the palermo effect

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | 3 comments

vest: club monaco (on sale but sold out online, almost identical below) // shirt: c/o: old navy // pants: c/o: 424 fifth // sunglasses: karen walker // shoes: guess // watch: marc by marc jacobs 

One night as I was doing my nightly scroll through Pinterest, I stumbled upon this amazingly chic outfit by Olivia Palermo (she can do no wrong!). 
I couldn't stop looking at it (creepy? haha) and I became determined to recreate it with items I already had in my closet. Thankfully, I knew what pieces almost immediately which made it pretty easy to create it. What I love about this outfit is that the pieces could easily already be in everyone's closet. A white blouse, grey pants and a vest which are some closet staples in my opinion. I got this Club Monaco vest a little while ago and it's currently on sale but unfortunately sold out online but I noticed the new February collection is out and has an almost identical version which I've linked below.

Who's style do you love? I cannot stop looking at Olivia's outfits.. they are seriously always perfect! I would absolutely love to raid her closet. 

golden hour

Monday, 26 January 2015 | 5 comments

sweater: banana republic (recent) // skirt: c/o: forever 21 (linked similar below) // shoes: aldo // bag: marc by marc jacobs // sunglasses: minkpink // watch: marc by marc jacobs 

We had one of those magical weekends where everything was absolutely perfect. 
It was 17 degrees when we took these photos yesterday, yes you read that right...17 degrees here in Calgary in January! (say what?!) It actually felt so warm that I felt like I was somewhere else. People were everywhere, drinking on patios and just enjoying every bit of this strange weather. One thing I like about living out here is that people actually really cherish warm days. We take advantage of every bit of sun we can and I love it! 

In other news, how great is this skirt? It's currently on the Forever 21 Canadian site but sold out on the US site but I was just there on the weekend and it was there. Best part? it's under $20! Gotta love dem deals! 

Happy Monday!

ps. Loving the "golden hour" light in these pictures :) 

warm spell

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | 1 comments

jacket: c/o: joe fresh // sweater: c/o: forever 21 // jeans: zara // scarf: aldo accessories // bag: marc by marc jacobs // boots: topshop 

We've had unusually warm weather here in the wild west and in true Canadian fashion, we all think it's basically summer outside. My Caribbean boyfriend mentioned that only Canadians would sit outside of a coffee shop when it's 4 degrees outside (it's true!). Mother Nature has a way of messing with us though because I know this warm spell is just a tease and we will get Winter 2.0 soon enough! 
The dry spell made me want to bust out my lighter jacket from Joe Fresh and walk around my neighbourhood as happy as can be! 
In other news, is it just me or is this week going by incredibly slow? I know it's onlyWednesday but I feel like it's going sooooo slowly. I'm already dreaming of the weekend....