2012 September

Saturday, September 29, 2012
• 12:31 PM •

5 Reasons Why Fashionistas Love the Fall Season

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The Parisian fashion community is currently buzzing about Spring/Summer 2013, though as much as we bloggers like to stay ahead of the fashion game, the fact of the matter is that right here in Montreal we’re all only starting getting a taste of the brutally cold weather to come. We have yet to get our autumn wardrobes into full swing, and we are in no rush at all.

If you’re like me and you love styling, you’ll understand what I’m about to say. I am extremely self-critical when it comes to what I wear. No, I can’t just pair a top with a skirt or a pair of pants and be done with it – it’s got to be more complicated than that. You must work to look good, and in order to look good you have to know that you put all efforts into that one outfit, and considered all options and constraints to know that you’ve done your absolute best to put together something extremely fresh and extremely cool.  Crazy, right?

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What I’m wearing (photos by Yannick Khong):
vintage gold-embellished flats, vintage gold necklace from Lost & Found
bamboo tights in maroon and turquoise high-waisted belt by American Apparel
tweed pencil skirt by Costa Blanca
beige cardigan by Zara
thrifted black fringe top (worn backwards) from some street hipsters
turquoise cotton long sleeve tee by Old Navy

The awesome thing about the Fall season is that we crazed fashionistas are able to break free from all of this (or at least tone it down a notch).  Dressing up is a breeze because the mood is set to be cozy and cute, nothing more.

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Here are 5 reasons why I believe that Fall is the most fashionable season:

1. Layering Inexpensive Pieces Can Make You Look Effortlessly Stylish
In the autumn, dressing up is so easy. Adding interest to your outfit is effortlessly achieved by over-layering inexpensive pieces.  Your wardrobe is as large as ever at this time of the year, because any season’s item is game at this point. That chiffon skirt that you were sporting all summer can be worn over a pair of sheer tights and some lace-up booties and voila! You’re good to go.

2. In the autumn months, there is no need to feel guilty about sticking to neutrals.
Fashion-forward people have a slight but constant inner battle about which colors to wear.  In the summer months especially, wearing black, grey, beige, cream or any other neutral (except for white, because that was like…SO IN 2 months ago) is not cool.  In the autumn season however, there is no shame in wearing the traditional season colors, so pull out those brown leather rider boots or your favourite satchel and rock it.

3. That Perfect Chunky Knit Sweater on that Perfectly Crisp Autumn Morning
I have yet to find my perfect chunky knit sweater.  Well…I actually did find one, but it was a large Vince cashmere cardigan and was 500 bucks.  My search continues for that cozy sweater that I’ll be wearing as I go for an early Saturday morning stroll with a chai latte in hand.  Us girlies are so into wearing the perfect outfit for the perfect setting that it’s actually really sad.

4. Accessories Overload!
Be it a silk pashmina, a felt wool bell hat, lady-like leather gloves or a pair of cozy tights, I love packing it on.  Anything to add more definition to a look.

5. Throw on that staple item, and they’ve got nothin’ on you!
We all have our off days.  For those really off days when you roll out of bed and have only 15 minutes to get ready, just throw on that light jean or leather jacket! I love thrift shopping because it’s so easy to find staple items such at these at dirt cheap prices.  Being extremely lazy in the morning need not compromise your style if you own a sick leather jacket – which is of course best worn in the fall season.

Friday, September 21, 2012
• 11:12 PM •

Bag Love: SS2013 Ralph Lauren Red Swirl & Tassel Handbag

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I am completely obsessed with this bag from Ralph Lauren’s new Spring Summer 2013 collection. The Red Swirl and Tassel Handbag is so original and probably impractical to carry a lot of things, but who cares! It is a stunner; every detail down to the structure, the silhouette, the candy-red apple color, the leather tassels, and the smoothly integrated “RL” is carefully thought out.

I’m sure most of you have noticed the cut-out trend hitting the stores, but we’ll be seeing more of this trend in the Spring. And as you can see, the trend has passed on to handbags.

EDIT: So this Bag is called the Vachetta Scroll Tote, available in Black and Tan as well, going for $2500! Buy or View the Vachetta Scroll at the Ralph Lauren Site!

Photo Credit: Americana Manhasset
Photo Credit: Fashionologie

 

Oasap then came out with its own version of the Ralph Lauren bag. Though it’s quite identical without the RL at the center on the real ones. You can buy it at Oasap for 50$! It’s a crazy rip-off of the Ralph Lauren Vachetta Tote, but I guess I’m ok because it isn’t a knockoff (It would be if they integrated the RL)

Thursday, September 20, 2012
• 10:40 PM •

Autumn Wear + Some Cheesy Canadian Pride

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Here are a few photos that I took a long while back to display my autumn wear!

The first is taken at a park in Outremont, and the second at my boyfriend’s grandparents’ place in the Québec region of Estrie.  Check out those logs! These old photos make me want to go camping and do other really Canadian things, like making igloos and chugging maple syrup.

Anyway, here’s what I’m wearing:

Outfit 1

  • Boyfriend’s Roots Leather Jacket (a signature Canadian brand! Worked for them for 2 years.)
  • American Apparel Rider Pants (Dov Charney is Canadian! He’s from my hometown Montreal, to be precise!)
  • Thrifted Jones New York Multi-coloured top(there’s a ‘u’ in colour if you’re Canadian)

Outfit 2

  • Gap Trench Coat
  • Roots Side-zip Leggings (Wear ‘em under your overalls during those freezing winters)
  • American Apparel Circle Scarf
  • Rudsak Blue Suede Moccasin Flats (CA-NA-DI-AN <3 )
  • Tom Ford Cat Eye Frames

Okay, I’ve definitely procrastinated enough for school.  It’s the third week already and I think it’s time I hit the books.  Have a good day/night!

- D