fall layering

Friday, 24 October 2014 | 1 comments
sweater: h&m (nearly identical version here) // dress worn as a skirt: joe fresh // shoes: aldo // hat: old navy // watch: c/o: daniel wellington 

After spending a few hours purging my closet of all the clothes I didn't want anymore (I currently have two huge garbage bags full to give away) I realized I still had a ton of pieces that needed more love. What's one of those pieces? This black dress from Joe Fresh. I loved it so much I also got it in green (seen here). Although it's more of a summer dress I gave it a new life by layering a sweater over it... and poof! it's a midi skirt!

Also I think this is the year of "Mel wearing hats". Seriously, I can't get over them! I have quite the collection now but this bargain from Old Navy is still one of my faves. 

Also if you like my Daniel Wellington watch you can get 15% off your purchase by using promo code "iambornlippy" until November 15! 

plaid cardigan

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | 4 comments

cardigan: c/o sheinside // tank: club monaco // pants: zara (recent) // shoes: guess // watch: marc by marc jacobs // necklace: james michelle 

Calgary is still experiencing some great mild weather and although I'm loving it I couldn't wait to wear this sweater from Sheinside
Obviously plaid is a Fall staple and I couldn't resist adding a cardigan to the mix. A warm cardigan, slouchy trousers - whats not to love? 

In other news, HOW is it almost November? I cannot believe how quickly time has gone by. I've almost been in Calgary for a year! WOAH! Hopefully the snow decides to make a late appearance. I seriously dread the word as I type it... in the meantime I'll watch Sex and the City reruns and pretend it's an endless summer outside... totally normal right? 

Happy Wednesday and thanks for reading! x

a Nike weekend

Monday, 20 October 2014 | 3 comments

hoodie: nike // leggings: zara // sneaks: nike

I never thought I'd see the day where I would wear atheltic sneakers casually without any sort of sport activity haha.
I changed my mind while I spent a few days in San Francisco and saw all these effortlessly cool girls walking around in fab outfits and all wearing Nikes. I don't blame them though, I spent my first day wearing a short heeled bootie and thought I was going to die walking through the very steep streets. In some places you NEED to wear them...SF is one of them!

Our hotel was super close to the HUGE Nike store (seriously it was 5 levels) in Union Square and I decided to go in and take a look inside. I didn't think I would walk out with anything but turns out I walked out with this! I thought the hoodie was so chic yet comfortable and I loved how it was longer in the back. I actually wore this exact outfit on my flight home and it proved to be super comfortable!

What are your thoughts on wearing sneakers casually? I'm not sure if I can pull it off but whatevs I love it!