Regardless of what the calendar says, it definitely still feels like summer here in Alberta. That being said, the weather really isn’t stoping me from embracing Fall with open arms. My online shopping carts are filled with cozy sweaters and booties. I have’t purchased anything pumpkin related (coffee, candles etc) just yet, but I have a feeling that it’s only a matter of time.
In case you havent noticed, my favourite colour is yellow. I love the way it contrasts with my hair colour. It’s a warm and cheerful colour, what’s not to love? Sometimes the deciding factor of whether or not I buy an item, comes down to how much I love the colour. Needless to say, when it came to this dress it was a pretty easy decision! I’ve been really obsessed with Free People lately. They keep making clothes that I love, and I keep buying them. I may need an intervention at some point!
Last but not least are the accessories! For this look, I added a new necklace and one of my all time favourite hats!
Outfit Details: Dress: Free People Necklace: C/O Jewelry By Amanda / Hat: Dorfman
A few weeks ago we went camping out on Abraham Lake. It was absolutely gorgeous out there, and the weather was basically perfect. I’ve never been out to this area before, so it was really cool to check it out, and camp somewhere new! Not to mention, the drive down from Calgary is incredibly beautiful. The stretch of road called the Ice fields parkway that connects Banff to Jasper, is absolutely breathtaking! It made the trip that much more enjoyable.
Because the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable and can change at any moment, it’s always good to be prepared. Layering is essential, especially this time of year, when the temperature cools down in the evenings.
This lined jacket by Levi’s is a perfect transitional piece from summer to fall. It’s warm enough for cool summer nights without being too bulky like most winter jackets can be.
Outfit Details: Jacket: Levi’s / Top: Out From Under / Jeans: Just Black / Boots: C/O Red Wing
Because summer is coming to an end, and fall is almost here, i’ve been trying to make the most of my summer wardrobe. This dress is an old favourite and I thought it deserved another feature.
To accessorize, i’ve added a few new pieces to the look. I’ve been a huge fan of crystal jewelry for a while now, and I was really excited to add some new pieces to my collection. These necklaces and bracelets are all from the lovely designer Luna.Tide . They are delicate, bohemian, and the perfect addition to this look! I also love how well they layer with each other. It’s nice to be able to wear multiple pieces at the same time.
Outfit Details: Necklaces: C/O Luna.Tide ( Chunky Citrine) & (Citrine Bead Bar) Bracelets C/O Luna.Tide (Howlite Bead Bar) & (Prehnite Bead Bar) Dress: Kimchi Blue /
As the end of summer creeps closer, there is added pressure to make the most of it. In terms of fashion, that means wearing all of your favourite summer pieces that will be rendered un wearable come October. This outfit for example, is something that I would wear in the summer months only. The shorts are pretty obviously not winter appropriate, but the poncho also falls into that category. Because of the lack of arm holes, it’s too difficult to wear a jacket or coat over top. Thus making it not very practical in cold weather.
There are pieces of this outfit that can actually be worn all year round, and those are the accessories. I wear hats and ankle boots no matter what the weather. Speaking of accessories, my favourite of all is this new bag by Genesis Fair Trade. I’m a sucker for cool patterns and great designs, and this bag has both! They are also an all around awesome company, so I recommend checking them out!
Outfit Details: Bag: Genesis Fair Trade / Poncho: Forever 21 / Shorts: Billabong / Boots: Steve Madden / Necklace: Shesso
I talk about my love for band tee’s quite frequently, and I just want to point out that I don’t think that they are all created equal. They most certainly are not. I tend to go for ones featuring classic rock artists that I love, and that have some sort of vintage feel to them. That being said, I’m not calling out anyone who wears a T shirt of a band that they don’t listen to. To each their own. I just personally just really like classic rock, and prefer to wear shirts featuring artists that I like.
This look is a casual everyday style that consists of a few of my favourite items. These billabong shorts have been a staple in wardrobe for a while now. They are really comfortable, and because I always have a hard time finding shorts that I like, and that fit well, I tend to just stick to a few that I love. I suppose it goes without saying, but this tee is easily a favourite of mine. It has a distinctly vintage feel to it, and it’s Jimi Hendrix, so what’s not to love?
Outfit Details: Tee: Below the Belt / Shorts: Billabong / Boots: Steve Madden
This look is both similar and different to my usual style. I have a large collection of Band tee’s so this one fits nicely into the collection. These jeans on the other hand, are much lighter than anything I ever wear. I usually opt for a medium to dark wash when it comes to denim, so this is really stepping out of my comfort zone. Light wash denim has a distinctly summer feel to it, so that makes it perfect for this time of year!
Outfit Details: Jeans: Levi’s / Top: Below The Belt / Boots: Steve Madden / Hat: Brixton
We’ve been having a bit of a heatwave in Alberta lately. It’s been hot, extremely hot. I’m not exactly complaining about it, but i’m just saying that I don’t fair too well in extreme heats. That being said, I’ve been living in denim shorts and tank tops for the most part. Kimono’s and the lightest weight cardigans, are the only things i’ve been using to layer. This kimono from Below the Belt, is one of the recent additions to my ever growing collection. I love the pattern, and the material is incredibly light and flowy making it perfect for summer. To accessorize this look, I added this wide brimmed brixton hat. It’s quickly becoming a favourite of mine! I also added this dainty necklace by Shesso, and a pair of strapy sandals by Steve Madden
Outfit Details: Kimono (Pink Owl) Below The Belt / Shorts: Billabong / Sandals: Steve Madden / Hat: Brixton / Necklace: Shesso