I love a good add-on. Dipping sauce, side fry, dangly earring and stacked rings, I am in. In the fall and into the Winter months it’s easy to fall into that rut of wearing dark clothing and accessories, mourning the loss of Summer and overall we’re cold here in Canada. But this season I’m going to try my hardest to pump up the volume in my accessories whether they have some colour to them, are statement pieces, or just are aesthetically pleasing to the eye to add some flavour to my most like outfit of black jeans and a black turtle neck. Currently I’m all about the gold. Not just because my nose ring just so happens to be gold, but it doesn’t hurt to match a little. I’m really into earrings right now as well. I have neeeever been an earring person but all of a sudden I’m very down with a dangly beauty hanging from my ear. Since we’re rolling into a darker season I wanted to change up my scent and I have been eyeing this one by Elizabeth and James. I have tried it on a few times at Sephora and then left to see how it blends with my skin chemistry and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it so that’s most likely my next purchase, right after I get my cavity filled. HELLO NO DENTAL COVERAGE! **I’m crying. Details and links below!
1) GLDN Inital Necklace ( “T” for my boy), I’m obsessed with this one’s raw finish and long chain to layer with my other gold chains.
2) YSL Ring, currently on sale at Haute Classics
3) Vintage Vibe Ray-Ban Sunglasses
4) Glossier Generation G in “Like”, because I’m obsessed with their products and this is the perfect pink closest to my lip shade
5) Bauble Bar drop earrings because lately I’m really digging dangly earrings
6) Gucci bag, a girl can dream
7) Shashi cuff with emerald accents for my birthstone
8) Elizabeth and James Nirvana roller ball scent. Tried it in Sephora and this is for sure my scent.
9) Triple layer Keds, I have been dying for a sneaker with some height! (I’m 5’1)
10) Shashi signet style ring, because I’ve been obsessed with trying to find the perfect signet and this is it!
Shirt Via Winners, Gap Jeans, Shelly’s London Shoes, Ray-Ban Sunnies
I love a good over-sized t-shirt and this one is suuuuper comfy. I randomly purchased it when I was at Winners a couple weeks back, and I had no idea it would be such a hit! I get a lot of comments and commentary so I’m glad I didn’t pass on it; just validates your purchase ya know? Anyways, this is like a very regular everyday uniform that you would catch me in. I really like to be comfortable and if you follow my blog you def know that about me!
Vintage Ralph Lauren button down via Public Butter, Cos Skirt, Joe Fresh Flats,
Thrifted Bag via Value Village
I bought this top 2 years back during one of the vintage crawls, which happens twice a year in Toronto and are two of the greatest times of year. I can’t believe this gorgeous silk top was only $20. The fit isn’t spectacular but I knew I could work with it and hello RL silk for $20. Done. I love vintage and thrift shopping because of the hidden gems, like this top, you can find. I find sifting through racks of clothing is therapeutic for me. I know many shake their head like huh! How? But it’s very true. I didn’t grow up in a very wealthy family either so I’ve always been a sale and thrift shopper. I don’t think you need a million bucks to look like a million bucks, or feel like a million bucks. Confidence in what you’re wearing is key. I’ve said that before and I’ll say it over and over that confidence and feeling comfortable will beam through your outfit if you feel good in it.
H&M Top, Levis Vintage Shorts, Joe Fresh Bag, Catherine Malandrino Mules
Toronto weather gets a little weird around this time in September and transition dressing is on your mind. You can tell it’s time to transition when the wasps and bees start to act a little strange. Last week was super cold, people were pulling out jackets and even rocking scarves early in the morning. This week on the other hand is super beautiful, blue skies and hot sun (when you’re in the sun); and that’s the catch. Transition dressing is all about balance. Above i’m wearing a long sleeve and balancing it out with shorts for when I am cooking in the sun, and the 3 quarter sleeves on my top help when I’m walking down a shady street and that fall wind catches you off guard.
It really is a daunting task to get dressed and try to figure out what to wear for the whole day when the weather can’t make up its mind. Like many, I’m so tempted to go out and buy all the brand new fall items dangling in the store windows, but I think right now it’s important to use what you have. Balancing airy palazzo pants with turtle necks, mini skirts with leather jackets and chelsea boots, or like my outfit, a relaxed denim short with a longer sleeved flouncy top and mules. Fall dressing is truly about being comfortable and being able to change up what you’re wearing on-the-go. I always have a bomber jacket or light sweater with me that I can carry in my bag, or I like wearing a pair of denim that are lighter that I can roll the bottoms up if I am starting to get hot. Another tip is to not throw away the idea of wearing colour or fun prints. Keep bringing them into your outfits to stand out from those that resort to the muted, darker colours that are typical of fall. My number one tip, check your weather app!