Layer Like You Just Don't Care

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall Fashion: Does Your Wardrobe Change With The Calendar Or TheWeather?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall has always been a favorite time for me ever since my back-to-school days, the anticipation and thrill of planning, buying and wearing a new wardrobe was one of my most coveted rituals. That has stuck with me throughout the years and even though I'm not in school anymore I still look foreward to this time of year that marks the beginning of warm-weather clothing.

Another thing I remember being annoyed about from those days was wanting to wear my fall wardrobe but the weather was still quite warm. I remember seeing other kids wearing their shorts, t-shirts and sandles to school when I desperately wanted to wear my cords, button down and new runners. This same dilemma exists today, living in Ottawa where seasonal temperatures for fall can be warm or cold depending on the year, we are often unable to change our wardrobe when we flip the calendar to September but rather are at the mercy of Mother Nature.

Another thing that gets me excited for fall is being able to bust out my tights and leggings again, I am always a bit sad when spring hits that I have to put them out of my closet as I feel like they add a nice pop of colour to my outfits and make my shorter dresses more office-appropriate. 

The weather in Ottawa this summer has been cooler and a bit wetter than usual but for the past week it's been warm so everyone is trying to get maximum mileage out of their shorts, tank tops and sandals. As for me, I'm like a fashion-robot, pre-programmed to be gearing up for the fall wardrobe switch after labour day, though I do like to break the rules a bit and wear my white jean jacket from time-to-time once the leaves have started to drop.

Next week I'll be talking about fall fahion trends and I have a new designer profile on the go, so stay tuned!



Summer Looks: Floral Tie Blouse @ Parliament Hill

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Top: Jessica Simpson
Trousers: Club Monaco
Handbag: Elizabeth & James
Sandals: Calvin Klein
Necklace: Club Monaco
Bangles: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Aldo Accessories

The last post of my Summer Lookbook! 
Sorry it took so long to post these ones, I've taken summer laziness to a whole notha' level this year.... This was one of the funnest shots for me because I got to use an old camera as a prop :) Parliament Hill is steps away from where I work in downtown Ottawa and it's a pretty iconic building as far as Canada's capital city is concerned so it seemed a fitting place to showcase this outfit which I also love!

Photo-Shoot Outfit #2

The pants I purchased at one of my favourite stores - Club Monaco, and I liked them so much I bought them in two colours (the other pair is an olive green). These pants are the perfect work-pant, they have a very slim leg (without being too tight) and are made of a more structured fabric so they don't wrinkle too badly. I also like the faux leather detail and zippers on the front pockets.

The top is a Jessica Simpson design that I found at the new Hudson's Bay outlet in Ottawa and was probably one of the best deals I've ever gotten! I love the floral pattern and all the different colours which makes it really versatile for many outfits.

This little pink leather cross-body bag is a coveted piece that is new to me, the bag is by Elizabeth and James (my first one) and I am in love with the soft feel of the leather, the many different compartments/pockets, and the fact that its forces me to carry less stuff.

The sandals are by Calvin Klein and were purchased from Hudson's Bay (see my post on this purchase here) they are a turquoise nubuck and fit me really well with all the straps but they are not very quick to put on so I haven't worn them very often.

I am so excited to be heading towards fall which means new trends, new clothing and new photos, as I gear up for the next shoot I will be adding some posts with my favourite trends for fall, fashion sets and designer profiles. Thanks for bearing with me through my bloggers-block and hope everyone had a fabulous summer!



Anticipating Chilly Weather

Burgundy and Plaid Casual Look

Tuesday, September 2, 2014