424 Fifth #LetStyleReign

as we're onto posting images from the shows themselves it's also important to note our 424 Fifth instagram takeover for the first day at the tents. there was really no time to rest between leaving new york and landing in toronto. we headed straight to hudson's bay on queen street for our long awaited look at the store and it left our jaws hanging. i really couldn't choose just one, so i ended up with two looks for the takeover: the rose pattern on pattern set for instagram and the more cozy and classic knit combo for the blog. the one piece i wish i had more time to feature was the white, quilted side zip sweater. the ultimate cool-girl, laid-back piece. you can shop all my picks below.

424 Fifth is only going into their third season, and for such a young brand they are already stirring some serious conversation. the perfect combination between lux and trend they are making a lot of women very happy. follow them on facebook and on instagram for your exclusive access to previews and updates of their upcoming collections. if spring 2015 is any indication you can count on seeing much more of 424 Fifth here on the blog. in the meantime, shop them exclusively at hudson's bay and lord & taylor stores across north america and online. xoxo

wearing: cashmere blend coat, turtleneck sweater & birdcage skirt, all 424 Fifth

   


#wmcfw - pink tartan s/s 2015

fringe, bold prints, farrah fawcett hair and a whole lot of sex appeal. seeing the common thread? pink tartan for spring 2015 is all about the 70's and it couldn't be more on point. our first show at toronto fashion week proved that fashion still inspires reality, not the other way around. case in point? there is a pair of fringe cascade pants on their way to me as we speak. xoxo

  

a lesson in layering


as we are still unpacking from our trip, i will take the next few days to take you on a recap of all the amazing things we have been up to while in new york and toronto. one of the first things we got to do when we landed was to partner up with smart set on a project for their fall/winter season along with some of my favourite canadian bloggers. the premise: 1 piece, 10 bloggers, 10 different looks. we will be working together over the next few weeks to bring you a fun selection of differently styled outfits featuring one common item. this month it's all about the long cardigan. for my look i chose to focus on the cardigan as a layering piece. i found this great wine-red jacket at the store, took my love for sets and the opportunity of cooling temperatures and created something fun around that (notice the hint of polka dot?). it is a great transitional option for your everyday wardrobe. great to dress up or wear casually with a pair of looser fitting trousers (as vanessa, gabrielle & gracie did with their looks). this also makes the cardigan a great travel piece. having just returned from a week of getting on and off the plane i can appreciate items that can be worn in a combination of different ways, making packing less daunting. you can SHOP MY LOOK HERE. don't forget to check out all of the different ways canadian girls like to style their long cardigans below and follow the hashtag #smartset1p10s for exclusive content throughout the project. how would you style yours? xoxo

ps. anyone else digging that plaid skirt on katelyn & ally
  

fringe

wearing: gap jeans, zara slip & kimono, pendleton hat

i hope you had a wonderful weekend. here is part 3 of my flare magazine x gap series celebrating gap's 25 years in canada. we keep getting distracted with some fun trips and projects but i will have one more coming before i throw in the towel on this one. this look is one of my favourites, embracing the calgary western vibe and playing off the laid back west coast. more than anything it's actually making me want to go to california asap. a trip we have been planning for some time now but always seem to be headed in the opposite direction. all as is meant to be, and loving every moment of it. a busy week ahead on the blog so make sure to check back daily. we have some catching up to do. what's new... xoxo