I recently met one of my friends downtown for a lunch date at the Holt Renfrew Café. If you've been following along, you know that I like to get dressed up when I head downtown! The weather was nice so I put on some tights and threw on an old dress from H&M! I then styled it up with my Céline bag and Louboutin boots! Love a good hi-low outfit and black and white with a pop of red never fails!
The other day, I was having a lazy day lounging in bed and binge watching Friends when my brother texted me, needing a ride to his truck. He told me he was waiting outside for me and needed me to get there as soon as possible. I had less than five minutes to get up, get dressed, brush my teeth, put my hair in a messy bun and get out the door. That morning, I had been lusting on a pair of jeans that 7fam posted on Instagram and I thought that I had some similar ones buried deep down in my closet so I pulled them out to wear. I quickly found that they were four sizes too big (HOW?!) but I rolled the top over and decided to style them as boyfriend jeans because after all, I was in a rush. I pulled on a white T-shirt, a leather jacket and some Christian Louboutin boots for good measure and then headed out. When I got home, I decided to take a photo and post it on Instagram and to my surprise, it was one of my most liked "outfits of the day". Here is the magical outfit that I clearly must repeat in the future!
I had to go visit my shoe cobbler last week and as he is downtown, I felt like dressing up! For some reason, every time I go downtown, I want to take my outfit up a notch! The weather was still pretty cold (-25) but I didn't care! I think this is my new favourite outfit!
We've been pretty lucky with the weather in Edmonton lately but not too long ago, we experienced a typical cold spell. To stay warm, cozy jackets, boots and scarves are essential!! It also doesn't hurt to have a Starbucks coffee in hand either!
What I wore: J.Crew Cashmere Sweater; 7 For All Mankind Jeans; Aldo Boots; Forever 21 Jacket; H&M Scarf; Lord & Taylor Cashmere Gloves; Céline Bag
Recently, I attended the musical Flashdance with my mom and I took it as an opportunity to get a little creative with my outfit! Usually when I go to the theatre, I wear a dress and heels but it's winter in Edmonton and I was feeling the 80s vibes so I took a cue from the movie/musical and wore my best modern take on the 80s Flashdance style! Here I am, wearing an off-the-shoulder sweater, leather pants and a vibrant clutch :)
Today, I spent my afternoon browsing through Vogue, In Style, People Style Watch, Porter and Fashion magazines and got the urge to do some online shopping! I've created a "Fall Wish List" of the items I want to purchase this season!
First on the list? Over-the-Knee boots! I'm in love with both of these Jimmy Choo versions!!
Next up? A new handbag. I've been eyeing the Céline bag for some time now and plan to hunt one down on my next trip down to the United States. The Saint Laurent bag recently caught my eye on Instagram as well, though, and now I can't decide which I love more! Finally, I love the rich colour of this new Michael Kors bag and the price is right for a fun bag like this!
Finally, cozy sweaters! Specifically, cashmere sweaters!! They are so soft and comfy and they go with anything from jeans to leather pants to dress pants to skirts. I love the rich red colour of the J. Crew versions and I've been on the hunt for a top in this colour; it's perfect for fall and the holiday season! I'm also a sucker for grey and white clothes, however, Uniqlo currently does not ship to Canada so I'll have to make a trip down south to shop for these.
That's all for now! Fingers crossed that these goodies will find my closet soon!!
I got my first pair of Christian Louboutins (and in fact, my first pair of designer shoes) in June. It was an online purchase, made on a whim! I had found an amazing pair of patent leather, sky blue Manolo Blahniks, on sale, and when I showed my fiancé, he told me to buy them. I was in shock that he would OK a $595 pair of shoes on a whim but after considering his offer, I said that I wanted my first pair of designer shoes to be a "neutral" pair of Christian Louboutins. With my fiancé's OK, I decided to order a pair of black kid leather So Kates instead. When they arrived, I decided that they were far from being "neutral"; they were the sexiest pair of shoes that I had ever put on my feet! They inspire me to dress up more often, even if it's simply pairing heels with jeans to make an outfit a little more classy.
After having this babies for just a month, I took a trip to New York City (more on the trip in a travel blog post!). Boy, did I get spoiled there! We went to the Christian Louboutin boutique on Madison Avenue and it was so spectacular, it was as if we were visiting a museum! You had to ring a bell to enter the store and a security guard came to let us in. It was quite daunting but I felt confident knowing that I already had a pair of these precious shoes at home! At the boutique, I tried on a gorgeous pair of boots and it was love at first sight! I walked out of the store and down Madison Avenue carrying my second pair of Louboutins, the Fiffi Botta boots! I couldn't wait for fall so that I could wear them!
My third pair of Christian Louboutins arrived in the mail as I was writing this post. Here's the first peek at them! They're the Fifi ankle boots, perfect for fall :)
Ashley is a twenty-something Canadian blogger, currently living in San Francisco, California and studying International Marketing.