Time for Change

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Seasons change and time passes. It’s super important to take the time to reflect on what’s working in your life and what needs work. Spring and summer are a perfect time for this type of reflection, as inspiration is all around.

I find it necessary to put away time each day, it can be as little as 15 minutes, to really analyze what makes you happy. Is it spending more time outside, with friends, or taking care of yourself? For me it’s all of the above and I’m happy to be back in the mindset of self-care, and taking the time to focus on what’s really important.

By the way, you can save 15% off the new Classic Petite by Daniel Wellington by using the code “BARBARAANN15”

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Pants: Theory, Shirt: Paul & Joe Sister, Shoes: Zara (old), Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington Glasses: Clearly.ca

Coat Confessions: Part 4 – The Denim Details

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Spring time has got me very confused. There is no real consistency in the weather or when it comes to preparing for spring outfits and outings, the only way to survive is to be ready for everything. On cooler days, like last week when Trevor and I were running around downtown, the temperatures were bouncing around 10 degrees (50 fahrenheit) and depending on where you were and if you were in the sun or not, it was freezing and windy. Armed with a warm drink, and an extra layer, we were ready for anything.

I typically lean towards leather jackets during this season, but since this year’s biggest fabric trend is clearly denim, especially raw and embroidered, I’ve been loving the attention to the versatile staple. My perfect denim coat for 2016 is all about embellishments, and Marc Jacobs nailed it with studs, stars and even a sequins cherry patch. Paired with the must-have cut for denim pants, flares,  I was warm until we approached a terribly windy section of Queen St. where we grabbed another coffee to warm up.

Read the part 1, 2 & 3 of my Coat Confession series.

Coat: Marc Jacobs, Turtleneck: Picadilly, Jeans: Madewell, Platforms: Vagabond, Watch: Movado, Glasses: Derek Cardigans, Phone case: Face
Photography by Trevor Negin

 

Spring light

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Ilovemodako

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modako One of my favourite trends for the spring summer season would be the 1970s. This season there are so many ways to get inspired by this fabulous decade. Fashion Magazine asked their style panel to discuss their favourite ways to style the trend. Here is what I said. 

Photography by Trevor Negin
Pants: Pac Sun, Sweater: Topshop, Boots: Zara, Clutch: Moda:Ko
Oh and there is still time to enter my contest on Instagram. Be sure to follow Moda:Ko and me on Instagram and regram this image with the hastag #springmodako. Open to American and Canadian residents. And must have an open Instagram profile.