Floral Maxi Blazer

I am totally loving the floral trend this fall. I’m a huge girly so I love anything to do with flowers and floral print. How cute is this floral maxi blazer? This is truly a statement piece that will make you stand out in the crowd. The blazer has ties at the waist that allow you to adjust the fit and can be worn as an over piece or a dress. I decided to wear it as an over piece and had the ties at the back. You can also wear it as a wrap dress that ties on the side

I picked up this blazer at Dynamite. It’s available in 2 colours – the burgundy which I’m wearing and a black floral print. The black option is a little different in that it has pockets and a longer collar. Both colours have a ties and slits down the side. Which one would you choose?

Remembrance Day Fascinator

Remembrance Day is coming up this Saturday and I’ve found the perfect fascinator for the occasion. I recently teamed up with Unique Accessories to show off some of their fabulous fall fascinators.

This gorgeous grey and black fascinator with red flowers is so fitting for remembrance day. The grey colour and black netting is reminiscent of trenches and barbed wire and the red pop of colour is symbolic of the blood that was shed during the world wars. The flowers also look a little like poppies, the international symbol for remembrance and veterans.

The hat itself is a one of a kind creation by Lilliput hats.This famous Canadian company is known as the milliner to the stars whose creations have graced the heads of celebrities such as Celin Dion, Whoopi Goldberg and Rachael McAdams to name a few. Lilliput hats was also the hat maker of choice of the late great Gord Downie . The front man for the band The Tragically Hip was known for the ornate hats he donned during concerts. It was such an honour to wear a piece made by such a well respected milliner. Although Lilliput itself is located in Toronto, Ottawans can choose from a wide selection of their products at Unique Accessories which is located in the Carlingwood Shopping Centre.

Pink Wrap Coat

I don’t know if you noticed but I kind of have a thing for pink. As Audrey Hepburn put it “I believe in pink”. I found this adorable blush pink wrap coat that is just right for the colder weather we’re having lately. November is in with a vengeance and with it comes colder, damper weather. This warm and cozy coat from Suzy Shier is perfect for the cold November days ahead.

This coat isΒ  so soft and comes with an ultra chic satin lining, matching the exterior colour. The belt around the waist allows you to adjust it for size so you can control how loosely or tightly you want the coat to fit. I also love the longer length of the coat as it offers more warmth and protection from the cold November winds we’ve been experiencing. The best part about this coat is that it’s only $59.99! Can you believe it?! I don’t think I could find a better deal anywhere else. If pink is not your colour the coat also comes in black, grey and cream. I paired this coat with my new favourite Burberry scarf and this super cute hat by Lilliput Hats which I found at Unique Accessories.

If you do decide to pick up this coat or any other item at Suzy Shier make sure you sign up for their prestige card which entitles you to 10% off every purchase including sale items. I can honestly say the prestige card is one of the best loyalty programs out there. The card is valid for a year and costs $25, however you definitely make up for this fee and more in the savings you earn throughout the year πŸ™‚

Red and Black Fascinator

I don’t know about you but I love fascinators! If you’re wondering just what a fascinator is . . . it’s basically a fancy headpiece or hat. Some fascinators even come with a hairband attached so you just wear it like you would a regular hairband. I find they add a touch of elegance and can dress up any outfit. Many people are apprehensive about wearing a fascinator as they think it’s either too ostentatious or old fashioned or they simply don’t have an occasion to wear it to. I think they’re great and can be worn to a high tea, summer party or even a wedding.

I recently teamed up with Unique Accessories to feature a few of their fabulous Fall fascinators. I’ve always loved this store because it reminded me of playing dress up as a child. I often go in an try on some of their hats or jewelry. The staff are always friendly and welcoming so it’s easy to get carried away and lose track of time. Unique Accessories is located in the Carlingwood Shopping Centre on Carling Avenue.

I especially liked this red and black fascinator because of its simplistic clean lines. I paired it with this red and black printed dress from Suzy Shier.Β  I thought this would be a perfect outfit for remembrance day as the black flowers on the dress look a little like poppies. The fascinator just adds a great finishing touch to this whole outfit. To pull the whole outfit together I added a bag from Michael Kors which I picked up last boxing day πŸ™‚ Would you ever consider wearing a fascinator?

Chanel Inspired Blazer

 

Coco Chanel was the epitome of style and glamour when it came to fashion, so it’s no surprise that the label which bares her name and legacy is still the gold standard in the fashion world. The Chanel label was famous for its classic looks and of course the Chanel suit. Although Chanel is lovely it also comes with a hefty price tag which is sometimes a little hard to justify. You can however find some really great pieces which are Chanel inspired.

I found this great Chanel inspired blazer at Suzy Shier. It has the typical Chanel suit style with the tweed look and the pockets on the sides with a gold trim on the border. The grey colour is also versatile as you can dress it up or down. I chose to pair this blazer with a basic white t-shirt and skinny jeans also from Suzy Shier.Β  This blazer is definitely a class piece to add to your wardrobe. You can dress it up by pairing it with a work dress or a dressy blouse. Isn’t it nice to be inspired by such an iconic designer πŸ˜‰

Faux Fur Vest

I found this ultra comfy faux fur vest from Dynamite clothing. Faux fur is the only fur I wear so this vest fits my style preference perfectly. It comes in 2 shades – cream and natural. I decided to go for the natural which is a darker shade and I chose it because it matches most of the outfits I own. The cream is a lighter brown and will look great with a black or dark brown turtle neck.

I’ve never really worn a vest like this before so I’m pretty new to the whole idea. To pull this look together I paired the vest with this white turtle neck top also from Dynamite. For the bottom I recycled this faux leather mini skirt I picked up from last year. The best part is it’s back in style this Fall as well πŸ™‚ Isn’t it great to shop in your closet?

Burberry Inspired Duster

It’s Fall and with the strange weather we’ve been having here in Ottawa it’s been hard to keep up with what to wear every day. I came across this Burberry inspired duster from Suzy Shier that is just perfect for Fall weekends. I recently wore it on a trip to Gatineau Park to see the beautiful autumn leaves as they change colour. It was about 15 degrees that day and this piece was just right for the weather.

I love the camel colour of the exterior and the Burberry inspired print on the interior. There’s also a hood at the back if you’re feeling extra chilly. You can choose to dress this sweater down by pairing it with jeans and a tank top like I did or opt for a more formal look and pair it with coated jeggings or black pants. The best part is it’s a fraction of the price of an actual Burberry piece. Sometimes it’s nice just to be inspired πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

Red Power Suit

Nothing makes you feel more motivated at the office than wearing a great power suit. Although work wear may sometimes be labeled as boring adhering to your company’s dress code doesn’t mean you have to skimp on colour. I find a lot of work wear whether it be dresses, skirts or pants tends to come in the stereotypical boring I mean boardroom colours – black and grey. That’s why I was so excited when I spotted this fabulous red blazer at Suzy Shier. I was happy to find that there was a pair of matching pants. Suzy Shier is very reasonably priced when it comes to work wear and often has promotions that offer the pants free when you buy the blazer or vice versa. Promotion or not I was extremely pleased with the cut and fit of both the pants and the blazer. Suzy Shier does offer work wear in the traditional colours but I was happy to see some variation as well. I often shop there for my work wear and get a lot of complements and questions about where I got my clothes. Suzy also has a great sales and their 40% off the entire store sale is something I look forward to. If you live in Canada I would recommend checking them out, you never know what you’ll find.

I paired this red hot suit with a classic white short sleeved blouse and these super cute Siriano for Payless black and white pumps. The bag is a Louis Vuitton I invested in a few years ago. It’s a great bag for work as it’s structured and sturdy with reinforced handles. I also use the LV Neverfull MM which is another great tote for work – it literally never gets full. I can honestly say you get your money’s worth with Louis Vuitton bags. I’ve had my Neverfull for about 7 years now and it’s still going strong.

Faux Suede Embroidered Skirt

The embroidery trend is so hot this Fall that I just had to share another great find with you. Embroidery is pretty much everywhere and I’ve noticed different trends being mixed and matched this year. For example Chinoiserie is totally in and is a great complement toΒ  the embroidery trend.

Suede has been a Fall staple for ages and this year is no exception. This cute and trendy faux suede embroidered skirt from Forever 21 is perfect for Fall. I love the intricate embroidery depicting birds and flowers in keeping with the Chinoiserie theme. I paired it with a classic black turtle neck (a must have for Fall and Winter) and these fitted faux suede booties from Steve Madden. I decided to do a bare leg with the skirt but as the days get cooler you can add a pair of opaque tights – here’s where you can choose to play it safe and go for black tights or take a risk and opt for something brighter like a burgundy or a purple to bring out the colours in the embroidery. I also wore a fabulous parrot cocktail right that picked up at Unique Accessories, it seemed to match the birds on the skirt. If you’re looking for a piece that combines all the hottest Fall trends I highly recommend this skirt.

A Touch of Blush Pink

Fall is in finally in full swing, and while the usual autumn colours can still be found in stores there’s a new colour that’s totally trending right now – blush pink! Although blush pink or pastel pink is typically associated with Spring and early Summer it’s been a big player in the Fall Fashion scene this year. Blush pink can be found just about everywhere in sweaters, skirts, scarves and even pleather jackets and skirts. Pink is one of my favourite colours so I’m definitely loving this trend.

Here’s how I added a touch of pink to my Fall wardrobe:

I picked up this open front fall coat from Suzy Shier which also comes in grey. If you’re looking for a bit more warmth you can opt for this belted wrap coat which comes in a variety of different colours including blush pink. I paired my coat with this rose coloured Burberry scarf which can be found at Nordstrom. Although the coat cost considerably less than the scarf when you put them together no one can tell the difference. I decided to invest in the cashmere scarf as it is a high quality item with staying power. I still have my first Burberry scarf which I purchased 12 years ago and it’s in great shape. With Burberry you certainly get what you pay for. Maintaining the blush pink trend I also picked up this cute dolman sleeve sweater and this midi length ballerina inspired skirt from, you guessed it, Suzy Shier.