Monday, January 9, 2017

Winter Survival Guide: Cold Weather Boots for Every Occasion

I'm a tropical girl at heart, so winter is always a struggle for me. Every time the weather goes below zero, I dash inside whimpering "cold, cold...I'm freezing!" But as the saying goes - there's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. And having the right boots for winter makes a huge impact on my willingness to venture outside! Read below for the four cold weather boots that are helping me survive this season:

For Wading in the Snow:

Blogger Outfit Kamik Momentum Boots Pink Lace Up Sweater Leather Leggings
Hat: Ardene (similar) / Sweater: c/o Dresslily / Leggings: c/o JoeFreshBoots: c/o Kamik / Bag: Celine

The Boot: Momentum by Kamik (C$110)
Special Features:  Waterproof, temperature-rated up to -40C, thinsulate insulation, faux fur trim and a loop-lacing system
Why I Love It: These are the boots I bring out when I mean business - the thinsulate insulation keeps me so toasty and warm - perfect for when everything is covered in snow. One of the main reasons I picked this particular style is because they're VERY easy to slip on and off. They have stretchy laces and a toggle closure - so you can just step into them - no need to sit down and wrestle with your boots! Another important feature is how lightweight these boots are - who wants to clomp around in heavy or bulky snow boots? Lastly, I love the black-on-black faux fur trim - it makes these boots look very chic and luxe.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Getting Ready for the New Year

If you're wondering what to wear for New Year's Eve - this outfit from NA-KD is a fun option. I paired a slinky black jumpsuit with a cropped lace top - a look that works well for either dressy or casual events.

Coat: c/o NA-KD / Jumpsuit: c/o NA-KD / Top: c/o NA-KD / Shoes: Old Navy / Bag: Aldo (similar) / Earrings: Bauble Bar (similar)
And let's talk about this adorable pink faux fur jacket...I've been wanting a jacket like this ever since Kate Hudson's stylist dressed me in this outfit - so I was very excited to find this option on the NA-KD site. (Since I plan on wearing it as a shrug, I folded the button strip back and hemmed it to the lining.)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Where to Stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos

We love spending the New Years with friends and family...but it feels SOOO good to briefly escape the snow and head out on a beach holiday.

Dress: c/o Chicwish / Hat: Forever21 (similar) / Bag: H&M (similar) / Shoes: Vince Camuto (c/o Toronto Premium Outlets) similar / Earrings: H&M
We just got back from a memorable stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages & Spa. We enjoyed every moment of our trip...from the delicious food to the fun activities and gorgeous sights. There is SO much to share, so I'm dividing the info up over three posts. This post will detail where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos, my second post will cover our favourite meals and restaurants at the resort, and the third will feature our favourite activities.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Getting Cozy When it's Cold Outside

You know that type of cold that chills you so deeply that even your bones feel frozen? How do you warm yourself back up? Of course, it's important to prevent yourself from getting too cold in the first place - I always bundle up in warm clothes: cable knit sweaters, warm hats, fleece-lined leggings, high boots - the works!

Red Tartan Skirt Over the Knee Boots Blogger Outfit
Sweater: Old Navy (similar) / Skirt: c/o Joe Fresh / Boots:  c/o Nine West (Style AMY) / Hat: Target / Clutch: GAP (similar)

To thaw out, hot drinks and snug blankets are a good starting point...But I don't feel completely "unfrozen" until I've had a hot shower. I know a lot of people love baths in winter, but I prefer showers - there's no need to wait for the tub to fill up, and the hot water creates a mini-steam room around me. And to make the whole experience feel like a treat, I like to use a nourishing shower gel.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

How to Style a Rose Quartz Metallic Bomber Jacket

Outerwear trends change a LOT from year to year - from draped trench coats to brightly-coloured moto jackets - there's always something new to try. This season, it's all about the feminine bomber jacket - traditional jackets that have been transformed with jewel-toned fabrics and floral touches. My style is far from sporty, so I wasn't sure if the bomber jacket trend was right for me...and then I fell in love with this Rose Quartz Metallic Bomber Jacket at Jean Machine.

Rose Quartz Metallic Pink Bomber Jacket Distressed Jeans Glitter Clutch Blogger Outfit
Jacket: c/o Jean Machine / Jeans: c/o Jean Machine / Clutch / Shoes / Necklace (similar)

Jean Machine recently invited me to their store to style a head-to-toe winter look. In case you haven't shopped here before - it's basically like a Sephora for jeans. You let the sales associates know what look you're going for - and they'll bring you a variety of jeans across multiple brands to try. I was helped by a senior stylist - and she guessed my correct size just by looking at me (!)...which was perfect - because I always get confused by jean sizing - am I an S, a 25 or a size 4?

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