Weekend shop: Wrap skirts

Weekend shop: Wrap skirts
Weekend shop: Wrap skirts by aleesha-h featuring Helmut Lang

I'm seriously digging wrap skirts for summer. 

Whether it's toga-esque with a lopsided hemline, sleek leather or this AMAZING wrap-dress combo (I NEED it!), these skirts scream effortless chic to me. 

And while they're eerily reminiscent of the all-too-popular skort that was photographed on pretty much ever blogger under the sun (myself included!), I still can't wait to slip into one this season. 

Happy Saturday and thank you for reading! 

Citron and Stripes

An outfit post featuring a 424 Fifth citron midi skirt, a stripe Forever 21 shirt and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag shot at the Palace of Versailles by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.Of the places that I've traveled to so far, the Palace of Versailles near Paris ranks as one of my all-time favourite destinations. 

From the majestic interior of the great estate, to the expansive gardens outside, this location never ceases to excite. 

So when I arrived in Paris on an overnight flight, naturally, the first thing I wanted to do was wash my face, change my clothes and take the train to Versailles ... to shoot blog photos (of course!) in the extra-sunny, extra-summer-tourist-packed location.

It was absolutely amazing! 

Jacket: H&M | Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: 424 Fifth | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Bag: Mansur Gavriel | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Jewelry: Michael Kors, Dear You Pretty Things and Tiffany & Co. 

An outfit post featuring a 424 Fifth citron midi skirt, a stripe Forever 21 shirt and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag shot at the Palace of Versailles by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.

An outfit post featuring a 424 Fifth citron midi skirt, a stripe Forever 21 shirt and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag shot at the Palace of Versailles by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.
An outfit post featuring a 424 Fifth citron midi skirt, a stripe Forever 21 shirt and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag shot at the Palace of Versailles by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.
An outfit post featuring a 424 Fifth citron midi skirt, a stripe Forever 21 shirt and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag shot at the Palace of Versailles by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.
An outfit post featuring a 424 Fifth citron midi skirt, a stripe Forever 21 shirt and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag shot at the Palace of Versailles by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.
An outfit post featuring a 424 Fifth citron midi skirt, a stripe Forever 21 shirt and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag shot at the Palace of Versailles by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.
An outfit post featuring a 424 Fifth citron midi skirt, a stripe Forever 21 shirt and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag shot at the Palace of Versailles by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.

Paris shadows

Vancouver fashion blogger Covet and Acquire in Paris Jardin des Tuileries H&M Icons leather jacket.

Consider yourself warned: The next few outfit posts are going to be recaps of what I wore while in Paris and London. These snapshots are from a day spent wandering the city that wound up ending in the Jardin des Tuileries. 

It's kind of funny how, looking back at the images, I realize that I really stuck to black and white clothes — almost exclusively! 

So much for my attempt at adopting a more colourful summer wardrobe. 

Here's a look at a few of my favourite #CandAonvacation pics on Instagram: 



Happy Wednesday and thank you for reading! 

Top: French Connection | Jacket: H&M | Trousers: Forever 21 | Bag: Mansur Gavriel | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Sandals: Aldo | Jewelry: Dear You, Pretty Things

Vancouver fashion blogger Covet and Acquire in Paris Jardin des Tuileries H&M Icons leather jacket.

Vancouver fashion blogger Covet and Acquire in Paris Jardin des Tuileries H&M Icons leather jacket.

Vancouver fashion blogger Covet and Acquire in Paris Jardin des Tuileries H&M Icons leather jacket.

Clinique Universal Superprimer: A quick review


Clinique Universal Superprimer: A quick review

What it is:  An after-moisturizer and before-makeup primer that promises to create an ideal canvas by smoothing skin's texture and allowing colour to stay true — all with an oil free finish. 

Beauty bonus: Easy to apply with fingers, brush or sponge, this primer never feels heavy or chalky.  

Beauty bummer: This is one more step to add to your ever-growing makeup regime and, unfortunately, mixing this primer with an everyday moisturizer for an easy one-step application did not provide the best results. 

Overall: This is a very lightweight and effective makeup primer that prevents oil build-up and creates a smooth finish that stayed all day. Impressive! 

Would recommend: Yes

Price: $29

Where to buy: Clinique counters 

Shady lady

Helmut Lang dress, Chanel PST handbag and an H&M trench coat from Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire by Aleesha Harris.

I'm a big believer in the age-old rule that if you're going to show off one asset, then it's best to keep the rest covered. 

Case in point: this body-con Helmut Lang dress paired with a no-nonsense trench coat. 

Not only was I glad for the extra coverage afforded by the topper at the time — it was a bit of a bad body day for me — but, looking back at the images, I think the contrasting lengths and proportions serve to create a much more interesting outfit than if I had just worn the clingy dress on its own. Win-win.

Happy Friday and thank you for reading! 

Dress: Helmut Lang | Trench: H&M | Bag: Chanel | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Heels: Topshop

Helmut Lang dress, Chanel PST handbag and an H&M trench coat from Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire by Aleesha Harris.
 Helmut Lang dress, Chanel PST handbag and an H&M trench coat from Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire by Aleesha Harris.
Helmut Lang dress, Chanel PST handbag and an H&M trench coat from Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire by Aleesha Harris.


Helmut Lang dress, Chanel PST handbag and an H&M trench coat from Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire by Aleesha Harris.

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Mint & tulle

Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
DIY tulle skirt, Old Navy mint top, Aldo floral heels Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire
The other weekend I was brainstorming blog photo ideas when my sister asked, "Why don't 
you take a few photos with the dogs?" 

While I was totally skeptical about how the furry "talent" would perform, I thought the idea of being snapped while surrounded by four adorable Shiba Inus was too cute to pass up. 

And here's the outcome.

While it took a few shots to get it even remotely right (imagine a tangle of tule l getting caught in the tightening leashes!), I was pretty pleased with how the pictures turned out in the end.


Happy Wednesday, everyone and thank for reading!

Tee: Old Navy | Skirt: DIY, but similar here | Shoes: Aldo | Clutch: Gap | Necklace: J.Crew | Bracelets: Alexis Bittar (similar here)  and Eddie Borgo


DIY tulle skirt, Old Navy mint top, Aldo floral heels Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire




DIY tulle skirt, Old Navy mint top, Aldo floral heels Vancouver fashion blog Covet and Acquire



Boy Blazer

Lord & Taylor boys blazer, silk French Connection tank, conductor stripe GAP chinos and an Ela clutch from Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.  
As you read this I will be exploring the streets (and boutiques, of course!) of Paris! 


This early summer trip to Paris and London is my big vacation for 2014, and to be honest, I've been looking forward to it all year. 

Full confession: I was fully packed more than a week before I left.

While my trip isn't nearly as long as I'd like, I'm doing by best to make the most of my time with a planned excursion to Versailles, a visit to the top of the Eiffel Tower (I've never been!)  and horseback riding in Hyde Park — to name a few.

Follow along on my Instagram @Aleesha_H.

Blazer: Lord & Taylor boys (similar here) | Tank: French Connection | Pants: Gap (last seen here) | Bag: Ela | Necklace: Stella & Dot c/o | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Jewelry: J.Crew, Dear You, Pretty Things and Michael Kors

Lord & Taylor boys blazer, silk French Connection tank, conductor stripe GAP chinos and an Ela clutch from Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.


Lord & Taylor boys blazer, silk French Connection tank, conductor stripe GAP chinos and an Ela clutch from Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.


Lord & Taylor boys blazer, silk French Connection tank, conductor stripe GAP chinos and an Ela clutch from Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.


Lord & Taylor boys blazer, silk French Connection tank, conductor stripe GAP chinos and an Ela clutch from Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.


Lord & Taylor boys blazer, silk French Connection tank, conductor stripe GAP chinos and an Ela clutch from Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.


Lord & Taylor boys blazer, silk French Connection tank, conductor stripe GAP chinos and an Ela clutch from Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.


ARTDECO Summer 2014 Miami Collection Glossy Lip Color in Glossy Strawberry #20: A quick review


ArtDeco Summer 2014 Miami Collection Glossy Lip Color in Glossy Strawberry #20: A quick review

What it is: A chubby stick hybrid from the newly released ARTDECO Miami Collection that offers the best of both the gloss and lipstick worlds. 

Beauty bonus: We loved the balm-like consistency of this lip gloss! Plus, this chubby stick left us with mega-moisturized lips. 

Beauty bummer: Although the product is labeled as a gloss, it has a somewhat muted shine.

Overall: This product is a nice lip product introduction into this relatively new-in-Canada brand. 

One swipe delivers a pretty hit of colour that wears well for a reasonably long time. 

We could definitely see ourselves transported to hot Miami nights wearing this sizzling  pink-red shade. 

Would recommend: Yes 
Price: $17
Where to buy: Shoppers Drug Mart


—Tested by Covet and Acquire beauty editor Kirsten Harris

Red hot: Cherry-hued Tibi peplum, Celine Nano go green with a leather Theory jacket

Cherry-hued Tibi peplum and Celine Nano heat up with a green leather Theory jacket
I recently filled out an interview questionnaire for the lovely ladies behind ASC PR in Toronto (check it out here when it goes live!), and one of the things I admitted to was wanting to wear more colour this summer.

So I asked myself, what exactly am I waiting for? Why don't I start wearing colour-saturated outfits right now?

If it does anything at all, this red-heavy look further proves my sartorial theory that I often dress in extremes: all black everything — or rainbow brights. Mission accomplished.

Happy Wednesday and thank you for reading! 

Top: Tibi (similar here and here) | Jeans: Old Navy | Jacket: Theory | Shoes: Zara | Bag: Celine | Jewelry: Dear You, Pretty Things, OhKuol, Tiffany & Co. | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Cherry-hued Tibi peplum and Celine Nano heat up with a green leather Theory jacket Vancouver fashion blogger

Cherry-hued Tibi peplum and Celine Nano heat up with a green leather Theory jacket Vancouver fashion blogger


Cherry-hued Tibi peplum and Celine Nano heat up with a green leather Theory jacket


Celine Nano Covet and Acquire
Cherry-hued Tibi peplum and Celine Nano heat up with a green leather Theory jacket
Cherry-hued Tibi peplum, Celine Nano go green with a leather Theory jacket


ARTDECO Bronzing powder compact Jungle Fever Bronzing Collection in "Tan fever #08": A quick review


ARTDECO Bronzing powder compact Jungle Fever Bronzing Collection in "Tan fever #08": A quick review

What it is: A limited-edition, bronzing powder from the new(ish)-in-Canada brand ARTDECO (it launched here last June!) new summer Jungle Fever Bronzing Collection. 

The oversized pressed powder promises to deliver a natural-looking, sun-kissed complexion, while pea and Inca oil extracts help to keep skin hydrated and regenerate collagen. This product is paraben, fragrance, lanolin and mineral oil free.

Beauty bonus: This bronzer skips the heavy shimmer component of many of its counterparts, creating a more subtle, matte effect. Extra bonus: This bronzer contains SPF 15! 

Beauty bummer: As with any bronzer, i applied too heavily a not-so-attractive over-baked look is the result. 

Overall: This bronzer is a nice departure from the usual bronzing powder product pack. 

We loved how it allows for all over-application, giving a healthy, natural colour — or for use as a contouring tool. The lack of shimmer makes this product a must-try for the glitter shy. 
Would recommend? Yes 
Price: Approximately $32
Available at: Shoppers Drug Mart


—Tested by Covet and Acquire beauty editor Kirsten Harris

Closet basics: BCBGMaxAzria boyfriend blazer and Gap boyfriend jeans

BCBGMaxAzria boyfriend blazer, Celine Nano and Gap boyfriend jeans by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.
 As much as I've welcomed the return of summer, I'm still happy to slip into my favourite fall-friendly threads during these warmer days.

A boyfriend blazer paired with boyfriend jeans (I'm sensing a theme here), and a few on-trend accessories make me a happy girl. 

What are your go-to pieces? 

Blazer: BCBGMaxAzria | Jeans: Gap | Heels: Zara | Bag: Celine | Sunglasses: Material Girl | Belt: Louis Vuitton 

BCBGMaxAzria boyfriend blazer, Celine Nano and Gap boyfriend jeans by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.

BCBGMaxAzria boyfriend blazer, Celine Nano and Gap boyfriend jeans by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.

BCBGMaxAzria boyfriend blazer, Celine Nano and Gap boyfriend jeans by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.

BCBGMaxAzria boyfriend blazer, Celine Nano and Gap boyfriend jeans by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire. BCBGMaxAzria boyfriend blazer, Celine Nano and Gap boyfriend jeans by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.
BCBGMaxAzria boyfriend blazer, Celine Nano and Gap boyfriend jeans by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.

BCBGMaxAzria boyfriend blazer, Celine Nano and Gap boyfriend jeans by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.

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