, Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Vita Fede, Stella & Dot c/o

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Pretty in plaid: Babaton Elton pant and a mini Prada bag

Aritzia Babaton Elton pant outfit
As a girl who has a little extra junk in her trunk, I usually steer clear of high-waisted pants. They tend to make me look a tad larger than I'd like to -- unless of course I'm wearing my Saturday night sweatpants at home in front of the TV. 

But that all changed when I found this pair during a recent shopping trip. 

The high waist coupled with the wide leg streamline my silhouette sans the "Wideload Effect" -- allowing me to test drive the oh-so-in crop top trend without having too much extra skin on show. I think I'm in love. 

Aritzia Babaton Elton pant outfit mini Prada
Aritzia Babaton Elton pant outfit mini Prada


J.Crew ankle strap pumps


Aritzia Babaton Elton pant outfit mini Prada


Aritzia Babaton Elton pant crop top outfit and mini Prada


Aritzia Babaton Elton pant crop top outfit and mini Prada Pants: Aritzia | Crop top: Forever 21 | Heels: J.Crew | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Bag: Prada | Bangles: Tiffany & Co. | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Stella & Dot c/oShop the post:




Physicians Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara: A quick review


Physicians Formula Organic Wear Fake Out mascara review

What it is: A mascara that contains organic ingredients and claims to deliver big lash volume. 

Beauty bonus: This mascara provides the perfect amount of look-at-me lashes, without looking too over the top and spidery. 

Beauty bummer: The oversized brush is a bit bulky, so careful application is a must to avoid a mess.

Overall: This product is a nice, virtually clump-free mascara with minimal flaking and easy removal using soap and water. 

With one coat lashes looked polished for day look and -- with a couple more coats -- delivered fringe worthy of a night out. 

Would I recommend: Yes 
Available: Drugstores and mass retailers nationwide 
Price: Approx. $10

Valentine's Day outfit idea: Five fab finds all red-y for love

Valentine's Day outfit idea shopping red romper

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I may not have any big plans for this love-filled holiday, but if I did, I would wear an outfit much like this one. 
I hope your day is filled with lots of love.
Happy Valentine's Day! 



All black at NYFW: Looking cool in Times Square in Rachel Comey

New York Fashion Week outfit idea Rachel Comey dress

Though short, my time at New York Fashion Week was extremely sweet. 

It may not have been exactly what I had imagined after years of dreaming (I found it a bit poorly organized and chaotic), but it was still amazing to see collection from the designers, on the models and alongside the editors that I have loved for as long as I can remember.

I only hope to be able to return next season for another whirlwind trip. 

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New York Fashion Week outfit idea Rachel Comey dress faux fur


New York Fashion Week outfit idea Rachel Comey dress faux fur


New York Fashion Week outfit idea Rachel Comey dress faux fur


Chanel ITB flap bag


New York Fashion Week outfit idea Rachel Comey dress faux fur


Miu Miu patent leather boots
Vest: Rachel Comey (old) | Faux fur: Aritzia | Hat: Ardene | Boots: Miu Miu (My new faves!) | Bag: Chanel | Necklaces: Dear You, Pretty Things | Sunglasses: Material Girl | Left arm: Michael Kors and Stella & Dot | Right arm: Tiffany & Co. 




NYFW: What I wore for the freezing temperatures (think: wool)

Tiffany Atlas collection bracelets

Hello from Fashion Week! 

It's so cold here in New York City that I'm finding it a tad difficult to look stylish while staying warm. I have been going for that chic, layered Parisian look with turtlenecks, under blazers, under wool coats, under ... well, you get the point. 

While I've been having tonnes of fun running from fashion shows to presentations to meetings, it's tonight's Tibi fashion show that I have been most looking forward to from the start. Tibi is one of my favourite brands to wear -- and I can't wait to see what they send down the runway for Fall/Winter 2014. 

Stay tuned ...


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H&M wool coat and Celine loafers
H&M wool coat and Celine loafers


Chanel ITB handbag and Tiffany & Co. Atlas Collection


Chanel ITB handbag and Tiffany & Co. Atlas Collection


Chanel ITB handbag and Tiffany & Co. Atlas Collection


H&M wool coat and Chanel ITB


H&M wool coat and Chanel ITB 
H&M wool coat and Chanel ITB


Tiffany & Co. Atlas Collection and Stella & Dot


Tiffany & Co. Atlas Collection and Stella & Dot
Coat: H&M | Turtleneck: Helmut Lang | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Celine | Bag: Chanel | Necklace: Dear You, Pretty Things | Bracelets: Tiffany Atlas, Stella & Dot, Vita Fede | Watch: Michael Kors



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