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Love for Lace-Ups

I’m selective about the trends I get on board with. When it comes to my shopping philosophy, I will more often splurge on the timeless pieces (as I view it as a much better investment of my money) and look for the cheaper options for trendy styles. Style is enduring, but fashion is ever-changing; and there is so much turn-around with inventory in stores that it is truly difficult (and expensive) to keep up with every trend. There are 2 current trends that I have to say I’m really NOT feeling, and I can’t wait till they’re on the decline: handbag pom poms (or “puffs”) and…

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Effortless Layering

Before I get into the details of today’s outfit, I want to take a minute to sincerely THANK each and every one of you who has taken the time to check out my blog! We are constantly being bombarded with information and there is so much to filter through from various channels, so the few minutes it can take to read (or scroll through) a blog post alone can be a lot. Admittedly, I never really paid attention to anyone’s blog until I started my own. Now, I find myself actively seeking blogs out, since I can really appreciate all…

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Leather & Layers

Continuing on the theme of our temperamental winter (see my last blog post here), we were all of a sudden hit with a flash of spring last weekend! But what a total tease, because as I sat here writing this blog post, we were being blasted with a terrible winter storm again! Even though the warm spell was brief, with temperatures rising to over 12 degrees, I jumped at the opportunity to swap out my combat boots for cage heels! I also decided to start playing around a bit more with layers to build contrast and texture into my outfits, since…

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Canadian Winter Wear

We’ve been totally spoiled all winter with much warmer than average temperatures in Toronto. I really thought I’d be able to get away with not wearing my parka or even a pair of mittens at all this year! But when the weather suddenly takes a horrible turn for the worse, and Mother Nature decides to surprise you with -27 degrees Celsius weather and a snowstorm, you know it’s time to bring out the big winter wear guns! But we’re Canadian; we were made ready for this, right?! I’m a big proponent of supporting local. For today’s outfit, I’m being an…

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Black Leather Ankle Boots

One of my biggest weaknesses is that I cannot resist a good sale! It’s especially hard when I’m subscribed to the mailing list for my favourite retailers and I get daily notifications delivered right to my inbox. Even if I am not in the market for a particular item, I will still take the time to look. Also, living so close to The Bay’s flagship store at the Eaton Centre and passing by every day on my way home from work makes shopping there a little too convenient. I am actually a very big fan of Hudson’s Bay (where I…

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Look Before You Leap (My Inaugural Blog Post)

So, I’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and jump, feet first, into the blogging world! I say “jump” half-jokingly, because, as the old adage says, “look before you leap”. And, being the true risk-averse person that I am, before I ultimately decided to begin this journey, I needed to carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages of starting my own blog. Blogging is something I’ve always wanted to do, and people have told me to do, for years. And in a way, I’ve already been blogging for a while now – I’ve been insta-blogging! I’ve been sharing my photos and…

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