How to dress when spring takes a chilly turn

It's been freezing cold again in Toronto and everyone is taking to Instagram to complain. I know, I know, we're sick of the cold and we all want warm weather now, but sulking isn't helping anyone now is it? Instead, I say get out the ankle boots and embrace layers because soon enough it'll be too hot to even think. It's always one weather extreme or another but I think we're very lucky to have such diverse seasons in Canada. Now suck it up and go throw on your favourite coat and get out there!

 
 
 

WHAT I'M WEARING:

Jeans | Jbrand
Leather Jacket | The Kooples
White V-Neck Tshirt | WoahStyle x Queen of Hearts Collection
Bralette | Victoria Secret Sport
Belt | Brave Leather
Bag | Mackage
Leopard Boots | Givenchy

 

layer up


I layered a cute bralette from Victoria Secret under my favourite white v-neck of. I actually designed this one in classic white and black because it goes with everything, and everyone needs a good v-neck tee in their closet. You can find it in my shop here.

 

Photography by Geoff Martin.
Mackage Rubie bag in this post was gifted by the brand.

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The curse of the Levi's 501 wedgie

Growing up in the 90s, grunge music, band tee's and denim was my world. (Not much different from now I guess.) I used to dress like a boy and I lived in old jeans and oversized band tees. I supplemented my closet with pieces from Zellers, Sunrise Records, thrift stores and my dad's closet. Yup. While most girls were playing in their mum's closet, I was rummaging through my dad's old jeans. My favourite pair were these loose Levi's that were super worn in, complete with paint splatters and rips in the knee. I thought they looked amazing until I turned around one day and looked at my butt, only to realized it looked like I had a massive wedgie. UGH! Then I realized all of my other Levi's also gave me wedgie butt!! I stopped wearing most of my Levi's at that point and became really conscious of buying only derrière flattering jeans. I did though keep around my dad's old Levi's because they were so cool and so comfortable and embodied that 90s grunge look that I was so obsessed with. 

Twenty-three years later I find myself in the department store, taking a pair of Levi's to the fitting room to see if the wedgie curse is still there. It is. But god dammit, they're so ridiculously comfortable and when you live in skinny jeans like me, you embrace comfort and fabric being away from your legs for once as opposed to being encased in it. I've been rocking them almost every day since I got them and at this point, I could care less about wedgie butt. 

 

WHAT I'M WEARING:

Levi's 501 CT cropped jean (exact here)
The Kooples leather jacket
Gucci gold Princetown slippers
Chaser black tank
Marc by Marc Jacobs red + black striped bag (circa 2015)
Ray Ban gold aviators
David Yurman bracelet
Valentino black Rockstud bracelet

 
 
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Are skinny jeans dead? My new found love of Levi’s 501 - Gold gucci princetown slippers_8252.JPG
 
 

Photopgraphy by Michael Biro.
All opinions are my own.
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Easy-peasy tips to transition your wardrobe to summer!

There was a time when spring would roll around and all of a sudden I didn’t know what to wear. Don’t get me wrong, I love the warm weather but I also needed to find that balance of looking well dressed and not under dressed. I am not, nor have ever been the type of girl to show a lot of skin, and while I don’t hate on women who do (kudos for loving your body!), I grew up in a semi-conservative home that made me hyper aware of even showing the slightest bit of cleavage. 

Now I realize that dressing for the summer is kind of a state of mind. Instead of being overwhelmed and pressured to wear skimpy halter tops, I now know that I can just rock my usual oversized button down with a mini skirt or a pair of boyfriend denim shorts. I appreciate balance and contrast and above all else, I want to be comfortable and not worry about my double-d boobs popping out of a low cut top. (I hide them well.) In addition to that, because the spring/ summer is so short here in Canada, I’m apprehensive about investing too much money on summer clothes. Case in point, last year’s gold Gucci slippers will do it’s job for yet another summer.

So what can I tell you about dressing for the summer? Do you. Swap your skinny jeans for mini skirts and denim shorts and if that’s not your thing, loose pants are chic and cozy and allow plenty of air flow to circulate during those warm summer days. Loose jersey dresses are comfy beyond belief and can look super chic with the right accessories. Loose tops, t-shirts with back details, or oversized button downs are also good and you won’t feel suffocated from tight fabrics sticking to your sweaty body on the hottest of summer days.

I don’t worry about what I’m going to wear during the summer months anymore. If anything my wardrobe is pretty much the same and I just swap out skinny jeans for loose denim shorts or leather minis.

What’s your approach to dressing for the warm weather? 

 
 

WHAT I'M WEARING:

Commes des Garçons PLAY striped shirt (I'm wearing a size large).
Saint Laurent nano Sac de Jour bag in blue. 
Kate Cate embroidered feather shoulder strap (exact here).
The Kooples zippered leather skirt.
Gucci gold Princetown slippers .
Armani sunglasses.
Bracelets by, Hermes, Valentino and David Yurman.

 
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comme des garcons striped shirt - blue saint laurent nano sac de jour bag - kate cate handbag strap - the kooples leather zip skirt - summer style - top bun hair style - woahstyle_8071.JPG
Saint Laurent Nano Sac de Jour with custom embroidered strap from European should strap brand, Kate Cate.

Saint Laurent Nano Sac de Jour with custom embroidered strap from European should strap brand, Kate Cate.

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Photography by Geoff Martin.
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