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all black with the holt renfrew centre

thigh high boots

thigh high boots

thigh high boots

thigh high boots

thigh high boots

thigh high boots
Waistcoat / Shorts / Boots: Zara / Nailpolish: OPI Big Apple Red

I picked up some fall staples thanks to Holt Renfrew Centre over the weekend to wear to last night's WMCFW Show that I'm  excited to share with you all.

If you've been following me along lately, you know that I am all about layers. When I went shopping, I thought strategically about key pieces that could be easily layered, as well as carried through well into the winter months. The first item on my wish list was a great waistcoat. It lends the perfect layering opportunity as you can wear it with long sleeves, shorts sleeves, tanks, sweaters... think pretty much possibilities x infinity.  I have fairly broad shoulders for my frame and prefer more organic, flowing pieces rather than structured. I was  excited to come across this one - it was just what I was looking for.

 I was also on the hunt for a great pair of thigh-high boots. I came across these lovelies and instantly fell in love - they're quite slim fitting compared to all the other boots I have tried on and hit at just the right point on my leg.  Sold! I decided to finish the look off with some suede shorts. Shorts in fall? I'm not crazy (maybe slightly) but boots + layers + shorts = keepin' toasty.

I then hopped over to Trade Secrets to pick up some nail polish. Call me old fashion, but I'm a sucker for classic shades. I tend to stick with bright reds or dark purples. I know, how adventurous of me. My favourite go-to OPI colours are Big Apple Red and Lincoln Park After Dark (hello classics!) and was thrilled to find them in a cute little set of mini bottles that are travel-friendly.

My last stop was Raindrops. I have wanted a birdcage umbrella for what seems to be forever (seriously, like since seeing Blair and Serena's bubble umbrellas on GG) With the rainy one minute - sunny the next weather - I knew an umbrella would be the perfect investment piece for these weather vibes. In the past, I've always bought cheap umbrellas that have decided to break from the slight bit of wind. I went to Raindrops to purchase a quality umbrella and so glad I did. It's super cute and more importantly, functional.

Fall fashion is my absolute favourite and would love to continue this chat tonight as I co-host a fall fashion Twitter party with Holt Renfrew Centre at 7-8 p. #HRCFallChat

Two lucky people (GTA only) will win a $50 gift card to @shop_mboutqiue! The winners will be sent a direct message at the end of the chat. Would absolutely love for you to join!

This post was created in partnership with The Holt Renfrew Centre. All opinions are my own.


leather x leather

Jacket: Joe Fresh (on sale!) / Sweater: Joe Fresh / Skort: Zara (old, similar here) / Shoes: Zara (Old, similar here) / Sunnies: Zara / Bag: Zara / Bracelet: Vintage (gifted by my mom :)

I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to the short/skirt/skort quite just yet. Adding chunky knits and light jackets seems to be my go-to as I make the transition from summer to fall. I also have this thing about overheating (similar to that of a pug) so the more layers I can pile on, the more I can take off. (I think this heavily has to do with the fact that I'm quite the fast walker. Seriously, if you saw me on the street you'd be like - where is that girl going/why does she feel the need to walk so fast/ why is she flailing her limbs like she's being attacked by a bee/ is she trying to create a new sport/ or more simply, that girl is crazy. I only have one speed and I don't feel the need to apologize for it. I will however, apologize for going off topic. Sorryz. 

 I also love pairing sweaters and fall jackets with summer dresses and skirts. Just because it's no longer "summer" doesn't mean you have to pack away those "summery" pieces. Add some heavier sweaters, jackets, and boots (don't forget your smile) and you'd be surprised how far you can take those clothes.

With the flux of temperatures, fall transitional dressing is tricky, and I must admit I still haven't "nailed it." So with all that said? When in doubt - layer, layer, layer. (and if you're still cold, walk fast)
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