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12.31.2014

keeping warm

canada goose jacket

canada goose jacket

canada goose jacket

canada goose jacket

canada goose jacket


canada goose jacket

canada goose jacket

Jacket: Canada Goose / Sweater: H&M / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Scarf: TNA (old, love this one!) / Jeans: H&M / Boots: Hunter

I hope you all have been enjoying the holidays.

For the most part, I've been in Mont Tremblant. Despite our green Christmas, its been a lovely getaway filled with winter running, mountain hikes, bonfires, cocktail & dinner parties, great people and lots of yummy food. This was my first time roasting marshmallows in years - so delicious! 

On a completely different note, I can't believe we are diving into the new year! I have so many things to be thankful for. To my followers - thank you for all your love and support. See you all in 2015. 

Happy New Year!

xx A
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12.24.2014

layerd





Sweater: H&M / Vest: J. Crew / Sunnies: Karen Walker / Jeans: Levi's / Boots: Stuart Weitzman / Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 / Bracelets: Stella & Dot / J Crew / Hermes / Watch: Rolex

With all this mild weather, I'm a huge fan of layering up. I love a chunky knit paired with a puffy vest. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a bit of a thing for these vests. This red plaid is perfect for the holidays and the second addition to my puffy vest fam (and a welcome one at that.)

Hope you're all enjoying the holidays!

xo A
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12.23.2014

all that glitters

black sequin jacket

black sequin jacket

black sequin jacket

black sequin jacket

sequin black jacket
Vest: Club Monaco / Jacket: H&M (old, simiar)/ Blouse: Joe Fresh / Skirt: J Crew (old, similar) / Tights: Hue / Shoes: Ann Taylor (old, similar) / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff/ Bracelets: J Crew / Stella & Dot / Hermes / Watch: Rolex / Lipstick: MAC Rebel

When I think of the holidays, I think of all that glitters. My little mini tree is decked out with glitter ornaments, my jewelry selection airs on the bling side, and I can't get enough of sparkly makeup and nail polishes.  This black sequin jacket is one of my favourite holiday staples. I decided to layer it with a feather vest for a festive and playful look.  

Happy Holidays!

xo A
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12.09.2014

my excursion

jcrew excursion vest

jcrew excursion vest

jcrew excursion vest

jcrew excursion vest

jcrew excursion vest
Vest: J. Crew / Top: H&M (similar) / Boots: Stuart Weitzman / Hat: H&M / Sunnies: Karen Walker / Bracelet: J. Crew

This is - hands down - my favourite puffer vest. It's the perfect layer to throw on when the weather is too mild for a coat, yet too cold for a sweater. I particularly love layering it under plaid button downs and chambray shirts. Keepin' it short and sweet today...

xx A
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12.03.2014

turtles



camo pants
Turtleneck: Joe Fresh (similar) / Pants: H&M / Flats: Joe Fresh / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Sunnies: Karen Walker

Today I'm talking about turtles. Given this is a fashion blog, I thought I'd talk about the non-salmonella non-caloric kind of turtles. You know - the cozy and warm type. 

When I was in elementary school, I remember jumping on the turtleneck bandwagon. I had a hand full and would rotate them during the colder months like hot dogs on a roller machine. I was obsessed. As I got older, things started to change. Girls started wearing "spaghetti strap" tops and the turtlenecks simply could not compete. 

I've always been a conservative dresser (I have my mom to thank for that. for realz) I never jumped on the spaghetti strap train but I did start showing off my neck and arms. So came the T- shirts, sometimes even V-necks.  (I know, how daring of me.) 

There is something quite elegant about the turtleneck. With society showing more and more skin these days, it's a nice contrast. 

xx A
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12.01.2014

neutrals



caramel pashmina

caramel pashmina

caramel pashmina
Scarf: H&M / Sweater: H&M / Leggings: Joe Fresh / Boots: Stuart Weitzman / Lips: MAC Rebel / Sunnies: Karen Walker 

For a long time, I would only wear black, white, or browns. It's not that I disliked colour - I disliked colour on me. Over the last year, I've been making the effort to incorporate more colour into my wardrobe (and yes! I have been doing a darn good job if I do say so myself) but more often than not, I'm drawn back to my go-to neutrals. The weather was perfect in Toronto over the weekend - it was mild enough to just wear a chunky knit and scarf. My kinda weekend :)

Happy December!

xx A
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11.26.2014

all wrapped up

leopard wrap

leopard wrap

leopard wrap

leopard wrap

leopard wrap

leopard wrap
 Wrap: Ann Taylor / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Bag: Louis Vuitton / Flats: Joe Fresh / Pants: Joe Fresh / Cardigan: Gap (similar)

 - 10 one day, +10 the next leads to serious wardrobe confusion. Really Canada? I thought we were passed this phase. Last week, I had my Canada Goose and snow boots on serious repeat.  With the rise in temperature, it was just mild enough to pull off this wrap.

 Canadian weather is always giving us mixed singles. Are you here or are you not winter? I'm not sure how much longer I can take of this grey area - I'm a black and white kinda girl. So Winter - I'm going to ask you the one question men across the globe fear - are you ready to commit?

xx A 

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11.24.2014

sunday, i love you

white converse

wildfox tee

karen walker super duper sunglasses

pom pom hat
Tee: Wildfox c/o Seventh Heaven / Shirt: (old) H&M (similar here) / Jeans: Zara / Shoes: Converse / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Hat: H&M

Sundays are a serious downer for many - I get it. The thought of Monday creeping up isn't the most comforting feeling. (Sorry, Monday!)

I, on the other hand, have always loved Sundays. Catching up with friends and family over brunch, discovering new spots in the city,  and taking it easy are just some of the many reasons why. Clearly, my outfit for the day emphasized the "taking it easy" point ;)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

xx A

This post was created in partnership with Seventh Heaven. All opinions are my own. 
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11.20.2014

seventh heaven

seventh heaven grand opening

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you're staying out of this cold. Unofficial or not, winter has arrived. 

Despite the weather, I have some exciting news that's sure to warm your heart. I have teamed up with Toronto-based online store and pop-up shop called Seventh Heaven They have a fun little pop-up shop at the Promenade in Thornhill, and are having their grand opening party tonight from 5-9 PM. There will be cookies, cake pops, sparkling drinks, and giveaways. What's even better? Use code AMY30 for a 30% discount on EVERYTHING on online and in-store, good today only. 

I'm absolutely loving their interesting brands that they carry - like Free People, Hudson, and Jenny Bird as well as American and Australian brands like Vintage Havana and One Teaspoon which are nearly impossible to find in Canada.  

Mackage and SAM coats for 30% off? I'm already feeling warm and fuzzy.

xx A

This post was created in partnership with Seventh Heaven. All opinions are my own. 
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11.18.2014

spotted

faux fur leopard jacket

faux fur leopard jacket

faux fur leopard jacket

faux fur leopard jacket
Jacket: Joe Fresh (on sale!) / Pants: Joe Fresh (similar) / Boots: Stuart Weitzman / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs

I made a commitment quite some time ago to limit the amount of leopard in my wardrobe. I was doing a great job until I came across this jacket... on sale. I'm not sure if it was a test or fate but in any regard - I had to have it. 

xx A 
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11.13.2014

the hipster in me

louis vuitton speedy 35

louis vuitton speedy 35

louis vuitton speedy 35
Jacket: Aritzia / Pants: H&M / Hat: Joe Fresh / Bag: Louis Vuitton / Shoes: Converse / Sunglasses: Karen Walker

I'd say my style is more classic than hipster, but the wannabe hipster in me always has an urge to wear chucks and cruise down Queen West West like I was part of the "cool crowd."(I am only half joking here) 

I find that a hat coupled with a pair of fresh chucks have an effortless laid back vibe. And black on black? Looks fresh all year round. 

xx A

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