One thing I’ve been meaning to do for a long time is go horseback riding. As of late, I’ve been thinking of all the things I have yet to do a lot of in my life and getting to know horses better and try horseback riding again is one of those things. Horses are such beautiful animals but I’ve only had the chance to be around them a handful of times in my life. My aunt is actually a champion at show jumping and barrel racer out west and there are several photos in my mom’s house of me as a child beside my aunt’s horse before or after her competitions. As a kid, I remember visiting her bedroom and seeing dozens of ribbons, medals and trophies for her achievements in horseback riding. Lately, I’ve had the opportunity to visit a bunch of places in France that had ponys but have yet to spend much time with horses. One more thing to add to the bucket list I guess 😀
Excited to be meeting up with the lovely Uranium crew today! It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to go see them in Montreal so I can’t wait to hear all about their design plans for 2014!
Any song that starts with “J’aimerais une fille aux cheveux roux près de moi” meaning “I’d like to have a redheaded girl close to me” gets my attention! It’s so rare to have people talk about gingers in their music. Love this rad new song from Montreal artist Philémon Cimon. Perfect Thursday pick me up track! What’s your track of the day? #earcandy
Stoked on my funky new Uranium necklace. Since I can’t afford a pair of real leather pants (like these dreamy ones for example – WANT) at the moment, I’m sticking with the faux leather slacks. I got these last year at H&M for $40 and they’re one of my best purchases ever!
My favorite time of year is fast approaching – Christmas!!! and I’m definitely starting to feel pressure to find the perfect gifts for my loved ones. I know Christmas is not only about gift-giving, but the amount of joy that I get from getting my family members something that really makes them happy, is priceless! There’s nothing I love more than to see their reactions on Christmas morning when they open their presents. I’ve always gone overboard every year ever since I can remember but I can’t seem to do anything less. How about you?! Are you good at finding the perfect Christmas gift?
Also, super random side note but is anyone else addicted to Season 15 of The Biggest Loser?! I blame my boyfriend for getting me into it but now I’ve watched a few episodes and I’m hooked. A total guilty pleasure. Anyone else watching?! What are your current television guilty pleasures?!
For today’s outfit, I’m mixing classics: the black and white stripes and some red and blue plaid. I’ve also added some dainty rings and my newest Biko Jewellery necklace.
Snow may not have hit Toronto yet but it’s definitely beanie weather again. I found this super cute knit beanie at H&M the other night and thought it’d be the perfect addition to my growing beanie collection. I used to think I looked silly with a beanie on but it’s definitely grown on me! Do you like beanies? Do you think it’s just a fad?
Speaking of H&M, how exciting is the new Isabel Marant x H&M collection that will be out on November 14th? Everyone’s been talking about it for the last couple of weeks. I saw tons of photos from the official launch in Paris last week and a bunch from the H&M collection preview last night in Toronto. Here are some of my fav looks from their ad campaign… These looks will be flying off the shelves in no time, mark my words!
The wait is finally over!! My handmade Modern Vice boots finally arrived in the mail yesterday straight from the factory in NYC. I’ve never owned a pair of boots in my life where I had seen exactly where they’ve been made, who made them, etc. so this is a very special pair to me. They came in a beautiful purple box, all polished and had that dreamy new leather smell. What I love about these boots is that they were not only handmade just for me but no two pairs are alike. Though it was hard to pick just one pair, I opted for the Camo Jetts because I think they will go with just about everything and seemed warm enough to get me through the fall, winter and upcoming spring.
Modern Vice has been really busy as of late shipping orders left right and centre to stores such as Anthropologie and also because of their many amazing collaborations. Really exciting for a brand that hasn’t been around for too long. Major props to JordanAdoni, his brother Jensen Adoni and Natalie Suarez for knowing how to not only offer a great product at a good price but also knowing exactly how to market these amazing boots.
I’m really happy to officially be a part of the Modern Vice Family now!
Last night I had the pleasure of surprising one of my best friends – Jacquie in Hamilton for her birthday. Not only is she a truly wonderful human being and friend, she’s also an incredibly talented artist and inspiration. Her band The Balconies are taking over the world. They’re the whole package. Not only can they write killer catchy songs, their live set is tight and explosive, they have the right attitude and are some of the nicest people in the biz. Mark my words, with their upcoming release Fast Motions, this band will be big! The band will be doing an album release show THISFriday October 25th live in Toronto. If you are like me and can’t make it out, you’ll be able to stream their entire set online via BRBR at 10pm EST right here. Don’t miss it! Happy Birthday again Jacquie!!
Today is day 3 of World MasterCard Fashion Week. A bunch of shows are on the menu for this evening including Klaxon Howl, Maison Matthew Gallagher, Mackage and Joe Fresh. Who are you looking forward to seeing? Last season, Mackage had been my favorite show so I can’t wait to see their SS14 collection tonight. Check back here tomorrow for a full review of my evening!
My love for all things leopard print will be on display this evening. I adore my stunning new Zara TRF furry leopard coat. So happy I added it to my closet, it’s the perfect coat for the season. I’m also wearing my favorite hat from Topshop and my Anine Bing boots. Ready for yet another inspiring night of fashion! See you tonight?!
PS. Can’t help but hear this song play in my head while I’m walking around with this outfit today… LOL
Today was one heck of an early wake up call for work but it was for a good cause. We had the pleasure of filming a performance and interview with Shad. Have you heard his new record Flying Colours? It’s honestly one of the best things I’ve heard all year. His rhymes are so clever, his music is powerful and so well crafted. I wouldn’t be surprised if his talent not only brings him across the border down south but also around the world. So nice to listen to hip hop artists that have a positive message, that have meaning in their songs and that make you reflect on life. It was a real pleasure to speak with him today! If you haven’t already, go listen to Flying Colours. In the meantime, here’s his first single “Stylin“:
I had the opportunity to stop by Biko Jewellery‘s sample sale this afternoon on the way home from work. So many sparkly goodies were being sold! There was already almost nothing left by the time I got there. I couldn’t be more thrilled for Corrine and couldn’t help but add to my collection while I was there 😉
Today’s half awake daily outfit has lot’s of red. Gravitating more and more towards that color as of late. Love this new shirt that I got from Zara earlier this week, it’s so soft and comfy! TGIF!! Happy weekend! xo
Zara TRF Basic Short Sleeve T-Shirt Terracotta (get it here)
Can’t say I’m thrilled with the current weather situation in Toronto these days… but who is?! I was hoping to come home and have it finally be summer in the city but to my utter disappointment, we’re still far away from the summer warmth and sunshine! I definitely try to appreciate the little bit of sunshine we’ve been getting any way I can!
This morning I finally received the last part of my birthday gift from @offneraurelien, straight from Paris! Wohoo 🙂 I received a few pieces from the brand new Springsioux collection! I couldn’t be more thrilled to be repping this rad up and coming brand from Paris here in North America 🙂 I first got one of their rings on my last visit to Paris in December and haven’t taken it off since! Today, I received one of their latest rings – the Horns Ring plus three items from their special collaboration with the Parisian tattoo artistEddie Czaicki. I love his take on mexican art and the lady muerte. Can’t wait to wear these! Springsioux will be opening up their first concept store in Paris next month and will be doing their official store launch on July 6th… So wish I could be there! To follow the tribe, go here.
In exactly one week from today, I’ll be back in California!!!!! Can’t wait to be back in my second home. This trip will be stellar! Surfing, beach hangs, hiking, seeing friends, going to shows, celebrating my birthday, eating yummy food, etc. I’m beyond stoked!!
Yesterday, I attempted my first haircut. Eek! I grew up in a family who’s grandfather, uncle and cousin were all hairdressers but apparently, it’s not something that I caught on to. My boyfriend was brave enough to let me chop some of his beautiful locks off. I don’t think I did that horribly (well…) but it was definitely one of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve done in a while! :p
Today’s a muggy day out in Toronto. For my Daily Outfit, I wore my favorite accessory color combination: Black and Gold! I also decided to take out some really old booties from the closet this morning. I think I got them while I was still living in Montreal… It’s always fun to switch it up sometimes 🙂