five ways to wear florals to work this spring

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Set 1: Zara blazer, 100 CAD / Mango straight pants, 61 CAD / Luichiny yellow peep toe pumps, 86 CAD / Joanna maxham, 230 CAD

Set 2: Miss Selfridge peter pan collar shirt, 54 CAD / Floral skinny jeans, 41 CAD / Steve Madden pointy toe shoes, 100 CAD / Kate Spade handbag, 260 CAD

Set 3: SuperTrash dress , 195 CAD / Floral print shoes, 51 CAD / Olivia + Joy olivia joy handbag, 61 CAD

Set 4: Roseanna deep v back dress, 555 CAD / JustFabulous grey booties, 51 CAD / Marc Jacobs leather handbag, 1,110 CAD

Set 5: See through top, 46 CAD / Witchery slim fit jeans, 105 CAD / Qupid , 41 CAD / Kate Spade metallic sandals, 200 CAD


How will you be wearing florals this spring?

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Oh, Hello YEG Fashion Scene. I'm Sorry For Ignoring You For So Long.

Photo Credit: Republic311 Photography
I am ashamed to admit that I have never really paid that much attention to the fashion scene in Edmonton. Considering I was once part of this scene...well...that intensifies the shame even more. I've always known that the artistic community in the city was large but it was never a focus for me. Even the years that I was a part of Western Canada Fashion Week, when I had the chance to wear the designs of so many talented people, I still found myself looking to Toronto, Paris, Milan and New York rather than in my own back yard.  

Luckily my eyes have been opened to just how incredible it all is here, so my shame is being replaced with admiration and awe instead. Here are my new favourite local finds:


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{Clothing} Malorie Urbanovitch. I love the clean lines that she uses in her designs, and the fabrics that she uses are perfection. I'm a lover of the shift dress, and right now I'm coveting the one on the left from her SS13 collection. 







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{Jewellery} So Pretty. Each item is handmade by Cara Cotter with gold, rose gold, sterling silver, and semi-precious stones.  I'm not a fan of chunky jewelery in general, but somehow she has created a stunning seven-page collection of pieces that should be chunky and clunky; instead, even the largest necklaces and bracelets still feel dainty and feminine. I would wear everything, but my favourite is the Aqua Chalcedony & Gold ring



{City Blog} City and Dale. Food, culture, fashion, and what's going in in YEG are the focus of this blog. My favourite feature is their Weekend Guide is avgreat resource for everything cool that is going on in the city.  Fun fact: while I was combing their archives, I stumbled upon their profile of So Pretty from October 2010 which led me to fall in love with her designs. 

{Style Blog} Adventures in Fashion. Vickie's blog is making me re-think my aversion to taking outfit posts in the winter, because her photos are beautiful! No doubt she was freezing her tush off the entire time, so extra props for her. I adore her style in general, but my favourite of her recent outfits are Stripes and Plaid and Lace (that COAT!). As if being incredibly fashionable isn't enough, she's also a talented DIY-er.  Commence girl crush.

Who are your favourite local (to you) bloggers? 


The Elusive Leather Tote

Leather Totes

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While I may not be a patient person, I am quite stubborn. Three years ago I decided that I wanted to buy a leather tote; it had to be a darker brown, made of a soft leather, and it had to have a top closure. The task sounded easy enough, since I was describing a classic-style purse that would never go out of style. Well, three years later I am still on the hunt. Perhaps I am too picky, but I have yet to find a bag that has caught my eye--or rather, I need to find a bag that isn't $3000 that will catch my eye! The elusive leather tote has found its home on my list of investment pieces, and for now that is where it will stay. 

What items are you willing to wait for?

Crazy for Coats



Winter Wonderland



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Now that I have been at my legit Big Girl Job for {almost} six months, I have this itch to piece together a new wardrobe. The kind of wardrobe that contains investment pieces; classic items that are well-made and will last a long time forever. 

First on my list of investment pieces? A trench coat. Well, two actually: a gorgeous {and warm!} trench for winter, and a lighter trench for spring and fall. 

This is apparently quite the mission, and so far I am still on the prowl for just the right coat(s) to splurge on. For now, my clearance rack black trench coat will just have to do. 

What wardrobe item do you want to splurge on?