Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cozy knits

Gentle Fawn sweater tunic Vancouver fashion blogger
Fall's crisper days call for extra-cozy knits — and I don't mind one bit.

Don't get me wrong, I love summer, but I have never been one to mourn the loss of the sans-jacket weather.

Bring on the boots, sweaters, scarves and coats! Especially the coats.

In a soft, chunky knit and a sweet caramel colour, this tunic sweater checks all my must-have boxes for the season ... including a turtleneck, which is a style I've been wearing on repeat lately. 

And the boots? Just a little something I picked up during my trip to Montreal. Equal parts sleek and chic, I've been wearing them pretty much since they left the store.

Happy Wednesday and thank you for reading! 

Sweater: Left on Houston c/o | Pants: Le Chateau c/o | Boots: Le Chateau c/o | Bag: Mansur Gavriel | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Gentle Fawn sweater tunic Vancouver fashion blogger

Gentle Fawn sweater tunic Vancouver fashion blogger
Le Chateau over-the-knee Made in Italy boots

Mansur Gavriel bucket bag Vancouver fashion blogger

Le Chateau over-the-knee Made in Italy boots

Le Chateau over-the-knee Made in Italy boots Vancouver blogger

Monday, October 27, 2014

In-store fun: 5 must-have items at Le Château

Le Château flagship store at Le Carrefour Laval in Quebec.

I've always loved the idea of having a go-to store to stock up on clothing and accessories with each new season, and in the past few months, Le Château has become mine.

During a recent trip to Montreal, I had the chance to stop into (and shop, of course!) the Canadian company's flagship store at Le Carrefour Laval in Quebec.

The brightly lit and well-organized store is clean, easy to shop and absolutely packed with the best pieces the fashion company has to offer.

While shopping around the store, I couldn't help but make a list of the five must-have pieces that I discovered — which also happen to make up my shopping list for the coming season. :P

Happy shopping and thank you for reading!

 #1: Cool boots

Le Château ankle boots

2: Fun florals 

Le Château flower earrings
Le Château floral dress Covet and Acquire
Wearing a sequin-floral dress and Jessica Simpson snake-embossed heels! 
Le Château flower statement necklace

#3: Flirty feathers 

Le Château feather dress
Wearing a feathered dress as a skirt with a cropped knit sweater and Jessica Simpson snake-embossed heels!
Le Château feather dress

4: Animal instincts

Le Château spider bracelet

Le Château leopard clutch

#5: Cozy knits 

Le Château sweater sparkle

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pool playtime

If I had to pick just one thing that I love most about Las Vegas, it's the weather. I mean, 80+ degrees in October? Yes, please!

But as much as I love sitting poolside sipping piña coladas, I'm not immune to bouts of body consciousness — so I often look for a chic coverup that makes me look stylish without feeling fully exposed.

And this one from Pia Rossini does just that. 

It's flowy, fun and makes me feel totally fabulous! Now, who's ready for another round? :P

Check out more pics of my poolside shenanigans on Instagram.

Happy Friday and thank you for reading!

Coverup: Pia Rossini c/o Brunette Showroom | Bikini: Prabal Gurung for Target | Sandals: Bass | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Pia Rossini beach coverup Brunette Showroom Las Vegas


Pia Rossini beach coverup Brunette Showroom Las Vegas
Pia Rossini beach coverup Brunette Showroom Las Vegas

Pia Rossini beach coverup Brunette Showroom Las Vegas
Pia Rossini beach coverup Brunette Showroom Las Vegas

Pia Rossini beach coverup Brunette Showroom Las Vegas


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bench Canada #AdventureWithUs

Bench Canada #AdventureWithUs

Super-cool contests are one of my favourite aspects of this Internet-driven society of ours.

From a free T-shirt to a sweet vacay away — I'm always game to take a stab at a fun and free prize. 

That's why when the Bench Canada team approached me to help promote their new  #BenchAdventure and #AdventureWithUs contest, I happily agreed. 

Why not show some love for a brand that has been so supportive of me (thank you, Bench team!) — while also spreading the word about a fun social-media contest with an ultra-rad grand prize?

Getting in on the contest action by snapping a few photos seems like a total no-brainer to me.

Bench Canada #AdventureWithUs

The contest, which is going on now, is a photo-based challenge spanning Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that allows Bench Canada fans the opportunity to interpret challenges in various photo forms. (See the image above for dates and challenges!) 

And the prize? A trip for two to Whistler, B.C. #gimmegimme

Check out some of the submissions so far:

Happy snapping and good luck!

Post sponsored by Bench Canada