Tall Boots & Layers for Fall

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Outfit deets:
* Ashley B jacket (old) which you've seen with raw-hem denim and with a skirt and booties.
* Jacob thin-knit sweater from my Back-to-School Lookbook.
* Nitrogen pants (old) which are actually olive green and you've seen with a cognac leather jacket and a cozy sweater cape.
* Maxgreat boots (new!) from Marshalls.
* Accessories: Dynamite scarf (new!), Aldo bag, F21 necklace & Michael Kors sunnies (similar).

I'm the kind of shopper that when I see something I like, I will usually debate it by walking around the store for a while, ensuring I don't find anything I like more before rushing to the cash.  Also, while I love to shop and do shop often, I frequently leave empty handed.  That said, sometimes there are items that you see and it's like an instant click; you know it's coming home with you.

That can be said for these boots I recently picked up at Marshalls.  I was sub-conciously looking for a pair of tall, black, leather boots with a chunky heel that would be work-appropriate, but also comfortable enough to wear on weekends.  When I spotted these, I tried them on immediately and did a little happy dance when they fit knowing there was no question, they were coming home with me.  

I have since worn them multiple times, including to work, out shopping and running errands and have to say, despite being a pretty simple looking boot, they get tons of compliments.  I couldn't find a link online, but if you're in Ottawa, run to Marshalls at Trainyards and scoop yourself a pair.

Photos by Serena Rivard.

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Monday everyone!  I had quite a crappy weekend and it starts with the above photo.  I never mentioned it on here because I wanted to surprise you with a blog post like, 'Hello from Vegas!' as I was supposed to fly out on Saturday morning and meet Marco down there (he was traveling for work).  Sadly, some craziness went down health-wise causing me to cancel my flight three hours prior to my departure.

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What I Purchased in NYC

Friday, September 19, 2014

Today I'm sharing the very mini haul of items I purchased during our trip to New York City.  I love to shop while on vacation but my first priority for this trip was to spend time and money towards experiences versus tangible items (a first for me!).

That said, I couldn't come home complete empty handed, so here is a look at the few things I picked up...

Michael Kors sunglasses (from Century 21; similar).

Branch necklace (from Forever 21; similar)

Initial necklace (from H&M; similar)

Cross-body bag, perfect for traveling (from Forever 21; similar with real leather)

Anniversary Dinner at Hudson Clearwater in NYC

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

During our three-day (anniversary) trip to New York City, I knew Hudson Clearwater was a place I wanted to try.  Joanna raved about it on her blog years ago, and I kept it in my back pocket for the future which happened to be the weekend before last.

More photos after the jump...

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, September 15, 2014

 The weekend was pre-kicked off to a great start by meeting Sarah for lunch on Friday.  We met at Montana's and got the usual: Lunch trio (soup, half sandwich and salad).
I stayed at my parent's place on Friday night while they were out of town to look after Peanut.

I took advantage of being at their place to detail my car (sorry no video on this, someone requested it, but it was getting dark real quick and I didn't bring my camera since it was so impromptu).

More photos after the jump... 
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