Fashion and Accessories


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Fall is now upon us and that means it’s time for me to layer on up on my favourite pieces and to stock up on my favourite drinks.

I’m a huge fan of simple dresses in neutral colours because they’re easy to work with year round, and no one can ever go wrong with a little black dress. Currently, I’m in the market for a black, long sleeved, knee length dress that’s flattering for a petite pear shape. This hunt has proven to be a bit of a challenge, as all the black dresses that I’ve come across are either too short or have no sleeves. This Topshop piece that I’ve found is the closest that I’ve come to finding a dress that meets my requirements and is fitting for my body. I can see myself pairing it with a blanket scarf and a simple coat to jazzing it up with some statement jewelry and heeled booties.

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And speaking of scarves, they are definitely one of my favourite fall/winter accessories to work with. You can call me obsessed; I have more than a couple on my wishlist as we speak. Scarves are incredibly versatile, acting as a scarf, shawl, or even blanket. I love thick knitted scarves on bone-chilling days and blanket scarves on days where the weather can be rather unpredictable – I’m looking at you, current weather situation.

This earthy herringbone-houndstooth piece works beautifully with dark solid colours to add a bit of life back into an outfit without grabbing too much attention. A subtle print is easy to match with solids and with other patterns, making my life easier as I find it difficult to pair prints with prints. I plan on pairing this piece with my all black ensembles, something in which I wear very often.

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And for my fellow dry skinned friends, finding a moisturizing, yet non-sticky body lotion can be difficult, as well as a soap that doesn’t leave you feeling like a dried prune. I received the two Lush products (shown above) as a gift from where I volunteer and I’m excited to see if these products deliver.

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Fall is not complete without a hot drink of choice and some comfort food. I’ve always been a fan of black teas, particularly earl grey tea, and I finally decided to give David’s Tea a try. This little box of 12 satchets was $10, so it’s not exactly your cheapest option for tea, but I believe that it’s good to give different things a try every now and then. And of course when I got to the till I simply could not resist the tea infused chocolate bar they had.

Those are my favourites for fall, let me know what yours are in the comments below!

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Well well well, it’s that time of year again! There’s still 2 weeks before Christmas, so for all of you procrastinators, myself included, here are some gift ideas for your loved ones, and maybe even yourself! Excuse the completely generic post title.

A Barrel of Original Pink Classics – I’ve always loved the retro inspired packaging on Soap and Glory products and I recently got the chance to try out their Righteous Butter Body Lotion and I am hooked!  Not only do you get to sample four popular Soap and Glory products but it also comes in a cute barrel, perfect for storing other items you may have lying around the house.

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Fashion, Lifestyle

A Sandal Dilemma

Happy Saturday ladies and gents! I’ve written a post about my sandal dilemma and I would love to hear your thoughts. Click here to read.

In the past I’ve usually just worn flats and the odd flip flop here and there but this summer I’m in dire need of some actual sandals. However, I’m going to be doing a lot of walking in them and thus need a pair that will provide the comfort that I need. And that looks decent too.

What brands would you recommend? How were your experiences with this dilemma?

Fashion, Lifestyle

Summer Fashion Obsession: Snippet

I just wrote a post about my current summer fashion obsessions. Please click here if you’re interested. For me, summer is the season to experiment with different looks because for the rest of the year I’m pretty much always cold and bundled up. What are your favourite summer trends, leave me your thoughts!



Beauty and Fashion Posts

I’m hoping to occasionally post outfit/fashion posts as well as beauty posts and I’m planning on doing so on my other blog, amediocrityproject. This decision to keep the two blogs fairly separate from each other is because I want to blog about, well basically anything that interests me, and I feel that if I put all of the different posts together on one blog it would be a mess.

If this is something that interests you, please visit amediocrityproject for more content. Thank you!