Because I live in the Polar Vortex, my scarf and coat collection is growing. A girl's gotta keep warm! Right?! I mean, if I lived near the ocean I'm sure I'd have a bunch of bikinis on rotation in my closet but since I live where it's cold for more than six months of the year I think it's perfectly okay to have more than 10 coats. #Justified.
Edmontonians, don't forget to get your tickets to PARK SHOW which is happening this Saturday! Presented by Simons, the biggest fashion event of the year will feature two fashion shows highlighting eight local designers, pop-up shops throughout the evening, art exhibitions, food and drinks and gift bags for VIP ticket holders. Get your tickets here!
It happened. We got our first dump of snow over the weekend and there was no easing into the cold weather, it was nice one day and then - BAM! - it was -15 degrees and I had to get out the winter wear while bawling uncontrollably, picturing how unbearably cold the next six months were going to be. Just kidding, I wasn't bawling I was only crying softly to myself ; ). I kid, I kid! Actually I have to say it was a little easier to accept fall was over once I put on my Love Winter Valenki boots which are so warm and cozy, not to mention stylish! Valenki boots are a new Canadian twist on a traditional 300-year-old Russian footwear design. And get this - they convert into comfortable wool felt boots just by slipping off the rubber galoshes so you can wear them outdoors AND indoors! How cool is that?! They actually make me excited for the cold weather. For real.
Thought I'd put together a little post with a few celeb outfits I've been crushing on this fall. As much as I loathe the Kardashians I had to add Kendall Jenner to the mix (and I guess technically she's not a Kardashian) because I adore her model-off-duty style. And I love that she doesn't show off her bits and bobs like her sisters all the time who leave nothing to the imagination (ahem, KIM!)
I've been thoroughly enjoying these last snow-free days which unfortunately are numbered. So I'm gonna live it up! ("Living it up" in my world means not having to wear a winter coat that makes me look like the Michelin Man, by the way. I have an exciting life, I know.)
jacket - H & M, t-shirt - James Perse, plaid shirt - Joe Fresh, jeans - Hudson via Shopbop, booties - Vince Camuto via DSW, beanie - LOST, scarf - Simons, bag- Marc Jacobs via Shopbop, ring - The Bay
Stylist's Tip: Plaid never goes out of style. Every fall, every winter, every year, plaid always pops up again and again in the fashion world so if you're on the fence about buying a plaid item - whether it's a scarf or a button-down shirt, go ahead and make it yours. You'll wear it for years and years, I promise ; )
This is the closest I get to dressing up for Halloween - in orange and black ; ) Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Halloween I just haven't had the time to put a costume together this year, unfortunately, but if anyone has any last minute, cheap and easy costume ideas (like maybe something that involves only a cardboard box and some scissors) let me know! Seriously.
jacket - Zara (old), top - c/o French Connection, jeans -Big Blue c/o Plen+y,
Stylist's Tip: A necklace is a great accessory that will make your outfit go from "meh" to "Bey" as in Beyonce, as in FIERCE! Don't be afraid to play around with accessories. You can smart small, with some silver studs/earrings and a simple silver or gold necklace and then later you can try adding a colorful statement necklace to an outfit, or a longer one like the Delilah K. mixed metal multi-chain I'm wearing here. Play around and have fun! A little bit of jewelry goes a long way.
One thing I love about fall fashion is layering. When you live in a crazy-cold climate like I do, layering is a must to keep warm! My scarf collection is growing and my latest addition is this cozy Chandi infinity scarf I picked up at Bamboo Ballroom on my birthday last week and since it was my bday this purchase was totally warranted ; ) I chose to pair it with my classic leather jacket I bought at Nordstrom Rack a year ago while in California for 50% off (score!) I have to admit that I love wearing black and grey, I'd say 75% of my closet is made up of clothing in this monochromatic scheme. It's just so easy to mix these neutral colors with other pieces. What about you? Do you like wearing more neutral colors or brighter hues or both? ; )
leather jacket - June via Nordstrom Rack, t-shirt - James Perse, jeans - Rachel Roy,
Stylist Tip: You don't need to spend an arm and a leg on a leather/faux leather jacket, there are many out there for under $100.00. If I didn't already have a leather jacket in my closet, I'd be picking up this one from Zara, in stores, (I checked this morning and it's sold out online! It was still there yesterday...darn it!)
Just wanted to share a few photos with you from Wedding #2 in Edmonton! You can see photos from Wedding #1 here ; ). Last month we threw a big party at Yellowhead Brewery downtown to celebrate our marriage with 100 friends and family, after tying the knot a few weeks before in California. I got to wear my dress again and we partied the night away. I seriously danced ALL NIGHT LONG. I didn't even have time to eat (except for a cupcake at about 1 a.m.) and neither did my hubby, we were having so much fun with our guests! But I hear the food was amazing ; ).
Lately I have been soaking up the spring and summer-like weather we've been experiencing which is so not normal where I live, usually there is snow on the ground by this time of year. But hey, I'll take it! This twill jacket is perfect for warmer weather and I've been wearing it non-stop, crossing my fingers I'll be able to wear it just a liiiiiittle bit longer ; ).
coat - BB Dakota Clio Coat via Shopbop (sold out unfortunately),
JOE via Bamboo Ballroom, t-shirt - James Perse via Nordstrom Rack,
purse - Rebecca Minkoff via Shopbop, shoes - Franco Sarto via DSW,
necklace - vintage (gift), belt- Zara
Stylist Tip -A beige coat - whether it be a classic trench, a wool pea coat or a more casual one like the one I'm wearing - should be in every woman's closet. It's a versatile and classic piece that will never go out of style!