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Work Wear | Ruffle Sleeves & Chanel

Happy Wednesday! The ruffle sleeves on this shirt are seriously a mid-week pick me up. I can't help but smile whenever I wear this shirt - not only because the ruffled sleeves are so fun, but also because it is so soft and comfortable! I wanted to share this outfit today because I think it is a great mid-week outfit when you are just wanting to be comfortable but still look polished. 

I paired the tiered ruffle sleeve shirt with my favorite skinny dress pants and a pair of comfortable suede ankle boots. I love the cut out detailing on this boots and the grey shade, so I have to wear them as much as possible before the Vancouver rainy season starts! (Vancouver weather and suede footwear do not mix).

The real standout of this fall wear to work outfit though is, of course, this gorgeous Chanel bag. I love the classic timeless feel of a quilted white Chanel. It's a great summer bag (of course) but I love styling it with all black in the winter, really letting the focus be the bag itself. 

This particular Chanel bag is from Modaselle - a consignment luxury handbag store in Vancouver. If you are local - go check it out! If you are not a Vancouverite, you can still get your hands through consignment (let's be real, the full price is insane!) through The Real Real. I have included it in the link below. The bag is selling for just under 50% of it's retail value, and it looks barely used!

Designer handbags are definitely a weakness of mine - but I hate paying full price and am always scouring stores like Modaselle and The Real Real for great deals. Do you have any other great places to get designer bags for a deal? Let me know in the comments below if you do. I'd also love to hear what your dream designer bags are! Mine are the Prada saffiano large leather tote and the Celine luggage tote.)

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linking up with: oh hey girl // trendy wednesday 

Shopping | On Trend Pants

I have been wanting to update my work wardrobe with more on-trend items this fall. You all know that I am a huge proponent for classic wear to work pieces (check out my work wear staples if you haven't already) but I do like adding trendy seasonal pieces from time to time.

Post-New York Fashion Week I have been leaning towards more unique pants; as they were everywhere in both the runway shows and in the street style looks I spotted and loved. So, today I wanted to bring you a round up of my favorite "on-trend" pants.

The 5 categories that are trending right now that I love are; culottes, wide-leg pants, stripes, embellishments & front-slit pants. I have linked up a bunch of my favorites (at a number of different price points) below. I'd love to hear what your favorite trend is and which trends you'll be trying out this fall/winter.

1) Culottes:

2) Wide Leg Trousers:

 3) Stripes:

4. Embellishments:

5. Front Slit Pants:

linking up with: on trend tuesdays // trend spin //

Weekend Wear | How to Style a Blanket Scarf

I have re-created this outfit every fall for the past 2 years - it never goes out of style! By now you are likely (well) aware of how to tie / style a blanket scarf. When blanket scarves became popular two years ago it seems that fashionistas everywhere had tutorials on how to tie them. While I am still a huge fan of the 'traditional' way of wearing them (I wear this plaid one all the time with a long sleeve striped shirt), styling a blanket scarf over a dress like I have done here is a more creative way to wear a blanket scarf.

To get this look I simply unfold the blanket scarf to it's full size, wrap it around my shoulders, and then tie a belt around the whole thing (so that you still have some shape!) Pair it with boots and you've got a fall ready look that is cozy, comfortable and right-on trend. I have a soft spot for dresses, so wearing a blanket scarf with a dress is an easy way to transition my dresses into the cooler fall weather.

This plaid blanket scarf is definitely my most frequently worn scarf, but I have a number of others that I will also style this way. My second favorite is probably my green and navy plaid over a black long sleeve dress. In case you want some more ways to recreate this look, below I've included two widgets: one for my favorite blanket scarves, and one for comfortable long sleeve dresses that would be great to wear with blanket scarves. Happy shopping!

Ps. It is finally fall here in Vancouver! I got my first pumpkin spice latte over the weekend (so good), I baked an apple pie, and I went to a pumpkin patch! It was the perfect fall weekend and now I am ready to hit the ground running for the work week ahead. I hope you all had a great weekend as well! (Oh, and if you have any great pumpkin recipes, PLEASE share them with me since I now have so much pumpkin I need to use!!)

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