10.22.2014

#FearlesslyFashionable

Top & Skirt: Joe Fresh, Shoes: Steven c/o Shopbop, Bag: Coach, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Banana Republic & Stella & Dot, Earrings: Kate Spade, Sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Warehouse

Fearless fashion can mean many things to many people. When I was asked to show my own fearless fashion, I initially felt a little bit nervous thinking I was going to really have to step outside the box - to be "bold" and "wild" and "edgy",which, in truth, aren't really me.

And then I realized that fearless fashion is all about being unafraid to express yourself - whoever that self may be! Whether you're a wild child or all about the classics, being fearlessly fashionable is about staying true to your own style no matter what the current trends are. That said, it also means having a little bit of fun with your style and not being afraid to try new things! For me, that usually means staying pretty classic when it comes to my outfit, and then shaking things up with fun nails, accessories and shoes, which is what I did here!

I paired a simple silk blouse with a fun printed skater skirt, and dressed them up with black and gold nails, ankle strap pumps and plenty of gold jewelry. These photos were taken back when the days were still warm enough to wear something like this!

I would define my style as feminine and classic, and it's no secret to anyone that black and gold is my absolute favorite combo. Even if current trends are pushing in a different direction, I feel best when I stay true to my signature style. Another fearless fashion tip? Don't be afraid to repeat your faves! I've definitely worn all of these pieces before. But they're me, and I love them, so I'm going to wear them again and again! 

How do you stay fearlessly fashionable?

10.20.2014

Stripes & Plaid

Black Hunter Gloss Boots
Plaid and Stripes
Vince Camuto Riley Tote
Jacket: c/o Fidelity Denim, Shirt: c/o Joe Fresh, Jeans: c/o Yoga Jeans, Scarf: Smart Set, Bag: c/o Vince Camuto, Boots: Hunter c/o Shopbop, Sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Warehouse, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Kate Spade, Ring: c/o American Eagle

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had fantastic weekends. Mine was restful, leisurely and somewhat productive, which is mostly what I hoped it would be! 

I wore this last week on a day that started out very rainy and then turned out to be quite sunny. I'm not going to lie, I was a little bit excited to see rain in the forecast so I could wear my new hunter boots. They were difficult to photograph on this day, but I'm sure they'll be making many more appearances here! 

I also broke out this gorgeous new bag from Vince Camuto, which you'll be seeing more of soon! I absolutely love it. I'm not used to carrying big bags anymore, as I seem to grab my smaller crossbody bags most of the time day to day, but this one has so much room & I just love it! 

10.19.2014

Sunday Reading


Sunday, Sunday. You are always a little bittersweet. You are usually nice and leisurely, a good mix of lazy and productive, but you also mark the end of the weekend and return to work. Womp womp. How were your weekends? I didn't get up to too much - I tried to get some organizing done at home, ran some errands, ate some chinese takeout & had a glass of wine or two with girl friends on Saturday night.  

Here are a few things I was loving around the web this week!

Mara is looking jaw-droppingly gorgeous in her plaid dress & otk boots.

Some of my favorite Canadian bloggers are collaborating with Eluxe for The Canadian Edit - an exclusive collection of super cute tees that you can pre-order now!

If you're looking for a super healthy, simple, fall-inspired slowcooker meal, I made this crockpot chicken, apple & sweet potato recipe this week and it was really tasty. (I added a lot more curry & garlic than they did and added fresh apples.)

Looking for computer desktop refresh? Check out these adorable desktop wallpapers!

I really want to give this holiday sangria try! 

Kate Spade is having a Friends & Family Sale that ends TODAY! 30% off everything with code F14FFUS. (I'll take these glitter oxfords, please!)

Really really loving all of the adorable new home things (gold details galore!) from Shopbop! 


AND THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG...
Styling up my new Quilted flats 
Showing you my faves from the Shopbop Friends & Family sale