Recent purchases

Recent purchases

Sorry I haven’t been posting more often, I’m trying to come up with new ideas for you guys! If you want me to write about anything specific, leave me a note in the comments below!

These are a few things I’ve picked up recently. So many things are on SUPER SALE, which I why I had to share it it you!

1- Joe Fresh Haul
OMG I love the sales at Joe at the end of each season. I’ve picked up so many great pieces at ridiculously low prices. I encourage you to check out your local store (or shop online, but beware, everything on clearance is final sale) and look through the sale racks, you’re sure to find some awesome stuff. I picked up the SOFTEST boyfriend plaid shirt (go one size up), the coziest turtleneck (I also sized up on this one) and the cutest après-ski shirt (should have sized up!). I also got a pair of black booties for $29, ridiculous.

2- Drugstore Haul
I am so happy that brands like L’Oreal and Maybelline are making products that can compete with high-end brands. I picked up a few essentials, including the new BB Cushion Foundation from L’Oreal, which, so far, is a great option when I don’t want or need full coverage. This NYX lip primer has been amazing at preventing my lipstick from bleeding (anyone else have this problem?) and I picked up a darker colour of my favourite concealer which I will use to contour!

 

3-Winners Finds
I have some fun trips planned to warmer destinations, so I was very happy to see that Winners is stocked with great swimwear right now (they also got big shipments of Nike golf clothes, if anyone is interested!). I picked up this great one-piece from BCBG for under $40. Is it just me or are one-pieces making a huge comeback? I’m not complaining!

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4- The perfect chambray shirt?
I’ve seen this top on so many people now and I NEED ONE IN MY LIFE. But I really want to find the perfect one, that’s the right length and super soft, and not too wrinkly….Is that too much to ask? These are my top 3 contenders right now, from Old Navy, J.Crew and Nordstrom.

Happy shopping!

Miss K

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Fall Shopping Wish List

Fall Shopping Wish List

After a few weeks to colder weather under my belt, I’m starting to realize what’s missing in my wardrobe. These are a few things I’m looking to purchase in the near future:

1- Ankle Boots
There used to be a time when I was always in heels. But then I turned 30 (a few years ago…) and I am all over flat or low-heeled footwear. But I still want to look fashionable, so I think these will be a great addition!

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2- Fur-trimmed wool coat
I just took my winter coats out of storage, and my wool coat has seen better days. It’s time to add a new one to the collection.

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3- Midi-length skirt
I have some winter appropriate cropped sweaters that I want to wear over the holidays, so I’m looking for the perfect black skirt to match them with. I don’t want anything too form-fitting, but nothing too flared either. This is proving to be my hardest item to find so far. But I’ve got some good leads!

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4- Driveway-shoveling boots
I don’t believe this is an actual term for footwear, but I just want a great pair of do-anything, but still keep my feet warm and look cute boots. Something to shovel snow and head to the cottage.

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5- Oxfords or Loafers
you can’t go anywhere these days without seeing a girl in this type of shoe. With good reason, they are super stylish, a nod to a different era, and the perfect holiday party shoe.

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What’s on your fall shopping list? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Shopping!

Miss K

My 10 Essential Items for Fall

My 10 Essential Items for Fall

I’ve talked before on how I’m streamlining my closet and investing in key pieces that I love. After a massive wardrobe cleanout, it was time to go shopping and pick up some goodies! Here is my list of 10 essentials items I think you should have for fall. I’ve also included my favourite pieces for each category, and nothing is over $100! Just click on the pictures for details.

Black Leggings
Let me be more specific here: A dressier pair of THICK, OPAQUE leggings, preferably in a ponte fabric, vs. cotton.

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White Tee
Again, not your basic cotton tee. A tee made with viscose will automatically look fancier and keep its shape. A round or boat neckline is a great option vs. the more casual v-neck look.

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Black or Dark Jeans
I have both dark blue and black jeans, because it’s what I wear most, and I recommend a nice slim leg pair with very little distressing.

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Chunky Turtleneck
Turtlenecks are huge this season and oh-so-cozy. A great option is the sleeveless tunic turtleneck, it’s great to layer under a jacket without all the bulk of the sleeves.

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“Leather” Jacket
A perfectly fitted leather jacket or blazer is a must for the fall, it literally goes with everything and add the perfect amount of edginess to any look.

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Black Booties
Tall boots are not for everyone, they can be quite bulky, so the low cut bootie is the perfect item for fall.  They look great with dresses,skirts, pants, pretty much anything in your closet.

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Nude Flats
I’m still looking for the perfect pair, but until we have snow, I think a nude flat is a great piece for fall, and works with all sorts of colours. They basically disappear so the focus can be on the rest of your outfit.

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Long Sweater/Cardigan
Again, nothing is more cozy than a long sweater, and they are just getting longer and longer this season, and I’m not complaining. You need extra length when you are wearing leggings, over dresses that might be a bit too short, and just to stay warm.

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Long-Sleeved Dress
Wether it’s a tight-fitting cotton midi or an incredibly flattering swing dress, this is the perfect piece to add to your closet. It can basically be dressed up or down for every occasion.

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Blanket Scarf
Get a head start on winter gear with this incredibly versatile piece. There are so many ways to wear this piece, including as a belted poncho, which I love.

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So there you have it, my top 10 fall essentials! Let me know in the comments below what items you can’t live without these days!

Happy shopping!

Miss K

Friday Favourites!

Friday Favourites!

It’s finally here, SWEATER WEATHER! Am I the only one who is insanely excited about this!? It’s also my 5-year wedding anniversary today, so I have some fun celebrations planned for this weekend with my wonderful husband.

Here is what I’m loving this week.

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1- I want to thank everyone for all their kind words on my TV appearance this week,I definitely didn’t expect that! If you missed it, you can watch it here. And check back next week, I’ll be telling you about all the fashion you saw on the show, including my outfit!

2- If you’re in the market for some gorgeous fall pieces, there are two pop-up sales going on in the city from the top consignment stores. Alfred & Co. has popped up in one of the city’s most beautiful stores, and Bayshore Shopping Centre is home to the other pop-up. Check them out!

3- my favourite dress now comes in a beautiful burgundy colour. I ordered it last night, can’t wait to wear it with brown booties and tons of gold jewelry.

4- I love that this store is hosting Fashion Week in Ottawa! I plan on checking out some of the shows.

5- Just heard about this amazing fundraiser taking place at one of the city’s top restaurants!

Happy weekend!

Miss K