Summers been fun, but sadly theres been a chill in the air and I’m thinking soon enough we’re going to have to say our goodbyes. Its that time of year again (we all know I’m not miserable in the slightest), time to switch up the old wardrobe and get back into layers of soft and cozy goodness. I myself have been in search of a lengthier neutral Fall/Winter coat. As a result I’ve selected a few favourites to get inspired by.
I love and adore all of these pieces, hopefully here you find some inspiration for the seasons ahead!
The Row Wool Trench
One of my top favourites, possibly because I have yet to own a flecked grey wool coat. Love the layered lapel detail and the simplicity of the waist belt.
Yves Salomon Cotton Canvas Parka
The perfect casual throw and go. This coat has a detachable fur lined hood and trim. The fur gives this piece an extremely lavish feel, but the khaki really dims it down. This ones great if you like a more relaxed fit.
Stella McCartney Beige Wool Coat
I’ve managed to get my hands on a great coat similar in colour a few seasons back, so I’m holding on the beige- but how great is this? Such a neutral yet extremely versatile coat. The straight lines of this piece accompanied by the asymmetrical pocket detail are both very clean and unique.
Lanvin A-Line Coat
A black wool coat with a classic collar. The A-line hem of this piece is exceptionally feminine making great efforts to show off a woman’s natural hour-glass curve. This coat is timelessly elegant.
3.1 Phillip Lim Wool Blend Coat
This grey wool coat comes with a detachable leather neck cover. The zipper being the focal point manages to elongate the body with its continuous bold line feature against an unadorned slate.
Ann Demeulemeester Cotton-Blend Coat
There is something about the funnel neckline of this coat that I simply cannot get enough of. The waist tie again adds curvature and shape to a coat thats naturally tailored with a more relaxed silhouette.
Balenciaga Fur Coat
You knew it was coming. How on earth could I possibly make an entry about coats without including a furry statement piece? This mid-length coat is both sexy and adorable all rolled into one. The round neckline and black leather touches are to die for. I quite like this one.
Zara Black Wool Coat
Now onto my most coveted item of the month. I’ve tried this one on in stores and can honestly say we’re a match made in heaven. The lurid silver detail of the buttons, zippers and snaps have me drooling over here. This coat is surprisingly heavier in weight than I expected making it great for both the Fall and Winter seasons.
'Pre-fall': What I personally believe to be is the most exciting time of year in fashion. The subtle transition to skirts with knee-highs, sweaters with trousers, scarves with toques -layered with nothing more then a light coat.
Its all so refreshing…. stay tuned for updates!
Lately I’ve been missing the dusty old tracks of the nineties. I swear the cure to any bad mood (at least if you’re a girl reading this) is some old upbeat pop music. Time to liven things up with a little Mariah.
With nothing better to do today my good friend Corey and I decided we’d kick around Casa Loma and take in some ornate Torontonian architechture. Of course what good is being a tourist in your own city or any for that matter if you don’t have a camera handy?
Model: Corey Katz
THE XX-ANGELS (MANILA KILLA REMIX)
I went through a slight dry spell with music over the past little while. The minute I heard this song that changed entirely. This song gives a perfect blend of sounds that are both upbeat and calm all in one 4 minute track. Wouldn’t mind blasting this one by the poolside.
As you may or may not already know, I’m generally not too big on colours. I have a thing for sticking to neutrals and scouting out the occasional flashy statement piece. Being from Canada where its mostly winter for two thirds of the year, the fact that I’m pretty accustomed to wearing black, grey and beige shouldn’t come as a total shock. This fun little number here is a definite exception though and I just couldn’t help but to show it off.
Of course this floral piece was purchased from one of my favourite one stop shops for apparel. I know Zara technically is not a one stop shop at all, but I like to call it that because that is how incredibly helpful their design team is at catering to all my wardrobe needs. When I spotted this piece the first thing that came to mind were designs I had seen by those of Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Ohne Titel and Vera Wang.
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Considering Zara would be the more economical option, I figured why not call this the statement of the month?
I really wanted to take this look from day to night by blinging it up a bit with some black and gold. Sometimes the odd piece of jewelry is really all it takes to create more of an evening look. I’ve been looking for a good enough reason to pull out these fancy Jeffrey Campbell flats for quite some time. The patent leather really lifts everything off the page and ties the whole look together quite well.
On a leisurely stroll past the old stomping grounds of downtown Toronto, who other do I bump into but my dear friend Krizha. While I was dressed down in converse, an old beater and a pair of mangled denim shorts, Krizha was of course sporting quite the inspiring getup.
These classic Citizen Angie flares will always be one of the key pieces in both of our wardrobes. I still remember the day I first laid eyes on them and knew in an instant that they would be mine! Accompanied by an adorable Free People knit tank, this particular pant with the cut of this top really makes for a flattering silhouette.
Sometimes when we’re lacking that extra something, a hat is most certainly in order. Love the way this black wool hat accessorizes the outfit while really tying it together.
Lastly, who can resist Rebecca Minkoff’s Morning After Clutch? This one really is a perfect all year round bag that caters both in size, shape and colour to any of your outfit needs.
Thanks for being such a cooperative model! Much love BabyK xxx
Purity Ring is a relatively new Canadian electro duo. A friend introduced me to this group with one of their more popular tracks entitled “fine shrine”, at which point I was hooked on the rest. Something about this particular song is disturbingly pretty, especially after having watched the video. I’ve yet to decode what it all means but still love the deep and dark sound of it.
Ever sift through your closet and come across a pair of fine Italian leather boots? Boots that were once your go-to’s that still managed to stay in great shape? How about pieces that you so strongly adore but simply are just no longer cohesive with the rest of your wardrobe? Well my dear friends…. it is awfully sad to say, but it is only natural that every so often we go out with the old and in with the new!
Introducing Threadflip, the up and coming online fashion startup! A marketplace for you and all your fashionable friends to buy and sell directly out of each other’s closets.
The Threadflip mission is to shake up the online shopping system in a new and socially interactive way. Once you’ve made an account its a simple matter of uploading images of the pieces you wish to sell. Everything from clothing, shoes, bags, and jewelry, they want it all!
Threadflip makes shopping extremely easy by allowing you to search for whatever it is you’re looking for. How about that pair of Cole Haan penny loafers that sold out to quickly last season? Why not search Threadflip’s endless supply of pre-loved unique pieces… you might just get lucky.
(Creative sample. Pieces comparable to merchandise sold online)
Threadflip’s online shopping for lightly used designer wear is currently only open to citizens of the US, but is looking to expand throughout North America in the coming months! Keep your eyes peeled for the latest pre-loved goods with this incredible new way to shop.
Check it out and get yourself started at: http://www.threadflip.com/home
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What good is lounging by the poolside without a sweet pair of shades? While protecting your eyes from the sun’s harsh UV rays you should most certainly be doing it in style. I’ve come across a wide set of sunnies that are more then suitable for the hot weather we’re having!
Here are a few of my top picks.
I’ve been straying away from the standard square framework thats been seen pretty much everywhere for the past few summers. This year I’m on to something a little more fresh and exciting. Although these shapes have been around, I only recently began to love the round look, and who can resist the fiercely versatile cat eye? After you’ve snatched a solid basic pair, the cat eye is a great number 2! A sultry and sassy look reminiscent of the timelessly token 1950’s.
Theres a vintage air about these two shapes that are both extremely refreshing and exceptionally bold. From the cheaper makes sold on NastyGal to the high end models like Linda Farrow for The Row, theres really something for everyone at any price range.
There you have it my friends- some fresh inspiration for the great summer ahead.
NIKI AND THE DOVE-MOTHER PROTECT(GOLDROOM REMIX)
I don’t know what it is with me and Swedish duos lately… must be a huge coincedince. Niki and The Dove are reminiscent of my old Stevie Nicks favorites-maybe thats why I physically cannot stop listening to them. Her youthfully ambient vocals hit each percussive rhythm so perfectly. This is just the catchiest tune around.
Well thank goodness the cold weather is coming to an end. Time to say goodbye to snow suits and sweat fleece and bring on the ripped jeans and light weights. Being excited for the warmer weather, a friend and I decided to go for a stroll on a sunny day and along the way we thought we might snap a few pics.
Sporting an AA acrylic lined toque. Only discovered my love for these things recently. Very warm and shapes the head so well.
I find that a raw distressed denim and a varsity jacket work so well together. These two pair up nicely for the ultimate tomboy feel.
What would this look be without my oversized bucket bag-I really don’t know. This leather tote works wonders and is by far my favorite in terms of functionality.
JOSE GONZÁLEZ-CYCLING TRIVIALITIES
An oldie but a goodie and one of my top favourites off the ‘In Our Nature’ album. It’s been quite the day… so I think listening to a little Jose is the best way to end off this night.