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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Over The Knee Boots // OOTD

OOTD at Gatineau Park in Boohoo dress and over the knee boots

I've been having a real moment with BooHoo lately, and these black OTK boots and pink cold-shoulder dress are my latest finds. I'm especially excited, since I've been able to wear them well into November thanks to this crazy-mild weather. Just throw on a coat like this old favourite from a past Zara season, and I'm good to go! A pair of sheer tights would also help transition this look into winter and keep dress season open for a little while longer. 


OOTD at Gatineau Park in Boohoo dress and over the knee boots
OOTD at Gatineau Park in Boohoo dress and over the knee boots

It may also seem as though my navy Gucci Disco bag is all I own and wear, which is pretty much half true. Clearly I own more than this bag, but lately it is indeed all I wear. The navy is so versatile, but different enough to keep it from being boring. The size is also perfect. I don't think the navy is available right now, but if it ever becomes available again, I highly, highly recommend it, especially if you tend to wear mostly neutrals and black. 

This is also my first cold-shoulder piece... I had sworn this wasn't the trend for me, but then I saw the dress on the model on the BooHoo site and I was sold. I think the long sleeves and ribbed knit fabric are key for me. It's so comfy and casual, while still being cute and fashionable. 


OOTD at Gatineau Park in Boohoo dress and over the knee boots
OOTD at Gatineau Park in Boohoo dress and over the knee boots
OOTD at Gatineau Park in Boohoo dress and over the knee boots

In other news, I've since had my roots done with some babylights, in case the dark stripe of regrowth was filling you with as much irrational annoyance as it was for me... I'm still loving my blonde but want to give a balayage/highlight root a try. I've also gone a bit shorter in terms of length, but have also gotten a new set of Foxylocks extensions for when I'm missing my mane. Clip in extensions really are an amazing invention. 

xo Chloë

Thanks so much to Natalie Ast for the photos!
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Club Monaco F/W16 // FASHION

Club Monaco Rideau Centre Fall Winter 2016 collection

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to a preview tour of Club Monaco's fall and winter collection for 2016. You all know Club Monaco is 100% my jam, so I was so excited to learn more about the inspiration behind the pieces in the collection. 

Texture and details are key for the season: velvet, ruffles, lacey details, faux-fur, and tapestry-inspired floral prints, while still keeping silhouettes streamlined and modern. Mixing and matching textures and fabrics was also a big theme, and I think it totally works! I'm also loving the winter whites and blush/pinks - super unexpected, but so fresh!


Club Monaco Rideau Centre Fall Winter 2016 collection
Club Monaco Rideau Centre Fall Winter 2016 collectionClub Monaco Rideau Centre Fall Winter 2016 collection marie turnor

I also love how Club Monaco curates a small collection of third-party accessories and shoes (and more recently denim!). It's a great way for people to discover new designers and brands that are in the same vein as the Club Monaco aesthetic. This glittery gold lunchbag-inspired clutch from Marie Turnor is giving me so much life right now - I think it would be gorgeous with a simple LBD for a holiday party! 

They're also hitting it out of the park in the coat department this season. There's a gorgeous variety of wool coats in classic hues like camel and grey, as well as a pop of feminine pink. I'm trying hard to incorporate more pink and blush into my wardrobe this winter, so the styling on these mannequins are a huge source of inspiration. 


Club Monaco Rideau Centre Fall Winter 2016 collection
Club Monaco Rideau Centre Fall Winter 2016 collection
Club Monaco Rideau Centre Fall Winter 2016 collection
Club Monaco Rideau Centre Fall Winter 2016 collection
Club Monaco Rideau Centre Fall Winter 2016 collection
Club Monaco Rideau Centre Fall Winter 2016 collection
Club Monaco Rideau Centre Fall Winter 2016 collection

Club Monaco certainly is more of an "investment piece" store for me, so I'll have to whittle my wishlist down quite considerably before I head back to do some shopping! I have my eye on a pair of high waisted blush trousers, as well as some buttery leather gloves. I'm also a huge fan of their sweaters (so cozy!), and their impressive sale section (of course). 

Are you feeling Club Monaco's aesthetic this season? I think it's one of their best yet!

xo Chloë
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Blush Blush Baby // OOTD

Who would have thought I would be wearing sleeveless dresses in November? And not a hint of black? Who am I? And what have I done with the real Chloë?! (real talk: I've been blonde for over a year now. I should not be this shocked to be wearing paler colours.)


OOTD blush knit dress and blush boots with Gucci disco bag

I met up with Natalie from Nataliastyle this week for a quick shoot before a media preview tour at Club Monaco (post coming up!) and we spent some time loitering on the roof of the Rideau Centre. We also ended up using my mirrorless Lumix camera with my new lens, since Natalie forgot her battery at home... I'm still playing around with the settings, but I think these shots turned out pretty well for an emergency backup!

OOTD blush knit dress and blush boots with Gucci disco bag
OOTD blush knit dress and blush boots with Gucci disco bag
OOTD blush knit dress and blush boots with Gucci disco bag

Aside from my trusty navy Gucci Disco Bag, these are new pieces. I had a Nordstrom Note to use up before it expired, so I bought this adorable knit midi dress by the brand Wayf for $50 - such a great purchase. This is an xs, and I love that it's not super bodycon. I'm also loving the way the blush colour looks against my skin and hair, and how surprisingly well it pairs with my new L'Intervalle boots. This shoe store is getting dangerous, guys and gals. I can't find this exact pair online, but they have lots of similar styles

OOTD blush knit dress and blush boots with Gucci disco bag
OOTD blush knit dress and blush boots with Gucci disco bag
OOTD blush knit dress and blush boots with Gucci disco bag
OOTD blush knit dress and blush boots with Gucci disco bag

Hope you're all adjusting to the chillier weather! Except for when it decides to be 15C in November, of course. I think I could adjust to that just fine! 

Also you may have noticed a new blog theme - you like?

xo Chloe

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