Recently, I spent the afternoon hanging out with my dear friend Dani in Liberty Village. The weather has been weirdly temperate for this time of year, requiring just a light jacket or none at all. I'm holding onto the ability to wear my Repetto's for as long as I can get away with it. We spent all day dressing up in all kinds of things and ended up settling on these ultra cozy things for the rainy day. You can get almost everything we're wearing at her newly rebranded store ShopVoc and get 25% off your entire order with the code "shopvoc25".
It's officially autumn, and thank goodness for it. As much as I adore my summer uniform of day dresses and ballet flats, I'm ready to trade it in for ripped jeans, leather jackets and blanket scarves - I love this time of year. I spent Canadian Thanksgiving in New York City attending Bridal Fashion Week. My fiancé tagged along and we had a wonderful weekend staying at The Plaza Hotel. Despite the hectic schedule, I was able to squeeze in some shopping and a few dinners out (Minetta Tavern, Sushi of Gari and Bâtard were highlights). Now I'm home for a bit while the next issue of WedLuxe is in production, and I'm so excited for what the coming Fall months will bring. For the next few posts, I've collaborated with ShopVOC to style some of their latest pieces for Fall. Head on over to their newly revamped online store to purchase everything I'm wearing, and use the code "shopvoc25" to get 25% off sitewide. Happy shopping!
One of my favourite casual looks is an oversized blazer thrown over ripped skinny jeans. You can usually find me in a variation of this look every Friday, running from the office to appointments (with a change of flats in my bag, of course). This summer, I rotated between this and a beloved Stella McCartney blazer (this one from Resort 2012), but am still trying to find a pair of ripped skinnies that I love as much as these ones. If you own a tried and true pair, please point me in their direction in the comments!
It's been a super exciting week, having just returned from a wonderful long weekend in Chicago, one of my favourite cities in the world! Now, things are beginning to pick up speed for the next issue of WedLuxe, with two photoshoots to style this month! And, to top it all off, if you missed my Instagram post, I now have a wedding to plan for! Last week, the man of my dreams asked me to marry him, and while I'm still recovering from the shock of it all, I'm super excited! Between working for a wedding magazine and planning my own, I have a feeling I'll be an expert by year's end.
You can tell that summer is winding down by the slight chill in the air this morning when I left for work. This has been a truly exceptional summer, but I'm very much looking forward to this autumn. I'll be visiting Chicago for a quick getaway next weekend before I dive headfirst into styling the photoshoots for the next issue of WedLuxe, and then I'll be back to the States in October for a short work trip.
P.S. I absolutely adore these flats (they were my university graduation gift to myself!), but it's time to admit they are half a size too small to ever comfortably wear. If you want to give them a forever home, you can check out my eBay auction HERE. I'm also selling items by designers like Jenni Kayne, Isabel Marant and Clover Canyon that have appeared on this blog!