Fall Trend: How to Wear Sneakers

Fall Trend Sneakers

Tailored Coat | Black Jeans | Hat | High Tops

Satchel | Sneakers | Cardigan | Jeans 

Trousers | Bag | Sneakers | Coat

1. Missoni x Converse High Tops

How to Wear Them: I absolutely adore the Missoni x Converse collab. These sneakers can really be paired in a number of different ways. For a more refined look you can go with a slim black skinny jean, extra long white button-up, and the cream-coloured leather coat shown above. Top the look off with a cute wide brim hat and a simple black clutch.

2. New Balances

How to Wear Them: New Balances are the perfect day-off sneaker. Simply pair them with a good boyfriend jean, a white tee, and a cozy cardigan. Pull the look together with a structured satchel and accessorize with your favourite silver jewellery.

3. Loeffler Randall Slip-ons 

How to Wear Them: This sneaker has a bit of an elevated edge so you can try wearing them to work if you’re in a creative setting. Sport these with a pair of silk trousers, a crisp white blouse and an extra long overcoat. Top the look off with slouchy bucket bag.



Fall Favourites

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Happy Fall!

I cannot stress enough my love for Fall. You know how most people dream of warm summer nights and sunny days at the beach? I dream of crisp Fall mornings, leaves changing colours and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. The September Issue of Vogue and Back to School Shopping are also added perks. I’ve recently moved out to Toronto and have spent the last couple weeks getting settled in my new apartment (photos to come). Let me tell you, decorating from scratch is not an easy thing… blank canvases can be a gift or they can be the death of you (so many options!). I’ve just started the Masters of Fashion program at Ryerson and have met lots of lovely people in Toronto. This Friday I really wanted to do a Fall Favourites post since back to school/fall shopping is my favourite time of the year. Here’s what made the list this season:

Fall Favourites
J.Crew Elbow-Patch Sweater / J.Crew Horse Sweatshirt / Acne Beanie / Aritzia Vest / Babaton Wool Coat/ Kate Spade Beau Bag/ Alexander Wang Booties / Smythson Notebook / Talula Skirt / Elizabeth and James Glasses / Valentino Flats  / Wilfred Camo Pants

One of my favourite trends of the season is Camo and I can’t get enough of these Camo print Wilfred Pants from Aritzia. Pair them with a Tee and sneakers for a casual look or dress them up with a pair of heels and leather top at night.

Another great trend is the sweatshirt which has been showcasing great prints and quirky texts this season. I love this horse sweatshirt from J.Crew which adds a preppy edge to any outfit.

Fall wouldn’t be fall without a cozy sweater. This elbow-patch sweater from J.Crew comes in a variety of colours to suit anyone’s preference. On cooler days pair this sweater with a great pair of jeans and riding boots and layer up with an oxford underneath.

I’ve recently started a collection of toques….this Acne beanie is simple and can be added to almost any outfit.

Another item on my Fall wish list is this wool vest from Aritzia. An investment piece for sure, it can be layered over any sweater or top for when the temperatures start to drop.

When the weather permits I love a good wool coat. Although I purchased the hooded Babaton wool coat in Black last season I can’t help but drool over this camel colour which looks divine with black leather leggings and booties. Camel + Black =  Fall Perfection.

My It-Bag of the season is Kate Spade’s Beau Bag, which I’ve seen on every fashion blog this last month. Classic with a hint of girly charm this bag can be paired with any outfit.  As for my It-Shoes, I searched every store and website for the perfect pair of flat black ankle booties, and didn’t rest until I found these amazing Alexander Wang booties. The ankle strap adds a delicate edge that most booties lack and I can’t seem to stop staring at.

Since I’m now a graduate student I felt it was necessary to upgrade my usual Five Star paper notebooks to a sophisticated leather back notebook like this one from Smythson. Also for added sophistication are these Elizabeth and James ombre eye-glasses which add the perfect geek-chic to any outfit.

For going out I love this metallic mini from Aritzia. Simply pair it with a Tee and heels and you’re good to go.

Last, but not least, I love a good pair of flats for Fall. Before the snow starts falling and Ontario weather only permits tall boots, I suggest you get as much wear out of our favourite flats. I’ve been drooling over these Valentino studded flats for the last year and seriously hope one day I can afford them….

I hope you enjoyed my extensive fall shopping wish list. On a side note, I have a new project I am working on for one my classes in which I am going to create a blogging website from scratch. Stay tuned for more info to come!


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Currently Craving: Colour Me Black?

Hey Everyone!

After a busy week of being sick with a sinus infection and feeling awful, this will be the best I can give you on the blog! Perhaps it was the fact that my only day off was rainy and filled with long hours spent at the library, but I just can’t stay away from the colour black (can I even call black a colour? shade?). Black, black, black. I know it’s supposed to be summer and we should bring out the colours, but it’s just so easy to wear…. and it reflects the weather, and….it looks so good. I know many people have the same problem of having little colour in their wardrobe, but if the shoe fits…. why not wear it!? Right? So here we go… This week’s Currently Craving:

Currently Craving

Wilfred DressZara Sandals / Karen Walker Sunglasses / Marc by Marc Jacobs Phone Case / Rebecca Minkoff Pouch  / Aritzia Jacket / Rebecca Minkoff Shorts

I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but my favourite designers right now are Rebecca Minkoff and Marc by Marc Jacobs (it’s not that obvious right?). I know it’s pretty mainstream of me, but I’m not against going with the grain (haha, get it?). Anyway, I have a current obsession with black leather…similar to my obsession in the winter, but the pieces I’m currently craving are seasonally acceptable (summer-ized!). 
The strappy Zara closed-toe sandals are perfect when matched with a black leather pouch (like the Rebecca Minkoff pouch shown) and complement a pair of light-wash jeans divinely.
As always, Marc Jacobs has come up with the cutest Zebra Iphone cover and I’m all for the phone case critters (hello cats). 
If you know me at all, then you have seen my leather shorts and you know that I think this is a wardrobe essential! They’re like a cooler version of plain black shorts. Try this pair by Rebecca Minkoff and I promise you’ll never go back to boring old cotton (or worse, Polyester) shorts again!
Throw in a good pair of retro Karen Walker sunnies and you make any outfit cute, be it a plain white tee and how about a twirly PARTYSKIRT anyone?
My last two cravings are from the infamous Aritzia (how original, right?). I’m in love with the Talula Jean Jacket with leather sleeves, because if you havn’t noticed yet… I. just. can’t. get. enough. of. leather (it’s an addiction). If you don’t mind a lot of black in your outfit, pair this cute jacket with the Wilfred Colour-block Tank Dress. I’m all about comfort, so this T shirt style dress is perfect and… it’s not completely black!  Hello grey!!! 
Well, that’s it for now. I’ve got two more posts in the works so stay tuned!