OOTD - Suade Skirt

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

There are ton of fall styles I look forward to trying every year, but suede skirt is one thing I keep going back to each fall. Wearing short skirt is not only for summer, short suede skirts are perfect for fall. You can pair them with oversized sweaters, dress shirts or simple t-shorts… the possibilities are endless. I paired my skirt with a simple top and a blush coat.

shoes: Bereshka
skirt: Zara
shirt: Simons

OOTD - Good Vibes Only

Monday, October 16, 2017

 Five days a week I wake up, put on a suit of some sort and go to work. I have been working in the same industry for almost 10 years, which means TEN YEARS of boring dressing. I would be living every day in jeans and a basic tee if I could. This classic combo some might refer to as lazy, but if done right can work for so many occasions. This t-shirt has traveled to three continents in last three months and sums up how I have been feeling about things lately: Good Vibes Only … nothing else, except coffee.  Coffee is very important too. Today, I paired my new go to tee with a denim skirt and over the knee boots for drinks with some friends.
shirt: c/o Pineapple Road
skirt: H&M
boots: Steve Madden
jacket: Forever 21
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What is Your Favorite Thing About Fall?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love summer and would prefer weather to always be warm autumn is def. the pretties season. Edmonton sadly gets such a short fall – we seem to transition from summer to two or three weeks of pretty leaves and BAM snow.  We would love to know what is your favorite thing about autumn?

Mine has to be pumpkin spice, well, everything, sweater weather, bonfires, corn mazes, great weather for running outside.
Zahra: The changing colors, and its boots and sweater season
Amy: being able to walk for hours in my cute boots, with the fresh fall scent in the air and the leaves changing colors, with a big fluffy scarf – without getting too hot because the temperature keeps you just cool enough.
 So what is your favorite part of fall? We would love to hear from you?

5 Books to Cozy Up To This Fall

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Summer has ended, at least in YEG, and I always need something to look forward to (and no, I don't mean Halloween!), what I am talking about are new fall book releases. Here are five books I cant wait to pick up, cozy up next to the fire and read:

What books are you looking forward to reading this fall?

4 Fall Jackets Everyone Should Have in Their Closets

Friday, October 6, 2017

Guys, its cold in Edmonton! I might think it’s a little colder than it actually is because I am trying to adjust to a 25 degree temperature drop since I got back. Fall is in full swing, so today we rounded up four essential jackets and coats to consider adding to your wardrobe this fall before it actually gets cold.

Leather Jacket
Leather jackets never go out of style. You can throw them over a dress and with heels, or wear it with t-shirt and jeans.

 Trench Coat
A classic trench coat will dress up your entire outfit – I opted out for a longer version because I found it more versatile.

Denim jacket
Denim jackets are perfect for fall. You can layer them over a sweater or a tunic or a under a for those more casual days.

Utility Jacket
Military inspired jackets made off a lightweight cotton jacket and cinched with draw string at the waist are perfect for fall. You can wear utility jackets with big sweaters under all through the fall and transition it into winter instead of big bulky coats.

What are your must have coats for fall?

OOTD - Midi Dress

Thursday, October 5, 2017

While I was away in Ghana I wore a lot of midi skirt and dresses. Edmonton is kinda freezing, which makes it all the weirder to post these pictures from just few days ago. They were taken on my second last say in Tamale and it was so hot that day that I opted for pretty much no make up because it was melting as I stood there to take picture. This floral dress from H&M absolutely perfect for a day filled of back to back meeting and lots of walking. It is light, breezy and I think I ll be able to transition it to fall.

jacket: Bano eeMee
dress: H&M
shoes: Call it Spring

Book of the Month: The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

I've been struggling to keep up with reading books lately. The books I am reading end up getting returned before I can finish them or the ones I am finishing, have already been mentioned in past months. Always on the search for more books to add to my wait list - I found this gem! Popsugar had a Best Fall Books 2017 list and the synopsis of the book was perfect! 

The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 2016)

The library doesn't have this book yet but I just borrowed one of her titles: Home
Let's see if we like her style while I wait for the collection of her lectures and insight. 

Happy Reading!