are you style obsessed?

this year calgary is getting a serious shopping injection. the city has seen amazing growth in the retail sector and it isn't anywhere near slowing down. i've talked about my involvement with hudson's bay for a while now, and finally i can share some exciting news. along with being the brand ambassador for topshop i was asked to hand pick my must have items for fall, all of which i get to share with you next saturday during the #styleobsessed fashion event at chinook centre. hudson's bay has been working overtime to bring us some of fashions most coveted brands. this fall the chinook location is welcoming marc by marc jacobs, vince, equipment, kg by kurt geiger and theory just to name a few. and i am flying back from new york fashion week just in time.

back to school is just around the corner, and as much as i always say i never will miss it, i am again excited for fall. i have been posting some of my pre-fall and transitional must haves already and will continue giving you glimpses of what is on my mind in terms of fall dressing (make sure to follow my instagram account @aniab for a daily dose of the same). i will be curating a selection of picks from all the new and exciting offerings coming our way. join me along with elle canada's anthony mitropoulos as he talks to some of the upcoming season's top trends and take a closer look at hudson's bay exclusive 424fifth line with jessica richards.

there hasn't been a more perfect time to plan a girls (and boys) shopping day! don't forget to start it off on the right foot with a complimentary yoga class to celebrate the arrival of hudson's bay new active wear brand löle. (rsvp to chinook.events@hbc.com to reserve your spot).

when: saturday, september 6th, 9:30am - 9pm
where: hudson's bay chinook center

see you all there! xoxo

  

beauty: the messy updo

wearing: club monaco top & shorts, birkenstock sandals

they say the season for weddings is summer, but our wedding season has only just begun. a few of the upcoming weddings we are shooting are of our friends and on all these occasions we are also guests,  dressing up is, therefore, part of our 'day of' routine. the ladies at leasa renae took some time out of their busy schedules to take me through a tutorial for a stylish and easy-to-handle (and customizable) updo. using all schwarzkopf professional products no less. for long lasting results, the trick, is not in quantity of product, but in the order and function that product performs. follow these steps for a perfect, no-fuss, kind of hair day:


*all osis+ products available at leasa renae salons*

  

man up


wearing: topshop blouse, trousers & shoes

it's here. i have abandoned short shorts and tanks for some more season appropriate attire. the mornings are starting to be really chilly now and the tomatoes in our little garden are getting pretty red. two weeks until fashion week and the tasks don't seem to be slowing down. we finally moved into our studio. finally, meaning we are still in the process of actually decluttering our living space, if we remember where that is anymore. along side a number of completely menial chores i am working on some really fun projects, one of them is the upcoming hudson's bay event at chinook centre where i will be one of three presenters talking fall trends, key pieces and must haves. i will be posting an official invite here on thursday this week so keep your eyes and schedules open. it's going to be a big one! xoxo

  


matchpoint

wearing: moschino dress (ooh la la), american apparel visor, aldo sandals

so i don't actually play tennis. i think i've held a racquet in my hand once... if that. this dress is also not so much a tennis dress as it is my take on one, so it somewhat balances itself out. loving the sporty trend, also the chunky sandal and the waist wrap sweater, waist wrap anything really. taking it from girly to athletic was surprisingly fitting. plus we only have a week left to make it all about white. can you believe it?! september starts so soon! i have exciting announcements next week so stay tuned and clear your september schedules for some great fall fashion events. in the meantime, there is only one weekend left to enter the nine west gift card giveaway, leave your comments and follow @ninewestcanada and @aniab on instagram for your chance to win. xoxo

  


shoes: nine west fall giveaway

wearing: nine west shoes, bag & necklace, equipment top, zara skirt

after a really long weekend of (mostly) driving we are in victoria... almost. i am writing this post on the ferry over, still trying to figure out wifi. oh canada! why are you so challenged?! there is a whole list of things that went so wrong in the last few days. of course, as a hardcore planner i get thrown for a loop when things go sideways and this weekend was a lesson in patience. true, we have acquired many coverable items (more on that a little later... also anyone know a good leather cleaner? *wink wink*) but boy am i tired. now i found out that my blog has been really lagging on the retina display front and am i ever freaked out. basically, after getting a new laptop and uploading some images it turns out that the sharper screens are testing the resolution of my pre-sized images. yea! #bloggerproblems but guys this is serious!

but enough about me. let's talk about shoes, shall we. it has been an amazing start to the fall season. between the new agency and dealing with the new studio space (so soon) there has been little time for play. so what better time to take some outfit photos then on the road, somewhere in small town america, stranded without a hotel without wifi and with a suitcase full of clothes. done and done! a very exciting collaboration snuck up on us between nine west and instyle magazine (now in stores), a capsule collection designed just in time for fall by the editors of instyle. i had a really hard time deciding on that final shoe. i was stuck between the black jaiden and the wine and leopard cates. finally it came down to my love for burgundy, and maybe a little with their similarity to a pair of wangs i have had my eye on for some time now. harder even was the decision of which bag i walked away with. the inner dialogue of leopard vs. black, impossible to chose. that came down to a quick game of eenie, meenie, miney, moe

that's not it of course. now it's YOUR turn to walk away with some shoe-spiration. you can enter to win a $100 gift card to nine west by entering your comments here and on instagram. you have to follow @aniab & @ninewestcanada on instagram and have a canadian address to be eligible. *tell us which pair you are crushing on and remember to leave your contact information* the contest will be open for one week and i will announce the winner next tuesday (august 25th) morning. good luck and as always > happy shopping! xoxo