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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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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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
Price: $40.99 for 75 mL
It 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 ...
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