All posts tagged: Winter

Being Canuck

Man, I’ve missed writing this!  I’ve needed the past few weeks to gather my thoughts and take it easy, but I’m finally ready to tackle this beauty again. Embracing the Canadian in me while being out west a few weeks ago, I pulled out my version of the Canadian tuxedo.  While denim on denim can be a little overwhelming, to say the least, my modern twist is much darker combination than those found in family photos of the 90s (no offence).  Topped with a plaid scarf, I’m not sure how much Canuck I can get! Checking out new spots is clearly something I love to do, so my recent visits to Calgary have been that much more exciting as I spend more and more time there.  This record wall is just one of the cool places we scouted out this weekend and was the perfect location for this shoot.  Along with other restaurant finds and a trip into the mountains, I can’t imagine a better way for the weekend to have gone down.

Après Ski in the City

For those stuck in the city for the winter, I can understand why you aren’t big fans of the cold weather.  But I know when the temperatures start to drop, snow will be in my future; more specifically, on the slopes!  Regardless of where I am in the winter, I’d almost always rather be at the mountain.  So in the colder months, if I look like I’m preppin’ for après ski or like I just got off the slopes, don’t take it as a surprise.  Layering up and wearing ski bunny gear is kinda my thing.  This vest for example is another one of those perfect pieces that I recently snatched up and can’t stop wearing!  To me, it screams getting cozy by the fire after a cold day outside with a beer in my hand and surrounded by the fam.

The 5 Watch-Worthy Fall/Winter 2015 Fashion Shows

Now that all the major fashion weeks are up, I’ve needed to play some catch-up on all those gorgeous shows that take over the fashion world over the last month.  From my binge-watching of shows, I have decided to share my five favourites that had me glued to the screen from start to finish; if you’re at all interested in fashion, these are well worth your time.  Although this season my favourite came from the big name classics, it isn’t because I didn’t watch other shows but I just didn’t seem captured by their designs.  One of my least favourite trends I saw on those stages were the layering of skirts over pants; tights yes, leggings ok, but not pants people.  However, take a look at these if you’re interested! 5. BCBG – I feel like these guys are on a comeback; there were quite a few seasons that I was not really digging, but this fall/winter collection was a lot less fussy than many of their previous shows. The gorgeous coats and turtlenecks in …


It’s been a hard winter (I think everyone can attest to that) so at every opportunity I will trade in my Goose for something a little more fun.  It was so great to finally reach single digits so I took advantage of this and threw on my favourite coat from Danier (similar here) and combined with my leather backpack that I picked up in Italy last summer, I was good to go and hit the books!  With the designer backpacks on the rise, this style is beyond convenient and plays up the school girl element that comforts me as I apply to grad schools and wait patiently for responses; keeping that innocent ignorance can be a huge bonus.    Some of my favourite styles include Mulberry, Rebecca Minkoff, and Aritzia but everyone’s got these in store so I’m there are other amazing finds out there! This dark lip is also something inspired by InStyle’s January issue and I’m hooked! (Lip colour: Black Cherry by Revlon)

Chic Après-Ski

It’s been a cool week up north but that doesn’t stop me from hitting the slopes.  My après-ski routine is pretty much the same every day, but just because there’s lots of sitting around and lounging with the family doesn’t mean I don’t like to dress in socially acceptable clothing.  Being a Canadian, as I’m sure most of you are, then you know that turtlenecks are a staple in anyone’s closet; especially when the temperatures are surpassing the -20 mark.  This top from ASOS was one I chose after much contemplation and I’m so happy with how it looks on but with its simple stitching I like to pair it with my distressed jeans to add more texture to my outfit.  Rounding it all out is my still-favourite necklace from Aldo. A cup of tea is also a must to keep me warm from the inside and out!  My personal favourite flavour is David’s Tea’s Ginger Pear; perfect for an afternoon after a full day on the slopes. Photos are thanks to my talented brother …

Leather Leggings

About a year and a half ago I bought a pair of leggings at Club Monaco.  I wore them day in and out and just couldn’t get enough of them; with sweaters, Ts, boots, sandals, you name it, I probably wore them together.  But in a brief moment, my first pair tore.  It wasn’t the faux leather that gave way, not even the seams, I had literally worn through the fabric on the back.  I was in a little bit of shock.  I wore these pants at least 2-3 times a week; what was I going to wear now?  After a couple weeks of living without them, I realized I needed sometime similar back in my life.  This pair of Aritzia leggings were my solution and a slightly different approach to the look I had originally.  Along with my new plaid Equipment top and a simple Joe Fresh necklace, this look instantly became a go-to in my wardrobe. I’ve been asked many times whether my interest in fashion was a conscious effort or not; and …

The Blake House

Even though the groundhog was scared back into his hole today, it doesn’t mean Torontonians have to be; Winterlicious has only just started! The Blake House on Saturday night was our first pick for this year’s Winterlicious.  One of the things that interested me most about this place was the fact that it was in a heritage building; the old brick, layout, and windows all resonated the essence of old Victorian architecture. Although the restaurant itself was a little more pub-like than I have anticipated, this didn’t scare us away.  To start it all off, their beef samosas and beet and feta salad were our choices for appetizers.  The warm beef samosas were nice and crispy on the outside and super flavourful on the inside which could be dunked in their chive dip to balance it all off.  Although they were a lot less spicy than any samosa I had ever had, I would consider this a good thing.  The salad was also a great choice as it had no shortage of cheese and just …