Wax on.

I did it. I bought wax (aka coated) jeans. I gotta admit – I’m in love. These are by Current/Elliott, are a beautiful, rich chocolate brown and very comfy. Perfect to carry me into fall. Coated jeans have a sheen like leather look without being leather. They add just a bit of interest to a basic pant. They’ve been around for a couple years now but this fall they are really hitting the fashion scene again. I haven’t always been a fan of Current/Elliott jeans as I have found their proportion between thigh fit and waist fit to be totally off. That seems to have been corrected with this cut. Paired here with a pale pink tunic blouse by Joie and some nude pumps. Fall fashion makes me so excited – especially when the magazine stands are full of fall issues so heavy you can hardly carry them. LOVE!

Brown coated jeans: Current/Elliott

Printed tunic blouse: Joie

Nude Pumps: Nine West

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Bits and Pieces.

Sometimes when I just don’t know what to wear, I look back at outfits I’ve worn or look to pictures online for inspiration. It’s amazing what different combos you can put together. Sometimes it’s as simple as taking this top with that bottom to mix up an outfit for a brand new look. All of the pieces here have been featured in past posts but they are paired together here here for a new mix of colour and pattern. I’ve also been layering accessories like necklaces and bracelets to change things up. Different combinations on a stacked wrist or a few necklaces paired together can make older pieces feel new again. Take a look through your closet and try to put things together you might not have considered before. I bet you’ll see your existing wardrobe in a whole new light.

Animal print tank: Joie

Black cardigan: J. Crew

Salmon pants: Madison Scotch

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Scarves.

My collection of scarves is something I’m actually proud of 🙂 Possibly an addiction, but throwing on a scarf can just change a whole look or tie a look together. Right now in Calgary, the mornings are chilly but the days are hot. It makes for tricky dressing decisions. Scarves fix that in an instant. A simple black tank and dark blue zipper jeans + a favourite new fall scarf (this one is arguably a blanket) and I was set for the day. My husband decided to take the top off the Jeep and wrapping this scarf around me on a cold summer morning felt just perfect. Peeling it off by mid-day and I transitioned into the heat. There are several ways to tie a scarf but it usually depends on the size. This one is so huge that I just throw it around my neck and keep tucking it in until I can see infront of me. No right or wrong. Here is a great link to a video on youtube.

Mosaic fall scarf: Wilfred

Navy blue denim with black zippers: Rag & Bone

Black tank: Rag & Bone

Thong sandals: Steve Madden

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Cottage Living.

Where did the summer go? With good intentions, I thought I would be able to blog on our cottage vacation, but lack of internet connection and a forgetful mind for taking photos of outfits… and poof, holidays are over and we’re back to real life. I did manage to have my husband grab a few shots of one classic summer wilderness ensemble. Cottage country (and summer in general) is all about comfort for day and coziness for night. I packed a lot of denim shorts, flanel tops, plain tanks and cozy scarves for cooler nights. Slip-on shoes for quick get-a-ways to the dock & boat and a couple bathing suits suitable for cannon balls into the lake. Here I threw on some boyfriend jean shorts, classic plaid top with rolled sleeves, my favourite Birkenstocks and a cozy scarf for night. Here’s to amazing sunny holidays and the last few weeks of summer!

Denim shorts: Seven

Plaid shirt: TNA

Waffle black scarf: TNA

Camel purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Sandals: Birkenstock

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Shades of Grey.

Grey is IN and it’s hitting the denim scene for fall. These J.Brand jeans are a great neutral and the perfect alternative to blue (and all it’s shades). There are various grey tones out there, but I love the classic medium wash of these ones in particular. True heather grey is often a difficult shade to find in any clothing. I saw these and knew they were the perfect pair for all of the outfits I was putting together in my mind. Paired here with some black accent pieces to keep a simple, neutral tone. Adding a cream bag as a pop of highlight ties it all together.

Off for holidays tomorrow – stay tuned in the coming days for ‘What I Packed’ while spending some RnR time in cottage country.

Grey jeans: J. Brand

Black tank: Rag & Bone

Black balzer: Talula

Black pumps: Nine West

Cream purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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