This time of year choosing an outfit that is weather appropriate can be a little tricky. Because it can be warm and sunny during the day while really cooling off at night, your clothing needs to be able to adapt to this change. Sometime you just need to play around with different combinations to find what works the best for you.
Right now I’m currently big on combining relaxed and more put together styles to balance out a causal yet classic look. To do this i’ve paired this classic wool coat (one of my favourites) with these Vans slip on shoes from Unionjackboots.com. They are the epitome of cute and casual, making them perfect for a day of exploring and relaxing. I’ve always been a big fan of Vans so these are a great addition to my shoe collection. I wear heeled ankle boots a lot more than I should, so it’s nice to give my feet a break once in a while and wear shoes that are really comfortable!
Outfit Details: Shoes: C/O Unionjackboots / Jeans: Levi’s / Coat: Pink Martini (old)
This past weekend Tyrell and I went on a road trip to Waterton Lakes Alberta in the very luxurious Lincoln MKZ. I’ve lived in Alberta all my life but there is still so much of it that I haven’t explored and it was great to check a new place off my list! We stayed at the lovely Waterton Glacier Suites and we spent the weekend exploring the area, hiking and relaxing. Waterton is a beautiful place and I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already.
Waterton is only three hours from Calgary but that can feel like an eternity if you are uncomfortable. The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is hands down the most comfortable car i’ve ever ridden in. I’m used to heated seats but the massage feature takes comfort to a whole other level! We went on a hike up to Lake Bertha the day before we left and I’m not going to lie I was pretty sore. The added comfort features in the car made the ride back that much better.
The Revel Audio sound system was another one of my favourite features in the car. It ensured that we had an awesome Tegan and Sara sing along the whole drive there… at least I did anyways. Another awesome feature of the MKZ that I loved, was the adaptive cruise control. It adjusts your speed to the traffic ahead so you can keep the car in cruise mode and that is really awesome when it comes to highway driving!
The car is ultra sporty while still maintaining a high level of comfort and luxury. We could navigate the winding mountainous roads with confidence, thanks to the adaptive suspension and all wheel drive. Make no mistake this isn’t your grandpa’s car!
I want to give a huge thanks to the Lincoln Motor Company for providing us with the perfect road trip experience in the MKZ!
Lately it’s been absolutely essential to bundle up in sweaters and scarves here in Calgary. It’s been exceptionally cold and the snow that we’ve been getting these past few days is very unseasonable for this early in October. I suppose when you live in Alberta, you should never be that surprised with the changing weather forecast. Luckily i’ve got this new sweater by Lush to keep me warm! I have to admit that i’m a sucker for a nice grey sweater, I definitely have a bit of a collection going! To add a little colour to this look, I chose one of my favourite brown scarves. I kept the rest of the look simple with black boots and a black beanie. You’ll find me wearing this and other similar combinations straight into the winter season.
I don’t usually go into detail about my makeup but if you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I posted about some of my favourite shades for fall. The bronzer and the lipstick that I’m wearing in these photos are the ones featured on Instagram. I wanted to share them with you because they are my absolute favourites right now and I wear them almost every day!
Outfit Details: Sweater: Lush / Jeans: Just Black / Scarf: H&M (old) Boots: Hibou (old) Necklace: C/O Shesso
This is a casual every day look that is perfect for fall weather. This time of year layering is really important so I put two of my favourite items together in one outfit. Those items are a cardigan and a henley shirt. They are staples in my wardrobe and i’ve got a large assortment of styles and colours of both. To complete this look, I added my favourite pair of distressed jeans and these awesome ankle boots by Redwing!
Outfit Details: Cardigan: Ecote / Henley: C/O Volcom / Jeans: Just Black / Boots: C/O Redwing / Hat: C/O Goorin Brothers
When it comes to skin care and beauty products, i’m always trying to find the best natural and toxin free products that I can. This can be a tedious task and I use the App think dirty to help me get info about products that I would otherwise be clueless about. There are certain companies that just go ahead and make it so easy for you to find 100% natural products that are safe to use and work just as well as there un natural counter parts. One of those awesome companies is Rocky Mountain Soap Co! I’ve been using a variety of their products lately and I wanted to highlight a few of my favourites!
Body Butter: I had no idea that moisturizer on a stick was a thing but let me tell you it’s awesome! It’s really convenient and great travel. I have the vanilla coconut version and it smells amazing! I also looked it up on think dirty just to confirm and it has a a rating of 1 which is awesome!
Face Polish: Before this product, I hadn’t used any kind of face polish. I’ve used a few different types of exfoliating scrubs but nothing like this. I really like the light level of exfoliation that it provides. I also like that I can use it in-between uses of a heavier scrub. I try not to exfoliate everyday because it can be hard on my skin, which is pretty sensitive to begin with, so this product has been a great addition to my skin care regimen!
Face Mask: I love doing weekly face masks so i’m always up to try a new one whenever I can. This tea tree mask is my current favourite. I have really sensitive combination skin so i’m always trying to find ways to keep it balanced. I find that cleansing masks work the best for me and are always my favourite!
Lip Quench: I am the biggest fan of this tinted lip balm! It’s seriously one of my favourite products. I prefer more natural lip colours and tints are so perfect for that. I have the Dark Plum shade and it is amazing! It gives my lips just the right amount of colour and it also has a refreshing mint flavour, which is unexpected but awesome!
If you want to learn more about Rocky Mountain Co, you can check out their website: Rockymountainsoap.com
*All featured products are C/O Rocky Mountain Soap Co and i’ve provided links to the products in the titles!
Now that it’s officially fall, it only seems natural to start wearing darker shades of lipstick and beanies. That’s what I’m doing anyways. Unlike my beloved ankle boots, thick wool beanies shouldn’t be worn all year round. Unless you are ok with sweating profusely, which I am not, it’s not a very good idea.
This look is a combination of a few of my new favourite items. I’m currently obsessed with this ringer tee by Volcom, it’s really soft and has a vintage vibe to it that I love. These Volcom Jeans are also a major staple in my wardrobe right now. You really can’t go wrong with a pair of great fitting dark denim skinny jeans!
Outfit Details: Tee: C/O Volcom / Jeans: C/O Volcom / Jacket: Zara (old) Boots: Hibou (old) Watch: C/O Daniel Wellington
Two of my favourite styles of clothing that I basically wear all year round, are cardigans and ankle boots. This time of year the weather is especially suited for both of these items and I love it! Layering in the fall is always a necessity because the weather can quickly change at any moment and you need to be prepared if you want to stay comfortable. I love adding scarves and wool hats to outfits so this suits me quit well!
This cardigan in particular is by Volcom and it’s one of my new favourites. I love that it’s slim and light, rather than thick and chunky. Although I do love that style as well, It gives me a little more variety when it comes to my cardigan selection and that is always a good thing! These ankle booties by Clarks are also a favourite of mine. They are a little lower than some of my other boots so they are a bit more comfortable for days when i’m standing a lot.
Outfit Details: Cardigan: C/O Volcom / Jeans: Just Black / Scarf: Look / Boots: C/O Clarks