Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sweater Steals

Wearing: Jeans J Brand | Sweater Theory | Sneakers Vince | Sunglasses Ralph Lauren

Not going to lie, the mall post-Christmas is a pretty scary place. But if you are brave enough to venture in you are sure to find a good deal. Exhibit A: this theory cashmere sweater for, drum roll please, 50% off. Pretty hard to pass up a deal like that so I got two. I absolutely love the burgundy color of this one mixed with the charcoal gray. And as an added touch I threw on my pink tinted sunnies because I love the way they look with any shades of red or pink. Shop more sweaters on sale below:

Monday, December 29, 2014

Music Monday | Top 5 of 2014

5. Banks - Beggin for Thread

4. Cage the Elephant - Cigarette Daydreams

3. Vampire Weekend - Step

2. Manchester Orchestra - Top Notch (Acoustic)

1. Young the Giant - Mind Over Matter

Honorable Mentions: The Kooks - Bad Habit, Hozier - Take Me To Church, Magic Man - Paris, Bleachers - I Wanna Get Better, Knox Hamilton - Work it Out, Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?, Milky Chance- Stolen Dance

(Okay, so basically a top 12 list of 2014. I had to stop myself or it could have easily been a top 20.)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Yet Another Casual Friday

Wearing: Jeans J Brand | Tank Helmut Lang | Shirt Rails | Shoes Miu Miu

Ahh, all my finals are finally over and now I get to be super lazy for a bit. Well, at least until my winter session courses start (but those are online, so they can all be done while still wearing pajamas). But for now, I will be embracing laziness with super comfy and easy to wear pieces, such as a plaid shirt. This plaid shirt is not only super easy to wear, but it is also the comfiest shirt I own, and it can be worn in so many ways. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sale Season

Wearing: Jeans AG | Tank Aritzia | Sweater Maje, SimilarSimilar | Boots Miu Miu

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Yeah, there's the holidays and all that. But let's be real, the reason this time of year is so great, the sales. This year I decided to hold off on any major shoe shopping until December because these designer sales are just too good. Like these Miu Miu boots that I got for 30% off. And as the month goes on the sales will just get better and better. Of course the selection will shrink if you wait, but you could score a huge deal. But whether you buy now or wait a little bit longer it's definitely the best time to score a great pair of shoes (.. or a handbag, or some clothes, or accessories..)

P.S. How cute is Bella? She even got dressed up for the picture too!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Music Monday | Flashed Junk Mind

This week's Music Monday features Milky Chance, or my favorite German duo. (That would be out of the two german duos I'm currently aware of, the other being Digitalism.) Now, I'm sure by now you've all heard the song Stolen Dance. In fact, you've probably heard it one too many times by now. And while I'm not one to easily tire of songs I love, it is good to know that they are not simply a one hit wonder. So, enjoy.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Embellished Basics

Wearing: Jeans J Brand | Sweater Aritzia | Tank Aritzia | Boots Acne Studios

I love a good high neckline. So, obviously this sweater with a neckline that falls somewhere in between a crew neck and a turtleneck is the perfect addition to my wardrobe. And a little peek-a-boo lace hem adds a little embellishment to the everyday uniform of jeans and a sweater. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Gray Day

Wearing: Jeans J Brand | Sweater Aritzia | Shirt Splendid | Boots Acne Studios

I absolutely love this sleeveless sweater, but the challenge is, of course, wearing it when its freezing outside. So I went with the obvious solution, layering. And because color might as well not exist this fall (let's face it I don't think I've worn a color other than gray, black, or beige lately), I opted for a tone on tone look with a gray shirt layered underneath. I like the way it looks, and I especially like the high slits on either side that give an extra peek at the layered pieces. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Music Monday | Hypnotic


I fell in love with this song at first listen, which was about a week ago, and knew immediately I had to share it. It's too good to keep to myself. She has such a cool sound that's very different and unique. And not only that but every song she has out is just as good as this one. The only downside, she only has one EP out that consists of four songs. When searching youtube I was able to find two additional songs, but that is still not enough! But until new music is released, (which might be awhile since her EP just came out) I guess I'll just have to be satisfied with the six songs available. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday

Here are some Cyber Monday deals that are just too good to pass up:

All Saints | 20% all style at with promo code THANKS

Topshop | 30% off select styles
Shopbop | 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+, 25% off orders of $1,000+ with code GOBIG14
Barneys | Up to 40% off select styles

ASOS | 30% off everything using promo code ILOVEMONDAYS
Otte | 20% off everything

Plus check here for a huge list of Cyber Monday deals.

Music Monday | Long Way Down

Here's a song to provide the soundtrack to all your Cyber Monday shopping. And then once you've gotten all your shopping done I highly suggest typing Robert Delong into the youtube search bar. I went onto youtube with the sole intention of getting the embed code for the above video and now I've already listened to five of his songs. I'm not going to lie, some of it is a little too dance-y (making up words here) for my liking, but I do really love Long Way Down and Global Concepts, so check him out. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Music Monday | All This Could Be Yours

Here's a good song to get you through this short week. Cold War Kids is just a really awesome band. (See: Hang Me Up To Dry) But this particular song had me hooked from the first time I heard it. It has a sort of Jack White vibe to it that I really like. Which reminds me I should really feature a Jack White song one of these days. Too much good music, too little time. Enjoy.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Camel Basics

Wearing: Jeans J Brand | Sweater Aritzia | Boots Saint LaurentSimilar

I have been drawn to anything and everything camel this season. So when I saw this great basic sweater in camel (it photographed a little lighter than it actually is) I had to pick it up. It is the perfect everyday sweater that I just layered with a simple tee underneath it. And because one camel item per outfit isn't enough, I had to put on my camel colored boots as well.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Swap Out

Wearing: Pants Aritzia | Sweater Aritzia | Boots Acne Studios

It certainly is a rare occurrence to find me not wearing jeans. Like I actually wear jeans every single day, and have so many pairs its a little embarrassing. But it is nice to switch it up every now and again and when I found these awesome, casual-fit pants I knew it was time to swap out my jeans. And I always find it magical when pants actually are a normal length on me. It's usually because those pants would actually be cropped on someone of a normal height, but it's fine, I'll take it. Regardless, I can't wait to give my jeans a break more often. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bundled In Black

Wearing: Jeans J Brand | Sweater Aritzia | Boots Acne Studios

I don't think there is anything in the world comfier than this sweater. And when the weather man says the words "polar vortex" there really is nothing else I'd rather wear than the biggest, comfiest sweater I own. It is perfectly oversized without having it feel like I am drowning in fabric. The high neck is just right for tucking your hair into. Or leave your hair down and roll the neck like I did for another easy way to wear this sweater. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Music Monday | Shut Up and Dance


Here's a more upbeat song than usual for this Monday morning. Hopefully this song, and accompanying super colorful video, will wake you up and get your Monday off to a good start. And once you've given this song a listen be sure to check out the song Anna Sun, also by Walk the Moon.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Music Monday | Female Robbery


It's pretty rare that I like every single song I hear by an artist/band. It's even rarer that I love every song on the first listen. But The Neighbourhood has defied all odds and has managed to make an album where every single song could be a hit. And even though I first heard sweater weather over a year ago (followed by female robbery and afraid), for some weird reason it wasn't until this past weekend that I decided to give the rest of the album a listen. Which, was so stupid on my part, because like I said, it is so freaking good. And out of all the songs Female Robbery is still my favorite, which is why I decided to feature it this week. Enjoy, and definitely look up their other songs too!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Take Two

Wearing: Skirt Helmut Lang | Sweater Vince | Scarf Burberry | Boots Acne Studios

Take two, on both the skirt and the sweater. It's always a good idea to have multiple ways to wear the items in your closet.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Look | Knitwear

These women are definitely making the case for head-to-toe knitwear. I'm suddenly feeling like I don't have enough knits in my closet. You too? Shop some of my knitwear picks below: 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gray Area

Wearing: Jeans J Brand | Sweater Intermix | Boots Acne Studios

Oversized knits in a tone on tone ensemble? Count me in. I love the mixture of dark and light grays. It creates a cool tonal effect, but the sweater is light enough so that the outfit doesn't feel too dark. The ribbed detailing on the sweater also helps to add some texture to the outfit too. And anything knit and oversized has a reserved spot in my fall wardrobe, because when it's cold outside there is nothing better than a good, cozy sweater.