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December 11, 2017

Fringe Cardigan Cool

Gap Loop-Fringe Cardigan, AE denim, Zara boots, grey, Sophie Hulme, How to style a cardigan

I was obsessed with this loop fringe cardigan (on sale!!) from the moment I saw it. But I waited it out... a long while! Finally, when Black Friday rolled around and I saw it at 50% off there was no turning back. I love the relaxed, easy fit and that it feels perfectly tailored to my body. It sits at the hip so it's not too short and on warmer days I can totally get away with wearing it as a light jacket. Do you have any pieces that make you feel instantly cool? I feel like this cardi does that! There is something about it that is kinda crisp, yet sophisticated and paired with a black leather ankle bootie I am ready to rock. Cardigans usually get a bad rep. They can feel stuffy, too boring and unexciting. But if this one shows you anything it's that they can be chic, fun and wicked cool. 

So, how to look chic while wearing a cardigan? Here's what I do: 

Statement cardigan. Forget the argyle print and go for something totally out there. There are plenty of ways to do this, too! Loop fringe? Yes. Completely oversized and to your knees paired with a mini skirt? Yes. Chunky knits, vibrant colours and patterns all work!

Wear it like a blazer. Think casual and I just threw this on. Pair it with a thin t-shirt underneath and layer with a stack of thin gold necklaces. The longer the cardi the better. I love the look of high waisted denim, a crop top and a long cardigan. 

Treat it like a button down. Just make sure it has buttons first (lol), and do them all up. Wear nothing underneath for a semi-risque look. Or try leaving the bottom button undone. Kinda says I'm here to party.

How do you style your cardigans? Do you reserve them for strictly office purposes or will you bring them out on the town?

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Gap Loop-Fringe Cardigan, AE denim, Zara boots, grey, Sophie Hulme, How to style a cardigan

Gap Loop-Fringe Cardigan, AE denim, Zara boots, grey, Sophie Hulme, How to style a cardigan

Gap Loop-Fringe Cardigan, AE denim, Zara boots, grey, Sophie Hulme, How to style a cardigan

Gap Loop-Fringe Cardigan, AE denim, Zara boots, grey, Sophie Hulme, How to style a cardigan

Gap Loop-Fringe Cardigan, AE denim, Zara boots, grey, Sophie Hulme, How to style a cardigan

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December 06, 2017

A Dress for Every Occassion



One thing I love about the holidays is all the fun and festive affairs. But with all the holiday parties come all the holiday party outfits, and that can either be super exciting or super stressful. I like to make it fun and wear things I wouldn't normally wear. I'm talking faux fur stoles, sequins, and lots of lace! Actually... I do wear all these things on the regular, but together makes it all the more festive! I can't wait to wear this dress I bought for Paris this season. I love the lace overlay and the embroidered flowers. If it gets cold I plan to throw on a tight black turtleneck underneath or throw on a pair of tights. One and done! In case you need some holiday party dress inspiration I've rounded up a few favourites, something for every occasion! A knit turtleneck dress for the office luncheon, a cocktail number for a night out celebrating, and some fun jumpsuits. Who doesn't love jumpsuits! What are you planning on wearing to your events? Any ideas yet?

W H A T  I ' M  W E A R I N G :
RW & CO mesh dress, Club Monaco trench, Zara shoes (similar)






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December 04, 2017

Accessorizing with Jewel Tones

Wearing Jewel Tones, Sophie Hulme, Denim, Leather Coat, emerald earrings

I've never been one to dabble in the jewel tones. You guys know me... I'm all about the pastels. But, I love the look of jewel tones! There's the emerald green, the amethyst, ruby, topaz-- they are so beautiful! So royal and deep.  I was gifted these earrings by a loved one for a very special reason and ever since then, I've been drawn to the colours more and more.  You're probably thinking "where!". But if you look closely you'll see I'm starting off slow! At least it's a start.  I love that in adding a topaz coloured scarf, a pair of emerald earrings, and a ruby bangle I instantly adding drama to an otherwise simple, go-to, outfit. Breaking into new colours seems like it's becoming a bit of a trend for me! If there are any colours you are hesitant about trying out you need to read this post. It's all about colour combining and embracing the unconventional. 

What's your take on jewel tones? Do you dig 'em? (pun intended) 

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Wearing Jewel Tones, Sophie Hulme, Denim, Leather Coat, emerald earrings



Wearing Jewel Tones, Sophie Hulme, Denim, Leather Coat, emerald earrings

Wearing Jewel Tones, Sophie Hulme, Denim, Leather Coat, emerald earrings

Wearing Jewel Tones, Sophie Hulme, Denim, Leather Coat, emerald earrings

Wearing Jewel Tones, Sophie Hulme, Denim, Leather Coat, emerald earrings
Wearing Jewel Tones, Sophie Hulme, Denim, Leather Coat, emerald earrings


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November 29, 2017

Winter White And Festive Feelings

Bloor Yorkville, Parajumpers hat, winter white, winter style, red and white, holiday style.
I am in full-blown holiday mode. The tree is up, the pine scented candles are lit and the lips have officially been painted red. This weekend B and I hit up the Bloor-Yorkville area to begin our holiday shopping. It so happened to coincide with the tree lighting ceremony that takes place in Yorkville. Unfortunately, the ceremony was cut short due to the intense rainfall but we made the best of it. I wore this Parajumpers hat what is probably the warmest hat on the planet and it kept me nice and dry all evening long. Some of our favourite places to hit up in Yorkville are Holt Renfrew, Anthropologie and Nespresso. I love browsing all the cosmetics, fragrances and accessories at Holts, then we always make a stop to stock up on our coffee capsules and enjoy an espresso while we stroll around the park. After dinner, we came home, put on the hockey game and enjoyed the evening. It was a lovely kick off to the holiday season and I can't wait for more days like this to come! Do the holidays make you all giddy and excited? Next time I swear we're watching Love Actually... 

Headed to Yorkville? Check out some of my favourite spots below!

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November 27, 2017

The Best Stocking Stuffers

Okay. It's getting real now. We are less than a month away from Christmas and I need to get my butt in gear. Although I was super quick to decorate the house and get into the holiday spirit I have yet to start my Christmas shopping. This weekend I did not really take advantage of any Black Friday deals! I was kind of holding out until Cyber Monday. Now that it's here and I've started my list of gifts to buy I am ready to check back on these items and see what I can snag! Most of these items below are on major sale or include free shipping! Since I have tons of girly kris kringle gifts to buy I've rounded up my faves so you can shop too! Any faves? I wouldn't mind any of these wrapped up in my oversized pink faux fur stocking. 

Top Girly Stocking Stuffers-- Indigo, Saje, essie, Tweezerman, LUSH,
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November 24, 2017

5 Tips To Be The Best Guest

How to Be the Best Guest- Homesense, Holiday Git Guide-- charades, karaoke mic, marble slate, flowers, hostess gifts

We’ve all read the how-to entertain guides... how to be the hostess with the mostess, what to serve at your holiday party and how to decorate. But where are all the guides on how to be the best guest? Sure there are some main etiquette rules we all should follow, i.e.: don’t show up late (the host puts so much effort into the evening and is expecting you at a certain time), offer to help as much as possible but stay out of the hosts way when they are on a mission, and bring something as a gesture of your gratitude. But this part can be tricky. What to bring that will show just how much you appreciate their efforts and what will set you apart from all the other guests! Today I’m breaking it down for you. Five simple ways to be the best guest and ensure you bring something appropriate, yet fun! Want to know my secret? I don’t even have to leave one store to make it all happen. I rely on HomeSense time and time again for the most interesting, different and just plain exciting hostess gifts, and at every price point.

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November 21, 2017

Knited Neutral

Frank + Oak women's sweater, socks, Made For Good Living, Vintage Chanel, Socks & Pumps
Chunky knits and dainty jewels; two opposites that I've been loving as of late. I love how they create such a great balanced yet juxtaposed look when paired together. While in Montreal last week I re-discovered Frank + Oak. They recently opened two stand-alone women's stores (one in Montreal and one in Toronto), which is huge news! They offer some great, elevated basics that are perfect to dress up or down. Just like this chunky knit.

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