Friday, 2 December 2016

OOTD - Finding The Perfect Pink Coat

As winter approaches I have become a huntress and my prey has been a pink wool coat.  I have seriously been scouring Toronto for the perfect pink coat for winter and while I have yet to find the perfect one, this blush beauty from Club Monaco comes very close. I absolutely love the colour; a dusty rose that is totally wearable and pairs beautifully with black tights (which is what I live in during the winter.) Although incredible light, this coat could be made winter appropriate with the right amount t of layering underneath.  I paired mine with my favourite faux fur stole and it was a match made in heaven.  My perfect, cold-weather pink coat is still out there but this one will do beautifully until the hunt is over.

Coat - Club Monaco, Stole - Forever 21 (old), Bag - Chanel
Boots - c/o Le Chateau

What do you guys think?  Is there one item of clothing that you've been on the hunt for? Have you seen the perfect pink winter jacket in stores? If so, let a sister know!

xo Joëlle

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Finding Inspiration For Blogging

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One of the biggest challenges that I find as a blogger is staying inspired. I feel as though I'm constantly searching for inspiration and finding it in everyday situations and places; however my biggest source of inspiration comes from the internet. I honestly spend hours perusing the web and finding inspiration in the form of images, articles and video - some may call it an addiction, but I find it necessary to stay creative.

The only problem with finding so much inspiration on the internet is having a way to sort it - this is where Wantfolio comes in.  I was turned on to Wantfolio by the app's creator Lesley and have not looked back since! I love how you can categorize and save images, articles and videos that you find on the web and originally that is the only way that I was using it - until I discovered the interest categories. Now I make scrolling through different interest categories a part of my everyday routine and adding different articles and images to my want boards. It's funny because even my Wantfolio feed is decidedly pink - it looks like old habits truly do die hard!

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Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with Wantfolio's editor Lesley Metcalfe over matcha lattes (her first one) to catch up and chat about my personal style, my morbid past-career and the meaning behind my blog's name. Head over to the Wantfolio Blog to read the interview and let me know what you think!

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What do you guys think?  Where do you find everyday inspiration? Have you downloaded Wantfolio yet? Let me know!

xo Joelle

Monday, 28 November 2016

OOTD - Pink Faux Fur

Do you ever wake up some days and just feel over-the-top? Maybe it's a piece of clothing that contributes to this feeling of excess, but on Sunday I woke up thinking "today is the day that I pull out the pink fur." One all-pink outfit, a pair of over-the-boots and one horrified husband later and I had satisfied by need to be a little extra.

Coat - c/o Chicwish, Skirt + Sweater - Topshop, Boots - c/o Le Chateau
Bag-  Chanel

This pink marshmallow coat for Chicwish is seriously something else.  I love how fun it is to wear, and how it completely inspired this over-the-top pink outfit. The jacket can also be paired with all-black to tone it down a bit.  With the weather getting colder and colder, I certainly expect to get a lot of wear from this fuzzy jacket.

I have the hardest time with over-the-knee boots. As a petite girl who has very muscular legs, it's hard to find a good fit.  These boots from Le Chateau are seriously perfect. The stretchy back makes sure that the boots fit perfectly, and I love that it's just a panel in the front that goes over-the-knee.


Sunday, 27 November 2016

The One Of A Kind Holiday Show 2016

Each year the holidays seems to creep up on us, and I don't know about you guys but I'm always at a loss as to what to gift my family and friends.  In an over-worked society where we've taken a [well-deserved] "I want it, I'm buying it" mentality for ourselves, it's so hard to find the perfect gift.  What do we get one another when we all seem to have it all? Enter the One of A Kind Show.  A bi-annual event in Toronto, the One of A Kind Show at the Encare Centre (Exhibition Place) brings together artisans from around the country who sell their handcrafted goods; from gorgeous fashions, accessories and jewelry, to home goods, delicious food and everything in between!

Full disclosure: My loved ones are extremely difficult to buy for. The older my family gets the more our holiday gift giving has become and exchange of highly specific gift lists, including links as to where to purchase said treasures. This year I want to change that, and really bring the sentimental factor back to gift-giving. What could be better than finding a one-of-a-kind treasure that conveys the message of "I saw this and thought of you."

As I browsed the aisles of the One of A Kind Show, I found myself getting lost in the amazing offerings that our talented Canadian artisans had to offer.  To put it bluntly, this is not your Grandma's craft show; with over 100 new exhibitors this season, the overall vibe was chic and modern. I was so excited to be able to find unique pieces for my loved ones, that I just knew that they would love but would never even imagine to buy for themselves.

..Although in true Joëlle fashion, I did end up leaving with more than a few gifts for myself.  Old habits die hard!

Here are a few of my favourites from the show:

Sparkly Bath Bombs from LOVEFRESH

Can't wait to try out these goodies from LOVEFRESH!
I also picked up a bath bomb, but literally threw it in the bath as soon as I got home from the show!

A parade of cuteness from Your Pal Al

I also styled a mannequin!

One of my favourite parts of the entire show was being able to style a mannequin using all pieces from Canadian designers, alongside some of my favourite bloggers!  Emily from Threads and Bloom, Lauren from This Renegade Love and I all styled our respective mannequins and the results were all so different, beautiful and totally in-line with our respective personal style.

I didn't have to think twice when deciding on these two gorgeous items from Willowmore, a Toronto designer who makes all of her pieces by hand!  The Sky Dress was love at first sight for me; I loved the light colours, soft pattern and texture and flattering silhouette. Topped with the dusty pink Audrey blouse, I could totally see myself happily wearing this in the summer! What do you guys think?

Whether you're looking for unique gifts, browsing for yourself or are just looking to support our incredibly talented Canadian artisans, The One of A Kind Show has something for you.  I am so proud to be apart of this incredible show, and fully intent to visit a few more times before it ends December 4th.

xo Joëlle


Friday, 25 November 2016

OOTD - Soft Grey Midi Skirt

If you guys have been following me on Instagram, you would notice that I have a serious love affair going with midi skirts - specifically this light great midi skirt from Aritzia!  I love this skirt so much that I literally have been wearing it to the ground, which you will see in a few event recap posts coming up where I'm wearing this exact same outfit for all of them.  Embarrassing.

Embarrassment aside, my love of pleated midi skirts have taken me well into the colder weather.  I certainly wouldn't reach for one of these skirts when I'm planning on walking around the city in the cold, but they're my first pick when I know that I'm going to be going from Uber to venue. Shown here paired with a giant blanket scarf, the pleated maxi skirt is the perfect way to add a touch of romance to the colder months.

Skirt - Aritzia, Camisole - c/o Dynamite, Scarf - Aritzia, Bag - c/o HiEleven

What do you guys think?  Do you share my love for the midi skirt in the colder months, or do you think that it's best left for summer?  Have you fallen in love with an outfit so much that you literally wear it every chance you get?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle
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