Netflix and Valentine’s Day

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Trevor and I are traditionalist. Valentine’s Day isn’t necessarily a huge deal for us, as we spend most days expressing our love and gratitude to each other. But we do like to celebrate the sentiment with Thai food.

Other than the delicious dinner we will enjoy tonight, we don’t have much planned for our long weekend. I’m still on the mend from my recent knee surgery, so there will likely be a Netflix marathon of sorts, while staying cozy and warm.

There is absolutely nothing better (and cuter) to be wearing while doing nothing, than this sick sweat suit from Toronto brand Skinny Sweats. Adrienne Butikofer, creates her line of luxury loungewear mostly with her own hands, in super-small batches. What I love most about this slow-fashion brand, is that Adrienne takes pride in the process and works with local vendors to create truly timeless products. And luckily for us, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, she’s put all of her Rose Quartz pieces on sale! She’s also shared her plans for her new collection, inspired by the Pantone colours of the year, Blue Serenity and Dusk will be added to the Rose Quartz, which has just been released for pre-sale and are perfect for spring!

So happy Valentine’s Day to everyone celebrating this special day make sure to treat your self!! I hope everyone enjoys their day off tomorrow! Stay warm!

Top: Cropped Tailored – Winnipeg cut in Dusty Rose, Bottom: Basic Baggy Sweats in Dusty Rose, Shoes: Adidas Stan Smiths, Earrings: Pandora Timeless Elegance
Photography by 2 Boo Studio

 

Hats off

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Fashion Magazine asked their style panel to talk about their hat collections, and how to style this winter accessory, while still looking cute. This is what I said.

Sweaters: Halogen Cashmere (pink turtle neck) & Lafayette 148 New York (white)
Hats: Roots (Toronto Maple Leafs), Urban Outfitters (bear), H&M (wide-brim), vintage (trapper)
Glasses: Kam Dhillon (clear cat-eyes) Derek Cardigans all from Clearly.ca

Photography by Trevor Negin

Coat Confessions: Part 3 Winter Formal Edition

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Getting ready for a wedding is one thing. It becomes a completely different story, when you’re injured. For those who don’t know, I tore my meniscus back in October (after Fashion Week, thankfully), and have been living in running shoes and oxfords for some times awaiting surgery. But when one of your best friends gets married, you know you have to still bring it.

Planning this outfit took more time than expected, as my main concern was my knee, and ensuring I could still walk by the end of the night. The dress, I knew had to be long, incase I woke up that day in pain and would need to wear my knee brace. The heel would have to be minimal which would be a first for me. And I would need to plan ahead with a pair of flats so that I could change at any point.

I found this dress, effortlessly during boxing week, at Hudson’s Bay. There were almost too many beautiful gowns to choose from, and ended up buying two. The studded straps sold me on this Halston Heritage gown though, as the bride, in my mind has always been a badass. The shoes, seemed to be more difficult because I procrastinated, and waited too long to go searching, and most places were sold out of my size. I found solid gold at Zara, with these laced-up-chunky-heels that lasted me the entire night! The coat was the easiest part, a vintage fur I found while vacation up north with family, perfect fir a cold winter night.

Check out Part 1 and 2 of this outerwear series.

Dress: Halston Heritage, Fur coat: vintage, Shoes: Zara, Earrings: Erickson Beamon
Photography by Trevor Negin