PERFECT FALL OUTFIT

MASTERING LIGHT LAYERING FOR WARM FALL DAYS

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Okay I know it is Thursday, but I have been a day off all week and today is Wednesday for me…I will be pleasantly surprised when Friday rolls around.

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It is crisp but not cold enough that I need to bundle up, which makes dressing for absolute fashion and not function. But as you can see by my hair, a tad bit windy!

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I layered this beautiful silk sheer blouse that is from the Olivia Palermo Collection from Banana Republic (I also bought this stunning sweater).

I paired the blouse with a dark wash flare jean and leather vest, I think my next post will be on vests and how flattering and versatile they are and I want you all to add at least one to your wardrobe.

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Style Tip: Have fun with fashion this time of year, thin light layers are the key. You can extend your summer wardrobe by throwing a leather moto jacket over a sleeveless maxi dress or wearing a tissue thin turtleneck under a sleeveless dress. Just be careful of the fabric…no cotton or linen sundresses please!

Happy Wednesday ūüôā
Your friend in fashion…amy.

 

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FABULOUS FALL BOOTS

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR…

Boot weather has finally arrived and the possibilities are endless! I am going to talk about a variety of my favourite styles and my dream boots, some trendy, some classic and how to wear them.

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Peep Toe Booties
These are the best for transitional dressing, show your pretty toes for as long as you can! If you are feeling brave wear them with fun patterned tights all year long.

 

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Over the Knee (OTK) Boots
These have been my go to boots for years, mostly because I am not fond of my legs. Being vertically challenged I like to wear heels but every girl needs a walk for miles boot. For me it has always been the Stuart Weitzman 5050 boot.

 

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Fun Statement Boots
These boots are outfit makers, I plan my entire outfit around these boots. Guaranteed to put a pep in your step.

 

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Here are some of my fav boots, the brocade booties are my newest addition (they will be so cute with a dress, leggings or cropped jeans).

Some links to check out…
Stuart Weitzman Boot
Marc Fisher Grazi2 Bootie
Chloe Susanna Bootie
Marc Fisher Chelsea Bootie
Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boot
Nine West Loafer Booties
Aldo OTK Suede Boots

Happy Boot Shopping!
Your friend in fashion…amy.

CASUAL WEEKEND WEAR

ONE OF MY MOST COMMON REQUESTS…

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Well Autumn has arrived…or is it Summer??? Temps here have been insanely hot, warmer than any day during the summer. I actually got to wear my romper this week…yipee. Here is a quick pic of it, it has an adorable monkey print and it was a huge score from the Winner’s clearance section.

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One of the most common questions I receive from my clients is, ‘What do I wear on the weekends?’ This is one of my specialities and I love showing my clients how to be totally comfy and still look chic.

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Here is an outfit I wore to our Fall Fair…it is just a sweatshirt, my fav jeans (last worn here) and sneakers (last worn here). But the polka dot collared shirt and statement earrings add interest and flair.

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Style Tip: Mix your casual pieces with some dressier pieces to create a unique modern look. Try wearing a statement earring or necklace with a basic tee and jean combo…throw on a patterned shoe and you will be chic and comfy wherever your weekend takes you.

I hope you will experiment this weekend!
Your friend in fashion…amy.

MORE TRANSITIONAL DRESSING

MY NEW OBSESSION WITH BODYSUITS…HEAR ME OUT.

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This time of year we all struggle a bit with what to wear, the forecast says a warm afternoon but it is downright chilly when we are leaving in the mornings.

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Style Tip: The key to transitional dressing is you guessed it layering. Choose a thin base layer and add a blazer, cardigan, scarf or all three depending on how cold your day starts…then peel them off one by one as need be.

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Clearly I have something to say, I am probably professing my new fashion obsession…bodysuits! I have been wanting them to come around for years!

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Bodysuits are perfect for a streamlined silhouette…no tucking, bunching or underwear required. I have a few now and find myself constantly adding them in my rotation.

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Here are a few links, give one a try and let me know if you love them as much as I do.
Ballet Back Bodysuit (this is the one I am wearing), Ballet Back Striped Bodysuit, Sleeveless Bodysuit (picture this under a pencil skirt), Floral Off Shoulder Bodysuit, Ponte Scoop Back Bodysuit (the perfect underpinning), Button Down Bodysuit (no tucking required).

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Peep toe booties are the perfect transitional item, these are old from Banana Republic…other amazing styles here, here and here.

Have a great Wednesday Fashionistas!
Your friend in fashion…amy.

 

Fall Dresses under $200

The weather here in Southern Ontario has been downright chilly…we didn’t have much of a summer at all (I only got to wear my cute new romper once). As my son would say ‘If you can’t beat ’em join ’em’, that boy just cracks me up.

Below are links to beautiful Fall dresses for under $200, so many options at such an affordable price point. I selected a variety embracing all of the current trends….bell sleeves, prairie florals and the colour red, oh my! Many of them also transition perfectly from day to night, enjoy!

Banana Republic Bell Sleeve Dress  $170

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Aritzia Pleated Midi Dress  $175

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Gap Printed Maxi Dress  $100

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Free People Sweater Dress  $148

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Tahari Bell Sleeve Shift Dress  $189

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California Moonrise Burnout Floral Dress  $75

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Ann Taylor Orchid Tie Front Dress  $180

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Le Chateau Lace & Chiffon Dress  $150

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Club Monaco Turtleneck Knit Dress  $198

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Wishing you a wonderful day.
Your friend in fashion…amy.

 

HOW TO DRESS FOR COOLER TEMPS

COOLER WEATHER ALREADY…sigh

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I ¬†realize it’s Friday, but somehow this post missed going out…this week seemed long enough already! These kids are getting bored and restless and this mom is starting to lose her s*%t! I love them more than anything in this world but we all need our routine back.

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This week it has been on the cool side, down right chilly in the mornings! I still haven’t got to wear all of my rompers yet…hopefully a few hot days will be peppered in September.

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Perfect weather to pull out my fav leather moto vest (last worn here), I slipped it on over a classic white tee (these are my all time fav’s)¬†and distressed cropped jeans.

Style Tip: Layering is the key to drastic temperature change throughout the day. Start with a tee or tank and layer a thin bomber jacket or blazer or try the vest as a modern take, a vest looks great layered over a long sleeve tee or blouse.

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I just purchased these kicks from the Coach x Keith Haring collaboration. They are so cool and comfy and I see myself wearing them all the time to amp up a classic dress, skirt or jeans.

To all my fellow moms out there…one more week!

We can get through, right?
Your friend in fashion…amy.

SPLURGE VS STEAL

DISTRESSED DENIM & LEATHER JACKET EDITION

When I was scrolling through my feed I realized it has been forever since I did a SvsS post (this is the last¬†one)…what took me so long? These are one of my favourite challenges, granted I am still an advocate of buying the best quality pieces your budget allows but we all need those trendy pieces to fill in the gaps.

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SPLURGE TOTAL $19,091
1. Gucci  $4,200
2. Versace  $11,300
3. Iro  $1,500
4. Self Portrait  $771
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim  $885
6. Grlfrnd  $435

STEAL TOTAL $398
1. Aldo  $65
2. Baublebar  $35
3. H&M  $80
4. Topshop  $54
5. Aldo  $110
6. Gap  $54

We are off this week for some holidays, looking forward to some much needed family time.

Have a great week!
Your friend in fashion..amy.