Must-Have Winter Footwear

New season, new trends. Don’t get overwhelmed, just follow the tips in this article to find out what essential footwear you need for your winter collection.

1) Laced Combat Boots

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Whether you picked up a fabulous pair last season or you want to treat yourself to newer pair, combat boots are a must for the winter season. They make the perfect shoe for a casual look and can easily be dressed up. While you can purchase brown or beige combat boots, I’d stick to the basic black, since you’ll get the most of them for the whole season. As for length, the under-the-knee combat boots went out of style last season, so stick to the ankle length we’re all used to.

2) Heeled Booties

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This is an obvious one. The style is totally up to you; you can choose to wear a nubuck style or a classic round toe suede buckle up – but booties are a must for the season because they can be used to easily dress a look up without needed to throw on bulky jewellery. It’s an easy fix that will make a lasting impression.

There’s one more style, find out what it is by heading to TOOVIA now!

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Fall-Fashion Lookbook: Day in the City

As promised, I’ve decided to create a lookbook of different fashion looks any girl can achieve. We’ve seen the everyday chic look and a night out with the ladies; up next is the fashionable way to spend a day in the city.

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No secret here, the shirtdress is exactly what it sounds like! A dress, that fits like an oversized shirt – making it not only comfortable, but stylish!
This summer and curving into fall, these dresses came in all types and styles, and luckily they’re here to stay. The perfect shirtdress accents your body without forcing you to wear a push-up bra, uncomfortable undies, Spanx, or any other crazy gimmick us ladies buy into.

Not only is a dress like this great for a day out, but you can really handle anything the city throws at you (depending on what shoes you wear, but we’ll get to that a little later).

Finally, IF possible, the shirtdress you find will have pockets ! Because who doesn’t love pockets on a dress?

Want to read more? Head over to Toovia for the rest of the article now! 

Must-Have Bags in your 20s

Nothing makes an outfit more fashion forward than great shoes and an even better purse. As you transition into the next big chapter of your life, your fashion choices will change. These top five purses are essential pieces every girl in her twenty’s should have in her closet!

Busniess Birkin 

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Your early twenty’s means you’ve finally finished school and are entering the business world and nothing says businesswoman better than a Hermés Birkin. Classy, structured and durable for those commutes to the city, this purse will make a statement and go great with any outfit. Although most people opt-out for a colourful Birkin, I’d stick to a more neutral colour, like brown, beige, black or white. Don’t worry, you’re only twenty-something, the next one you buy can be any colour you desire!

Everyday Tote

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So you’re in a hurry on a Saturday morning running all the errands you skipped out on during the week and you don’t need a purse with a lot of zippers and pockets slowing you down. An everyday tote is a must-have for all your busy days. The open concept and simplicity will make it easy to find everything you need without ruining that fresh manicure.

Classy Clutch

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The greatest thing about being in your twenty’s is the freedom without the heavy load of responsibility! It’s a time to have fun with your closest girlfriends and go on a lot of dates until you find “the one” (if that still exists). Nonetheless, you will always need a simple, yet classic clutch and what’s more chic than Chanel?

 
Want to see what else made the list? Check out my full article on Toovia now and let me know what you think! Do you agree with my choices!?

 

Met Gala Best Dressed – 2014 Edition

Like most highly-anticipated fashion events; the 2014 Met Gala featured some hits and misses. This year fashion idols and A-list celebs came together in New York City  for the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” exhibit.

Out of all the looks that walked the red carpet that night, three stars caught my eye and got my shopoholic juices going…

1) Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar De La Renta  

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This gorgeous black and white gown screams the SJP style. Simple, yet extremely classy, her statement as a fashion icon was clear.

2) Emma Stone in Thakoon 

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This fun, flirty and two-toned outfit was flawless. The simple and youthful elegance behind this look has already escalated into a trend retailers and bloggers are mimicking.

3) Rita Ora in Donna Karan 

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WOW!! This look had me speechless! Only someone like Rita could pull off a look like this so effortlessly.

Now, moving on to the dreadful misses… Kate Upton, Lupita Nyong’o and Kristen Stewart take the cake…

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While some people loved these three looks, I found them sloppy, dated and tacky! Just goes to show that style isn’t solely based on designer brands but rather how an outfit is pieced together.

 

What looks did you love or hate? Share them with me and we’ll see what next year has to offer at the Met. 

Andrew Marc: Noir Collection

An American brand straight out of New York City, that has me drooling over each piece in his latest sleek, sexy and edgy collection.

Marc mixed in some great designs and put leather to good use. The use of asymmetric lines, shoulder pads, bralettes and quitted jackets come together to create Noir,  a luxury sportswear collection.

The whole collection can be seen on the official website: Andrew Marc

Back to Work

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I’m hoping this post will make up for my inexcusable absence; the craziness of my university career wrapping up caught up with me. But now that I’m FINALLY done, be ready for some awesome and creative posts. I wore this outfit on my last day of school a few days ago. I’ve been trying to incorporate more and more colour into my look lately; this light blue basic t-shirt with a leather pocket accent caught my attention right away. I wore it will these black leggings and a denim black jacket. Gold accessories and leather boots… you know the drill.

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Get this look… Jacket: H&M, T-Shirt: Club Monaco, Leggings: Zara, Boots: GUESS, Necklace: Aldo

Also, a special S/O to Robin Ghosh, best friend + photographer.

HIP & BONE

Prepare to fall in love.

Are you ready?

Hip and Bone is a Montreal based company with such a unique and simplistic vision for fashion. In July of 2013, designer Carlos Fogelman won the Mercedes-Benz Start Up Canadian Designer contest. His designs are slowing popping up and I’m loving them.

Such brilliance behind these designs, I’m obsessing over the clean look and attention to details, especially with the zippers in the men’s pants.

Male-focused, but no reason why a girl with style couldn’t spice up a pair of leather pants or croc-detailed fitted and make it her own. Take the challenge. These pieces are so versatile and easy-to-wear, especially with the cold season upon us.

Read more about the contest on The Province and Check out the official Hip and Bone website for the full Collection