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SHOP IT: 50 Tempting Fall Buys

Photo via Teen Vogue on Instagram

Originally posted in The Fashion Scoop

It's no secret that a lot of us are jealous of the school-age set right now. I mean, their days are planned out, their lunches are made for them, and their laundry is neatly folded for them when they get home. Unfair. But perhaps most jealousy-inducing of all is the fact that they all get to go back to their respective schools sporting brand new wardrobes. At what other age does someone grab you by the shoulders each fall and say, "I'm sorry, honey, but we need to go shopping for you today. No, don't shake your head - we are going to buy you a brand new wardrobe for fall. And you're going to like it." Like I said, unfair. 

You know what I think? It's time to reclaim our shopping rights. And since the kids are finally back in class, it's time for us to finally hit the stores for ourselves. Time for us to update our bags, to pick out some beautiful new boots, and to take home some super cute accessories, just because we can. 

I've rounded up 50 super tempting fall buys, perfect for both in the classroom and out to get you all up-to-date for the new season. Oh, and by the way, you're going to like it.




SHOE LOVE: Converse Chuck Taylor x Missoni

If you read this blog regularly, you'll know that I'm more than a little sneaker obsessed. Given that I've worked out 2.5 times this calendar year, this might seem like an impractical choice. But here I go again, sucked in by perhaps the most tempting sneaker collab to date - and I would indeed date these shoes if I could.

The Fall '14 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni collection features Missoni’s designs on Converse’s iconic All Star silhouettes, allowing us to rock the brand's signature zig zag designs on our wannabe Italian piedi. You might recall that Missoni collaborated with Target awhile back and though I hightailed it to the closest border to pick up Missoni onesies for my newborn, I left completely empty-handed for myself. I will not make this mistake twice.

The collection will be available in Canada this coming Monday Sept 15th at Town Shoes, Little Burgundy, Gravity Pope, Browns Shoes, Hudson Bay and Livestock.

So, are you feeling this collection, too? I'd normally do the b&w but for some reason, I am just loving those purple hi-tops. Like I need purple hi-tops...

happy fri! 




photo via Real Life Runway on Instagram

Fall is here and while we all lament the fact that summer is done, I'm making my wardrobe the excuse to get excited for the new season. This outfit actually sold me on the idea of cold weather. Cable knit crewneck, tan trench, black skinnies, leopard sneakers and a perfect red crossbody - a perenially fail-proof fall combo.

Trench: Banana Republic | Textured Cable Fleece Sweater: RW&CO. | Skinnies: Theory | Leopard Sneakers: ALDO (similar) | Red Crossbody: Danier (similar

Okay, I'm ready for fall. Who's with me?


KICK IT: Your Fall '14 Shoe Report

Photo courtesy ALDO.

Originally posted in The LOOK

You can always count on shoes to make the transition from warm to cold so much easier to bear. Talk to any woman about parkas, mitts and hats and her eyes instantly glaze over. But mention an amazing pair of fall boots you found and suddenly, this whole fall thing doesn't look so bad after all.

There's been a seismic sartorial shift in the shoe world this year. While we'll probably always lust after Carrie Bradshaw's infamous closetful of heels (and there are loads of pretty heels in stores for fall - see below) it's the more low-key footwear that has every editor and blogger really psyched. From flat over-the-knee boots and chunky-heeled booties to the new wear-with-everything sneakers and boy-meets-girl flats, comfort is key for fall; luckily, the new comfortable is anything but boring. This season, look for holographic finishes, cool textures, edgy zippers and playful prints to take your shoe closet (or shoe section of your closet) to the next level. And always remember this mantra when out shopping - it's never (repeat, never) about 'needs' when it comes to shoes.

Happy shoe shopping! This fall's going to be extra fun...




Le Château Hits the Big Screen

Photos by Le Château

Originally posted in The CLOSET

It's not often that one can shop a film wardrobe without serious consequences to one's budget. I've tried - would not recommend it. But there's something about the magic of a movie that makes us want to get right into character, particularly when princesses, party dresses and killer heels are involved. 

When I heard that Canada's own Le Château had created the exclusive wardrobe collection for After the Ball, the upcoming fashion fairytale flick starring Chris Noth, Lauren Holly and Portia Doubleday, I was stoked. And once the gorgeous lookbook pics were finally released, it was proof that when you give your designers some creative license, magic happens. 

From cool cobalt blue, reminiscent of evil stepmoms and scheming stepsisters, to soft berries, pretty pinks and boy-meets-girl pieces perfect for any modern Cinderella, the entire collection is full of refreshingly affordable lust-haves that will undoubtedly impress any Le Château skeptic. A pink coat with gold buttons, a work-perfect windowpane check dress and a houndstooth bow-tie blouse layered up with a plaid mini and edgy blue chain-strap booties are at the top of my list, while any future royal ball invites will beg for some of the dreamy dresses in this collection. 

Let's face it: After the Ball might totally suck (see the synopsis here), but if only for the flick's stellar wardrobe, I'm already head-over-glass-heels in love.

The After the Ball collection has already started to arrive in stores, with the bulk of the pieces hitting early October. Sigh...our fashion dreams have finally come true...