Had to have it

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | 4 comments

jacket: topshop (recent) // tank: joe fresh // pants: aritzia // shoes: steve madden c/o: joyce's closet // sunglasses: ray-ban 

A bold print always gets me.
The moment I saw this Aztec printed jacket I knew I had to have it. It's such a great piece for Fall and I'm already dreaming up more outfits to wear with it. I know what you may be thinking, Melanie, you already have something very similar in your closet! Yes, but is it exactly the same? No! Great reasoning right? My boyfriend definitely doesn't get my reasoning! 

This week is going by so quickly, which in most cases is such a good thing but I have my mom and brother here this week and they're leaving on Sunday. Time needs to slow down! On the plus side, it's super warm here in Calgary. How was it snowing a few days ago? It's currently Summer 2.0 outside right now! I'm not complaining though, who doesn't love warm weather? 

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!


awkward days

Monday, 15 September 2014 | 3 comments

sweater: h&m (recent) // blouse: club monaco // jeans: c/o: american eagle // shoes: zara (last year) // bag: coach // sunglasses: ray-ban 

Well, the snow is gone and that's kinda awkward for my wardrobe. 
For a few days we experienced hardcore winter and in true Calgary fashion it's now all gone and warm again. I often get asked how hard it must be to dress myself since the weather is always up and down. Well my friends, it is VERY difficult but you deal somehow haha. 

The changing weather has me worried about the life span of my beloved boyfriend jeans. I seriously never want to put these boyfriend jeans away and I know I wear them far too often but it's hard to wear other pairs when these are so damn comfortable. I'm going to be a sad girl when it's too cold to wear them anymore! 

Also, some blogger girls may be able to relate to me on this, but you know when you get excited to photograph an outfit and the pictures don't turn out the way you want them to? Well that is what happened with these photos, I'm not the biggest fan and somehow only found decent ones of me from the side.. sigh. Us bloggers are far too critical on ourselves!

Have a great Monday everyone...I already can't wait to take a nap! ;) 





hat day

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | 6 comments

tee: club monaco // jeans: gap // heels: guess // hat: old navy (recent) // watch: michael kors // bracelets: tiffany & co, j.crew // necklace: james michelle 

I would like to consider myself to be a hat person. 
I love the idea of hats but I find it hard to wear in a casual setting without looking too over the top. Does anyone feel this way? I always feel a tad self conscious wearing a hat like this but I could not
 help but pick this one up at Old Navy since it was so inexpensive!

These photos were obviously taken before our surprisingly SNOW storm the other day. It's hard to believe it went from 27 and sunny to -1 and snowing. If you follow me on Instagram you can see the lovely photo I took right outside my house. I'm just not ready for winter, it will thankfully go away by the end of this week and be in the high 20's again. These Alberta seasons are killing me! 

Do you have any good tips on wearing hats without looking over the top? I'd love to know!