Accessory Style

With my wardrobe being quite limited these days, I’ve been playing with my accessories to create different looks with just a few basic pieces.  This inspiration board shows just four ways to group accessories together to create a specific look.  Pretty much all my looks are on the casual side these days.  Fall is my favourite season for casual looks.  A simple jeans and tee outfit can be amped up with the right scarf, hat, and boots.  Casual weekends need only a cute coffee tumbler and cap to cover your messy locks.  My favourite accessory that is popping up this season are the adorable pom pom keychains.  I don’t have one (yet), but I am obsessed!  So if you feel like you have nothing to wear, look no further than your lovely collection of accessories.


I’m not really sure on where I stand on Valentine’s Day.  Is it ok to love and loathe a holiday all at the same time?

That V-Day usually only celebrates romantic love when all love should be celebrated.
So much pink. I like a pop here and there but there but I don’t want to decorate my whole house in it or wear it head to toe.
The pressure to have an uber romantic and over complicated date.  I love a good date night, but simple means more to me.
I’m really not good at the mushy love stuff. My husband and I see eye to eye on this.

Planning little things to celebrate my loves. My sweet girl included, of course!
Any excuse to have fresh pretty flowers in the house…I do this anyway though.
Candy and chocolate!!!!!!
Drinking bubbly in sweat pants!

If you do have a date night planned and want to create a pretty outfit without being overly girly, take a style cue from Paris Street Style.  Word on the fashion street is that berets on making a come back.  {So glad I kept mine and didn’t get rid of them in my great closet purge.}  This classic camel coloured beret with a real classic outfit….I’m thinking jeans and a white button up shirt…along with a fab scarf makes a perfect, effortless look.  An outfit like this can take you from a dinner out, to coffee, to a fabulous Galentine’s Day celebration.  Simply match your shoe, jewelry, and makeup style to coordinate with your plans.


November Vibes
 Wow! How is it November already?  Time flies when you’re launching a new business, dealing with the terrible twos, and working for your other two businesses.  My current style mood is…comfort with a bit of chic thrown in.  It’s so much chillier out {which I secretly love} and with life being hectic with some chaos thrown in, I will not sacrifice comfort at all.  My quick 2 minute make up routine is in full effect, and my black jeans and leather leggings have been on repeat.  I guess I would call my look “Busy Mom on the Go (hate that term, but I said it) meets Too Cool For School (or what is really, too tired to care. Haha!) Great basics like a fab tee and a classic parka can really make your everyday that much simpler.  To kick your everyday up a notch try adding in some faux fur, a pretty bobble or two, and a fab handbag!  This Mansur Gavriel bag my hubby got me last year adds a bit of love to any outfit and makes me so happy!
So bring it on November!  I got this.


blouse: Old Navy
cardi: c/o Plenty
pants: Banana Republic
shoes: Miz Mooz c/o Shoes on Fourth
necklace: Aldo Accessories
tote: c/o Chapters/Indigo
glasses: c/o Firmoo
photos by Alicia

 Some days a shower and real clothes are far beyond my reach.  Moms, you know what I’m talking about.  For me, yesterday was one of those days.  We’re back from an awesome family holiday {I’ll share more on our vacay in an upcoming post.} and all of a sudden I’m launched back into real life.  Loads of work, piles of laundry, and a toddler with a schedule all out of whack.  And by this, I of course mean we had a one hour melt down of screaming and crying while we tried to go down for a nap.  Eventually, I conceded, brought her down to the living room where she passed out on the floor 20 minutes into Ratatouille.  During her nap, I had a meeting with Alicia and managed to get a bunch of client work done.
*** Can we just pause and talk about how incredible sweet Alicia is. I was in full stressful mommy mode and she let herself in (naturally with the keys I accidentally left in our front door), put on a pot of coffee, did my dishes I had in the sink, and had a smile on her face when I came downstairs. This definitely prevented me from loosing it. It’s those little things that mean so much. ***

Some days, however, I manage to have a quick shower and put on some real grown up clothes.  Lately, I’ve been opting for comfort and function.  These Banana Republic pants have been on repeat.  They are ridiculously comfortable!  This easy, albeit wrinkly, blouse from Old Navy in this gorgeous maroon colour is an easy piece for me to feel a bit more dressed up in.  I tend to do the cardi thing more than blazers.  Again, more comfortable and usually easier to wash.  To complete my look?  A top knot of course!

So Mommas, hang in there and find yourself  a couple of easy to wear uniforms for days when we can do more than yoga pants.


sweater: Sandwich from The Urban Rack
dress: Sandwich from The Urban Rack
scarf: V. Fraas from The Urban Rack
hat: H&M
bag: Matt & Natt from The Urban Rack
boots: Old Navy (last year)
ring: Aldo Accessories
lip colour: Lise Watier

The Stimuli Magazine Fall issue is out today!  Pop over to read my fashion feature and how you can get this look.  One of my favourite sections is “My Latest Obsessions” section by editor Maryanne .  She always has fun things to share.  Also, check out my list of 5 items to update your wardrobe this Fall in my latest fashion blog post for Stimuli.  Find it here.

Happy reading!

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