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 to  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.

Embroidered Kimono Top

 

There are a few trends I’ve noticed this Fall and embroidery seems to be so hot right now. I’ve been shopping a lot at Suzy Shier lately as they are one of my favourite Canadian retailers. I picked up this cute embroidered kimono top on one of my latest shopping hauls.  It’s totally on trend, super light and easy to wear. You can dress it up with black pants and stilletos or opt for a casual look like I did. I’ve paired it with a basic white tee and these cropped distressed skinny jeans from Suzy as well. The jeans can be worn as is with a frayed hem or you can roll them up in to capris like I did.  I found these olive peep toe booties at Payless and they just seemed to fit so well.

Teal Faux Leather Jacket

I absolutely love this faux leather jacket from Suzy Shier. It’s perfect for Fall and comes in 3 colours. I opted for the teal as it’s a rather unusual colour for Fall. Suzy Shier is currently having a BOGO 50% off sale which includes this jacket so don’t miss out!

Business Chic for Weekend Networking

This weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the 4th annual Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo. The event is hosted by Canadian Small Business Women. I’ve had the privilege of being a part of the Ottawa event since it’s inception in 2013. This year I was part of the panel, as I have been in the past but I also got the chance to promote my blog.

For this event I wanted to achieve a business chic look. I decided to pair this cream pencil skirt with a ruffle from Dynamite , with a great sheer bodysuit from Guess by Marciano. The skirt is fitted and not very forgiving so I opted for a body suit to achieve a more clean, sleek look. I topped it off with these super comfy, lace up block heels by Christian Siriano for Payless Shoes.

 

Beats + Brunch at Andaz Ottawa

Brunch is one of my favourite things to do on the weekend 🙂  Beats + Brunch is the trendiest brunch event in Ottawa at the moment. Held at the Rooftbar Bar – Copper Spirits and Sights atop the Andaz Hotel, the event takes places on the last Sunday of every month. Seats are hard to come by as the event is always sold out but I was fortunate to make in for the August and September editions.  Beats + Brunch is a buffet style brunch with appetizers brought to your table. $40 plus taxes gets you access to the buffet, appetizers, tea/coffee and a glass of bubbly. You can take in views of the Byward Market and Parliament while you eat as this brunch offers indoor and outdoor seating on the 16th floor of the hotel. I highly recommend making a reservation far in advance to avoid disappointment. It’s also a good idea to check in with the staff at Andaz and confirm your reservation.

Wear It Like You Mean It

I love slogan tees! They’re a great way to show off your personality and spread a message at the same time. I’m currently loving this positive piece from Suzy Shier with a great call to action. It’s a double layer print screen tee with a sheer pink on top and a shiny silver on the bottom. I paired it with black shorts and slip on flats for a casual look, but you can dress this tee up with black pants and a blazer. Get it while it lasts! Don’t just stand there, make it happen 😉